Pittsburgh Musical Theater 2020 Season – Pittsburgh PA EPA (10.28.19)

Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Pittsburgh, PA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
LOA
contract/salary approval pending.

PERSONNEL
See breakdown.

OTHER DATES
See breakdown.

OTHER
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.

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming 2020 Season. See breakdown.

There are currently no SM positions available. See notice on casting call for future consideration info.

BREAKDOWN

HAIR
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni & James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Show Name:
Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler
Theater Information: Gargaro Theater / 327 South Main Street, Pittsburgh PA 15220 Director: Ken Gargaro
Choreographer: Lisa Elliott
Musical Director: Dr. Francesca Tortorello
First Rehearsal: January 6, 2020.
Opening: January 23, 2020.
Closing: February 3, 2020.

Berger: Male, 20-29
the charismatic tribe leader; sings “Donna” and “Hair;” vocal range: high baritone; seeking name actor, will consider all. White / European Descent

Claude: Male, 20-29
the young soldier going off to war; sings “Manchester England” and “Where Do I Go;” vocal range: high baritone – tenor; seeking name actor, will consider all. White / European Descent

Sheila: Female, 20-29
sings “Easy to Be Hard” and “Good Morning Sunshine;” vocal range: high belt; seeking name actor, will consider all. White / European Descent

Crissy: Female, 20-29
innocent, pure, sings “Frank Mills;” vocal range: high folksy voice; seeking name actor, will consider all. Any ethnicity

Hud: Male, 20-29
tribe member, sings “I’m Black” and “Ain’t Got No;” vocal range: bass/baritone; seeking name actor, will consider all. Black / African Descent

Dionne: Female, 20-29
tribe member, sings “Aquarius;” vocal range: high belt; seeking name actor, will consider all. Black /

African Descent Woof: Male, 20-29
tribe member, sings “Sodomy;” vocal range: tenor with rock falsetto. White / European Descent

Mom: Male, 30-40
a man plays a very straight suburban Mom; open on vocal range. Note: This role is probably cast. Any ethnicity

Dad: Male, 30-40 plays a very straight suburban Dad; open on vocal range. Any ethnicity

Male Ensemble/”Tribe”: Male, 18-30
strong dancers who can sing and act; open on vocal range. Any ethnicity

Female Ensemble/”Tribe”: Female, 18-30
strong dancers who can sing and act; open on vocal range. Any ethnicity

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by HOWARD LINDSAY and RUSSEL CROUSE
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
Theater Information: Byham Theater / 101 Sixth Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222 Director: Colleen Doyno
Choreographer: Colleen Doyno
Musical Director: Dr. Francesca Tortorello
First Rehearsal: Feb. 17, 2020.
Opening: March 5, 2020.
Closing: March 15, 2020.

Captain Georg vonTrapp – a retired naval office and strict father who eventually falls in love with Maria. Lead. Male, 40-50, Baritone

Maria Rainer – A courageous, sweet, joyful postulant at the Abbey who always has good intentions but is obviously not suited for the obedience needed to remain in the Abbey. She eventually falls in love with the Captain. Lead. Female, 20-30, Soprano

Elsa Schraeder – The Captain’s attractive and wealthy fiance’. Supporting. Female, 30-40, Alto

Max Detweiler – He is best friends with the Captain serving an assistant-like role to him. Supporting.
Male, 30-55, Baritone

Brigitta – ROLE CAST

Friedrich – ROLE CAST

Gretl- ROLE CAST

Kurt – ROLE CAST

Liesl – ROLE CAST

Louisa – ROLE CAST

Marta- ROLE CAST

Rolf Gruber – Liesl’s confident, seventeen year old boyfriend who eventually fights for the Nazis. Supporting. Male, 16-21, Tenor.
Suggested Songs: I Am Sixteen Going on Seventeen

Mother Abbess – The firm but understanding Mother of Nonnberg Abbey. Supporting. Female, 40-60, Mezzo Soprano

Sister Berthe – The strict Mistress of the Novices. Cameo. Female, 30-60, Mezzo

Sister Margaretta – The kind Mistress of Postulants. Cameo. Female, 30-65 Mezzo

Sister Sophia – Sweet and caring. Cameo. Female, 30-50, Mezzo

Admiral vonShreiber – A Nazi admiral who tries to convince Captain vonTrapp to join the Nazi army.

Cameo, Male, 40-60, Sex: M (non-singing role)

Franz – The butler. Cameo. Male, 30-60 (non-singing role)

Frau Schmidt – The spirited housekeeper. Cameo. Female, 30-50, (non-singing role)

Herr Zeller – Nazi sympathizer. Cameo. Male, 30-50. (non-singing role)

Nuns – All must sing well and read music. Age 20-70

Nazis – Men – non singing roles. Age 20-50

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A Musical Adaptation of William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT
Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub
Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Theater Information: The Gargaro Theater at Pittsburgh Musical Theater / 327 South Main Street, Pittsnurgh PA 15220
Director: Tome Cousins
Choreographer: Tome Cousins
Music Director: Dr. Francesca Tortorello
First Rehearsal: April 13, 2020
Opening: April 30, 2020 Closing: May 10, 2020

This is a new production and characters are still in development

Principal roles:
VIOLA —mezzo-soprano
OLIVIA —mezzo-soprano
ORSINO – bari-tenor
MALVOLIO – tenor
TOBY – baritone/bass
SEBASTIAN – tenor
FESTE – mezzo-soprano
ANDREW – bari-tenor
ANTONIO – bari-tenor
SEBASTIAN
FABIAN

Featured/Ensemble
(Can be any gender, may be double/triple cast from within the ensemble. All actors playing these roles should also be in the ensemble.)

ILLYRIAN OFFICIANT
ILLYRIAN MAIL-PERSON
ILLYRIAN ATTENDANT
FIRST OFFICER
SECOND OFFICER

ENSEMBLE (of flexible size)
Illyrian townsfolk, should ideally include people of all ages. Many featured lines and solos throughout for ensemble members that may be assigned individually as best suits your production.

APPOINTMENTS
AEA members contact Gemma Leigh Williamson gemma@pittsburghmusicals.com Monday -Friday 10:00am-4:00pm

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Pittsburgh Musical Theater Studios
327 S Main St
Pittsburgh, PA 15220-5511

West End of Pittsburgh

WHEN
Monday, October 28, 2019
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Break tbd.

WHAT TO PREPARE

One 32 bar cut of Musical Theater song and one 16 bar cut of a contrasting Musical Theater song One thirty – second (:30) Contemporary Monologue Bring picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult