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Le Petit Theatre is seeking Equity and non-Equity actors for its upcoming productions of Michael Frayn’s NOISES OFF, running October 2019, and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell’s SOMETHING ROTTEN!, running January—February 2020.
Time and Location: Auditions for both productions will be held on July 13, 2019, from 10-5pm, at Le Petit Theatre, 616 St. Peter St., New Orleans. Principal callbacks for both productions and a dance call for SOMETHING ROTTEN! will be held on July 20, 2019.
Audition Information: Sides will be distributed via email in advance of the scheduled auditions. If you are auditioning for SOMETHING ROTTEN!, please also prepare 16-32 bars from a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. All performers should bring 2 copies of headshots and resumes, stapled.
In Attendance: Maxwell Williams (Artistic Director), Michael McKelvey (Director- Something Rotten), Jaune Bisson (Choreographer- Something Rotten).
To Schedule an Appointment: CLICK HERE to sign up online, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition slots from 10:00AM - 11:00AM will be reserved exclusively for AEA members. AEA walk-ins will be guaranteed an audition slot. Non-AEA walk-ins will be seen as time permits.
PLEASE NOTE: Auditions for the remaining productions in LPT’s 2019—2020 Season- August Wilson’s THE PIANO LESSON, ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, and A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, as well as Youth Company auditions for A CHRISTMAS CAROL, will be held in late summer—early fall 2019. Specific audition dates and details for those productions will be forthcoming.
Contract: AEA SPT 2 Transitional. There is also pay for non-AEA performers.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates: NOISES OFF—1st rehearsal 8/27/2019, performs 10/4—10/20/2019 (possible extension to 10/27) SOMETHING ROTTEN!—1st rehearsal 12/03/2019, performs 1/17—2/2/2020 (possible extension to 2/9/2020)
For NOISES OFF:
- Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett- (40s-50s+) British. Theater actress. Overwhelmed at times, she struggles to remember blocking, props, and lines. Cares deeply for her castmates, but can be spiteful when spurned. Having in an affair with her significantly younger castmate, Garry. In Nothing On, she plays Mrs. Clackett, the Brent’s Cockney housekeeper. Earnest and hospitable, if a little slow in fulfilling her duties. All Ethnicities.
- Brooke Ashton/Vicki- (18-30) British. Young, idealistic, inexperienced. Very attractive, but maybe not such a great actress. A bit ditzy. Blind without her contacts. Having an affair with Lloyd Dallas, the director. In Nothing On, Brooke plays Vicki, an Englishwoman who secretly works for the tax authority, and is trying to woo Roger. All Ethnicities.
- Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent- (30s/40s) British. Talented, veteran actress. Charming, reliable, positive. Knows all the gossip. In Nothing On, Belinda plays Flavia, an Englishwoman, who secretly tries to use the house in the play for a romantic getaway with her husband, Philip. All Ethnicities.
- Poppy Norton-Taylor- (18-30) British. The assistant stage manager of Nothing On. Hard-working. Invested in the production. Overworked to the point of exhaustion. Secretly having an affair with Lloyd Dallas, the director. Understudying Brooke and filling in wherever she needs to. All Ethnicities.
- Lloyd Dallas- (40-50s+) British. The director of Nothing On. Passionate, smooth, suave, charming, sarcastic. Perhaps a bit snooty at times. Has a temper that he works to keep in check during rehearsals. Secretly having an affair both Brooke and Poppy. All Ethnicities.
- Garry Lejeune/Roger Tramplemain- (30s/40s) British. Professional. Easily excited. Tries to keep the show going. Prone to jealousy. Expresses himself vaguely, and rarely finishes his sentences. Having an affair with Dotty. In Nothing On, he plays Roger Tramplemain, an English real estate agent who is attempting to rent the house to a Sheikh as well as use it as a place to secretly cavort with Vicki. All Ethnicities.
- Frederick Fellowes/Philip Brent/Sheikh- (30s/40s) British. Sweet, neurotic, a little bumbling. Sometimes oblivious. Always has questions about blocking or motivation. Faints at the sight of blood. Often gets nosebleeds. Often doubts himself. His wife left him during the rehearsal process. In Nothing On, he plays both Philip Brent and the Sheikh. Philip Brent is English and owns the house in which the play takes place, but is living in Spain to avoid taxes. The Sheikh is a wealthy man of Middle Eastern descent, who is interested in renting the house. All Ethnicities.
- Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar- (70s) British. An aging, veteran actor. Forgetful. Often falls asleep. Alcoholic. Has a reputation for drinking on the job. Selectively hard-of-hearing. In Nothing On, he plays the Burglar, who is Cockney, and breaks into the Brent household. All Ethnicities.
- Tim Allgood- (20-30) British. The production’s stage and company manager. Exhausted. Over-worked. Sleep-deprived. Understudies Selsdon and Frederick in Nothing On. Earnest. Frantic. Nervous. All Ethnicities.
For SOMETHING ROTTEN!:
- Nick Bottom- (30s-40s) A struggling writer and head of a theater troupe. Nigel's older brother. He holds a jealous grudge against Shakespeare. Seeking a great comedic actor with who sings and dances very well. Tenor, Baritone. All Ethnicities.
- Nigel Bottom- (30s) Nick's younger brother and partner in writing and running the troupe. Sweet and a little awkward. In love with Portia. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings very well. Tenor. All Ethnicities.
- Lord Clapham/ Master of the Justice- (45+) Patron of the theatre. Flamboyant and extremely posh. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings well. All Ethnicities.
- Minstrel- (20s-40s) Welcomes the audience and sets the scene for each act. Charismatic and highly energetic. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings and dances very well. Tenor. All Ethnicities.
- William Shakespeare- (30s-40s) Over-the-top and cocky. A true rock star of his time. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings and dances very well. Tenor. All Ethnicities.
- Thomas Nostradamus- (40s-60s) A soothsayer. Predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings and dances very well. Tenor, Baritone. All Ethnicities.
- Brother Jerimiah- (40s-50s) A Puritan; the father of Portia; he despises Nick and Nigel. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings very well. Tenor, Baritone. All Ethnicities.
- Shylock- (45+) Nick and Nigel are in debt to him, and he becomes an investor in their musical. Seeking a great comedic actor who sings well. Baritone. All Ethnicities.
- Bea- (30s-40s) Nigel's wife. Loves Nigel despite his past lack of success. Dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. Seeking a great comedic actress who sings very well. All Ethnicities.
- Portia- (20s-30s) A beautiful puritan that Nick meets on the street. Has golden hair and loves poetry. Seeking a great comedic actress who sings very well. All Ethnicities.
- Ensemble- (20s-60s) Strong singer/dancers who can tap very well. Must be comedic and inventive. Will portray various character parts throughout the show. All Ethnicities.
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