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Florida Professional Theatres Association, Asolo Repertory Theatre

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Company

Florida Professional Theatres Association
Lauryn Sasso, literary mgr.-casting dir.

Production Description

Casting the Asolo Repertory Theatres' 2014 season at the Florida Professional Theatres Association's combined auditions. Season includes "South Pacific" by Rob Ruggiero (Rehearsals begin Oct. 14; runs Nov. 11-Dec. 28); "Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder (Rehearsals begin Dec 2; runs Jan. 6, 2015-Apr. 11); "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rehearsals begin Dec. 3; runs Jan. 14, 2015-Feb. 26); "Both Your Houses" by Maxwell Anderson (Rehearsals begin Dec. 16; runs Jan. 21, 2015-Apr. 12); "Our Betters" by W. Somerset Maugham (Rehearsals begin Jan. 27, 2015; runs Mar. 11-Apr. 19); and "It Only Takes A Moment" by Gordon Greenberg (Rehearsals begin Mar. 31, 2015; runs Apr. 28-June 2).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and runs in West Palm Beach, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $812 (B) and $600/wk. (D). Equity LORT Non-Rep B and D Contracts.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: Vero Beach, FL Sign up or Log In to apply.

Character Breakdown

2014-15 Season, with available Equity and Non Equity roles listed.

Mertz Theatre (LORT B):

SOUTH PACIFIC
music Richard Rodgers
yrics Oscar Hammerstein II
book Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Dir: Rob Ruggiero
1st reh: 10/14/14
Runs: 11/11 - 12/28/14

EMILE DE BECQUE
40-55. Wealthy, cultured & dignified French plantation owner with grit and glamour who falls in love with Nellie; Strong baritone; actors with operatic background strongly encouraged.

ENSIGN NELLIE FORBUSH
Mid 20s-40. Optimistic & simple Navy nurse from Little Rock, Arkansas who falls in love with Emile; must have subtle comic timing, strong mezzo.

NGANA
10-12. Sweet & youthful, innocent girl. Asian-American.

JEROME
8-10. Playful & energetic boy. Asian-American.

BLOODY MARY
35-55. A shrewd Tonkinese/Vietnamese souvenir dealer who is also trying to find her daughter a rich husband; brassy, sexy, charactery; must have great subtle comic timing; strong mezzo.

LIAT
18-25. Heartbreakingly delicate, beautiful & the picture of purity; must move well. Tonkinese/Vietnamese.

LIEUTENANT JOSEPH CABLE
18-30. A young, formal & good-looking officer who falls in love with Liat; must be masculine with good physique & believable as member of the Army; soaring Tenor (E3 to G4).

LUTHER BILLIS
30-45. A shlubby, mediocre entrepreneur; friend to all and a man with a lust for the ladies; must be funny, masculine & believable as a member of the army; strong baritone.

STEWPOT
25-35. A funny, shlubby character man with a strong tenor singing voice (up to high A); one of the sailors & Luther Billis' cohorts.

PROFESSOR
25-35. A funny character man of the studious type; strong singer; one of the Sailors & Luther Billis' cohorts. Also plays Yeoman Herbert Quale. Flexible voice part.

CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT
40-60. A pompous yet competent officer who hides a heart of gold; strong actor; baritone.

COMMANDER WILLIAM HARBISON
35-50. Officious Navy man; Brackett's second-in-command & right hand man; strong actor; must sing, voice part flexible.

SAILOR
Mid 20s – Mid 40s. Must be believable as member of the army. Strong bari-tenor. Also covers Billis & Stewpot.

HENRY
Mid 20s – Mid 40s. Tonkinese/Vietnamese. Also plays a Sailor. Flexible voice part.

LIEUTENANT BUZZ ADAMS
20s-30s. Must be believable as member of the army. Also plays a Sailor and covers Lt. Cable. Tenor (E3 to G4).

RADIO OPERATOR BOB McCAFFREY
20s-30s. Must be believable as member of the army. Also plays Shore Patrol Man and a Sailor. Baritone.

ENSIGN DINAH MURPHY
20s-30s. Strong & capable, but fresh and appealing. Believable as a Navy nurse. Also covers Nellie. Mezzo.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Any age, plays multiple roles. Flexible voice part.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE
Any age, plays multiple roles. Flexible voice part.

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THE MATCHMAKER
by Thornton Wilder
Dir: Peter Amster
1st reh: 12/2/14
Runs: 1/6 - 4/11/15

CORNELIUS HACKL
Late 20s – Mid 30s. Charming, easygoing, an experienced salesman who is professionally confident but also knows when to be deferential. Energetic, with barely explored thirst for life. Earnest, well-meaning, the heart of an adventurer in body of a common man.

COOK
20s – 40s. Working class, comic type. An everywoman.

