FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE 2019-2020 SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS

EQUITY AND NON-EQUITY AUDITIONS IN DETROIT AND FLINT

Actors should prepare a two-minute monologue. Those wishing to be considered for musicals should prepare a contemporary musical theatre song as well. Accompanist will be provided. Actors may be asked to read additional sides. Equity stage managers may sign up for ten-minute interview slots as well.

Sign up for ten-minute audition slots at casting@FlintRep.org or by calling 810-237-1530.

Seeking performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, shapes, sizes and types.

DETROIT AUDITIONS (AEA AND NON-AEA):

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

11:00am-6:00pm

Wayne State University - Bonstelle Rehearsal Space Room 4416

Old Main Building

480 W Hancock St,

Detroit, MI 48201 (Entrance on Hancock, Paid parking available)


FLINT AUDITIONS (AEA AND NON-AEA):

MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

12:00pm-8:00pm

FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE - Studio One

1220 E. Kearsley St

Flint, MI 48503

If you're unable to make the auditions, we encourage video submissions. Please email headshot/resume and video link to: casting@FlintRep.org.

FOR FULL CASTING BREAKDOWN: https://www.FlintRep.org/aboutus/work-with-us

FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE 2019-20 SEASON CASTING BREAKDOWN

SEEKING EQUITY AND NON-EQUITY ACTORS (AEA SPT 3 & TYA CONTRACTS)

SIGNATURE SERIES:

THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS
by Paul Zindel
Directed by Kathryn Walsh
Rehearsals: August 13-September 12, 2019
Performances: September 13-22, 2019
Elgood Theatre

SEEKING:

[BEATRICE] Female, 40-55 mid- to late 40s. A sharp-mouthed, alcoholic widow and mother; her emotional and at times physical abuse is received most by her two daughters; she dreams of a better life but remains stuck in her addictions and regrets. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities. Cast.

[TILLIE] Female, 18-25 to play 15. A very sweet, smart, and introverted girl; she escapes the vengeance of her mother through her love of science; despite her harsh home life, she continues to believe that all people and creatures are valuable. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[RUTH] Female, 18-25 to play 17. Tillie's older sister; she is smart, promiscuous, and becoming a tad too much like her mother. She is an epileptic whose seizures are brought on by anxiety or stress. She is very pretty but there is always something a little "off" about her. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[NANNY] Female, 65-85, Nanny is the elderly boarder who lives in Beatrice's spare room. She suffers from dementia. She is nearly blind, deaf, and can barely walk with the aid of a walker. Nanny's daughter has given up responsibility for her care. This is a silent role throughout but it is very clear this woman is experiencing much more than meets the eye. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[JANICE] Female, 18-25 to play 15. Tillie's annoying and self-absorbed science fair rival; she boils the skin off a cat for her science project. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities


THE CHAIRS
By Eugène Ionesco
Translation by Donald M. Allen
Directed by Alex Bodine
Rehearsals: October 1-October 31, 2019
Performances: November 1-10, 2019
Bower Black Box

SEEKING:

[OLD MAN] Cast.

[OLD WOMAN] Cast.

[ORATOR] Male, 20-45. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities


INTO THE WOODS
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Michael Lluberes
Rehearsals: November 5-December 5, 2019
Performances: December 6-15, 2019
Elgood Theatre

SEEKING:

