Open Call 2017 Season Auditions @ Red Branch Theatre Company, Columbia [from 20 to 22 March]

Open Call 2017 Season Auditions


98
20 - 22
March
19:00 - 23:00

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Red Branch Theatre Company
9130 Red Branch Rd, Columbia, Maryland 21045
Red Branch Theatre Company seeks actors for LYSISTRATA JONES, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, and MADAGASCAR: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE.

Please read the full call before submitting.

Audition Dates
BY APPOINTMENT
Monday, March 20: 7 – 10 PM
Wednesday, March 22: 7 – 10 PM

Audition Requirements
Submit headshot and resume to [email protected] for consideration. Please prepare two contrasting 16-32 bar cuts of contemporary musical theatre. Bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. Audition appointments will be scheduled on a first come – first served basis. For information on video auditions, please send a headshot and resume to the above e-mail address and notate your desire for a video audition in your message.

Do not call the box office with questions regarding auditions or casting. Please use the e-mail address listed above.

All artists are paid. AEA actors able to work under a special appearance contract are welcome to submit.

Lysistrata Jones
Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music & Lyrics by Douglas Carter Beane

A musical comedy about faith, hoops, and chastity. Follow Lyssie and the rest of the cheer squad from Athens University as they refuse to “give it up” to their boyfriends until they win a basketball game. Red Branch seeks a diverse cast of dynamic singing actors with strong dance ability.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Rehearsals: late June through July
Tech: July 29 – August 3
Performances: August 5-26, 2017

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

• LYSISTRATA JONES – F, 20-29: Bubbly, quirky, enthusiastic, and exhausting. Lyssie J is the ultimate aspirational ingénue. Pop soprano with strong belt. G#3-G5.
• MICHELANGELO “MICK” JACKSON – M, 20-29: Lyssie’s jock boyfriend and captain of the basketball team. Pop baritone with strong belt. B2-G4.
• HETAIRA – F, 20-50: All-knowing, versatile narrator. Able to transform froma courtesan to a provocateur to a madame. Solid pop R&B belt chops. E3-A5.
• ROBIN SMYTHE – F, 20-29: Bookworm and media maven with a closet poetry slam skill. Pop alto. G3-D5.
• XANDER LEE – M, 20-29: Liberal, light-hearted blogger and school mascot with a soft spot for bleeding-heart causes and Lyssie. Soaring, pop tenor. C3-G4.
• LAMPITO KANAGAWA – F, 20-29: Cynical. Cool. Over it. On it. Full of sass and ready to stand up for herself in her platform heels. Pop soprano. A3-G5.
• MYRRHINE MOORE – F, 20-29: Lyssie’s good friend. A smart ally unless you cross her the wrong way.
• CLEONICE SANCHEZ – F, 20-29: Another of Lyssie’s good friends.
• TODD “CINESIAS” STEIN – M, 20-29: Mick’s best friend. A suburban boy who has fallen for all things hip-hop.
• STRATYLLIS “TYLLIS” CARTER – M, 20-29: A tortured soul. Proof that having it all together isn’t everything.
• ‘UARDO CORTEZ – M, 20-29: Machismo personified.
• HAROLD – M, 20-29: Nerd personified.

The Bridges of Madison County
Book by Marsha Norman
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
Based on the novel The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

A chance meeting between a ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer and Italian war bridge in 1965 Iowa has the potential to alter the path of one woman’s life forever. Set to a soaring score by Jason Robert Brown.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Rehearsals: late July through September
Tech: September 16 – 21
Performances: September 22 – October 14

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

• FRANCESCA – F, 35-45: A beautiful Italian woman. Generous, luminous, and funny. Now married to a farmer and living in Iowa. Lyric soprano with musical theatre belt. G3 – G#5.
• RICHARD “BUD” JOHNSON – M, 40-50: Francesca’s husband. An Iowa farmer. A good, diligent and dependable guy. Always exhausted and irritated that things haven’t gotten easier. Baritone with musical theatre belt. C3-F4.
• ROBERT KINCAID – M, 40-50: A ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer. Baritone with musical theatre belt. B2-A4.
• MARIAN – F, 35-45: Robert’s former wife. A musician. Mezzo with strong belt. A3-D5.
• CHIARA – F, 35-45: Francesca’s sister still living in Italy.
• MICHAEL – M, 16*: Francesca and Bud’s son. Rock tenor. E3-G#4.
• CAROLYN – F, 14*: Francesca and Bud’s daughter. Soprano with rock belt. A3-C5.
• MARGE – F, 45-60: Francesca’s neighbor. Sassy and nosy. Alto. G3-C5.
• CHARLIE – M, 60-70: Marge’s husband. Bass. E3-C4.

*Red Branch seeks performers aged 18+ who can play younger.

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure
Book by Kevin Del Aguila
Music & Lyrics by George Noriega & Joel Someillan
Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture

As the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo, Alex the lion is king of the urban jungle. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty the zebra enlists the assistance of some industrious penguins to break out and explore the world.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Rehearsals: mid-October through December
Tech: December 2-7
Performances: December 8-23
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