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Media Theatre 2014-15 Season

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Company

Media Theatre
Jesse Cline, artistic dir.-dir.; Scott Anthony, music dir.; Dann Dunn, choreo.

Production Description

Casting Media Theatre 2014-15 season. Season includes: "Les Miserables" (Claude-Michel Schonberg, music; Alain Boublil and Herbert Kretzmer, lyrics; Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, book; Rehearsals begin Oct. 27; runs Nov. 19-Jan. 11, 2015); "Ghost, the Musical" (David A. Stewart and Glen Ballard, music; Bruce Joel Rubin, David A. Stewart and Glen Ballard, lyrics; Bruce Joel Rubin, book; Rehearsals begin Feb. 9; runs March 24-29, 2015); "Hello Dolly" (Jerry Herman, music-lyrics; Michael Stewart, book; Rehearsals begin March 23; runs April 15-May 17, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Media, PA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $542/wk. Equity LOA and LORT contracts.

Auditions

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Role Breakdown

LES MISERABLES

Jean Valjean : Male, 35-49, All Ethnicities 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, All Ethnicities 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, All Ethnicities strong comic character role, a crooked innkeeper, later a petty, amoral thief, greedy, irreverent, selfish, boorish, vulgar, baritone

Marius : Male, 20-29, All Ethnicities 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, All Ethnicities high baritone (to G sharp/A), very strong singer, a charismatic political figure, the leader of the revolutionary movement;

Fantine : Female, 25-40, All Ethnicities 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 soprano, the younger the better, Fantine’s daughter (first seen as and played by a child), delicate, elegant, vulnerable, and beautiful

Eponine : Female, 18-25, All Ethnicities 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, All Ethnicities tough, sharp, coarse, boorish, vulgar, strong character comedienne role, belter

Gavroche : Male, 7-11, All Ethnicities a spunky street urchin, lots of personality, sings very well

Young Cosette and Young Eponine : Female, 7-11, All Ethnicities ,sweet, innocent waifs with pretty soprano voices

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GHOST, THE MUSICAL

Sam Wheat : Male, 25+, Caucasian to play 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, 25+, Caucasian to play late 20s, excellent singer, mezzo with high belt, an artist and woman of the world, an optimist, self-made and independent

Carl Bruner : Male, 25+, Caucasian to play early 30s, high baritone/baritone, Sam’s best friend, desperately wants everything Sam has – including Molly

Oda Mae Brown : Female, 30+, African Descent, African American to play 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, 25+, Hispanic to play early 30s, a tough thug, hired to mug Sam and ends up killing him

Louise Brown/Clara Brown : Female, 25+, African Descent, African American to play 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, 25+, All Ethnicities to play 20s, vocal and physical dexterity essential, nimble physicality very useful, ability to do any acro tricks an advantage.


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HELLO DOLLY

Dolly Gallagher Levi : Female, 35-50, Excellent singer, All Ethnicities a charming, vivacious, meddling matchmaker for hire; a widow who has decided to begin her life again

Horace Vandergelder : Male, 45-65, baritone, All Ethnicities 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, All Ethnicities ,a milliner with a hat shop in New York City; she yearns for romance

Cornelius Hackl: Male, 20-35, All Ethnicities ,yearns for one exciting day in NYC; a romantic at heart; falls in love with Irene

Minnie Fay: Female, character soprano,18-30, All Ethnicities, excitable, fast talking, and naïve

Barnaby: 18-30,sweet, gullible, and follows along with whatever Cornelius suggests

Ermingarde : Female, 18-25, All Ethnicities the young niece of Horace Vandergelder; cries often and wants her independence

Ambrose Kemper : Male, 18-25, All Ethnicities an explosive young artist seeking to marry Ermingard

Ernestina Money : Female, 25-40, All Ethnicities, an eccentric looking girl in need of Dolly’s matchmaker services; good comic timing

Rudolf : Male, 40-69, All Ethnicities ,the major-domo of the Harmonia Gardens Restaurant.

Judge : Male, 50-69, All Ethnicities ,white whiskered night court judge; easily moved to tears by romance