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Barrington Stage Company Season, ECCs

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Company

Barrington Stage Company
Julianne Boyd, artistic dir.; Tristan Wilson, managing dir.; Pat McCorkle, NYC casting dir.

Production Description

Casting Barrington Stage Company's 2014 season musicals. Season musicals include: "Kiss Me Kate" (Cole Porter, music & lyrics; Sam & Bella Spewack, book; director TBA; Darren Cohen, music dir.; Josh Bergasse, choreo. Rehearses May 20-June 10; previews begin June 11; runs June 15-July 12); "The Golem of Havana" (Salomon Lerner, music; Len Schiff, lyrics; Michel Hausman, book-dir.; music dir. & choreo. TBA. Rehearses June 24-July 15; previews begin July 16; runs July 23-Aug. 9); and "Romance in Hard Times" (William Finn, music & lyrics; Rachel Sheinkin, book; Joe Calarco, dir.; Matt Cassel, music dir. Rehearses July 29-Aug. 13; previews begin Aug. 14; closes Aug. 31).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Pittsfield, MA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $502/wk. or $549/wk. Equity LOA ref to COST and SPT Cat 8 contracts.

Auditions

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CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

KISS ME, KATE
Mus/Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Sam & Bella Spewack
Dir: TBA
Mus Dir: Darren Cohen
Choreo: Josh Bergasse
Reh: 5/20 -6/10/14
Prev. 6/11
Runs: 6/15–7/12
Mainstage: LOA

ENSEMBLE – 8M/6-7W
actors, stage crew, etc. in modern day and in The Shrew. All ages/types. Superb singers, all move well.

Hortensio (2nd suitor)/Riley:
Riley: aide to the domineering General Howell; Hortensio: 2nd suitor in The Shrew, soloist #1 in Cantiamo D’Amore, & as a dancer in the ensemble. Tenor (Low Bb up to an A)

Gremio (1st Suitor)/Flynt
Flynt: aide to the domineering General Howell; Gremio: 1st suitor in The Shrew & a dancer in the ensemble. (Bari/tenor - Low Bb up to a G)

Ralph—Any age, sings in Too Darn Hot & Another Op’nin’, Another Show. Stage manager of The Shrew

Gregory/Dance Captain- Petruchio's servant in The Shrew

Pops/Doorman/Padua Priest- warm-hearted, loves his job; been doing it for decades; must sing & move. (Baritone - up to an F)

Stagehand #1/Cab driver/Nathaniel- Petruchio's servant in The Shrew, soloist #2 in Cantiamo D’Amore. (Baritone - up to an F)

Philip/Stagehand #2– servant to Petruchio; part of male quartet in Opening, trio in Too Darn Hot, half of donkey. (Baritone - up to an F)

Haberdasher/Stagehand #3/Driver for General Howell-part of male quartet in Opening, trio in Too Darn Hot, half of donkey. (Baritone - up to an F)

Wardrobe Lady

Padua Inn Waitress

Ensemble Singer/Mover– Bianca quartet

4 Superb Dancers/Singers (2M/2F)

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GOLEM OF HAVANA
Mus: Salomon Lerner
Lyrics: Len Schiff
Book: Michel Hausman
Dir: Michel Hausman
Mus Dir: TBA
Choreo: TBA
Reh: 6/24–7/15
Prev: 7/16
Runs: 7/23 – 8/9
Contract: SPT

Hungarian-Jewish family in Batista’s Havana on brink of Cuban Revolution. When their maid’s son, a guerrilla fighter is injured, they must choose between protecting him & guarding their fragile prosperity since emigrating to Cuba after WWII. Weaves together music/traditions of 2 worlds, asking questions about family, community, religion, politics


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ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES
Mus/Lyrics: William Finn
Book: Rachel Sheinkin
Dir: Joe Calarco
Mus Dir: Matt Cassel
Reh: 7/29 – 8/13/14
Prev: 8/14
Closes: 8/31
Contract: SPT

A soup kitchen in the Depression. A pregnant woman refuses to give birth until she sees some hope in the world. She is twenty months pregnant & counting. Former socialites, unemployed actors, capitalists down on their luck, & Eleanor Roosevelt try to get through the Depression with some dignity intact.

Ensemble
Harmonizing Losers (1 tenor, 1 high baritone, 1 bass baritone provisionally broken down as follows):

Actor- Gus, a large thespian of color (Bass baritone)

Writer-A real Jew who writes musicals. Wrote unsuccessful show called 'Romance in Hard Times' that’s been driving him crazy for years. Resembles writer William Finn. (High baritone)

Depression-era gangster fallen on hard times. Probably a little guy. Age, race flexible. (Tenor)