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Hippodrome Theatre 2014-15 Season, FL EPAs

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Hippodrome State Theatre
Lauren Caldwell, artistic dir.; Tammy Dygert, casting asst.; Brian Hargrove, audition accompanist

Production Description

Casting Hippodrome Theatre's 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Clybourne Park" (Bruce Norris, writer; Ralf Remshardt, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 15; runs Sept. 5-28); "Slasher: A Horrifying Comedy" (Allison Moore, writer; Lauren Caldwell, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 26; runs Oct. 17-Nov. 9); "Winter Wonderettes: The New 60s Christmas Musical" (Roger Bean, writer; dir. TBA. Rehearsals begin Nov. 7; runs Nov. 28-Dec. 21); "A Christmas Carol" (Jacqueline Goldfinger, adaptation; Charles Dickens, novel; dir. TBA. Rehearsals begin Nov. 11; runs Nov. 29-Dec. 20); "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" (Christopher Durang, writer; Lauren Caldwell, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 16, 2014; runs Jan. 9-Feb. 1, 2015); "Mr Burns: a post-electric play" (Anne Washburn, writer; Lauren Caldwell, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 30; runs Feb. 20-Mar. 15); and "The Two Musketeers" (Jon Jory, writer; dir. TBA. Rehearsals begin Mar. 20; runs Apr. 10-May 3).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and runs August 2014-May 2015 in Gainesville, FL.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $626/wk. min. Equity SPT contract.


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"Clybourne Park"

Russ/Dan: 30s-40s. White. Owner of the house for sale Act I; handyman Act II

Bev/Kathy: 30s. White. Married to Russ Act I; lawyer in Act II.

Francine/Lena: 20s-30s. Black. Russ & Bev’s maid Act I; married to Kevin Act II

Albert/Kevin: 20s-30s. Black. Married to Francine Act I; married to Lena Act II.

Jim/Tom/Kenneth: 20s-30s. White. Russ & Bev’s minister Act I; neighborhood rep. Act II & Bev & Russ’s son (Kenneth).

Karl/Steve: 20s-30s. White. Neighborhood rep. Act I; Lindsey’s husband Act II

Betsy/Lindsey: 20s-30s. White. Married to Karl Act I; Married to Steve Act II.

"Slasher: A Horrifying Comedy"
A Florida premiere. Synopsis: "When she's cast as the 'last girl' in a low-budget slasher flick, Sheena thinks it's the big break she's been waiting for. But news of the movie unleashes her malingering mother's thwarted feminist rage, and Mom is prepared to do anything to stop filming...even if it kills her.


Sheena McKinney: 21, girl-next-door kind of pretty. Not book-smart, but a survivor.

Hildy McKinney: 15, Sheena‘s little sister. Smarter than Sheena, but less capable in a crisis.

Frances McKinney: 40-50, their mother. Angry, thwarted feminist with a questionable disability. Gets around her house with the aid of a li‘l rascal scooter. Loud. 

Marc Hunter: 35-40, a D-list director & recovering alcoholic & sex addict. Tells everyone he‘s younger than he is. 

Jody Joshi: 23, an undergrad film school dude. Capable, knows his stuff, but kind of a kiss-ass. 

Christi Garcia: 23-30, Assistant Director of the Holy Shepherd Justice League. Very put together, as if she‘s always ready to make a statement on camera. Not to be underestimated. This actor also plays: Bridget/Marcy/Beth/Madison - attractive young women who are killed in various ways & Woman/Car Hop/Radio Announcer/News Anchor

"Winter Wonderettes: The New 60s Christmas Musical"
Synopsis: "When Santa vanishes from the Harper’s Hardware Holiday Party, the Wonderettes spring into action & save the day by putting on a Christmas show. With tinsel-like shimmer & the voices of angels, this hilarious celebration of 60s girl-groups includes dozens of holiday pop standards including 'Winter Wonderland,' 'Jingle Bell Rock,' & 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town.'"

Betty Jean Reynolds: 20s. Self-anointed clown of the group but has a strength that
belies her goofiness. (Strong Bass with big belt.)

Cindy Lou Huffington: 20s. The "bad girl" of the group, now reformed 
(to a point). She is sexy with a dry & sassy wit but also has an incredible soft side & inner depth. (Mezzo Soprano with belt - sings lead on many songs.)

Missy (Miller) Lee: 20s. Always the over-achiever of the group. She is an elementary school teacher & has an inner sexiness that comes out every once in a while, much to her surprise & embarrassment. (Soprano with belt – floats very high vocals).

