Lyric Stage Company 2020-21 – Boston, MA EPA (with accompanist) (03.17.20) / Cancelled 03.13.20
Lyric Stage Company
Call Type: EPA
Cat. 6; $473/wk until 9/6/20. Then $506/wk.
Expected in attendance:
Courtney O’Connor, Artistic Director (Monday and Tuesday)
Dan Rodriguez, Accompanist (Tuesday)
Matt Stern, Accompanist (Tuesday)
The Lyric Stage Company of Boston will also be attending the StageSource Auditions on April 5-April 7, 2020 at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect Street, Cambridge MA 02139. For more information on those auditions, visit www.stagesource.com or call (617) 350-7611
Scripts will be available for review at StageSource, 15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103, Boston.
Please note all Equity Stage Manager positions have been filled at this time.
ASM positions are available for all shows.
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 and singers for various roles in the season. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition.
For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. No understudies are being cast.
All roles are available for inclusive casting
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that continues to promote fair consideration to ethnic minorities, women, seniors, and performers with disabilities. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Lyric Stage Co 2020-21 Season
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director: Rachel Bertone
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez
First Rehearsal: August 4, 2020
Opening: August 28, 2020
Closing: October 4, 2020
EVA PERON: (Role CAST) Female identified, E (below middle C) to a top F – strong belt. A beautiful ambitious and power-seeking woman who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by age twenty-six.
JUAN PERON: Male identified, baritone. An officer in the Argetinian army who rises to become the Argentine president.
CHE GUEVARA: Male identified, rock tenor. A political activist and the narrator of the show. A radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers.
PERON’S MISTRESS: Female identified, light contemporary mix to E. Juan Peron’s teenaged lover. AGUSTIN MAGALDI: Male identified, baritone. A tango singer and former lover of Eva.
ENSEMBLE: Approximately 7-8 actors playing a variety of roles.
By Loy A. Webb
Director: Dawn M. Simmons
First Rehearsal: September 22, 2020 Opening: October 16, 2020
Closing: November 8, 2020
GENESIS: (Role CAST) an African-American woman, natural hair, mid to late 30s. Strong-willed, wants Rashad to see her side of the story.
RASHAD: an African-American man, mid to late 30s. A firefighter, planning to propose to Genesis and make this the best night of her life.
THE BOOK OF WILL
By Lauren Gunderson
Director: Courtney O’Connor
First Rehearsal: October 27, 2020
Opening: November 20, 2020
Closing: December 19, 2020
HENRY CONDELL: Male identified, 40; feisty, hopeful friend and actor in the King’s Men. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will.
JOHN HEMINGES: Male identified, 50; reasonable friend and financial manager of the King’s Men; owner of the Globe Tap House; a good man, a gentleman, if serious. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will.
RICHARD BURBAGE/WILLIAM JAGGARD/HORATIO: Male identified, 50s; Richard is a seasoned lion of the stage, famous across England, loud and proud. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will. William is a Successful if shady publisher of books, plays, and playbills. He is confident in his ability to get what he wants. Very experienced, very connected, willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. An ass.
ELIZABETH CONDELL/EMILIA BASSANO LANIER/FRUIT SELLER/MARCELLUS: Female identified. Elizabeth is Henry’s wife, savvy and fun. Emilia is a fiery Italian feminist and poet, independent woman, lover of life (and of Shakespeare.)
REBECCA HEMINGES/ANNE HATHAWAY SHAKESPEARE: Female identified. Rebecca is John’s wife, a good wife. Strong, busy with their grocery business, a woman who has weathered much but loves her husband and sons and God. Anne is Shakespeare’s now ailing wife. Strong-willed, a classy lady, a survivor.
RALPH CRANE/BARMAN/COMPOSITOR/FRANCISCO: Male identified. Ralph is a humble scrivener of the King’s Men. Quick, sure, quiet. Barman is a Ruffian. Compositor works for Jaggard, young. Francisco is a character in Hamlet.
ALICE HEMINGES/SUSANNAH SHAKESPEARE: Female identified, 30s. Alice is John’s daughter and alewife, knows everyone and hangs with the boys. Susannah is a good girl and daughter of Shakespeare.
