|Created Date||March 05, 2023|
|Expiration Date||April 04, 2023|
|Project Type||Non-Equity Audition|
|Project Title||Quantum Lovers|
SciFun Productions of Chicago announces the non-equity production of the world premiere of the musical QUANTUM LOVERS. The production is scheduled for 3 performances Aug. 11, 12 and 13, 2023. The production will be directed by Prof. Hasan Padamsee of Cornell University. The stipend will be between $350 - 400 plus profit sharing.
Auditions will be held in person at a location in the Edgewater area (either at a Chicago public library meeting room or at the CityLit theatre). Audition dates are June 12 - 16, pm, times to be announced. Rehearsals will begin June 19. Rehearsals will be held on weekday evenings, but no rehearsals on the weekends (Friday to Sunday). Once we select you for in-person audition after pre-screening, we will send you a sign-up sheet for the in-person audition appointment between June 12 - 16. Auditions will be reading from sides provided beforehand, and some singing.
Pre-screening: Please provide a youtube video performance of ONE popular song from the following choices. Females: Diamonds (Rhianna) Fight Song (Rachel Platten) or Rise Up (Andra Day) or My Immortal (Evanescence), or Someone Like You (Adele) or Skyscraper (Demi Lovato). or Broken (Leona Lewis). Male singers: Talking to the Moon (Bruno Mars) From Now On (Hugh Jackman) The Show Must Go On (Queen) Have You Ever Seen the Rain (Rod Stewart) All of Me (John Legend). Please also send headshots and resume with education, acting and other experience to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you have other skills besides singing and acting, such as with sets, costumes, dance and choreography.
QUANTUM LOVERS is about the turbulent love affair and tragic break-up between Albert Einstein and his first wife, Mileva Maric, a bittersweet tale that took place in the tumultuous times of World War I. Albert has just run away to Switzerland from Germany as he despises the prevailing militant, nationalist culture. He falls passionately in love with Mileva, the feminist physics student, torn between career and love. Together they wander into the enigmatic world of the quantum. Fascinating contradictions permeate the baffling quantum realm. And like the quantum, their magical love grows full of contradictions. Can Albert and Mileva discover the meaning of true love through the passion of their relationship, and the uncertainties of their destinies?
Besides the two leads, Albert and Mileva, Marcel and Besso are two close friends of Albert, just as Milana and Ruzica are two close friends of Mileva. Planck the inventor of the quantum is Albert's mentor, but at the same time he is a true nationalist patriot of Germany. Elsa is the woman who snatches Albert away from Mileva and attracts him back to Berlin at the start of World War I.