Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions (GPAA) - Philadelphia Area Theatres
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Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions (GPAA) - Philadelphia Area Theatres
Seeking AEA actors/actors who sing for Media Theatre's 2014-2015 season at the GPAA EPA. Note: See separate notices for each participating theatre's breakdown and Main GPAA EPA notice for current list of participating theaters.
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsal and performance dates and locations vary by theater.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Pays $502/wk. Equity SPT Tier 8 Contract.
Each year, participating theatres across the Delaware Valley join together at an audition day for local AEA actors. This program gives actors the opportunity to be seen by multiple theatre professionals at once. These auditions are instrumental in helping the region's theatres discover local actors and cast their shows for the upcoming season. Participating Equity theatres are listed below.
Current participating theatres (As of Feb 2014) hiring Equity actors include: Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Wilma Theatre, 1812 Productions, Azuka Theatre, The Eagle Theater, Storybook Musical Theatre, Philadelphia Artists' Collective, Lantern Theatre Company, The Media Theatre, Quintessence Theatre Group, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Mauckingbird Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Steel River Playhouse, and Interact Theatre.
See separate notices for each participating theatre's breakdown (Separate notices and breakdowns for participating theatres are posted on Casting Call only if the theatre submits it to AEA. If you see a theatre listed as participating but do not see a separate notice for it on Casting Call, it just means that the theatre did not submit that information to AEA in order for it to qualify as part of an AEA requirement. However, that theatre is still participating in these auditions.)
MEDIA THEATRE 2014-2015 SEASON
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
music/lyrics Andrew Lippa
book Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman
1st Reh 9/2 runs 9/24 -11/02
Gomez Addams: Male 40-50, Bari-TenorAll Ethnicities A man of Spanish descent who takes great pride in his family and revels in all it means to be an Addams
Morticia Addams: Female 40-59, Soprano,All Ethnicities In shape, attractive, leggy, the strength of the family, an easy comedic actress with a sexy, dry wit
Uncle Fester: Male 40-59, Caucasian, The family member who serves as the musical's narrator, larger than life, an energetic, joyous, child-like presence
Wednesday Addams: Female, 18-25, All Ethnicities An attractive, in shape girl who has the same dry wit and sensibility of her mother, finds love with a “normal” boy (Lucas)
Grandmama: Female, 50+, All Ethnicities A feisty 102-year-old woman, fun and quirky, but don’t mess with her; seeking a comedic actress with strong character vocals
Pugsley Addams: Male, 11-15, Caucasian ,Young actor who plays 12 years old, a charming, funny, husky boy who loves being tortured by his sister
Lurch: Male, 30+, All Ethnicities Very tall, the Addams butler who knows and sees all, speaks in moans and groans; seeking a character actor with low bass vocals.
Mal Beineke: Male, 40-50, Caucasian Stuffy father of Lucas and exasperated husband to his rhyming wife, Alice, at one time was a follower of the Grateful Dead
Alice Beineke: Female, 35-45, Caucasian Mother of Lucas, devoted to her family so she puts aside her own desires, in shape, quirky, often speaks in rhyme
Lucas Beineke: Male, 18-25, All Ethnicities Caucasian male, attractive, in shape young man. Fell in love with Wednesday Addams and plans to marry her
The Ancestors (Chorus / Ensemble): Males & Females, 20-64, All Ethnicities,who sing and have a fun and move well, quirky sensibility, knowledge of tango and flamenco dancing a plus
music Claude-Michel Schonberg
lyrics Alain Boublil & Herbert Kretzmer
book Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil
1st Reh 10/27 runs: 11/19 - 1/11/15
Jean Valjean: Male, 35-49, sings to B (high lyric baritone or tenor with strong low notes), a poor peasant who rises to affluence, has great natural nobility
Javert: Male, 35-49, baritone, sings to G, a policeman who relentlessly hunts Valjean, ideally a large man, the ultimate "law and order" figure, obsessed;
Thenardier: Male, 35-49, strong comic character role, a crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief, greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar, baritone
Marius: Male, 20-29, high baritone (sings to A) with a strong bottom (to A), a member of the revolutionary student movement, attractive and romantic
Enjorlas: Male, 20-35, high baritone (to G sharp/A), very strong singer, a charismatic political figure, the leader of the revolutionary movement
Fantine: Female, 25-40, belt up to C, sings to E flat, a poor factory girl, struggling to support her fatherless daughter, later is a pauper, a prostitute; , lyric sopranothe younger the better, Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child), delicate, elegant, vulnerable, and beautiful
Eponine: Female, 18-25, an enormous and beautiful belt voice (to C in belt; sings to E flat), the daughter of the Thenardiers, but in no way behaves like them
Madame Thenardier: Female, 30-45, tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar, strong character comedienne role, belter
Gavroche: Male, 7-11, a spunky street urchin, lots of personality, sings very well
Young Cosette and Young Eponine: Female, 7-11, sweet, innocent waifs with pretty soprano voices.
