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Arvada Center 2014-15 Season Musicals

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Company

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
David Nehls, res. musical dir.; Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck, res. choreo.; Rod A Lansberry, artistic dir.; Wojcik/Seay Casting, casting.

Production Description

Casting the Arvada Center 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Memphis" (Rod A Lansberry, dir.; Rehearsals begin Aug. 19; runs Sept. 9-28); "She Loves Me" (Gavin Mayer, dir.; Rehearsals begin Nov. 4; runs Nov. 25-Dec. 21); "Man of No Importance" (Rod A Lansberry, dir.; Rehearsals begin April 7; runs April 28-May 17, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Arvada, CO.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $812 min./wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep B Contract.

Auditions

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Role Breakdown

"MEMPHIS"

HUEY
Caucasian, 20s-30s. Frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero, who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local white Radio station. Ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for Huey in segregated Memphis. Tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/r&b style.

FELICIA
African American, 20s-30s. Beautiful, wide-eyed. Fiercely gifted singer. Follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed. High r&b belt.

DELRAY
African American man, 30s-40s. Felicia's older brother. Owns the club on Beale Street where she sings. Realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond. Baritenor with great pop/rock/r&b voice.

GLADYS
Caucasian, 40s-60s. Huey's stern, traditional blue-collar, Southern mother. Has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, whom she loves but about whom she constantly worries. Strong singer with alto-belt mix; excellent actor with comic skills.

GATOR
African American man, 20s-30s. Bartender at Delray's - hasn't spoken since age five, when he saw his father killed. As the story progresses, Gator finds his voice again. Requires an excellent actor and singer (great r&b Baritenor); comic timing a plus.

BOBBY
African American, 30s-40s. Janitor at Mr. Simmons' radio station. Full of personality and heart. Great gospel voice. Role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as he has a dance break in his show-stopping number ''Big Love'' Comic skills a plus.

MR. SIMMONS
Caucasian, 40s-60s. Conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start. The strong, Southern, commanding businessman becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command. Great actor who is comfortable singing.

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"SHE LOVES ME"

AMALIA BALASH
(Soprano: Range: C4 - B5) to play 25 – 35: The eager new employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie, Attractive, personable, but a tad shy despite being a skilled saleswoman, she easily becomes intimidated and nervous. A little too sharp for her own good? A dreamer with the ability to take charge Attractive, bright, and a lover of literature.

GEORG NOWACK
(Baritone, Range: B2 - F4) To play 25-45: An established employee of Maraczek's Parfumerie, he resembles a hopeless romantic Soft-spoken, well-read, personable, and strong. Shy and intelligent. A respected colleague and citizen.

ILONA RITTER
(Mezzo-Soprano Range: F#3 - E5) to play 35-45: A woman experienced in both life and men. A bit weary, but enjoys the mentor role. Employed at Maraczek's Parfumerie, sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love.

STEVEN KODALY
(High baritone/tenor Range: B2 - A4) to play 35-50: A handsome ladies’ man. Well respected and liked employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie, though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer with the charm to stay out of trouble.

LADISLAV SIPOS
(Baritone Range: A2 - E4) to play 40+: Family man stuck in a dull existence. Very agreeable. A friend to all. Not the brightest employee at Maraczek's Parfumerie. A confidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father.

MR. MARACZEK
(Baritone, Range: B2 - C4) to play50+: Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie, with a commanding presence. A disciplined businessman. A stubborn perfectionist who runs a tight shop. His dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.

ARPAD LASZLO
(Tenor, Range: Bb2 - E4) to play 18 -25: Bright young delivery boy at Maraczek's Parfumerie. His exuberance is infectious and commitment to his job remarkable. Ambitious, studious, and adorable.

WAITER
(Tenor Bari –Tenor) to play 25+: "Headwaiter" Proud man with a singular goal. A slightly-androgynous, flamboyant cafe manager who runs a tight ship and expects discretion and efficiency for his patrons. Male, indeterminate age Range: Baritone-Tenor (comic).

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"MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE"

ADELE
Female, (Range: C4 - F5) To play 18-25 yrs; A girl new to Alfie's bus route who he thinks will be perfect for his play. She is a young, sweet, "small-town" girl who is wise beyond her years. A shy beauty, newly arrived in Dublin

ALFIE
Male,(Range: A2 - E4) To play 35-45 yrs; Average looks and build, he is a dreamer who idolizes Oscar Wilde. He is in love with Robbie but wrestles with his sexuality throughout the story.

BALDY
Male, (Range: B2 - G4) To play 50-70 yrs; Also known as James Michael O'Shea, he is the resident stage manager at St. Imelda's. He lost his wife early in life. Is Alfie’s closest friend.

BRETON BERET
Male (Range: A2 - C4) To play 20-35 yrs; Seduces Alfie in order to beat him up for being gay

CARNEY
Male, (Range: A2 - G4) To play 45-60 yrs; The local butcher who is the usual star of Alfie's productions and boasts an ego about it. The most socially and morally conservative member of the community. Doubles as Oscar Wilde.

ERNIE LALLY
Male, (Range: B2 - G4) To play 25-40 yrs; The company set designer.

LILLY BYRNE
Female, (Range: E3 - C5) To play 40-50 yrs; Alfie's sister who cares deeply for him, but finds him odd. She is socially and morally conservative.

MISS CROWE
Female, (Range: B3 - A5) To play 40-60 yrs; The company costume designer.

MRS. CURTIN
Female, (Range: A3 - D5) To play 30-40 yrs; An actor in the company and the choreographer.

MRS. PATRICK
Female, (Range: G3 - E5) To play 35-45 yrs; Robbie's married lover and the mother of three children with a secret life

RASHER FLYNN
Male, (Range: A2 - E4) To play25-35 yrs; The company technician. Heavy smoker and former All-Ireland gymnast, doubles

ROBBIE
Male, (Range: C3 - A4) To play 20-35 yrs; Alfie's coworker and closest friend. He is charming, honest and likeable.

KENNY / CARSON
Male (Baritone) To play 50 – 60 yrs; Father, Priest of the Parish, doubles as Carson the bus inspector.

MRS. GRACE / KITTY FARELLY
to play 30 – 40 Mezzo homemaker and an actor in the troupe. I actor doubles as both.