Jody Feldman, assoc. prod.
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Jody Feldman, assoc. prod.
Casting the Alliance Theatre 2014-2015 season. Lort B season includes "Bull Durham" (Ron Shelton, book; Susan Werner, lyrics; Kip Fagan, dir. Rehearsals begin July 29; close Oct. 5); "Steel Magnolias" (Robert Harling, writer; Judith Ivey, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 23; closes Nov. 9); "A Christmas Carol" (Rosemary Newcott, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 31; closes Dec. 24); "Tuck Everlasting" (Claudia Shear, book; Nathan Tysen, lyrics; Chris Miller, music; Casey Nicholaw, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 9; closes Feb. 22, 2015); and "Tell Me My Dream" (Pearl Cleage, writer; Susan Booth, dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 17, 2015; closes May 10, 2015). Lort D season includes "Native Guard" (Natasha Trethewey, poetry; Susan Booth, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 2; closes Oct. 19); "The CA Lyons Project" (Tsehave Geralyn Hebert, writer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 20, 2015; closes Mar. 8, 2015); and "Edward Foote" (Phillip DePoy, writer; Susan Booth, dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 3, 2015; closes Apr. 19, 2015).
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Season runs Sept. 13, 2014- Apr. 19, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Pays $812/wk. (LORT B) and $600/wk (LORT D) Equity LORT Non-Rep B & D Contracts.
ALLIANCE STAGE – LORT B THEATRE
Book by Ron Shelton and Lyrics by Susan Werner
Directed by Kip Fagan
1ST Reh: 7/29/14. Closes: 10/5/14
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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
By Robert Harling
Directed by Judith Ivey
1st reh: 9/23/14. Closes: 11/9/14
(35‐45, Caucasian) – Owns the beauty shop. Vivacious. Dispenses advice with lots of hairspray.
(18-24, Caucasian) – Newly hired assistant. Moves form unsure to wild to religious.
(55 – late 60s, Caucasian) – Widow of former mayor. Grand dame. Elegant, sophisticated, a true beauty.
(19, Caucasian) Prettiest girl in town. Loves pink. Strong willed, passionate.
(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.
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.
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.
TELL ME MY DREAM
By Pearl Cleage
Directed by Susan Booth
1st reh: 3/17/15. Closes: 5/10/15
(12) – African American girl, loves music, a passion she shares with her grandfather.
(65) – African American man, grandfather to Mary and Jeremiah
(12) – White, Northern, American girl, Mary’s best friend
(12) – African American boy, member of a cappella singing group
(12) – American boy, a cappella member
(18) – African American girl, student at Spelman College
(18) – African American boy, student at Morehouse College
HERTZ STAGE – LORT D THEATRE
Poetry by Natasha Trethewey
Directed by Susan Booth
1st reh: 9/2/14. Closes: 10/19/14
Script still in development
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.
(Mid 50s, African American) - Mother of Amy "Amandla/Sister Afrika" Kent.
(40s, African American) - Signing role, or played by deaf actress, whenever possible. Bethlehem's mother, deaf.
(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.
(Late 20s - early 30s, African American) - Non speaking role. Bethlehem Dunning's fiancé.
(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.
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