Tennessee Shakespeare Company
Los Angeles AEA and Non-AEA Principal Auditions
For reading of developing musical, Midsummer Night

Title and Production Date:
Midsummer Night: June 22-27, 2015
One reading as part of Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress, produced by NYC's Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

Call Types:
Equity Auditions for singers who can read music and harmonize quickly for performance readings. Performers must also be comfortable with a contemporary portrayal of Shakespeare text. All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition. Non-Equity performers will be seen only once all Equity performers have been scheduled and seen.

Midsummer Night, composed by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda (Striking 12, Sleeping Beauty Wakes) is a rollicking rethinking of A Midsummer Night's Dream set in a rock festival. Rock stars Titania and Oberon quarrel, rock assistant Puck creates havoc and roadie Bottom gets a chance to shine. Live music, glow sticks, and power chords! This audition is for a six-day developmental workshop with one reading in Memphis, TN. It is being presented by Theatrical Rights Worldwide in partnership with Tennessee Shakespeare Company and the University of Memphis. Director: Janet Roston. Music Director: Ryan O'Connell.

Dates of Auditions:
Monday, March 30
9:00 am: Audition monitor begins sign-up
10:00 am: Auditions begin
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break
6:00 pm: End of auditions

Tuesday, March 31
9:30 am: Auditions by appointment
1:30 pm: End of auditions

Wednesday, April 1
9:30 am: Auditions by appointment
1:30 pm: End of auditions

Friday, April 3
9:00 am: Callbacks begin
4:00 pm: End of Callbacks

Audition location:
Madilyn Clark Studios
10852 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 506-7763

Time:
To request a 5-minute audition, go on-line to actorsaccess.com, backstage.com, or email [email protected]

Personnel:
Director Janet Roston and Music Director Ryan O'Connell (for most). A monitor will be provided.

Preparation:
Prepare to sing 32 bars from an up-tempo rock song and 32 bars from a rock ballad. Bring photo/resume, please.

Contract:
SPT Tier 7
AEA: $476.00
Non-AEA: $300.00
Performers will be provided with round-trip flight to Memphis, plus housing.

Breakdown:
PUCK, Male, early to late 20's, tenor or lyric baritone. Chest voice to F, head voice (or belt, if you've got it) comfortably to the A above. Light, fey, mischievous, with a sense of fun in everything he does.

PUCK, Female, early to mid 20's. Alto who can belt to a C#. A female circus performer/musician who travels with the festival and is slavishly devoted to Oberon.

OBERON, Male, mid-30's to late-40's. Rock bari-tenor, belt to an F# or G. An aging bad boy rock star, he's seen it all. Currently in a feud with Titania.

TITANIA, Female, mid 20's to mid-30's. Rock alto, belt to a C. A more recent rock star, she's a cosmic diva. Recently out of love with Oberon.

LYSANDER, Male, 18 to mid-20's. Bari-Tenor, decent falsetto, belt to an F. College-aged hipster, hormonally-driven and eloquent, eloping with Hermia.

HELENA, Female, 18 to mid-20's. Soprano. A hipster, tall and dreamy, still stuck on Demetrius.

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