Paramount Theatre 2020-21 Season – Equity Video Submission (Deadline 05.06.20)

Aurora Civic Center Authority
Aurora, IL

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LOA / COST
LOA to COST $741 per week minimum Pending Equity Approval

PERSONNEL
Please see attached breakdown for specific personnel attached to each production.

OTHER DATES
Please See Attached Breakdown

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
Seeking strong actors and singers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.

BREAKDOWN

Paramount Theatre

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Cinderella – Groundhog Day – Ragtime

NOTE: We are not looking for child performers (under the age of 16) at this time.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to casting@paramountarts.com. The video should include two one-minute cuts of songs- one legit and one contemporary musical theatre. Please include which shows you are interested in and available for. Submissions will be accepted from the time of this posting to 11:59pm on Wednesday, May 6th 2020.

A note about casting (adopted from language with consent originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Traquin of actors Theatre of Louisville):

Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following character descriptions. However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

CINDERELLA (Enchanted Version)

PERSONNEL:
Brenda Didier- Director and Co-Choreographer
Kory Danielson- Music Director
Tiffany Krause- Co-Choreographer
Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director
Jim Corti- Artistic Director

PRODUCTION DATES:
First Rehearsal: Monday, October 12, 2020
Tech: Thursday, November 5, 2020
First Preview: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Press Opening: Friday, November 20, 2020
Closing: Sunday, January 17, 2021

CINDERELLA
20s
A shy and very sweet orphaned girl with inner strength who lives with her wicked stepmother and mean stepsisters. She is a dreamer and is determined to find a better life for herself.

PRINCE CHRISTOPHER
20s
A youthful, handsome, but reluctant, prince searching for his independence and for his true love.

FAIRY GODMOTHER/CINDERELLA’S MOTHER
35+
Comedic actress/singer
A loving, maternal, mysterious character who believes in Cinderella and helps her fulfill her wish for a better life.

STEPMOTHER
35+
Character actress
An evil woman who is unkind to Cinderella, yet dotes on her own 2 unkind daughters.

GRACE
20+
One of Cinderella’s stepsisters. Taller and awkward in her appearance.

JOY
20+
Cinderella’s other stepsister; a bit shorter than Grace, Joy is the sullen one; with a unique laugh.

QUEEN CONSTANTINA
Comedic 40+
Prince Christopher’s mother; she wants the best for her son, and tries to keep her husband, the King, in line.

KING MAXIMILLIAN
40+
Prince Christopher’s father, who gives the young man advice; This is a comedic character.

LIONEL
35+
The prince’s Royal Steward; and his one true ally and friend. (partner in crime/comic relief).

ENSEMBLE ROLES

All ages
Various Ensemble Roles (many with solos) of Merchants, Villagers, Ball, Animals, and Wedding Guests

Must be able to sing, dance, and move well. Puppeteering experience a plus.

GROUDHOG DAY

PERSONNEL:
Jim Cori- Director and Artistic Director
Tom Vendafreddo- Music Director
TBD- Choreographer
Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director

PRODUCTION DATES:
First Rehearsal: Monday, January 11, 2021
Tech: Thursday, February 4th, 2021
First Preview: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Press Opening: Friday, February 19, 2021
Closing: Sunday, March 28, 2021

PHIL CONNORS
35+
Over it and everybody, a burned-out TV weatherman, resentful, entitled. Phil casts a long shadow over people he sees as beneath him. The show starts out as a head-trip of a farce, so physical agility and comedy skills (even dance) are a plus. Power vocal range- from folk, to rock, to Broadway- with acting chops and emotional accessibility to match. Tragi-comic, truthful, dark, deep, ultimately wins our hearts with his sincere exuberance and euphoria as he is transformed.

RITA
30+
A TV producer, professional, down to earth, empath, but knows what she wants, and knows what she does not want even more. The very real, relatable, sweet heart at the core of the story but not without her own quirks and can be very funny. A rock-infused, soprano-belt, with a big emotional range.

