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Asolo Repertory Theatre 2014-15 Season

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Company

Asolo Repertory Theatre
Stephanie Klapper, Lauren O’Connell, and Anna Ciamporcero, casting.

Production Description

Casting Asolo Repertory Theatre's 2014-15 season. Season includes: "South Pacific" (Richard Rodgers, music; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyrics; Oscar Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, book; Rob Ruggiero, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct.14; previews begin Nov. 11; closes Dec. 28, 2014); "The Matchmaker" (Thornton Wilder, writer; Peter Amster, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 2, 2014; previews begin Jan. 6; closes April 11, 2015); "Good People" (David Lindsay-Abraire, writer; Greg Leaming, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 3, 2014; previews begin Jan. 14; closes Feb. 26, 2015); "Both Your Houses" (Maxwell Anderson, writer; Frank Galati, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 16, 2014; previews begin Jan. 21; closes April 12, 2015); "Our Betters" (Somerset Maugham, writer; Michael Donald Edwards, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 27; previews begin March 11; closes April 19, 2015); "It Only Takes a Moment" (Gordon Greenberg, dir. Rehearsals begin March 31; previews begin April 28; closes June 2, 2015); and show TBD (rehearsals begin March 10; previews begin April 1; closes April 26, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Sarasota, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $812 min./wk. or $600 min./wk. Equity LORT B & D contracts.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

Mertz Theatre (LORT B):

SOUTH PACIFIC
music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Director: Rob Ruggiero
1st Reh: 10/14/14
Runs: 11/11 - 12/28

EMILE DE BECQUE
40-55. A wealthy, cultured and dignified French plantation owner with grit and glamour who falls in love with Nellie; Strong baritone; actors with operatic background strongly encouraged.

ENSIGN NELLIE FORBUSH
Mid 20s-40. Optimistic and simple Navy nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas who falls in love with Emile; must have subtle comic timing, strong mezzo.

NGANA
10-12. Sweet and youthful, innocent girl. Asian-American girl.

JEROME
8-10. Playful and energetic boy. Asian-American boy.

BLOODY MARY
35-55. Shrewd Tonkinese/Vietnamese souvenir dealer who is also trying to find her daughter a rich husband; brassy, sexy, charactery; must have great subtle comic timing; strong mezzo.

LIAT
18-25. Heartbreakingly delicate, beautiful & the picture of purity; must move well. Tonkinese/Vietnamese.

LIEUTENANT JOSEPH CABLE
18-30. Young, formal, good-looking officer who falls in love with Liat; must be masculine with a good physique & believable as a member of the Army; soaring Tenor (E3 to G4).

LUTHER BILLIS
30-45. Shlubby, mediocre entrepreneur; friend to all and man with a lust for the ladies; must be funny, masculine & believable as a member of the army; strong baritone.

STEWPOT
25-35. Funny, shlubby character man with a strong tenor singing voice (up to high A); one of the sailors and Luther Billis' cohorts.

PROFESSOR
25-35. Funny character man of the studious type; strong singer; one of the Sailors and Luther Billis' cohorts. Also plays Yeoman Herbert Quale. Flexible voice part.

CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT
40-60. Pompous yet competent officer who hides a heart of gold; strong actor; baritone.

COMMANDER WILLIAM HARBISON
35-50. Officious Navy man; Brackett's second-in-command & right hand man; strong actor; must sing, voice part flexible.

SAILOR
Mid 20s – Mid 40s. Must be believable as member of the army. Strong bari-tenor. Also covers Billis and Stewpot.

Henry
Mid 20s – Mid 40s. Tonkinese/Vietnamese. Also plays a Sailor. Flexible voice part.

LIEUTENANT BUZZ ADAMS
20s-30s. Must be believable as a member of the army. Also plays a Sailor & covers Lt. Cable. Tenor (E3 to G4).

RADIO OPERATOR BOB McCAFFREY
20s-30s. Must be believable as a member of the army. Also plays Shore Patrol Man and a Sailor. Baritone.

ENSIGN DINAH MURPHY
20s-30s. Strong and capable, but fresh and appealing. Believable as a Navy nurse. Also covers Nellie. Mezzo.

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THE MATCHMAKER
by Thornton Wilder
Director: by Peter Amster
1st Reh: 12/2/14
Runs: 1/6/15 - 4/11/15

CORNELIUS HACKL
Late 20s – Mid 30s. Charming, easygoing, an experienced salesman who is professionally confident but also knows when to be deferential. Energetic, with a barely explored thirst for life. Earnest, well-meaning, the heart of an adventurer in the body of a common man.

COOK
20s–40s. Working class, comic type. An everywoman.

The roles of CAB MAN, MALACHI STACK, FLORA VAN HUYSEN, DOLLY LEVI, GERTRUDE, HORACE VANDERGELDER, BARNABY, ERMENGARDE, AUGUST, JOE SCANLON, MINNIE FAY, AMBROSE, RUDOLPH, and IRENE MOLLOY Have Been Cast.

