Theater: Musicals

Connecticut Repertory Theatre 2014-15 Season

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Company

Connecticut Repertory Theatre
McCorkle Casting, casting; Vincent J. Cardinal, artistic dir.; Gary English, Paul Mullins, Dale AJ Rose, guest dir.; Gerry McIntyre, choreo.; Cassie Abate, dir.-choreo.

Production Description

Casting Connecticut Repertory Theatre 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Olives and Blood" (Michael Bradford, writer; Rehearsals begin Aug. 26; runs Oct. 2-12); "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" (Finn, book-music-lyrics; Rehearsals begin Oct. 14; runs Nov. 20-Dec. 7); "Lysistrata" (Aristophanes, writer; Rehearsals begin Jan. 19; runs Feb. 26-March 8, 2015); "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (William Shakespeare, writer; Rehearsals begin March 10; runs April 23-May 3, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Storrs, CT.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $593/wk. Equity URTA Tier II Contract.

Auditions

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Role Breakdown

OLIVES AND BLOOD
seeking:

LORCA
36, Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet, playwright, painter, essayist.

TRESCANTE:
70s. Juan Luis Trescante Medina, son of Eduartdo.
Note: younger actors who can play 70s may also be considered.

ACTRESS/MARGARITE XIRGU
30s-40s. The actress plays both the ACTRESS playing the Bride in the first Madrid production of BLOOD WEDDING and Yerma in the first Madrid production of YERMA and also MARGARITE XIRGU, a significant matron of Spanish theatre, great supporter of LORCA.

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25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
seeking:

DOUGLAS PANCH
The Vice Principle. Frustrated with his life, he finds the drive of the young spellers alien to him. After five years' absence from the Bee, Panch returns as judge. There was an "incident" at the Twentieth Annual Bee, but he claims to be in "a better place" now, thanks to a high-fiber diet and Jungian analysis. He is infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti, but she does not return his affections.

MITCH MAHONEY
The Official Comfort Counselor. An ex-convict, Mitch is performing his community service with the Bee, and hands out juice boxes to losing students. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better. E4-A5

RONA LISA PERETTI
The number-one realtor in Putnam County, a former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion herself, and the returning moderator. She is a sweet woman who loves children, but she can be very stern when it comes to dealing with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. B3- F5

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LYSISTRATA
seeking:

LAMPITO
Lampito is representative of Spartan women. Lampito is a large, well built woman. Lampito brings the Spartan women into Lysistrata's plan.

MYRRHINE
This an Athenian woman, the second strongest woman in the show, who seduces her husband and then refuses to have sex with him at the last minute.

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
seeking:

THESEUS
The Duke of Athens, has recently won a war against the Amazons and to reward himself for his victory is going to marry their queen Hippolyta, whether she likes it or not. Represents the voice of law and authority.

TITANIA
is the beautiful Queen of the Fairies. Her quarrel with Oberon disturbs nature, but she refuses to relent.