The roles of CAB MAN, MALACHI STACK, FLORA VAN HUYSEN, DOLLY LEVI, GERTRUDE, HORACE VANDERGELDER, BARNABY, ERMENGARDE, AUGUST, JOE SCANLON, MINNIE FAY, AMBROSE, RUDOLPH, and IRENE MOLLOY Have Been Cast.

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GOOD PEOPLE
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Dir: Greg Leaming
1st reh: 12/3/14
Runs: 1/14 - 2/26/15

MARGIE WALSH
Late 40s – Mid 50s. Lean, strong, tough. Native of Boston’s South End (“Southie”). Someone who has had to fight for everything, but understands both the bitterness & the beauty of life. Fierce, independent, street smart, knows how to read people.

JEAN
Late 40s – Mid 50s. Tough, strong, funny, a bit mouthy but with a good heart. Native of Boston’s South End (“Southie”). Doesn’t take nonsense from anyone; gives as good as she gets.

The roles of DOTTIE, KATE, MIKE, and STEVIE Have Been Cast

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BOTH YOUR HOUSES
by Maxwell Anderson
Dir: Frank Galati
1st reh: 12/16/14
Runs: 1/21 - 4/12/15

ALAN McCLEAN
Late 20s – Late 30s. Fresh faced & somewhat innocent despite his years. Wants to do what is right and looks for the best in everyone & everything. Charming, funny, principled. A “boy-next-door” type of leading man.

EDDIE WISTER
Early 30s – Early 40s. Trim, well-dressed, upper class. Country club elite. Would be purely debonair but for the aura of political wheeling & dealing that hangs about him.

MARJORIE GRAY
Early 20s – Early 30s. Upstanding, optimistic, & sweet, yet with a quiet inner strength and no small amount of savvy. Charming, deft, & diplomatic.

MARK
Early 20s – Late 20s. Youthful, bright-eyed, eager. A mailroom clerk with an arch sense of humor.

The roles of SIMEON GRAY, SOLOMON FITZMAURICE, MISS McMURTRY, LEVERING, FARNUM, BUS, EBNER, MERTON, DELL, SNEDEN, PEEBLES, and WINGBLATT Have Been Cast

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OUR BETTERS
by W. Somerset Maugham
Dir: Michael Donald Edwards
1st reh: 1/27/15
Runs: 3/11 - 4/19/15

FLEMING HARVEY
Early 20s – Late 20s. Sweet & honorable, perhaps a bit naïve, but good-hearted and kind. Has boy-next-door good looks & firm set of principles.

ANTHONY PAXTON
Early 20s – Late 20s. Strikingly handsome, well-dressed, engaging manners, charming smile. A picture perfect matinee idol.

THORNTON CLAY
Early 30s – Early 40s. Has enough money to enter high society, but doesn’t quite have the demeanor to match. Slight sense he would do anything to try to belong, vaguely grasping quality. Also a bon vivant & social butterfly.

DUCHESSE DE SURENNES
Early 40s – Early 50s. Opulent, bold, sensual. Outwardly self-assured, though internally insecure. Something regal about her, but it’s gone to seed a bit. Overdoes everything a shade too much, takes everything just a step too far. Rubinesque of form.

PEARL GRAYSTON
Late 20s – Mid 30s. Fashion-forward & daring; is at the cutting edge of absolutely everything. Lives to have fun, outrageous, audacious. Beautiful, wealthy American heiress, yet there is something hard about her. Strong; knows how to get what she wants, yet keenly aware of how others see her & that it’s not always complimentary.

PRINCESS DELLA CERCOLA
Early 30s – Early 40s. Tall, beautiful, statuesque, a presence with gravitas. Elegant features, gentle, kind, but with a bit of a tragic air. Carries her wealth with distinction & grace.

The roles of ERNEST, ARTHUR FENWICK, BESSIE SAUNDERS, LORD BLEANE, and POLE Have Been Cast

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IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT
Dir: Gordon Greenberg
1st reh: 3/31/15.
Runs: 4/28 - 6/2/15

World premiere small cast musical featuring the work of Jerry Herman. A resident of Miami, Jerry Herman has graciously granted Asolo Rep permission to produce the first-ever production of a new, fully staged revue of his vast canon of songs. This work is still in development – information may change.

Male Early 20s – Early 30s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part. Should play guitar or other instrument.

Male Late 30s – Late 40s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part.

Female Early 20s – Early 30s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part. Should play guitar or other instrument.

Female Late 30s – Early 40s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part.

Female Early 40s – Early 50s. Flexibly talented singer-dancer. Flexible voice part.

Historic Asolo Theater (LORT D):

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TBA
Dir: TBA
1st reh: 3/10/15
Runs: 4/1 - 4/26/15

Production to be chosen – currently considering several small cast, contemporary works with bite. As several pieces are under consideration, information will change.