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Alliance Theatre 14-15 Season

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Company

Alliance Theatre
Jody Feldman, associate prod.

Production Description

Casting Alliance Theatre 14-15 season. Season includes: "Bull Durham" (Ron Shelton, book; Susan Werner, lyrics; Kip Fagan, dir. Rehearsals begin July 29, 2014; closes Oct. 5, 2014), "Steel Magnolias" (Robert Harling, by; Judith Ivey, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 23, 2014; closes Nov. 9, 2014), "A Christmas Carol" (Rosemary Newcott, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 31, 2014; closes Dec. 24, 2014), "Tuck Everlasting" (Claudia Shear, book; Nathan Tysen, lyrics; Chris Miller, music; Casey Nicholaw, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 9, 2014; closes Feb. 22, 2015), "Tell Me My Dream" (Pearl Cleage, by; Susan Booth, dir. Rehearsals begin March 17, 2015; closes May 10, 2015), "Native Guard" (Natasha Trethewey, poetry; Susan Booth, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 2, 2014; closes Oct. 19, 2014), "The CA Lyons Project" (Tsehaye Geralyn Hebert, by Rehearsals begin Jan. 20, 2015; closes March 8, 2015), and "Edward Foote" (Phillip DePoy, by; Susan Booth, dir. Rehearsals begin March 3, 2015; closes April 19, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs Sept. 13, 2014-April 19, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $812 & $600/wk. AEA min. Equity LORT Non-Rep Cat. B & D Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

ALLIANCE STAGE – LORT B THEATRE

BULL DURHAM
Book by Ron Shelton and Lyrics by Susan Werner
Directed by Kip Fagan
1ST Reh: 7/29/14. Closes: 10/5/14

ANNIE SAVOY:
(38 – 42) The sexy, curvy, warm and fiery High Priestess of the Durham Bulls. Annie is beautiful without being a beauty queen, smart without being overbearing, gloriously eccentric and more than a little cautious about embarking upon relationships that could last more than a season. She must have a great, southern fried rock voice, in the world Bonnie Raitt or Reba McIntyre.

CRASH DAVIS:
(mid 30’s – early 40’s) A Baseball veteran who must decide whether to continue playing the sport he loves or hang up his mitt for love. Crash once hit it big in the major league but has found himself back at square one, with the minors. Ruggedly handsome, charismatic with a dry wit and tons of charm. Great pop/rock baritenor.

JOE ‘SKIP’ RIGGINS
(40's - 50's) the Manager of the Durham Bulls. Pragmatic, practical, wry, tough and frustrated by the field of ineptitude. He may once have been in shape but isn’t necessarily now. Loves the games, loves the plays but is a realist. Strong singer with an excellent sense of harmony.

LARRY HOCKETT
(Late 30s – 40s) Crash Davis’ contemporary but Larry’s moved off the field. A pitching coach who rarely cracks a book. Larry has a limited but defective view of life and baseball. Strong singer with an excellent falsetto and a strong sense of pitch and rhythm. A bear of a man.

JIMMY:
(20s) Caucasian. Devout Baptist and Baseball Player. As devoted to one as to the other. Completely heterosexual, completely chaste and completely inexperienced. A pitcher, searching for meaning in the Minor Leagues. Strong pop/rock voice.

HACK ARNOLD
(20s)
A catcher. Cocky but sweet. Never takes no for an answer, especially when it comes to the ladies. Surrounded by handlers and promoters. The next big thing. Must be a brilliant comedian, over 5'10", extremely fit and have a great sense of rhythm.

MALE ENSEMBLE:
(20s- late 50s) Various ages and ethnicities Male singers who move well, who are athletic and know their way around a baseball field. Must be funny, must know baseball, must be physically agile, fit and over 5'10". Great pop/rock voices.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE:
(20s - late 50s) various ages and ethnicities. Great singers to play girlfriends, wives, reporters and fans. Must have terrific pop / folk / rock voices with ranges. Must have humor and move extremely well

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STEEL MAGNOLIAS
By Robert Harling
Directed by Judith Ivey
1st reh: 9/23/14. Closes: 11/9/14

6 WOMEN

TRUVY JONES
(35‐45, Caucasian) – Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.

ANNELLE DUPUP-DESOTO
(18-24, Caucasian) – Newly hired assistant. Moves form unsure to wild to religious.

CLAIREE BELCHER
(55 – late 60s, Caucasian) – Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.

