Musical Theatre West 2018-2019 Season - Long Beach EPA/ECC Singers (07.25.18)

Musical Theatre West 2018-2019 Season - Long Beach EPA/ECC Singers (07.25.18)

CATEGORY: Performer

Musical Theatre West
Long Beach, CA

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Minimum - $764/wk

See breakdown

First Non-Equity Rehearsal: Varies by show (3 weeks prior to opening)
First AEA Rehearsal: Varies by Show (2 weeks prior to opening)
Opening: BRIGHT STAR Oct 19, 2018, ELF - Nov 30, 2018, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Mar 29, 2019
Closing: BRIGHT STAR - Nov 4, 2018, ELF - Dec 9, 2018, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Apr 14, 2019

No stage management positions available. EPA for THE LITTLE MERMAID and OLIVER will be held at a later date.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Performers for BRIGHT STAR, ELF, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. See breakdown.


Paul Garman: Executive Director/Producer
Peggy Hickey: Director/Choreographer
Associate Director/Choreographer: Bill Burns
Dennis Castellano: Musical Director

Note: All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. All roles are open

Santa Claus - has a lot on his plate during the Christmas season & it is starting to show. Annoyed with the elves, tired of lying to Buddy & sad that people seem to be losing their Christmas spirit. He is stil the same jolly old St. Nick underneath it all, but the job is getting to him. This is a great role for a character performer who can play an older (& somewhat cranky) man while trying hard to keep his holiday spirit. Must move well. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Buddy - is the perfect elf! He's good-natured, means well & happy all the time, but he is not an elf, he's an adult human. Role is for a young man, excellent actor & good singer with energetic earnestness & comedic timing. Buddy is preferably taller than the other elves. Must have strong movement skills & be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing a plus. Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Walter Hobbs - Buddy's real father, focused on keeping his job and is not making time for his family. Stern & unemotional at times, but learns to recommit to family. Need great actor with strong, authoritative presence, but should also show softer side. Strong mover and tap skills a plus. Vocal range top: E5 Vocal range bottom B3
Deb - Walter's secretary, keeps her boss & the whole office happy. Positive attitude with everyone. Need solid actress with pleasant demeanor, yet efficient work ethic. Strong character singer with an excellent belt. Must move well

Emily Hobbs - Walter's devoted wife who would prefer her husband to spend more time at home. Problem solver and an excellent mother who does all she can to provide a positive family dynamic. Need excellent actress & singer who effertlessly conveys a sense of maturity & warmth. Must have a strong belt up to a C. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Michael Hobbs - smarter than average 12 year old son of Walter & Emily. Does all he can to make sure Buddy becomes a permanent part of the family. Looking for a solid young actor & singer with an unchanged voice up to an E. Must move well, tap dance skills a bonus. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Jovie - Works as a Macy's store elf, but doesn't exude the Christmas spirit. Cynical, a bit touch around the edges & now the target of Buddy's complete adoration. Must have an amazing singing voice with a strong belt up to a D flat and great acting chops. Must have strong movement skills & be able to rollerblade. Tap dancing a plus. Vocal range top: Db5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Mr. Greenway - One of the crankiest businessmen around. He is the big boss with a commanding presence to tackle this acting role.

Ensemble - includes: elves, New Yorkers, comforting New Yorkers, Macy's empoyees, office staff, children & parents. The elves are Santa's special helpers who love their job making toys to meet their Christmas Eve deadline. Looking for strong technical dancer/singers & singer/danceers . Must also tap. Must be comfortable performing an entire sequence on their knees. Both male and female.

Paul Garman: Executive Director /Producer
Richard Gatter: Director/Choreographer
Dennis Castellano: Musical Director

Alice Murphy - Female, early 30s - 40, to play Alice at age 38: an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional--but with an air of melancholy. The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16: rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous--looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles. Vocal range: Very strong singer with a wide vocal range.

Billy Cane Lead Male 21-24 Male, early 20s, a soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naïve. Seeking strong actor who is also a strong, athletic dancer, able to partner and lead a production number. Vocal range: Bright, natural Bari-Tenor.

