Half of Fifty Center Broadway LLC
New York, NY
$1,056 weekly minimum (Tier 6)
Thursday, June 1, 2023
1:30 PM (C)
Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60661
Producers: iTheatrics, Timothy Allen McDonald
General Manager: DR Theatrical Management
Book by Timothy McDonald and Christopher Gattelli
Music by Paul Williams
Director/Choreographer Christopher Gattelli
Expected to attend:
Kaitlin Shaw, Casting Director
Jennifer Rudnicke, Casting Director, or AJ Links, Casting Director
First Rehearsal/Company: 10/30/23
First Performance: on or about 11/17/23
Open: on or about 11/20/23
Close: on or about 12/31/23
Venue: Studebaker Theatre
Actors are encouraged to attend the call of their choosing.
ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actors for female chorus singer parts in EMMET OTTER’S JUG BAND CHRISTMAS (see breakdown).
NOTE FROM CREATIVE: We welcome performers of all gender identities, abilities/exceptionalities, and body types. Please take this into consideration when submitting clients. In addition to genders listed in character breakdowns, we welcome trans and non-binary performers for all roles.
Please prepare a brief song in the style of bluegrass/country/muppet show/musical theatre or any combination of those styles. An accompanist will be provided.
Equity encourages everyone participating in the auditions to wear a two-ply cloth face mask, surgical mask, singer’s mask or respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94). Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas are not recommended. Singer’s masks can be found at www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask.
Equity encourages members to prepare for their audition prior to arriving at the audition venue, to the extent that they can (e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.
WENDELL PORCUPINE (Character is Male 18+ to play teen.) Emmet’s best friend, a bit on the simple side, who speaks as if he has a stuffy nose. Puppetry experience a plus. Baritone. May understudy the lead role of Emmet Otter.
HARVEY BEAVER (Character is Male 18+ to play teen.) Good buddy of Emmet, and the self-appointed leader of the jug-band. Puppetry experience a plus. Baritone/Tenor. May understudy the lead role of Emmet Otter.
CHARLIE MUSKRAT (Character is Male-identifying or Non-Binary 18+ to play teen.) The youngest of Emmet’s pals, Charlie’s voice hasn’t changed, and he’s the most eager to form a jug band and enter the talent show. High falsetto. Puppetry experience a plus. May understudy the lead role of Emmet Otter.
GRETCHEN FOX / AS CAST (Character is Female 30s – 50s) Wife to Mayor Fox and first lady of the town of Waterville. Secretly Gretchen plans to not only enter the talent contest and show off her classical vocal training, but also serve as a judge. High operatic soprano with belt. Puppetry experience/skills REQUIRED.
MAYOR FOX / AS CAST (Character Male 30s – 50s) Nimble and funny. Multiple roles. Takes himself very seriously as mayor and the emcee of the talent show. Great comic timing, ability to be dry. Baritone/Tenor. Puppetry experience a plus.
MRS MINK/ MADAME SQUIRREL (Character is Female 30s – 50s) Mrs. Mink is the very proper proprietor of the town's music store, who at the talent show gets carried away by the spotlight and performs a fierce bump and grind. Madame Squirrel is the stage mother to a scurry of acrobatic squirrels. Think Mama Rose with a tail. Mezzo with big belt. Puppetry experience a plus. Interested in drag performers.
UNDERSTUDY 1/ AS CAST - will understudy Wendell, Harvey, Charlie, and Mayor Fox. Puppetry experience a plus.
UNDERSTUDY 2/ AS CAST - will understudy Gretchen Fox, Mrs Mink/Madame Squirrel, and Ma Otter. Puppetry experience a plus.
CAT $1,056 weekly minimum (Tier 6)