“Mental The Musical” Open Auditions in Burlington, NC

02/22/2015

Mental the Musical comedy

Location: Triad/Triangle North Carolina

Type: Theater

CASTING CALL for a new production “MENTAL, the Musical”.  Auditions will be held on Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Studio 1 in Burlington, NC. Compensation provided for doing this show.

In this two-act musical comedy, an eccentric 70 year-old, a menopausal 50 year-old and an insecure gothic twenty-something are fed up with the real world and decide to check in to a psychiatric “relaxation home,” the Sunshine House, in hopes of disappearing instead of mental healing. But when a bedbug infestation takes over their individual living quarters, and they are forced to live in a common space, things get-a-bit “insane” as they search for mental healing and their purpose in life.

COMPENSATION:
Yes, for Principal roles.
Mental is an inclusive production. Our aim is to get the best and the brightest from the diverse theatre community here in the greater Triad/Triangle area. Actors are expected to participate in a preliminary workshop, rehearsals and all performances. NON EQUITY SHOW.

Menral, The musical in Burlington, NC

AUDITION
Please prepare two brief contrasting songs from a Broadway repertoire – one ballad and one upbeat. Limit each song to 1 minute. No accompaniment will be provided during audition. Be prepared for a cold reading and choreography. Also, please complete the online audition form before you arrive. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ORgUzN8QPCykAgUWmjsSjHmXzp8QRGJ5Ilvu2xM9O-4/viewform
Audition will be held on:
Wednesday, February, 25, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1, Burlington NC, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington, NC

Performance Dates:
June 4, 5, 6, 7 – 2015
*Evening performances on June, 4, 5, 6 and maybe June 7 2015
*Matinee performance on June 6, 7, 2015

CHARACTER LIST

GERT
Artsy, eccentric, quirky, blunt, motherly and the unit therapist when she wants to be. Female, early 70s.

CHERYL (OPEN)
Anxious, menopausal, and suspicious of certain types of women, especially redheads. Female, early 50s.

DARCY
Discouraged, gothic, innocent and a very talented dancer, but has low self-esteem due to past experiences. Female late 20s.

BRAD (OPEN)
Patient, considerate and loving, but has a secret that is about to catch-up with him. Male, late 20s.

CHARLIE (OPEN)
Gentle, loving, and charming but is always in a hurry. Gert’s husband. Male, late 70s.

BETT
Gert’s best friend. Sleepy out of touch – stroke victim. Sits in a wheelchair throughout most of the show. Goes in and out of reality. Female, late 70s.

CHORUS (OPEN)

PRODUCTION TEAM
Book, lyrics and music by Taneka Bazemore-Bennett
Musical Arrangements by Taneka Bazemore-Bennett and Dr. John Henry, Jr.
Producer – Studio 1, Burlington NC, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington, NC
Director – Robin T. Rich-McGhie
Music Director – Dr. John Henry, Jr.
Choreographer – Jason Aryeh
Vocal Coach – Dr. Van-Anthony Hall

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Triad/Triangle North Carolina
Please submit to: Open call, Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. at Studio 1 in Burlington, NC.

This casting notice was posted by: Taneka Bennett



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