SHELBY EATENTON-LATCHERIE
(19, Caucasian) Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.

M'LYNN EATENTON
(40 to 50’s, Caucasian) ‐ Shelby’s mother. Always knows what’s best. Strong, stubborn, the heart of the piece.

OUISER (pronounced WEEZER) BOUDREAUX
(55 to late 60s, Caucasian) – Wealthy curmudgeon. Tough, eccentric.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Directed by Rosemary Newcott
1st reh: 10/31/14. Closes: 12/24/14

An ensemble of 17. Multiple ethnicities, gender and age. This show is cast entirely with local Atlanta area performers.

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TUCK EVERLASTING
Book by Claudia Shear and Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
Music by Chris Miller
Directed by Casey Nicholaw
1st reh: 12/9/14. Closes: 2/22/15

MAE (MA TUCK) ( 30s) – mother figure

ANGUS (PA TUCK) (40s) – father figure

JESSE TUCK (17) – younger son

MILES TUCK (21) – the eldest son, “a nervous groom”

NANA – older woman

BETSY FOSTER (MOTHER) (30s) – young widow

WINNIE FOSTER (10) – little girl

MAN IN YELLOW SUIT (60s) – very tall, very thin old man

CONSTABLE JOE (no age or ethnicity specified)

HUGO - (no age or ethnicity specified)

ENSEMBLE CHORUS – actors, singers. various ages and ethnicities.

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TELL ME MY DREAM
By Pearl Cleage
Directed by Susan Booth
1st reh: 3/17/15. Closes: 5/10/15

MARY SOLOMON
(12) – African American girl, loves music, a passion she shares with her grandfather.

JAMES SOLOMON
(65) – African American man, grandfather to Mary and Jeremiah

SUSANNAH GILES
(12) – White, Northern, American girl, Mary’s best friend

WALLACE ANDERSON
(12) – African American boy, member of a cappella singing group

JEREMY GLASS
(12) – American boy, a cappella member

ANNA BUTLER
(18) – African American girl, student at Spelman College

JEREMIAH SOLOMON
(18) – African American boy, student at Morehouse College

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HERTZ STAGE – LORT D THEATRE

NATIVE GUARD
Poetry by Natasha Trethewey
Directed by Susan Booth
1st reh: 9/2/14. Closes: 10/19/14

Script still in development

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THE CA LYONS PROJECT
By Tsehaye Geralyn Hebert
Directed by TBD
1st Reh: 1/20/15. Closes: 3/8/15

AMANDLA SISTER AFRKIA/AMY KENT
(mid 30s, African American) – acting, dancing role Afrocentric dancer who leads the company in CA's absence.

BETHLEHEM "BETH" DUNNING
(Mid to late 20s, African American) – acting, dancing, signing role. Classically trained ballet dancer.

CHAOS UNIT/ CHRISTINE CROSS
(18, African American ) - dancing role, tattooed and pierced.

ROSE KENT
(Mid 50s, African American) - Mother of Amy "Amandla/Sister Afrika" Kent.

GRACIOUS DUNNING
(40s, African American) - Signing role, or played by deaf actress, whenever possible. Bethlehem's mother, deaf.

MELODY CROSS
(early 20s, African American) - Chaos Unit's deceased mother

C. A. LYONS JR
(late 30s, African American) - Founder, artistic director, choreographer, The New Black Dance Company

CLYDE "PRETTY BOY" WYLIE
(late 20s - early 30s, African American) - Non speaking role. CA’s lover.

ATTY. RICHARD KENT
(Mid 50s, African American) - Sister Afrika's father.

GEOFFREY FRIEND
(Late 20s - early 30s, African American) - Non speaking role. Bethlehem Dunning's fiancé.

STAN CROSS
(40s, African American) - Chaos Unit's father.

MR. and MRS. C. A. LYONS, SR
(Mid 50s, African American) - Non Speaking roles. LYONS's father and mother.

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EDWARD FOOTE
By Phillip DePoy
Directed by Susan Booth
1st reh: 3/3/15. Closes: 4/19/15

REECE (early 30s, Caucasian) - a self-styled preacher

NIGELLA (about 15, Caucasian) - a headstrong orphan girl

MRS. NEVINS (30, Caucasian) - a high-strung woman

RAY EARL (40s or older, Caucasian) - a grizzled stranger in his 40s or older

MR. NEVINS (30s, Caucasian) married to Mrs. Nevins, more level-headed