“A Tale of Two Cities – a Musical”
By Jill Santoriello
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
A co-production With Sherard Musical Theatre
Director: Timothy J. Anderson
Music Director: Sally Hunt
Assistant Director: Trish van Doornum
Choreographer: Jake Hastey
AUDITIONS: Sunday, July 7 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mon/Tues July 8/9 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Callbacks: Tuesday, July 16th 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Deadline: July 7, 2013 Audition deadline, first come first served by email registration.
Location: Two ONE-WAY Tickets to Broadway’s Studio
107 Ave and 124 Street across from the Roxy Theatre
DR. ALEXANDRE MANETTE – French doctor unjustly imprisoned in the Bastille for 17 years; father of Lucie (Bari/tenor sings to G)
LUCIE MANETTE – Manette’s young daughter, thought orphaned as a child; loved by Darnay and Carton (Soprano sings to Bb)
MR. JARVIS LORRY – English banker who adopts the Manettes as a surrogate family (non-singing)
MISS PROSS – Lucie Manette’s no-nonsense English nanny and friend (singing optional)
JACQUES #1 AND 2 / ENSEMBLE – 2 French peasants working toward revolution
GASPARD / ENSEMBLE – French peasant whose child is run down by the Marquis St. Evremonde
LITTLE GASPARD / ENSEMBLE – Gaspard’s little boy, killed by the carriage of the Marquis
MADAME THERESE DEFARGE – patient wife of Defarge who supports his dream of revolution in France (Strong belt; must belt/mix to E)
ERNEST DEFARGE – Manette’s old servant; wine merchant and budding revolutionary (Bari-tenor sings to G / optional A)
MARQUIS ST. EVREMONDE / ENSEMBLE – predatory, immoral French aristocrat; uncle to Darnay (Baritone sings to F#)
GABELLE / ENSEMBLE – servant to the Marquis; friend to Darnay (Baritone)
CHARLES DARNAY aka EVREMONDE – good-hearted, upstanding young French aristocrat; marries Lucie (Bari-tenor sings to Ab)
JOHN BARSAD – turncoat English con-man and spy, in the pay of the Marquis (Baritone)
JERRY CRUNCHER – English odd-job man for Mr. Lorry; moonlights as a grave robber (Baritone)
SYDNEY CARTON – drunken, careless English lawyer in love with Lucie Manette (Baritone low G to G, 2 octaves)
STRYVER / ENSEMBLE – blustering senior barrister; Carton’s employer (Baritone)
ATTORNEY GENERAL / ENSEMBLE – smug showman prosecutor in cahoots with Barsad against Darnay (Bass/Baritone) CRONIES # 1 AND #2 / ENSEMBLE – Jerry Cruncher’s shovel wielding fellow grave robbers (solo singing)
MRS. CRUNCHER / ENSEMBLE – Jerry’s prayerful, nervous spouse
LITTLE LUCIE – Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette’s little girl (solo singing)
FRENCH PRESIDENT / ENSEMBLE – presides over the Tribunal in Paris
YOUNG MAN / ENSEMBLE – early to late teens, young peasant mortally wounded by the Marquis (Tenor sings to A)
SEAMSTRESS / ENSEMBLE – timid, young woman unjustly condemned to die on the guillotine (Lyric soprano sings to D)
TURNKEY / ENSEMBLE – guard in the Parisian prison of La Force where Darnay is kept
• Vocal – One selection of a lyric musical theatre piece. You will be asked to indicate what song you will be singing prior to audition. Please bring sheet music with piano accompaniment OR Karaoke (without vocal) track on a CD. We will have a skilled accompanist there to play for you.
NO A CAPPELLA.
• Acting – Reading from the Script
• Dance – Movement will be handled at Callbacks.
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