Auditions

Season 19 General Auditions 
 
 
New Village Arts will be holding open auditions for our 19th Season on Monday March 25 for singers and non-singers, starting at 5pm at New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State Street, Carlsbad CA 92008. 
 
NVA is committed to diversity and inclusion in all casting.  Roles are open to all people unless otherwise specified in the pending character descriptions.  PLEASE NOTE that we are not considering anyone 16 years or younger for our season.
 
No appointments for the audition are necessary.  Auditioners should sign up upon arrival, complete the audition form, and will then be seen in sign up order.  Please bring your headshot and resume. 
 
Please prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues (comedic and dramatic preferred).  Singers should also prepare 16 bars of a rock song and 16 bars of a classic musical theater song.  An accompanist will be provided so please bring sheet music in the correct key.  No Hamilton please. 

All roles are paid.
 
PRODUCTION BREAKDOWN
 
Intimate Apparel
by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Melissa Coleman-Reed
 
Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York who has built a savings for herself making beautiful undergarments—while earnestly daydreaming of new beginnings, romantic possibilities, and the lingering affection she shares with a Jewish fabric merchant. But when an egregious deception cuts short heartfelt desires, can class, culture and circumstance outmatch the strength of human spirit?
 
Callbacks will be in April.  Rehearsals start 08/20/19, previews begin 09/20/19, opens 09/28/19, and closes 10/20/19. The role of Mrs. Dickson has been cast.
 
-Esther: female, 35, African-American.
-Mrs Van Buren: female, 30s, white American
-Mayme: female, 30s, African-American
-Mr Marks: male, 30s, Rumanian Jewish immigrant
-George: male, 30s, Barbadian immigrant
 
Around the World in 80 Days
By Laura Eason, based on the book by Jules Verne
Directed by Kristianne Kurner
With original music by The Shantyannes
 
The majestically mysterious, fabulously wealthy, heartbreakingly lonely Victorian Phileas Fogg has determined, with mathematical precision, that the world can be circumnavigated in 80 days. On this belief, he has wagered his entire fortune. Will bandits, a herd of buffalo, an act of chivalry, an unreliable but ever faithful valet, and an unrelenting inspector from Scotland Yard keep him from his impossible task? Follow Fogg and his unforgettable companions aboard steamships, locomotives, and pachyderms as they learn about love, themselves, and a world that they never anticipated. This is a fantastic musical adaptation of the beloved story.
 
Callbacks will be May 6 and 13.  Rehearsals start 10/01/19, previews begin 11/08/19, opens 11/16/19, and closes 12/22/19. The role of Inspector Fix has been cast.
 
-Phileas Fogg: fantastically wealthy, majestically mysterious, and a dedicated man of scientific reason
-Passepartout: the faithful valet; former circus performer
-Aouda: an adventurous woman from India
-Ensemble 1: multiple roles, singing, dancing, special skills
-Ensemble 2: multiple roles, singing, dancing, special skills
-Ensemble 3: multiple roles, singing, dancing, special skills
-Ensemble 4: multiple roles, singing, dancing, special skills
 
Murder for Two
Written by Kellen Blair & Joe Kinosian
Directed by AJ Knox
 
Officer Marcus Moscowicz is a small town policeman with dreams of making it to detective. One fateful night, shots ring out at the surprise birthday party of Great American Novelist Arthur Whitney and the writer is killed…fatally. With the nearest detective an hour away, Marcus jumps at the chance to prove his sleuthing skills – with the help of his silent partner, Lou. But whodunit? Did Dahlia Whitney, Arthur’s scene-stealing wife, give him a big finish? Is Barrette Lewis, the prima ballerina, the prime suspect? Did Dr. Griff, the overly-friendly psychiatrist, make a frenemy? Marcus has only a short amount of time to find the killer and make his name before the real detective arrives…and the ice cream melts!
 
Callbacks will be this spring/summer.  Rehearsals start 12/17/19, previews begin 01/24/20, opens 02/01/20, and closes 03/01/20.
 
-Marcus Moscowitz: (20 – 60) he is an ambitious young officer Ernest; trying to be clever; wants to get ahead; believes in following protocol and playing by the rules. Also provides voices for two characters in flashback (The Chief, Marcus's grizzled boss, and Vanessa, Marcus's former partner). Must be a skilled pianist, as well as good actor-singer who moves dexterously and well.
 
-The Suspects: (20 – 60) plays multiple characters throughout, including Dahlia Whitney (the murder victim's loopy widow); Murray and Barb Flandon (the Whitneys' bickering but libidinous neighbors); Steph Whitey (an overeager grad student), Barette Lewis (a self-incriminating ballerina); Dr. Griff (a friendly, needy, local psychiatrist); Timmy, Yonkers, and Skid (the three remaining members of an antiquated boys' choir); and Henry Vivaldi (a fire fighter who is a late arrival). Must be a skilled pianist, as well as good actor-singer who moves dexterously and well.
 
The Roommate
By Jen Silverman
Directed by Samantha Ginn
 
Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.
 
Callbacks will be this summer.  Rehearsals start 02/18/20, previews begin 03/20/20, opens 03/28/20, and closes 04/19/20.
 
-Sharon: (mid-50s) shy Iowan whose kitchen is filled with mason jars and decorated tiles, and who never locks her doors. She is suffering from not only a empty nest but an empty life. Sharon’s squeaky-clean provincial attitudes aren’t doing her any favors either. In an uncharacteristically adventurous gambit she’s taken in a lodger, sight unseen.
-Robyn: (mid-50s) a confident vegan from the Bronx with no affinity for Midwestern nice. The complete opposite of Sharon. A gay, vegan slam poet who evasively claims she’s moved to Iowa just because she “likes to grow things” — and has brought along the funny-looking plants to prove it.
 
Into the Woods
Written by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine
Directed by Tony Houck
 
Ten years ago, New Village Arts produced its first musical. Now, on the cusp of their 20th season, NVA returns to the musical that started it all. Into the Woods brings well-known fairytale characters to musical life. Interwoven through their tales is the story of a baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by a mischievous witch. Stephen Sondheim's songs, seamlessly melded to James Lapine's text, are perfect expressions of the complications of living in modern society and the difficult choices we encounter on the paths of our lives. Into the Woods premiered on Broadway in 1987, winning three Tony Awards.
 
Callbacks will be this summer.  Rehearsals start 03/31/20, previews begin 04/30/20, opens 05/16/20, and closes 08/09/20.  Please note that if you wish to be cast in this production, you will be required to attend every rehearsal.
 
-Narrator: Vocal range G2-E4
-Cinderella: Vocal range G3-G5
-Jack: Vocal range B2-G4
-Jack's Mother: Vocal range Bb3-Gb5
-The Baker: Vocal Range Ab2-G4
-The Baker's Wife: Vocal Range F3-G5
-Cinderella's Stepmother: Vocal range A3-F#5
-Florinda (Cinderella's Stepsister: Vocal range C4-Ab5
-Lucinda (Cinderella's Stepsister): Vocal range C4-Ab5
-Little Red Riding Hood: Vocal range Bb3-F5
-The Witch: Vocal range top: F3-G5
-Cinderella's Mother: Vocal range E4-F4
-Mysterious Man: Vocal range G2-Eb4
-Wolf: Vocal range Bb2-Gb4
-Rapunzel: Vocal range B3-A5
-Cinderella's Prince: Vocal range B2-F4
-Rapunzel's Prince: Vocal range C#3-E4
 

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