'The Invention of Edison'
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Civic Light Opera
Justin Fortunato, dir.
Casting actors/singers for "The Invention of Edison," a musical for tour of Pittsburgh area schools, as part of CLO's "Gallery of Heroes" program. Book, music & lyrics by John Gregor. Project Description: "In 'The Invention of Edison,' we see the great innovator riding the success of his new incandescent light bulb and promising to light an entire neighborhood of Manhattan despite the many challenges he faces."
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Tours January 13-May 16, 2014 in and around Pittsburgh, PA.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Thomas Edison (Lead):
Male, 30-35, Caucasian
baritone, inventor and visionary on how machinery will shape the future, quick witted, charismatic and inquisitive.
Francis Upton (Supporting):
Male, 25-30, All Ethnicities
baritone, professor, brilliant mathematician, physicist and compatriot of Edison.
J P Morgan (Supporting):
Male, 40-45, Caucasian
bass, legendary, larger than life banker and financier, nicknamed the “Napoleon of Wall Street.”
Male, 20-30, Caucasian
baritone, one of many, highly skilled mechanics who emigrated from Germany in the latter part of the 19th century.
Female, 20-30, All Ethnicities
alto, carries the story along, reporting on Edison's exploits, comments on the mood of the play and the process of invention.
Seeking submissions from: Pittsburgh, PA
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