[THE BAKER] Male, 30-45. A simple, practical man. He is desperate to have a child. He believes that as a husband he should be the provider and protector and initially doesn't see his wife as a partner even though he loves her deeply. He often feels that he is not worthy of her. Vocal range: Ab2-G4. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[THE BAKER'S WIFE] Female, 30-45. Wishes to be a mother. Practical. Strong. Smart. Loving. Adventurous. She can take care of herself. Frustrated that her husband does not see her as an equal partner. Vocal range: F3-G5. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[THE WITCH] Female, 30-55. Ferocious. Fabulous. Hilarious. Terrifying. Obsessive. Loving. Needs to transition from being an ugly, old witch to a gorgeous woman who relinquishes her power for beauty and youth. Mezzo soprano with strong belt. Vocal range: F3-G5. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[NARRATOR/MYSTERIOUS MAN] Male, 50-75. Wonderful storyteller. Good-natured protector and observer. / A mischievous vagrant and meddler, full of regret. Vocal range: G2-E4 ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[CINDERELLA] Female, 18-30. A dreamer. A naturally comic creature. She has been shunned for a good deal of her life and is desperate for love and affection. A screwball comedy heroine stuck in a fairy tale. Vocal range: G3-G5. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[JACK] Male, 14-25. A adventurer. Loves his pet cow like family. His life is simple until a beanstalk up into the sky makes him see that the world is a much bigger, exciting, and terrifying place than he had ever imagined. Vocal range: B2-G4. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD] Female, 14-25. Young and fierce. She spends a good deal of time alone, so she has learned how to take care of herself by necessity. Her tough exterior protects a good deal of vulnerability. Vocal range: Bb3-F5 ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[CINDERELLA'S PRINCE/THE WOLF] Male, 25-40. A handsome, confident, charming, reckless, privileged Prince./ Sexy, ravenous, charming, flesh-eating Wolf. Vocal range: Bb2-Gb4. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE] Male, 25-40. Charming, handsome, and confident like his brother but being second in line to the throne, he doesn't have the same pressures of holding up a perfect public persona. So he is more easy going and more earnest and honest. Vocal range: C#3-E4. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[RAPUNZEL] Female, 18-30. Has been shuttered away most of her life. This makes her dreams big and her needs strong. Her lack of contact with others has also made her eccentric and not equipped to deal with the harsh realities of the world outside the walls she has been hidden behind. Vocal range: B3-A5. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[JACK'S MOTHER] Female, 40-65. Weary and protective mother. Her son's constant dreaming frazzles her and scares her. Vocal range: Bb3-Gb5. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[CINDRELLA'S STEPMOTHER] Female, 35-65. Cinderella's stepmother who is black of heart. Beautiful but cruel. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[FLORINDA] female 20-35. Cinderella's stepsister who is black of heart. She follows in her mother's footsteps, abusing Cinderella. Arrogant and cruel. Vocal range: C4-Ab5. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[LUCINDA] Female, 20-35. Cinderella's stepsister who is black of heart. She follows in her mother's footsteps, abusing Cinderella.Vocal range: C4-Ab5. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[THE STEWARD] Male, 20-45. Very concerned with his personal duty to the royal family. Upright and cowardly. Could be doubled with another role. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[CINDERELLA'S MOTHER] Female, 40-60. Loving, caring, kind. Could be doubled with another role. Vocal Range: E4-F4. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[OTHERS ROLES TO BE DOUBLED: GRANNY, MILKY WHITE, CINDERELLA'S FATHER, VOICE OF THE GIANT, etc.]

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
By Dale Wasserman
Adapted from the book by Ken Kesey
Directed by Michael Lluberes
Rehearsals: February 11-March 12, 2020
Performances: March 13-22, 2020
Elgood Theatre

[CHIEF BROMDEN] Male, 32-60, huge; son of the chief of the Columbia Indians and a white woman; suffers from paranoia and hallucinations and is reputed to have received over two hundred electric shock treatments. 6'2+, 200 lbs+. ETHNICITY: Indigenous Peoples

[RANDLE P. MCMURPHY] Cast.

[NURSE RATCHED] Cast.

[BILLY BIBBIT] Male, 20-35, an Acute, has been tormented by a stutter all his life, a 31-year-old man dominated by his mother, still a virgin; Bibbit is also a voluntarily committed acute; despite the fact that his wrists reveal a previous suicide attempt. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[AIDE WARREN] Male, 18-40, Aide the psychiatric ward; selected carefully by the head nurse. They do whatever she wants them to do. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[AIDE WILLIAMS] Male, 18-40, Aide in the psychiatric ward; selected carefully by the head nurse because they were full of hatred; they do whatever she wants them to do. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[CHESWICK] Male, 32-48, an Acute, all talk and bluster, ex-military.
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[RUCKLEY] Male, 33-66, a Chronic; shock treatments have destroyed his brain. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[DALE HARDING] Male, 30-48, an Acute, college-educated, has an effeminate manner about him that he can't stand. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[MARTINI] Male, 30-44, Italian, an Acute; he lives in his own illusory, fantasy world; eager and bright-eyed. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[NURSE FLYNN] Female, 18-31, nervous and frightened of the patients; a believing Catholic, wears a crucifix. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[SCANLON] Male, 29-53, an Acute; one of the few patients who had been involuntarily committed to the hospital; has fantasies about destroying things. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[DR. SPIVEY] Male, 31-62, the ineffectual doctor in charge of the psychiatric ward; weak, possibly addicted to drugs. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[CANDY STARR] Female, 21-45, a prostitute from Portland. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[SANDRA] Female, 21-45, Candy's friend; comes with her to the party on the ward. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities

