Farewell My Concubine – Open Call

Tara Rubin Casting
New York, NY 10036
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE

A NEW MUSICAL

Book by Kenneth Lin
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Directed Moisés Kaufman

Producers – Robert Minkoff, Philip Lee

Casting by Tara Rubin Casting

Based on the 1993 motion picture

 

OPEN CALL IN NEW YORK CITY

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Sign-in begins at 11:00am and end promptly at 1:00pm//Auditions commence at 12:00pm

Location: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave, New York – 4th Floor

 

SEEKING

ASIAN AND/OR ASIAN AMERICAN ACTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

 

BOYS

LITTLE BEAN (Douzi) – Unbroken voice, high, very strong singer. Should be able to play a range from prepubescent to mid teens. Later in life he will be the Dan – the man who plays women– in Chinese Opera.

LITTLE STONE – Partially broken voice, tenor range, also very strong singer– the masculine yang to Little Bean’s yin.

LAIZI – Unbroken voice, high

MALE ENSEMBLE 1 – Teens broken voice 

MALE ENSEMBLE 2 – Teens strong singer of any voice type 

 

 

WOMEN

YANHONG Little Bean/Dieyi’s mother – 20’s– lyric soprano, a prostitute who finds a better life for her son by putting him in training at the opera.– lyric soprano,

CHRYSANTHEMUM –20’s –Very versatile voice, belting and soprano. The object of Xiaolou’s desire, she is the most sought after courtesan in all of Beijing. But, she’s also a smart worldly survivor in a world that is coming apart at the seams.

MADAME BLOSSOM – 40’s – 50’s – Madame at a brothel – good comedian and singer

FEMALE ENSEMBLE 1 – Soprano, legit

FEMALE ENSEMBLE 2 – Mezzo-soprano

FEMALE ENSEMBLE 3– Strong singer

 

 

MEN

DIEYI – 20’s – 30’s – Very strong high tenor with strong falsetto, perhaps countertenor. Little Bean as a young adult in his early 20s. Can be catty, but also carries the weight of someone who has trained for a lifetime and mastered a difficult art.  He is steadfast in his devotion to his craft and his stage partner — with whom he has fallen in love.

XIAOLOU –20’-30’s – Strong high baritone in the Rodgers and Hammerstein mold Little Stone as a young adult in his early to mid 20s. He has also spent a lifetime in training, but unlike Dieyi who is still working and going deeper into his role, Xiaolou, a man of adult appetites, is seeking satisfaction in the world beyond the theater.

MASTER GUAN –50’s – Strong singer. The exacting teacher at a ragtag Peking Opera school. A master of the craft who is still waiting for a big break.

LAIZI –  20s’– The Rebel – strong high baritone/tenor.  Carries the training he received as a young opera singer in his body, but that is tempered by the life he’s spent on the streets as a young revolutionary. Has raised a child while fighting for the future of China. Knows that he will not survive long enough to see his son become a man.

YUAN SHIQING – Tenor – 30’s –A handsome, wealthy aristocrat. He is an opera fan, and Dieyi is the culmination of his lifetime of searching for perfection in the art.

GENERAL AOKI – Good baritone – 50’s – the head of the occupying Japanese forces in Japan. Believes that opera can unite the Chinese and the Japanese. 

MALE ENSEMBLE 3 –  20’s/30’s – good singer to play various roles

What to Bring:

-Picture and Resume if you have one

-Please prepare a short musical theatre song to sing. Please provide your own sheet music.

An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring an ID.

AEA Staged Reading Dates (in NYC):

February 3rd – 8th, February 11th

DURATION

February 3, 2020 – February 11, 2020

Union

AEA Staged Reading

SALARY

AEA Staged Reading

Audition Information

WHEN

January 8, 2020 at 11:00AM –

Where

Pearl Studios – 500 8th Avenue – 4th Floor

WHAT TO PREPARE

What to Bring:

-Picture and Resume if you have one

-Please prepare a short musical theatre song to sing. Please provide your own sheet music.

An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring an ID.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult