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Title: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Author: book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Jerry Bock and music by Sheldon Harnick.

Director: Phyllis B. Gitlin

Musical Director: Nathaniel Brown

Choreographer: Ellen Prince

Run:  July 12-August 23, 2014

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Thursday and Sunday night shows available for private parties and special events.

Audition Dates

Open Call/Non Union/No pay

Dates: Monday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 13 2014.

Times: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Location: Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90804.

Callbacks 

Date and Time:  Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7:00p.m.

Rehearsals

Date and Time:  Starting May 18th, 2014. Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings, dependent on conflicts. Actors will not be called for every rehearsal.

Location: Long Beach Playhouse, Mainstage

Audition Requirements

Bring headshot and resume. Prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Accompanist provided. Dress to move, choreographer to teach a combination. Cold readings may follow. Bring all conflicts for audition form. There are non-singing roles.

Synopsis:

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heart warming, Tony Award winning musical about the milkman, Tevye and his family in the Jewish community of Anatevka in Tsarist Russian. Tevye strives to keep up the traditions of his faith and culture against the backdrop of discrimination and prejudice. Of main concern to Tevye and his wife Golde is to find their five daughters appropriate husbands in order to have a fulfilling life. The musical is a story of humor, conflict and love.

Casting the following roles:

All Ethnicities are encouraged to audition. 

Tevye:  (M 40-60) a likeable, hard working man with a sense of humour and a connection to his Jewish roots. He is a loving father to 5 daughters. When pushed, his temper flares. Strong actor who can connect with the audience. Baritone.

Golde:  (F 35-55) the wife of Tevye and the real head of the household. Her passion in life is her family and helping them to have a promising future. Good comic timing. Mezzo.

Yente:  (F 50-60) the matchmaker. She is the village busybody. Alto.

Lazar Wolf:  (M 35-60) the butcher. He is the wealthiest man in town. He wants to marry Teveye’s daughter, Tzeitel. Feisty. Baritone.

Tzeitel:  (F 18-25) eldest daughter. Strong willed. Strong actress. ballet a plus. Mezzo.

Motel:  (M 18-30) the tailor. He is meek, nervous and sensitive. A loveable mensch in love with Tzeitel. Tenor.

Hodel:  (F 17-24) the second daughter. In love with Perchick, a radical. Strong actress, feisty, ballet a plus. Mezzo.

Perchik:  (M 20-30) the tutor. A visitor to the town. A radical who challenges the traditions. Charismatic, in love with Hodel. Tenor.

Chava:  (F 16-23) third daughter. The scholar of the family who falls in love and runs off with Fyedka, a Russian soldier. She breaks her father’s heart. Strong ballet skills a plus for the Chavella ballet. Mezzo.

Fyedka:  (M 21-32) the Russian soldier. A strong soldier who falls in love with Chava. He has a solo in “TO LIFE.”  Dance skills a plus. High tenor to A.

Shprintza and Bielke:  (F 10-16/8-14) the youngest daughters. Ballet a plus.

Bar Mitzvah Boys:  (M 10-16) counterparts to the youngest daughters.

The Constable:  (M 30-45) the Russian military official. He and Tevye have an understanding, but this does not stop him from doing his job.

The Rabbi:  (M 45-65) the religious leader of the village. Baritone.

Mendel:  (M 16-25) the rabbi’s son. Baritone.

Mordcha:  (M 30-60) the innkeeper. Tevye’s friend.

Avram:  (M 16-30) the bookseller. Baritone.

Grandma Tzeitel:  (F 55-70) she is a ghost figure in Tevye’s dream with a very strong solo. The actress will also play a village person. Mezzo.

Fruma-Sarah:  (F 30-65) is a ghost figure in Tevye’s dream. Requires a strong singer actress with a challenging solo. This role will also be a villager. Mezzo.

Nachum:  (M 35-65) the beggar. Ensemble.

Yussel:  (M 25-60) the hatter. Ensemble.

Shandel:  (F 40-60) Motel’s mother. Ensemble.

Sasha:  (M 18-30) Russian soldier. Ensemble.

Priest:  (M 30-60) Christian spiritual leader. Ensemble.

Villagers, Russians, Dancers:  Ensemble members for featured dance, singing and acting roles. Russian dancers and bottle dancers. There will be doubling to be determined in rehearsal.

 

 

 

 Studio Auditions

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Title: No Exit

Author: by Jean-Paul Sartre translated by Paul Bowles
Director: Andrew Vonderschmitt
Run:  7/26/14 – 8/23/14

Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Sunday night shows available for private parties and special events.

Audition Dates

Open Call

Dates: 6-2-14, 6-3-14

Times: 7-9pm

Location: Long Beach Playhouse

This is an Equity Waiver production. Union members, as well as non-Union members are welcome.

 

Callbacks
Date and Time: 6-4-14, 7pm
Rehearsals

Date and Time: First read: Saturday, 6-7 @ 12pm.

6-7-14 through 7-25-14, Monday through Thursday 7-10pm.
Location: Long Beach Playhouse

Audition Requirements

Bring headshot and resume. Prepare a one minute dramatic monologue. Be prepared to cold read. 

 Synopsis:  

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. The irony of this hell is that its torture is not of the rack and fire, but of the burning humiliation of each soul as it is stripped of its pretenses by the cruel curiosity of the damned. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. It is an eternal torment.

Casting the following roles:

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. NON TRADITIONAL CASTING!

CRADEAU (M, late 20s – 50s) A coward that is trying to prove to himself that he is not. Although willing to admit that he is in hell and that he deserves it. Killed for desertion.

INEZ (F, 20s – 40s) Intelligent and manipulative. A lesbian. Is usually in control. Killed by her lover.

ESTELLE (F, 20s – 30s) Younger, superficial and insincere. Rarely in control but longs to be wanted. Died of pneumonia.

VALET (M, age open)  Taciturn representative of the devil.