A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine & The Baker’s Wife - Showcase | Playbill

A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine & The Baker’s Wife - Showcase

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J2 Spotlight Musical Theatre Company
New York

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THE J2 SPOTLIGHT MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY
A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine & The Baker’s Wife
Theatre Row Theatre – Theatre 2
AEA Showcase Code: $500 Stipend
Executive Producer & Co-founder: Jim Jimirro
Artistic Director: Robert W. Schneider
Associate Artistic Director: Benjamin Nissen
Casting: Wojcik/ Seay Casting
Initial Auditions: Self-tape by 12/17
Callbacks: 1/5 for A Day In Hollywood/A Night in The Ukraine & 1/7 for The Baker’s Wife


The J2 SPOTLIGHT MUSICAL THEATRE COMPANY is a new off-Broadway showcase that aspires to become a home for neglected works and bring back elements of The Equity Library Theater, which was once the premiere showcase venue for those who has just begun their careers in New York. Spotlight is produced under an Equity Showcase Code contract. Each show runs for 8 performances and allows audiences to become reacquainted with lesser known works while introducing them to new talents in the area. It is the goal of Spotlight to become a venue in which classic pieces will be enlivened by a whole new generation. For more information please visit our website: https://www.j2spotlightnyc.com

Rehearsal schedules for all shows will be afternoon/evening rehearsals that are flexible and will allow for performers to maintain regular day or evening job schedules.

STRICT COVID PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED FOR AUDITION/ REHEARSAL PROCESS AND PRODUCTION. J2 SPOTLIGHT IS PROMOTING A FULLY VACCINATED ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM OF THIS PROJECT.


A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE
Directors: Rob Schneider & Deidre Goodwin
Choreographer: Deidre Goodwin
Musical Director: Miles Plant
Book & Lyrics: Dick Vosburgh
Music: Frank Lazarus
Rehearsals:
MONDAY, JANUARY 31 (5:00PM-10:00PM), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 (5:00PM-10:00PM), WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (5:00PM-10:00PM), THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 (5:00PM-10:00PM), FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 (5:00PM-10:00PM), SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 (11:00AM-6:00PM), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8 (11:30AM-4:00PM), WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (11:00AM-4:00PM), THURSDAY, FEBRURY 10 (11:00AM-4:00PM) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 (11:00AM-4:00PM), SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 (11:00AM-6:00PM), SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (10:00AM-1:00PM), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 (11:00AM-4:00PM), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (11:00AM-4:00PM), WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 (11:00AM-4:00PM), THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (11:00AM-4:00PM) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (11:00AM-4:00PM), SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 (11:00AM-4:00PM), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (5:00PM-11:00PM), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (5:00PM-11:00PM), WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 (5:00PM-11:00PM)
Performances: February 24th-March 6th Thur/Fri/Sat- evenings @7:30 & Sun @ 2:00pm

Note on Cast: We are seeking incredibly engaging performers with a strong sense of 1930s period style. This show celebrates, not satirizes, the period. As soon as the audience sees each of these performers they need to smile and fall in love. All must be strong singers, dancers, and comedians. Instruments and tap a plus.

PEGGY/MRS PAVLENKO: (Female Presenting – Any Ethnicity – 20s-40s) The proud head usherette. In the first act sings “Nelson.” Strong sense of operetta. In the second act impersonates Margaret Dumont from the Marx Brothers movies. Stuffy, regal, and dignified. G3 - G5 (Bb5)

KATE/NINA: (Female Presenting – Any Ethnicity – 20s-30s) The newest usherette. In the first act sings “Too Marvelous For Words.” An incredible dancer who will dance in the styles of 1930s movie stars. Strong comedienne. In the second act impersonates Mary Eaton/Kitty Carlisle from the Marx Brothers movies. Mrs. Pavlenko’s aristocratic daughter. Optimistic, youthful, and a strong sense of 1930s acting style. A#3 - F5

PRISCILLA/GINO: (Female Presenting- Any Ethnicity – 20s-30s) The concessions seller. In the first act sings “The Best in the World.” Good ear for impressions. In the second act impersonates Harpo Marx from the Marx Brothers movies. Never speaks. Excellent physical comedian with strong pantomime skills. F3 -F5

DAVID/SAMOVAR: (Male Presenting – Any Ethnicity – 20s-40s) The head usher. In the first act sings “Famous Feet.” Enthusiastic, humorous, loves movie trivia. In the second act impersonates Groucho Marx from the Marx Brothers movies. Strong comic timing, irreverent, large than life presence and ability to speak rapidly with impeccable diction. A2 - F4

FRANK/CARLO: (Male Presenting – Any Ethnicity – 20s-40s) The concessions seller. In the first act sings “It All Comes Out of the Piano.” Will play an onstage piano for most of the show. In the second act impersonates Chico Marx from the Marx Brothers movie. Strong piano playing ability, speaks with Chico’s dialect, excellent physical comedian, and ability to speak rapidly with impeccable diction. Bb2 - F4

STEPHEN/CONSTANTINE: (Male Presenting – Any Ethnicity – 20s-30s) The newest usher. In the first act sings “Sleepy Time Gal” Speaks directly to the audience and takes great pride in their work. A dancer in the style of Fred Astaire. Any experience with melodica preferred but not necessary. In the second act impersonates Allan Jones/Zeppo Marx from the Marx Brothers movie. An aspiring playwright. Optimistic, youthful, and a strong sense of 1930s acting style. Bb2 - G4

MALE & FEMALE PRESENTING SWINGS: (Any Ethnicity – 20s plus) Spotlight will hire swings to cover some tracks in this show. This will be a limited rehearsal commitment for a stipend of $250 for the run.

