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Audition (Calgary): AUDITION UPDATE – The Raven-A New Musical

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Audition (Calgary): AUDITION UPDATE – The Raven-A New Musical

logoonlyAUDITION UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENT for The RAVEN-A NEW MUSICAL

~SEEKING SINGERS/ACTORS for upcoming TABLE READS~

Table Reads on Mar 9th and 16th-small time commitment, great opportunity!

We are excited to announce our Two Upcoming Table Reads of the new music and script on March 9th and 16th in lieu of the Staged Readings that were originally planned for April.

We are currently looking for Strong Singers/Actors to read and sing for characters in the show and also be part of talk-backs/discussion on the progression of this show.

Auditions are this weekend, Thursday February 26 and Friday February 27th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Times are going quickly.

Auditions:
Thurs Feb 26, 2015 at 7:30-10:00pm
Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 6:00-10:00pm
(Performing Arts Youth Centre – 1371 Hastings Crescent SE)

Table Reads:
Monday March 9, 2015 at 6:00-10:30pm
Monday March 16, 2015 at 6:00-10:30pm

The time commitment is very small, as we only require actors for the two dates (Mar 9 and 16th) and as the music/script would be sent to you before hand, the only other commitment would be the personal time for you to individually read and review the music/script before the reads to familiarize yourself with them.

We require dedicated, motivated singers/actors, who can pick up music quickly and enjoy the excitement of new work. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the growth of of a new show and have the chance as an actor to be part of a Table Read process for a new musical.

Casting Requirements: (The ages of the characters are approximate. We are looking for actors who can portray these ages, but we are more interested in the vocal quality then the physical age.)

EDGAR: (Tenor-Strong Belter) Male 18-30
DEATH: (Bass/Baritone) Male 18-40
RUFUS: (Tenor-Strong Belter) Must be able play a dandy fool/fop (high tenor) and also an alter-ego of Death (deeper richer baritone) Male 18-30
RAINE: (Mezzo-Strong Belter) Female 16-30
LENORE: (Soprano) Haughty and manipulative. Female 16-30
EFFY: (Alto/Mezzo-Strong Belter) Female 16-30
DEATH HUNTERS:
ROMAN: (Tenor-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Male 18-30
PANDORA: (Mezzo Soprano-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Female 16-30
CALLISTO: (Mezzo Soprano/Alto-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Female 16-30
BLAKE: (Baritone-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Male 16-30
LEVI: (Tenor-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Male 16-30
SOCIETY:
LADY ADELE WORTHAM: (Soprano) The most sour and most ancient Matron of Society. Female 40-60+
LADY PERDITA BLAQUE: (Mezzo) A proud Matron of Society. Roman’s Mother. Female 40-60+
LADY CULPEPPER: (Mezzo/Alto) A snobby Matron of Society. Effy’s Mother. Female 40-60+
DUKE OF BILLINGSHEAD: (Bari/Bass-Comedic) Lenore’s grandfather. Billingshead’s had enough of society, and says what he likes. Male 40-60+
DUKE OF WITHERSFIELD: (Tenor-Comedic) Cronies with Billingshead and Honeywood. He has an easy laugh and is an embarrassment to his honorable daughter, Lady Rosewicke. Male 40-60+
EARL OF HONEYWOOD: (Baritone-Comedic) The most ancient man in society and the most irreverent, though he can barely get his wry comments past his quivering mustache. Male 40-60+
ALGIE: (Baritone) Male (Any age)
WILBEY: (Tenor) Male (Any age)
SHEEBA: (Mezzo): Female (Any age)
HERALD: (Tenor-Comedic) Sings primarily in high falsetto. Male, any age.

INFORMATION for AUDITIONS:

• Vocal – Please prepare 2 contrasting musical theatre songs (16-32 bars). Please select pieces which show off your voice and demonstrate your ability to show character. Please bring accompaniment CD or or IPOD with track. No accompanist will be present, but a piano will be available and you are welcome to bring your own. NO ACCAPELLA.
• Acting – Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue that shows off your abilities. You may also be asked to read from sides appropriate to the role/roles for which you are being considered. The sides will be made available to you at the audition.

To sign up for an audition time, Please visit the website at:
http://www.theraven-musical.com/auditions.html
OR
Send your resume/headshot and preferred dates and times to:
theravenmusical@hotmail.com

For more information about the show, visit the website at:
www.theraven-musical.com

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