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GOOD PEOPLE
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Director: Greg Leaming
1st reh: 12/3/14
Runs: 1/14- 2/26/15

MARGIE WALSH
Late 40s–Mid 50s. Lean, strong, tough. Native of Boston’s South End (“Southie”). Someone who has had to fight for everything she gets, but who understands both the bitterness & beauty of life. Fierce, independent, street smart, someone who knows how to read people.

JEAN
Late 40s–mid 50s. Tough & strong, funny, a bit mouthy but with a good heart. Native of Boston’s South End (“Southie”). Doesn’t take nonsense from anyone, & gives as good as she gets.

The roles of DOTTIE, KATE, MIKE, and STEVIE Have Been Cast

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BOTH YOUR HOUSES
by Maxwell Anderson
Director: Frank Galati
1st Reh: 12/16/14
Runs: 1/21 - 4/12/15

ALAN McCLEAN
Late 20s–Late 30s. Fresh faced & somewhat innocent despite his years. Someone who wants to do what is right and looks for the best in everyone and everything. Charming, funny, principled. A boy-next-door type of leading man.

EDDIE WISTER
Early 30s–Early 40s. Trim, well-dressed, upper class. Country club elite. Would be purely debonair but for the aura of political wheeling & dealing that hangs about him.

MARJORIE GRAY
Early 20s–Early 30s. Upstanding, optimistic, and sweet, yet with a quiet inner strength and no small amount of savvy. Charming, deft, & diplomatic.

MARK
Early 20s–Late 20s. Youthful, bright-eyed, eager. A mailroom clerk with an arch sense of humor.

The roles of SIMEON GRAY, SOLOMON FITZMAURICE, MISS McMURTRY, LEVERING, FARNUM, BUS, EBNER, MERTON, DELL, SNEDEN, PEEBLES, and WINGBLATT Have Been Cast

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OUR BETTERS
by W. Somerset Maugham
Director: Michael Donald Edwards
1st reh:1/27/15
Runs: 3/11 - 4/19/15

FLEMING HARVEY
Early 20s–Late 20s. Sweet & honorable, perhaps a bit naïve, but good-hearted & kind. Has boy-next-door good looks a& a firm set of principles.

ANTHONY PAXTON
Early 20s–Late 20s. Strikingly handsome, well-dressed, engaging manners, charming smile. A picture perfect matinee idol.

THORNTON CLAY
Early 30s–Early 40s. Has enough money to enter high society, but doesn’t quite have the demeanor to match. Slight sense that he would do anything to try to belong, vaguely grasping quality. Yet also a bon vivant & social butterfly.

DUCHESSE DE SURENNES
Early 40s–Early 50s. Opulent, bold, sensual. Outwardly self-assured, though internally insecure. Something regal about her, but it’s gone to seed a bit. She overdoes everything just a shade too much, takes everything just a step too far. Rubinesque of form.

PEARL GRAYSTON
Late 20s–Mid 30s. Fashion-forward & daring, she is at the cutting edge of absolutely everything. She lives to have fun, outrageous, & audacious. Beautiful, wealthy American heiress, yet there is something hard about her. Strong, & knows how to get what she wants, yet keenly aware of how others see her and that it’s not always complimentary.

PRINCESS DELLA CERCOLA
Early 30s–Early 40s. Tall, beautiful, statuesque, a presence with gravitas. Elegant features, gentle, and kind, but with a bit of a tragic air. Carries her wealth with distinction and grace.

The roles of ERNEST, ARTHUR FENWICK, BESSIE SAUNDERS, LORD BLEANE, and POLE Have Been Cast

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IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT
Directed by Gordon Greenberg
1st Reh: 3/31/15
Runs: 4/28- 6/2/15

World premiere small cast musical featuring the work of Jerry Herman. A resident of Miami, Jerry Herman has graciously granted Asolo Rep permission to produce the first-ever production of a new, fully staged revue of his vast canon of songs. This is still in development; information may change.

Male 1
Early 20s–Early 30s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part. Should be able to play guitar or other instrument.

Male 2
Late 30s–Late 40s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part.

Female 1
Early 20s–Early 30s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part. Should be able to play guitar or other instrument.

Female 2
Late 30s–Early 40s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part.

Female 2
Early 40s–Early 50s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part.

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Historic Asolo Theater (LORT D):

TBA by TBA
Directed by TBA
First Rehearsal: 3/10/2015
First Preview: 4/1/2015
Closing: 4/26/2015

Production to be chosen – currently considering several small cast, contemporary works with bite. As several pieces are under consideration, information will change.

Asolo Rep is also seeking mature men and women, young men and women, and children to fill understudy roles throughout the 14-15 season.