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CAIN PARK/CITY OF CLEVELAND HEIGHTS & Theater Artistic Director Joanna May Cullinan announce
2020 CAIN PARK THEATER AUDITIONS on February 27, 28, 29 for TWO MUSICALS
at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd. (at Mayfield Road, 44118)
in the Senior Activity Center
Thursday, February 27 (by appointment): 6-11pm EQUITY*/NON-EQUITY
Friday, February 28 (by appointment): 6-10pm EQUITY*/NON-EQUITY
Saturday, February 29 (by appointment): 10am-6pm EQUITY*/NON-EQUITY
*Equity actors unable to attend auditions on February 27, 28 OR 29 but who would like to be considered for a role, should call 216-291-5796. Video audition submissions will be accepted until 5pm EST on February 26: email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 1: CALLBACKS (singing, reading from the script, and dancing)
Music and Lyrics by LAURENCE O’KEEFE and NELL BENJAMIN Book by HEATHER HACH
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer motion picture
PERFORMANCE DATES: June 11-28 in the Alma Theater
Directed by JOANNA MAY CULLINAN
Music Directed by JORDAN COOPER Choreographed by IMANI JACKSON
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Conceived and Directed on Broadway by JAMES LAPINE
PERFORMANCE DATES: August 6-16 in the Alma Theater
Directed by JOANNA MAY CULLINAN Music Directed by JORDAN COOPER
REQUIREMENTS FOR BOTH MUSICALS
♦ 18 & older
♦ MEMORIZE/PREPARE TWO 32-bar cuts in the style of the show(s) for which you’re auditioning:
If auditioning for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, at least one 32-bar cut must be a Sondheim song.
♦ 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.
LEGALLY BLONDE: Rehearsals begin May 11, running 12 performances June 11-28
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM: Rehearsals begin July 13, running 8 performances August 6-16
Rehearsals for both usually occur weekday evenings and day/evening hours on weekends (Thursday is day off). Performances of both musicals are in the Alma Theater and on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm.
CASTING NEEDS – ALL ROLES OPEN
Cain Park is committed to inclusive casting and creates a safe space for actors of color, actors with varying abilities, women, trans and gender non-conforming actors, and members of any other historically marginalized community. 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.
LEGALLY BLONDE CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Elle Woods - Female, 20s. Stereotyped by society as the quintessential “dumb blonde,” she follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality. Must be a true triple threat actor, singer, dancer. G5-Gb2 belt
Margot, Serena, Pilar - Elle’s 3 best sorority girlfriends, always ready to pop in and help Elle; must dance well, G#4-F5 belt
Emmett Forrest - Male, late 20s. A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly. A4-B2
Paulette - Female, 30s/40s. A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. A5-A3 belt
Professor Callahan - Male, 40s/50s. A pompous, sleezy and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful, but completely immoral. F#4-A2
Warner Huntington III - Male, 20s. A good-looking but shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle’s heart and heads off to Harvard Law. Ab4-Eb3
Vivienne Kensington - Female, 20s. A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner’s fiancee who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend. F5-A3 belt
Brooke Wyndam - Female, 20s/30s. An exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder. G5-A3 belt
Enid Hoops - Female, 20s. A strong, opinionated feminist law student at Harvard. Should have strong comedic timing. G3-G5 belt
Ensemble - Greek Chorus; Students; Delta Nu Members; Retail Employees; Parents; Professors
Bruiser - Small dog (under 12 lbs) who easily fits into a bag, can be carried in the bag for several scenes without causing disruption onstage. The dog should be comfortable around large groups of people and have a gentle disposition. Preferable if the dog is a chihuahua and can bark on cue. NOTE: Only Accepting Video and Photo submissions for DOGS
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Equity and non-Equity actor-singers
ETHNICALLY DIVERSE, exceptional, versatile singers who move well. A sense of humor and the ability to hold individual harmonies is mandatory.
The company is expected to be 8 versatile singer-actors who will play multiple roles and sing collectively a total of over 50 numbers from dozens of Sondheim shows, from the familiar to the obscure.
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