Upcoming Auditions – Evita & The Sugar Bean Sisters

EVITA.jpg

EVITA

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Auditions dates:  October 25, 26 at 7:00 pm no appointment necessary.

Director:  Erin Pittleman

Music Director: Roger Blankenship

Choreographer: Katie Petronio

Looking for strong singers, strong dancers and strong actors of all ethnicities, shapes and sizes from the age of 10 to …

Please prepare a song and bring sheet music in the proper key as an accompanist will be provided.  You may also (strongly recommended) have a CD or accompaniment on your phone.  Be prepared to dance at the audition, the dance will be taught at auditions.  Doors to the auditions will open at 6:30 and will be first come first see.

For more information or any questions please contact Artistic Director, Jodie Dixon-Mears at 561-586-6169 ext. 204 or Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org

Characters:

Evita: (female) Must be able to play ages 18-33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma.  She is beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking woman, who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by the age of 26.  The actor playing this role must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control.  A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to low E (below middle C).  Must be a passionate and strong actor who can move well.

Che:  (Male, 18-35) this character is dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative.  Che is a political activist and the narrator of the show, a radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers.  An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.

Peron: (Male, 30-50) an officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President.  He is a man who dignified, charming and authoritative.  A strong actor and singer who can play character/leading man.  Vocal bass/baritone to high F.

Mistress: (female 15-25) A very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable, innocent young girl who plays Juan Peron’s teenaged Mistress.  She is “dismissed” out of Peron’s life by his future wife, Eva.  The Mistress ponders the rejection during her song, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” She will also appear in the ensemble.  Must be able to move well and sing a low A to high E.

Magaldi (Male, to play 30-40) A tango singer with who Eva has her first love affair.  A charming loser-never quite made it.  Has the first number in the show, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” and sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavor to the piece, which is essential.  He will also appear in the ensemble.  Needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time.  Sings high tenor high G.

Ensemble:  Seeking a broad range of males and females of all ethnicities.  Excellent singing voices in all ranges, some must be strong dancers to play soldiers, tango dancers etc.   All shapes and sizes to play everything from Generals to Peasants.  A fully featured, versatile ensemble that helps define this world.  Understudies for the principal roles of Eva and Che will b assigned from the ensemble.

Children’s ensemble:  Looking for at least 2 boys and 2 girls ages 10-16.  Must sing and be able to hold harmonies, act and move moderately well.  These young actors will be featured as well as appearing in the adult ensemble at times.

 

SUGARBEAN.jpg

SUGAR BEAN SISTERS

A Comedy by:  Nathan Sanders

January 10 and 11, 2017 at the Lake Worth Playhouse, 7:00pm, no appointment necessary.  Doors to the auditions will open at 6:30 and will be first come first see. 

Please prepare:  Find a story you would like to tell the director, it can be a story from childhood or something passed down through your family.  No longer than one minute, we will also be reading from the script. 

Director:  Teresa Vignau

In this Southern Gothic comedy of romance, murder and alien abduction, the Nettle sisters are determined to escape spinsterhood—Willie Mae by going to Salt Lake and finding a good Mormon husband and Faye by hopping on the spaceship when the “space people” return for another visit. We meet Faye and Willie Mae as they return home to their ramshackle swamp dwelling in Sugar Bean, Florida, after a disastrous daytrip to Disney World, where Willie lost her prized Eva Gabor wig on Space Mountain. Having witnessed the landing of an alien space craft some 25 years ago in her daddy’s sugarcane field, Faye prepares for the return of her celestial visitors on this night, the very anniversary of that fateful day. A disturbance in the sugarcane field lures the sisters outside to investigate, and Faye recalls how their infamous daddy claimed to have witnessed dead folk walking through Sugar Bean on a similar night many years before. A strange bird-like woman suddenly appears out of the darkness of Buster Swamp, setting in motion a chain of extraordinary events. Lies begin to unravel and the truth is revealed as the Sugar Bean Sisters hatch a diabolical plot to ensure the space people’s return.

Characters:

Faye Clementine Nettles (40’s-60’s) The spinster daughter of the infamous Papa Fate Nettles, Sugar Bean’s long-dead mass murderer.  Having witnessed the landing of an alien spacecraft some twenty years prior in her daddy’s sugarcane field, Gaye awaits the return of her celestial visitors on this night, the very anniversary of that fateful day.  With the surety of a Southern Cassandra, Fay hatches a diabolical plot to ensure the “space people’s” return and her escape from Sugar Bean forever.  Earthy, inappropriate and unconventional, Faye is the “enfant terrible” of Sugar Bean.

Willie Mae Nettles (40’s-60’s) Faye’s the exacting older sister.  A deeply devout, bald-headed Mormon woman who suffers “spells” and fears the creature that lurks beneath the bed.  Willie longs to leave for Salt Lake City, Utah, in the hopes of finding a “good Mormon” husband.  Severe, humorless and dictatorial, Willie is the quintessential Southern spinster.

Miss Videllia Sparks (40’s-50’s) A strange, meretricious woman from New Orleans who arrives at the Nettles home in the middle of Buster Swamp on the night of the expected “landing”.  Half bird-woman, half sideshow carnival performer, Miss Sparks has a peculiar habit of making up her own works.  Freakish, eccentric and bizarre, Videllia Sparks is the mysterious stranger who comes to town.

The Bishop Crumley (25-40’s) A Mormon bishop from Salt Lake City, Utah, now living in Sugar Bean, Florida.  The Bishop Crumley is gentle, strikingly handsome man and the object of Willie Mae’s unrequited love and affection.

The Reptile Woman (30’s-70’s) Looking for African-American, Native American, Caribbean, Cajun.  The snake and “gator” lady of Sugar Bean, Florida. The Reptile Woman, an eccentric swamp mystic, is summoned to the Nettles home on the night of the “landing”.

For more information or any questions please contact Artistic Director, Jodie Dixon-Mears at 561-586-6169 ext. 204 or Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s