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MAMMA MIA!


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Kurt Stamm

PRODUCER: Ellen Engle

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Kurt Stamm

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Jamie Reed

COMPOSERS: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus

LYRICISTS: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus

BOOK: Catherine Johnson

CASTING DIRECTOR: Nicholas Petrovich

AUDITION DATES: week of 2.12.18

CALLBACK DATES: week of 2.12.18

FIRST REHEARSAL: 5.30.18

OPENING: 6.22.18

CLOSING: 7.15.18


SEEKING


DONNA (40s) – Female, any ethnicity. The former lead singer of the group “Donna and The Dynamos” who now owns a resort in Greece. She is also mother to Sophie. An attractive, outgoing free spirit with some vulnerability. Mezzo-soprano with a strong pop/rock voice. Must be able to move well.


TANYA (40s) Female, any ethnicity. Former singer in the group “Donna and The Dynamos” and close friend to Donna and Rosie. Sophisticated, witty, and flirtatious with a great sense of humor. Mezzo-soprano with a strong pop/rock voice. Must be able to move well.

ROSIE (40s) Female, any ethnicity. Former singer in the group “Donna and The Dynamos” and close friend to Donna and Tanya. Comedic and quirky but sometimes shy. Alto with a strong pop/rock voice. Must be able to move well.

SOPHIE (20s) Female, any ethnicity. Donna’s beautiful daugther who’s determined to find her father before her wedding day. She isn’t afraid to step outside of her comfort zone and live life on the edge. Soprano with a strong pop/rock voice. Must be able to move well. Playing guitar a plus.

SAM (40s-50s) Male, any ethnicity. A successful architect who’s both handsome and charming. Also, possible father to Sophie. Strong actor with baritone voice. Must be able to move well.

HARRY (40s - 50s) Male, any ethnicity. A wealthy, British financier and who’s reconnecting with his free spirited past. Also, possible father to Sophie. Must be able to do a believable English accent. Strong actor with bari-tenor voice. Must be able to move well. Playing guitar a plus.

BILL (40s - 50s) Male, any ethnicity. A travel documenter/author who’s always ready for an adventure. Also, possible father to Sophie. Large and imposing in stature. Strong actor with Baritone voice. Must be able to move well. Ability to do a believable Australian accent a plus.

SKY (20s) Male, any ethnicity. Handsome and charming with an athletic build. He’s left his professional life behind in order to marry Sophie and help Donna run her resort. Bari-tenor with pop/rock voice. Must be able to move well.

LISA / ENSEMBLE (20s) Female, any ethnicity. Sophie’s best friend and bridesmaid. Sweet, eccentric, and energetic. Mezzo-soprano with pop/rock voice. Must dance. Will also be part of the ensemble.


ALI / ENSEMBLE (20s) Female, any ethnicity. Sophie’s other best friend and bridesmaid. Also sweet, eccentric, and energetic. Mezzo-soprano with pop/rock voice. Must dance. Will also be part of the ensemble.


PEPPER / ENSEMBLE (20s) Male, any ethnicity. Sky’s friend who works at Donna’s resort. Handsome with an athletic build. Bari-Tenor with pop/rock voice. Must dance. Acrobatic skills a plus. Will also be part of the ensemble.

EDDIE / ENSEMBLE (20s) Male, any ethnicity. Another friend of Sky’s who works at Donna’s resort. Handsome with an athletic build. Bari-Tenor with pop/rock voice. Must dance. Acrobatic skills a plus. Will also be part of the ensemble.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE (20s) Any ethnicity. Excellent dancers with great pop/rock voices. Acrobatics skills a plus.


MALE ENSEMBLE (20s) Any ethnicity. Excellent dancers with great pop/rock voices. Acrobatics skills a plus.


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ONCE THE MUSICAL


Winner of 8 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Once is a truly original theatrical experience.  Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes an interest in his haunting love songs.  As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights…but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper than your ever-day romance.  Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, Once draws you in from the very first note and never lets you go. ALL ARTISTS MUST PLAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE SHOW.


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Kurt Stamm

PRODUCER: Ellen Engle

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER: Kurt Stamm

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Chris Blisset

COMPOSERS: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

LYRICISTS: Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

BOOK: Enda Walsh

CASTING DIRECTOR: Nicholas Petrovich

AUDITION DATES: week of 2.12.18

CALLBACK DATES: week of 2.12.18

FIRST REHEARSAL: 7.31.18

OPENING: 8.17.18

CLOSING: 9.02.18


SEEKING


Guy (mid 20s – early 30s) Male, Irish. A struggling musician who works with his father in a vacuum repair shop. He is brooding but charismatic with extreme appeal. Bari-Tenor with a rock/folk voice. Must be able to do a believable Irish accent. Must play guitar.


Girl (mid 20s – early 30s) Female, Czech. Direct, intelligent, and witty with a no-nonsense attitude. Doesn't want sympathy from others. Mezzo-soprano with a rock/folk voice. Must be able to speak dialogue with believable Czech accent. Must play the piano.


Reza (mid 20s – early 30s) Female, Czech. Sexy, funny, and smart with a larger than life attitude. Soprano with a rock/folk voice. Must be able to speak dialogue with believable Czech accent. Must play violin/fiddle.


Eamon (Late 20s –  40s) Male, Irish. Music manager at the studio where Guy and Girl record their album. A tough nut to crack. Baritone with rock/folk voice. Must be able to do a believable Irish accent. Must play guitar and piano. Melodica and harmonica a plus. 


Da (50s- 60s) Male, Irish. Guy's father who runs a vacuum repair shop. A man of few words but caring and warm. Baritone with rock/folk voice. Must be able to do a believable Irish accent. Must play mandolin. Guitar and ukulele a plus.


Baruska (50s – 60s) Female, Czech. Girl’s mother. A caring woman with few inhibitions. Alto with rock/folk voice. Must be able to speak dialogue with believable Czech accent. Must play the accordion and piano. Tambourine and melodica a plus. 


Bank Manager (mid 30s – mid 40s) Male, Irish. Prim and proper bank businessman with a secret passion for music. Tenor with a rock/folk voice. Must be able to do a believable Irish (Cork) accent. Must play guitar and cello.


Andrej (20s – early 30s) Male, Czech. An employee at a fast food chain with big dreams. Earnest and kind with a gangly, slight stature. Baritone with a rock/folk voice. Must be able to speak dialogue with believable Czech accent. Must play guitar and bass guitar. Electric bass, ukelele, tambourine a plus. 


Svejc (mid 20s – late 30s) Male, Czech. An eccentric guy who spends most of his time watching television and drinking coffee. Baritone with a rock/folk voice. Must be able to speak dialogue with believable Czech accent. Must play guitar and drums. Banjo & mandolin a plus.


Ex-Girlfriend (mid 20s – early 30s) Female, Irish. Guy's ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Sensual & charismatic. Mezzo-soprano with a rock folk voice. Must be able to do a believable Irish accent. Must play violin.


Emcee (mid 20s – 40s) Male, Irish. A good-natured ball buster who works at the local bar. Baritone with a rock/folk voice. Must be able to do a believable Irish accent. Must play guitar and piano.


Billy (30s – 40s) Male, Irish. Owner of the music store where Girl plays piano. Large, loud, and funny but also protective. Baritone with a rock/folk voice. Must be able to do a believable Irish accent. Must play guitar.


Ivanka (6-10) Female, Czech. Girl’s daughter. Has a sweet-natured temperament. Must be comfortable performing on stage and singing.