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Capital City Theatre (an Equity SPT 5+ company) in Madison, WI is auditioning Equity and Non-Equity actors for all roles in the REGIONAL PREMIERE of the Tony-Award winning show Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 opening June 3rd, 2022 and closing June 12th. The show will be fully immersive and performed IN-PERSON and INDOORS at a brand-new performance venue, Four Winds Farm in Fitchburg, WI.
Rehearsals start May 10, 2022 in Madison, WI and this is a 5-week contract. Equity actors will fall under all stipulations of an SPT 5+ contract and the Non-Equity fee is $400/week plus housing and travel.
COVID Precautions: Rehearsals will take place at the Capital City Theatre CORE space. Audience will be masked and ALL relevant Equity COVID-19 safety protocols in effect at the time of production will be adhered to.
ALL cast, crew, designers, etc will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 at least 3 weeks prior to May 10, 2022.
In-person Auditions (non-Equity actors only):
When: Sunday, Dec. 12th from 10:00am - 2:00pm & Tuesday, Dec. 14th from 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where: Capital City Theatre CORE, 6120 University Ave, Middleton, WI
Email email@example.com to schedule an audition time.
You only need to attend one date. Local actors and ALL ethnicities are HIGHLY encouraged to audition.
We understand that Equity actors cannot currently attend live auditions; please see below for video submissions.
Video Submissions (Equity and non-Equity actors):
We will be accepting video submissions at any time until Feb. 28th, 2022. To submit, please record and submit the audition requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. We prefer auditions to be sent as private YouTube links, rather than attached files.
Equity actors, as required, we have created cuts for you to submit at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xhlk1kiltjk8wpa/AADOfoDVyHiOfaXc5JwlaRTla?dl=0. However, If possible, we'd still love to have you submit something of your choosing.
Capital City Theatre encourages
ALL ethnicities to audition for this production.
You MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED against COVID-19 prior to April 19th, 2022 to participate in this production.
NATASHA (Range: Soprano, G3-F5 (Belt to C5) - Innocent, wide-eyed, ingenue who is dangerously romantic.
Age range: 19-26.
PIERRE (Range: Bari-Tenor, Ab2-Ab4) - A melancholy outsider despite being very wealthy. Gruff yet at times warm.
Must play accordion and piano. Age Range: 30s-40s.
ANATOLE (Range: Tenor, B2-C#5; C#5 must be belted, access to E6 for riffing preferred) - Aristocrat and hedonistic, ambisexual, high operatic Tenor. Bonus if the actor can play violin. Age range: Late 20s to 30s.
SONYA (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, B3-C5; Belt to A4) - Natasha's dear friend and confidante, passionate, selfless, loyal, and devoted to her friend. Age range: 20s.
MARYA (Range: Alto, G3-B4) - This role has been cast.
HELÈNE (Range: Alto, G3-F5; belty alto) - Aristocrat, the queen of society. Deceptive and amoral. Highly sexualized but with a good sense of humor. Age range: Late 20s-40.
DOLOKHOV (Range: Baritone, E3-F4) - An enigmatic officer, hedonistic and a bit of a sociopath, remorseless and regretful. Should play guitar if possible. Age Range: Late 20s-30s.
OLD PRINCE BOLKONSKY (Range: Baritone, Ab3-F4) - A conservative, old-fashioned aristocrat whose dementia causes him to be alternately nasty and incapacitated. Lives with his still unmarried daughter, Mary. Helpful if plays guitar.
NOTE: This role may double cast with Andrey.
ANDREY (Range: Baritone, F2-Eb3) - Prince Andrey, is the finest catch in all of Russia. Incredibly handsome and a noble officer, very serious. Old before his time, and carrying a weight on his heart and mind. Age Range: late 20s-40.
NOTE: may be double cast with Bolkonsky.
MARY (Range: Mezzo-Soprano, G3-B4) - Lonely, plain, spinster daughter of a wealthy price. She is resigned to her father's cruelty. Should also have command of extended vocal techniques (e.g. glottal yodeling, ululation).
Age Range: 20s to 30s.
BALAGA (Range: Baritone, A2-E4) - A Russian troika driver, a larger-than-life fantasy-like character. Has supernatural abilities with his troika and can drink incredible amounts. Lower class, but bold. Age Range: Late 20s-40s.
We will also be casting non-Eq ensemble members who will play various roles!
Prepare: a one-minute contemporary musical theatre piece as close to the style of the show as possible that shows the "unique" character of your voice. This show has many opportunities for unique vocal qualities. If auditioning in-person, please have music double-sided and in a 3-ring binder. An accompanist will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes to dance in for the dance call.
NOTE: If you play an instrument, please let us know; and if you feel comfortable bringing it with you, even better!
Artistic Director/Director - Andrew Abrams
Choreographer - Sabra Michelle
Musical Director - Evan Lange