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Auditions 

AUDITION DATE

Monday, May 20, 2019

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1 to 2. Accompanist provided

 APPOINTMENTS

No appointments required. actors seen on first come first seen basis.

 CONTRACT

LOA

Contract/salary pending

 SEEKING

Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season. The SM and ASM positions are filled for the entire season. See separate notice on casting call for future consideration submission info.

 PREPARATION

Prepare EITHER a) two contrasting 1-minute monologues OR b) a brief song (standard Broadway) OR c) a brief song and a 1-minute monologue. If singing, bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back. Accompanist provided on 5/20 only

 LOCATION

Bristol Riverside Theatre Rehearsal Studio

201 Cedar Street

Bristol, PA 19007

 PERSONNEL

Producers: Susan Atkinson, Kevin Maroney

Artistic Director/Stage Director: Keith Baker

General Manager: David J. Abers, in attendance (has authority to hire SMs)

 OTHER DATES

Season Runs: September 17, 2019 to May 31, 2020

 OTHER

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and

encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity

designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages

performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with

disabilities, to attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to

auditions.

Notice: Audition Call Type: EPA

BREAKDOWN

2019-2020 BRT Show casting descriptions:

 An Act Of God

By David Javerbau

Director: Susan D. Atkinson

First Rehearsal: August 27, 2019

Opening: September 17, 2019

Closing: October 6, 2019 (possible extension to October 13, 2019)

Seeking:

GOD – 20’s – 80’s, all genders and/or ethnicities. congenial, intelligent, energetic, outgoing, a winning, likable personality and offbeat charm. The almighty one. The King of Kings. The Lord of Lords. The Alpha and the Omega. Kinda full of Themselves in many ways and with a personality that is charming yet abrasive.

GABRIEL – 30’s – 80’s, all genders and/or ethnicities. An Angel of God’s. By the books; no-nonsense, a depth of self-importance. The most senior angel on staff – in charge of the massive Guttenberg Bible and reads directly from the text. Is “in” on all of God’s jokes and opinions.

MICHAEL -20’s – 50’s, all genders and/or ethnicities. An Angel of God. Funny, impulsive, as irreverent an angel of God’s can be. Feisty impertinence. God’s greatest advocate for humanity. Interacts with the audience directly and must have the interpersonal skills to deal with whatever unexpected thing may come.

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NEXT TO NORMAL

Music by Tom Kitt

Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Director: Keith Baker

Musical Director: TBD

Choreographer: TBD

First Rehearsal: October 8, 2019

Opening: October 29, 2019

Closing: November 24, 2019

Seeking:

DIANA: Late 30s to early 40s – bipolar – delusional – manic depressive. Still attractive, appealing, quick witted. Vocal range G below middle C to high G – strong mix to a D.

NATALIE: Must read 16 – Diana’s daughter. Bright and attractive she craves her mother’s affection and attention and gets none. Vocal range G below middle C to high G – strong mix to E flat.

DAN: Early to mid 40s. Diana’s husband. Good looking, patient and kind, but exhausted by family circumstances. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto.

GABE: Diana’s son, must read 18. Charming, fun, energetic, carefree. BTW he’s a ghost or actually part of Dina’s delusion. Vocal range C (written middle C) to high A full voice and high D (above staff) falsetto.

HENRY: Must read 17. Natalie’s boyfriend. Romantic, a musician, solid but last. A “stoner”. Vocal range low A below written middle C to high G full voice and high A falsetto.

Dr. MADDEN/Dr. FINE: played by the same actor. Age range 35 to 50. Dr. Fine is a psychopharmacologist. Practical, maybe a bit cold. Dr. Madden – Diana’s psychiatrist, described in the script as a “rock star” in that way that doctors can be perceived as saviors. Confident and unflappable. Vocal ranges low A below written middle C to high A flat full voice.

