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Rubicon Theatre Company 2014-15 Season

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Company

Rubicon Theatre Company
Lisa Tyzzer, casting dir.

Production Description

Casting the Rubicon Theatre Company's 2014-15 season. Season includes: "The Last Five Years" (Jason Robert Brown, music-lyrics; Peter Schneider, dir.; Michael Reno, musical dir.; Rehearsals begin Dec. 28, 2014; runs Jan. 21-Feb. 15, 2015); "Blithe Spirit" (Noel Coward, writer; David Gilmore, dir.; Rehearsals begin May 5; runs May 27-June 21, 2015); and "My Fair Lady" (Alan Jay Lerner, book-lyrics; Frederick Loewe, music; James O’Neil, dir.; Rehearsals begin Sept. 30; runs Oct. 21-Nov. 15, 2015).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Ventura, CA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $518 min./wk. Equity SPT and SPT 8 contracts.

Auditions

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Role Breakdown

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Jamie Wellerstein, an attractive and slightly neurotic novelist and Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring actress who is his “shiksa goddess,” meet, are drawn together and then pulled apart by circumstances and choices. This compelling contemporary musical, which boasts a thrilling pop rock score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World), takes us backward and forward in time through the joys and sorrows of young love.
SEEKING:

Jamie Wellerstein (Male / 23 yrs to 30 yrs)
Character arcs from an ambitious guy on a promising first date with a dazzling career to someone who is blinded by success and ego. He is very lovable, yet makes unintentional choices that sabotages his own happiness. Vocal range: A2 - Bb4.

Cathy Hiatt (Female / 23 yrs to 30 yrs)
Character arcs from an ambitious, fresh-faced girl in a new relationship to a woman stunned by a betrayal and a divorce that she is only beginning to understand. Vocal range: F3 - D#5
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BLITHE SPIRIT

In this hilarious comedy by Noël Coward, a cynical writer doing research invites an eccentric clairvoyant to his home to conduct a séance. But the plot thickens when he finds himself haunted by the ghost of his beautiful and petulant first wife. David Gilmore, who has directed more than a dozen productions in London’s West End, makes his Rubicon debut with this production.

SEEKING:

Ruth Condomine
A smart looking woman, Ruth is the wife of Charles. She is a bit jealous of Charles' relationship with his first wife. Mid 30s.

Charles Condomine
Charles is an intelligent and urbane English novelist. He’s the husband of Ruth Condomine and deceased first wife, Elvira. 40s.

Dr. Bradman
A pleasant-looking middle-aged man, Dr. Bradman is a friend of the Condomines. 40s to 50s.

Mrs. Bradman
The wife of Dr. Bradman, Mrs. Bradman is middle-aged and a bit faded. 40s to 50s.

Madame Arcati
A middle-aged spiritualist, Madame Arcati is a striking woman. She is not too extravagant but has a definite bias toward the barbaric. Late 40s to early 60s.

Elvira
Charles Condomine's deceased first wife, Elvira returns as a ghost with a goal. In the process, she makes Charles' and Ruth's lives very complicated. 30s.


Edith
The Condomine's maid. Edith is always in a hurry.
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MY FAIR LADY

This intimate, chamber version of the legendary Lerner and Loewe classic follows the transformation of Professor Henry Higgins, an arrogant and attractive phonetician who makes a bet that he can transform a “deliciously low” flower girl (Eliza Doolittle) into a lady by teaching her to speak more beautifully. The magnificent score includes “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Director James O’Neil returns to the source material to explore the Shavian themes of class struggle, social reform and women’s rights.

SEEKING:

Eliza Doolittle
A young, cockney, flower girl, who’s potential to become a ‘lady’ becomes the subject of a bet between Professor Higgins and Colonel Pickering. 20s. Soprano.

Professor Henry Higgins
British, upper-class, professional bachelor. World-famous phonetics expert. Late 30s to 50s. Baritone.

Colonel Pickering
Retired British officer and colleague of Professor Higgins. Mid 40s to 60s. Baritone.

Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Upper-class young man who becomes completely smitten with Eliza. 20s to 30s. Tenor/Baritione.

Alfred P. Doolittle
Eliza’s father. A vigorous dustman. 40s to 50s. Baritone.

Mrs. Higgins
Professor Higgins’ long-suffering mother. 60s to early 70s. Alto.

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
A friend of Mrs. Higgins’ and Freddy’s mother. 40s to 50s. Soprano.

Mrs. Pearce
Professor Higgins’ Housekeeper. 40s to 60s. Alto.


Professor Zoltan Karpathy and Ensemble roles
A bearded Hungarian. Former phonetics student of Professor Higgins. Baritone. 30s to 50s.

Ensemble roles:
All ensemble roles require actor to be an accomplished singer and dancer, with the ability to play multiple ensemble roles. 18-50s.

Jamie - Male. Tenor. Drinking companion of Alfred Doolittle.
Harry - Male. Bass. Drinking companion of Alfred Doolittle.
1st Cockney - Male. Tenor.
2nd Cockney - Male. Tenor.
3rd Cockney - Male. Baritone.
4th Cockney - Male. Bass.
1st Maid - Female. Soprano.
2nd Maid - Female. Soprano.
3rd Maid - Female. Alto.
4th Maid - Female. Alto.

About Rubicon Theatre Company

Rubicon Theatre Company is a not-for-profit, professional regional theatre company whose mission is to entertain, enrich and educate the region’s residents and visitors through the production of innovative professional theatrical productions, festivals, special events and education programs. It was the first professional theatre company in Ventura County. Now approaching its 17th Season, Rubicon is regarded as the county’s premiere stage company and is the largest arts organization in the City of Ventura with a current annual budget of just over $2 million. The company has sold more than 370,000 tickets, has a subscriber base of approximately 2,000 and has had an accumulative economic impact on the community of over $42 million. In-keeping with its mission ‘to entertain, enrich and educate’, it has served over 42,000 students through its education outreach arm and has provided area residents and visitors with more than 110 main-stage productions of classic and contemporary dramas, comedies and musicals as well as new works. Rubicon has won numerous regional and national awards including a prestigious Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Revue”, the L.A. Drama Critics’ Circle Margaret Harford Award for “Sustained Excellence”, 15 Ovation Awards and the Ventura Chamber of Commerce’s Poinsettia Award for Non-Profit of the Year.