Theater: Musicals

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2014, Local Auditions

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Company

Merry-Go-Round Playhouse/Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
Ed Sayles, producing dir.; Brett Smock, general mgr.-assoc. artistic dir.

Production Description

Seeking Equity musical theater performers (principal/chorus) for the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2014 season. Season includes: "Mary Poppins" (Julian Fellowes, book; Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, original music & lyrics; George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, new songs and additional music & lyrics; Cameron Mackintosh, co-creator; Ed Sayles, dir.; Brian Collier, choreo.; Jeff Theiss, music dir. Rehearsals begin May 22; runs June 4-July 2 at MGR & July 8-13 at Kodak); "Damn Yankees" (George Abbott and Douglas Wallop, book; Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, music & lyrics; David Lowenstein, dir.; Scott Wise, choreo.; Corinne Aquilina, musical dir. Rehearsals begin June 26; runs July 9-30 at MGR & Aug. 5-10 at Kodak); "On the Town" (Betty Comden and Adolph Green, book & lyrics; Leonard Bernstein, music; Brett Smock, dir.-choreo.; Jeff Theiss, musical dir. Rehearsals begin July 24; runs Aug. 6-27 at MGR & Sept. 2-8 at Kodak); "The Will Rogers Follies" (Peter Stone, book; Cy Coleman, music; Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics; Ann Cooley, dir.-choreo.; Corinne Aquilina, musical dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 21; runs Sept. 3-24 at MGR & Sept. 29-Oct. 5 at Kodak); and "Menopause, The Musical" (Seth Greenleaf, dir.; Jeannie Linders, book & lyrics. Rehearsals begin May 22; runs May 29-Aug. 9 at Merry-Go-Round Downtown).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses/performs Spring-Fall 2014 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, NY and the Kodak Theatre in Rochester, NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $587/wk. while performing at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (Auburn, NY) and $720/wk. while performing at the Kodak Theatre (Rochester, NY). Equity LOA ref. to COST Contract.

Auditions

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SEASON BREAKDOWN

MARY POPPINS
Book by Julian Fellowes, Original Music & Lyrics by Richard Sherman and Robert Sherman, New Songs and Additional Music/Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
Dir: Ed Sayles
Choreographer: Brian Collier
Musical Dir: Jeff Theiss
1st rehearsal: May 22 / MGR perfs: June 4 - July 2 / KODAK perfs: July 8 - 13
Seeking:

MARY
Leading Lady; excellent singer who moves very well; crisp and proper on the outside, warm and loving on the inside; possesses a magical, whimsical flair to her personality;

BERT
Good natured, fun-loving character man, excellent dancer/singer with strong physical comedy skills;

GEORGE BANKS
Male; 40 - 60; strict, stern, tries to provide but forgets to father;

MISS ANDREW
Female, 40-60; Mr. Banks' old nanny; cruel, demanding;

MRS. BRILL
Female; 40-60s; character woman, housekeeper/cook;

WINIFRED BANKS
Female; 30-50s; Former actress; struggles to find herself as a woman as well as wife and mother;

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DAMN YANKEES
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, Music/Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Dir: David Lowenstein
Choreographer: TBD
Musical Dir: Corinne Aquilina
1st rehearsal: June 26 / MGR perfs: July 9 - 30 / KODAK perfs: Aug 5 - 10
Seeking:

JOE HARDY
Male; 20s; athletic, attractive; strong and very charismatic with tender side;

LOLA
Female; 20s-30s; devious, sexy, magnetic, star presence with flair for comedy;

APPLEGATE
Male; 30-60s; charming, sexy, intelligent and suave.

MEG BOYD
Female; 50-60s; lovely housewife, smart and empathetic and loving;

OLD JOE

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ON THE TOWN
Book / Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Music by Leonard Bernstein
Dir/Choreographer: Brett Smock
Musical Dir: Jeff Theiss
1st rehearsal: July 24 / MGR perfs: Aug 6 - 27 / KODAK perfs: Sept 2 - 8
Seeking:

GABEY
Male; 20-30s; Enthusiastic, earnest, down to earth, very likeable, romantic and charming. Excellent triple threat. Lyric bari-tenor;

OZZIE
Male; 20s – 30s; Smart, wise-cracker, energetic and determined. Excellent triple threat. Character high baritone.

CHIP
Male 20 – 30s; Energetic, naïve, young, earnest. Excellent triple threat. Baritone.

CLAIRE DE LOON
Female; 30s; buttoned up, cool and collected at first but unravels into a wild girl; Excellent triple threat; Soprano belt.

HILDY
Female; 30-40s; tough, aggressive, funny, character girl; doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer; bold, brassy and sexy; comedic actress with great voice who moves extremely well. Mezzo belt.

IVY SMITH
Female; 20s; beautiful, naïve, elegant and spirited girl. Excellent triple threat. Mezzo belt.

MADAME DILLY
Female 40-60s; Excellent physical comedic actress with command and presence. Diva. Character mezzo.

JUDGE PITKIN
Male 50s; Uptight, befuddled comedic character man; Bass-Baritone.

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THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
Book by Peter Stone, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Dir/ Choreographer: TBD
Musical Dir: Corinne Aquilina
1st rehearsal: Aug 21 / MGR perfs: Sept 3 - 24 / KODAK perfs: Sept 29 - Oct 5

WILL ROGERS
Male; 40-50s; star of the Ziegfeld Follies; warm, engaging and very charismatic performer; natural ease and confidence with audience; facility with rope and guitar; Baritone;

BETTY ROGERS
Female; 30-40s; warm, engaging actress with terrific vocal prowess; magnetic, powerful and loving; Mezzo w/ strong belt;

Z'S FAVORITE
Female; 20-30s; beautiful, leggy, statuesque show girl with great voice and knack for comedy; Strong belt;

CLEM ROGERS
Male; 60-70s; mature actor; gruff, stern, sharp and witty; Will’s father ; must move well; character baritone;

WILEY POST / U/S WILL ROGERS
Male; 30-50s;

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CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES (The Final Potluck Supper)
Book by Greta Grosch, Music/Lyrics by Drew Jansen
Dir: Lisa Myers
Musical Dir: Mark Goodman
1st rehearsal: Sept 18 / MGR perfs: Oct 1 - 18
Seeking:

PASTOR
Male; 60s; Norwegian Minnesotan, loveably awkward; lives a life of dedication to the church. Plays multiple roles.

KARIN ENGELSON
Female; 20’s-50’s; Norwegian Minnesotan; mother of Beverley; the most “modern” of the Church Basement Ladies.

BEVERLY SIGNE ENGELSON HAUGE
Female; 13-35, Norwegian Minnesotan, frazzled mother of four. Strong willed.

VIVIAN SNUSTAD
Female; 45-75; Norwegian Minnesotan, matriarch of the Church Basement Ladies. Holds steadfast in the traditional ways of the church. Unwitting comedienne.

MAVIS GLIMERSON
Female, plays 30’s-60’s; Norwegian Minnesotan; good natured and able bodied farm wife. Her commanding physical stature is impossible to ignore. Quick with a joke or a helping hand.

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MENOPAUSE, The Musical (Merry-Go-Round Downtown)
Dir: Seth Greenleaf
Book/Lyrics by Jeannie Linders
1st rehearsal: May 22 / Performances @ MGR Downtown: May 29 - Aug 9

All roles available. Breakdown forthcoming. Check back frequently.