ED KNIGHT/ISSAC JAGGARD: Male identified. Ed is the “stage manager” for the King’s Men, self- serious and particular. Issac is Williams’s son, will inherit the business. Sensitive, an artist at heart.
MARCUS/BOY HAMLET/CRIER/BERNARDO: Male identified, 20. Marcus is the printer’s apprentice at the Jaggard print shop, nosy but honest. BOY HAMLET is a young actor. Crier is a newsboy. Bernardo is a character in Hamlet.
BEN JONSON/BARMAN 2/SIR EDWARD DERING: Male identified, 50s-60s. Ben is a poet laureate of England, friend/rival of Shakespeare. Amazing drunk. A bear of a man. Surprisingly weepy. Barman 2 is a drunk. Sir Edward Dering is a book and theatre lover.
FIRES IN THE MIRROR
By Anna Deveare Smith
Director: Megan Sandberg-Zakian
First Rehearsal: December 8, 2020
Hiatus Week: December 21-25, 2020
Opening: January 8, 2021
Closing: February 7, 2021
Actor: (Role CAST) plays all characters ranging from ages 30-50s, African-American, in a series of monologues that was created from interviews about the 1991 Crown Heights riots.
BE HERE NOW
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Director: Courtney O’Connor
First Rehearsal: January 26, 2021
Opening: February 19, 2021
Closing: March 14, 2021
BARI: Female identified, 40s-50s. A depressed, nihilistic misanthrope who undergoes a radical transformation.
PATTY COOPER: Female identified, 40s-50s. Loud and controlling and good hearted. Has never left her hometown of East Cooperville.
LUANNE COOPER: Female identified, 20. Patty’s niece. Very simple and sweet.
MIKE COOPER: Male identified, 40-60. Patty’s cousin. Mike makes beautiful art out of garbage — that’s who he is. He has a crow.
ALL MY SONS
By Arthur Miller
Director: Rebecca Bradshaw
First Rehearsal: March 2, 2021
Opening: March 26, 2021
Closing: April 25, 2021
JOE KELLER: Male identified, 60s. Exonerated after being charged with knowingly shipping defective aircraft engine cylinder heads from his factory to the military during World War II, causing the deaths of 21 pilots. For over three years he has placed the blame on his partner and former neighbor, Steve Deever, although he himself committed the crime. When the truth comes out, Joe justifies his actions by claiming that he did it for his family.
KATE KELLER: Female identified, 60s. Knows that Joe is guilty but lives in denial while mourning for her older son Larry, who has been MIA for three years. She refuses to believe that Larry is dead and maintains that Ann Deever — who returns for a visit at the request of Larry’s brother Chris — is still “Larry’s girl” and also believes that he is coming back.
CHRIS KELLER: Male identified, mid 30s. Son to Joe and Kate, WWII veteran, now works alongside his father managing the new factory. He is uncomfortable with the success his father’s business found during the war, when so many of his comrades died pointlessly; he redirects his discomfort into an idealism and an attitude of social awareness that is foreign to his family environment; wants to marry Ann; loyal and loving to his family and Ann.
ANN DEEVER: Female identified, mid 20s. dated Larry, the Keller’s other son who disappeared during the war; knows he isn’t coming back; instead, she has waited for his brother Chris to step forward and take Larry’s place in her heart; she has shunned her father for his crimes during the war, and she fully understands his assertion that if he had any suspicions of his own father, he could not live with himself; she is an honest, down-to-earth girl, and she is emboldened by the strength of certain of her convictions.
GEORGE DEEVER: Male identified, 30s. Ann’s older brother; lawyer; WWII veteran; lives with Ann and their mother in New York; his disdain is for the crime, not for the man, and now that he has been newly convinced of his father’s innocence, he is here to rescue his sister from entering the family of the man he believes is actually guilty; direct, intense and yet “quiet, as though afraid to find himself screaming.”
DR. JIM BAYLISS: Male identified, mid 30s. Joe’s neighbor, married to Sue; served in WWII alongside Chris; the neighborhood doctor; Jim is a good man who believes in the duty of one man to help another, but he at the same time acknowledges a man’s responsibility to his family; wry, easy talker; clings to self-effacing humor.
