Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Sept 29, 2009

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(NEW) BOYNTON BEACH CLUB: a musical — OPEN Auditions
Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 2PM - 5PM, at The York Theatre Company at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave. Enter on East 54 Street bet Lexington and Third, New York, NY. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition. Prepare a musical theatre song, that shows off your voice and personality. Bring sheet music, pianist provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. If you are unable to attend and wish to be considered for Boynton Beach Club please mail your picture and resume to: Mark Simon Casting, 240 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, ATTN: BEACH.

The York Theatre Company will be holding open auditions for Boynton Beach Club: A Musical. James Morgan, Brian Blythe, NYC. Equity 29-hour reading; $150 stipend. Director: Gabe Barre. Book: Susan Seidelman. Music: Ned Paul Ginsburg. Lyrics: Michael Colby. Musical Director: TBA. Casting: Mark Simon. Rehearses: November 9 - 18, 2009 (approximate). Reading date: November 19 and 20. NOTE: Based on the movie Boynton Beach Club. We will work around show schedules.

Seeking all ethnicities for the following:
Jack Goodman: 60s, a widower, old fashion manners, "a gentleman" nice looking, may be a bit out of shape. Voice: High baritone LEAD.

Harry Fanelli: Early 60s. Hip- a ladies man. Confident. A good comedic actor. Voice: High baritone. LEAD.

Lois Paulson: 50s. Vivacious, sexy, blonde a +, still very attractive. An interior decorator, she is also emotionally generous and helpful. Voice: Soprano or mezzo with high notes. LEAD.

Marilyn Carter: Around 60. Traditional housewife, she was very dependent on her husband. She is still struggling with his sudden death. We see her heal and become strong, independent and confident. Voice: Alto with high notes or mezzo, solid belt. LEAD.

Donald Best: 50s, tall, charismatic, a Prince Charming. Lois’ boyfriend. Classy, confident, intelligent but secretive. Voice: High baritone or bari-tenor.

Sandy Wells: 60s. Sexy, attractive, elegant, yet shows her insecurity and need to please. Voice: Mezzo or soprano. Actors to play multiple roles from the following:

Singing Trio: Lois’s friends from the Bereavement Club:

Camille: Sexy, funny, plump.

Mimi: Sweet, prim, ditzy.

Roz: Around 60. Feisty, direct, tells-it-like-it is.

Florence: 40s. Internet dater, gorgeous with a secret life. Seeking a truly versatile actress, she also plays Anita, 60s, self-centered, comically gauche, platinum blonde plus other characters. Voice: Sulty alto with high notes or mezzo.

Harry Fanelli’s Card-Playing Friends: (Jazz group singing a +):

Bernie: 60s. Gawky, nervous. Good character type to play multiple roles. Voice: Tenor.

Marv: 60s. Candid, brusque. 5’10"+ slim, a good dancer plus other characters Voice: Baritone.

Milton: 60s. Horny, sardonic, good character actor to play other roles. Voice: Bass with great low notes.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series

(NEW) The Talk, auditions by appt.
Auditions by appointment Saturday, October 3 from 10am-1pm. Electronic submissions only. Please email headshot and resume to thetalkplay@gmail.com In subject line please state role you are submitting for. Sides and script will be made available online with audition slots.

Gabrielle Fox in association with John Chatterton is holding auditions for The Talk, directed by Troy Miller as part of Short Subjects (continued) at Where Eagles Dare Studios. The Talk explores what happens when a family struggles to keep a secret a secret. Perceptions, distortion and manipulation in a suburban home. Also seeking stage manager. First rehearsal Monday October 12. Performance dates November 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.

40 year old man. Typical suburban male business casual. Lean and fit. Married to Michelle and a closeted homosexual.

Marty: 40 year old man. Grew up with David. Openly gay. Good looking, well groomed. Jake’s Godfather.

Jake: 12 year old son of David and Michelle. Typical kid but with the air of wisdom and maturity that can come from dealing with dysfunction.

Michelle: 39 year old woman. Typical suburban woman, happy on the surface with depression and anger lingering underneath.

Ray: 50 year old man. Rough around the edges. Michelle’s brother. A lawyer only out for himself.