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OPEN to all types, all ethnicities, and actors with disabilities unless otherwise noted.
THEATRE: Center Theatre Group/ Ahmanson Theatre
AEA LORT/ $1,268 (through 2/16); $1,306 (starting 2/17) weekly
Artistic Director: Michael Ritchie
Associate Artistic Director: Neel Keller
Book/Lyrics: Bruce Sussman
Music: Barry Manilow
Director: Tony Speciale
Music Director: John O'Neill
Choreographer: JoAnn M. Hunter
CTG Casting: Mark B. Simon
Casting Assistant: Steven Pieszchalski
AUDITIONS: Sunday, February 9th, 2014 in Los Angeles
NOTE: Understudies must be available to begin rehearsal on Tuesday, February 11.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:
• Seeking Male and Female swings: to play early 20's-early30's. Swing experience +++++
• Swings will cover all of the male and female chorus performers.
• LA LOCAL HIRES ONLY – must live within 50 miles of the Ahmanson Theatre Swings will rehearse every week post-opening, and must be at the theatre for each performance.There are no guaranteed performances for swings.
• THIS IS AN IMMEDIATE HIRE: ECC is Sunday, February 9, CALLBACKS: Monday, February 10, SWINGS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO BEGIN REHEARSAL: Tuesday February 11.
• Singers who move well. Male & Female Swing to cover the ensemble performers. Early 20's-early 30's. Swing experience+ We will see EMC & Non-Equity, time permitting. OPEN to all types, all ethnicities, and actors with disabilities unless otherwise noted.
• Bring a picture and resume stapled together. Prepare a short song - standard broadway from SHOW BOAT to CABARET. Bring sheet music, pianist provided. You may be asked to stay and move, bring dance clothes. Men jazz shoes or sneakers/Women-Character shoes with heels.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
9:30 AM Female Singer Sign Up
10:00 AM Female Singer Call
11:30 AM Male Singer Sign Up
12:00 PM Male Singer Call
• Dancers who sing. Male and Female Swing to cover the ensemble performers. Early 20's early 30's. Swing experience+ We will see EMC and Non-Equity, time permitting. OPEN to all types, all ethnicities, and actors with disabilities unless otherwise noted.
• Bring a picture and resume stapled together. Come warmed up and ready to dance, men jazz shoes or sneakers/ women character shoes with heels. You may be asked to sing. Prepare a short song - standard broadway from SHOW BOAT to CABARET. Bring sheet music, pianist provided.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
2:30 PM Female Dancer Sign Up
3:00 PM Female Dancer Call
3:30 PM Male Dance Sign Up
4:00 PM Male Dancer Call
DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING
THEATRE: Center Theatre Group / Kirk Douglas Theatre
AEA LORT D/ $700 per week
Artistic Director: Michael Ritchie
Producing Associate: Lindsay Allbaugh
Playwright: Kimber Lee
Director: Neel Keller
Casting Director: Heidi Levitt
Casting Associate: Lauren Fernandes
CTG Casting: Mark B. Simon, Steven Pieszchalski
AUDITIONS: Week of January 21-24
SUBMISSION METHOD: SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE) ASAP TO HEIDI LEVITT CASTING
To download the script, go to Screenplay Online and use script key code: 106words06
A modern American family rooted in the Midwest, yet representative of a cross cultural panorama , a family whose eldest daughter was adopted as a baby from Korea and whose other daughter has married a Mexican from the wrong side of the tracks. After putting years and thousands of miles between them, Alice gets the call to return to her hometown, forcing her to revisit and re-examine the places, events and relationships that once defined her. The large ensemble cast comes together to create an unforgettable multi-ethnic family three generations deep: complete with all the love, laughter, complications and difficult choices that come with family.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
ALICE Female, 36. Korean American. An outsider. Impulsive and strong willed with a great sense of humor. Relatable. Adopted at an early age, Alice is completely assimilated into American culture- no accent.
ANGEL Male, 36. Mexican American. Good guy, good dad. Busy, smart and practical. He looks tough, but then surprises you with how genuine and warm he is. Speaks fluent Spanish. Probably 1st generation Mexican-American and if not, he still is connected to his roots. He owns the local restaurant, and was married to Maddie (Alice’s sister and daughter of Marta and Henry) and is the father of Sylvie.
HENRY 64, Caucasian. Salt of the earth. Observant, straight forward, hard worker. Working middle class. A pilot. Steady fierce protector of his family and like many a good man, lets his wife take charge of most things.
MADDY 25-30. Caucasian. She marries Angel . She is a young woman who takes risks and has an open heart. She is physically grounded and is committed to her town and family. Even though her parents may not have wanted her to marry a Mexican man, she was strong enough inside to do so and manage to stay close to her parents. Maddy should feel like the all American young woman, very salt of the earth, like she could be the one to save you from peril.
MARTA late 50s- 60s . Caucasian. Mother of Alice and Maddy. She is a community minded woman and strong mother. Active in her church and plays the organ. She is the “mama bear ,” a woman who rules her family and can be both tough and fragile. She is fighting cancer and you have the feeling she will be able to beat it because she has a deep-seated strength necessary. Ability to play Piano or Organ a plus.
SYLVIE Female, Legal 18 to play 15. She is Angel and Maddie’s daughter. Strongly identifies as Latina but looks completely Caucasian Respectful or sassy from moment to moment. Confident and feisty, a girl on the cusp of womanhood. She represents the next generation, one of hope and one who doesn’t stick to stereotypes. As part of the new frontier, Sylvie may look blond and blue eyed or any combination of All American, but she is Mexican American and proud of it.
CREATIVE TEAM BIOS:
KIMBER LEE (Playwright) Kimber Lee’s other plays include “fight,” “tokyo fish story” and “brownsville song (b-side for tray).” Her work has been presented by: Lark Play Development Center, Page 73 Productions, Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Dramatists Guild Fellows, Represent Playwrights Festival at ACT/Seattle, The Playwrights’ Center, Theatre of the 1st Amendment/1st Light, Great Plains Theatre Conference (mainstage), Southern Rep, and Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. She received the 2010 Holland New Voices Award, and has been a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Ruby Prize, Soho Writer/Director Lab, and Premiere Stages Play Festival. Kimber is a 2012-2013 Lark Playwrights’ Workshop Fellow, member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, and the 2013-2014 recipient of the PoNY Fellowship. She has her MFA from the University of Texas, Austin.
NEEL KELLER (Director and CTG Associate Artistic Director). CTG: world premiere of Jennifer Haley’s The Nether, Jessica Goldberg’s Good Thing, the American premiere of David Greig’s Pyrenees, the decidedly silly Stones in His Pockets, and many readings and workshops for CTG’s varied new play development initiatives. Neel also served as Artistic Director of Chicago’s Remains Theatre, Associate Artistic Director at La Jolla Playhouse and was on the staffs of Williamstown Theatre Festival, Lincoln Center Theater, the American National Theatre, and Jerome Robbins’ Broadway. Other favorite directing assignments include the world premieres of Howard Gould’s Diva and Tom Babe’s Downed American, the American premiere of David Greig’s The Cosmonaut’s Last Message to the Woman He Once Loved in the Former Soviet Union, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, set in a field, the thought of which still makes him smile.