Theater: Musicals

Production: MD, Totem Pole Playhouse Summer Season, PA

Equity Singing Actors

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Seeking resident company and cast members for the 2013 summer season. Season includes: "Noises Off" (Michael Frayn, writer. Rehearses May 10-25; runs May 25-June 9); "A Closer Walk...more

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Seeking

Males & Females, ages 18-75, All Ethnicities

Role Description

Equity Singing Actors:

FULL CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

NOISES OFF
By Michael Frayn
Rehearsal: May 10 – May 25, 2013
Performance: May 25 - June 9, 2013

Lloyd Dallas - Male, 50s - The director of the play, Nothing On. Temperamental. One third of a Lloyd–Poppy–Brooke love triangle.

Dotty Otley - Female, 60s - A late-middle-aged actress. Forgetful. Dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Freddy.

Garry Lejeune - Male, 30s - A stuttering actor, easily fired up, repeatedly tries to attack Freddy after believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Freddy. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever-present offstage. Always is stuttering and completing sentences with, "you know..." Dating Dotty.

Frederick Fellowes – Male 30s/40s - An actor with a serious fear of violence and blood. Gets nosebleeds easily. Often questions the meaning of his lines and moves. Blames himself often for things going wrong.

Belinda Blair - Female, 30s- Cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress. She may have feelings for Freddy.

Poppy Norton-Taylor - Female 20s- Assistant Stage Manager. Emotional and over-sensitive, and envious of Brooke, whom she understudies. Carrying Lloyd's child. One-third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

Selsdon Mowbray – Male, 60s An elderly alcoholic man who hides his bottles onstage. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he
passes out.

Timothy Allgood - Male, 30s- An over-worked Stage Manager. Understudies Selsdon and Freddy.

Brooke Ashton - Female, 30s/40s- A young inexperienced actress from London. Pays no attention to other performers, either in performance or backstage. She rarely takes stage direction, and continues performing regardless of any other action onstage. Is always losing her contact lenses. One-third of a Lloyd–Poppy–Brooke love triangle.

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A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE
By Dean Regan
Rehearsal: May 28 – June 11, 2013
June 11 – June 23, 2013

1 Male – 30s/ 50s – Plays: Little Big Man/Comic (Lbm)/ Opry Comic / Vegas Comic / Carnegie Hall Comic:

Patsy Cline – THIS ROLE IS CAST. Actors may be considered for possible replacements if needed.

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DAMES AT SEA
Book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller
Music by Jim Wise
Rehearsal: June 11 – June 25, 2013
Performance: June 25 – July 7, 2013

Mona Kent – Female. (Alto, tap) ---temperamental Broadway star

Joan – Female. (Mezzo, tap) ---chorus dancer

Hennesey/Captain Male (Baritone) ---a director/a ship captain, Mona's former lover

Dick – Male. (Tenor, tap) ---handsome sailor/songwriter. Dick Powell type.

Lucky – Male (Baritone, tap) ---friend of Dick's, also a sailor, Joan's former boyfriend

Ruby - Male (Mezzo/Soprano, tap) ---stage-struck girl from Utah

All character except the captain must have excellent tap skills

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THE SUNSHINE BOYS
By Neil Simon
Rehearsal: June 26 – July 9, 2013
Performance: July 9 – July 21, 2013

Willie Clark – Male, 70s, part of the famous Lewis and Clark vaudeville comedy duo

Ben Silverman – Male, 30s, Willie Clark’s nephew. Talent agent

Al Lewis - Male, 70s, part of the famous Lewis and Clark vaudeville comedy duo

Patient (comedy sketch) – Male, 30s
Eddie – (comedy sketch Stage Manager) Male, 30s

Nurse – (comedy sketch) Female, 20s

Registered Nurse – Female, 50s, African American or Latino

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THE ROAD FROM APPOMATTOX
By Richard Hellesen
Rehearsal: July 3 – July 9
Perfromance: July 10 - July 21, 2013

The following roles have been CAST. Actors will be considered for possible replacements if needed:

General Grant – THIS ROLE IS CAST
General Lee – THIS ROLE IS CAST

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BOEING BOEING
By Marc Camoletti
Rehearsal: July 10 – July 23, 2013
Performance: July 23 – August 4, 2013

Bernard – Male, 30s, A Parisian Bachlor

Gloria – Female, 20s/30s – an American air hostess

Berthe – Female, 50s-60s – Bernard’s housekeeper

Robert – Male, 30s - a friend of Bernard’s

Gabriella – Female, 20s/30s – An Italian air hostess

Gretchen – Female, 20s/30s – a German air hostess

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BARNUM
book by Mark Bramble
lyrics by Michael Stewart, and music by Cy Coleman
Rehearsal: July 20 (possibly earlier for chorus)-August 6, 2013
August 6 – August 18, 2013

Seeking Principal Roles:

Amos Scudder
Charity Barnum
First Waitress
Jenny Lind
Susan B. Anthony
Ringmaster/Bailey
Baton Twirler
Tom Thumb

The following role has been CAST. Actors may be considered for possible replacements if needed.
Phineas Taylor Barnum - THIS ROLE IS CAST

Chorus Parts:

Julius Goldschmidt, Joyce Heth, Edgar Templeton, Mr. Lyman, Wilton, Mr. Stratton,
Humbert Morrissey, Mrs. Stratton, Mrs. Mortimer
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LEADER OF THE PACK
The Ellie Greenwich Musical
Music and Lyrics by Ellie Greenwich and friends
Liner notes by Anne Beatts
Additional material by Jack Heifner
Based on an original concept by Melanie Mintz
Rehearsal: August 6 – August 20, 2013
Performance: August 20 – September 1, 2013

Seeking Principal Roles:

Darlene Love
Annie Golden
Young Ellie Greenwich
Jeff Barry
Gus Sharkey
Ellie Greenwich (1980’s)

Chorus Parts:

Rosie, Ellie’s Mother, Dance Couple, Waitress, Lounge Singer, Shelley, Mickey, Gina,
D.J. Voice, Specialties