[AIDE TURKLE] Male, 33-65, works as an aide on the night shift; has worked there a long time. ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities


THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Book & Lyrics by Gordon Leary
Music by Julia Meinwald
Directed by Michael Lluberes
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
Developed in Flint Rep's 2019 New Works Festival
Rehearsals: March 31-April 30, 2020
Performances: May 1-10, 2020
Elgood Theatre

Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps, and Kerri Strug made up the first U.S. womenʼs gymnastics team to win Olympic team gold in 1996. This World Premiere Musical imagines their inner lives as they reach for their young dreams and their faces on the Wheaties box, all leading up to a star-making vault heard ʼround the world.

GYMNASTS:

[AMANDA BORDEN] Female, 19. White. From Cincinatti, Ohio. Captain of the US team. Perky, positive, All-American. Narrowly missed being on the 1992 Olympic team and she wants to make the most of this time around. [G3-F#5]

[AMY CHOW] Female, 18. Chinese-American. From San Jose, California. Multi-talented, she's also a competitive diver and a piano prodigy, but she's unbothered by it all. Quietly self-assured. [G3-E5]

[DOMINIQUE DAWES] Female, 19. African-American. From Silver Spring, Maryland. Calm, warm, and poised. She is supremely talented but has often fumbled in major international competitions, though she hopes to break that streak in her second trip to the Olympics. (The first black gymnast from any country to win Olympic gold.) [F3-E5]

[SHANNON MILLER] Female, 19. White. From Edmond, Oklahoma. The most decorated American gymnast of all time. She is confident - bordering on cocky - but wouldn't you be if you won 5 medals at the last Olympics? Despite all this success, she still hasn't joined the ranks of the all-star gymnastic legends. [F#3-F#5]

[DOMINIQUE MOCEANU] Female, 14. White. From Hollywood, California. The daughter of Romanian immigrants and former gymnasts who began training as an infant. Bubbly and innocent but very assured of her talents. Even though she's recovering from an injury, she knows what everyone expects from her. [G3-F5]

[JAYCIE PHELPS] Female, 16. White. From Greenfield, Indiana. In that weird age where she's too old to be the next big thing, but too young to be a veteran. She's cool and pretty relaxed, but also unsure where she fits. [G3-G#5]

[KERRI STRUG] Female, 18. White. From Tuscon, Arizona. The consummate underdog. Despite being strong and experienced, she's still a bit timid and understated. She wants nothing more than to break out from the shadow of her more famous teammates - something she never got to do in the last Olympic games. [F3-E5]

A note on vocal quality: The score is intended to be sung in a pop style -- erring on the side of less vibrato. While all the tracks have a rather wide range, in group numbers Jaycie, Amanda, and Dominique Moceanu tend towards the higher end, with Kerri and Dominique Dawes grounding the lower end. Amy tends to sit in the middle of group numbers, and Shannon should have powerful highs and lows.

COMMENTATORS:

[JOHN TESH] Male, 44. Blow-dried, charming, a little out of his depth. Sportscaster for the US Open, Tour de France, and Olympic gymnastics. Adult contemporary pianist and composer. Co-host of Entertainment Tonight since 1986. [B2-F#4, floated up to A4]

[ELFI SCHLEGEL] Female, 32. As direct, technical, and stern as her male counterparts. Former Canadian gymnast who missed her chance at competing in the 1980 Olympics when Canada boycotted the games. But she's not bitter. [G3-D#4]

[TIM DAGGETT] Male, 34. Eager, positive, a gymnastics wonk. Competed in the 1984 Olympic games on the US men's team, where he scored a perfect 10 and helped the team win the first American gold medal. He's always had historically weak ankles. [B2-E4, plus an F4 that can option]

[AN APPARITION] Female. Any age. A vision of a 16-year-old saint. (It's Mary Lou Retton, though.)