Suzy (Simpson) Stevens: 20s. Suzy is happy-go-lucky, a little giddy, a little
 silly, & just a little pregnant. She is married to Ritchie, her high-school sweetheart, who is running the lights for the performance. (Mezzo Alto with big belt.)

"A Christmas Carol"
Synopsis: "Join Scrooge, Marley, the Cratchits, and a host of Christmas ghosts for this classic holiday story in an adaptation new to the Hippodrome."

Scrooge, 50s-60s. Vicious old man.

Bob Cratchit, 30s-40s. Hopeful middle-aged man

Child #1. Male. Age 10-14. Caroler / Ghost of Christmas Past / Tiny Tim / Ignorance

Child #2. Female. Age 10-14. Caroler / Wilkins’ daughter / Young Scrooge / Martha / Want / Turkey Boy

*Note on Ensemble Members below: singing ability preferred.

Ensemble Member #1. Male. 20s-30s. Short, fat, jolly, Caroler / Portly 
Gentleman #1 / Mr. Fezziwig / Ghost of Christmas Present /Poor (Slightly Deranged) Old Man.

Ensemble Member #2. Female. 20s-30s. Bossy Caroler / Belle / Belinda/
Nephew Fred’s Wife / Poor Old Woman.
Ensemble Member #3. Male. 20s-30s. Tall, thin, Caroler / Portly Gentleman
#2 / Apprentice Scrooge / Peter / Ghost of Christmas Future.

Ensemble Member #4. Male. 20s-30s. Caroler / Scrooge’s Leaning Post /
Marley’s Ghost / Postman / Mr. Wilkins / Fred’s Friend /Old Rich Man

Ensemble Member #5. Female. 20s-30s. Caroler / Mrs. Fezziwig / Mrs.
Cratchit / Her Friend (friend of Nephew Fred’s Wife) / Old Rich Woman / Christmas Day Woman.

Ensemble Member #6. Male. 20s-30s. Caroler / Nephew Fred / Dick / Poor Young Man

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Synopsis: "Middle-aged siblings Vanya & Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA where they bicker & complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, & a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha."

Vanya: 50s, living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.

Sonia: early 50s, his adopted sister, living with him in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful.

Masha: 50s, his sister, a glamorous & successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world

Spike: 20s, an aspiring actor - sexy, self-absorbed, & Masha’s new companion

Nina: 20s, a lovely & sincere would-be actress, visiting her aunt & uncle next door. Star-struck & energetic.

Cassandra: Cleaning lady & soothsayer, any age, any race.

"Mr. Burns: a post-electric play"
Synopsis: "A tribute to live theater and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another. What will endure when the cataclysm arrives—when the grid fails, society crumbles, & we’re faced with the task of rebuilding? Anne Washburn’s imaginative dark comedy propels us forward nearly a century, following a new civilization stumbling into its future."

Ensemble of eight actors. Age range: 20s-40s. Helpful if ensemble members have singing experience.
Matt (also plays Homer/Scratchy)

JENNY (also plays Marge)

Susannah (also plays Lisa & Second FBI Agent/Itchy)

Sam (also plays Bart/Mr. Burns)

Colleen (also plays First FBI Agent/Lisa)

Gibson (also plays Loving Husband & Sideshow Bob/Homer)

Quincy (also plays Businesswoman/Bart)

Nedra (serves as a lead vocalist)

"The Two Musketeers"
Synopsis: "When a small acting company eliminates one Musketeer from their production of The Three Musketeers due to budget constraints, the rest of the cast must sally forth bravely with only two. The classic tale of d'Artagnan & his sword-fighting friends is presented by a hilariously self-aware cast of six, with romance, wit, and derring-do to spare. This low-tech, high-comedy adaptation is a witty send-up of Alexandre Dumas' beloved adventure."

Seeking an ensemble of four men and two women in the age range of 20s-40s to play the following highly physical & energetic roles. Stage combat experience preferred.

Actor 1: Athos, The King, Jeweler

Actor 2: Man in Black, Aramis, Buckingham

Actor 3: D’Artagnan

Actor 4: D’Artagnan’s father, De Treville, Cardinal Richelieu, Messenger, Buckingham’s Servant, Abbess, Porthos

Actress 1: Innkeeper, Constance, Kitty, Assassin

Actress 2: Milady, Queen Anne