CAPE PLAYHOUSE 2020 AUDITIONS

NYC AUDITIONS

An American in Paris – Equity Chorus Call
Friday, January 17, 2020
Actors Equity Audition Center
165 W 46th Street, 16th Fl.
9:30am: Male Singers
11:00am: Male Dancers
2:00pm: Female Singers
3:30pm: Female Dancers

Grease and Million Dollar Quartet – Equity Chorus Call
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Actors Equity Audition Center
165 W 46th Street, 16th Fl.
9:30am – Female dancers who sing
12:00pm – Male dancers who singers
2:30pm – Male Singers
4:00pm – Female Singers

Equity Principal Auditions – 2020 MUSICALS
January 24 and 28, 2020
Actors Equity Audition Center
165 W 46th Street, 16th fl
9:30am – 5:30pm

Equity Principal Auditions – 2020 PLAYS
January 22, 2020
Actors Equity Audition Center
165 W 46th Street, 16th fl
9:30am – 5:30pm

LOCAL AUDITIONS

Saturday, January 11, 2020 – 10-6pm
Sunday, January 12, 2020 – 10-4pm

Location: Carleton Hall
1006 Old Bass River Rd, Dennis, MA

Those wishing to audition at the LOCAL AUDITIONS ONLY should email auditions@capeplayhouse.com to schedule an appointment.

In the room:

Producing Artistic Director: Michael Rader
Resident Music Director: Garrett Taylor
Managing Director: Jen Sartanowicz

Please prepare a short comedic monologue, no longer than 2 minutes or a short song that shows off range and personality. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key; a pianist will be provided. Bring a picture/resume, stapled. 

2020 SEASON BREAKDOWN

PRIVATE LIVES

Director: Don Stephenson
Casting Director: JZ CastingAuthor: Noël Coward

Rehearsals begin: May 25, 2020 (in NYC)Opening: June 10, 2020Closing: July 20, 2020

Seeking actors of all races/ethnicities for all roles, unless otherwise noted.

SEEKING:

ELYOT CHASE:  Sibyl’s new husband.  He is irreverent, sophisticated, and rich.  He was formerly married to Amanda.  He has a quick and cutting wit that he wields throughout the play.  Superb comic timing. 35-55.

SIBYL CHASE:  Attractive, innocent, conventional, first time bride who feels very threatened by her new husband’s first wife, Amanda.  Superb comic timing. 25-35.

AMANDA PRYNNE:  A second time bride.  She is vivacious, quick witted,  spirited, independent, and unconventional.  She has a fiery temper and a tendency to be impulsive.  Superb comic timing. 35-55.

VICTOR PRYNNE:  Amanda’s second husband.  He is conventional and very pleased to describe himself as normal.  He lacks a sense of humor.  He can be chivalrous.   Superb comic timing.  30-45.

LOUISE:  Amanda’s French speaking maid.  She is unable to speak English and unable to comprehend what happens around her.  Superb comic timing.  25-55.

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GOD OF CARNAGE

Director: Matt LenzAuthor: Yasmina Reza

Rehearsals begin: June 8, 2020 (in NYC)

Opening: June 24, 2020

Closing: July 3, 2020

Seeking performers of all races/ethnicities.

SEEKING:

MICHAEL NOVAK – 35-55,  Veronica’s husband and Benjamin’s father, a detail-oriented, self-made wholesaler with a sick mother.

ANNETTE RALEIGH – 35-55,  Henry’s nausea-prone and stylish mother, who works as a “wealth manager” (of her husband’s wealth).

ALAN RALEIGH – 35-55, Annette’s husband and Henry’s father, a lawyer who is unapologetically attached at the ear to his cell phone as he attempts to do damage control for a pharmaceutical company

VERONICA NOVAK – 35-55, Benjamin’s lofty-minded mother, who called the meeting with Henry’s parents. She is a specialist in African culture and writing a book on Darfur.

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Director/Artistic Director: Michael Rader

Choreographer: Jason A. Sparks

Music Director: Garrett Taylor

Casting Director: JZ Casting

Book: Craig Lucas

Music: George Gershwin

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin

Rehearsals being: June 22, 2020 (in NYC

Opening: July 8, 2020

Closing: July 18, 2020

Seeking actors of all races/ethnicities for all roles, unless otherwise noted.

SEEKING:

JERRY MULLIGAN: Male, 20-30, any ethnicity – must be an excellent ballet dancer; some tap and jazz a plus; good singer. Jerry is a Midwestern painter, studying in Paris on the GI bill; he is charming, ambitious and somewhat innocent.

LISE ALLTMONT: Female, 18-28, any ethnicity – must be an excellent ballet dancer, pointe work, good singer. Lise is very private but very determined.

ADAM HOCHBERG: Male, 20-35 any ethnicity – Good singer, some dance. New York classically trained composer living in Paris. Ex GI.

ADAM HOCHBERG: Male, 20 – 35, any ethnicity – Good singer, some dance. New York classically trained composer living in Paris. Ex GI. 

HENRI BAUREL: Male, 20-39, any ethnicity – Strong singer, some dance including tap. The son of privileged Parisians. Secretly wants to be a song and dance man.

MILO DAVENPORT: Female, 30-39, any ethnicity – Good singer and dancer. A wealthy American art patron.

MADAME BAUREL: Female, 50-59, any ethnicity – Henri’s upper middle class, comically self-righteous mother. Actor with excellent comic timing; good singer.

