Totem Pole Playhouse 2020 – Fayetteville PA EPA (02.11.20)
Totem Pole Playhouse
Call Type: EPA
2020 salary pending; 2019: $691/week
Expected to be in attendance with casting authority:
Producing Artistic Director: Rowan Joseph (also has authority to hire SMs)
Associate Producer: James Nadeau
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.
Equity actors for various roles in the 2020 Season.
All SM positions have been filled.
ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE
By: Ted Swindley
Director: Clayton Phillips
Rehearsals: May 12-May
Runs May 29-June 14, 2020
Note: All roles have been cast. Actors may be considered for possible replacement
PATSY CLINE: Female, 24-35 (role is CAST) dynamic and passionate actress who can embody
Patsy Cline in voice and spirit; ability to mimic her unique vocal sound is imperative. Contralto.
LOUISE SEGER: Female, 40-55 (role is CAST) strong storyteller with a big heart. Devoted fan of Patsy Cline who establishes a friendship with her through letter correspondence and finally meets her; a typical strong-willed, funny Texan woman; she has a great deal of interaction with the audience as she relates the relationship she develops with Patsy; strong comedic sense needed for this role.
By: Larry Gallagher
Director: David Caldwell
Rehearsals: June 23-July 9, 2020
Runs: July 10-July 26, 2020
“Beehive: The ‘60s Musical” matches big voices with big hairdos. From Aretha Franklin to Janis Joplin, Beehive is a wailing musical tribute to the ladies who unmistakably left their mark on ‘60s music. Rock out with “Respect,” “Natural Woman,” “My Boyfriend’s Back,” “One Fine Day,” “Downtown” and more!
WANDA (25+) – A strong actress as well as singer. She carries the bulk of the dialogue and narration throughout the revue. She is a leader – strong, powerful and engaging. She must have the ability to interact comfortably with the audience; African American
JASMINE (25+) – She portrays Diana Ross of the Supremes as well as the lead singer of the Chiffons, Judy Craig. Sings songs “One Fine Day,” “Where Did Our Love Go?” “Come See About Me,” and others; African American
GINA (25+) – Portrays Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and the lead singer of the Starlets. Sings songs “I Sold My Heart to a Junkman,” “A Fool in Love,” “Proud Mary,” “Respect” and others. African American
LAURA (25+) – Portrays Janis Joplin; Lulu and others. Sings songs “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” “To Sir With Love,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Try,” “Me and Bobby McGee,” and others.
ALLISON (25+) – Of the six actresses, Alison has the most lyrical warm voice. She sings songs “Downtown,” “Where the Boys Are,” “Society’s Child,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” and others.
PATTIE (25+) – Sings the songs “It’s My Party,” “You Don’t Know Me,” “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” “A Natural Woman,” and others.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By: Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by: Rowan Joseph
Directed by: Rowan Joseph
Rehearsals: begin Nov 24-Dec 7, 2020
Performances: December 8-13, 2020
EBENEZER SCROOGE (CAST) – Male, 50’s or older. Scrooge is a grumpy old man who has buried many memories by focusing only on his work and material success.
BOB CRATCHIT – Male, 30’s or older. Bob is a good-natured and hard-working man, doing his best to stay positive while supporting a large family and working for a very difficult boss.
FRED – Male, 25-35. Fred is the opposite of his uncle Scrooge-upbeat and optimistic, he celebrates his life.
MARLEY’S GHOST- Male, 40’s or older. The ghost of Jacob Marley shows the tragic end of a life live in heavy emotions-anger and anguish mostly.
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST-Female, 25 and older. The Ghost seems gentle and ethereal, but her questioning of Scrooge intentionally causes him to address memories he’d be happier to push aside.
MR. FEZZIWIG-Male, 40’s or older. Mr. Fezziwig is a huge personality who is loved by all and who wants nothing more than to share his success with everyone around him.
BELLE-Female, 20’s. Belle is the girl of Young Ebenezer’s dreams, who falls for him but is strong and independent enough to walk away.
BELLE’S HUSBAND-Male, 25-35. The man Belle ends up marrying instead of a Young Ebenezer and what was instead of what could have been
THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT-Male, 30’s and older. Loud and boisterous, the Ghost lives in the moment but mixes his good nature with a serious understanding of the weight of time.
Please email James (JNadeau@TotemPolePlayhouse.org). Please request what DATE and TIME OF DAY you would prefer. We will email back with a confirmation
Totem Pole Playhouse
9555 Golf Course Road
Fayetteville, PA 17222-0603
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
WHAT TO PREPARE
For BEEHIVE please prepare two short selections in the style of the show. For A CHRISTMAS CAROL please prepare a 1 minute monologue. If auditioning for all productions, prepare a brief song and a one minute monologue.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult