Theater audition posted by the Executive Director
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: White Plains
AUDITION INFORMATION FOR
LRT’S SPRING 2012 PRODUCTION
THE NY REGIONAL PREMIERE OF
BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON!
MARCH 19TH AND 22ND
AT THE WESTCHESTER ARTS COUNCIL
31 MAMARONECK AVE
WHITE PLAINS, NY
(NEXT TO THE WHITE PLAINS CITY CENTER)
SEEKING A COMPANY OF 15 ACTORS ALL WILL HAVE SIGNIFICANT SOLO SINGING AND SPEAKING LINES. THERE IS NO ROLE THAT IS ‘ENSEMBLE ‘ OR DOES NOT HAVE SOLO SINGING AND LINES .
ANDREW JACKSON 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.
BANDLEADER Dark and dangerous.
BLACK FOX 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.
RACHEL JACKSON 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.
THE STORYTELLER 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.
FEMALE SOLOIST 1Sings “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.
HENRY CLAY 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. Doubles as other roles, usually with Black Fox.
JAMES MONROE 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. Doubles as other roles, usually with Andrew Sr.
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.
LYNCOYA Adopted Native American son of Andrew Jackson. Sweet disposition with a wild streak.
MALE SOLOIST 1 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.
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.
SOLOISTS, VARIOUS FRONTIERSMEN, INDIANS, and SOLDIERS
Male and Female. Double as other roles. Very strong pop voices.
PLEASE PREPARE 32 BARS OF A SONG IN THE STYLE OF TH SHOW (CAN BE A MODERN MUSICAL THEATER SELECTION OR A ROCK/POP SONG)
AND A 1-2 MINUTE COMEDIC MONOLOGUE
ANY QUESTIONS E-MAIL LITTLERADICALS@AOL.COM
Casting Location: White Plains
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