Theatre Aspen 2020 Season – NYC EPA (01.21.20)
Call Type: EPA
SPT 9 (Minimum is $699, plus a $150/week overlap fee, plus housing, travel, and bike.)
Producing Artistic Director: Jed Bernstein General Manager: Danielle Taylor Associate Artistic Director: Matthew Troillett Management Associate: Anna Rhodes Casting: Wojcik/Seay Casting
ATTENDING EPA: Expected in attendance is one or more of the following: Scott Wojcik (Casting Director), Gayle Seay (Casting Director), Holly Buczek (Casting Director), and/or Courtney Hammond (Casting Director) of Wojcik/Seay Casting.
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.
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season.
The majority of actors cast in Chicago will likely be cast in Rock of Ages, defaulting to SPT9 salary rates, with a weekly overlap payment.
Some actors will be cast in Chicago, Rock of Ages, and The Sunshine Boys.
In The Sunshine Boys, the roles of Willie Clark, Ben Silverman, and Al Lewis will likely be cast outside of the two musical casts.
ROCK OF AGES
Director: Hunter Foster
Choreographer: Abbey O’Brien
Music Director: Eric Alsford
Rock of Ages: Rehearsals begin: June 29, 2020;
Performances: July 15 – 30, 2020
Drew – (male 20’s) a strong rock tenor that can belt up to at least a high C, preferably high D, with comedic timing and charm. He’s a rocker who dreams of making it big on the Sunset Strip and beyond. A devoted good guy who’s currently working as a bar back at the famous Bourbon Bar as he strives to “break in” writing and singing his own music. He has instant attraction and chemistry with Sherrie.
Sherrie – (female 20’s) a strong rock belter up to D# with strong low notes, great comedic timing and good movement ability. She is straight off the bus from Kansas and new to the Sunset Strip to pursue her passion and dreams of becoming an actress. Unsuspecting and trusting in others even as she finds herself taking a stripper job to get by.
Lonny – (male late 20’s early 30’s) a dynamic comic tenor with improv skills and strong rock vocals that can belt up to a high B. The sound guy at the Bourbon Bar and self proclaimed “sound god”, he’s the narrator/conjurer of the show who has instant stage presence and charisma to spare. Funny, unabashed, and cheeky.
Dennis – (male mid 30s-40) a rock baritone that can rock belt up to a G with excellent comedic timing. He runs the Bourbon Room and is an easy going stoner type whose heart is in the right place but is feeling the changing of the times arriving as everyone looks to him to help save the Bourbon bar, and the Strip, from being sold off to foreign developers. A dry wit.
Stacee Jaxx (male 30s) a Rock Tenor that belts up to a high C – rock star that decided to leave his
successful hair/metal -rock band to try it solo. Has Charm when he wants to but then immediately drops it. Full of himself and truly the ultimate bad boy – all the while having great comic timing.
Justice (female 40s) sings rock and soul with a belt up to a C# with strong low notes. Once a
performer herself, she now operates a strip club where she is a maternal figure for the girls that work for her. Her presence is strong with an easy sensuality.
Hertz (male 40’s) a rock Baritone that belts up to at least a G# preferably an A. He’s a German businessman trying to buy the Bourbon Bar and most of the Strip to develop it. He is intimidating and uptight. Very demanding of his son. Strong comic timing.
Franz (male 20s) Hertz’s son with a rock belt up to A . Must have strong comedic timing and dance ability. He is pressured and intimidated by his father to work for him. He’d much rather be back home starting his own confectionery store. Shy, gentle with a big heart.
Regina (female 20s) a conscientious, earthy, hippie type who leads the protest against Hertz’s attempted take over of the Strip. Rock Belt up to a C# . Must have comedic timing and dance ability.
Joey Primo/Mayor/J’Keith (male late 20s -30s) a strong rock voice with comic timing and dance ability- Joey is a Rocker with strong stage presence who replaces Stacee Jaxx as lead singer in the band. Also plays both the mayor of West Hollywood faced with the decision to sell-out, and Ja’Keith a boy band agent who lures Drew away from the Bourbon Room with a promise to make him a star.
Waitress #1/Constance (female 20s) Strong rock voice and dance ability. W#1 works with Sherrie at the Bourbon Room. Constance a reporter assigned to interview Stacee Jaxx.
THE SUNSHINE BOYS
Director: TBA The Sunshine Boys
The Sunshine Boys:
Rehearsals begin: July 13, 2020;
Performances: August 4 – 15, 2020
Willie Clark (Male, 65-85) One-half of the great vaudeville comedy team of Lewis & Clark; Willie is a bitter, sarcastic old man, but he hasn’t lost his comedic knack; he’s always dead-on with punch lines and timing; he appears self absorbed and wrapped up in his own life, and doesn’t show any signs of sentimentality or empathy, yet there’s something wholly endearing about him.
Al Lewis (Male, 65-85) The other half of Lewis & Clark; Al is the more timid straight man to Willie’s explosive temperament, yet he can dish it out on an equal level; he accepts the limitations of old age and has learned to enjoy his golden years; however, it’s obvious he misses his old partner and the good times they shared.
Ben Silverman (Male, 25-45) Willie’s nephew and agent; Ben cares very much for his uncle and really looks up to him; he tries to find work for Willie, but Willie’s age and personality make this a very difficult task; a practical, hardworking family man, Ben really didn’t inherit any of his uncle’s sense of comedy.
Eddie (Male, 20-30) A young production assistant; everything rolls down onto Eddie’s shoulders, and he’s carrying a great weight trying to get this production ready for broadcast.
Patient (Male, 30-50) An actor playing the role of a patient for the TV broadcast; overacting a bit, he often comes across as a hypochondriac.
Nurse (Female, 20-45) Another character for the TV show; this character’s purpose is to be the object of lewd sexual jokes; she should be blonde and curvy.
Registered Nurse (Female, 35-55) A mature and practical woman who enjoys her time caring for Willie; she seems to be the only person who breaks through his crusty exterior.
Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
PREPARE one of the following:
1) For Rock of Ages and Chicago…Either a brief song of your choice or 2-16 bar cuts to demonstrate different vocal style that match the two shows.
2) For The Sunshine Boys – a contemporary comedic monologue not to exceed 90 seconds.
3) Prepare a short song/cut and short monologue total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult