Once - Headshot/Resume Submissions (Deadline: 01.02.22) | Playbill

Once - Headshot/Resume Submissions (Deadline: 01.02.22)

CATEGORY: Performer

California Center for the Arts

Job Details



Guest Artist
$365 weekly minimum + $180 (health) + 8% (pension)

Executive Producers: CCAE Theatricals
Director/Artistic Director: J. Scott Lapp, SDC
Musical Director: David Lamoureux
Casting Director: Lindsay Brooks

TAPED CALLBACKS DUE: 01/09/2022 (by request only)
ZOOM CALLBACKS: 01/16/2022-01/18/2022
First Rehearsal AEA & NON-UNION: 03/28/2022
Show run is 04/22/2022-05/01/2022 at The Center Theatre, California Theatre for the Arts, Escondido


Please do not contact Artistic team directly. Email BROOKSCASTINGCOLLECTIVE@GMAIL.COM for all audition related questions.

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 submit.

Equity actors for roles in ONCE (see breakdown).

Local actors encouraged to submit.


Synopsis: Guy meets Girl. An unconventional and romantic musical based on the award-winning 2006 film, what follows is not a traditional love story. Guy, a heartbroken musician busking for coins on the streets of Dublin, meets Girl, a Czech immigrant with a complicated history and a broken vacuum cleaner. Despite their differences, Guy and Girl find common ground, a shared language, and genuine love in creating music together. With a cast of incredible actor / musicians who accompany themselves on the soaring, gut-wrenching folk-rock score, ONCE is a uniquely theatrical experience that will move you to laughter, to tears, and to a deep understanding of the particular joy of joining together in song. Featuring all of the magical songs from the critically acclaimed film, including the Oscar-winning "Falling Slowly," this achingly beautiful, joyously uplifting show strikes an unforgettable chord in audiences and speaks to the power of music to connect us all. A show like that only comes around ONCE.


Guy [Male, 30-39, any ethnicity] vocal range: G2 to C#5; Irish-born; a struggling musician who works with his father in a vacuum repair shop; he is brooding over an ex-girlfriend, but charismatic with extreme appeal. Bari-tenor with a rock/folk voice; speaks with an Irish accent; plays guitar well; disclaimer: engages in costume change in view of audience.

Girl [Female, 25-35, any ethnicity] vocal range: C4 to G3; Czech-born; direct, intelligent, resourceful and witty with a no-nonsense attitude; doesn't want sympathy from others; mezzo-soprano with a rock/folk voice; speaks with a Czech (Eastern European) accent; plays the piano well.

Reza [Female, 25-35, any ethnicity] vocal range: C4 to A5; Czech-born; seductive, funny, and smart with a larger-than-life attitude; soprano with a rock/folk voice.; speaks with a Czech (Eastern European) accent; plays the violin well.

Eamon [Male, 25-49, any ethnicity] vocal range: G2 to G#4; Irish-born. music studio manager/engineer where Guy and Girl record their album; a tough nut to crack, but eventually appreciates Guy’s and Girl’s talents; Baritone with rock/folk voice; speaks with an Irish accent; plays guitar, piano, melodica, cajon, and castanets.

Da [Male, 50-65, any ethnicity] vocal range: Baritone; Irish-born; Guy's father, who runs a vacuum-repair shop; a man of few words but caring and warm; Baritone with rock/folk voice; speaks with an Irish accent; plays Guitar, Ukulele and Mandolin well.

Baruska [Female, 50-69, any ethnicity] vocal range: G3 to C5; Czech; Girl’s mother; a caring woman with few inhibitions who likes a full house and full stomachs; Alto with rock/folk voice; speaks with a Czech (Eastern European) accent; plays accordion and E concertina well.

Please send headshot and resume for consideration.

Deadline: 01/02/2022



Guest Artist $365 weekly minimum + $180 (health) + 8% (pension)




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