Garden Theatre
Season 14 Casting Call - First Half of Season
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REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for an audition, please submit a headshot and resume through Auditions Manager. Submission review will begin immediately and continue until all auditions slots are full. Auditions are by invitation only and will take place in-person at Garden Theatre.

In-person invited audition dates for all musicals and plays will take place on:
Monday, May 10, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday, May 16, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday, May 17, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Those invited to audition will be asked to prepare a one minute monologue, a 16 bar cut of a musical theatre song of your choice and participate in a short dance call.


In-person invited audition date for plays ONLY:
June 21, 2021 from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Those invited to audition will be asked to prepare a one minute monologue.


GUIDELINES

Man of La Mancha
Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Joe Darion, Lyrics by Mitch Leigh
Original Production Directed by Albert Marie
August 27 – September 19, 2021
Callback Dates: June 9-10, 2021

Rehearsals begin July 31, 2021
Directed by Joseph C. Walsh
Music Director: Bert Rodriguez
Associate Director and Choreographer: Joshian Morales

Show Description:
Like beauty my friend, ‘tis all in the eyes of the beholder. A story of imagination, adventure, and chivalry rises from the darkness and despair of a prison cell, carried aloft by some of the American Theatre's most familiar and beloved songs. The walls fall away as Miguel de Cervantes transforms into his legendary hero Don Quixote and humanizes his fellow inmates through his musical misadventures. Don Quixote's quest — a glorious affirmation of the resilience of the human spirit — dares everyone to dream "The Impossible Dream" and search for the good in each one of us.

The Garden Theatre is seeking a diverse group of artists to play multiple roles in this ensemble driven play within a play.

Character Breakdown
● Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes)
● Sancho (The Manservant)
● Aldonza
● The Governor (The Innkeeper)
● The Duke (Dr. Carrasco)
● Padre
● Antonia
● The Housekeeper
● The Barber
● Pedro
● Ensemble (muleteers, two guitarists, one percussionist, prisoners, guards)


Looped
by Matthew Lombardo
October 8 – 24, 2021
Callback Dates: July 26-27, 2021

Rehearsals begin September 11, 2021
Directed by Beth Marshall

Show Description:
If nothing else you need, no, you MUST live the life you want to live. The year is 1965, and famed stage and screen diva Tallulah Bankhead stumbles into the recording studio to record the single line needed to complete her upcoming gothic horror film, Die! Die! My Darling!. As the session stretches to eight hours, the inebriated actress clashes and then connects with the producer behind the studio glass. Irreverent, hilarious and heartbreaking, Looped reveals the fragility of the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Character Breakdown
● Tallulah Bankhead: Early 60’s. A legendary actress known mostly for her outrageous behavior and raunchy wit. Her “over-the-top” persona shields her insecurities for a declining career.

● Danny Miller: Late 30s-40s. A film editor. Attractive and bookish, he is an uptight conservative with an awkward charm.

● Steve: Late 40s-50s. He is a Sound Engineer.


big, The Musical
Book by John Weidman
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Based upon the motion picture “big” Written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
A Twentieth Century Fox Film
Originally Produced on Broadway by James B. Freydberg, Kenneth Feld, Lawrence Mark, and Kenneth D. Greenblatt
In Association with FAO Schwarz - Fifth Avenue
November 19 – December 19, 2021
Callback Dates: August 30-31, 2021

Rehearsals begin October 24, 2021
Directed by Joseph C. Walsh

Show Description:
When you’re young, you can’t wait to be grown-up… But being big and tall does not make you a grown-up. 13-year-old Josh Baskin knows one thing: being a kid is no fun! So when a rusty arcade machine magically transforms him into a 30-year-old man, Josh knows this is his chance to have the time of his life! Still a kid at heart, Josh navigates a grown-up world and reminds his new colleagues and himself of the joys of childhood in this fun-filled musical based on the beloved 1980s film. Everyone grows old, but you don’t have to grow up!

The Garden Theatre is seeking a diverse group of artists to bring this modern fairytale to life. Roles that will be cast include the following:

Character Breakdown
Adult Roles
● Josh Baskin
● Susan Lawrence
● Mrs. Baskin
● George MacMillan
● Paul Seymour
● Mr. Baskin / Tom / Zoltar / Junior Executive / Customer / Ensemble
● Ron Barrett / Ticket Taker / Junior Executive / Customer / Ensemble
● Mr. Kopecki / Nick / Panhandler / Junior Executive / Customer / Ensemble
● Mrs. Kopecki / Diane / Junior Executive / Customer / Ensemble
● Arthur Lipton / Junior Executive / Customer / Ensemble
● Abigail / Lunatic / Salesperson 1 / Junior Executive / Ensemble
● Miss Watson / Salesperson 3 / Ensemble
● Rick Birnbaum / Arcade Manager / Sales Person 2 / Junior Executive / Ensemble
● Detective / Bean Bag Toss Lady / Chilly Receptionist / Junior Executive / Ensemble