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King Lear

By William Shakespeare

Director: Eric Tucker

First Rehearsal: December 30, 2019

Opening: January 28, 2020

Closing: February 16, 2020

Seeking:

Man #1 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Man #2 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Man #3 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Woman #1 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Woman #2 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

Woman #3 – all ages and ethnicities. Plays a variety of roles in the show. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

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Cabaret

By John Kander and Fred Ebb

Director: Keith Baker

Musical Director: TBA

Choreographer: Stephen Casey

First Rehearsal: February 11, 2020

Opening: March 10, 2020

Closing: April 5, 2020 (possible extension to April 12, 2020)

Seeking:

SALLY BOWLES – the headlining British singer at the Kit Kat Klub. Meets Cliff Bradshaw, and is in the stages of building a relationship (Mezzo-Soprano)

THE EMCEE – The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure (Tenor)

CLIFFORD “Cliff” BRADSHAW – An American writer traveling through Berlin (Baritone)

FRAULEIN SCHNEIDER – An older German woman who runs the boarding house that Cliff and Sally live in (Alto)

HERR SCHULTZ – An elderly Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fraulein Schneider (Baritone)

ERNST LUDWIG – A German man who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi

FRAULEIN KOST – A German prostitute who rents in Fraulein Schneider’s boarding house (Mezzo-Soprano)

ROSIE, LULU, FRENCHIE, TEXAS, FRITZIE and HELGA – Girls who perform at the Kit Kat Klub

BOBBY, VICTOR, HANS and HERMAN – The Cabaret Boys of the Kit Kat Klub

BOY – a young boy involved in the Nazi party (Soprano)

SAILOR – A client of Fraulein Kost

MAX – owner of the Kit Kat Klub

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A LEG UP

By Ken Kaissar

Director: Amy Kaissar

First Rehearsal: April 14, 2020

Opening: May 5, 2020

Closing: May 31, 2020

Seeking:

CHARLES GRIFFIN, III: 40-55 years old, any ethnicity. An upper class British man who is living off of Barbara’s (his American wife) money. He’s desperate (really desperate) for his investment to pay off and he’ll do just about anything to succeed. A broad comedian with impeccable timing.

BARBARA: 35-50 years old, any ethnicity. Barbara, an extraordinarily wealthy heiress, who has just come home from a spa vacation has long been questioning her marriage to Charles and for the first time is starting to question her sexuality. A broad comedian with impeccable timing. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

LAURIE: 20-30 years old, any ethnicity. Don’t underestimate this woman. She’s a bombshell who may play coy, but she’ll do anything to get what she needs. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

SVYATOSLAVA ILYINICHNA KYRYCHENKO: 20-35 years old, Caucasian, Female. Ukranian. She is proud, deeply religious, somewhat self-righteous, and speaks with a thick accent. A former professional ballerina in the Ukraine, Slavik (as she is known) is now an overworked live-in maid who tries to be pleasant despite always feeling a bit put out. Must be able to do a series of fouettés and pirouettes and have great comedic timing. THIS ROLE IS PRECAST

STEPHANIE WOLCOTT: 30-45 years old, any ethnicity, transgender. Stephanie, the CEO of the Ottobock Prosthetic Company is a tough as nails businesswoman who needs (really needs) Charles’ money. She’s very lonely and, unfortunately, falling in love with Barbara, Charles’ wife.

RUFUS: 30-45 years old, African American. Male. Rufus is the chief designer and robotic engineer at Ottobock. Rufus can be catty but deep down he really does care about his colleagues, unbeknownst to whom, he is secretly having an affair with Senator Wannamead.

EDWARD: 30-45 years old, any ethnicity. Edward was a priest who, although he has left the clergy, is still a deeply devoted Catholic. He is a single below the knee amputee and is part of a team developing a breakthrough intelligent prosthetic leg. Strong physical comedian. Significant movement training a plus.

SENATOR SAM WANNAMEAD: 50-75 years old. Wannamead is the presumptive GOP candidate for US President. He is a single below the knee amputee and the first customer of Ottobock. He is secretly having an affair with Rufus.

 

Script Submissions BRT thanks you for your interest in submitting a script for season consideration. BRT reads and considers work for both its mainstage season as well as the America Rising: Voices of Today new and contemporary play staged reading series. Due to the volume of plays and musicals that we read, we can no longer accept unsolicited work for consideration. All plays and musicals must be submitted via agent or MFA Playwriting program recommendation only.

We apologize for any inconvenience and wish you the best of luck in finding a home for your work.

If submitting via agent or MFA program, e-mail submissions are preferred. All scripts should be sent to the Artistic Associate listed on the staff page. If necessary, please send hard copies to:

Bristol Riverside Theatre
Attn: General Manager
120 Radcliffe Street
Bristol, PA 19007



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