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’68: A New American Musical – NYMF

’68: A New American Musical – NYMF
 

’68: A New American Musical
NYMF (New York Musical Theater Festival)
Venue: Acorn Theater at Theater Row
New York, NY

Book and Lyrics by Jamie Leo
Music by Paul Leschen
Director: Joey Murray
Music Director: Rob Baumgartner
GM: Evan Bernardin
Casting: Eisenberg/Beans Casting

Rehearsals: June 25 – July 23, tentatively 12-6pm, Monday-Saturday
Tech: July 24
Performances : July 24 @ 8pm, July 26 @5pm, July 28 @ 5 and 9pm, July 29 @ 5pm
Venue: Acorn Theater at Theater Row

Please note: New in 2018 for ALL shows the New York Musical Festival is now on a contract with Actors Equity. All performers will be compensated at a rate of $13/hr, with no hourly minimum per week, and a maximum of 36 hours/week. Health/pension will NOT be paid on this contract.

SYNOPSIS: HELLO DEMOCRATS…WELCOME TO CHICAGO. A fiercely original work, inspired by the volatile events of the 1968 Democratic Convention and their place in history and our future. Albee Fellow Jamie Leo’s book and lyrics chronicle citizens in collision with history, airborne by award-winning composer Paul Leschen’s authentic, unforgettable score. ’68 forges a narrative, a eulogy and a celebration of struggle–of research librarians, hotel housekeepers, street cops, campaigners, protesters and community organizers at the center of the storm.

TO SUBMIT:
Email picture/resume to 68@nullebcastingco.com
Subject Line: 68 [INSERT ROLE HERE]

SEEKING:

[CHARLENE AND OTHERS] 50-70 y/o strong Caucasian Chicago woman of Polish/Irish stock. Rock/folk, high alto or low soprano, some vocal gravel is desirable but not necessary. Also plays CHARLENE + MEATWORKER, NUN for PEACE, CONVENTIONEER

[SANDY AND OTHERS] 30-40 y/o Caucasian woman. Cheery “iowegan’ sings “Minnesota Nice”. Clean, clear soprano. Also plays SANDY + NUN, CONVENTIONEER. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.

[REBECCA AND OTHERS] 20-30 y/o Latina. Sweet but cutting soprano. Also plays REBECCA + DELEGATE, HIPPIE

[PILAR AND OTHERS] 45-60 y/o Latina woman. Alto, able to sing a low G comfortably. Also plays PILAR (A HILTON HOUSEKEEPER). + REPORTER, DELEGATE

[KERRY AND OTHERS] 20-30 y/o hardened, edge. Alto/high alto able to sing rock music with some grit. Also plays KERRY + HIPPIE SUNNY, HOUSEKEEPER, DELEGATE. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.

[TRAN HA LIEN AND OTHERS] 18-22 y/o slight SE Asian woman w a fragile voice. Young, clean, simple high alto or soprano. Also plays MRS. CASEY JONES, NGUYEN ANH, HOUSEKEEPER

[LONNIE AND OTHERS] 20-35 y/o African American man. Rangeless baritone or resonant tenor, familiarity with gospel and funk preferred. Also plays LONNIE and HOTEL STAFF, POLICE OFFICER, DELEGATE

[GARY AND OTHERS] 30-50 y/o Caucasian male. Mousy, frumpy rock/folk. Tenor, able to sing both sweetly and with some rock edge comfortable singing up to Ab in full or mix voice. Also plays GARY and SDSer, ROTC

[LT. ‘STUBBY’ STUBIG] 40-45 y/o tough white Caucasian Chicago Polish background. Roaring whiskey-soaked voice. Baritone with full-voiced Eb above middle C or higher. Also plays LT. ‘STUBBY’ STUBIG and REPORTER, CONVENTIONEER

[SUPT. CONLISK AND OTHERS] 40-45 y/o Caucasian male. Mellow, reasoned, hearty man. Rock/folk voice, able to convey authority and sensitivity, high baritone or tenor. Also plays SUPT. CONLISK and CHARLENE’S DAD, PRIEST, CONVENTIONEER

[MALE ENSEMBLE 1 / MALE ENSEMBLE 2] versatile vocalist with acting chops and range. Plays ANNOUNCER, CONVENTIONEER, REPORTER, SECURITY AGENT. Plays POLICE OFFICER, HIPPIE, YIPPIE MC, 1948 MC, DRUNK CONVENTIONEER. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.