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Open Auditions - Lippa's The Wild Party

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The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's award winning professional theatre company, is excited to announce auditions for their upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party, directed by Steve DeBruyne, musical direction by Brian Rose and choreography by Mike Suchyta.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFO:

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, July 21, and will take place Mondays through Fridays from 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays from noon to 6pm. Tech Saturday will take place from noon to midnight on August 18.

Performances begin on August 24 and take place Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons through October 7 with a possible extension through October 14. There will be one preview performance on Thursday, August 23 and one Thursday evening performance on Thursday, October 4.

PAY:

Actors over the age of 18 receive a rehearsal stipend of $100 and $10 per performance, plus a meal following each performance and two complimentary tickets. Actors with serving experience may choose to serve tables on select nights for additional tip money. Servers are scheduled on an alphabetic rotation.

AUDITION INFO AND PREPARATION:

Open auditions for non-Equity actors will take place on Thursday, April 26 from 6pm to 9pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm. Please use the front entrance on Main Street. Actors wishing to audition must sign in by 8:30pm. No need to stay the entire night. Once you have auditioned, you will be free to go.

Please prepare two 16 bar cuts of contrasting musical theatre pieces that show range and personality. Bring sheet music in the correct key (no a capella singing please) a headshot and resume STAPLED TOGETHER, as well as a list of any conflicts from July 21 through October 14.

Callbacks will take place by invitation only on Sunday, April 29 from 6pm to 11pm. Bring comfortable clothing and shoes to dance in. Callback sides will be available at diotheatre.com prior to the callback. Actors should plan to stay the entire night, however cuts may be made.

SYNOPSIS:

A steamy prohibition tale, steamrolling and roaring its way across the stage, Andrew Lippa's Wild Party was an Off-Broadway gem that garnered an array of industry accolades, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Obie awards. Based on Joseph Moncure March's 1928 narrative poem of the same name, this darkly brilliant show features one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written.

Lovers Queenie and Burrs decide to throw the party-to-end-all-parties in their Manhattan apartment. 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?

SEEKING NON-EQUITY ACTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

*NOTE: The Wild Party contains adult content including sexuality, violence, alcohol use and strong language. Actors should be comfortable with mature subject matter, and appearing on stage in revealing clothing. No nudity is required.

BLACK - 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.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F3

QUEENIE - 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.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3

KATE - 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.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: F3

DOLORES - A party-goer pitching ideas and hoping to score with Sam. A wild woman of the night.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

SAM - Busy producer and "attention whore." Trying to avoid the outrageous pitches made by Dolores, until it becomes sexual.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 50
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

EDDIE - Mae's husband who is perhaps even more dim-witted than she is. A big oaf. Can be a lovable teddy bear but also a quick tempered brute. Adores his wife.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 45
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

MAE - Eddie's wife. Sweet and beautiful, but not particularly bright. Adores her husband and dotes on him.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 45
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: A3

MADELAINE TRUE - A tired woman with a cruel mouth. An announced lesbian. Sexually hungry. Blunt and very dry.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

OSCAR D'ARMANO - Phil's brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

PHIL D'ARMANO - Oscar's brother and lover who dresses as his twin. A composer and an entertainer in every sense of the word. Very flamboyant.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

NADINE - The only minor at the party. Waifish and somewhat naïve. She is in over her head and trying to keep up.
Gender: Female
Age: 16 to 18
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

MAX - One of the party goers and a member of the usual "gang." He is full of life and energy.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

ENSEMBLE - Two men, two women, strong singer dancers, to play various roles.

Actors unable to attend the audition may send their headshot and resume, and list of conflicts as well as any available video and/or audio to director, Steve DeBruyne, steve at diotheatre dot com.