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AUDITIONS

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CURRENT AUDITIONS

SecondStory Repertory is holding auditions for our May 2023 production of Sunday in the Park with George. Directed by Harry Turpin with music direction by John Allman.

 

Inspired by the painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday in the Park with George, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's stunning masterpiece, merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter, Georges Seurat, won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 

The show runs May 5, 2023 – May 21, 2023. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees on May 14, 2023 and May 21, 2023 at 2pm. Rehearsal schedule is Sunday-Thursday 7pm-10pm (tech week 7pm-11pm). Rehearsals begin March 26, 2023.


Audition Dates: Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 2pm-6pm and Thursday February 2, 2023 from 7pm-10pm

 

Callback Dates: Thursday February 9, 2023 from 7pm to 10pm and Friday February 10, 2023 from 7pm to 10pm

 
Audition Requirements:  Seeking strong singers/actors for this production.

 

Please come with headshot/resume as well as a short monologue (approximately 1 minute in length) and a verse and chorus of a song from the Golden Age of Broadway with sheet music in the correct key. Please have a second song ready, though you may not be asked to sing it. Sondheim is absolutely okay to bring in, but please be mindful of multiple sharps and flats. An accompanist will be provided. Singing acapella or with a CD is not allowed for this audition. 


Scheduling/Location:

Email SSRauditions@gmail.com to schedule an audition time. Please clearly indicate your availability for Sunday January 29, 2023 and February 2, 2023. Auditions will be held at SecondStory Repertory in the Redmond Town Center.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs

18 and over. Roles listed are representative. Exact casting will be determined at callbacks.

 

George: In Act 1: George Seurat, a rather cold artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal life. Constantly troubled and borderline obsessive. Act 2: Seurat's burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture searching for his purpose. In the end, he is able to use his connection to the past to find the meaning in a blank canvas.

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: G#2

 

Dot/Marie: As Dot, George's headstrong mistress and occasional model so discontent with their relationship that she eventually leaves him. As Marie, George's elderly wheelchair-bound grandmother who helps him connect to his artistry through her grammar book notes.

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Old Lady: George's mother. A cranky and rather demanding fixture in the park. She is able to find solace in nostalgia, and inspires George to find order in his art. Also portrays BLAIR DANIELS.

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Nurse: The Old Lady's attendant. She is calming and assertive. Also portrays HARRIET PAWLING and MRS.

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Jules: A rival artist. Callous, critical, and ultimately shallow. He forces Frieda to engage in extramarital affairs. Also portrays BOB GREENBERG.

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: G2

 

Yvonne: Jules' pampered wife. She is as snippy and snooty as her husband. Also portrays NAOMI EISEN.

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Boatman: A surly blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly. Also portrays CHARLES REDMOND.

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: Eb2

 

Celeste #1: A young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion. Also portrays A

WAITRESS

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Celeste #2: Another young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion. Also portrays ELAINE.

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Franz: Jules's German coachman and Freida's husband. Disgruntled with his job. Has a bit of a temper and secretly yearns for the Nurse. Also portrays DENNIS.

Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

Frieda: Jules and Yvonne's cook and Franz's wife. Caring and positive as a surrogate nanny to Louise. Forced by Jules into an affair. Also portrays BETTY and YOUNG MAN.

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Soldier: A French military man, polite and gentlemanly. Close with his companion, though he yearns for a separation. Also portrays ALEX.

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Louis: A baker who Dot starts seeing to make George jealous. Kind, friendly, and very popular, but a bit dull. Also portrays BILLY WEBSTER and MAN.

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: B2

 

We are also seeking an actress under the age of 18 for the following role:

Louise: Jules and Yvonne's spoiled little girl. She faces neglect and abuse from her parents, despite being honest. Also portrays BOY.

Vocal range top: Eb5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

SSR pays a $250 stipend to defray the cost of participation in the production.

 

SecondStory Repertory
Contact: Mark Chenovick
Primary Phone: 425.881.6777
Email: SSRauditions@gmail.com
Websitehttp://SecondStoryRep.org
Physical Address: 7325 166th AVE NE, F250, Redmond, WA 98052

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