Porchlight Music Theatre announces non-union auditions for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Porchlight Revisits Can-Can and New Faces Sing Broadway 


SEEKING

Singing Adult Actors of all ethnicities, gender identities and ages. Local hires only. See breakdown.


PERSONNEL

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Director/Choreographer, Stephen Schellhardt
Music Director, Andra Velis Simon
Assistant Director/Choreographer, Aubrey Adams

CAN-CAN
Director, Adrian Azevedo
Music Director, Linda Madonia
Choreographer, Shanna VanDerwerker

Artistic Director, Michael Weber
Casting Associate, Christopher Pazdernik
New Faces Sing Broadway Music Director, David Fiorello


DATES

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
1st Reh: January 1, 2019
1st Perf: January 25, 2019
Anticipated close: March 16, 2019

The role of ‘The D’Ysquith Family,’ as originated by Jefferson Mays, has been cast.

Porchlight Revisits Can-Can
1st Reh: mid-February, 2019
Performances: March 6 & 7 only

New Faces Sing Broadway 1964, 1941 & Now
Dates TBD


AUDITION LOCATION

Porchlight Rehearsal Studios (Google Maps: PMT Studios and Shop)

4200 W. Diversey, just west of Pulaski

#76 Diversey bus pulls up at Tripp Ave, Free parking in lot and on street.


AUDITION DATE

Non-Equity & EMC Appointments – WED 6/27

2pm – 5:55pm

7pm – 9:55pm

THURS 6/28 – NEW!

4pm – 6:25pm

7:30pm – 9:55pm

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Walk-in auditions – FRI 6/29

10am – 1:55pm

3pm – 4:55pm


PREPARATION

Please prepare 32 bars of a music theatre song in the style of the show(s) that best shows off your voice. Have a second song ready if asked. Bring sheet music and your book. An accompanist will be provided. No recordings, please.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Montague “Monty” Navarro – Legit Baritone (A2-A4). Clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way. Early 30s to mid 40s, British accent.

Miss Shingle – Legit Soprano (A3 – A5). Monty’s unexpected visitor. Late 40s to mid 60s, Cockney accent.

Sibella Hallward – Legit Soprano (F#3/Gb3 – A5). The girl Monty loves; society woman. Late 20s to mid 30s, British accent.

Phoebe D’Ysquith – Legit Soprano (B3 – C#6/Db6). Monty’s cousin. Early 20s to mid 30s, British accent.

ENSEMBLE OF 6 (3m, 3w) – All require legit voices, each playing multiple characters parts. Late 20’s to late 50’s, British accents.

Porchlight Revisits Can-Can

Judge Aristide Forestier – Baritone. A self-righteous judge determined to close all Parisian dance halls. 40’s – 50’s.

La Mome Pistache – Mezzo-Soprano. The proud owner of the bal du paradis dance hall. 40’s – 50’s.

Claudine – Alto, strong dancer. A laundry girl who also works as a can-can dancer. Late 20’s – 30’s.

Hilaire – Baritone. An art critic. 40’s – 50’s.

Boris Adzinidzinadze – Tenor. Claudine’s cowardly Bulgarian boyfriend. 30’s.

Strong Dancing Ensemble


Porchlight Music Theatre is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Porchlight Music Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend auditions.

No phone calls, please. Video auditions are not accepted.


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