Foothill Music Theatre & Foothill Theatre Arts Dept. present,
Music & Lyrics Stephen Sondheim
Open Auditions for
Sunday in the Park with George
Book by James Lapine
, Milissa Carey;
, Dolores Duran-Cefalu
Audition Dates and Times:
Monday August 4, Tuesday August 5, 6-9pm
Appreciation Hall, #1501, (across from Smithwick Theatre)
No appointments necessary. May be asked to read.
AUG 12 - 14
Feb. 19th through March 8th, 2015, in the Lohman Theatre.
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.
All roles are open.
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.
Foothill Music Theatre is not-for-pay.
There are no fees for participating.
Foothill Music Theatre enthusiastically endorses non-traditional casting.
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.
Location and Parking at Auditions:
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
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/
If you have further questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org