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CAIN PARK/CITY OF CLEVELAND HEIGHTS & Theater Artistic Director Joanna May Cullinan announce
2019 CAIN PARK THEATER AUDITIONS on February 22-24
at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd. (at Mayfield Road, 44118)
in the Senior Center
Book by TERRENCE McNALLY Music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY Lyrics by LYNN AHRENS
Based on the novel "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow
PERFORMANCE DATES: June 13-30 in the Alma Theater
Directed by JOANNA MAY CULLINAN
Music Directed by JORDAN COOPER Choreographed by IMANI JACKSON
Friday, February 22 (by appointment): 6-11pm EQUITY*/NON-EQUITY
Saturday, February 23 (by appointment): 12 noon-8pm EQUITY*/NON-EQUITY
*Equity actors unable to attend auditions on February 22 or 23 but who would like to be considered for a role, should call 216-291-5796.
Sunday, February 24:
12-6pm CALLBACKS (singing, reading from the script, and dancing)
♦ ALL AGES
♦ ADULTS: MEMORIZE/PREPARE TWO 32-bar cuts in the style of the show. 18 & under: MEMORIZE/PREPARE ONE 32-bar cut in the style of the show.
♦ BRING SHEET MUSIC IN THE PROPER KEY (accompanist will be provided). NO TAPED MUSIC
♦ BRING CURRENT HEADSHOT & RESUME which will be retained by Cain Park
♦ CHECK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ANY REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS BEFORE AUDITIONING
Rehearsals begin May 13 and usually occur weekday evenings and day/evening hours on weekends (Thursday is day off). RAGTIME will run 12 performances, June 13-30, in the Alma Theater: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm.
CASTING NEEDS – ALL ROLES OPEN
Casting will be multicultural and non-traditional. Actors will be cast solely on the basis of talent, except in cases where age, race or physical ability are essential to a role.
There are AEA contracts available as well as EMC (Equity Membership Candidate) points. Non-Equity actors appearing will be paid a modest stipend. Non-Equity actors in the production also may be eligible for college credit. Call 216-291-5796 for details.
Mother: Caucasian woman, 30-40. The consummate wife and mother. A kind woman with incredible moral fiber. Refined, intelligent, and graceful. She is accepting of others. F#5-G3
Coalhouse Walker Jr.: African American man, 25-35. A proud and talented pianist. He is sophisticated with a romantic demeanor and gentle heart though an intimidating build. A4-G2
Tateh: Latvian-American man, 35-45. The haggard artist and father. He wears the trials and tribulations of his past on his sleeve but remains optimistic. Full of genuine drive and heart. F#4-Bb2
Sarah: African American woman, 20-25. Washwoman. Sarah is beautiful and filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit. After much resistance, falls deeply in love with Coalhouse. F#5-G#3
Father: Caucasian man, 30-45. Mother's professionally successful husband. Fancying himself an amateur explorer, he is commanding and attractive. Enjoys being the family breadwinner. F4-A2
Mother's Younger Brother: Caucasian man, 20-25. With his wiry frame and obsessive personality, he is an erratic soul. Influenced greatly by Goldman's teachings. F#4-B2
Grandfather: Caucasian man, 60-70. Mother's very conservative father. He is a retired professor and easily irritated by nearly everything.
Booker T. Washington: African American man, 45-55. Incredibly intelligent social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman with no patience for Black Americans leading less than exemplary lives. Eb4-D3
Emma Goldman: Russian-American woman, 35-45. Social activist with an unapologetically demanding presence, she is a leader and powerful woman. D5-B3
Harry Houdini: Hungarian-American man, 25-35. The famous magician. With dark features and notable physical ability, he stands as a symbol of the "American Dream." G4-E3
Evelyn Nesbit: Caucasian woman, 18-21. Beautiful vaudeville performer. Thrust into the limelight after the high profile murder of her lover, the entire world is her stage. D5-B3
Little Boy: Caucasian boy, 8-12. Mother and Father's son. He is openhearted and curious with inexplicable clairvoyance. Never passes judgement on others. D5-E4
Little Girl: Latvian-American girl, 7-10. Tateh's daughter. A confused and vulnerable child in a brand new home, she is guarded and shy. Loves her father very much. Bb4-C4
Coalhouse Walker III: African American boy, 2-5. Coalhouse and Sarah's son. Appears briefly at the end of the show. No speaking or singing required. Minimal rehearsals.
Ensemble: Baseball Fans, Coalhouse Supporters, Firemen, Harlem Citizens, Immigrants to America, New Rochelle Citizens, Reporters, Vacationers