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MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL–  Mason Street Warehouse

Theatre / Modified SPT Tier 8 Contract, $550 minimum (All contracts negotiable)


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Kurt Stamm

PRODUCER: Ellen Engle

DIRECTOR: Kurt Stamm

BOOK: Joe DiPietro

COMPOSER: David Bryan

LYRICIST: Joe DiPietro and David Bryan

CHOREOGRAPHER: Kurt Stamm

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Jamie Reed

CASTING DIRECTOR: Nick Petrovich

FIRST REHEARSAL: June 6, 2017

OPENING: June 23, 2017

CLOSING: July 9, 2017


SEEKING: principals

               

Huey Calhoun: Male (20-35) Caucasian. A frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero who talks his way into DJing at the local, white radio station. He ignores race barriers and falls in love with Felicia, an African American singer, which causes a whole slew of problems for him in 1950’s Memphis. A rock tenor with a great pop/rock/R&B sound.


Felicia Farrell: Female (20-35) African American. Beautiful & wide-eyed. A fiercely gifted singer. She follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, a white DJ, despite knowing the consequences. High pop/rock/R&B belt.


Delray: Male (30-40) African American. Felicia's older brother. He owns the club on Beale Street where she sings. Realistic, cautious & protective. He is aware of the prejudice in Memphis and world beyond. Bari-tenor with great pop/rock/R&B voice.


Gator: Male (20-35) African American. The bartender at Delray's club. He’s hasn’t spoken since he was five, when he saw his father being killed. As the story progresses, Gator finds his voice again. Must be an excellent actor/singer with a great R&B sound. A tenor. Comedic timing a plus.


Bobby: Male (30-40) African American. A janitor at Mr. Simmons' radio station. Full of personality and heart. A tenor with a great gospel sound. Must dance. Comedic timing a plus.


Gladys Calhoun: Female (45-60) Caucasian. Huey's stern, traditional mother who’s worked her entire life to support her son. Southern. A strong singer with high alto belt/mix. Must be an excellent actress with comedic chops.


Mr. Simmons: Male (45-60) Caucasian. The conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start. A commanding businessman. Southern. Must be an excellent actor with a Baritone voice.




ENSEMBLE ROLLS


Mr. Collins / Gordan Grant / Others: Male (35-50) Caucasian. A versatile actor/singer who moves well.


Main Street Singer (Various Roles): Female (30-45) Caucasian. A versatile actor/singer who moves well.


Main Street Male Dancers: Male & Female (20s) Caucasian. Excellent dancers with great pop/rock voices. Male dancers should be tenors/Bari-tenors. Comic ability and tumbling a plus.  Female dancers should be high belters. Double Dutch jump rope skills a plus.


Beale Street Dancers: Male & Female (20s) African American. Excellent dancers with great R&B/rock voices. Male dancers should be tenors/baritones. Female dancers should be high belters. Double Dutch jump rope skills a plus. Partnering, tumbling & comic skills a plus for all.





FULLY COMMITTED – Mason Street Warehouse

Theatre / Modified SPT Tier 8 Contract, $550 minimum (All contracts negotiable)


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Kurt Stamm

PRODUCER: Ellen Engle

DIRECTOR: David Alpert

BOOK: Becky Mode

CASTING DIRECTOR: Nick Petrovich

FIRST REHEARSAL: July 4, 2017

OPENING: July 21, 2017

CLOSING: August 6, 2017


SEEKING:


Actor: Male, 25-35. A versatile, comedic actor of any ethnicity. Must play 40 different characters while juggling the intense action of this play.



IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU – Mason Street Warehouse

Theatre / Modified SPT Tier 8 Contract, $550 minimum (All contracts negotiable)


ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: Kurt Stamm

PRODUCER: Ellen Engle

DIRECTOR: Kurt Stamm

BOOK: Brian Hargrove

COMPOSER: Barbara Anelsmi

LYRICIST: Brian Hargrove

CHOREOGRAPHER: Kurt Stamm

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Jamie Reed

CASTING DIRECTOR: Nick Petrovich

FIRST REHEARSAL:  August 1, 2017

OPENING: August 18, 2017

CLOSING: September 3, 2017


SEEKING: a cast of 13 principles, 7 men, 6 women


Jennie Steinberg: female (30-35) The co-maid of honor & bride’s older sister who is planning the entire wedding. She is full figured. Must be an excellent actress/singer with great comic timing & a high mix/belt. Originally played by Lisa Howard. 


Judy Steinberg: female (50-60) – Mother of the bride. Your typical Jewish mother.  Must have great comic timing and be able to sing. Alto/low belt. Originally played by Tyne Daily. 


Murray Steinberg: male (50-60) – Father of the bride.  A good Jewish man who allows his wife to call the shots.  Must have great comic timing and be able to sing. Baritone.


Rebecca Steinberg: female (23-30) – The Bride. Very beautiful & very nervous.  She’s keeping a big secret!  Must have excellent comic timing and be able to sing extremely well. High belt.


Georgette Howard: female (50-60) – Mother of the groom. A Christian who loves her gin anytime of the day.  Must have excellent comic timing and be able to sing. Alto/low belt. Originally played by Harriett Harris. 


George Howard: male (50-60) – Father of the groom.  A buttoned up businessman who’s never been much for feelings.  If it looks good on paper, then it must work. Must be able to move well. Soft shoe skills a plus. Baritone.


Brian Howard: male (23-30) – The groom.  Energetic & handsome. He’s keeping a big secret! Must have great comic timing and sing extremely well. Must also be able to move. Soft shoe skills a plus.  Tenor.


Marty Kaufman: male (25-35) – The Bride’s ex-boyfriend who’s hoping to stop the wedding.  A nice Jewish boy that any mother would be proud to have their daughter marry. Tenor.


Annie Shepard: female (23-30) – The co-maid of honor and secret girlfriend of the bride.  African American.  Must be an excellent comedic actress and singer with a high belt.


Greg Maddison: male (23-30) – The handsome best man and secret boyfriend of the groom. Must have excellent comic timing and sing extremely well. A pop/rock tenor.


Albert: male (40-55) – The wedding planner.  Slightly psychic & flamboyant but always cheerful & upbeat. A true professional. Baritone.


Walt/Uncle Morty: male (40-55) –Walt is the waiter/bartender at the hotel where the wedding is taking place. Uncle Morty is an older, Jewish uncle who is hard of hearing.  Actor must be able to play both roles. Baritone.


Mimsy/Aunt Sheila: female (35-55) – Mimsy is part of the hotel support staff.  Aunt Sheila is a man-eating, booze hound floozy with loose lips and big hair. She’s most likely from New Jersey. Must be able to play both roles. Alto/low belt