Ensemble: vriours types, ages and vocal ranges to play various characters
THE MIRACLE WORKER
by William Gibson
1st Rehearsal 1/12/15 opens 1/28 closes 2/15/15
Annie Sullivan: Female, 22-28, Caucasian Helen’s teacher, a strong and vibrant woman who is determined to connect Helen to the world, there is a crude vitality to her
Helen Keller: Female, 9-11, Caucasian a deaf blind mute, trapped in her own world, unable to speak, hear, or see, she is almost not human as she has been blind and deaf
Captain Arthur Keller: Male, 40-50, Caucasian Helen’s father
Kate Keller: Female, 28-38, Caucasian ,Helen’s mother who is tormented by Helen’s perceivably insurmountable disability, she seeks to please Helen in order to avoid the tantrums
James Keller: Male, 18-25, Caucasian Helen’s half-brother, son of the captain, described as indolent, sees Helen as mentally defective and believes it best she be put in an asylum
Aunt Ev: Female, 40-60, Helen’s aunt, a talkative, opinionated woman who serves as the catalyst for the Kellers’ contact with the Perkins School for the Blind
Anagnos: Male, 40-55, Annie’s counselor at the Perkins Institution for the Blind, a dear and kind man who is very fond of Annie, serves as a mentor and friend
Viney, Female, 30-50, African Descent, African American servant, cheerful and very loving towards the Keller children.
GHOST, THE MUSICAL
music David A. Stewart & Glen Ballard
lyrics Bruce Joel Rubin, David A. Stewart & Glen Ballard
book Bruce Joel Rubin
1st Reh 2/9 runs 3/24 - 3/29/15
Sam Wheat: Male, mid-20s to early 30s, tall and handsome, excellent pop/rock tenor, master of his own universe with regard to business and commerce
Molly Jensen: Female, Caucasian late 20s, excellent singer, mezzo with high belt, an artist and woman of the world, an optimist, self-made and independent
Carl Bruner: Male, Caucasian early 30s, high baritone/baritone, Sam’s best friend, desperately wants everything Sam has – including Molly
Oda Mae Brown: Female, African Descent, African American 30s-40s, needs strong comic chops and must have a big soulful vocal, a medium, spirit reader and advisor, she is a smart charlatan
Willie Lopez: Male, Hispanic early 30s, a tough thug, hired to mug Sam and ends up killing him
Louise Brown/Clara Brown: Female, African Descent, African American 30+, must have strong comic chops, vivid characters and have big soulful voices. Oda Mae’s sisters and cohorts in her scams
Subway Ghost: Male, 20s, vocal and physical dexterity essential, nimble physicality very useful, ability to do any acro tricks an advantage.
Ensemble: Males & Females, 20’s+, to play all ages,who sing and move well, seeking an Ethnic mix to play the wide variety of the residents and characters of New York City.
music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart
1st Reh: 3/23 runs: 4/15 - 5/17/15
Dolly Gallagher Levi: Female, 35-50, Excellent singer, a charming, vivacious, meddling matchmaker for hire; a widow who has decided to begin her life again
Horace Vandergelder: Male, 45-65, baritone, a client of Dolly Levi; a widower of some means; believes he wants a docile young wife to take care of him
Irene Molloy: Female, 20-35, soprano, a milliner with a hat shop in New York City; she yearns for romance
Cornelius Hackl: Male, 20-35, yearns for one exciting day in NYC; a romantic at heart; falls in love with Irene
Minnie Fay: Female, character soprano,18-30, excitable, fast talking, and naïve;
Barnaby: 18-30,sweet, gullible, and follows along with whatever Cornelius suggests;
Ermingarde: Female, 18-25, the young niece of Horace Vandergelder; cries often and wants her independence
Ambrose Kemper: Male, 18-25, an explosive young artist seeking to marry Ermingard
Ernestina Money: Female, 25-40, an eccentric looking girl in need of Dolly’s matchmaker services; good comic timing
Rudolf: Male, 40-69, the major-domo of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant.
Judge: Male, 50-69, white whiskered night court judge; easily moved to tears by romance.
Ensemble: types, ages and vocal ranges who sing and move well to play characters in NYC at the turn of the 20th century