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Porchlight Music Theatre announces non-union auditions for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Porchlight Revisits staged concert production, Can-Can and New Faces Sing Broadway cabaret series. SEEKING: Singing Adult Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities and ages. Local hires only. See breakdown.
PERSONNEL: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Director/Choreographer, Stephen Schellhardt
Music Director, Andra Velis Simon
Assistant Director/Choreographer, Aubrey Adams
CAN-CAN Director, Adrian Azevedo
Music Director, Linda Madonia
Choreographer, Shanna VanDerwerker
Artistic Director, Michael Weber
Casting Associate, Christopher Pazdernik
New Faces Music Director, David Fiorello
(AEA members seeking union auditions should consult their Member Portal.)
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder:
Montague "Monty" Navarro - Legit Baritone (A2-A4). Clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way. Early 30s to mid 40s, British accent.
Miss Shingle - Legit Soprano (A3 - A5). Monty's unexpected visitor. Late 40s to mid 60s, Cockney accent.
Sibella Hallward - Legit Soprano (F#3/Gb3 - A5). The girl Monty loves; society woman. Late 20s to mid 30s, British accent.
Phoebe D'Ysquith - Legit Soprano (B3 - C#6/Db6). Monty's cousin. Early 20s to mid 30s, British accent.
ENSEMBLE OF 6 (3m, 3w) - All require legit voices, each playing multiple characters parts. Late 20's to late 50's, British accents.
Judge Aristide Forestier - Baritone. A self-righteous judge determined to close all Parisian dance halls. 40's - 50's.
La Mome Pistache - Mezzo-Soprano. The proud owner of the bal du paradis dance hall. 40's - 50's.
Claudine - Alto, strong dancer. A laundry girl who also works as a can-can dancer. Late 20's - 30's.
Hilaire - Baritone. An art critic. 40's - 50's.
Boris Adzinidzinadze - Tenor. Claudine's cowardly Bulgarian boyfriend. 30's.
Strong Dancing Ensemble
Audition Dates: June 27 & June 29
Audition Time: Non-Equity & EMC Appts June 27: 2pm-10pm Non-Union Walk-ins June 29: 10am-5pm
Auditions will be held at Porchlight Rehearsal Studios 4200 W. Diversey
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder 1st Reh: January 1, 2019 1st Perf: January 25, 2019 Anticipated close: March 16, 2019 The role of 'The D'Ysquith Family,' as originated by Jefferson Mays, has been cast.
Porchlight Revisits: Can-Can 1st Reh: mid-February, 2019 Performances: March 6 & 7 only New Faces Sing Broadway 1964, 1941 & Now Dates TBD
Material To Prepare:
Please prepare 32 bars of a music theatre song in the style of the show(s) that best shows off your voice. Have a second song ready if asked. Bring sheet music and your book. An accompanist will be provided. No recordings, please.
Jun 27 2-10pm
Jun 28 4-10pm
Jun 29 10-5pm