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In Need of Performers for The Musical "Little Heaven"

Cambridge, ON, Canada
ID: 225402Exp: 6/15/2023

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ADMITTED. Seeking performers for the musical called "Little Heaven". Please, see the details below. About the musical: It's 1947- two years since the war that shook Europe to its core and changed the very course of history. In a sleepy Polish village, several stories become intertwined as the residents of Mael Niebo- an apartment complex for the impoverished and displaced- grapple with the horrors of the past and look towards the hope of the future. Junior Meier is a newspaper editor from Berlin whose overriding guilt for the small part he played in perpetuating the Reich's hateful message has hindered his relationship with his young and impressionable daughter. Maestro Covali- a Romani violin virtuoso- seeks to start his life anew after the devastating deaths of his young children. Catholic siblings Katherine and Joseph Worcheka discover what it means to be forgiving while embracing a new life free from the bonds of tradition. Willie Jenkins valiantly fights to change society's opinion of the downtrodden. Told from the perspective of The Peddler- a charismatic storyteller who knows everything about everybody- LITTLE HEAVEN is a story of hope, survival and the power of community. Additional information: Need to prepare: - A Broadway song (preferably predating 1980) that is less than 4 minutes in length. - A short dramatic monologue, under 2 minutes in length. CALLBACK DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 18th from 7:00-10:00 PM. Callbacks are by invitation only. AUDITION LOCATION: Cambridge, ON. REHEARSALS | Sundays from 2:00-5:00 PM (once a week) beginning in early August. Mondays, Tuesdays from 7:00-10:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00-5:00 PM (three times a week) beginning in November. FIRST REHEARSAL | Sunday, August 4th, 2023. PERFORMANCE DATES | Thursday, February 29th- Sunday, March 3rd, 2024. STAGED WORKSHOP | Saturday, December 9th, 2023. CUE TO CUE | Monday, February 26th. TECH REHEARSAL | Tuesday, February 27th. DRESS REHEARSAL | Wednesday, February 28th. WODL FESTIVAL | Monday, March 11th- Friday, March 15th, 2024. Please note: Those cast in LITTLE HEAVEN are asked to pay a show fee. If you are interested, please apply.

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15 roles

THE PEDDLERMale25-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Tenor. The charismatic and enigmatic narrator of the story. A man who knows everything about everyone... even if they don't care to notice him. The Peddler speaks the truth and often offers his own wisdom.

MAESTRO COVALIMale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Tenor Belt. A half-Romani violin virtuoso who was incarcerated due to his family lineage. Originally from Hungary, Covali was an up-and-coming classical sensation when he and his young daughters were arrested. The only survivor, Covali turns to music tutoring to make ends meet. He is sensible, kind-hearted. A man of few words.

JUNIOR MEIERMale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone. A newspaper editor from a prestigious German family. Junior and his family are forced to flee to Poland due to father, Senior's, harmful involvement in the war. Although not directly affiliated with The Reich, Junior's guilt about publishing fascist propaganda in his newspaper has inhibited his relationship with his young daughters as well as his patriotic father and brother-in-law. Junior is a lost soul: absent, cynical.

RACHEL HOFFSONFemale18-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Mezzo-Soprano. The only surviving child of Solomon and Tovah Hoffson, Rachel is an intelligent and astute young woman looking to start her life anew. Her longtime romantic inclinations toward neighbour Joseph Worcheka fuel her optimism and vigor.

SOLOMON HOFFSONMale50-65 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone. The patriarch of the Hoffson family. A traditionalist who is mourning the loss of both his son and his old life. Solomon harbours a secret that threatens to tear his family apart. Hardened and embittered.

TOVAH HOFFSONFemale50-65 y.o.All ethnicities

Alto. The matriarch of the Hoffson family. A strong-willed woman who has a chip on her shoulder. Faithful and materal, Tovah is the glue that holds her family together. She acts as a peacekeeper between Solomon and Rachel.

JOSEPH WORCHEKAMale20-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Tenor. A fiery, rebellious Polish Catholic. Joseph is good-humoured and often takes the hardships of life at face-value. His hate of injustice and admiration towards childhood sweetheart, Rachel Hoffson, fuel his story.

WILLIE JENKINSFemale20-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Alto Belt. A college student hailing from Chicago who has traveled to Poland in order to spread her message of peace through rallies and public displays. Willie is bright and confident; although she has the best intentions of all at heart, she does not truly understand the hardships which the people of Mael Niebo have faced.

ROSA MEIERFemale55-65 y.o.All ethnicities

Soprano. The wife of a German military man who has been sheltered from the hardships beyond her upper-crust Berlin life. Rosa is a peacekeeper, but her friendship with Maestro Covali opens her eyes and leads her to overcome generational bias. Intelligent and well-bred. Motherly.

SENIOR MEIERMale55-65 y.o.All ethnicities

Non-Singing. A wealthy German militant who has fled to Poland along with his family in order to escape persecution due to his war crimes. Senior is stern; a man who will not waver on his problematic beliefs.

BRAHM MEIERMale20-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone. The new husband of Junior's sister. An outspoken, crass student who blindly follows the Reich's beliefs. A fascist. Overall horrible person.

MONSIEURMale40-55 y.o.All ethnicities

Non-Singing. The owner of 'The Tavern' on Krotka Street. Intimidating; a bully.

MRS KOWALSKIMale45-65 y.o.All ethnicities

Non-Singing. The landlady of Mael Niebo. An ill-tempered war widow.

ENSEMBLEBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(3 Femme., 3 Masc. Varying Ranges). The citizens of Mael Niebo.

DANCE ENSEMBLEBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(3 Femme., 3 Masc. | 18+ | Varying Ranges.)