Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Dec 1, 2009

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(NEW) Street University
Casting: December 5th. By Appointment only. Send headshot, resume and contact info (If you’re applying for ‘Eric,’ send mp3 or link) to

ColaWright Productions is casting Street University, an Off-Broadway comedic drama about talented people overcoming tough times. The dialog is funny and rich, the characters have depth you can sink your teeth into and the storyline is healing with life principals we can all use and really need right now. All actors must have comedic or straight man ability. We are looking for people: passionate about theater, longing for an impactful story, seeking ways to perfect their craft, who want to contribute their best to a collective so we can all move to the next level. Rehearsals begin early/mid January in midtown NYC. (All work will occur on evenings and weekends). Show’s Run: March - April, 2010. 15 perfs Thursday to Saturday evenings. Non-Union.

(Lead) AA/Ethnic, male mid-20’s- 30, must act and rap and/or sing. He considers himself above those living on the street. He has talent, unable to sit still and relax; he’s looking for a way out.

George: elderly AA, kind, charismatic, fatherly 40's-50’s. A man who has been through a lot and wants to help others learn from his mistakes and their own. Trying to turn his life around by holding up others. He can forgive others but not himself.

Miss Brown: AA, female 20’s, inner city tough, friendly; She is Shorty’s girlfriend who doesn’t take crap from anyone. She sees something in Shorty and they think the world of each other.

Renee: Nigerian man insightful. He is hopeful, determined to stay happy, he is taking steps to leave his boxing legacy behind and find his own place in America.

Michael: Eastern European, loud, curious and messy. He thrives on attention is funny without trying and he takes his situation in stride, sees his life as more carefree than homeless.

Shorty: an entrepreneurial clean freak. He is a natural salesman, always seeking personal growth; his strong outward character protects his venerability under the surface. Cares only about Miss Brown and making money to get them both out of "this situation".

Tuffy: an angry, homeless man. His gritty past has created an abrasive disposition which trips him up no matter how hard he tries to improve his situation. He finds joy in nature.

Paper: a quiet yet animated artist (mime talent is ideal). His creative Zen presence notices everything, he is Eric’s buddy.

Cliff: (Understudy) 30-50s An African American man whom can ‘pass’ for Caucasian. He is Ivy Leagued schooled yet working-class, has a tough, demanding personality which is often off putting. He is George’s buddy, yet keeps everyone else at arm’s length with arrogance.

Various other speaking roles all age range (30-50): 1 AA Female or Latina, 3 Males (1 Caucasian, 1 Latino, 1 African Amer.)

(NEW) You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Monday, December 7 & Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7:30pm, Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, NJ on Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 7:30pm.. Please prepare 16 bars of a up-tempo Broadway show tune and be ready to dance. An accompanist will be provided. Please, no CDs or "a capella" auditions. Ages 16 and up only, please.

The Strand in Lakewood, New Jersey, is casting for the musical You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Directed by Joseph Ficarra. Performance Dates: Jan 9 - 17. This crowd pleasing musical brings America’s favorite cartoon characters to life. Join the Peanuts gang in this fast paced, lighthearted musical, guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

Charlie Brown
- Baritone.

Lucy van Pelt - Mezzo-Soprano.

Schroeder - Tenor.

Linus van Pelt - Baritone.

Snoopy - Tenor.

Sally Brown - Soprano.

The 16 Bar Theatre Audition Series