Falcon Theatre 2015-2016 Season Equity Principal Auditions (EPA’s)– Equity open casting call for "Scott and Hem", "The Complete History of America (abridged)", and "The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake: The Musical" at the Falcon Theatre. Seeking actors and understudies age 18 or over, with good comic timing, non-traditional casting practices and all ethnicities encouraged. See specific show breakdowns below for character descriptions.
Audition schedule: Monday, August 17, 2015, 10am-6pm, lunch break 1:40pm-2:40pm, at the Falcon Theatre, 4252 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505, corner of Rose St. and Riverside Dr., across from the historic Bob’s Big Boy Restaurant in Toluca Lake. Free parking lot entrance located in alley behind the theatre. Equity Audition Monitor arrives at 9am for appointment sign-up in lobby. Non-Equity actors may be seen if there are available open appointment times after Equity members have been scheduled by the Monitor.
Please prepare a short comic monologue, not to exceed 2 minutes, or 16-32 bars of a contemporary uptempo song (if singing, bring sheet music in your key and clearly marked--accompanist will be provided). Bring picture/resume stapled together.
Contract is Falcon’s Letter of Agreement with Actor’s Equity Association referenced to the HAT contract, which pays $45 per performance, $10 per hour rehearsal time, and please note that this contract does not offer health insurance weeks, but producer pays pension and workers comp. Understudies are paid 20 hours of rehearsal time, and $50 per performance whenever they go on, however they do not need to be present at performances.
Shows run 5 weeks of 5 performances per week: Wed-Sat nights at 8pm and Sun. at 4pm.
Scott and Hem:
first rehearsal 9/15/15, first performance 10/14/15, closes 11/15/15.
The Complete History of America (abridged): first rehearsal 1/5/16, first performance 2/3/16, closes 3/6/16.
The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake: The Musical: first rehearsal 2/16/16, first performance 3/23/16, dark Easter Sunday 3/27/16 with added 4pm matinee on Sat. 4/2/16, closes 4/24/16 with a possibility to extend.
Show Descriptions / Character Breakdown:
Scott and Hem written by Mark St. Germain, directed by Dimitri Toscas. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway wrestle with the sparks of art and the perils of creativity, and the personal destruction they can reap. In this combative comedy fueled by friendship and rivalry, these two literary heavyweights reunite in 1937 at Fitzgerald's home in Hollywood's fabled Garden of Allah. There they explore their mysterious bond and genius that first brought them together, and ultimately tore them apart.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: male, 41, brilliant but experiencing writer's block, the tortured sophisticate, known for hitting the bottle, sexy and masculine but for the opposite reasons as Ernest Hemingway.
Ernest Hemingway: male, 38 but with a younger and very viral energy, powerful, the rugged archetype of masculinity, sporting a thick black mustache, drinks whiskey and uses off-color language.
Miss Eve Montaigne: female, 25-30, strong, ahead of her time, assistant to Louis B. Mayer, charged with keeping Fitzgerald on track writing a screenplay, has a strong period look but with a modern sensibility, any ethnicity.
The Complete History of America (abridged) written by Adam Long, Reed Martin & Austin Tichenor, directed by Jerry Kernion. From Washington to Watergate, from the Bering Straits to Baghdad, from New World to New World Order, this three-person comedy leaves no joke untold as it deconstructs the entire history of America in a rollercoaster ride through the quagmire that is American History, reminding us that it's not the length of your history that matters--it's what you've done with it!
Three actors: male or female, any ethnicity, agile, able to quickly morph into multiple roles to parody American history from 1492 to 2015, in concise, sincere, energetic, fast-paced performances.
The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake: The Musical, book, music & lyrics by Molly Bell, directed by Roger Bean. Meet the wives: Joanne, Babette, Penny, Lulu, and Beezus: The Real Housewives of Toluca Lake. These ladies have it all. Or do they? Scandalous surprises and bitter betrayals mix with a healthy dose of Pinot Grigio and pharmaceuticals to create this hilarious romp inspired by America's not-so-sweet guilty pleasure. Come and climb the social ladder with our wives in this delicious musical parody, featuring an original score guaranteed to knock your stilettos off!
Joanne Johnson: female, 31, the perfect wife who seemingly has it all, blonde, put together, type A personality, a headband coordinated with every outfit she owns, has perfectly labeled tupperware in her kitchen cabinets, and nothing in her purse is out of place.
Babette Bellini: female, 30, Joanne's best friend/frenemy, married to Royce Bellini and is desperately trying to hold onto her marriage, sometimes misuses words, speaks off the cuff, and can get a little wild, has big hair and big makeup.
Lulu Delecante: female, mid-40's, the mysterious wife with a mysterious sort of English accent. She is a Sultana because she was married to a Sultan, and despite their divorce she still uses the title.
Beezus Horowitz: female, early 50's, the oldest of the wives, trying to hold onto her youth, and the wealthiest. Even though she doesn't like it, she acts as the matriarch of the group.
Penny Quinoa St. Simone: female, 30, cute and spirited, this wife is a follower, marrried to Theodore St. Simone, quick-witted, a pleaser, and sells a 10 day cleanse called Babylicious.
Man: male, late 30's-early 40's, plays all the men in the show including Anderson Johnson, Royce Bellini, Marco the Intern, Ricardo the hairdresser, Bud Beele a TV host, a fortune teller gypsy and so much more.
Producers, Sherry Greczmiel and Kathleen Marshall LaGambina
Directors, Roger Bean, Jerry Kernion, Dimitri Toscas
Casting Director, Sandi Logan
Audition Accompanist, Brent Crayon
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