Jimmy Ray Dobb Male 30-35 Male, 30 - 35. The same actor will play Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks: Mayor Dobbs' son and young Alice's beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40. Vocal range: Very strong singer in a pop-folk style. Bari-Tenor.

Mayor Josiah Dobbs Male 54-56 Male, mid 50s – mid 60s. The Mayor of Zebulon; he’s a political and financial powerbroker - distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son's future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty. Vocal range: Bass-Baritone.

Margo Crawford Female 21-24 Female, early 20s. A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy's who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect. Vocal range: A sweet, warm folk voice.

Daryl Ames Male 24-46 Male, mid 20s - 40. Precise, exacting, specific and effete. Dry and witty, with great comic timing. Vocal range: Open.

Lucy Grant Female 21-24 Female, early 20s – 30. Strong actress with great comedic timing, who is a dynamic and sexy dancer. She has to have complete ease with dancing and partnering. Leads a production number. Vocal range: Strong belt.

Daddy Murphy Male 54-56 Male, mid 50s – mid 60s. Alice's father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer. Vocal range: Open.

Mama Murphy Female 50-50 Female, 50 – mid 60s. Warm and strong, the center of her family. A fierce protector of her daughter, who she knows is deeply gifted, but a handful. Vocal range: Open.

Daddy Cane Male 60-60 Male, 60 – 65. A warm, loving country man. Loves to read. Has kept a secret for many years for all the wrong reasons. Vocal range: Open. Male

Ensemble Male 20-20 Male, a variety of ages 20 – 60, who all move very well. Everyone moves scenery, is quite active throughout the entire show, and needs to be game to "move." Everyone either "moves" or dances. 3 of the men need to dance well, as they have tracks where expressive and athletic movement is needed. 2 of them do extensive partnering. Vocal range: Open.

Female Ensemble Female 20-20 Female, a variety of ages 20 – 60, who all move very well. Everyone moves scenery, is quite active throughout the entire show, and needs to be game to "move." Everyone either "moves" or dances. 2 of the women dance quite a bit, and need to be extremely graceful. 1 does beautiful turns. 2 of them do extensive partnering. Dance technique needed. Vocal range: Open. In a Bluegrass, Folk-Pop Style. Note: the Singing Style is Natural Cast

Paul Garman: Executive Director/Producer
Larry Raben: Director
Peggy Hickey: Choreographer
Dennis Castellano: Musical Director

Frank Abagnale, Jr. - Our story's conniving protagonist, he is a handsome and youthful con artist. Grew up learning to disappear into another skin to avoid his problems. He eventually falls in love with Brenda and desperately tries to change his ways. Gender: Male. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: G2

Carl Hanratty - An FBI agent leading the investigation and search for Frank Jr. A knowledgeable and habitual workaholic who idolizes the moment he catches his perp. Lives a private life of loneliness and depression. Gender: Male. Age: 35 to 45. Vocal range top: G4. Vocal range bottom: G2

Frank Abagnale, Sr. - Frank Jr.'s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk. Gender: Male. Age: 45 to 65. Vocal range top: G#4. Vocal range bottom: F2

Paula Abagnale - Frank Jr.'s gorgeous mother. She met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of love. Caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son. Gender: Female. Age: 45 to 60. Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: A3

Brenda Strong - A young nurse and Frank Jr.'s eventual love interest. Hard-working and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding. Comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings. Gender: Female. Age: 20 to 30. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: G3

Carol Strong - Brenda's traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous. Gender: Female. Age: 45 to 60. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Roger Strong - Brenda's conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic. Gender: Male. Age: 50 to 60. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: A2

Ensemble - Commuters; Assistants; Stewardesses (Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Jane, Kellie, Shellie); Pilots; Agents; Targets; Party-Goers; Doctors; Nurses; Interns.

EPA rules in effect. In person sign-up begins at 8:00AM on 7/25/18.



Audition Information


Musical Theatre West Rehearsal Hall
4350 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lunch: 12:30pm - 1:30pm


Please bring a song in the style of the show you are auditioning for.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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