NANCY
25+
A surprisingly frank, revealing character. Self-aware, up against the odds, a fatalistic surrender to her never-changing lot in life as the “pretty one.” In a rut of her own. Extremely sympathetic, sadly poignant with smiling resignation.

TOWNSPEOPLE OF PUNXSUTAWNEY
20s+
Ned Ryerson, Gus, Ralph, Chubby Man, Mrs. Lancaster (Doris), Debbie, Fred, Sheriff, Jeff (Sheriff’s Son) Deputy, Old Jenson, Hot Dog Vendor, Larry, Buster, Lady Storm Chaser, Joelle, Piano Teacher – singing, dancing, actors representing a wide range of detailed character studies.

These folks have a fantastical yet small hometown charm about them. For one day a year, they are the most upbeat, the sweetest, most enthusiastic bunch of characters. Community pride in the tradition of Feb 2nd, Groundhog Day, with the eyes of everyone in America upon their town, Punxsutawney, is everything to them. Groundhog merch and swag is worn everywhere and the cheeriness repeated over and over again is in sharp contrast to Phil Connors resentment at simply being there.

RAGTIME

PERSONNEL:
Jim Cori- Director and Artistic Director
Tom Vendafreddo- Music Director
TBD- Choreographer
Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director
Jim Corti- Artistic Director

PRODUCTION DATES:
First Rehearsal: Monday, March 29, 2021
Tech: Thursday, April 22, 2021
First Preview: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Press Opening: Friday, May 7, 2021
Closing: Sunday, June 13, 2021

SARAH
African American, 18-25
A washwoman who is adopted into Mother’s home when Mother finds Sarah’s baby in the garden.

COALHOUSE
African American ,25-35
A proud, sophisticated man who fights to live within his social boundaries and then rebels against them when that is not good enough.

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
African American, 45-55
The dominant figure in the Black community of the United States at the turn of the century.

MOTHER
Caucasian, 25-35
A strong, kind, woman who defies social norms to do the things she feels are right.

FATHER
Caucasian, 30-45
Rich. Conservative. Staunch in his ways but not intentionally unkind.

GRANDFATHER
Caucasian, 50-65
Mother’s conservative father. A retired professor. Irritated by everything.

YOUNGER BROTHER
Caucasian, 20-30
Mother’s younger brother who has his heart broken by Evelyn Nesbit and joins Coalhouse in his protests towards discrimination. He is a young man in search of something.

LITTLE BOY
Caucasian, 7-10
Mother and Father’s son. We see this world through his eyes.

TATEH
Caucasian, 30-40
A haggard, Latvian immigrant who dreams the “American Dream” for himself and his daughter.

LITTLE GIRL
Caucasian, 7-10
Tateh’s daughter, a young Latvian girl in a new home.

EMMA GOLDMAN
Caucasian, 30-40
The Russian born radical anarchist in early 1900’s New York City.

EVELYN NESBIT
Caucasian, 18-25
The beautiful vaudeville performer, famous for the murder of her high profile lover by her rich husband.

HENRY FORD
Caucasian, 35-45
An American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company.

HOUDINI
Caucasian, 25-35
The famous magician who immigrated to America and made a name for himself largely as an escape artist.

J.P. MORGAN Caucasian, 60-65
The rich, famous financier.

WILLIE CONKLIN
Caucasian, 25-40
A racist volunteer fireman who destroys Coalhouse’s car.

ENSEMBLE
All Races and Ethnicities, 18+
Citizens of New Rochelle and Harlem, Coalhouse supporters, reporters, and various other supporting roles.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit a video along with your headshot/resume via YouTube, Vimeo, or Dropbox to casting@paramountarts.com. The video should include two one-minute cuts of songs- one legit and one contemporary musical theatre. Please include which shows you are interested in and available for.

Deadline: 05/06/2020

SUBMIT TO
casting@paramountarts.com

Union

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