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2014-15 Media Theatre Season

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Company

Media Theatre
Jesse Cline, artistic dir.; Dann Dunn, dir.-choreo.; Scott Anthony, music dir.

Production Description

Casting 2014-15 Media Theatre season, which includes: "The Addams Family" (Andrew Lippa, music-lyrics; Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, book; Rehearsals begin Sept. 2; runs Sept. 24-Nov. 2); "Les Miserables" (Claude-Michel Schonberg, music; Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer, lyrics; Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil, book; Rehearsals begin Oct. 27; runs Nov. 19-Jan. 11, 2015); "The Miracle Worker" (William Gibson, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 12; runs Jan. 28-Feb. 15, 2015); "Ghost the Musical" (David A. Stewart & Glen Ballard, music; Bruce Joel Rubin, David A. Stewart & Glen Ballard, lyrics; Bruce Joel Rubin, book; Rehearsals begin Feb. 9; runs March 24-29, 2015); "Hello Dolly" (Jerry Herman, music-lyrics; Michael Stewart, book; Rehearsals begin March 23; runs April 15-May 17, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs in Media, PA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $542/wk. Equity LOA ref. to LORT Contract.

Auditions

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Role Breakdown

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Gomez Addams
Male, 40-50, Bari-Tenor. Man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an Addams

Morticia Addams
Female, 40-59, Soprano. In shape, attractive, leggy, the strength of the family, an easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit

Uncle Fester
Male, 40-59. Family member who serves as the musical's narrator, larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence

Wednesday Addams
Female, 18-25. Attractive, in shape girl who has the same dry wit & sensibility of her mother, finds love with a normal boy (Lucas)

Grandmama
Female, 50+. Feisty 102-year-old woman, fun and quirky, but don’t mess with her; need a comedic actress with strong character vocals

Pugsley Addams
Male, 11-15,. Young actor, plays 12 years old, a charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister

Lurch
Male, 30+, any ethnictiiy. Very tall, the Addams butler who knows & sees all, speaks in moans and groans; need a character actor with low bass vocals.

Mal Beineke
Male, 40-50. Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice, at one time was a follower of the Grateful Dead

Alice Beineke
Female, 35-45. Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family; puts aside her own desires, in shape, quirky, often speaks in rhyme

Lucas Beineke
Male, 18-25, any ethnicity. Caucasian male, attractive, in shape young man. Fell in love with Wednesday Addams. Plans to marry her

The Ancestors (Chorus / Ensemble):
Males & Females, 20-64, any ethnicity. Sings, have fun and move well, quirky sensibility, knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus

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LES MISERABLES

Jean Valjean
Male, 35-49, sings to B (high lyric baritone or tenor with strong low notes), a poor peasant who rises to affluence, has great natural nobility

Javert
Male, 35-49, baritone, sings to G, a policeman who relentlessly hunts Valjean, ideally a large man, the ultimate law & order figure, obsessed

Thenardier
Male, 35-49, strong comic character role, a crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief, greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar, baritone

Marius
Male, 20-29, high baritone (sings to A) with a strong bottom (to A), a member of the revolutionary student movement, attractive & romantic

Enjorlas
Male, 20-35, high baritone (to G sharp/A), very strong singer, a charismatic political figure, the leader of the revolutionary movement

Fantine
Female, 25-40, belt up to C, sings to E flat, a poor factory girl, struggling to support her fatherless daughter, later is a pauper, a prostitute;

Cosette
Lyric soprano. The younger the better, Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child), delicate, elegant, vulnerable, beautiful

Eponine
Female, 18-25, an enormous and beautiful belt voice (to C in belt; sings to E flat), the daughter of the Thenardiers, but in no way behaves like them

Madame Thenardier
Female, 30-45, tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar, strong character comedienne role, belter

Gavroche
Male, 7-11, a spunky street urchin, lots of personality, sings very well

Young Cosette and Young Eponine
Female, 7-11, sweet, innocent waifs with pretty soprano voices.

