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Auditions for “Andrew Lippa’s Wild Party”

Sat, July 20th @ 12:00pm

Mon, July 22nd @ 7:00 pm

Tues, July 23rd @ 7:00 pm

The Italian Club

1731 E. 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605

“Don’t you wanna be the life of the party?!”

Directed by Tammy Modica
Music Direction by Joseph Canessa
Choreography by Doug Buffaloe


IMPORTANT NOTES

*** We welcome actors of all gender identities, sexualities, ages, and races. Due to mature themes in the show, actors must be 18 years or older to audition (or have a signed permission waiver from parent/guardian). ***

*** TRIGGER WARNING: This show contains multiple R-rated scenes with consensual sexual violence, rape, physical violence, as well as sexual themes surrounding a minor (though this character will be played by an adult). ***

*** ALL ROLES contain some hyper-sexual and bi-sexual explicit moments. Actors need to be comfortable with body-to-body contact while dancing (“The Juggernaut” and “Come with Me”) and intimate moments between characters both male and female. ***

*** The roles of Queenie, Burrs, Kate, and Black all require partial nudity during sexually explicit scenes (women in lingerie with pasties; men shirtless and in undergarments). ***


Rehearsal Dates: July 30 – Oct 16, 2019

Monday – Thursday from 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Two (2) Sunday Choreography Rehearsals
Tentative Dates: Sept 8 & Sept 15 from 11:00am – 5:00pm

(Italian Club – 2nd Floor Theater)

Rehearsal schedules will be given at the first read-through (July 30, 2019) and are subject to change. 

Performance Dates: 

Thursday, Oct 17th @ 8:00pm
Friday, Oct 18th @ 8:00pm
Saturday, Oct 19th @ 6:00pm
Sunday, Oct 20th @ 2:00pm (Italian Club Benefit Show)

No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening.

Strike is on Sunday, Oct 20th @ 5:00pm following the closing performance – All cast is required to attend and assist.

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Audition Requirements 

Please prepare (1) a monologue of approximately one minute and (2) one musical theatre song in the correct style of the role you are seeking. (NOTE: The roles of Queenie, Kate, Burrs, and Black all have strong belts.) Vocal auditions must have an accompaniment track (CD, mp3, etc. or may be a cappella, if need be), as there will not be an accompanist present. Your song should show your vocal range as well as your ability to create and embody character and tell a story through music. Truthful, honest connection to the material is paramount for both singing and acting.

Seeking nine (9) adult women, ten (10) adult men. All roles are open for this production.

There will be a dance/movement audition. Please be prepared to learn a short routine and bring comfortable dance attire & Jazz/Character shoes to auditions.

*** ALL ROLES contain some hyper-sexual and bi-sexual explicit moments. Actors need to be comfortable with body-to-body contact while dancing (“The Juggernaut” and “Come with Me”) and intimate moments between characters both male and female. ***

Call-Backs will be individually scheduled for Tuesday, July 23rd, or as needed.

Please bring a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. Any conflicts with the posted schedule must be discussed with the Director before casting can be confirmed.

All those auditioning are encouraged to provide a resume of their onstage experience. “Open Call” auditions. No appointment necessary. Pay is cast profit-share of ticket sales.


Plot Summary

In this steamy 1920’s prohibition tale of love, lust, and betrayal, lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties. After the colorful arrival of a slew of guests living life on the edge, Queenie’s wandering eyes land on a striking man named Black. As the decadence is reaching a climax, so is Burrs’ jealousy, which erupts and sends him into a violent rage. Gun in hand and inhibitions abandoned, Burrs turns on Queenie and Black. The gun gets fired, but who’s been shot?


Character Breakdown

LEAD ROLES

QUEENIE (F, 20 to 30)
Blonde and beautiful. Sexy. Looks a little older and more tired than her age would indicate. Afraid of being alone. Has become addicted to Burrs’ presence and ravenous sexual appetite. Mezzo-soprano belt and a strong dancer.
Vocal range: F5 – F3

BURRS (M, 30 to 40)
Handsome. A professional clown. Dangerous and charming all at once. Carries himself with a dark, dangerous kind of appeal. Sexually ravenous and drawn to Queenie like a moth to the flame. Hurts somewhere deep inside, and slowly descends into jealous insanity. Has a damning obsession with Queenie that eats away at his sanity. Strong bari-tenor with a powerful upper range.
Vocal range: A5 – G3

KATE (F, 20 to 30)
Wild, young and nihilistic, but autonomous. Deeply flawed. Commands a room with her presence. Queenie’s friend and rival. A lush. Likes to be the “life of the party.” Always looking out for number one, and is jealous of Queenie. Sexy, sensual, and confident. Powerful mezzo-belt.
Vocal range: E5 – F3

BLACK (M, 25 to 35)
Strong, handsome, and poised without being posed. An enigmatic loner. Protective. No-nonsense kind of guy who cannot understand Queenie’s attraction to Burrs. African-American. R&B tenor and a strong dancer.
Vocal range: G5 – F3

SUPPORTING

DOLORES (F, 30 to 45)
A party-goer pitching ideas and hoping to score with Sam. A wild woman of the night.
Vocal range: A5 – A3

EDDIE (M, 30 to 45)
Pugilist (a boxer and thug). Mae’s husband who is perhaps even more dim-witted than she is. A big oaf, should be tall and broad. Can be a lovable teddy bear but also a quick tempered brute. Adores his wife. Bass-baritone.
Vocal range: A5 – A3

MADELAINE TRUE (F, 40 to 55)
A tired woman with slanted eyes and a cruel mouth. An announced lesbian. Sexually hungry. Blunt and very dry. Alto.
Vocal range: E5 – A3

MAE (F, 25 to 45)
Eddie’s wife. Short, sweet, and beautiful, but not particularly bright. Adores her husband and dotes on him. Character soprano.
Vocal range: D5 – A3

MAX (M, 25 to 35)
One of the party goers and a member of the usual “gang.” He is full of life and energy. High baritone.
Vocal range: B5 – A3

NADINE (F, 16 to 18)
The only minor at the party. Waifish and somewhat naïve. She is in over her head and trying to keep up. (Actor playing this role must be 18 or older or have signed permission waiver from parent/guardian). Soprano.
Vocal range: A5 – A3

OSCAR D’ARMANO (M, 25 to 35)
Phil’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant. Tenor. **Ability to play piano a plus.
Vocal range: B5 – A3

PHIL D’ARMANO (M, 25 to 35)
Oscar’s brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant. Tenor. **Ability to play piano a plus.
Vocal range: A5 – A3

SAM (M, 30 to 50)
Busy producer and “attention whore.” Trying to avoid the outrageous pitches made by Dolores, until it becomes sexual. Shady, weak-willed producer. Baritone.
Vocal range: A5 – A3

ENSEMBLE

JACKIE (F/M, 20 to 30) Sweet dancer. A mute. Androgynous. Long-limbed and nimble. MUST BE an excellent dancer.

ENSEMBLE “The Gang” (Female: 3, Male: 3)
Not your typical musical theatre chorus – they are the conscience, the voices of reality, the Greek Chorus; and one helluva backup group. Party-goers of all physical and vocal types. Extremely strong singers and dancers. Select roles may be dance only. Actors need to be comfortable with body-to-body contact while dancing (“The Juggernaut” and “Come with Me”) and intimate moments between characters both male and female.


For more information:
Email tammy@aeonlifetheater.com