Encore Theater Company announces open auditions for TWO upcoming productions –35MM (a new musical in development as part of The Human Race Theatre Company’s Festival of New Musicals – August 2012) and the regional premiere of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (Fall 2012). Both productions will take place Downtown Dayton.
“ETC is pleased to once again join forces with The Human Race with 35mm with music by Ryan Scott Oliver – one of the most exciting new voices in musical theatre.,” says David Brush, ETC artistic director.
AUDITION: Video Audition Submission submitted electronically
DEADLINE for video submission: JUNE 1, Midnight
CALLBACKS: June 12, 7PM (Callback if needed)
Email [email protected] with the following info & attachments
1) Name (as you would wish it to appear in print),
Age, Sex, preferred Phone & Email Address, Title of audition selections.
2) Current Performance Resume (attachment)
3) a Digital Video File Audition as described below, or a link to the video
uploaded on a hosting website (YouTube, Facebook, etc ).
VIDEO MUST CONTAIN:
1) At the beginnning of the video, please slate (“Hello, my name is … & I will
be performing …”)
2) Sing a 32-bar/2-minute selection from contemporary musical theatre or a
current pop/rock song. While a cappella performances are acceptable,
preference is for live or vocals-free pre-recorded accompaninment.
3) An approximate 1-minute monologue from a contemporary theatre piece.
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words, but what about a song? Can one picture inspire a song? How about fifteen photos? In 35MM, each photo creates a different song completely disconnected from the other creating fifteen different and unique moments frozen in time; a glimmer of a life unfolding, a glimpse of something happening. This stunning new multimedia musical explores a groundbreaking new concept in musical theatre. With music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver (Composer of Disney Theatricals’ upcoming stage musical Freaky Friday) and the contemporary photography of Matthew Murphy, this intricately woven collection of stories told through song re-imagines what the modern American musical can be.
AUGUST 3-4, 2012 – The Loft Theatre
(Rehearsals – Evenings, July 2012)
Seeking 3 men (baritone and tenor) and 2 women (alto, belty mezzo) – pop rock voices
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON tells the story of America’s first political maverick. A.J. kicked British butt, shafted the Indians and smacked down the Spaniards all in the name of these United States–who cares if he didn’t have permission? An exhilarating and white-knuckled look at one of our nation’s founding rock stars, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON recreates and reinvents the life of “Old Hickory,” from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. ETC is pleased to present this premiere FRESH from Broadway and perfect for election year!
October/November 2012 – Location TBD
(Rehearsals – September/October 2012)
A roguish, man’s president. Deeply charming and sexy, so much so that you somehow don’t mind he’s a violent, arrogant, bigoted idiot. Fights passionately for what he believes in. Personifies “strong but wrong.” Ages throughout the show so should be able to play young. Must be adept at deadpan comedy. Guitar-playing a plus.
20s-Early 30s Up to a G belt High baritone rock
Dark and dangerous.
Late teens – 20s.
Native American chief. Intelligent, somber, with a hint of danger. Used to work alongside Jackson, an alliance that led him to tricking and betraying other tribes for Jackson. By the end of the show, he’s forced to beg his friend for mercy. Doubles as other roles, usually with Clay or Calhoun. Mid 20s-Mid 30s
Sings “Ten Little Indians”; Self-confident, attractive singer with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. Dark, mysterious, hip vibe. Doubles as other roles. Think Dresden Dolls, not musical theater. 20s Up to Bb Alto
A backwoods version of Calhoun’s villainous senator. Think Crispin Glover. Greasy hair. Wears weasel pelts. Over-the-top and vivacious. Transparent in his villainy and revels in it. Tall, cadaverous. Doubles as other roles, usually with Black Fox. Late 20s-Mid 30s Baritone
President of the United States. Old school American aristocracy. Foppish and overwhelmed. Exasperated by Jackson’s overreaching as well as by the idiocy of his advisors. Doubles as other roles.
JOHN C. CALHOUN
Gentlemen senator from the South. Sinister, good-looking, charming, and brilliant. A vain mastermind. Wears the finest clothes. The most restrained of the cabal. Tall, thin. Doubles as other roles, usually with Andrew Sr. Late 20s-Mid 30s Baritone
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS
Former President’s son. Whiny, spoiled, demanding. All grown up, has joined the Calhoun-Clay cabal. Really, really wants to be President. Like, right now. Think Bud Frump. Doubles as other roles. Early 20s-Early 30s Baritone
Adopted Native American son of Andrew Jackson. Sweet disposition with a wild streak.
Brooding, intense rocker with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. Angsty, good-looking, young, hip. Doubles as other roles. Think The Killers or Blink-182, not musical theater.
Late teens – Mid 20s rock Baritone
MARTIN VAN BUREN
Jackson’s right hand man. In over his head. A buffoon, well-intentioned and utterly lovable. Think Nicely-Nicely. Doubles as other roles. 20s-Mid 30s
Jackson’s wife. Deeply religious and devoted, even maternal, to Jackson. Good if older than Jackson. Strangely alluring, not overtly sexual. Amy Sedaris-type. Doubles as other roles.
Mid 20s-Mid 30s
Milquetoast, oppressively good-natured narrator. Wears a Puff the Magic Dragon-style sweater, thick glasses, and her hair in a bun. Loves history, loves Jackson, and loves telling the audience about both. Being in this show might be the most exciting moment in her life. If played by a younger actress, can double with other roles.
Late 30s-late 60s
VARIOUS FRONTIERSMEN, INDIANS, and SOLDIERS
20s-30s Male and Female. Double as other roles. Very strong pop voices.