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AUDITIONS

A TALE OF TWO CITIES THE MUSICAL

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jill Santoriello

Two men in love with the same woman. Two cities swept up in revolution. One last chance for a man to redeem his wasted life and change the world. Based on Charles Dickens' masterpiece, A Tale of Two Cities is a musical that focuses on the love triangle between young beauty Lucie Manette, French aristocrat Charles Darnay and drunken English cynic Sydney Carton - all caught in the clutches of the bloody French Revolution.

Auditions by appointment will take place at

Studio 797 at 797 Eighth Avenue, NYC

February 15, 6-10 PM
February 22, 6-10 PM

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song. We will consider actors of all genders and ages for these roles.

NOTE: Due to the cancellation of our Feb. 14th audition date because of inclement weather, we will exceptionally accept 

pre-taped video auditions until February 21st.  Please send your CV, resume, and audition video to vlog@vlog.org

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Callbacks by invitation
February 26th & 27th from 6:30 - 10:30

Location TBD

Rehearsals start March 11th.

You must be available for evening rehearsals starting March 11th.

Most commonly happening on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.

Performances May 17-19

Theatre at St. Jean's, 150 E 76th Street, New York, NY

 

CONTENT NOTE: A Tale of Two Cities includes depictions and discussions of death, violence, and sexual assault. Please reach out to vlog@vlog.org to request a copy of the script for perusal.

CHARACTERS:

 

Sydney Carton - An English lawyer. His outward ne’er-do-well persona hides a deep capacity for good and desire to love and be loved.

Charles Darnay - A Frenchman with a heart of gold and a secret past as a nobleman and heir to the Evermonde family.

Lucie Manette - A young woman, born in France, raised in England. Driven by a strong urge to do what is right and humane, she leads others to do the same. The strong moral compass of the show.

Dr. Alexander Manette - A French doctor recovering from 17 years of unjust imprisonment in the Bastille. Missing parts of his memory. Leads with forgiveness in spite of his mistreatment. Father to Lucie.

Madame Therese DeFarge - A French revolutionary, passionately dedicated to the cause. Her vision of justice is indistinguishable from revenge.

Ernest DeFarge  - A French wine seller and Dr. Manette’s former servant. A budding revolutionary.

Mr. Jarvis Lorry - An at times prickly English banker who adopts the Manettes as a surrogate family

Miss Pross - A no-nonsense Englishwoman. Lucie Manette’s friend and former nanny.

John Bassard - Turncoat English con-man and spy. In the pay of the Marquis.

Jerry Cruncher - English odd-job man for Mr. Lorry. Moonlights as a graverobber.

Young Lucie Manette/Little Lucie - Initially plays a younger version of Lucie Manette. Later plays Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette’s daughter. (Note: this role is to be played by a child)


The ensemble play the people of both Paris and London, taking on many parts including the following featured roles:

Gaspard - French peasant whose child is run down by the Marquis St. Evremonde.
Little Gaspard - Gaspard’s little boy, killed by the carriage of the Marquis. (Note: this role is to be played by a child)
Marquis St. Evermonde - Predatory, immoral French aristocrat. Uncle to Charles Darnay.
Gabelle - Servant to the Marquis. Friend to Darnay. 

Stryver - Blustering senior barrister; Carton’s employer
Attorney General - Smug showman prosecutor in cahoots with Barsad against Darnay.
Cronies - Jerry Cruncher’s shovel wielding fellow graverobbers

Young Man - Young peasant mortally wounded by the Marquis while defending his sisters.

Seamstress - Timid, young woman unjustly condemned to die on the guillotine. 

The Jacques - French peasants working toward revolution.

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