Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 Season Musicals – NYC ECC / Male Dancers

Olney Theatre Corporation
Olney , MD

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
ECC

CONTRACT
COST
Tier 1; 712/wk

PERSONNEL
In attendance at ECC: Jenna Duncan –
Associate Artistic Director; Tara Jeanne Vallee
– Choreographer, Rachel Grandizio – Casting
Associate
Olney Artistic Staff:
Artistic Director: Jason Loewith
Sr. Associate Artistic Director: Jason King
Jones
Associate Artistic Director/Director of Musical
Theatre: Christopher Youstra
Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director:
Jenna Duncan

OTHER
ECC 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
Equity dancers for the ensemble. See
breakdown.

BREAKDOWN

ABOUT OLNEY THEATRE CENTER:
Located ten miles north of Washington, DC in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre
Center is a $6M/year professional regional theater offering nine member productions annually in four
spaces on its fourteen-acre campus. Founded in 1938 as a summer stock company on the Straw Hat
circuit like Westport Playhouse and Williamstown, the company turned professional and year-round in
the 90s, but not before hosting some of the theater’s most extraordinary performers: Tallulah
Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Sir Ian McKellen, Tandy & Cronyn, Olivia de Havilland, and many more stars
of stage and screen have trod the boards. With a more recent turn towards new work, creatives with
Tony Awards, OBIEs, and MacArthur Genius Grants have premiered their work here, like Moises
Kaufman and Sergio Trujillo, among others. Along with Baltimore’s Centerstage, Olney Theatre
Center is one of Maryland’s two state-designated theaters.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jason Loewith since 2013, the theater’s artistic reinvigoration
has been noted by The Washington Post, Washingtonian and many others; his first production at the
theater, A Chorus Line, garnered the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical in 2014;
in the world of new plays, his production of Andrew Hinderaker’s COLOSSAL won Best New Play in
2015, and the theater was nominated for twelve nominations for 2016. Loewith is best known as the
Lucille Lortel Award-winning librettist of Adding Machine: A Musical.

2019-2020 Olney Theater Center – MUSICALS

Olney Theatre Center is committed to hiring actors who reflect the diversity our world; actors of all
backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to
audition.

CABARET
Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Book: Joe Masteroff
Performance Space: Mainstage
Rehearsals Begin: July 30, 2019
Tech Begins: August 24, 2019
Previews Begin: August 28, 2019
Opening: August 31, 2019
Closing: October 6, 2019
Possible Extension Through: October 13, 2019

Synopsis
Cabaret is a based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939). Set in 1931 Berlin as
the Nazis are rising to power, it revolves around the relationship between Cliff Bradshaw, an
American writer who is coming to Berlin to search for inspiration for his next novel, and Sally Bowles, a
British cabaret performer who performs at the Kit Kat Klub where much of the musical is set. As their
relationship develops, so does a romance between German boarding house owner Fraulein Schneider
and one of her boarders, a Jewish fruit vendor named Herr Schultz. The club and story are overseen
by The Emcee, who presides as the club and the country are slowly destroyed as they move toward
the full reign of the Nazi Party.
ROSIE, LULU, FRENCHIE, TEXAS, FRITZIE, and HELGA: Kit Kat Klub dancers, ensemble.
BOBBY, VICTOR, HANS, and HERMAN: Kit Kat Klub dancers, ensemble.
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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
Music: Nacio Herb Brown
Book: Adolph Green and Betty Comden
Performance Space: Mainstage
Director: TBA
Rehearsals Begin: October 8, 2019
Tech Begins: November 2, 2019
Previews Begin: November 8, 2019
Opening: November 14, 2019
Closing: January 5, 2020

Synopsis
At the height of their careers, silent film stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont have just opened their
newest picture, The Dueling Cavalier. However, once the first talking picture is released and is a hit,
the producer of The Dueling Cavalier decides to adapt the film into a talkie. One problem, Lina’s voice
is unbearable. Cosmo, Don’s best friend, convinces the producer to dub over Lina’s voice. Aspiring
actress, Kathy Selden, who Don has fallen in love with, agrees to provide the voice of Lina in The
Dueling Cavalier, which has been renamed The Dancing Cavalier. When Lina finds out that Don is in
love with Kathy, she is livid and demands that Kathy remain uncredited for her work. While at the
premiere, Lina is forced to lip-synch while Kathy is singing behind the curtain. Then Don raises the
curtain to reveal that Kathy is the real star of the show.
ENSEMBLE : Broadway host, dancers, chorus girls, stagehands, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Assistant
Directors, Rod, Lady in Waiting, Villain, Butler, Policeman, Mary Margret, young Don, young Cosmo,
Wardrobe Mistress, Hairdresser, Production Singer, Sid Phillips, Male Diction Teacher
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MISS YOU LIKE HELL
Music and Lyrics: Erin McKeown
Book: Quiara Alegría Hudes
Performance Space: Mainstage
Director/Choreographer: TBD
Rehearsals Begin: March 3, 2020
Tech Begins: March 27, 2020
Previews Begin: April 1, 2020
Opening: April 4, 2020
Closing: May 3, 2020
Possible Extension Through: May 10, 2020

Synopsis
A regional premiere of the musical by Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria
Hudes and singer/songwriter Erin McKeown. The story follows Beatriz, the mother of Olivia and an
undocumented immigrant from Mexico at risk of being deported. After living apart for many years,
Beatriz and Olivia take a cross-country road trip together.
ENSEMBLE: backup singers who also play a lawyer, an officer, a legal clerk, a guy at a motel desk, an
ICE official
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PIPPIN
Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Book: Roger O. Hirson and Bob Fosse
Performance Space: Mainstage
Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: May 12, 2020
Tech Begins: June 5, 2020
Previews Begin: June 10, 2020
Opening: June 13, 2020
Closing: July 19, 2020
Possible Extension Through: July, 26 or August 2, 2020

Synopsis
With the help of the Leading Player and a traveling troupe of actors, Pippin returns home from
university in search of his true purpose in life. The young prince tries to prove his devotion to his father
and the throne by going to war. However, the Leading Player convinces Pippin to usurp the throne
from his father and kill him. After begging the Leading Player to bring his father back to life and falling
in love, Pippin must decide where his true happiness lies.
ENSEMBLE: Monks, Nobility, The Players, Peasants, Monks, and Charlemagne’s Army
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THE MUSIC MAN (Workshop)
Music and Lyrics by: Meredith Willson
Book: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Co-Directed by: Alexandria Wales and Michael Baron
Performance Space: N/A
Rehearsals: April 2-7, 2019
Synopsis
During a 6-day workshop we will explore songs and scenes from The Music Man to look at the musical
with a cast made up of both deaf actors and hearing actors. This workshop will not have a public
performance. Some roles are cast and therefore not listed in this breakdown.
ENSEMBLE (Multiple Characters) – must be played by a deaf actor
ENSEMBLE (Multiple Characters) – must be played by a deaf actor

Union

AEA

Audition Information

Where

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
Room 312 Holding, Room 309 Audition

WHEN
Thursday, January 3, 2019
2:30 PM

Male Dancers

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please come ready to dance. Men please
wear jazz or character shoes.