Menopause the Musical
The Fireside Dinner Theatre
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
The Fireside Theatre (Fort Atkinson, WI) is holding an open call for non-equity performers for principal roles in their production of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Book and Lyrics: Jeanie Linders;
Director: Ed Flesch; Musical Director: Mary Ehlinger; Choreographer: Natalie Nucci.
Professional Woman: Female, 45-55, Has an attitude; she is in the position of power in her career and has earned every dollar working twice as hard as her male counterparts; great legs under short skirts; a control freak, out of control with the big M and has little patience with the havoc it is reeking on her life; her ride to the top of the heap (i.e. owning her own company) has left her with little relationship to her daughter, her mother; was never about Black Power, just power; it has always been difficult for her to identify if it was fear of failure or fear of success that was her great motivator; frustration of dealing with the raging hormones is not only with the symptoms, but in her inability to control them; this perceived failure allows other parts of being a woman to surface including accepting the knowledge that she is, in fact, not alone on her mountain; big belt voice to E, should be able to sing gospel and improvise. Ethnicity:
Soap Star: Female, 42-50, Attractive, well preserved, and buxom; obviously passed the ingénue character that she has played in a popular soap opera; struggling to come to grips with aging unsuccessfully because it affects her livelihood as well as her life; most shallow of the four but manipulative because of her celebrity; her emotions run from fearful to frustrated; evolution of her friendship with the others is the result of having to look beyond beauty, from what is skin deep to what is real; soprano with a belt, lyric soprano to E, belt to B. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities<
Earth Mother: Female, 48-55, Very healthy, vegetarian, survivor of the 60’s drug era; she could wear Birkenstocks and socks; herbalist, astrologist; lives on a community farm in Connecticut with her husband whom she met at Woodstock; roly poly; of the four she has the least baggage she is warmer, and the least judgmental; the Mother Earth character that one would expect the housewife to be as long as she has had sleep; doesn’t get angry, only cranky; not self-conscious about who and what she is; most playful; unlike most women at this age that are put in the position of parenting their parents due to aging or ill health, she has been mothering her mother for the last several decades (and marriages); loves and is lovable, both characteristics draw people to her; warm pleasant voice, strong chest voice to C. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Iowa Housewife: Female, 44-48, Not quite in shape, her clothes make her look frumpier than she really is (i.e. no sense of style); in town with her husband who is at a convention and is trying to rekindle their romance on a second honeymoon to no avail; wears bifocals and carries her handbag under her arm constantly; had her children later in life so they are still at home; has naïve wisdom; she prattles oblivious to the fact that no one is paying attention; she is the product of being a housewife and a mother; until her hormones started to surge, she got her power from being a wife and mother; discovering but waffles as she is doing it what her husband and kids have known all along; she has strength and the ability to discern her own destiny; low chest voice, sweet innocent sound, should be able to belt to C. ETHnicity: All Ethnicities
March 25, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Competitive salary, EMC points, housing, meals, travel.
January 24, 2019 at 10:00AM –
Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY
WHAT TO PREPARE
Monitor will begin signing people up when building opens. Please do not start an unofficial list. It will not be honored. Please be signed up by 9:45AM. Typing will be done promptly at 10:00AM. Prepare 16 bars in the style of the show you are interested in. You may sing from the show.