Connecticut Theatre Auditions “South Pacific”

12/29/2010

Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Suffield, CT
Auditions for South Pacific
Directed by Frank Borrelli
The Suffield Players
Mapleton Hall
1305 Mapleton Avenue, Suffield, CT
www.suffieldplayers.org

Auditions will take place Sunday, January 23, 6 p.m. and Monday, January 24, 7 p.m.

We have a strong need for actors and actresses of color, including two children of color. Please see character breakdown below. Some roles may be doubled.

Nellie Forbush: late 20s-early 30s (Soprano)
Emile de Becque: mid 30s-early 40s (High Baritone)
Bloody Mary: actress of color, Hawaiian, African American, Latino; late 40s-50s (Alto)
Luther Billis: late 20s-30s (Baritone)
Lt. Joseph Cable: late 20s-30s (Tenor)
Capt. George Brackett, U.S. Navy: 50s (Bass)
Cmdr. William Harbison, U.S. Navy: 50s (Bass)
Ngana and Jerome: children of color, 1 female, 1 male; both around age 10
Liat: actress of color, late teens
Henry, Emile’s asst.: actor of color, 50s
Bloody Mary’s asst.: actress of color, 30s

Various males (sailors, seabees, Marines, etc.), 20s-30s

Various females (nurses), 20s-30s

Prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice. Please bring your own sheet music and/or a CD. Director Frank Borrelli suggests that auditionees avoid songs from South Pacific, and instead choose songs from elsewhere in the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook, or songs from the golden age of musical theater (1930s-1960s).

Cold readings from the script will also be required. Selected auditionees may be asked to sing songs from the play. Dance/movement may be required; dress comfortably.

Rehearsals will begin in late February (with principals beginning work immediately after being cast). Four rehearsals each week: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal.

Performance dates are May 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.

Please contact director Frank Borrelli at fb1019@gmail.com with any questions. Visit www.suffieldplayers.org for further information.

Casting Location: Suffield, CT
Contact email: suffieldplayers@yahoo.com

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