AUDITION NOTICE

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Auditions are by appointment; all roles are unpaid

AUDITIONS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16th 7:00 - 10:00 pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

CALLBACKS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Studios 797 

797 8th Ave. at 48th St. 3rd floor (Fri) and 4th floor (Sat.)

Please note that this is a semi-staged performance, with limited rehearsal time. It will be performed acoustically (without microphones), and accompanied by a solo piano. We may consider having scores in hand for some sections, but the show will generally need to be memorized. We will rehearse 3 times a week, beginning on or around September 21st, during the week in the evening. There may be a couple of weekend rehearsals as we approach the show dates. Not everyone will be required to attend every rehearsal, and we will do our best to accommodate people's schedules. 

Please prepare a one (1) minute selection of a traditional or contemporary musical theatre song (no pop or rock) that best shows you off. You are welcome to prepare a selection from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. There will be an accompanist provided. 

IMPORTANT: If you are unable to make either the auditions or callback, and would still like to be considered, please contact us by clicking HERE. Thank you!

NOTE: VLOG is a membership-based community theater company that charges a modest yearly membership fee. If you are cast, you will be required to pay dues. However, this should not be a barrier to auditioning. If you are facing hardship, please let the audition monitor know. There are several options available. 

The Village Light Opera Group (VLOG) and its membership are actively and enthusiastically committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. This encompasses age, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We are actively committed to diversity in casting, and encourage performers, directors, designers and crew of diverse backgrounds to join us. VLOG is committed to being a group that tells a diverse portfolio of stories which reflect the human experience and demonstrates the remarkable spectrum in our community.. We are committed to creating a safe space for everyone. It is through diversity that we are made stronger, smarter, and more compassionate.

CAST BREAKDOWN

We are looking for 16 - 24 diverse and dynamic actor/singers for the following roles:

 

George

Act 1: George Seurat, a rather cold artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal life.  Act 2: Seurat's burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture searching for his purpose.  Strong tenor with good lower notes. 

 

Dot/Marie

Act 1: Dot, George's headstrong mistress and occasional model. Act 2: Marie, George's elderly wheelchair-bound grandmother who helps him connect to his artistry through her grammar book notes. Mezzo/belter 

 

Old Lady

Act 1: George's mother. A cranky and rather demanding fixture in the park. Act 2: Blair Daniels, an art critic. Alto/Mezzo

Nurse

Act 1: The Old Lady's attendant. Act 2: Harriet Pawling, a board member of the museum.  Mezzo/Soprano

 

Jules

Act 1: A rival artist. Callous, critical, and ultimately shallow. Act 2: Bob Greenberg, the museum director. Baritone

 

Yvonne

Act 1: Jules' pampered and snobby wife. Act 2: Naomi Eisen, eccentric composer. Mezzo/Soprano

Louise

Act 1: Jules and Yvonne's spoiled little girl. NOTE: WE ARE OPEN TO CASTING AN ADULT IN THIS ROLE.  Alto/belter

 

Boatman

Act 1: A surly blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly. Act 2: Charles Redmond, curator from Texas. Bass/baritone

Celeste #1

Act 1: A young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Always with Celeste #2. Act 2:  A waitress at the reception. Soprano

Celeste #2

Act 1: Another young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Always with Celeste #1 .Act 2: Elaine, George's ex-wife. Soprano/Mezzo

Franz

Act 1: Jules's German coachman and Freida's husband. Act 2: Dennis, George's technician. Tenor

Frieda

Act 1: Jules and Yvonne's cook and Franz's wife. Act 2: Betty, another artist, Maybe Alex's girlfriend. Alto/Mezzo

Soldier

Act 1: A French military man, polite and gentlemanly. Act 2: Alex, another artist, maybe Betty's boyfriend. Baritone/tenor

Louis

Act 1: A baker who Dot starts seeing to make George jealous. Act 2: Billy Webster, Harriet's "friend" .  Baritone/tenor

Mrs. 

Act 1: An obnoxious American tourist.  Act 2: Party guest. Soprano

Mr. 

Act 1: An obnoxious American tourist, Mrs's husband.  Act 2: Party guest. Baritone

Chorus (non-speaking roles) 

A woman with a baby carriage (sop), A boy bathing in the river (alto), A young man sitting on the beach (bari), A man lying on the bank (ten), Little girl (sop), Man with a bicycle (ten)

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI

www.mtishows.com