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Equity Actors for Roles in Theatre Opera's 2023 Season

Pittsburgh, PA, United StatesID: 215658Exp: 2/3/2023

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. The upcoming Summer Series 2023 is open auditions for equity actors. Please see the details below. About the project: "Once On This Island" "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812" "Guys And Dolls" Rate: Contract: RMTA $1240 weekly minimum. Additional info: Please prepare 2 32-bar musical theater selections appropriate for the season. Also, bring your head-shot and resume stapled together. "Once On This Island" Note From Director: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND takes place on islands in the Caribbean Sea known as the French Antilles. The cast should represent the diverse population of that region. The company is specifically interested in seeing performers who are of Black / African Descent, Mixed, Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Indigenous Peoples, Latinx / Hispanic, Afro-Latinx Middle Eastern, and Pacific Islander. ALL CHARACTERS MUST DANCE. Rehearsal and performance dates are as follows: Once on this Island July 19th-July 30th. Guys & Dolls July 31-August 13th. Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 August 14th-August 27th. If you are interested, please apply.

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30 roles

TI MOUNEFemale18-25 y.o.All ethnicities

A beautifully spirited peasant girl full of restless energy and optimism. Tries to break social barriers to be with her love, Daniel. Moves well. High belt. "Once On This Island"

DANIELMale18-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Ti Moune's love interest. A handsome, aristocratic young man who struggles with crossing social barriers. Sensitive and poetic. Struggles with the privilege and burdens that his lighter skin and wealth afford him. Tenor. "Once On This Island"

MAMA EURALIEFemale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Ti Moune's adoptive mother. Caring, over-protective, superstitious, fiercely loving, and strong-willed, her similarities often lead to clashes with Ti Moune. Alto. "Once On This Island"

ASAKAFemale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Mother Earth. A mentor to Ti Moune. She is generous and good humored on the surface, but like all the gods, feared by the islanders; her motherly facade is not to be trusted. She is powerful, funny, and ironic. Mezzo/Soprano. "Once On This Island"

ERZULIEFemale26-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Goddess of Love. A mentor to Ti Moune and foil to Papa Ge. Loved by the people. Set out to prove that love is stronger than the fear of death—by love, she means the power of the human heart. Soprano. "Once On This Island"

TONTON JULIANMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Ti Moune's adoptive father. He teaches Ti Moune that love has no limits and he goes to great lengths to support her wishes. Caring, loving, and practical. Baritone. "Once On This Island"

AGWEMale26-59 y.o.All ethnicities

God of Water. A mentor to Ti Moune. Larger than life, mysterious. Commanding voice and presence. Baritone. "Once On This Island"

PAPA GEMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

God of Death. Antagonist to the other gods. Cunning, sly, manipulative, seductive, cynical, and teasing, he is feared by the people because of what he represents: the unknown that is death. The other main instigator of the drama. Tenor. "Once On This Island"

PierreMale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Bari-tenor. The illegitimate son of a Russian aristocratic family. Socially awkward with a melancholy streak, he is an outsider in society despite his wealth. He is a good friend of Andrey and keeps an eye on Natasha for him while he is away at war. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

NatashaFemale18-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Belt/Soprano. A young ingenue who is innocent, precocious, doe-eyed, joy filled, romantic, head-strong, and strong-willed. Natasha is very opinionated and is expanding her awareness of the world. She is betrothed to Andrey and loves him dearly. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

Princess MaryFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Mezzo-Soprano. Lonely, plain, spinster daughter of a wealthy price. She is cut off from the world in her father's grand old house and resigned to his cruelty. 20's to 30s. Has command of extended vocal techniques (e.g. glottal yodeling, ululation). "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

Prince Andrey/Old Prince BolkonskyMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Bari-tenor. Doubles as father and son. Son, Prince Andrey, is the finest catch in all of Russia. A handsome, noble officer who carries a weight on his heart and mind. Left very serious after his years at war, a touch of bitterness undercuts his nobility. Father, Old Prince Bolkonsky, is a conservative, old-fashioned aristocrat whose dementia has caused him to be alternately nasty and incapacitated. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

BalagaMale26-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone. An absolutely mad Russian troika driver. Lower class. Bold. Dripping with energy and can drink incredible amounts. Ragged and raw but warm. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

SonyaFemale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Mezzo-Soprano. She is fiercely dedicated to her cousin Natasha and will do anything and everything to keep her safe. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

