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Auditions for Musical Minis Reading

MIAMI NEW MUSICALS @MAD:  Auditions for Musical Minis Reading

NON-EQUITY, UNPAID

Miami New Musicals @MAD

Miami New Musicals @MAD (Arianna Rose, Artistic Director/Cherilyn Marrocco, Producing Director) is presenting a reading of “Musical Minis:  Short-form Musicals by South Florida Playwrights” on Monday, August 5th, as part of the South Florida Theatre League’s Summer Theatre Fest.  These readings are free and open to the public.

Miami New Musicals@MAD is looking for male and female musical theatre performers for the musicals listed below.  We are also looking for a stage manager. 

1.     R.SV.P.  (musical comedy farce)

Book by Donna Warfield, Lyrics by Arianna Rose, Music by Aden Kent Ramsey

Director:  Arianna Rose

Cast:  2 m, 2 f

Breakdown:

GINA:   early 30’s, Italian, hot temper.  Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  Mezzo/alto belt.

MONA: 60’s, Italian, Gena’s mom.  Not someone to be fooled with.  Alto.

TONY:  early 30’s, Italian, Gena’s ex-husband.  A real ladies Man.  Tenor.

FLOYD: late 30’s, big strapping cowboy, a man of few words and good manners.  Enjoys tipping his white cowboy hat; possibly wears chaps and talks with a twang. He doesn’t go anywhere without his horse or his cowboy theme song, which follows him everywhere.  Baritenor.

2.     THE SPOT - (musical fantasy)

Book and Lyrics by Bruce Karp, Music by Boram Han

Director: Marj O'Neill-Butler

Cast: 2 f, 2 m

Breakdown:

MOLLY: 60s- 80's, mentally sharp, physically failing. Talks to the trees, which she's "known" since childhood. Mezzo

FEMALE TREE:  40+, (tree's age 80s), a kinder, gentler tree. Alto

MALE TREE: 40+  (tree's age 80s) , a bit gruff around the edges. Baritone

MEL: Molly's son, mid- 45 - 50, too involved with his work and cell phone, listens to but doesn't hear what Molly needs. Tenor

 

3.     0% Chance of Visibility  (musical comedy)

Book and Lyrics by Marj O’Neill-Butler,  Music by Arianna Rose

Director:  Marj O’Neill-Butler

Cast:  2 f

Breakdown:

ELENA:  60’s, adventuresome, mature woman, slightly overweight.  Alto belt.

LORNA: 60’s, Elena’s friend, a bit timid in her life.   Mezzo/alto belt.

 

4.     Excerpt from THE SPOKEN WORD (musical drama)

Book and lyrics by Mariah Reed;  Music by Tammy Holder

Director:  Mariah Reed

Cast:  5 f

Breakdown:

KAREN:  30’s, suffers from social anxiety disorder and agoraphobia, loves science fiction fantasy and Battlestar Galactica,  voice range mezzo/alto belt

GRACIE:  60’s, therapist, kind. NON-SINGING ROLE

GALLACTICA GIRL 1:   any age, soprano, exists in Karen’s imagination

GALLACTICA GIRL 2:   any age, mezzo, exists in Karen’s imagination

GALLACTICA GIRL 3:  any age, alto, exists in Karen’s imagination

 

5.     Excerpts from THE LOST GIRL  (musical drama)

Lyrics & Book by Arianna Rose; Music & Book by Ben Bonnema

Director: Arianna Rose

Cast:  6f  ( + optional additional suffragette ensemble)

 

JANE DARLING ANDERSON*: 9 years old, daughter of Wendy Darling.  Mezzo.

*THIS ROLE (Jane) IS CAST

 

WENDY DARLING ANDERSON:   38, warm, a recent grieving widow, mother to Jane. Searching for meaning in her life.  Soprano.

 

MURIEL MATTERS:   20’s, Australian suffrage leader.  Charismatic, a born leader and communicator.   Alto Belt.

SYLVIA PANKHURST:  30s, a leader in the British suffrage movement.  Confident. Mezzo.

MAISIE GREEN:   20’s,  suffragette.  Timid.    Mezzo.

LIZZIE BERRIDGE: 20s, suffragette, outspoken, angry.  Mezzo/alto.

 

AUDITION DATES, TIMES & PLACE:
- Thursday, June 27,  2019 from 7:30 pm- 10:00 pm at MAD Performing Arts, 645 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (free parking on street or in municipal lot behind building) 

- Friday, June 28,  2019 from 7:30 pm- 10:00 pm at MAD Performing Arts, 645 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (free parking on street or in municipal lot behind building) 

-Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 11 am – 12 pm CALLBACKS IF NEEDED. at MAD Performing Arts, 645 N.E. 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161 (free parking on street or in municipal lot behind building) 

**Please note the black box space at MAD Performing Arts is on the second floor, only accessible by a set of stairs.**

FIRST VOCAL REHEARSALS (Please keep these dates and times open as each show will have a 2-3 hour block of rehearsal on either Saturday or Sunday):

Saturday, June 29   12 – 6 pm    Note:  each show will have between 2 to 3 hours for a vocal rehearsal.  Which shows and exact time frame to be determined after auditions end on Friday night.  Please keep this time free.

Sunday, June 30   12 – 6 pm    Note:  each show will have between 2 to 3 hours for a vocal rehearsal.  Which shows and exact time frame to be determined after auditions end on Friday night.  Please keep this time free.

Rehearsals will be a combination of evenings and some weekend time at MAD Performing Arts. The director for each piece will work out a rehearsal schedule based on the needs of the piece and the actor conflicts written on the audition sheet (provided at auditions).

Please keep the weekend (daytime hours Sat/Sun) of August 3-4 free for final run-throughs. 

Reading is Monday, August 5, at 8 pm.  Actor call 6:30 pm.

WHAT TO PREPARE:
- 1 hard copy of headshot and resume.
- a 1-minute song excerpt track from the musical theatre canon.  Note:  There is no accompanist at these auditions.  Please bring your track on a CD, flash drive, or on your phone to connect to the speaker at MAD.  Please note there is no internet or wifi access at MAD.

HOW TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:
- Email miaminewmusicals@gmail.com to reserve a space for those audition evenings. Indicate which evening (Thursday June 27th and Friday June 28th) you can attend auditions.  Please also confirm your availability for the vocal rehearsals the weekend of Saturday June 29-30 as listed above.

We ask everyone to arrive for a 7:30 pm start – we will sing everyone first, then hand out sides to read.  Please email your headshot and resume as an attachment when you request an audition so that it can be sent to all the directors/writers.

If you have any questions you can contact Arianna Rose, Artistic Director, at 718-954-0768  or miaminewmusicals@gmail.com 

To learn more about Miami New Musicals, please visit www.miaminewmusicals.com

Earlier Event: June 28
Auditions for Musical Minis Reading