Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT in Florida “Follies”

07/31/2010

Theater / Singer / Dance audition posted by the Company Manager
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Caldwell Theatre Company 7901 N Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487

“Follies” (Concert Version) by Stephen Sondheim

-Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT in Florida

-Caldwell Theatre Company, Boca Raton, FL

-LOA ($578 minimum weekly salary)

-Artistic Director/Stage Director: Clive Cholerton

Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT:

Monday, August 30, 2010

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Caldwell Theatre Company

Count de Hoernle Theatre

7901 North Federal Highway

Boca Raton, FL

For an appointment, e-mail Patricia, with “AUDITION” and Equity status in subject line at auditions@caldwelltheatre.com and include your contact phone number in body of e-mail OR call (561) 995-2324. E-mail contact is preferred. Equity members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits, but appointments are strongly suggested.

Please prepare a brief song from the show or from any Sondheim musical. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

Please bring your stapled-together picture and resume.

Theatre states, “We strongly encourage South Florida actors to attend.”

Roles are available unless otherwise stated, and Equity contacts remain available.

“Follies” Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by James Goldman

Dates (rehearsal & performances): September 28 – October 3, 2010

Young Ben: Baritone. Early 20’s. Ambitious, self assured, self absorbed. No doubt this young man will be successful.

Young Buddy: Tenor. Early 20’s. Jokester, life of the party. Not a care in the world.

Young Phyllis: Mezzo Soprano. Early 20’s. Practical, level headed. Driven to do better.

Young Sally: Soprano. Early 20’s. Innocent, romantic. Naïve.

The Following Roles Double as Multiple Characters:

Weismann/Roscoe/Theodore: High Tenor. 50’s-60’s. Sings “Beautiful Girls” and “Rain on the Roof”

Carlotta/Hattie: Mezzo Soprano/High Belt. Mid 50’s-Early 60’s. Faded star who’s still searching for peace within herself. Sings “I’m Still Here” and “Broadway Baby”

Emily/Stella: Mezzo Soprano/High Belt. Mid 50’s-Early 60’s. The Follies Comic Genius. Sings “Rain on the Roof” and “Mirror Mirror”

Solange/Heidi: Operatic Lyric Soprano. Early 60’s. French Opera star of the Follies, whose voice is now failing her. Sings “Ah Paris” and “One Last Kiss”

Young Heidi: Operatic Lyric Soprano. Mid 20’s. Glorious Operatic Voice.

The following four roles are cast. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.

Ben: Baritone. Late 40’s-Early 50’s. Successful politician, now runs a large Foundation. Mastered the art of being slick and appearance of sincerity. Lost. (CAST)

Buddy: Tenor. Late 40’s-Early 50’s. Consummate salesman. Always in motion, never satisfied. Terribly insecure. (CAST)

Phyllis: Mezzo Soprano. Late 40’s-Early 50’s. Sophisticated urban socialite. Hardened beyond recognition, bordering on numb. Very dry acerbic sense of humor. (CAST)

Sally: Soprano. Late 40’s-Early 50’s. Clings desperately to youthful exuberance, mixed with intense internal sadness. Always searching for lost life. (CAST)

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Theater’s statement: “Caldwell Theatre Company does not believe in discrimination based on color, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or otherwise. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration.”

Casting Location: Caldwell Theatre Company 7901 N Federal Highway Boca Raton, FL 33487
Contact email: auditions@caldwelltheatre.com

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