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freeFall 2018/19 Season Auditions – July 9th, 2018

freeFall Theatre

St. Petersburg, FL

Equity Performer Auditions

AEA SPT Tier 6 Contract $472/wk AEA minimum (pending approval)

Non-Union pay rate negotiable

Audition Requests:
Send an email to Susan Haldeman at auditions@freefalltheatre.com and indicate your preferred audition time, your union status (Equity, EMC, non-union), and your phone number and email address. If you do not have access to a computer, please call 727-498-5205 ext. 3 and ask for Susan Haldeman or leave a message with your preferred date and time. Appointments may be made Wednesday-Saturday from 12pm – 5pm EST beginning June 5th, 2018. Deadline for requesting an audition time is close of business on July 6th, 2018.

If you are out of town and absolutely cannot make it to any of our auditions, please submit electronically.  We, of course, would prefer to see you in person, but we also cast from submissions fairly frequently.  Please DO NOT send submissions to auditions@freefalltheatre.com.  Please sign up for an actor profile on our website here. You can upload video to your profile by going to the settings gear on your homepage once you have signed up.  From there you can upload your resume, headshots as well as video footage.  Please try to make a video specifically for freeFall Theatre so we know that you have researched our theatre and season.  We also attend the 2018 UPTA and FPTA auditions, and we plan to attend the 2019 auditions as well. Please visit their websites to learn more about these unified audition opportunities.

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freeFall Theatre encourages attendance by performers of all races and ethnicities.

THIS AUDITION IS A REQUIRED EQUITY PERFORMER CALL. ALL EQUITY ACTORS WILL BE SEEN (TIME PERMITTING). IF YOU DO NOT GET AN APPOINTMENT, PLEASE COME TO THE AUDITION AND WE WILL GET YOU IN DURING NO-SHOWS AND/OR EXTRA TIME.

ALL EMC AND NON-UNION ACTORS WILL NOT BE GIVEN AN APPOINTMENT AHEAD OF TIME. PLEASE ATTEND THE AUDITION, AND WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO FIT YOU IN THROUGHOUT THE DAY WHEN THERE ARE NO AEA PEOPLE WAITING (we intend to try to see everyone).

Preparation:

Prepare up two contrasting selections – a brief monologue and a 16-32 bar song selection (not to exceed 3 minutes total), OR 2 brief, contrasting monologues (not to exceed 3 minutes total). If singing, bring additional music in case we want to hear more from you. Performing material from the shows is acceptable. Please make your audition specific to our season. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided but may not transpose.

Seeking:
Transformational actors and actor/singers of all races and ethnicities for our 2018/19 season.

Season shows & dates:

The Fantasticks
Book and Lyrics by: Tom Jones
Music by: Harvey Schmidt
Artistic Director/Director: Eric Davis
Musical Director: Michael Raabe
Rehearses: August 28th – September 21st, 2018
Previews: September 21st & 22nd, 2018
Runs: September 22nd – October 21st, 2018 (6 shows per week) (possible extension through October 28th, 2018)

Breakdown:

El Gallo (Male, High Baritone, 35-55) ROLE IS CAST (only seeking possible replacements)

As the narrator of the piece, he is the liaison between the audience and the action onstage. He is warm, cordial, and inviting to the audience, yet with darker moments. His attitude toward the rest of the cast reveals a decidedly mysterious side. Above all he is grand and must command attention.

Matt (Male, Baritone, 18-26)

As a young lover, he is deeply in love, particularly with the idea of being in love. He lacks experience in the world so, while not stupid, he is nai ve and perhaps even foolish at times. His image of a young man in love is one of a gallant protector, meaning that he approaches some decisions with a falsified bravery that is little more than bravado. Would prefer people with puppeteering experience (but will train). Open to all ethnicities.

Luisa (Female, Legit Soprano, 18-26)

As a young lover, she is in love. She is in love with love, the idea of love, the idea of being in love and indeed everything remotely romantic. Her dreams are more fanciful than those of Matt. Because of her particular vision of romance, she deals with the world on a particularly naive level. Must sing up to a C and be able to sustain a B. Would prefer people with puppeteering experience (but will train). Open to all ethnicities.