THE BAKER’S WIFE
Directors: Rob Schneider
Choreographer: Caitlin Belcik
Musical Director: Miles Plant
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Book: Joseph Stein
Rehearsals:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14th (5:00PM-10:00PM), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th (5:00PM-10:00PM)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16th (5:00PM-10:00PM), THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17th (5:00PM-10:00PM), FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18st (5:00PM-10:00PM), SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19nd (5:00PM-10:00PM), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21 (11:30AM-4:00PM), TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22th (11:00AM-4:00PM) , WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23th (11:00AM-4:00PM), THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24th (11:00AM-4:00PM), FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25th (11:00AM-4:00PM), SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26th (11:00AM-4:00PM), MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28th (11:00AM-4:00PM), TUESDAY, MARCH 1 (11:00AM-4:00PM), WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 (11:00AM-4:00PM), THURSDAY, MARCH 3 (11:00AM-4:00PM), FRIDAY, MARCH 4 (11:00AM-4:00PM), SATURDAY, MARCH 5 (11:00AM-4:00PM), MONDAY, MARCH 7 (5:00PM-11:00PM), TUESDAY, MARCH 8 (5:00PM-11:00PM),WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 (5:00PM-11:00PM)
Performances: March 10th-20th Thur/Fri/Sat- evenings @7:30 & Sun @ 2:00pm

Note on Cast: We are looking for a diverse, mature cast for the townspeople. The community should feel lived in and grounded with age, pride, and wisdom. Characters should speak with an elevated sense of language and diction, a flavor of European dialect, but not a thick French accent.

AIMABLE - ay-MAH-bluh: (Male Presenting, 40s-60s, Any Ethnicity) A kind man filled with great love that he wishes to share with his bride. Naïve in the ways of the world, with a sense of sadness underneath his desire to love and feel loved. A man of great warmth and understanding. (Ab2 - E4)

DOMINIQUE - dom-i-NEEK: (Male Presenting, 20s, Any Ethnicity) A young stableboy who is the town’s young lover. He is feeling restless and ready to make a large change in his life and is looking for an escape. Filled with great yearning and energy. Must be comfortable appearing shirtless. (B2 - G4)

GENEVIEVE - juh-nuh-vee-EH-vuh: (Female Presenting, 20s, Any Ethnicity) A young bride who is conflicted between her logic and her instincts. Looking to make her complacent marriage work while at the same time fantasizing about passionate affairs of past and the future. (E3-E5)

DENISE - duh-NEEZ: (Female Presenting, 40s-60s, Any Ethnicity) Our narrator, warm, friendly, filled with great yearning and always looking for life’s moments of beauty. A sweet sadness to her. Some movement. (F#3 - F5)

CLAUDE – clohd: (Male Presenting, 40s-60s, Any Ethnicity) Denise’s husband, owner of the café. A man who has surrendered to the fact that life for him will not change and because of that he sees his wife as an inanimate object, something not needing love or care. (A2-F4)

MARQUIS - mahr-KEY: (Male Presenting, 40s-60s, Any Ethnicity) A gregarious, braggadocios, lover of the finer things in life. (B2-F#4)

TEACHER: (Male Presenting, 30s, Any Ethnicity) A wry intellectual who finds the community’s inability to change frustrating yet amusing. (B2-F4)

PRIEST: (Male Presenting, 20s-30s, Any Ethnicity) A young, pious Catholic priest who thinks he can change the world through strict teachings of the Bible. (C3-F4)

PHILLIPE - fee-LEE-puh: (Male Presenting, 20s, Any Ethnicity) Dominque’s friend who enjoys his position as wingman but with a sense of decency. Plays guitar. (C3-F4)

BARNABY - BAR-nuh-bee: (Male Presenting, 40s-60s, Any Ethnicity) A domineering, inquisitive man. Tradition bound, condescending towards his wife whom he sees as property, and prideful. (A2 - F4)

ANTOINE - ahn-TWON: (Male Presenting, 40s-60s, Any Ethnicity) A brash man with a sarcastic sense of humor, blue collar, gregarious, a drinker with no filter. (C3-F4)

HORTENSE - or-TAHNS: (Female Presenting, 40s-60s, Any Ethnicity) Barnaby’s timid wife. Her life is structured around making him happy and denying her own needs. As the show progresses, she goes from subservient to dominant and eventually flees the community. Some movement. (B3-F5)

THERESE - tay-REHZ: (Female Presenting, 50s-60s plus, Any Ethnicity) A deeply religious, pious, woman who has never married and spends her time in church and praying for the lost, wicked souls of the community. Quite judgmental. Some movement. (A3-F5)

NICOLE - nee-COLE: (Female Presenting, 20s, Any Ethnicity) One of the Marquis’ “nieces.” A great sense of humor, giddy, loves to laugh. A romantic at heart. A strong mover (A3 - A5)

SIMONE - see-MONE: (Female Presenting, 20s, Any Ethnicity) One of the Marquis’ “nieces.” The pragmatic leader of the group. Vivacious, sensual, loves life and soaks up everything around her. A strong mover (A3 -F5)

INEZ - ee-NEHZ: (Female Presenting, 20s, Any Ethnicity) One of the Marquis’ “nieces.” She is the warmest of the trio with great sensitivity and empathy. A strong mover (F3 -F5)

MALE & FEMALE PRESENTING SWINGS: (Any Ethnicity – 20s plus) Spotlight will hire swings to cover some tracks in this show. This will be a limited rehearsal commitment for a stipend of $250 for the run.



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$500 Stipend

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