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2022-23 Season Auditions

 

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The 2022/23 EPA are now closed. Thank you for your submissions! 

 

Local Non-Equity Submission may be submitted through April 29: https://asolorep.wufoo.com/forms/z1lkedv11cqjbkr/

 

For Dramatic Auditions prepare two monologues, no more than two minutes total. For Musical Auditions prepare either two contrasting 16-32 bar cuts, or 16 bars of a song and a one-minute contemporary monologue. 

 

Actors have the option to use the accompaniment, sheet music, and tracks provided here or select a song or songs of their choice (for which they provide their own accompaniment).

 

 

 

Mertz Theatre (LORT B)

 

CABARET 

Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Joe Masteroff  

Directed and Choreographed by Josh Rhodes 

First Rehearsal: 10/11/2022 

First Preview: 11/16/2022 

Closing: 12/31/2022 

 

[SALLY BOWLES] – 20s - 30s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. The headlining British chanteuse at the seedy Kit Kat Klub. G3 - E5, with high belt. 

 

[THE EMCEE] – 30s male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. The Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub, a leering, ghoulish, flamboyant figure. C3 – A4 

 

[CLIFFORD BRADSHAW] – 20s - 30s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. An American writer who has come to Berlin in order to write a novel.  

 

[MAX] – 30s male-identifying, White. The proprietor of the Kit Kat Klub and Sally's former boyfriend 

 

[FRÄULEIN SCHNEIDER]  – 50s female-identifying, White. An older German woman who runs the boarding house where Cliff and Sally reside. G3 - E5 

 

[HERR SCHULTZ] – 50s male-identifying, White. A Jewish fruit shop owner who falls in love with Fräulein Schneider. A2 – F4 

 

[ERNST LUDWIG] – 20s-30s male-identifying, White. A German smuggler who befriends Cliff when he arrives in Berlin, later revealed to be a Nazi. A2 – F4 

 

[FRÄULEIN KOST/FRITZIE] – 20s-30s female-identifying, White. A German prostitute who rents a room in Fräulein Schneider's boarding house/ Cabaret Performer. Works at the Kit Kat Klub. A4 to A5 

 

[HELGA] - 20s female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Cabaret Performer. Works at the Kit Kat Klub. 

 

[LULU] - 20s female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Cabaret Performer. Works at the Kit Kat Klub. 

 

[ROSIE] - 20s female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Cabaret Performer. Works at the Kit Kat Klub. 

 

[TEXAS] - 20s any gender, any race/ethnicity. Cabaret Performer. Works at the Kit Kat Klub. 

 

[FRENCHIE] - 20s any gender, any race/ethnicity. Cabaret Performer. Works at the Kit Kat Klub. 

 

[BOBBY] - 20s male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Cabaret Performer. Works at the Kit Kat Klub. 

 

[VICTOR] - 20s male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Cabaret Performer. Works at the Kit Kat Klub. 

 

[HANS] - 20s male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Cabaret Performer.  Works at the Kit Kat Klub.  

 

THE THREE MUSKETEERS 

By Ken Ludwig 

Directed by Peter Amster 

First Rehearsal: 12/13/2022 

First Preview: 01/11/2023 

Closing:  03/26/2023 

 

[D’ARTAGNAN]: mid-20’s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Very emotionally available, athletic, great sword skills. 

 

[SABINE]: mid-20’s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Athletic, goofy charm, great sword skills.  

 

[CARDINAL RICHELIEU]: 40’s-60’s, male-identifying, White. Imposing, big voice, scary, funny.  

 

[PORTHOS]: 30’s-40s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Bacchus brought back to life, but with a good heart”, an unlikely dandy.  

 

[ATHOS]: 30’s-40’s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Gravely intelligent, full of shadows, the courage of a lion, the most dangerous of the Musketeers, a man with a past. 

 

[ARAMIS]: 30’s-40’s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Strikingly handsome, religious, hot-tempered, a womanizer, full of contradictions. 

 

[TREVILLE]: 50’s-60’s. Male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Big voice, yells a lot, good-hearted. 

 

[FATHER]: 50’s-60’s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Good-hearted, great sword skills. 

 

[MOTHER/MOTHER SUPERIOR/OLD LADY]: 50’s-60’s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. 

 

[MILADY]: 30’s-40’s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. “the most dangerous woman in Europe,” beautiful, a chameleon, smart, Great knife and stage combat skills. 

 

[CONSTANCE]: 20’s-30’s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Beauty that comes from within, smart, resourceful, any race. 

 

[ROCHEFORT]: 50’S-60’s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Eyepatch, in turns comic and dangerous, big voice, Cardinal’s henchman, a physical comedian.  

