The Root Beer Bandits – Burbank EPA
Garry Marshall Theatre
Call Type: EPA
Minimum – $13/rehearsal hour, $81/each performance
Artistic Director & Director: Joseph Leo Bwarie
Artistic Director: Dimitri Toscas
Composer: Rachael Lawrence
Co-Book Writer: Lori Marshall
Casting Director: Elizabeth Ayoob
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.
Seeking actors over the age of 18 for roles and understudies. All ethnicities and genders encouraged to audition. Local hires preferred. See breakdown.
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Opening: Friday, April 5, 2019
Closing: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Performance Dates (4 weekends ONLY)*:
Thursday, April 4 – 7pm (Preview)
Friday, April 5 – 7pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, April 6 – 2pm
Saturday, April 6 – 7pm
Sunday, April 7 – 1pm
Friday, April 12 – 7pm
Saturday, April 13 – 2pm
Saturday, April 13 – 7pm
Sunday, April 14 – 1pm
Friday, April 19 – 7pm
Saturday, April 20 – 2pm
Saturday, April 20 – 7pm
Sunday, April 21 – 1pm (Easter)
Friday, April 26 – 7pm
Saturday, April 27 – 2pm
Saturday, April 27 – 7pm
Sunday, April 28 – 1pm
*additional performances may be added before the production opens.
THE ROOT BEER BANDITS: A ROOTIN’ TOOTIN; WILD WEST MUSICALE is an old-fashioned slapstick musical comedy full of original songs and colorful dances. Set against the shimmering wild west, way back in 1860 in a little township calls Sarsparilla City. This vaudevillian style musical centers around a young female Pony Express rider who finds herself smack dab in the middle of a sticky situation when two outlaws sneak into town and cause a whole mess-a trouble. There’s a sheriff, a chase, a ho-down, and a sing-off at high noon.
Comic timing and understanding of all styles of comedy is key for all roles.
POLLYANNA PEPPERCORN: FEMALE (20s to 30s) our heroine is a girl in cowboy’s clothes. She is REAL. She is not fancy or frilly. She is sweet and kind. She rides for the Pony Express, but aims to be a songwriter. She connects and interacts with the audience. VOCAL RANGE: Alto. Strong singer and dancer. Guitar or banjo a plus, but not required.
SHERIFF BAILEY: MALE (30s to 40s) All-American good guy. A charming, handsome hero type. A true baritone with a kind, strong speaking voice. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone. Some dance ability. Guitar or banjo a plus, but not required.
SALLY SUE TUCKER: FEMALE (20s to 30s) an elegant, wild west belle who loves just about everything, especially fashion as she owns the only dress shop in town. VOCAL RANGE: Alto/Soprano. Strong singer and dancer.
COPPER PENNY: FEMALE (20s to 40s) A little Calamity Jane, a little Lucille Ball. An outlaw quick wit and sarcastic humor. VOCAL RANGE: Alto. Strong singer and dancer.
ZEKE: MALE (20s to 40s) Penny’s big-hearted side-kick. Not the brightest, but full of love. Must understand physical comedy.
VOCAL RANGE: Tenor. Strong singer and dancer. Tumbling or rope skills a plus, but not required. Guitar or banjo a plus, but not required.
EPA rules in effect. In-person sign up begins at 9:00AM on 1/5/19.
Garry Marshall Theatre
4252 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91505-4145
Saturday, January 5, 2019
10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Lunch: 1:30PM – 2:30PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please bring picture/resume. Prepare 16-32 bars of a song in a wild west or classical musical theatre style. Please bring sheet music in correct key. No a capella singing. Accompanist will be provided. Sides will be provided a week before EPA at www.garrymarshalltheatre.org
Minors must be accompanied by an adult