HeleneFemale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Alto. Anatole's sister who married Pierre for money. She is highly sexualized, fiercely intelligent, and calculated. Devoted and dedicated to her brother. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

DolokhovMale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone. An extremely talented marksman. He is Anatole's closest friend and participates in his pleasure-loving lifestyle. He is having an alleged affair with Helene. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

Marya DFemale45-55 y.o.All ethnicities

Alto. Natasha's godmother, an old friend of Pierre, and a very strict, but kind woman. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

AnatoleMale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

High Tenor. An aristocratic, seductive hedonist, who spends his money on women and wine, and sees no needs except his own. He is the brother of Hélène and friend of Dolokhov. "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet Of 1812"

NATHAN DETROITMale35-55 y.o.All ethnicities

A charming, good-hearted gambler and organizer of floating craps game in New York City, who could never hit the big time. Engaged to Adelaide for 14 years, he is a neurotic but highly lovable friend to everyone - who is always just one step ahead of his debts – and promises to his longtime fiancé. His heart is torn between his gambling cronies and the woman he loves. Excellent comic who can carry a tune and sell a song. "Guys And Dolls"

ADELAIDEFemale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Nathan's fiance and lead performer at the ‘Hot Box’ – a mid level cabaret burlesque house. Pretty, outspoken, stubborn and not always the brightest bulb, but she has a huge heart. Deeply in love with Nathan, she has held onto the prospect of their engagement for 14 years and she still believes it will happen. Has developed a stress-induced cold, which emerges at select moments. Excellent comic with very strong high belt voice to A. "Guys And Dolls"

SKY MASTERSONMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

The suave ‘Rat Pack’-like leading man, he is handsome, confident, cool, charismatic, smart, and charming. A high-stakes gambler whose luck never seems to run out, he naturally commands others’ respect and attention. Accustomed to getting what he wants; women love him and men want to be him. A wild card who surprises himself when he falls in love with the unlikeliest of women. Tremendous presence and power – and strong singing voice. Baritone to E. "Guys And Dolls"

SARAH BROWNFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

The pretty, bright-eyed, highly conservative and staid missionary in charge of the Salvation Army Times Square branch. Sarah is strong in her convictions – and hopeful that she can make a difference in converting gamblers and gangsters of the area from sinners into saints. Her cool response to Sky’s advances reveal the protective wall she has built around her heart. Excellent with humor, physicality, and an excellent legit soprano singing voice to high A. "Guys And Dolls"

NICELY NICELY JOHNSONMale30-54 y.o.All ethnicities

Nathan’s close friend, Nicely is everybody’s pal. A good-natured optimist who likes to be liked, he likes food even more. Always upbeat and enthusiastic, he sings the showstopper ‘Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat.’ Excellent spirit and comic timing – and a big rousing Broadway tenor voice – sings to high B flat. "Guys And Dolls"

BIG JULIEMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

An imposing, tough gangster from Chicago. He is intimidating, temperamental, and a very sore loser. A powerful, vivid personality and/or physical type (either large or small). Non-singing role. "Guys And Dolls"

HARRY THE HORSEMale26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Vocal part: Can be baritone or tenor. Gambler; all talk and little action. Mouthpiece for Big Jule. May double in the ENSEMBLE. "Guys And Dolls"

ARVIDE ABERNATHYMale60-79 y.o.All ethnicities

Sarah’s grandfather-kind, loving, honest, nobody’s fool, wise to the ways of the world and the streets of New York, sings the ballad “More I Cannot Wish You” sweetly and simply. "Guys And Dolls"

LT BRANNIGANMale40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

A hard-nosed detective working hard to stop the floating crap games. Wise to the gangsters' exploits and demands order and respect. Non-singing role, but both physically and vocally imposing. "Guys And Dolls"

GENERAL CARTWRIGHTFemale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

The battle ax, “by the book”, no-nonsense spinster who is in total charge of the Sav-a-Soul mission, a religious zealot and prude who makes an unexpected turnaround and surprises us with a powerful and rangy singing voice. "Guys And Dolls"

BENNY SOUTHSTREETMale26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Loyal to a fault, a bulldog on guard, comic gambler with his heart on his sleeve, terrific singer, dance a plus. "Guys And Dolls"

ANGIE THE OXMale26-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone or tenor. A gambler. A bit of a bruiser. Likes a good dice game. May double in the ENSEMBLE. An excellent dancer. "Guys And Dolls"