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'Soul Doctor'

Casting notice expires: September 10, 2014

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Company

Jeremy Chess/Shlomo's Back LLC
David Schechter & Daniel S. Wise, co-creators; Mindy Cooper, dir.-choreo.; Seth Farber, music dir.-arranger; Daniel S. Wise, book; Shlomo Carlebach, composer-additional lyrics; David Schechter, lyrics; Nina Simone, additional music; Neshama Carlebach, additional material; Steve Margoshes, orchestrations-arrangements; Joy Dewing Casting, casting

Production Description

Casting "Soul Doctor."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin approx. Oct. 20. Previews begin Nov. 25; open-ended run begins Dec. 14 in NYC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $566/wk. Equity Off Broadway Contract, Category A.

Auditions

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Synopsis

"Soul Doctor," the exuberant musical recently seen on Broadway, tells the true story of the beloved yet controversial father of popular Jewish music, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. A modern day troubadour, he ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, transformative storytelling, and boundless love. The show takes us on a musical odyssey through the challenges and triumphs of this cultural phenomenon: his childhood escape from Nazi Germany; his status as a rabbinical prodigy in America; his unlikely friendship with “The High Priestess of Soul”, Nina Simone, leading him to discover Gospel and Soul music; his meteoric rise as a “Rock Star-Rabbi” in the 1960’s, performing with Bob Dylan, Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead; his struggle to reconcile his deep traditional roots with his desire to reach people of all backgrounds in the “free-love generation”; all while traversing the globe as a “Soul Doctor”, bringing joy and song to the lonely, the searching and the brokenhearted.