ASOLO REP TO HOST LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR
NON-EQUITY ROLES IN ITS WORLD PREMIERE
PRODUCTION OF JOSEPHINE ON MARCH 15
Asolo Rep will host auditions for various non-Equity roles in the theatre’s upcoming world premiere of the original Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. Roles include Man in Audience/As Cast, Woman in Audience/As Cast, and understudy for Young Josephine.
Mertz Theatre (LORT B):
Book by Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton
Music by Stephen Dorff
Lyrics by John Bettis
Based on a story by Kenneth Waissman
Directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely
First Rehearsal: 3/29/2016
First Preview: 4/27/2016
MAN IN THE AUDIENCE/OTHER ROLES AS CAST [Late 30s – Mid 60s] Character Actor. Must have a very distinctive voice to do several Radio Announcements including German, French, and American. Needs to be able to play several small character roles. Singing a plus, but not necessary. Caucasian.
WOMAN IN THE AUDIENCE/OTHER ROLES AS CAST [Early 30s – Mid 60s] Strong character actress who plays several small roles. Must be able to sing – any vocal range. Caucasian.
YOUNG JOSEPHINE UNDERSTUDY [ 9 – 12] African American. Feisty, energetic. A spitfire with lots of talent and big ambition. Must be able to sing. Tap dance ability a plus.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 15 from 5:30 – 7:30
Callbacks will be held on Monday, March 21 from 4:30 – 7:30
Asolo Rep Rehearsal Hall
5555 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34243
Actors auditioning for the Man in the Audience and girls auditioning for Young Josephine’s understudy will be asked to prepare sides from JOSEPHINE. Actresses auditioning for the Woman in the Audience should prepare a contemporary monologue.
Girls and women should also prepare 16-32 bars of a song of their choosing. Further information about sides and song requirements will be emailed upon confirmation of audition appointment.
Please bring 2 copies of head shot and résumé, glued or stapled together.
For an appointment, please email [email protected] or call 941.351.9010 ext 3313 with a message stating your preferred audition time. Email bookings are strongly preferred.
For more information about Asolo Rep, visit www.asolorep.org.
Theatre’s statement: “Most Equity roles for the 2015-2016 season have been cast from our resident company. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary. All roles except bit parts are understudied. Asolo Repertory Theatre is committed to equal opportunity employment and a flexible, non-traditional casting policy. “Non-traditional casting” is defined as the casting of ethnic minorities, senior actors, female actors, or actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, age, sex or ability is not germane.”
Romance, intrigue and plenty of excitement will fill the stage next spring when Asolo Rep presents the world-premiere of JOSEPHINE , the original new musical bound for Broadway following its Sarasota run. The entrancing Josephine Baker was beautiful, ambitious, and the toast of Europe at the height of her fame in the 1920s-30s. Born into poverty in St. Louis, she rose to become an icon of the Jazz Age, captivating Paris audiences as a dancer, singer, actress and the twentieth-century’s first international black female sex symbol. Directed and choreographed by Tony nominated Joey McKneely and starring Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling recording artist Deborah Cox, this dazzling new musical revolves around Baker’s stint as the star of the Folies-Bergere in Paris from 1939-45, her scandalous affair with Swedish Crown Prince Gustav VI, and her service in the French Resistance during World War II.