Casting Breakdown 2019-2020
2019-2020 Casting Breakdowns
Seeking Stage Management resumes for AN INSPECTOR CALLS, ALABASTER, and A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2. Florida Rep will accept resumes/cover letters for those openings; please email c/o Associate Artistic Director, Jason Parrish at PO Box 2483, Fort Myers, FL 33902-2483. Resumes for other productions will be accepted as possible replacements, should they be necessary.
All roles are available unless otherwise specified. For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.
ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE. Dir: Maureen Heffernan. 1st reh:9/03/19. Runs 09/24/19–11/10/19. Built-in Extension: 12/08/19 In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre.
Patsy Cline: Female. Aged 20s. Legendary country singer with a powerful voice.
KEN LUDWIG’S FOX ON THE FAIRWAY by Ken Ludwig. Dir: Chris Clavelli. 1st reh: 10/08/19. Runs 10/29-11/20. Possible extension: 11/24/19. In The Historic Arcade Theatre.
Justin Hicks: Male. 25. Offbeat, sweet, anxious. A bundle of nerves. Works at the Quail Valley country club but is a talented golfer in his own right. In love with Louise.
Louise Heinbedder: Female. 23. Attractive, good-natured, a little ditzy. In her own world, which is very innocent and wonderful to visit. In love with Justin.
AN INSPECTOR CALLS by J.B. Priestly. Dir: Michael Marotta.1st reh:11/12/19. Runs 12/03 – 12/22. Possible Extension: 12/29/19. In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre.
Note: The action takes place in England, 1912. Various English dialects will be used.
Eric Birling: Male. 20s. Not quite at ease. At times shy, but can be assertive when necessary. Son of Sybil and Arthur.
Sheila Birling: Female. 20s. Pretty, content, enthusiastic, and hopeful. Daughter to Sybil and Arthur. Newly engaged to Gerald.
ALABASTER by Audrey Cefaly. A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Dir: Jason Parrish. 1st reh: 11/26/19. Runs 12/17–1/26/20. Possible Extension: 2/09/20. In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre.
Note: The action takes place in Alabaster, Alabama. June and Weezy are part of the landscape, and dialects will be used. Alice is an outsider.
Bib: Female. An old goat. Unwell. Weezy’s mama. This character doesn’t speak, but should have a strong presence and timing.
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK by Neil Simon. Dir: Greg Longenhagen. 1st reh: 12/17/19. Runs 1/07/20 – 1/29/20. Possible Extension 2/02/20. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Corie Bratter: Female. Mid 20s. A spontaneous free-spirit always in search of the latest fad. Enthusiastic, fearless, and strong. Newly married to Paul.
Paul Bratter: Male. Mid 20s. A straight-laced attorney working on his career trajectory. Neither spontaneous nor a free-spirit. Newly married to Corie.
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Book & Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, Music & Lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Dir: Jason Parrish. 1st reh:1/21/20. Runs 2/11/20-3/04/20. Possible extension:3/08/20. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Monty Navarro: Male. 30s. Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A.
Miss Shingle: 30s-50s. A Cockney housekeeper/governess who served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. Must be a strong character actress. Mezzo soprano, G to high A. May play other roles.
Sibella Hallward: Female. Late 20s-mid 30s. A calculating, willful, flirtatious narcissist with a quick wit and high style. Truly loves Monty. Seeking a strong mover. Character mezzo, low F# to high A, belting not required.
Phoebe D’Ysquith: Female. Early 20s-early 30s. Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, yet has a backbone of steel. Sophisticated, yet innocent. Not a typical ingénue, and the actress must have sense of humor and comic style behind her innocence. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom.
The D’Ysquith Family: Played by one actor. Male. 30s – mid 50s. Must be an experienced, skilled, and comedic actor with a keen understanding of British farce. Physical comedy and stamina are essential. Should be a strong character singer. Plays a full range of archetypal English characters:
Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr.– a dandy.
