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Auditions for From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for Berlin to Broadway. Below are the Audition Numbers we are calling back and the information regarding call times. An e-mail has been sent to you for additional information, music and other materials. Should you not have received the e-mail (check spam folders) - please e-mail Jayson Chandley at jaysonc@jewishkc.org for additional information.

Monday, October 6, 2014 Call Back Schedule:

Arrival to Sing at 5:15 p.m.
#5, #3 = Mezzo: "Surabaya" - SING

ALL OTHERS ARRIVE BY 5:30 p.m.

Everyone for Group Singing of "ALL" and "ALL WOMEN" music selections:
All Women: "Saga of Jenny"
All: "Heavenly Salvation", "Speak Low" & "...Cry"

Solo Call backs - 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Individual Solo Work:
#4, #5, #9 = Soprano: "Barbara's Song"
#13 = Contralto: "Pirate Jenny"
#8, #10, #12 = Tenor: "Deep in Alaska"
#12 = Baritone: "September Song"
#10, #15 = Narrator: Dialogue / Monologues provided

Synopsis:

From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill is a joyous and moving celebration of Kurt Weill, a cantor’s son and one of the most extraordinary composers of the 20th century. Weill’s greatest theatre songs are presented in a fluid blend of music and story, spanning 20 eventful years, from Von Hindenburg and Hitler in Germany to Roosevelt and Truman in the U.S. Weill created some of the most popular and daring musical theatre pieces of his day, collaborating with a dazzling array of literary giants – Bertolt Brecht, Langston Hughes, Maxwell Andersen, Alan Jay Lerner and Ira Gershwin – blurring the boundary between “serious” and “popular” music. This revue artfully mixes cabaret and commentary to tell Weill’s story, featuring timeless hits like “Mack the Knife,” “Speak Low” and “September Song.”

Rated PG-13

Character Descriptions:

Casting 5 accomplished musical theatre or opera soloists all age 20 to 50:

Baritone - the wise “father” of the company. Sings "Mack the Knife" and "September Song"

Tenor - the scamp of the company … sings "Deep in Alaska" and "Lonely House"

Contralto - the most worldly and world-weary of the company. Sings "Pirate Jenny" and "My Ship" or (Tchaikovsky)

Mezzo - the sexy comic of the company. Sings "Surabaya Johnny" and "Saga of Jenny" (or Tchaikovsky)

Soprano - the diva of the company. Sings "-Barbara’s Song" and "That’s Him" (or Tchaikovsky)

Male Narrator - moves from manipulative puppet-master to comic schlemiel. A resemblance to Weill would not be bad Excellent actor with strong musical theatre skills, need not be a soloist. Sings "Lost in the Stars".


Open Call Auditions for Tale of the Allergist's Wife

By Charles Busch
Directed by Barb Nichols

Auditions: October 11th from 1-3 p.m. & October 12th from 3-5 p.m.

Callbacks by invitation only: Oct. 18th 3-5pm

Auditions will be held at the Jewish Community Center and will be open call. Those auditioning should select and prepare the sides of the character you wish to audition. Sides from the show will be available at jcckc.org/auditions by clicking on the character name. No prepared monologue necessary. Those asked to read for callbacks will be supplied with sides following the initial audition.

Tale of the Allergist's Wife performs at the White Theatre located at 5801 W. 115th St, Overland Park, KS 66211.

Performance Dates:
January 10, 15, 17 at 7:30pm
January 11, 18 at 2:00pm

Synopsis:

What Do You Need To Be Happy? A Big Life? Great Art? Or Just A Good Suppository?

Marjorie Taub, a middle-aged Upper West-Side Doctor's wife is engulfed in a life crisis of Medea-like proportions. She tries to lose herself in a world of art galleries, foreign films and avant-garde theater, but nothing shakes her lethargy. Marjorie's spirits suddenly soar when Lee Green, her fascinating and somewhat mysterious childhood friend, appears on her doorstep and turns her world upside down. Rated PG-13.

Character Descriptions:

Click the character's name for the audition script.

Marjorie: Female, 50's attractive, stylish woman in the throes of an epic depression/raging frustration. 

Lee: Female, 50's energetic, beautifully groomed woman.

Frieda: Female: 70-80 uses a walker but, is as tough as cowhide.

Ira: Male 50's good looking, highly energetic allergist.

Mohammed: Male 20's doorman at apartment, from Iraq (or other 3rd World Nation)


 

For more information on auditions, please contact Jayson Chandley, Facility and Production Coordinator, at 913-327-8074 or jaysonc@jewishkc.org 

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