Johnny And The Devil’s Box – NYC Appointments

Goodspeed Opera House
East Haddam, CT

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Notice: Submission

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
LORT D; $717/week min

PERSONNEL

Book, Music and Lyrics: Douglas Waterbury- Tieman
Director: Igor Goldin
Musical Director: Scott Wasserman

Casting Director: Paul Hardt

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: May 12, 2020
First Performance: May 27, 2020
Closes: June 7, 2020
Venue: Norma Terris Theatre, Chester, CT

OTHER

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 submit.

SEEKING
Submissions from AEA members only for various roles. See breakdown.

PERSONNEL
Book, Music and Lyrics: Douglas Waterbury- Tieman
Director: Igor Goldin
Musical Director: Scott Wasserman
Casting Director: Paul Hardt

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: May 12, 2020
First Performance: May 27, 2020
Closes: June 7, 2020
Venue: Norma Terris Theatre, Chester, CT

OTHER
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 submit.

SEEKING
Submissions from AEA members only for various roles. See breakdown.

BREAKDOWN

Seeking the following roles for JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL’S BOX:

[Lucifer/The Devil/Preacher Lew Scratch/The Music Business Man/The Gambler/As Cast]
(20s-40s) The fallen Angel Lucifer, he is Hell bent on destroying all human happiness by removing music and dance from the earth. He hates Johnny Baker, whose skill he sees as an affront to his own musical prowess. Proud, devious, determined, and completely without morals, but hiding an undercurrent of hurt and rejection at his core. Must play the violin very well and sing with a smoky, jazzy flair.

[Pap Baker/God/As Cast]:
(50s-80s) An old man of the mountains. Pap is a square dance banjo player and moonshiner. He has taken care of Johnny since his parents died and wants him to fulfill the role of square dance fiddler when his own time on earth is up. Also plays The Lord God Almighty in the Prologue myth. Warm, no- nonsense, and the heart of his community, though he’d never admit it. Plays the banjo and sings with a strong, wise flair.

[Robert King/As Cast]:
(40s-60s) An overly pious gold mine prospector who has moved back to the North Georgia mountains with his daughter in search of wealth. He has a past here that he has never shared with his daughter for fear of losing her… like he lost her mother. Proud and strict, he’d rather hide his emotions away than deal with pain. Bass/Baritone.

[Ruby Jones/As Cast]:
(30s-50s) Sweet and warm new neighbor of the King’s. She and her husband own a farm up the holler near the Bakers, and she’s been a member of the community her whole life. Maternal and shrewder than she first appears, she holds the key to unlocking the secret of Abigail’s Mother. Must have an incredible voice.
BREAKDOWN

Seeking the following roles for JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL’S BOX:

[Lucifer/The Devil/Preacher Lew Scratch/The Music Business Man/The Gambler/As Cast]
(20s-40s) The fallen Angel Lucifer, he is Hell bent on destroying all human happiness by removing music and dance from the earth. He hates Johnny Baker, whose skill he sees as an affront to his own musical prowess. Proud, devious, determined, and completely without morals, but hiding an undercurrent of hurt and rejection at his core. Must play the violin very well and sing with a smoky, jazzy flair.

[Pap Baker/God/As Cast]:
(50s-80s) An old man of the mountains. Pap is a square dance banjo player and moonshiner. He has taken care of Johnny since his parents died and wants him to fulfill the role of square dance fiddler when his own time on earth is up. Also plays The Lord God Almighty in the Prologue myth. Warm, no- nonsense, and the heart of his community, though he’d never admit it. Plays the banjo and sings with a strong, wise flair.

[Robert King/As Cast]:
(40s-60s) An overly pious gold mine prospector who has moved back to the North Georgia mountains with his daughter in search of wealth. He has a past here that he has never shared with his daughter for fear of losing her… like he lost her mother. Proud and strict, he’d rather hide his emotions away than deal with pain. Bass/Baritone.

[Ruby Jones/As Cast]:
(30s-50s) Sweet and warm new neighbor of the King’s. She and her husband own a farm up the holler near the Bakers, and she’s been a member of the community her whole life. Maternal and shrewder than she first appears, she holds the key to unlocking the secret of Abigail’s Mother. Must have an incredible voice.

APPOINTMENTS
NYC Appointment ONLY auditions: February 13-14, 2020.

Union

Submission

Audition Information

Minors must be accompanied by an adult