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Seeking Equity and Non-Equity submissions for Legacy Theatre’s upcoming MainStage Season

CATEGORY: Performer

Legacy Theatre
Branford , CT
US

CONTACT NAME

Keely Baisden Knudsen

Job Details

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Seeking submissions for Legacy Theatre’s upcoming MainStage Season.

For consideration, submit a video link for viewing (YouTube or Vimeo preferred) and an attached PDF of your headshot and resume to LegacyAuditions20[email protected] with the subject line "Actor Full Name /Local or Non-Local/ Union Status (Equity or Non Equity)". Submissions deadline is Feb 29. Callbacks will be in-person TBD.


All submissions should prepare two contrasting monologues. To be considered for a musical this season, please include a song that best shows your range and ability. If you are submitting for
The Great American Mousical, please also include a tap dance combination in your submission. General reels accepted. Note that the video should be listed as "Unlisted" rather than "Private" on YouTube, and as "Anyone" or "People with the private link" on Vimeo. Do not share via WeTransfer, Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud or other file sharing platforms that require downloading to view.

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.

Legacy Theatre is casting the following:

Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve

by David Birney

Directed by Keely Baisden Knudsen

Rehearsals 5/17- 5/29

Performances 5/30-6/16

David Birney has crafted a light-hearted look at the world's first love story through the eyes of America's greatest humorist, Mark Twain, whose Garden of Eden bursts with wit, laughter and the lyric poignance of the first love and the first loss.

Seeking:

Adam and Eve: Both actors must move from youth to maturity playing out the life of the couple together until the death of Eve.

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The Great American Mousical

Music by Zina Goldrich | Lyrics by Marcy Heisler | Book by Hunter Bell | Based on the book by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton

Directed by Julie Andrews Edwards

Choreography by Christopher Gattelli

Rehearsals 6/17-7/10

Performances 7/11-7/28

Below the bright lights of Broadway, in the depths of the historic Sovereign Theatre, an acting troupe of mice rehearse their new musical. When the theatre is threatened by demolition and their diva Adelaide disappears, it will take all paws on deck to fulfill the time-honored tradition: the show must go on! Filled with singing, dancing, and show biz lore, The Great American Mousical is a sharp and witty tribute to life in the theatre that celebrates the two most glorious words in the English language: musical comedy!

Adelaide - 40s-50s, a leading diva. Alto, with a few higher tricks up her sleeve.

Wendy/Ensemble - 20s, an ingénue. Soprano.

Rose/Ensemble - 30s-early 40s, a soubrette, tap dancing a plus. Belt with a good mix.

Toby/Rat 1/Ensemble - 20s-30s, a dry stage manager. Belter.

Pippin - late teens-early 20s, a wide-eyed, theatre-loving intern. Tenor/Alto.

Harold - 50s-60s, a salty, Shakespeare-quoting, spirit-nipping veteran of the stage. Baritone.

Curly/Ping - 20s, a song & dance star/doubles as student living in Chinatown. Tenor.

Hysterium/Rat 2/Ensemble - 20s-40s, a spirited, sardonic costumer/set Our May lineup: Richard Linklater, Ida Lupino, and a Mother’s Day bouquet designer. Tenor.

Henry/Father - 40s-50s, love interest to Adelaide, a gentle book-smart, honest mouse, lives a life outside the theatre. Bari-tenor.

Sky/Scud - 30s-40s, a handsome leading man/doubles as leader of a gang of Rats. Baritone.

Emile/Uncle Bernie/Fausto - 30s-40s, a dashing director of the Mousical Theatre Company/Doubles as Uncle Jerry, human brother of Father. Tenor or bari-tenor. Needs a B.

Ensemble - Female. Alto or soprano.

Ensemble - Female. Alto or soprano.

NOTE: Seeking A CAST OF ALL AND NO GENDERS and ALL ETHNICITIES. Seeking DISABLED AND NON-DISABLED performers who are strong, dynamic singers/actors/dancers with creative, collaborative instincts.

