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"Dear World & Oliver!" Shows Looking for Talent

New York, NY, United StatesID: 207442Exp: 12/5/2022
Pays:$1945/WeekCategory:Theater
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ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. Seeking talent for "Dear World & Oliver!" Shows. Please see the details below. About the project: "Dear World" When an evil trio of bankers smells crude oil deposits under the picturesque Chaillot quarter of Paris, the neighborhood’s motley residents must rally to save all that’s beautiful and good in this madcap musical fable that, in 1969, made Jerry Herman the first composer-lyricist in history to have three shows running simultaneously on Broadway. Now, two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy triumphantly revives Herman’s eccentric heroine Countess Aurelia to perform some of the composer’s sweetest and most sumptuous songs, including “I Don’t Want to Know,” “Kiss Her Now,” and “Each Tomorrow Morning.” A true hidden gem of the Broadway canon, this delightful romp directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Encores! MACK & MABEL) blends Herman’s trademark optimism with a dash of social critique and a soupçon of ecological urgency: a perfect blend for our times. Rate: Special Agreement $1945 weekly minimum Additional info: "Dear World" Early Rehearsals: February 28, 2023. Full Company Rehearsals: March 2, 2023. Performances: March 15 – 19, 2023. "Oliver!" Early Rehearsals: April 17, 2022. Full Company Rehearsals: April 19, 2023. Performances: May 3 – 14, 2023. Please prepare a brief traditional musical theatre song in the style of Jerry Herman or Lionel Bart and provide your own accompaniment. As an alternative to singing a song of your choice, you may also sing an excerpt from OLIVER! For applying, please see the attachment.

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19 roles

GABRIELLEBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is female (cis or transgender),The madwoman of Montmartre who has an invisible dog and the long blonde curls of the little girl she hasn't been for half a century. Strong singer: Soprano. PRINCIPAL "Dear World"

CONSTANCEBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is female (cis or transgender). The Madwoman of the Flea Market. Deaf except on Wednesdays. Strong singer: Mezzo-Soprano. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

JULIANBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender), Assistant to the Presidents. A young wolf of Wall Street but essentially a poet at heart. Smart and upstanding young leading man. Strong singer: Tenor. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

NINABoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is female (cis or transgender). A waitress at the Café Francis. A lovely and sensible young woman ready to be awakened by love. Strong singer: Soprano. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

THE ARTISTBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). A young street urchin. Sees all, but only communicates through his physicality. Strong dancer. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

PRESIDENT NUMBER ONEMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). One of three corrupt, greedy corporation presidents. Focused on money and success; he enjoys his pursuit of wealth and power at anyone’s expense. Gleefully certain of their success. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

PRESIDENT NUMBER TWOBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). One of three corrupt, greedy corporation presidents. Focused on money and success; he enjoys his pursuit of wealth and power at anyone’s expense. Gleefully certain of their success. Strong singer and mover. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

PRESIDENT NUMBER THREEBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). One of three corrupt, greedy corporation presidents. Focused on money and success; he enjoys his pursuit of wealth and power at anyone’s expense. Gleefully certain of their success. Strong singer and mover. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

THE PROSPECTORBoth genders40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). A Cassius-like cadaver of a man in an oversized raincoat. A greedy land surveyor, in search of oil. Totally out for his own good. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

THE SERGEANTBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). A police officer who knows the way of the world but also reveres Countess Aurelia. A trustworthy ally. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

THE WAITER AT THE CAFÉ FRANCISBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). A man of sense who has seen it all and carries on regardless. Works for Countess Aurelia. Strong singer. PRINCIPAL. "Dear World"

FAGINBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

The character is male (cis or transgender). The charismatic leader of a children’s band of thieves. Cockney accent. A conniving, unscrupulous con-man, yet very personable and lovable. A pied piper. Has excellent comedic timing and a character baritone voice. PRINCIPAL. "Oliver!"

NANCYBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is female (cis or transgender). When she was younger worked for Fagin. Bill Sikes’ girlfriend. Takes a liking to Oliver and becomes somewhat of his guardian. Warm-hearted, street smart and fun, but longs for a better life. Cockney accent. Has a strong belt to a D. PRINCIPAL. "Oliver!"

BILL SIKESBoth genders30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender), 30s, any ethnicity. Worked for Fagin as a youth now a feared master criminal. Nancy’s boyfriend. A brutal, harsh, menacing, abusive man that always puts himself first. Cockney accent. Physically imposing and in his prime. Good looking in a rough, weathered sort of way. Baritone. PRINCIPAL. "Oliver!"

MR. BUMBLEBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). The Master of the Workhouse. Cockney accent. A large, pompous, self-important and corrupt bureaucrat. Baritone. PRINCIPAL. "Oliver!"

WIDOW CORNEYBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is female (cis or transgender), The Mistress of the Workhouse, Cockney accent. Sharp tongued, domineering widow. Brazen and corrupt. Legit Soprano. PRINCIPAL. "Oliver!"

MR. BROWNLOWBoth genders50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Character is male (cis or transgender). British (not Cockney) accent. An upper-middle class gentleman. A kind man of wealth and good-breeding. Warm and grandfatherly. PRINCIPAL. "Oliver!"

Ensemble for "Dear World"Both genders20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Characters are male (cis or transgender). To play various eccentric characters in the world of Paris who thrive on their madness and find joy in being together. Strong singers of all types who move well. SINGER/DANCER.

Ensemble for "Oliver!"Both genders20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Characters are female (cis or transgender). To play various roles in the ensemble including MRS SOWERBERRY/MRS BEDWIN, BET, CHARLOTTE, ROSE SELLER, OLD SALLY, et al. Excellent singers and dancers of all shapes and sizes. SINGER/DANCER.