Jane Austen’s Persuasion Song Cycle – Online Recording & Live NYC Showcase
New York, NY 10956
Jane Austen’s PERSUASION Song Cycle
Music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Lyrics by Emily King
Jane Austen’s PERSUASION Song Cycle does justice to the brilliance of Austen’s writing by pairing witty and intelligent lyrics with her contemporary musical genius Beethoven’s chamber music, and telling her most compelling story through song. The Finale celebrates Jane Austen, and her ability to create happy endings in her stories, when real life so often sadly disappoints.
Conceived as a Regency period fancy-dress concert version with piano quintet and 8 classically-trained singers. Dances, pantomime and period illustrations as projections create the atmosphere of time, place and seasickness.
Submission by video.
Non-contractual Equity Showcase guidelines for live performance
Emily King – Director and Producing Artistic Director
Submissions will be viewed by:
Emily King – Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre
Emily Duncan – Musical Director
Online YouTube broadcast series — Winter 2021
Live performance, NY Summerfest 2021
Opening – July 20, 2021
Closing – July 24, 2021
more dates pending
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. Pastiche NYC actively supports BIPOC performers.
Experienced classically-trained performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed.
Some roles are already cast, but we will be happy to see your work in any category listed below.
Home recordings will require Zoom video or equivalent, along with a parallel high-quality simultaneous audio recording.
(doubling will be necessary for live performances; less so for online recording)
CAPTAIN FREDERICK WENTWORTH: Baritone. Mid-30s; Strong commanding presence, ironic sense of romance, resents still being in love with Anne Elliott. Male, BIPOC preferred.
LOUISA MUSGRAVE/MRS. CLAY: Character soprano. 20-ish; Silly but crafty. Female.
ADMIRAL CROFT/MR. SHEPARD: Bass baritone. 40s; Older, wiser. Male.
MRS.CROFT/MRS SMITH: Mezzosoprano. 30s; Commonsensical. Female, BIPOC preferred.
MR. WILLIAM ELLIOTT: Patter tenor. 30-ish; Snarky, superficial, charming. Male.
Video submissions starting December 1 through 10, 2020. Actors should submit a song up to three minutes by video link (such as YouTube or Vimeo). Email your video link, and required headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in. Place your name and role in the Subject line.
December 1, 2020 – July 24, 2021
HOW TO APPLY
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