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Love Affair

Music, Book and Lyrics by: Joseph J. Simeone

Additional Book by: Annaliese Jakimides

Additional Lyrics by: Ethan Kanfer

Directed by: Matthew Couvillon and Joseph J. Simeone

Rehearsals 7/22-8/7

Performances 8/8-8/25

A world premiere musical, Love Affair is based on the 1939 film by Donald Ogden Stewart of the same title, which was later remade into “An Affair to Remember”. Joseph J. Simeone and Annaliese Jakimides tell the story of a beautiful, yet unassuming, woman who boards a transatlantic cruise bound for New York to marry a wealthy socialite, but when she meets a captivating playboy on the ship, she discovers something she never expected, true love in a — Love Affair.

TERRY McKAY: Female, 30-35 years. Initially a nightclub singer, now a high-society mistress. Terry transitions into a more subdued life as a music teacher by the story's end. She's a blend of resilience, grace, and a romantic soul, facing life's upheavals with poise and inner strength. The role requires a dynamic Soprano/Mezzo-Belter singing voice, capable of emotive depth, and robust acting skills to navigate Terry's complex emotional journey. Dance ability is a welcome addition. Any Ethnicity.

MICHEL MARNET: Male, 30-35 years. A charismatic French painter, Michel's allure lies in his passion, expressiveness, and a newfound depth of commitment upon meeting Terry. The role demands an excellent Bari-Tenor, able to convey a spectrum of emotions through song and dialogue. A genuine French accent enhances authenticity. Any Ethnicity.

MADELINE/MULTI-ROLE 1: Female, 55-60 years. Formerly a renowned chanteuse and courtesan in Paris. Michel's aunt embodies a vivacious and fiery spirit. She exudes confidence, charisma, and wit, having lived a life full of romance and adventure. She brings wisdom with a twist of playful sassiness to Michel's life. Requires a dynamic Mezzo-Belter voice, strong acting ability, and a flair for captivating storytelling. Must convey an air of worldly sophistication mixed with approachable warmth. Dance experience is a bonus. Plays other ensemble roles. Any Ethnicity.

PHYLLIS KNOEFLLER: Female, 35-40 years. Terry's best friend, a nightclub singer with a practical, down-to-earth attitude. Phyllis provides a grounding emotional support in the story. Requires solid vocal capabilities and a commanding stage presence. Alto-Belter. BIPOC cisgender female. A pronounced Bronx accent adds character depth.

MULTI-ROLE 2: Female, 20-30 years. For roles such as Art Model, Showgirl, Fortune Teller, Romantic Couple and other ensemble roles. Strong Soprano, capable of holding solo harmony. Proficiency in acting, singing, and theater dance: Lindy hop/swing skills a bonus. Any Ethnicity.

MULTI-ROLE 3: Male, 20-30 years. For roles such as Steward, Emcee, Fishmonger, Romantic Couple and other ensemble roles. Strong Tenor, capable of holding solo harmony. Proficiency in acting, singing, and theater dance: Lindy hop/swing skills a bonus. Any Ethnicity.

MULTI-ROLE 4: Male, 40-60 years. Plays supporting roles such as Mr. Bradley (a kind-hearted businessman), Courbet (Michel's art dealer), and many others. Must be adept at varied character portrayals. Strong Bass, capable of holding solo harmony. Any Ethnicity.

PIANIST/MUSIC DIRECTOR/MULTI-ROLE 5: An excellent accompanist and concert-level pianist on a mobile rig, skilled at performing complex orchestral reductions, is needed. Responsibilities include musical direction, teaching singers, reharmonizing vocal lines if changes needed, record the score for the composer's archive and promotional materials, and accurately notating all score changes for the composer. This role demands both visual and musical dynamism, requiring exceptional skills, adaptability, and collaboration. Any vocal type.

Actors’ duties include: As Cast, singing offstage, recording the score for the composer's archival purposes, and promotional materials.

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*note that these titles represent the first half of the season; applicants may be considered for further MainStage, Family Series and Special Events at Legacy Theatre through this submission. www.LegacyTheatreCT.org

DURATION

May 17, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024

SALARY

$350.00 – $550.00 per week

UNION

Guest Artist

HOW TO APPLY

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