Theater: Musicals

Encores Off-Center 2014 Season

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Company

City Center Encores!
Jeanine Tesori, artistic dir.; Chris Fenwick, musical dir.; Carrie Gardner & Stephen Kopel, casting.

Production Description

Casting the Encores Off-Center Series 2014 Season. Season includes "Tick, Tick...Boom!"(Jonathan Larson, music & lyrics; Jonathan Larson & David Auburn, book; Oliver Butler, dir. Rehearsals begin June 16; runs June 25-28), "Faust" in concert (Randy Newman, music & lyrics; Randy Newman & David Mamet, book; Thomas Kail, dir. Rehearsals begin June 23; performs July 1), and "Pump Boys and Dinette" (John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel, and Jim Wann, music, lyrics & book; Lear deBessonet, dir. Rehearsals begin July 7; runs July 16-19).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $1,198/wk. Equity Special Agreement pending.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

Show 1: "Tick, Tick...Boom!"

Music & Lyrics: Jonathan Larson
Book: Jonathan Larson and David Auburn
Director: Oliver Butler
Musical Director: Chris Fenwick

SEEKING:

MICHAEL
Male, 25-35 years old. African American. A former actor-turned-market research executive. He is Jon's roommate and best friend. Character doublings include: COUNTER GUY, DAD, and MARKET RESEARCH GUY. Range: Bb2 - Gb4

The following roles have been CAST:

JON – Lin-Manuel Miranda
SUSAN – Karen Olivo

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Show 2: "Faust" - In Concert

Music & Lyrics: Randy Newman
Book: Randy Newman and David Mamet
Director: Thomas Kail
Choreographer: TBA
Musical Director: Chris Fenwick

SEEKING ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES

DANCING DEVIL:
20s to 30s. Dancer, does a virtuosic top hat and cane number as the devil.

LORD:
Male, 30s to late 40s. The Lord and Savior. Genial yet authoritative. While a little disconnected what's happening on Earth, he is a mighty, benevolent and comforting God. Must be excellent singer and actor.

HENRY FAUST:
Male, late 20s to early 30s. Notre Dame college student, grunge rock tenor, easily influenced by power and incredibly shallow. Dumb but mercurial, a heavy-metal junkie who doesn't know he has a soul. He's a bad boy but in an unimaginative, ill mannered, uncultured way. Has never been in love except with himself. He offers no resistance to the devil. Must be excellent singer and actor.

ANGEL RICK:
Male, 20s to 40s. A British angel, he sings a heavenly-sounding ballad about the Lord's mistreatment of his country in the two world wars.

MARGARET:
Female, late 20s to early 30s. Faust's love interest, the good girl who ultimately goes mad with grief and shame and drowns her baby. The poorest, nicest and most beautiful girl in South Bend. Sweet, sympathetic and pure. Must be excellent singer and actor.

MARTHA:
Female, late 20s to early 30s. Margaret's “bad” friend, who's callous enough to frighten (and seduce) the devil. A no-nonsense sexpot. Beautiful and heartless. Must be excellent singer and actor.

ANGEL CHILD:
Male or Female, late teens to early 20s. Was shot in the head so ended up in heaven, has a decent-sized solo that he/she sings to the devil. Must be excellent singer.

The following role has been CAST.

DEVIL – Randy Newman

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Show 3: "Pump Boys and Dinette"

Music, Lyrics & Book: John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann
Director: Lear deBessonet
Choreographer: Danny Mefford
Musical Director: Chris Fenwick

SEEKING ACTOR MUSICIANS OF ALL ETHNICITIES

JIM
Male, 30-45. The front man of the Pump Boys. Must play rhythm guitar (country style). Must have the ability to chat with the audience in a very easy way. The storyteller of the evening introduces us to the other characters. Strong singer.

JACKSON
Male, 25-35. The lead guitarist (country style) of the Pump Boys. Referred to as Lover Boy, the ladies like Jackson. Strong singer.

L.M.
Male, 30-40. The piano player (country style) of the Pump Boys. Also could play accordion. They say women gravitate towards L.M, but that only makes him suspicious. Strong singer.

EDDIE
Male, 30-45. The standup and electric bass player (country style) of the Pump Boys. They say he once spent a week with a Hollywood actress, but here he is, still a Pump Boy. Singing ability a plus but not necessary.

RHETTA CUPP
Female, 25-35. A Dinette who works at the Double Cupp Diner. A mother of two, she remains single. Full of life, she can sing, dance, and of course, make great pie. Needs to play instruments, ideally the fiddle. Strong singer.

PRUDIE CUPP
Female, 25-35. A Dinette who works at the Double Cupp Diner. Has all the attributes and talents of her sister, RHETTA. Full of character and fun. Needs to play instruments and have percussive skills. Strong singer.