Hucklebee and Bellomy (Open to all genders, Must play piano 35 -50)

Blustery and Boisterous. Duo and team. Strong comedic timing a must. Fathers/Mothers of Matt and Luisa. Always arguing and bickering, but secretly plotting together for the marriage of their children. SPECIFICALLY SEEKING ACTORS WHO PLAY PIANO – OPEN TO ALL GENDERS & ETHNICITIES

Henry and Mortimer (Males, Seeking a ventriloquist, 30-60)

Foolish comic actors who move the action while not seeming to contribute anything of substance. As performers their day has long past. Henry can play grand characters and recite Shakespeare, but with very little success these days. May be asked to speak in an English accent. Mortimer’s specialty is dying on stage in the manner of great adventures and melodramas. May be asked to speak in a cockney accent. Henry and Mortimer function as a unit and rarely appear apart from each other. They are entirely theatrical and theirs is the world of the stage. Open to all ethnicities

The Mute (Male or Female, age open)

The Mute serves many functions—setting props as characters need them, assisting El Gallo, and becoming the wall separating the families. While omnipresent the character must also have the ability to fade into the background. This is a functional character that sometimes interacts with the others. Open to all ethnicities.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told

By: John K. Alvarez, Michael Carleton, and James Fitzgerald Director: Eric Davis
Rehearses: November 13th – November 30th, 2018
Previews: November 30th & December 1st, 2018

Runs: December 1st – December 30th, 2018 (possible extension through January 6th, 2019)

Synopsis: Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. A madcap romp through the holiday season!

Breakdown:

JIM (will be actor’s name, can be played by a male or female, any ethnicity): The “straight man”. No nonsense, struggles to keep the other cast mates on task. Just wants to perform “A Christmas Carol” like they have rehearsed. *Characters played by Jim: Grinch, Hermy, Sugar Plum Fairy, Scrooge, Mr. Potter. OPEN TO ALL GENDERS & ETHNICITIES

JOHN (will be actor’s name, can be played by a male or female, any ethnicity): Childlike, full of wonder and amazement. Energetic lover of all things holiday. *Characters played by John: Gustav the Green-Nosed Reingoat, Della, Linus, Nutcracker, Clarence, George Bailey OPEN TO ALL GENDERS & ETHNICITIES

MICHAEL (will be actor’s name, can be played by a male or female, any ethnicity): An instigator and showman. Just there to have fun and to get under Jim’s skin. *Characters played by Michael: Mrs. Claus, Yukon Cornelius, Mouse King, Cratchit, Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future OPEN TO ALL GENDERS & ETHNICITIES ROLE IS CAST (only seeking possible replacements)

 

Perfect Arrangement

By Topher Payne

Director: Eric Davis
Rehearses: January 8th – January 25th, 2019 Previews: January 25th & 26th, 2019
Runs: January 26, 2019 – February 24th, 2019 (possible extension through March 3rd)

Synopsis: It’s the 1950s and the age of the Red Scare. The Martindales and the Baxters have manufactured a life as peppy as a sitcom, right down to the corny jokes and occasional product placement, but when a co-worker at the US State Department discovers their deepest secret, the worlds of “I Love Lucy” and Edward R. Murrow clash in hilarious, ironic, and genuinely moving ways. Long before Stonewall, nothing is as it seems in this New York Premiere previously staged to great acclaim in Washington and Atlanta.

Breakdown:

Bob Martindale: Male, 40-45 ROLE IS CAST (only seeking possible replacements)a WWII veteran, reserved; a solid man’s man; good-humored and well-mannered; sexy with an unexpected darkness; seeking a real leading man with star power.

Millie Martindale: Female, 20-39 ROLE IS CAST (only seeking possible replacements) Bob’s wife; plays “the pretty but ditzy/quirky wife” in public, but actually very quick-witted and observant; smart enough to maintain the act, and beautiful enough to sell it; has impeccable comic timing.

Jim Baxter: Male, 20-39 ROLE IS CAST (only seeking possible replacements) Norma’s husband; slightly younger than Norma; a prankster type, always ready with a comeback; a high school teacher with lots of energy; a little wired, good with a plan; ideally, has a short and/or compact build, think the funny sidekick.

Theodore Sunderson: Male, 50-59 ROLE HAS BEEN OFFERED (only seeking possible replacements) boss; bombastic, loud, filled with hot air, and a little overbearing; a windbag; a blowhard; great comic timing, but also needs to get serious and scary.

Norma Baxter: Female, 30-39 she’s a driven, career woman; the knowing, efficient, classy dame; a secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State; a smart woman who’s great with a wisecrack and level-headed in a bind; should play a few years older than her husband, Jim.

Kitty Sunderson: Female, 40-59 Ted’s wife; the oldest woman in the room, and also the most adolescent; legitimately ditzy; her brain seems to work on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the world; very sweet, very genuine, with a Mid-Western sensibility; just doesn’t quite “get it”; great comedienne.

