“MENTAL, the Musical” Open Auditions in North Carolina

01/26/2015

Mental the Musical

Location: Greensboro, North Carolina; Durham

Type: Theater

CASTING CALL for THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “MENTAL, the Musical”
COMPENSATION is available for Principal roles.

Actors are expected to participate in a preliminary workshop, rehearsals and all performances.

NON EQUITY SHOW

SYNOPSIS

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.

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

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

CHARLIE
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.

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.

Auditions will be held on the following dates:
Sunday, February 8, 2015 – 4 p.m. at Studio 1
Monday, February, 9, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. at Studio 1
Location: Studio 1, Burlington NC, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington, NC

Call Backs:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Studio 1, Burlington NC, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington, NC

Rehearsal Starts Week of February 22, 2015 in Burlington, NC.

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

Playwright and Composer -Taneka Bazemore-Bennett
Musical Arrangements by Dr. John Henry, Jr. and Taneka Bazemore-Bennett
Producer – Studio 1, Burlington NC, 1332 Plaza Drive, Burlington, NC
Director – Robin T. Rich-McGhie and Taneka Bennett
Music Director – Dr. John Henry, Jr.
Vocal Coach – Dr. Van-Anthony Hall

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Greensboro, North Carolina; Durham
Please submit to: Open call, please see above.

This casting notice was posted by: Studio 1



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