The Mountaintop
by Katori Hall
January 21 – February 6, 2022
Callback Dates: October 18-19, 2021

Rehearsals begin December 28, 2021
Directed by Felichia Chivaughn Ellison

Show Description:
At the most human level, we are all the same. Hours after delivering his iconic “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop'' speech, Martin Luther King Jr. returns to his room at Memphis’ Lorraine Motel to plan for his next march. Soon after, a motel maid arrives at his door with a newspaper, a cup of coffee, and the news that he won’t live past tomorrow. Her revelation spurs an all-night conversation that illuminates the humanity behind the Civil Rights icon as King reflects on the man he is and the man he hoped to be. Written in honor of the individuals that Dr. King inspired but never met, Katori Hall’s Olivier Award-winning play is a stunning imagining of King’s last night on Earth.

Character Breakdown
● Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Black/African Descent, MLK at the time was 39 (actor should be able to play 35-50). Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights movement leader. Awe-inspiring, charming, and powerful with a bruting intelligence and almost hidden vulnerability. He can sometimes present as older than his true age. A brilliant orator, impassioned preacher, and a fearless leader. MLK, though a revered leader of the civil rights movement, was still a human who was driven by his unquenchable lust for life in all of its extremes.

● Camae: Black/African Descent, (actor should be able to play 20-30). A young maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. She is very beautiful, fun-spirited, and confident. As a young woman, she claims the power that she holds within her body as well as the power that she holds within her mind. Camae’s personality is a delicate mix of sass and sensuality. She is both very human, but also very special.


Parade
Book by Alfred Uhry
Music & Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown
February 25 – March 13, 2022
Callback Dates: November 29-30, 2021

Rehearsals begin January 29, 2022
Directed by Joseph C. Walsh
Choreographer: Roberta Emerson

Show Description
I’m trapped inside this life and trapped beside a wife who would prefer that I’d say “Howdy!” not “Shalom!” This provocative Tony Award-winning musical explores the endurance of love, hope, and compassion against seemingly insurmountable odds. Ostracized for his faith, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man, is accused of murder in 1913 Atlanta. The whole town turns against him, leaving his wife Lucille as his only defender. A moving love story, a riveting murder mystery, and a gripping courtroom drama, Parade illuminates a circus of conflicting accounts, false testimony, and mishandled evidence in a town reeling with social and racial tension.

Character Breakdown
● LUCILLE FRANK: Gentle and mousy, but resourceful and resilient. Despite her husband's feelings, she is a true Southerner through and through but can see through the deception. A White Jew from Georgia.
Age: 21 to 28
Vocal range top: G3
Vocal range bottom: E5

● LEO FRANK: Our story's tragic protagonist accused of murder. As National Pencil Factory Superintendent, Leo is neurotic and a serial pessimist. Though married to Lucille, he is physically and emotionally displaced. A White Jew from the North.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Gb2

● HUGH DORSEY: Atlanta's District Attorney. He is a devout Christian, who is brute and manipulative at times. Hungry for political success and recognition. White Georgian.
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: B2

● GOV. JOHN SLATON: As the Governor of Georgia, he is highly concerned with public perception. Flirtatious and fun at times. Strives to maintain his values. White Southerner.
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

● FRANKIE EPPS: A charming and simple man, he is Mary's devoted friend. Playful and flirtatious. White Georgian.
Age: 14 to 17
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

● MARY PHAGAN: A factory worker at the National Pencil Factory who is murdered. She is very innocent but has moments of sassiness and playfulness. White Georgian.
Age: 13 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Eb4

● JIM CONLEY: A cleaning supervisor at National Pencil Factory. Secretly, he is a convict on the run. Pompous showman with a strong build. Black Georgian.
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: D3

● BRITT CRAIG: A washed up reporter who can often be found three sheets to the wind. Weaselly and desperate for his 'big break.' White Georgian.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Eb3

ALL ACTORS EXCEPT LEO AND LUCILLE WILL PLAY MULTIPLE ROLES AND COVER THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE ENSEMBLE:
Chain Gang; Factory Girls (Essie, Iola Stover, Monteen); Guards/Policemen (Officer Ivey, Detective Starnes, Mr. Peavy); Residents Of Georgia (Angela, Judge Roan, Jurors, Luther Rosser, Minola Mcknight, Mrs. Phagan, Old Soldier, Reporters, Riley, Sally Slaton, Young Soldier)




OTHER INFORMATION

Due to COVID-19, there are no OPEN auditions for the first part of the Season. We will accept video submissions and showreels from artists who do not receive an invite or who do not feel comfortable auditioning in person.

Garden Theatre Audition Statement: Garden Theatre strongly encourages performers of all ethnicities, and gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.



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