Prelude To A Kiss - LA EPA (11.29.23) | Playbill

Prelude To A Kiss - LA EPA (11.29.23)

CATEGORY: Performer

South Coast Repertory
Costa Mesa, CA

Job Details



LORT Non-Rep
$1058 weekly minimum (LORT B)

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (P)
Lunch 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Actors' Equity Association - Los Angeles
5636 Tujunga Ave
North Hollywood, CA 91601

David Ivers, Director and Artistic Director
Craig Lucas, Book
Dan Mesee, Composer
Sean Hartley, Lyricist
Wylie DeWeese, Musical Director
Joanne DeNaut CSA – Casting Director

Expected to attend:
David Ivers, Director
Kim Martin-Cotten, Associate Artistic Director

First Rehearsal: 2/27/2024
First Performance: 4/5/2024
Opening: 4/12/2024
Closing: 5/4/2024

First Rehearsal – 8/20/2024
First Performance – 9/10/23
Opening – 9/13/2024
Closing – 10/20/2024

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for roles in the World Premiere of PRELUDE TO A KISS (See breakdown).

A co-production with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

Some roles will be understudied.

Please prepare a 2-3 minute contemporary monologue and be prepared to sing 16-32 bars from a musical. An accompanist will be provided. Also, please bring your headshot and resume stapled together.



PETER - Male 20s-30s A smart, loving but complicated everyman. An off-beat romantic, falls in love with Rita and wants to build a life with her, but his clear path forward is quickly thrown off course. Vocal: Strong pop tenor or bari-tenor with a bit of grit and strong falsetto.

TAYLOR – Male, 30s. Peter’s best friend who introduces the couple. A big hearted ‘bro’ with a great sense of humor. Vocal: Pop tenor to an A.

ANGIE – Female or Non-Binary 30s-40s. Rita’s best friend and co-worker. A tough, funny, lesbian bartender who is always there when you need her with a joke or good advice. Vocal: Pop mezzo/belter with an edge.

RITA’s MOM - Female, 50s-60s. Funny, smart, and spunky. A neurosurgeon with both heart and intellect. Sweet and caring but not easily fooled. Vocal: Mezzo/Soprano.

LEAH – Female, 40s-early 50s. Julius’ daughter. Salt of the earth and sensitive. Cares deeply for her father and is concerned for his advancing age and health. Vocal: Strong belter in the mezzo/alto range with a strong contemporary mix.

ENSEMBLE (3) - Any gender expressions. Late 20s-40s. Strong singers who are also versatile actors to play a variety of speaking and singing roles. i.e. wedding officiant, waiters, party guests, etc. Vocal: Strong contemporary musical theatre, pop voices who can blend and sing harmonies.

[RITA] Female, 20s - 30s. A funny and charming, but cynical woman. Her innate warmth softens the corners of her dry, blunt sense of humor. She loves Peter, but is unsure of her place in life. When she is embodied by Julius, she comes vivacious, spry and invigorated by life. Vocal: Folky pop voice, with belt.

[RITA’S DAD] {CAST} Male, 50s-60s. An affable, warm, and funny man who loves his family but can quickly toughen up to protect them. A dentist who likes to chat. Ability to play the banjo a plus (please note in submission). Vocal: Baritone/Baritone.

[JULIUS] Male, 70s, An elderly man who wanders into the wedding and upon contact with the bride is embodied by Rita who becomes trapped in his older body as she waits for Peter to “recognize” her. Vocal: Baritone G2 - F4


LORT Non-Rep $1058 weekly minimum (LORT B)




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