Lord AdlabertD’Ysquith– Eighth Earl of Highhurst
Reverend Lord Ezekiel D’Ysquith– a clergyman
Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Sr.– an elderly banker
Henry D’Ysquith– a country squire
Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith– a bodybuilder
Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith– a benefactress
Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey– an actress
Chauncey D’Ysquith- a janitor
An ensemble of 6: Seeking three men and three women to play multiple roles. Must be strong singers, dancers, and actors with a command of the period and comic style and understanding of British farce.
WOMAN #1: 30s-50s. Character woman. Plays Mourner; Tour Guide; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Pub Owner’s Wife; Mrs. Pebworth; Phoebe’s Maid; 3rd Newsboy; Tailor; Selina Chard (Servant); Flower Girl. Mezzo soprano, G to high A.
WOMAN #2: 30s-40s. Character woman. Plays Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Bridesmaid; Mrs. Hetherington; 4th Newsboy; Tailor; Lady Eugenia D’Qsquith; Flower Girl. Low F# to high A.
WOMAN #3: 20s-30s. Mourner; Sibella’s Maid; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Miss Evangeline Barley; Bridesmaid; Miss Hayes; Tailor; Hilda (Servant); Flower Girl. G to high C.
MAN #1: 20s-30s. Attractive and appealing. Plays Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 2nd Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Tom Copley; Dr. Brownlee; 1st Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 3rd Actor; Ancestral Bust; Walter (Servant); Dr. Pettibone (Medical Examiner); Prison Guard. Solid low A to high A.
MAN #2: 20s-40s. A versatile character man. Plays Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; 1st Clerk; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Owner; Mr. Cross; 2nd Newsboy; Weight Lifter; 1st Actor; Lord Asquith’s Physician; Ancestral Bust; Mr. Waters (Servant); Chief Inspector Pinckney. Bass, low C to high G#.
MAN #3: 30s-50s. A character man. Mourner; Tourist; Ancestral Portrait; Skater; Tailor; Groomsman; Pub Patron; Henry’s Employee; Mr. Goodsall; 2nd Actor; Alfred Gorby (Butler); Lord High Steward (voiceover); Magistrate. True tenor. B flat to high B flat.
EVERY BRILLIAN THING by Duncan Macmillian with Johnny Donahue. Dir: Eleanor Holdridge. 1st reh: 2/04/20. Runs 2/25/20 – 3/29/20. In Florida Rep’s ArtStage Studio Theatre.
Narrator: The Narrator can be played by a woman or a man of any age or ethnicity. The actor must be charming, engaging, and warm. Seeking an actor with strong comic and dramatic skills, and who is comfortable acting with the audience and with improvisation. Experience with one-person plays would be helpful. Most importantly, the play must feel spontaneous and authentic. The actor should radiate honesty and empathy. Seeking an actor with a keen sense of humor who is willing to play.
A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2 by Lucas Hnath. Dir: Chris Clavelli. 1st reh: 2/25/20. Runs 3/17/20 – 4/08/20. Possible Extension: 4/12/20. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Emmy: Female. 20s. Nora and Torvald’s daughter. Bright and clever. Well-adjusted. Newly engaged to be married and looking forward to a traditional marriage.
RIPCORD by David Lindsay-Abaire. Dir: TBA. 1st reh: 3/31/20. Runs 4/21– 5/10. In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Benjamin/Lewis/Clown: Male. 40s Plays multiple characters. Benjamin: the estranged son of Abby, recovering addict, shy and a little rough around the edges. Trying to make a better life. Lewis: Marilyn’s son, lively and friendly. Clown: an actor in a haunted house who plays an evil clown.
Scotty: Male, 20s-30s. Aide at a retirement home, amateur actor. Bright, dedicated to his job, adheres to the rules that Abby tries to bend.
Colleen/Woman in White: Female, 30s. Colleen: Marilyn’s daughter, wife of Derek. Bright, friendly, and fierce. Woman in white: an actress in a haunted house.
Derek/Zombie Butler/Masked Man: Male, 30s. Derek: Colleen’s husband, more cautious and realistic than his wife. Zombie Butler: leads the haunted house tour. Masked man: actor in the haunted house.