3-D Theatricals is casting "Parade."
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3-D Theatricals is casting "Parade."
All Roles Open: (Lead) Note: All roles require a Southern dialect, with the exception of Leo Frank. Contracts will be considered for all roles. See the full character breakdown below.
FULL CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Leo Frank: Leo Frank was 5'6" and 120lbs; a very small man. We are looking for someone similar, but again want the best performance possible. We are not literally looking for this exact height and weight, but are posting it to say we are not looking for someone 6' and 200lbs. He must appear to be slight in stature. A small Northern Jewish man who runs the National Pencil Factory and is falsely accused of the rape and murder of Mary Phagan. Must be a brilliant actor of great depth with a beautiful voice. Jewish/Brooklyn accent is a plus.
Jim Conley: (Tenor, Low D-High Bb) 20s-40's. African-American janitor who works for Leo at the National Pencil Factory. A drunk and a convicted felon, as well as a master manipulator; a showman. Tells a very colorful story. All types encouraged to audition. Must be a gifted actor with an excellent tenor voice.
Britt Craig: (Tenor, Low D-High B) mid-30s. Down-on-his luck newspaper man, whose career is revived by the Leo Frank trial. Must be a great actor with a great tenor voice.
Frankie Epps/ Young Soldier: (Tenor, Low D-High Ab full voice and High A in falsetto as Young Soldier) to play 16-18. Mary's friend and love interest. / A young confederate soldier about to go off to war. Must be a fantastic and gifted actor with a great voice.
Governor Jack Slaton/ Mr. Peavy: (Bari-Tenor, Low C-High G) late 30s/ late 40s. Governor of Georgia who pardons Leo Frank. Must be a great mover; ballroom dance/partnering skills are a plus. / Guards Leo Frank's cell in Milledgeville. Seeking an attractive and suave actor with a commanding presence and great voice.
Hugh Dorsey: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST
Newt Lee: (Bass, Low Bb-C) 40s/60s. African-American night watchman at the National Pencil Factory. Finds Mary Phagan's body. Looking for a Michael Clark Duncan from the Green Mile type; does not need to be muscular like he was, but someone who is physically large in some way, but very gentle and simple minded.
Old Solider/ Judge Roan: (Low Bb- high G) 60s to play older. Old man who was formerly the young confederate soldier./ Judge in the Leo Frank Case. Excellent actor with a strong voice.
Luther Rosser/ Officer Ivy: (Any voice part) 40s/50s. Leo Frank's lawyer, comes off as a blithering idiot. A heavyset and sweaty man. / Police officer assigned to the case. / This part is an actor first, but must be able to sing. We are looking for a fantastic character actor.
Riley/Ensemble: (Baritone) 20s-30s. African-American servant. Sings "Rumblin and a Rollin"
Prison Guard/Ensemble: (Any voice part). 20s/30s/40s. Guards Leo Frank's cell in Fulton.
Floyd McDaniel: (any vocal part) 30s-50s. Local bartender, Irish accent is a must.
Ensemble men: 5 men. 20s-50s. All vocal ranges needed, must move well. Ballroom dance skills/partnering a plus, but not required. Additional roles, etc will be cast from this group of men. We are looking for men of all types that are excellent actors with great voices.
Lucille Frank: (Mezzo, Low A-D) To play 25-35; she was 25-28 when this show takes place. We want to cast her as historically accurate as possible, but are going to be looking at the performance first and foremost. Leo's wife. She helps get the Governor of Georgia involved to help change Leo's death sentence to imprisonment for life. Must be an extremely gifted actress of much depth with a stellar voice.
Lizzie Phagan: (Soprano with a belt to a C) 30s/40s. Mary's Aunt. Must be a gifted actress with a strong voice.
Minnie McKnight: 20s-40s. African-American servant of the Franks. Must be a gifted actress with a strong voice
Angela: (Mezzo) 20s. African-American servant. Sings "Rumblin and Rollin." Must be a great actor and have a strong presence with a great voice.
Sally Slaton: (Any voice part) to play 33. Wife of Governor Slaton. An elegant and beautiful southern woman. Partner dancing/ ballroom dancing skills a plus.
Ensemble: 5 women. 20s-50s. Caucasian. All vocal ranges needed, must move well. Ballroom dance skills/partnering a plus, but not required. Additional roles will be cast from this group of women. We are looking for women of all types that are excellent actors with great voices.
Mary Phagan: (Mezzo, D-D) 14. Young girl who is killed at the National Pencil Factory. She must be pure innocence and have a playful and fun personality.
Iola Stover: (Soprano, D-F) to play teens; 16 or so. Friend of Mary and Frankie, who testifies against Frank. She is the oldest of the teens in the show.
Monteen: (Mezzo, Eb-Eb) Teens; 12-15. Friend of Mary and Frankie, who testifies against Frank.
Essie: (Mezzo, Eb-Eb) Teens; 12-15. Friend of Mary and Frankie, who testifies against Frank.
NOTE: These girls must be mature at heart and able to handle the mature, dark and heavy subject matter with ease. We are aiming to cast girls age appropriate, but will consider girls a bit older if necessary, to play these ages. These girls must be excellent and natural actors. This is not ANNIE or THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Nothing forced or presentational. All must have great voices and the ability to hold their own harmony by themselves. This is a period piece based on true events and real-life people. However, while we are trying to cast as historically accurate as possible to whom these people were, we will consider other types. We are seeking a company of very gifted actors that sing very well. People that can be real people, not characters.