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Signature Theatre 2014-15 Season, Local EPAs

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Signature Theatre
Walter Ware III, casting dir.-artistic coord.

Production Description

Casting Signature Theatre's 2014-15 season. Shows include: "Sunday In The Park With George" (Stephen Sondheim, music & lyrics; James Lapine, book; Matthew Gardiner, dir.-choreo.; Jon Kalbfleisch, musical dir. Rehearsals begin July 8; runs Aug. 5-Sept. 21); "Elmer Gantry: A Musical" (John Bishop, book; Bob Satuloff, lyrics; Mel Marvin, music; Eric Schaeffer, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8; runs Oct. 7-Nov. 9); "Sex With Strangers" (Laura Eason, writer; Aaron Posner, dir. Rehearsals begin Sept. 16; runs Oct. 14-Dec. 7); "Diner" (Barry Levinson, book; Sheryl Crow, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin Nov. 10, 2014; runs Dec. 9, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015); "Kid Victory" (John Kander, story & music; Greg Pierce, book & lyrics. Rehearsals begin Jan. 20, 2015; runs Feb. 17, 2015-March 22, 2015); "Soon" (Nick Blaemire, music, lyrics & book; Matthew Gardiner, dir.; Rehearsals begin Feb. 10, 2015; runs March 10-April 26, 2015); "Simply Sondheim" (Eric Schaeffer & Matthew Gardiner, dirs.-choreos. Rehearsals begin March 16, 2015; runs April 2-19, 2015); and "Cabaret" (John Kander, music; Fed Ebb, lyrics; Joe Masteroff, book; Matthew Gardiner, dir.-choreo.; Jon Kalbfleisch, music dir. Rehearsals begin April 14, 2015; runs May 12-June 28, 2015). Note: "Simply Sondheim" has already been cast; seeking possible replacements only.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season runs July 2014-June 2015 in Arlington, VA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $600-$776 min./wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contracts.


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Character Breakdown

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Music Directed by Jon Kalbfleisch
MAX Stage: LORT C ($753/week min)
1st Rehearsal: July 8th, 2014
Running: August 5th, 2014 – September 21st, 2014


George, an artist

Dot, his mistress

Louise, Jules and Yvonne’s daughter

All other roles have been cast. Actors may be considered for possible replacements


Book by John Bishop
Lyrics by Bob Satuloff
Music by Mel Marvin
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
MAX Stage: LORT C ($753/week min)
1st Rehearsal: September 8th, 2014
Running: October 7th, 2014 – November 9th, 2014


Elmer Gantry – 30s (Male) At a crossroads in his life. He is smooth, vibrant, sexy, and full of vigor. Baritone.

Sister Sharon Falconer – about 28 years old. (Female) Commanding, strikingly beautiful yet able to portray incredible vulnerability. Soprano.

All other roles have been cast. Actors may be considered for possible replacements


By Laura Eason
Directed by Aaron Posner
ARK Stage: LORT D ($600/week min)
1st Rehearsal: September 16th, 2014
Running: October 14th, 2014 – December 7th, 2014


Ethan – 27 years old (Male) - very charismatic, handsome, sexy, smart, a fast talker, used to being the center of attention. From Chicago but has little to no specific accent.

All other roles have been cast. Actors may be considered for possible replacements


Book by Barry Levinson
Music and Lyrics by Sheryl Crow
Directed and Choreographed by Kathleen Marshall
MAX Stage: LORT C ($753/week min)
1st Rehearsal: November 10, 2014
Running: December 9, 2014 - January 25, 2015


Boogie – late 20s (Male) - Gambler. Always finding something to bet on to make money. Smooth talker, can always get himself out of any situation. Tenor.

Fenwick - late 20s (Male) - Trouble maker of the group. Always crass and forward with women, out of insecurity. Tenor.

Billy - late 20s (Male) - Knows that his friends are all leading a carefree life. Pursuing his masters, as he is the one who got out of it early. Tenor.

Eddie - late 20s (Male) - Getting his masters. The one who has pulled himself away from the group to get ahead. Tenor.

Shrevie - late 20s (Male) - Married to Beth. Always defending his marriage to his friends. Transitioning into being a serious adult as his friends continue living their carefree lives but still frustrated in his marriage. Tenor.

Modell - late 20s (Male) - The intellect of the bunch. Never really says what he means but gets others to make decisions for him. Tenor.

