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The Arvada Center announces auditions for End of the Rainbow
Arvada CO - The Arvada Center will hold auditions for the regional premiere of End of the Rainbow, a drama with music in Arvada on January 8 and 9, and in New York City on January 13, 2014. The production is directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry with musical direction by David Nehls and musical staging by Alan Bennett.
Colorado auditions will be held at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. on January 8 and 9, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment. Actors should appear to be 30 years & older to audition.
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, January 13, 2014. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:
Attn. End of the Rainbow Arvada CO production
247 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Good movement abilities and physicality are required for the role of Judy Garland. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors auditioning for the role of Judy Garland should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the character. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. Actors auditioning for the role of Anthony should be prepared to play up to 32 bars on the piano. Actors auditioning for Mickey Deans or BBC man should prepare a 2 minute monologue appropriate to the play (BBC Man, etc. should be able to speak with a British dialect). A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.
This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered.
Rehearsals for End of the Rainbow begin on March 4, 2014. The show opens on March 25 and runs through April 13, 2014. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.
ARVADA CENTER CAST BREAKDOWN – End of the Rainbow
Judy Garland (mid 40s to early 50s) Seeking a strong actress-singer/singer-actress who can credibly play Judy Garland and accurately portray Judy Garland through her songs, and the emotional highs and lows of her life. Physically thin and looks older. This is not to be an impersonation but should be able to sing in the Garland style. Must be able to portray the calm as well as manic periods of Garland’s life physically and vocally. For the auditions, actress must sing a Judy Garland song.
Mickey Deans (early 30’s) Judy Garland’s newest husband. Tall and physically imposing. Handsome with an appearance of a “caring” side but is domineering and controlling. Charming, but can be argumentative and physical. Definitely has a selfish dark side with the underlying quality of possible violence.
Anthony (late 40’s to early 50’s) - English or Scottish. Judy’s accompanist and musical advisor as well as sometimes spiritual guide. Gay and soft spoken with a clever edge. Gentle and caring with an inner strength. Ethical and honest. Skilled pianist. Must be able to accompany Garland in scenes. Is capable of support and understanding, and yet is aware of the inevitable outcome ahead. For the audition the actor will be asked to play the piano in a style of the show.
BBC Man / Hotel Porter / ASM (30’s – early 40’s) Strong character actor able to play various types and characters. Must be able to speak various British dialects. Will also understudy Mickey Deans.
ARVADA CENTER STANDARD AUDITION GUIDELINES:
Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment
A current headshot and résumé are required
Audio and video submissions will not be considered
Equity members must have a current equity ID card