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ALWAYS PATSY CLINE

Director: TBD

Music Director: TBD

Author: Ted Swindley

Rehearsals begin: July 6, 2020 (in NYC)

Opening: July 22, 2020Closing: August 1, 2020

Seeking performers of all races/ethnicities, unless otherwise noted

PATSY CLINE: Strong singer with a wide range to play the historical character of Patsy Cline, the first female singer ever inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Dynamic and passionate actress that can embody Patsy Cline in voice and spirit. Ability to mimic her unique vocal sound is imperative.

LOUISE: Houston housewife who is a big fan of Patsy Cline who becomes a genuine friend to the singer. Strong actress.

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GREASE

Director: Joyce Chittic

Choreographer: Rick Faugno

Music Director: Garrett Taylor

Casting Director: JZ Casting

Book: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Music & Lyrics: Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Rehearsals begin: July 20, 2020 (in NYC)

Opening: August 5, 2020Closing: August 15, 2020

Seeking performers of all races/ethnicities, unless otherwise noted.

SEEKING:

DANNY ZUKO: (Range: tenor, D4–B5) The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

SANDY DUMBROWSKI: (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5) New girl in town; Though outwardly sweet, wholesome, naive, and innocent. She eventually throws off the repression of her parent’s generation. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

BETTY RIZZO: (Range: Alto A3–C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

FRENCHY: (Range: Alto, A3–D5) A dreamer; good-natured and a loyal friend but not too smart, she cares deeply about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

MARTY: (Range Alto, C4–C5) Considers herself the “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. She’s aged faster than her friends, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

JAN: (Range: Alto, A3-C5) Funny, loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys. She struggles with her relationship to food. Any ethnicity. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

DOODY: (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. Must play the guitar. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

KENICKIE: (Range: Tenor, C4–F5) The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

SONNY LATIERRI: (Range: baritone, G3–A5) A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

ROGER: (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) He will do anything for a laugh. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. Any ethnicity. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

VINCE FONTAINE: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’ Any Ethnicity. 30-45 y/o.

CHA-CHA: (Range: Alto, C4–C5) The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny. Any Ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

EUGENE FLORCZYK: (Range: Tenor, A3–E5) The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but always gullible. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

JOHNNY CASINO: (Range: Tenor, G4-E5) All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence. likes to think of himself as a real rock “n” roll idol. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

MISS LYNCH: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher. Strong comedy chops. Any ethnicity. 40+ y/o.

PATTY SIMCOX: (Range: Alto, D4-A4) A typical cheerleader; athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

TEEN ANGEL: (Range: Tenor, E4–F5) Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school. Any ethnicity. Flexible age.

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

Director: Marcia Milgrom Dodge

Based on the Novel by Agatha Christie
Adapted for the Stage by Ken Ludwig

Casting Director: JZ Casting

Rehearsals begin: August 3, 2020 (in NYC)

Opening: August 19, 2020

Closing: August 29, 2020

Seeking performers of all races/ethnicities.

SEEKING:

HERCULE POIROT, Male; 55-65 – A famous Belgian detective; a “Big” personality; authoritative, witty, charismatic and slightly pompous; driven to find the answers, good or bad, with a strong moral sense; very aware of his ability and his well-deserved reputation.

MONSIEUR BOUC: Male; 30-59 – A Belgian man of good humor; playful, proud, generous; a predilection for grandeur; a whirlwind of energy; must be an excellent comedian.

MARY DEBENHAM: Female; 30-40 – An English beauty; a governess, capable yet romantic; a sadness around her eyes and a hardness about her person.

HECTOR MACQUEEN: Male; 30-40 – Tightly wound, edgy and nervous; he seems to always be on the verge of falling apart or coming unwound.

MICHEL THE CONDUCTOR/MARCEL: Male; 35 – 59 – One actor will play two roles. Michel: a good-looking Frenchman, about 40, a quiet, almost grave sense of humor; unfailingly polite. / Marcel: a Turkish waiter, snooty, smooth; must have great comic timing.

PRINCESS DRAGOMIROFF: Female; 60-79 – A Russian dowager; very formal, a sweeping, impressive presence; imperial, impatient.

GRETA OHLSSON: Female; 25-60 – Inherently odd, and very devout Swedish woman; a frightened, sheeplike quality; must be an excellent comedienne with an impeccable Swedish accent.

COUNTESS ANDRENYI: Female; 25-39 – Brilliantly beautiful, like something out of a fairytale; impeccably put together, with a warmth that wins over everyone she meets; her delicacy belies a steely edge; she is no wilting flower; Hungarian accent.

HELEN HUBBARD: Female; 40-65 – An outspoken and flamboyant American from the Midwest; jovial, obnoxious, domineering, deliciously nosy and brash; unapologetic; must be an excellent comedienne.

COLONEL ARBUTHNOT/RATCHETT: Male; 35-59 – One actor will play two roles. Samuel Ratchett: middle-aged American businessman, evil at heart and frightening, brusque, unforgiving, stern demeanor. Pushy, domineering. Colonel Arbuthnot: Scotsman, also middle aged, handsome, very matter of fact, occasionally tender; must have great comic timing.

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

Director: Hunter Foster

Music Director: TBD

Book: Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

Music: Various Artists

Rehearsals begin: August 25-29, 2020 (in Cape Cod)

Opening: September 2, 2020

Closing: September 12, 2020

SEEKING:

ELVIS: Male, 20-30. Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator”.

CARL PERKINS: Male, 25-35. Actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist.

JOHNNY CASH: Male, 20-30. Actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny cash at the dawn of his epic career; must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”.

SAM PHILLIPS: Male, 25-40. Excellent actor; “Father of Rock’n’Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a towering and charismatic figure in American music.

DYANNE: Female, 18-30. Excellent actor and singer; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show; sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song).