 

[RAVANCHE]: 20’s-40’s, male-identifying any race/ethnicity. A big, dumb bully, muscular, but a clown. 

 

[ADELE]: 20’s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Funny. 

 

[ELISE]: 20’s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. A giggler.  

 

[KING LOUIS XIII]: 30’s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Not the brightest or most physically gifted man, says some silly things, but a good heart, trying honestly to live up to the role of King. 

 

[QUEEN ANNE]: 20’s-30’s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. handsome, sweet-natured, smart, has a natural air of tristesse. 

  

[SEPTIME]: 20’s-50’s, any gender, any race/ethnicity. The Queen’s attendant, flamboyant, funny, a “mother hen” to the Queen. 

  

[BUCKINGHAM]: 40’s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Handsome, a natural nobility. 

 

[INNKEEPER]: 30’s-60’s, any gender, any race/ethnicity. Funny, a physical comic, a GREAT death scene!  

 

[BASILE]: Any age, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Very physically adept, great sword skills, basically ruffians and soldiers.  

 

[FOUQUET]: Any age, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Very physically adept, great sword skills, basically ruffians and soldiers.  

 

[RUFFIAN]: Any male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Very physically adept, great sword skills, basically ruffians and soldiers.  

 

[FACHE]: Any male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Very physically adept, great sword skills, basically ruffians and soldiers.  

 

SILENT SKY

By Lauren Gunderson 

Directed by Seema Sueko 

First Rehearsal: 12/27/2022 

First Preview: 01/19/2023 

Closing:  03/24/2023 

 

[HENRIETTA LEAVITT]: Late 20s - 30s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Based on a real person who was brilliant, meticulous, and excitable. Henrietta Leavitt was an astronomer whose discovery gave us the ability to measure the distance to faraway galaxies. She was born hearing and experienced progressive hearing loss in her 30s. She is almost always wearing a period hearing-aid. Seeking a hard of hearing (HoH) actor who, like the character, is a hearing aid user. **For specific questions regarding character breakdown details or accommodations, please contact literary_casting@asolo.org

 

[ANNIE CANNON]: 40s – 60s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Based on a real person who was the leader, terse and sure. She grows into a firebrand. She was an astronomer who developed the Harvard Classification Scheme which classifies stars based on their temperatures. She also fought for women’s suffrage. She was born hearing and experienced hearing loss for which she used a hearing aid and relied on lip-reading. Seeking a Hard of Hearing (HoH) who, like the character, is a hearing aid user. **For specific questions regarding character breakdown details or accommodations, please contact literary_casting@asolo.org

 

[WILLIAMINA FLEMING]: 50s – 60s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity, speaks with a Scottish dialect. Smart as a whip and fun. Worked as a maid and become the director of the Harvard College Observatory. She is hearing.

 

[MARGARET LEAVITT]: Late 20s - 30s, female-identifying, any race/ethnicity. Homebody, Creative, Sweet. She is Henrietta’s sister, a fictional character who was inspired by some of Henrietta’s real-life siblings and her mother. She sings, plays the piano and is hearing.

 

[PETER SHAW]: 30s, male-identifying, any race/ethnicity. The head astronomer’s apprentice. A fictional character who is charming, sexist, envious, endearing, and falls madly in love with Henrietta. He is hearing.

 

CHICKEN AND BISCUITS

By Douglas Lyons  

Directed by Bianca LaVerne Jones  

First Rehearsal: 1/17/2023 

First Preview: 02/15/2023 

Closing:  04/24/2023 

 

[BANEATTA MABRY] - Late 40’s-mid 50’s, Black, female-identifying. An upstanding and stern Christian woman. Mother to Kenny and Simone, and wife to Reginald. She’s overbearingly full of love but quite stubborn. 

 

[REGINALD MABRY] - 50’s, Black, male-identifying. Faithful husband and church pastor. Peace maker amongst the family. He’s often stuck between his heart and his wife.  

 

[KENNY MABRY] - Mid-20’s, Black, male-identifying. Gay to the bone. Kenny was extremely close to his Grandpa Bernard. He refuses to let his sexuality be the elephant in the room.  

 

[LOGAN LEIBOWITZ] - Mid 20’s, White, male-identifying. Gay. Kenny’s neurotic boyfriend of 4 years. He wants to steer clear of drama, but also wants to be there for Kenny. He decompresses stress with weed. 

 

[BEVERLY JENKINS] - 40’s-early 50’s, Black, female-identifying. The “fun Aunt” who’s always in a push up bra catering to what the kids want, but never what they need. A single mother and the life of the party. She can be ratchet when she wants to be. 