Ensemble:
various types, ages & vocal ranges to play various characters

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THE MIRACLE WORKER

Annie Sullivan:
Female, 22-28, Caucasian Helen’s teacher, a strong & vibrant woman who is determined to connect Helen to the world, there is a crude vitality to her

Helen Keller
Female, 9-11, Caucasian. Deaf blind mute, trapped in her own world, unable to speak, hear, or see. Is almost not human as she has been blind & deaf

Captain Arthur Keller:
Male, 40-50, Caucasian Helen’s father

Kate Keller:
Female, 28-38, Caucasian, Helen’s mother who is tormented by Helen’s perceivably insurmountable disability. Seeks to please Helen in order to avoid the tantrums

James Keller:
Male, 18-25, Caucasian Helen’s half-brother, son of the captain, described as indolent, sees Helen as mentally defective and believes it best she be put in an asylum

Aunt Ev:
Female, 40-60, Any ethnicity. Helen’s aunt, a talkative, opinionated woman who serves as the catalyst for the Kellers’ contact with the Perkins School for the Blind

Anagnos:
Male, 40-55, Any ethnicity. Annie’s counselor at the Perkins Institution for the Blind, a dear & kind man who is very fond of Annie, serves as a mentor & friend

Viney
Female, 30-50, African Descent, African American servant, cheerful and very loving towards the Keller children.

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GHOST, THE MUSICAL

Sam Wheat
Male, Caucasian mid-20s to early 30s, tall/handsome, excellent pop/rock tenor, master of his own universe with regard to business and commerce

Molly Jensen
Female, Caucasian late 20s, excellent singer, mezzo with high belt, an artist & woman of the world, an optimist, self-made & independent

Carl Bruner
Male, Caucasian early 30s, high baritone/baritone, Sam’s best friend, desperately wants everything Sam has – including Molly

Oda Mae Brown
Female, African Descent, African American 30s-40s, needs strong comic chops & must have a big soulful vocal, a medium, spirit reader & advisor, she is a smart charlatan

Willie Lopez:
Male, Hispanic early 30s, a tough thug, hired to mug Sam & ends up killing him

Louise Brown/Clara Brown
Female, African Descent, African American 30+, must have strong comic chops, vivid characters & have big soulful voices. Oda Mae’s sisters & cohorts in her scams

Subway Ghost
Male, All Ethnicities 20s, vocal & physical dexterity essential, nimble physicality very useful, ability to do any acro tricks an advantage.

Ensemble
Males & Females, 20’s+, Any Ethnicity. All ages. Sing and move well. Seeking an Ethnic mix to play the wide variety of the residents and characters of New York City.

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HELLO DOLLY

Dolly Gallagher Levi
Female, 35-50, Excellent singer, Any Ethnicity, a charming, vivacious, meddling matchmaker for hire; a widow who has decided to begin her life again

Horace Vandergelder
Male, 45-65, baritone. Any Ethnicity. A client of Dolly Levi; a widower of some means; believes he wants a docile young wife to take care of him

Irene Molloy
Female, 20-35, soprano, Any Ethnicity, a milliner with a hat shop in New York City; she yearns for romance

Cornelius Hackl:
Male, 20-35, Any Ethnicity, yearns for one exciting day in NYC; a romantic at heart; falls in love with Irene

Minnie Fay
Female, character soprano, 18-30, Any Ethnicity. Excitable, fast talking, & naïve

Barnaby:
18-30, sweet, gullible, & follows along with whatever Cornelius suggests

Ermingarde
Female, 18-25, Any Ethnicity, the young niece of Horace Vandergelder; cries often & wants her independence

Ambrose Kemper
Male, 18-25, Any Ethnicity, an explosive young artist seeking to marry Ermingard

Ernestina Money
Female, 25-40, Any Ethnicity, an eccentric looking girl in need of Dolly’s matchmaker services; good comic timing

Rudolf
Male, 40-69, Any Ethnicity, the major-domo of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant.

Judge
Male, 50-69, Any Ethnicity, white whiskered night court judge; easily moved to tears by romance.

Ensemble:
types, ages and vocal ranges who sing & move well to play characters in NYC at the turn of the 20th century