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BIG ARTS to conduct casting call on Saturday

October 13, 2011
Submitted by MAUREEN TESORO , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater invites local talent to come out for an open casting call this Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to audition for roles for its upcoming theater season. Please bring a headshot and rsum, if available.

If auditioning for a musical role, please bring 16 bars of appropriate music and an outfit in which to dance. All roles may require a cold reading.

Roles to be cast include:

Betty Jean ("Winter Wonderettes," Dec. 16-31): Seeking female, age 20-35, with strong bass and big belt. Character is self-anointed clown of all-girl singing group.

Ensemble ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," Jan. 13-Feb. 11): Seeking multiple male and female performers with strong musicianship and dance ability.

Principal Cast ("Das Barbecu," Feb. 17-March 17): Seeking male, age 25-40, with excellent comedic timing and ability to convincingly sing Country/Western. Baritone.

Chet Pazinski ("Over The Tavern," March 23-April 21): Seeking male, age 30-55. Character is husband/father with tough exterior but good heart living with family above tavern.

Rudy Pazinski ("Over The Tavern," March 23-April 21): Seeking male, age 10-14. Character is precocious boy with great sense of humor.

Georgie Pazinski ("Over The Tavern," March 23-April 21): Seeking male, age 12-15. Character communicates only through gestures, grunts and occasional words.

Eddie Pazinski ("Over The Tavern," March 23-April 21): Seeking male, age 13-17. Character is sporty boy struggling with adolescence.

Annie Pazinski ("Over The Tavern," March 23-April 21): Seeking female, age 13-18. Character is eldest sibling and struggles with insecurity.

Sister Clarissa ("Over The Tavern," March 23-April 21): Seeking female, age 50-70. Character is strict, elderly nun teaching in a Catholic school.

Rehearsals begin two weeks prior to each show's opening date and typically run Monday through Saturday. Rehearsals for "Over The Tavern" will be flexible within reason to accommodate school schedules.

BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is a non-equity professional regional theater. Performers will receive a weekly salary or stipend. All Sanibel tolls are reimbursed for duration of contract.

BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater is located at 2200 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. If you have any questions regarding casting, call 472-6862.

 
 

 

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