Umbrella Stage 2019 Musicals – Cambridge, MA Open Call (AEA / Non-AEA) (05.14.19)

Umbrella Arts, The
Concord, MA

Job Details


Call Type: Open Call

AEA SPT Tier 2 (Contract Pending, 2018/2019 min. $300/week)

Brian Boruta, Producing Artistic Director
Nancy Curran Willis, Director,
Tuck Everlasting Julia Deter, Director, War Paint
James Murphy, Music Director
David Wright, Music Director
Dan Rodriguez, Music Director
Lara Finn, Choreographer

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

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.

Adult actors, singers and dancers 18+ (AEA and non-AEA) for various roles in the 2019 Season musicals. See breakdown.


Umbrella Stage 2019 Musicals

Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Directed by Brian Boruta
Music Directed by James Murphy

Choreographed by Lara Finn First Rehearsal: September 3 First Performance: September 27 Closing Performance: October 20

Available Roles:

Dorothy Brock — an established Broadway star
Peggy Sawyer — young, talented and hopeful
Maggie Jones — co-author of Pretty Lady
Ann Reilly (Anytime Annie) — chorus girl, sub-principal of Pretty Lady
Julian Marsh — Broadway director/producer
Billy Lawlor — juvenile lead of Pretty Lady Bert Barry — co-author of Pretty Lady Phyllis Dale — chorus girl
Lorraine Flemming — chorus girl
Gladys — chorus girl; singer, non-speaking
Andy Lee — dance director
Pat Denning — former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s Abner Dillon — “angel” for Pretty Lady
Ensemble (4m, 4w) Singers and Dancers of the Chorus


Book by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle
Music by Chris Miller
Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Based on the novel by Natalie Babbitt
Directed by Nancy Curran Willis

Music Directed by TBA
Choreographed by Lara Finn
First rehearsal: November 12, 2019
First Performance: December 6, 2019
Closing Performance: December 22, 2019 with a possible extension to December 29, 2019

Available Roles:
WINNIE FOSTER – 11 years old
MOTHER – Winnie’s mother
NANA – Winnie’s grandmother
JESSE TUCK – the youngest of the Tuck family
MILES TUCK – Jesse’s older brother
MAE TUCK – Jesse’s mother
ANGUS TUCK – Jesse’s father
MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT – a nefarious leader of a traveling carnival, in search of the fountain of youth
CONSTABLE JOE – head of the police force in Treegap
HUGO – Constable Joe’s sidekick and son
ENSEMBLE (4m, 4w)

Book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher
Music and Lyrics by The Bengsons
Directed by Brian Boruta
Music Directed by David Wright
First Rehearsal: December 30th, 2019
First Performance: January 24th, 2020
Closing Performance: February 16th, 2020

Available Roles:

Abigail – must also play guitar and floor tom
Shawn – must also play guitar
4 performers of any race or gender identity to also play instruments

Note – performers interested in hundred days are encouraged to bring an instrument with them and note this preference when making an appointment. Instruments include keys (provided), guitar, cello, and accordion.

Book by Doug Wright
Music by Scott Frankel
Lyrics by Michael Korie
Directed and Choreographed by Julia Deter
Music Directed by Dan Rodriguez

First Rehearsal: March 31st, 2020
First Performance: April 24th, 2020
Closing Performance: May 17th, 2020

Available Roles:

Tommy Lewis – Elizabeth’s husband who later works for Helena
Harry Fleming – Helena’s marketing director who later works for Elizabeth
4 Ensemble Women to play multiple character roles
3 Ensemble Men to play multiple character roles
4 Dancing Ensemble Women to play multiple roles

Note: The roles of Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein have been cast



Open Call

Audition Information


Improv Boston Training Center
114 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

AEA and non-AEA actors


For Musicals: Please prepare 2 contrasting 16 bar selections. You will have 3 minutes to perform. Please bring appropriately marked sheet music for the accompanist. Musical auditions will include a dance call from 9-10 pm at The Dance Complex (536 Mass Ave. Cambridge), so please bring appropriate footwear (including tap shoes) and clothing. Performers should be prepared to stay or return if interested in dancing roles and asked to the dance call. Brig picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult