Almost Famous – NYC EPA (2.12.20)
Fever Dog LLC
New York, NY
Producer: Columbia Stage Live, Lia Vollack, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner and John Johnson Director: Jeremy Herrin
Book: Cameron Crowe
Music: Tom Kitt
Casting: Jim Carnahan & Jillian Cimini
One of the following will be in attendance: Jillian Cimini, Jason Thinger (casting directors)
Rehearse: August 2020
Preview: October 2020
Open: November 2020
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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All roles have been cast. Seeking One Offstage Standby for the role of William.
All SM positions have been filled.
Roles Cast: WILLIAM – TBA PENNY LANE – TBA RUSSELL – TBA JEFF – TBA
ELAINE – TBA
SEEKING ONE OFFSTAGE STANDBY FOR THE ROLE OF WILLIAM
Male. Any ethnicity. Actor late teens+ to play 15. Lead. A young boy coming-of-age in the early 1970’s. He is smart, enterprising, and a fan… completely enthralled by the rock community. Not accepted by the “cool” kids at school, he suddenly finds friends in the hallowed world of musicians and their entourage. Must have a strong rock voice. 5’10” or under. Seeking standby only.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE CAST
PENNY LANE (Female, Late teens – Early 20s) Any ethnicity. She lives for music. Cool and magnetic and empathetic, Penny Lane can sometimes seem like a living poem. Revered by the band-aids, she is the heart and soul of this story. Must have a strong rock voice.
RUSSELL (Male, Late 20s – Early 30s) Any ethnicity. Russell is the guitarist with mystique for the rock band Stillwater. He is charismatic without trying, with an easy sense of humor. Must have a strong rock voice.
JEFF (Male, Late 20s – Early 30s) Any ethnicity. Jeff Bebe is the iconic lead-singer for the band Stillwater. His combination of narcissism and insecurity makes for an amusing dynamic within the band, and with William. Must have a strong rock voice.
ELAINE (Female, 40s) Any ethnicity. William and Anita’s obsessive and protective mother. A very committed college professor who is always teaching, either at home or in class, she is adamant in her decisions on how to raise her children. She distrusts the exploitative and overly sexualized nature of rock music. Her motto: “Protect your braincells. Don’t take drugs.” Must have a strong rock voice.
*All stage management positions have been filled at this time
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare a brief pop rock song that shows off range and soulfulness. Something from the ‘70s would be great but it doesn’t have to be. Please bring sheet music for our piano accompanist.