Olney Theatre Center 2020-21 Season – NYC ECC / Female Singers (01.03.20)

Olney Theatre Corporation
Olney, MD

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: ECC

CONTRACT
COST
Tier 1: $733 /wk

PERSONNEL
Expected In attendance at ECC: Jenna Duncan –
Associate Artistic Director; Rachel Dolan –
Choreographer, Gabriela Schulman – 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 singers for the ensemble in the 2020- 21 Season Musicals

BREAKDOWN

2020-2021 AEA Breakdown – Olney Theater Center Musicals
Olney Theatre Center is committed to hiring actors who reflect the diversity of our world; we are actively seeking actors of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, and abilities.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Book: Linda Woolverton
Director: Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Performance Space: Mainstage
Important Dates:
Rehearsals Begin: 10/6/20
Tech Begins: 10/31/20
Previews Begin: 11/6/20
Opening: 11/12/20
Closing: 1/3/21
Possible Extension Through: 1/10/21
Synopsis:
Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST tells the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Character Breakdown:

ENSEMBLE – Wolves, Enchanted Objects, Townspeople

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A.D. 16
Music & Lyrics: Cinco Paul Book: Bekah Brunstetter
Director: Stephen Brackett
Performance Space: Mainstage Important Dates

Rehearsals Begin: 1/5/21
Tech Begins: 1/30/21
Previews Begin: 2/5/21
Opening: 2/11/21
Closing: 3/7/21

Possible Extension Through: 3/14/21
Synopsis:
A world-premiere, A.D. 16 tells the story of what happens when teenage Mary Magdalene moves from Magdala to Nazareth with her father and falls in love with the boy next door: teenage Jesus. In a culture where women have little status, Mary’s efforts to win Jesus’ heart get her in trouble with her father, the local leper colony, and even the Sanhedrin. Which ultimately helps her discover the true meaning of love. Featuring an R&B score that evokes the best of TLC, En Vogue, Prince and more, this comedic coming-of-age story asks the question: what if your first crush was REALLY perfect? Character Breakdown:

Other Ensemble TBA
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THE MUSIC MAN*
Music and Lyrics by: Meredith Willson
Book: Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey
Co-Directed by: Alexandria Wailes and Michael Baron Performance Space: Mainstage
*This is a co-production with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Important Dates – Olney
Rehearsals Begin: 5/4/21
Tech Begins:
Previews Begin: 6/2 or 6/4/21
Opening: 6/5 or 6/10/21
Closing: 7/11/21
Important Dates – Oklahoma
Rehearsals Begin: 7/13/21
Opening: 7/20/21
Closing: 7/25/21
Synopsis
“THE MUSIC MAN follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.” This production is the culmination of last season’s workshop, and will include a cast made up of both deaf and hearing actors. Some of these have already been specified, and some roles may be played by either.

Ensemble

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ABOUT THE THEATER:
Located ten miles north of Washington, DC in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is one of the Washington region’s most critically-acclaimed large companies. Founded in 1938 as a summer stock company on the Straw Hat circuit, OTC is now an $8M/year professional regional theater offering nine member productions annually in four spaces on its fourteen-acre campus. Legendary performers Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Sir Ian McKellen, Tandy & Cronyn, and Olivia de Havilland trod the boards in the early days. With a more recent turn towards new work, creatives with Tony and Grammy 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, as did the theater’s production of IN THE HEIGHTS in 2018; in the world of new plays, OTC’s production of Andrew Hinderaker’s COLOSSAL won Best New Play in 2015. Loewith is best known as the Lucille Lortel Award-winning librettist of Adding Machine: A Musical.

Union

ECC

Audition Information

Where

Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

WHEN
Friday, January 3, 2020
9:30 AM

Female Singers

WHAT TO PREPARE

Singers: Please prepare 8 bars of a song; accompanist provided. Please bring headshot and resume. Please bring your headshot and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult