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Dallas Theater Center 2014-15 Season

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Company

Dallas Theater Center
Joel Ferrell, assoc. artistic dir.-casting dir.; Tiffany Hobbs, casting assoc.

Production Description

Casting Dallas Theater Center's 2014-15 season. Season includes: "The Rocky Horror Show" (rehearses Aug. 12-Sept. 19; runs Sept. 11-Oct. 29 at the Wyly Theatre); "A Christmas Carol" (rehearses Sept. 19-Oct. 24; runs Oct. 17-Nov. 16 at the Wyly Theatre); "The Book Club Play" (rehearses Dec. 9-Jan. 9; runs Jan. 1-Feb. 1 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater mainstage); "Stagger Lee" (rehearses Dec. 22-Jan. 30; runs Jan. 21-Feb. 15 at the Wyly Theatre); "School for Wives/Medea" (rehearses Jan. 16-March 1; runs Feb. 19-March 29 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater mainstage); "Colossal" (rehearses May 3-April 10; runs April 2-May 3 at the Wyly Theatre); and "Sense & Sensibility" (rehearses March 27-May 1; runs April 23-May 24 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater mainstage).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Dallas, TX.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $812/wk. (Wyly Theatre) or $753/wk. (Kalita mainstage). Equity LORT B & C contracts.

Auditions

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CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Wyly Theatre)

Partial nudity possibly required
Some roles are pre-cast.

Roles available:

Magenta/Usherette
Female 25 to 55, strong rock singer who moves extremely well. Requires strong comic timing.

Columbia
Female 21 to 35, Strong rock singer with great dance skills--preferably Tap. Strong comic timing.

Rocky
Male 21 to 35, incredible physical specimen--strong rock voice and good athleticism.

Riff Raff
Male 25 to 55---Very strong rock singer with incredible comic timing--should move well. Ability to play musical instrument a plus.

Janet
Female 18 to 26---Innocent lovely girl with strong desires lurking underneath the surface. Strong mix belt voice--should move extremely well.

3 Phantoms
any gender--20 to 40---strong rock singers. Great movement skills preferred. Ability to play musical instruments a plus.

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DRIVING MISS DAISY (Kalita Humphreys Theater- mainstage)

All roles CAST.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Wyly Theatre)

Scrooge ---CAST
Bob Cratchit--- CAST
Fred
Marley
Past
Present
Mr. Fezziwig
Mrs. Fezziwig--- CAST
Young Scrooge
Belle
Mrs. Cratchit
Fred’s Wife
Other roles that might be doubles include: Topper, Old Joe, Charitable Gentlemen, Laundress

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THE BOOK CLUB PLAY (Kalita Humphreys Theater- mainstage)

WILL:
(White or Asian Male, mid 30s to mid 40s) ROB’s conservative, well read, well -dressed, disciplined college roommate. Ana’s former boyfriend. History buff. Unmarried. Could also be considered a book snob. Proud of his intelligence and has little patience for those who aren’t well read.

JEN:
(White Female, mid 30s to mid 40s) Ana’s friend. Pretty. Shy. Smart. Tends to burst out with awkward truthful comments. Despite some lack of self-confidence, she is the grounding center of the group. Unorganized and oblivious to her own attractiveness. Unmarried.

LILY:
(African-American Female, 20’s) A go-getter, former debate captain who is on the cusp of all current trends and yet can still put her foot in her mouth in social occasions. Laughs at appropriate and inappropriate times. A great lover of books and Ana’s protégé at the paper. The one in the group who can traverse new technology to read books. Without disdain.

ALEX:
(White, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern, Jewish, -mid 30s) The New Guy. A very smart, well-read academic who has lost his moorings and is searching for real connection. Professor of Comparative Literature.

ANA---CAST

ROB---CAST

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STAGGER LEE (Wyly Theatre)

Billy
Delilah
Frankie
Johnny
Stagger Lee
Ensemble (to play/sing various roles throughout)

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SCHOOL FOR WIVES / MEDEA (Kalita Humphreys Theater- mainstage)

SCHOOL FOR WIVES

Arnolphe:
Also known as Monsieur de la Souche. Male, 25-50.

Agnès:
Female. 18 - 30.

Chrysalde:
Male. 25-50. Need to be able to grow a beard or a moustache.

Horace: Male. 18 - 38. ---CAST

Alain: Male. 25 - 60. ---CAST

Georgette: Female. 18-50 ---CAST

Enrique: Male. 25 - 60. ---CAST

Oronte: Male. 30-60 ---CAST

A Notary: Any gender. 18-80 ---CAST


MEDEA

FEMALE CHORUS.

MALE CHORUS.
ELDER BOY and YOUNGER BOY. 2 Males. 6 - 10 years old.

JASON---CAST

CREON/AEGEUS---BOTH CAST
NURSE ---CAST

MEDEA ---CAST

SERVENT ---CAST


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COLOSSAL (Wyly Theatre)

MIKE:
22. Approximately ten months removed from a catastrophic football injury that’s left him in a wheelchair.

YOUNG MIKE:
16-21, at various moments in the play. A dancer, a football player, and an extraordinary physical specimen.

DAMON:
40s/50s. Mike’s father. Runs a modern dance company, and still a beautiful mover, though past his prime.

JERRY:
30s. Responsible for Mike’s rehab. A specialist in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychology.

MARCUS:
21: Young Mike’s closest teammate and co-captain of the University of Texas football team.

COACH:
40s/50s. Head Coach of UT’s football team. Cares deeply about his players and believes deeply in the game of football.

PLAYERS:
Early 20s. This is our chorus. At times, they represent Young Mike’s teammates at UT; at times his opponents; at times his teammates in high school. There should be at least six players, though ideally the number would be nine

*DAMON SHAW DANCE COMPANY:20s/30s. A modern dance company.

**DRUMLINE:3-5 players.

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SENSE & SENSIBILITY (Kalita Humphreys Theater- mainstage)

John Willoughby ---CAST
Elinor Dashwood
Marianne Dashwood
Mrs. Dashwood ---CAST
Henry Dashwood
John Dashwood
Fanny Dashwood ---CAST
Edward Ferrars
Robert Ferrars
Colonel Brandon
Sir John Middleton ---CAST
Lady Middleton
Mrs. Jennings
Charlotte Palmer
Mr. Palmer
Miss Sophia Grey
Anne Steele
Lucy Steele