Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: Nov 2nd

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(NEW) Dollface, New Musical Comedy
THURSDAY, NOV 4 (11am-2pm, women, 2:30pm-5:30pm, men) and FRIDAY, NOV 5, (11am-2pm, men, 2:30pm-5:30pm, women). CALLBACKS SUNDAY, NOV. 7, 2010, 5pm- 8pm. Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (10th St), NYC. Please prepare a ballad and an uptempo song (in the style of 50's/60's rock 'n' roll, to be sung a capella) and a 2 minute comic monologue. Sides will be provided. You may bring an accompanist. Be prepared for simple dance combinations. Email David Forman

David Forman and B.J. Sebring are casting DOLLFACE, a musical comedy set in 1956 Queens, NY; Dolores Zuckerman is an aspiring television comedienne whose deluded aspirations lead to romance, danger and intrigue. Produced by Theater for the New City. Rehearsal begins NOV 22 at TNC. Pending Equity Showcase approval.

, (Dollface) Would-be entertainer. Late twenties-mid thirties, mezzo, beautiful, comical. Strong singing, some dancing, lots of physical comedy. Lead.

HANK CHILDS, A real square, Dolores' boyfriend. Mid thirties-early forties, earnest, clueless. High baritone/tenorStrong singing, some (comic) dancing. Lead.

VICTOR CATALAN, Cigarette magician. Handsome latin lover. Mid thirties, baritone. Strong singing (Billy Eckstine, Arthur Prysock), some dancing, magic act a plus. Lead.

J.B. SHIVELY, Unsavory niteclub owner. Forties-fifties. Baritone, strong singing, some dancing. Good ear for harmony essential. Supporting.

GAYLORD PEARLSTEIN, Jeweler, pillar of the community with a dark side. Fifties-sixties. High baritone, strong singing. Good ear for harmony essential. Supporting.

GERT SILBERFARB, Dolores' neighbor and surrogate mom, sixties-seventies. Some singing, lots of physical comedy. Supporting.

NURSE GROUT, Head nurse at old age home. Forties-fifties. Large, severe. Alto, contralto, strong singing, physical comedy. Supporting.

YUMMY & IMPY, Niteclub employees/peeping toms/goons. Twenties-thirties, high baritone/tenor. Strong signing, some dancing/physical comedy. Good ear for harmony essential. Supporting.

OFFICER BOYLE, Neighborhood cop-on-the-take. Forties-fifties, baritone. Strong singing. Good ear for harmony essential. Supporting.

MOTHER CHILDS, Hank's fussy mom. Fifties-sixties, mezzo. Strong singing, physical comedy.

MOIST TOWELETTES, Nightclub chorus girls. Twenties, strong harmony singing essential, strong dancing.

(NEW) Raising Cane, Fight Fest
Please email headshot and letter of interest to Auditions will be held by invitation.

Seeking actors interested in being part of a fight play (a play with significant fight choreography) as part of the Brick Theatre's Fight Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The play, Raising Cane: A Family Portrait, is a dark, campy fight comedy following the familial dysfunctions of a backwoods clan who love nothing more than beating each other's brains out. In the tradition of early John Waters and Troma Films, the play's equal parts extreme humor and intense combat explore the question of whether we stick with family cause we love 'em of if we love 'em because we can't get away. Actors should be fearless (but NO NUDITY REQUIRED), interested in extreme humor/horror, and be interested in working with stage combat. Previous experience in any stage combat or movement work a plus but not required. The festival dates are as follows: SATURDAY, DEC 4 5:00. THURSDAY, DEC 9 8:00. SATURDAY, DEC 11 8:00. TUESDAY, DEC 14 8:00. SUNDAY, DEC 19 8:00. Unfortunately no pay but we promise manageable rehearsals and a fun experience on a unique script.

ROLES FOR FEMALES. Lucy, 20+. An attractive, sweet member of the family.

ROLES FOR MEN. Three roles for men, ages 20+. Deranged colorful roles of various sizes. FIGHT EXPERIENCE a strong plus. One role includes very little spoken word but significant combat.

One male role is a strong feral child. Wild physical movement a plus.