Theater: Musicals

Music Theatre of Wichita 2014 Summer Season

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Company

Music Theatre of Wichita
Thomas W. Douglas, musical dir.-conductor; Jesse Warkentin, assoc. musical dir.; Wayne Bryan, prod. artistic dir.; Nancy Reeves, company mgr.

Production Description

Casting Music Theatre of Wichita's 2014 summer season. Season includes: Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" (Wayne Bryan, dir.; Billy Sprague Jr., choreo. Rehearsals begin June 2; runs June 11-15); "West Side Story" (Mark Madama, dir.; Mark Esposito, choreo. Rehearsals begin June 16; runs June 25-29); "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" (Lyndy Franklin Smith & Jeromy Smith, dir.-choreo. Rehearsals begin June 30; runs July 9-13); "Catch Me If You Can" (Wayne Bryan, dir.; Linda Goodrich, choreo. Rehearsals begin July 14; runs July 23-27); and "42nd Street" (Jon Engstrom, dir.-choreo.; Amy Baker Schwiethale, asst. Rehearsals begin July 28; runs Aug. 6-10).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs Summer 2014 in Wichita, KS.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $796 min./wk. Equity URTA Contract.

Auditions

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CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Theatre statement: An asterisk by a name * indicates the role has already been offered to a performer,; it is very common that situations may change before summer arrives.

Note: AEA considers a role available until any offer has been accepted. The roles listed below as being “offered”, does not necessarily mean that it has and will be accepted, and thus is deemed as still available.


SOUTH PACIFIC

Seeking:

NELLIE FORBUSH – likeable, beautiful leading lady (20s – 30s), Southern; superb singer / actress / mover

EMILE De BECQUE – handsome, romantic Frenchman (40s); very rich baritone voice, sensitive actor

LT. JOE CABLE – appealing, well-built, tattoo-free bari-tenor, good actor (prepare “Younger Than Springtime”)

BLOODY MARY – Asian or Pacific Islander; contralto, strong actress who can be both comic and intimidating

LUTHER BILLIS – comic Navy man; amusing singer and mover, good actor

LIAT – lovely Asian / Pacific Islander native girl; petite, lovely mover; non-singing role

CAPTAIN BRACKETT * – senior Navy officer, commanding and brusque; non-singing

CMDR. HARBISON – Navy officer (30s), good actor, likeable presence; non-singing

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WEST SIDE STORY

Seeking:

TONY - appealing young leading man (20s); wonderful tenor, strong actor and athletic mover

MARIA - beautiful, believably Hispanic leading lady (20s); gorgeous soprano, strong actor

ANITA – charismatic, believably Hispanic dynamo; compelling singer-dancer and strong actor

RIFF * – Tony’s best friend (20s); strong, athletic dancer, likeable presence, sings well enough

BERNARDO – Maria’s dynamic and strong-willed brother; brilliant dancer, handsome, sings a bit
[Note: All other Jets and Sharks will be cast from the resident ensemble.]

DOC * – older father-figure to Tony; runs a drug store; good actor, non-singing role

LT. SHRANK * – neighborhood policeman, trying to control gang violence; good actor, non-singing

OFFICER KRUPKE * – somewhat slow-witted policeman, working with Shrank; non-singing

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JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Seeking:

JOSEPH – appealing young leading man; pop bari-tenor, well-built, looks good shirtless

NARRATOR – amazing pop-belter singing actress; good storyteller and likeable; ethnic diversity a plus

PHARAOH – Elvis impersonator with good moves and a fine sense of humor; bari-tenor range

JACOB / POTIPHAR – Versatile character actor who sings; Jacob is old man, Potiphar is prissy Egyptian

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CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Seeking:

FRANK JR. * – Youthful, dynamic pop tenor – actor – dancer; tremendous energy and range

HANRATTY * – Gruff but softhearted FBI agent (40s); sharp performer with excellent vocal and acting range

FRANK SR. – Frank’s slick, slightly seedy father (40s); a crooner, nice mover (Tom Wopat on B’way)

PAULA ABAGNALE – Sophisticated and glamorous French ex-wife and mother; smoldering singer

BRENDA STRONG – Likeable, attractive nurse (20s); strong belter, will be cast from resident company

ROGER STRONG * – Brenda’s slightly pompous, middle class dad; character actor / baritone

CAROL STRONG * – Brenda’s slightly dimwitted and socially ambitious mother; character actor / belter

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42ND STREET

Seeking:

JULIAN MARSH * – Blazingly theatrical stage producer / director (40s); baritone (Jerry Orbach originally)

DOROTHY BROCK * – Famous stage star, just past her prime (40s-50s); alto, sophisticated comedienne

PEGGY SAWYER – Fresh faced chorus girl, destined for stardom (20s-30s); amazing tapper, belter, comic

BILLY LAWLOR – Broadway’s definitive “juvenile;” amazing tap and ballet skills, ringing tenor voice

MAGGIE JONES * – Wisecracking female half of songwriting team (40s-50s); comedienne, comic singer

BERT BARRY – Male half of team (20s-40s); a good comic foil for Maggie, comic singer/mover (piano a plus)

ANDY LEE – Perpetually challenged dance director of “Pretty Lady;” superb tapper, amusing actor

ABNER DILLON * – Oversized Texan, main investor in “Pretty Lady;” comic actor and singer

PAT DENNING – Frustrated boyfriend of Dorothy Brock, hidden on sidelines (30s-40s); nice attractive actor