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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 3:00 PM

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DESCRIPTION
“The Storm” is an original musical currently in development in New York City. Seeking strong performers for a special presentation at The Roosevelt Hotel on July 19, 2017. NOTE: See role breakdown below.

This will not be a full production; however, actors will be off-book and backed by a live band. There will be staging and choreography as well as basic lighting and simple costumes and props. Rehearsals will be held in the evenings. The commitment is approximately three weeks.

SYNOPSIS
On the night of her school’s annual concert, distinguished dance educator Marge Young gazes out from a backstage curtain and reflects on her storied career. Flashbacks trace her rise from a child star in Hollywood’s silent comedies to headlining prominent nightclubs and meeting her husband, Jim, a talented and popular pianist; as well as the couple’s theatrical clash of personalities; celebrated achievements; and a legacy best exemplified by the success of their students.

NOW CASTING:

ROLES

MARGE YOUNG (Lead): Female, 75-88
60s-70s, or 50s to play older. A veteran of show business turned wife and dance educator. Older version of “MARGIE” and “YOUNG MARGIE” who narrates a life-long flashback. Poised. Captivating. Time-tested. Discerning. Strong actor. Good singer. Ability to move a plus. Vocal range: alto-soprano (classic musical theater torch song). Ethnicity: Caucasian.

SHORTY (Lead): Male, 23-35
20s-30s, or 40s to play younger. A popular pianist during the age of big bands and nightclubs. Good looks. Charismatic charm. Confident. Elopes with “MARGIE”. Must be able to play basic piano or better (classical / jazz pianist preferred). Good actor. Must be able/willing to be made up and play late 50s for one scene. Good singer (tenor preferred). Vocal range: baritone (in the style of classic musical theater and American standards). Ability to move a plus. If interested, please submit piano reel to entertainment@intaglioproductions.com when scheduling appointment. Ethnicity: Caucasian.

JOSHUA (Supporting): Male, 15-20
20s. “MARGIE” and “SHORTY’s” grandson. A talented pianist with a personality to match his grandfather. Strong piano ability required (virtuoso classical / jazz pianist preferred). Good actor (tenor preferred). Ability to sing and move a plus, but not required. If interested, please submit piano reel to entertainment@intaglioproductions.com when scheduling appointment. Ethnicity: Caucasian.

YOUNG MARGIE / YOUNG ELIZABETH (Supporting): Female, 3-7
A Shirley Temple type who can sing, dance, and act. Delightful. Outgoing. Ability to project and memorize a few lines is a must. All children are required be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parent or guardian must remain at the audition / rehearsal site(s) at all times. Please be prepared to wait. Ethnicity: Caucasian.

MALE ENSEMBLE / TOM (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 29-40
20 or older. “Tom” is a problem drinker, abusive husband, and “MARGIE’s” stepfather. Strong stage presence. Strong dancer. Strong singer. Vocal range: bass (in the style of classic musical theater and American standards). Ethnicity: Caucasian.


MALE ENSEMBLE / BRUCE (Chorus / Ensemble): Male, 25-40
20 or older. “BRUCE” is “MARGIE’s” self-serving manager. A weasel. Strong stage presence. Strong dancer. Strong singer. Vocal range: tenor (in the style of classic musical theater and American standards). Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

MALE ENSEMBLE: Male, 18-40
18 or older. Strong stage presence. Strong dancer. Strong singer. Vocal range: baritone (in the style of classic musical theater and American standards). Ethnicity: Caucasian


REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION DATES
Rehearses June 26 – July 18, 2017 and performs July 19, 2017 in New York City.

COMPENSATION
Pay for performance, not the rehearsal process

AUDITION INFORMATION

WHEN
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Appointment Required: 1-4PM

WHERE
Sirovich Auditorium, 331 E. 12th Street, New York, NY 10003

WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare one 32 bar song in the style of jazz, classic musical theater, or American standard that showcases your range. Bring sheet music. A pianist will be provided. You will be asked to learn a dance/movement combination following the vocal auditions. Be prepared with appropriate dance attire and footwear (character shoe or jazz sneaker). NOTE: Appointment required.

APPOINTMENTS
Performers should e-mail their headshot/picture, résumé, and dance and vocal reels (or clips) to entertainment@intaglioproductions.com in order to secure an audition slot and obtain sides. It is always best to attend in person; however, anyone unable to attend the audition for scheduling reasons may submit inquiries and a video reel to entertainment@intaglioproductions.com as well.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Auditions may be filmed for internal casting purposes only.
Website: http://www.thestormthemusical.com

• Location: Manhattan, Sirovich Auditorium, 331 E. 12th Street,

• Post ID: 102132603 manhattan
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