Barbara Grant: Female, 40-55 formidable opponent; no-nonsense, beautiful, brilliant, and a little scary; sexual and sexy; a true tri-sexual; she’ll try anything once.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy

By Lynn Nottage

Director: Eric Davis
Rehearses: March 5th – March 22nd, 2019 Previews: March 22nd & 23rd, 2019
Runs: March 23rd, 2019 – April 14th, 2019 (possible extension through April 21st)

Synopsis: The story takes place in 1950 while America is recovering from the after effects of World War II, witnessing the start of the Cold War, and bracing itself for the Civil Rights movement. “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” is a memory play told through the eyes of Ernestine, a seventeen-year-old African-American female, whose family is dealing with their own realities of change. After the death of his wife, a man named Godfrey Crump finds religion and decides to move his family to Brooklyn, New York. Their new life begins with only Godfrey and his two daughters, Ernestine and Ermina. However, the three are quickly joined by Godfrey’s wife’s sister, Lily, who is a Communist; and Godfrey’s new wife, Gerte, a German woman he met on the subway. It truly is a time of change.

Breakdown:

Ernestine Crump- (F- 18 to early 20s to play 17) – African American. She is eldest daughter of Godfrey, a studious dreamer, maternal, intelligent, stubborn, mature, self-aware, thoughtful, determined, shy, honest, and the protagonist of the story.

Godfrey Crump- (M-mid 30’s- 50)- African American. He is the Father of Ernestine and Ermina Crump, stoic, hardworking, warm, tender, somber, faithful, neat, devoted, meticulous, hopeful, and forgiving.

Lily Ann Green- (F-mid 30’s- mid 40’s)- African American. Aunt, deceased mother’s sister. She is a non-conformist, drinker, liberated, intellectual, rebellious, savvy, loud, communist, passionate, smart, vivacious, bawdy, glamorous, sexually confident, genuinely loves her nieces. Actors who can sing a plus.

Ermina Crump- (F- 18 to early 20s to play 14-16) – African American. Younger sister of Ernestine, curious, self-assured, fierce yet fragile, humorous, rebellious, out-spoken, petulant, sexually curious.

Gerte Schulte- (F-late 20’s-40)- German immigrant and Godfrey’s new bride. Friendly, soft yet strong, no-nonsense, direct, understanding, patient, mature.

Buyer & Cellar

By Jonathan Tolins
Director: Eric Davis
Rehearses: April 23rd, 2019 – May 10th, 2019

Previews: May 10th & May 11th, 2019
Runs: May 11th, 2018 – June 9th, 2019 
(possible extension through June 16th)

Synopsis: Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.

Breakdown:

Alex More ROLE IS CAST (only seeking possible replacements) (25-35, male). An out-of-work actor desperate for a job and a new adventure. Gay, quick-witted, funny, optimistically sarcastic (not bitchy). Must be warm, engaging, funny and disarming. Much of the role is spent speaking to the audience. Actor also plays ALL roles in the play, including Barbra Streisand. It’s important to get the essence of each character across to the audience, rather than attempt a full-on impression. Must be fit, well trained vocally and have the stamina to perform non-stop for 90 minutes.

Under Fire (World Premiere Musical)

Book & Lyrics by Barry Harman

Music by Grant Sturiale

Director: Eric Davis

Musical Director: Michael Raabe

Rehearses: June 18th, 2019 – July 12th, 2019

Previews: July 12th & 13th

Runs: July 13th – August 4th, 2019

(possible extension through August 11th)

Based on the screenplay by Ron Shelton & Clayton Frohman

Breakdown:

8 Versatile singer/actors (some who play musical instruments well – please specify) Contemporary musical theatre sound.

Russell Price: Caucasian. 30’s, handsome, scruffy, a war photographer

Claire Strider: Latina. An Americanized reporter of Latin origin, 30’s, striking, bright.

Alex Grazier/Tacho: Alex Grazier (50’s) is a senior correspondent, former lover of Claire. Tacho is the President of El Mirador. Latino

Isela Cruz ROLE IS CAST (only seeking possible replacements): Latina. a beautiful, stylish local translator

Oates/Marcel Jazy: Caucasian. Oates is a cheerfully psychotic American mercenary soldier who is often high as a kite; Marcel Jazy is a spy

Holly Kittle/Miss Panama/Female Rebel/Comandante Cinco: Latina. Holly is an American PR flak to Tacho;Miss Panama is a paramour to Tacho and Marcel Jazy; Comandante Cinco is a rebel commander

Pedro/Prison Commandant: Pedro – Latino. A sweet, teenage, member of the rebellion

Father Tomas/Older Rebel/Regis: Latino. Father Tomas is a radical priest Regis is a reporter

All other roles will be played by the above actors as well.