Heist! The Musical
New York, NY 10012
A New Musical
Book and lyrics by Alex Koceja
Music by Michael Uselmann
Choreographed by Jenna Haimes
Directed by James Will McBride
Performing at The Players Theatre August 9 -- September 2
Rehearsals July 8th through August 8th, Monday -- Friday, 4:00 PM -- 9:00 PM, and Saturdays as needed
SEEKING NON-EQUITY ACTORS ONLY
Please submit a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions will be by invitation.
Jack, retired from the heist game after his partner in crime dies on his watch, gets roped into one last job: to infiltrate the cast of a Broadway revival and steal a necklace off the leading lady on stage. With a team of young thieves-turned-actors, Jack attempts to escape the mistakes of his past while dealing with directors, double-agents and Actor’s Equity. Just before opening night, Jack’s old partner arrives, having faked his death, and reveals he’s also after the necklace! The second act of Heist! is the entirety of Three Card Monte - we see the heist unfold, onstage and off.
Seeking actors to play following roles:
Jack Hoyle-- (Broadway baritone/crooner C3-F4) Actor turned thief and retired thief turned actor. Jack is handsome, charming, and the sort of guy you’d like to have on your team. (Think Daniel Ocean.) He’s quick on his feet and calm under pressure. At one point in time, his talent as an actor made him a brilliant con man. An accident during his last heist resulted in the death of his best friend and since then, he’s left the world of high stakes heists. He sees this heist as the grand finale of his career in crime and the beginning of his career in the theatre.
Patricia Moody-- (Contemporary pop mix belter Bb 3-D5) A tough, young tech whiz who turns out to be a really good performer. Patricia is street smart and will survive by any means necessary. She has gotten herself in over her head, though, by committing to two opposing heists. She finds herself in a quandary and is pulled in two directions.
Chris Clark-- (Broadway baritone/ baritenor C3-F4) Jack’s former accomplice turned rival. He’s just as handsome and charming as Jack, though maybe not quite as smart. (Think Will Arnett on 30 Rock.) He’s harbored a deep resentment towards Jack for years and has concocted an elaborate scheme to exact revenge.
Miles Finch-- A director who is passionate about his work and his vision. He’s studied his script, THREE CARD MONTE, for years and is a true devotee of the show’s long-deceased writers. He’s staunch in his outlook and driven mad with frustration when his vision is compromised by the heist.
Gill Sullivan-- (Showbizzy baritone) A high-stakes crime money man turned Broadway producer. He’s got a big heart but is always thinking about the bottom line. He loves a lot of things and people, it’s just that he loves money even more. He’s pulled Jack out of retirement for one last Heist.
Yevgeny Markov-- (Legit bass/baritone (A3-E4) The Muscle in this heist. Russian assassin who’s now found himself working in the theatre. He had to leave Russia when the KGB found out he was gay. His broken heart has turned him into the strong, silent type.
Cynthia Stitskaya-- (Legit mezzo-soprano (C4-A5) A Russian opera diva now crossing over to musical theatre. She’s a woman of grand passions and great wealth. (Think Carlotta from Phantom of the Opera.) She’s got a big voice and a healthy ego.
Cath-- (Character screlter (A3-E5) The stage manager of THREE CARD MONTE. She’s feisty, opportunistic, and ambitious. She’s memorized the rulebook (literally) and uses whatever authority she has to strictly enforce the rules.
Betty Bartovski-- Jack and Chris’s partner in crime in a flashback. A talented actress, both Jack and Chris were in love with her. She’s elegant and poised under pressure. Also in the ensemble.
An ensemble of 2 men and 2 women to play various speaking parts
July 9, 2018 - September 2, 2018