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Singer/Actors Wanted for "A Little Night Music" Show

Schenectady, NY, United StatesID: 194890Exp: 10/17/2022
Category:Singing
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Auditions For “A Little Night Music”. Seeking cast. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: Successful, middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman has recently married naïve, 18-year-old Anne in what turns out to be a terrible mismatch, while his son Henrik, just a little older than her, has secretly fallen in love with his new stepmother. When Fredrik and Anne visit the theatre, Fredrik is reunited with an old flame, the actress Desirée Armfeldt, and sparks fly – although Desirée herself is currently seeing a married dragoon, Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm, much to the misery of his wife Charlotte. When Desiree asks her mother to host a party for the Egermans at her lavish country estate, all the characters set off for a weekend in the country, each with their own amorous hopes, fears, and schemes. Inspired by the 1955 Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece A Little Night Music opened on Broadway in 1973 and won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Additional info: Company pledges to continue to advocate for and are aiming to build a diverse cast reflective of the Schenectady community. Any and all ethnicities, BIPOC actors and actors of all gender identities are encouraged to audition for all roles. What to prepare: Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of music from a Broadway show – ideally in a style similar to the show or from the show itself. An accompanist will be provided, so please have sheet music in the correct key. Readings from the script will be provided at auditions. Please bring a calendar with all your conflicts to the audition as well. Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, from 7-10PM, and on Sunday afternoons 2-5PM. This is subject to change based on cast/crew availability. Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Attendance is mandatory for Tech Week (January 15-19, 2023) and all performances. Commitment To COVID Safety: The health and safety of artists, staff, and audience members are first priority. All actors, staff and crew will be expected to follow guidelines including always wearing a mask while on the campus. *All actors, staff, and crew will need to show proof that they are fully vaccinated (including at least 1 booster) by the time rehearsal begins.* Callbacks will be by invite only and will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm. Performance dates: January 20-29, 2023 (Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm).

14 roles

Desiree ArmfeldtBoth genders40-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Self-absorbed, successful touring actress, independent, alluring, glamorous, confident, used to running life her own way, she becomes entangled in a love triangle with the Count and Fredrick, strong actor-singer. Female Identifying. Vocal Range: Mezzo.

Madame ArmfeldtBoth genders70-80 y.o.All ethnicities

Desiree’s elderly mother, brutally honest and a veteran of discreet encounters with the crowned heads of Europe, strong actor-singer. Female Identifying. Vocal Range: Alto.

Fredrik EgermanBoth genders40-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Successful middle-aged lawyer who is married to his second wife, Anne, and has a son, Henrik, from his first marriage, aristocratic, charming, honorable, conflicted. Male Identifying. Vocal Range: Baritone.

Anne EgermanBoth genders18-22 y.o.All ethnicities

Lyric ingenue, giddy, naïve. Fredrik’s new bride. She is still a virgin after eleven months of marriage. Female Identifying. Vocal Range: Soprano

Henrik EgermanBoth genders20-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Fredrik’s son, slightly older than his stepmother Anne. He is serious but confused; he reads the works of philosophers and theologians whilst studying for the Lutheran priesthood. His sexual repression is a great cause of his turmoil. Cello experience a plus. Male Identifying. Vocal Range: Tenor.

PetraBoth genders25-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Anne’s maid and closest confidante, brash, bold, and flirtatious. Female Identifying. Vocal Range: Alto/Mezzo.

Count Carl-Magnus MalcolmBoth genders30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Vain, arrogant, ferociously jealous, a military man used to being obeyed, he is Desirée’s newest lover and a buffoon. Male Identifying. Vocal Range: Operatic Baritone.

Countess Charlotte MalcolmBoth genders30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

The Count’s mistreated and downtrodden wife, witty, melancholic, self-loathing, borderline alcoholic, desperately in love with her philandering husband, yet the more intelligent half of the Malcolm couple. Female Identifying. Vocal Range: Mezzo.

FridBoth genders25-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Madame Armfeldt’s manservant. Male Identifying .

Mr. LindquistBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying, Baritone. The Quintet: A group of five singers that sit outside the main action of the play, but nevertheless comment on, and help guide, the various characters through the story. In this production, they will function as behind the scenes figures, helping to influence who ends up together.

Mrs. NordstromBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying, Soprano. The Quintet: A group of five singers that sit outside the main action of the play, but nevertheless comment on, and help guide, the various characters through the story. In this production, they will function as behind the scenes figures, helping to influence who ends up together.

Mrs. AnderssenBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying, Soprano. The Quintet: A group of five singers that sit outside the main action of the play, but nevertheless comment on, and help guide, the various characters through the story. In this production, they will function as behind the scenes figures, helping to influence who ends up together.

Mr. ErlansonBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying, Tenor. The Quintet: A group of five singers that sit outside the main action of the play, but nevertheless comment on, and help guide, the various characters through the story. In this production, they will function as behind the scenes figures, helping to influence who ends up together.

Mrs. SegstromBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying, Mezzo-Soprano. The Quintet: A group of five singers that sit outside the main action of the play, but nevertheless comment on, and help guide, the various characters through the story. In this production, they will function as behind the scenes figures, helping to influence who ends up together.