 

[LA’TRICE FRANKLIN] - Early 20’s, Black, female-identifying. Daughter. Nosy and will ask you anything under the sun. She knows no limits because her mother has given her none. Surely a millennial. Sarcastic at every opportunity. 

 

[SIMONE MABRY] - 30’s, Black, female-identifying. Kenny’s older sister and Baneatta’s favorite. She followed the “right path”. She’s stern and fierce on the exterior, but internally wounded from a recent failed engagement.  

 

[BRIANNA JENKINS] - 40’s-early 50’s, Black, female-identifying. She didn’t know her Father, but has come to his funeral to learn more about him. Sweet, open and collected.  

 

THE INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP

By Katie Forgette 

Directed by Celine Rosenthal  

First Rehearsal: 2/10/2023 

First Preview: 03/15/2023 

Closing:  04/22/2023 

 

[LINDA O’SHEA]: late teens to early 20s, female-identifying. Linda is highly intelligent, caring, and curious. She alternates between thinking she knows everything and thinking she knows nothing. Responsible and rarely impetuous. 

 

[JOSEPHINE ‘JO’ O’SHEA]: late 40s to early 50s, female-identifying. Jo juggles more plates than Cirque de Soleil. A great mom who defines multi-tasking. She's also a little more emotional and prone to outbursts than usual because, well...you’ll see. 

 

[THERESA ‘TERRI’ CARMICHAEL]: 50s, female-identifying. Terri is definitely going through a rough patch, but she is not a depressive or phlegmatic. Think Thelma Ritter or Eve Arden, with a touch of Dorothy Parker. Fast talker. 

 

[BECKY O’SHEA]: Early teens, female-identifying. An unusual child. Bright and verbal. Full of energy and a crazy-huge imagination. She speaks quickly, not unlike some of the characters in the movies she loves, like "His Girl Friday." 

 

[TRIPLE ROLE]: 50s, male-identifying, White. The three roles are: 

  • MIKE O’SHEA: Loud, loyal, and single-task oriented. His definition of a father is: Breadwinner and disciplinarian. Lousy listener. 
  • FATHER LOVETT: An old school, Catholic priest. Egotistical, imperious, and pampered. Unused to any kind of pushback from parishioners or anyone else for that matter. 
  • BETTY HECKENBACH: There is a Betty Heckenbach in everyone's life. She's right up there with death and taxes—only less fun. Even though the role is played by a man, it has to be played absolutely straight—no winking or flamboyance. Just a homely, judgmental, middle- aged woman sticking her big puss into other people's business. 

 

MAN OF LA MANCHA 

Book by Dale Wasserman 

Music by Mitch Leigh 

Lyrics by Joe Darion. 

Directed by Peter Rothstein 

First Rehearsal: April 1, 2023 

First Preview: May 11, 2023 

Closing: June 18, 2023 

 

DON QUIXOTE/CERVANTES: 40s-60s, male-identifying, Latino. An actor, playwright, and would-be knight. He is a romantic—some sane crazy—and has a vision of a far better and nobler world, where knights and chivalry rule the day. A2 - F4 

 

SANCHO: Older than Don Quixote, Sancho is short and squat. He has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is devoted to him, even with all his idiosyncrasies. C3 – A4 

 

CAPTAIN /TENARIO: 40s, male-identifying, White. F2 – E4

 

ALDONZA: 30s, female-identifying, any race. Aldonza is rough on the exterior, but has a gentle heart inside and yearns to believe what Don Quixote tells her. Quixote falls in loves with her and insists her name is Dulcinea and that she is a beautiful, gentle woman. A3–A5, high belt. 

 

THE GOVENOR/INNKEEPER: 50s, male-identifying, any race. A large and powerful man, he is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor is the leader of the inmate society in the prison. 

 

THE DUKE/JOSE/ DR. CARRASCO: 40s, male-identifying, any race. As the character of the Duke he sidekick to the Governor; however, when he plays Dr. Carrasco, he is Antonia’s fiancé. He thinks Don Quixote mad and insists that he come home and be treated for his malady. 

 

PACO/THE PADRE: 40s, male-identifying, any race.

 

ANTONIA: 20s, female-identifying, any race. Quixote’s niece and Dr. Carrasco’s fiancée. C4 – A5 

 

MARIA/THE HOUSEKEEPER: 40s – 50s, female-identifying, any race. G3 to E5 

 

Asolo Rep is also seeking actors to fill understudy roles throughout the 2022-2023 season.All roles except bit parts are understudied. Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed an inclusive, anti-racist, anti-ableist casting policy.