Foothill Music Theatre & Foothill Theatre Arts Dept. present,

Open Auditions for
Sunday in the Park with George

Music & Lyrics Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine


Director, Milissa Carey;
Music Director, Dolores Duran-Cefalu
Audition Dates and Times:
Monday August 4, Tuesday August 5, 6-9pm
Sunday in the Park with George

Where:
Appreciation Hall, #1501, (across from Smithwick Theatre)
No appointments necessary. May be asked to read.

Call Backs:
AUG 12 - 14

Performances Dates:
Feb. 19th through March 8th, 2015, in the Lohman Theatre.

Rehearsal Info:
begin January 6th, 2015.

What to Prepare:
Please prepare a short (1-2 min), song in the style of the show, songs from the show acceptable. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. May be asked to do a brief cold reading from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume.

The Story (Sunday in the Park with George):
One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize for its deeply insightful and highly personal examination of life through art and the artist.

The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte', Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover Dot. Amid the scorn of the artistic community, Seurat's artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes. A century later, Seurat's descendant - named George and also an artist - finds himself burnt out and in search of what artistic path to follow, but he finds the answer to his future in the past.

An ensemble of strong singing actors performs this challenging and heartbreaking work about our need to connect to the past, present and future. The ground-breaking work by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, the authors of INTO THE WOODS and PASSION, contain some of their most beautiful and stirring work.

All roles are open.
Foothill Music Theatre is not-for-pay. There are no fees for participating.
Foothill Music Theatre enthusiastically endorses non-traditional casting.


Character Breakdown
GEORGE - Act 1: George Seurat, an artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his troubled personal life. Act 2: Seurat's burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture searching for his purpose. In the end, he is able to use his connection to the past to find meaning in a blank canvas.
25-40 yrs old /Range: G#2 - Ab4

DOT / MARIE - George's headstrong mistress and occasional model so discontent with their relationship that she eventually leaves him. Act 2: As Marie, George's wheelchair-bound grandmother who helps him connect to his art.
Female, 20-30 yrs old / Range: E3 - D5

JULES - A rival artist. jealous, critical, and ultimately shallow. Opt. Doubling as BOB GREENBERG.
25-45 yrs old / Range: G2 - F4

YVONNE - Jules' pampered wife. She is as snippy and snooty as her husband. Optional Doubling as NAOMI EISEN.
25-35 yrs old / Range: E3 - Eb5

LOUIS - A baker who Dot sees to make George jealous. Friendly and popular, but dull. Opt. Doublings include MR. and BILLY WEBSTER
MAN. 30-45 yrs old /Range: B2- A4

A BOATMAN - A surly blue-collared laborer, simple-minded and slovenly. Optional Doubling as CHARLES REDMOND.
35-55 yrs old / Range: Eb2 - Eb4

A SOLDIER - A French soldier, polite and gentlemanly. Close with his companion, yearns for a separation. Opt. Doubling as ALEX.
20-35 yrs old / Range: A2 - F4

CELESTE #1 - A young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion. Optional Doubling as A WAITRESS.
18-30 yrs old / Range: B3 - G5

CELESTE #2 - Another young shop girl, gossipy and flirtatious. Her friendship with the other Celeste is strained when they fight over the Soldier and his companion. Optional Doubling as ELAINE.
18-30 yrs old / Range: A3 - G5

FRANZ - Jules's German coachman and Freida's husband. Disgruntled, has a temper and yearns for the Nurse. Opt. Doubling as DENNIS.
30-50 yrs old / Range: B2 - G4

FRIEDA - Jules and Yvonne's cook & Franz's wife. Caring as a surrogate nanny to Louise. Forced by Jules into an affair. Opt. Doublings include BETTY and YOUNG MAN.
30-50 yrs old / Range: G3 - F5

LOUISE - Jules and Yvonne's spoiled little girl. Neglected by her parents, despite being honest. Opt. Doubling as BOY.
8-12 yrs old / Range: G3 - Eb5

NURSE - The Old Lady's attendant. She is calming and assertive. Optional Doublings include HARRIET PAWLING and MRS.
30-50 yrs old /Range: G3 - F4

OLD LADY - George's mother. A cranky and demanding fixture in the park. She finds solace in nostalgia, and inspires George to find order in his art. Optional Doubling as BLAIR DANIELS.
60-80 yrs old / Range: F#3 - Eb5

Swings/understudies: to cover the above roles

Location and Parking at Auditions:
Closest parking to auditions is in Student Lot 1, immediately to your right as you enter the Foothill College Campus. Alternately, and to avoid the stairs, you may park in Student Lot 5 and take the five minute, level walk to auditions. There is a $3 parking fee in the lots at all times; permits are available from machines in the lots. Bring $3 in coins or $1 bills. If you are cast in the production, you will be given a free permit for the duration of the project. Foothill College is located at I-280 and El Monte Road, in Los Altos Hills.

For easy directions: http://www.mapquest.com/ .

 
Questions:
If you have further questions, please email: careymilissa@foothill.edu
 
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