SUE BAYLISS: Female identified, 30s-40s. Nurse and mother; wife to Jim Headstrong and protective; wants the best for her family; she put her husband through medical school, and she expects more than gratitude in return; she blames Chris’s infectious, insinuating idealism for her husband’s interest in the fiscally unrewarding field of medical research.
FRANK LUBEY: Male identified, 30s. a pleasant, opinionated man; the ever-neighbor; he’s a harmless man with no understanding of the world beyond his backyard; avoided the draft in World War II, married Lydia, and had three kids; has an interest in astrology.
LYDIA LUBEY: Female identified, mid 20s. Married to Frank; dated George before; she represents a certain suburban contingent that doesn’t know much about the world, but doesn’t do much harm, either.
BERT: Male identified, 8. young curious boy who lives on the block; plays cop-and-robber games with Joe Keller, to his anxious mother’s chagrin.
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Director: Leigh Barrett
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez
First Rehearsal: April 13, 2021
Opening: May 7, 2021
Closing: June 13, 2021
ELLE WOODS: Female identified, 20-25, Gb2-G5. The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex- boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality. Must be comfortable with dogs.
WARNER HUNTINGTON III: Male identified, 20-25, Eb3-Ab4. A good-looking shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle’s heart and heads off to Harvard Law.
EMMETT FORREST: Male identified, 20-25, B2-A4. A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly.
MARGOT: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. Seemingly the dim-witted, boy-crazy friend. Must be comfortable with dogs.
SERENA: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. A UCLA cheerleader who has spunk and isn’t afraid to tell everyone her opinion.
PILAR: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. The sassy and sensible one.
VIVIENNE KENSINGTON: Female identified, 20-25, A3-F5. A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner’s fiance who initially dismisses Elle but grows to be her friend.
PAULETTE/MOTHER: Female identified, 35-45, A3-A5. A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. Must be comfortable with dogs. Also plays Elle’s mother.
PROFESSOR CALLAHAN: Male identified, 45-55, A2-F#4. A pompous, sleezy, and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful but completely immoral.
BROOKE WYNDAM/COURTNEY/WHITNEY: Female identified, 25-35, A3-G5. Brooke is an exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder. Courtney is a sales clerk. Whitney is Vivienne’s best friend.
KYLE/DEWEY/GRANDMASTER CHAD/WINTHROP: Male identified. Kyle is Paulette’s love interest. Dewey is Paulette’s ex boyfriend. Grandmaster Chad is a fraternity boy who distracts Elle from studying for the LSAT. Winthrop is a Harvard admissions officer. Also plays Elle’s dad.
ENID/CHUTNEY/KATE: Female identified, 22-27, G3-G5. Enid is a Harvard law student and extreme feminist. An active personality and active in the Peace Corps. Chutney is Brooke’s stepdaughter and dislikes that Brooke was married to her father. Kate is the booksmart sorority sister.
PFORZHEIMER/PADAMADAN/NIKOS: Male identified. Pforzheimer is a Harvard admissions officer. Padamadan is a Harvard admissions student who fled his country because of coup d’etat. Nikos is Brooke’s pool boy and a witness in the courtroom.
LOWELL/AARON/CARLOS/FATHER: Male identified. Lowell is a Harvard admissions officer. Aaron is a Harvard law student who writes financial codes. Carlos is Nikos’ boyfriend. Also plays Elle’s dad.
APPOINTMENTS / Updated 02.27.20
AEA members: follow the following link and select the time you would like to be seen.
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140 Clarendon St
Boston, MA 02116-5169
WHEN / Cancelled 03.13.20
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Break 2 to 3 (Accompanist provided)
Out of an abundance of caution, the producers have chosen to cancel this EPA for the safety of our members and everyone involved. They anticipate rescheduling the auditions for Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14, still yet to be confirmed.
WHAT TO PREPARE
Audition slots are FIVE (5) minutes long. Each actor has TWO (2) minutes to perform. Please prepare appropriate material of your choosing, which may be from one or more of the season’s shows. Scripts and a reader will be provided at both auditions. If selecting a side, please be prepared to state your starting and stopping places (theatre will not provide audition sides). You may audition for one or more roles in the season. If singing, please bring sheet music. ACCOMPANIST WILL BE PROVIDED THIS DAY. Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition, stapled together
Minors must be accompanied by an adult