Barbara - late 20s (Female) - Dating Billy. Becomes pregnant after they were extremely careful. She is not adventurous, and has always wanted to lead a normal simple life. Pop/rock voice with belt.

Beth - late 20s (Female) - Married to Shrevie. Plain looking with not a great sense of style. Extremely frustrated with her marriage to Shrevie and is always trying to justify it. Pop/rock voice with belt.

Elyse - late 20s (Female) - Engaged to Eddie. Pop/rock voice with belt.

Ensemble Singers (M/F). Characters are 20s-40s, any ethnicity. Various characters at the diner, the dance, etc. Should also have a sense of late 1950s music and move well. Many will also cover principal roles.


KID VICTORY a musical
Story by John Kander and Greg Pierce
Music by John Kander
Book and Lyrics by Greg Pierce
Directed by Liesl Tommy
MAX Stage: LORT C ($776/week min)
1st Rehearsal: January 20th, 2015
Running: February 17th, 2015 – March 22nd, 2015


Luke – 17 - thoughtful, curious, has lost his bearings, feels like a different person now

Mom (Eileen) - 40s/50s - social, controlling, ever cheerful, a proud Baptist, terrified of the unknown

Dad (Joseph) - 40s/50s - quiet, cautious, sympathetic, uncomfortable with conflict, accepts change more easily than his wife, often caught in the middle

Emily - 35-45 - entrepreneur, crunchy, free wheelin’, straight talker, lonely, devout atheist, misses her daughter

Michael - 35-45 - charming, scarily smart, boat enthusiast, isolated, natural teacher, has spent way too much time in his head, has at least two personalities that don’t easily coexist, might snap at any second, history buff, terribly lonely

Woman - Gail the amateur therapist from the Fellowship, Viking woman, etc.

Man - Franklin the customer in Emily’s store, Officer Bellfrid, Bjarni, etc.

Girl - Luke’s ex-girlfriend Suze, Emily’s daughter Mara, a Skraeling, etc.

Boy - Andrew whom Luke meets online, Perky Viking Boy, etc.


Music, Lyrics and Book by Nick Blaemire
Directed by Matthew Gardiner
ARK Stage: LORT D ($618/week min)
1st Rehearsal: February 10th, 2015
Running: March 10th, 2015 – April 26th, 2015


CHARLIE - 20s – A charismatic and conflicted girl, she battles between her lack of faith with her dreams of a life outside of what she's fallen into. Unique alto-mezzo with folk and strong groove instincts, Tori Amos meets Imogene Heap - belt to a Db.

JONAH - 20s – Charlie’s boyfriend, a grocery delivery man who works for his rich father's company. Funny ingénue male. Baritenor with pop and groove instincts and a great falsetto, Jason Mraz meets Ben Folds - sings to a G.

STEVEN - 20s – Charlie’s hilarious roommate. A lover of pop culture and reality TV, and himself. Baritenor with pop and groove instincts, Rufus Wainwright meets John Mayer - sings to an F.

ADRIENNE - 40s – Charlie’s delusional mother, who is just as charismatic and conflicted as her daughter, only she's been at it longer. Alto with great style and improvisational ability, Joni Mitchell meets Jane Monheit - belts to a C.


An original musical revue featuring the work of Stephen Sondheim
Directed and Choreographed by Eric Schaeffer and Matthew Gardiner
MAX Stage: LORT C ($776/week min)
1st Rehearsal: March 16th, 2015
Running: April 2, 2015 – April 19th 2015

All roles have been cast. Actors may be considered for possible replacements.


Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Book by Joe Masteroff
Directed and Choreographed by Matthew Gardiner
Music Directed by Jon Kalbfleisch
MAX Stage: LORT C ($776/week min)
1st Rehearsal: April 14th, 2015
Running: May 12, 2015 – June 28th 2015


The Emcee – 20s/30s - The Emcee of the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish and flamboyant host. Very physical. Tenor.

Sally Bowles – 20s/30s - The headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Alto with Belt.

Clifford Bradshaw – 20s/30s - An American writer traveling through Berlin. Baritone

Fräulein Schneider – 40s/50s - An older woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in. Alto.

Herr Schultz – 40s/50s - An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fraulein Schneider. Tenor.

Ernst Ludwig – 20s/30s - A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi.

Fräulein Kost – 20s/30s - A prostitute who rents among other things in Fraulein Schneider's boarding house. Mezzo.

Kit Kat Girls - Double as other roles. All must sing and dance well.

Kit Kat Boys – Double as other roles. All must sing and dance well.