Ken Ludwig’s A Comedy of Tenors
Sunday Jan. 6th 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM or
Tuesday Jan. 8th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
These are the only audition dates for this production. There will be no individual appointments or alternate audition dates.
Auditions and Callbacks (If needed) will be held at the Post Theater, Bldg T4.
Performance Dates: March 29, 30, 31 April 5,6,7,12,13, 14
Fridays & Saturday @ 8:00 PM, Sundays @ 2:00 PM
*All cast members must be available for every performance.
Directors: Peggy Page and Michael Wotypka
Synopsis: One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maira, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
Rehearsals begin mid January, 2019
Sides will be provided at the audition.
Character Descriptions and Preparation:
Tito / Beppo: 40 -60 – Italian. Tito is one of Italy's most famous opera singers; regal in appearance, fiery in nature; has a bit of a diva complex and is a horribly jealous person. Italian accent. The same actor plays Beppo, a bellhop--joyous and full of life, as down to earth as Tito is regal. Strong tenor. (Some singing required - “Brindisi,” or “The Drinking Song,” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.”)
Maria: 35-50 – Stunning wife to one of Italy's most famous opera singers; big personality, explosive temper. Italian accent.
Saunders: 55-70 - High-strung American producer; he's had success but worked very hard for it and it shows.
Max: (already cast) 35-40 – Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders; smart, level-headed, and quick with a joke; should also sing well.
Mimi: 21– Italian-American. Bright-eyed star hoping to be discovered; she is the daughter of Tito and Maria and, while they still think of her as their little girl, she is definitely coming into her own. American accent.
Carlo: 20-29 – Italian. Dashing, young opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but seen as a threat to her father's career; speaks English very well. No detectable Italian accent and must be a strong tenor. (Some singing required - “Brindisi,” or “The Drinking Song,” from Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata.”)
Tatiana Racon: 40- 60 Russian. Famous Russian opera singer, former lover to Tito, a very intense and passionate woman. Russian accent; must also sing well.
AGE NOTE: Ages listed are stage ages. Some characters can be played older or younger depending on the director’s vision. Your actual age is less important than your ability to portray a character of the required age.
Please Note: NO SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS OR CONSIDERATIONS WILL BE MADE FOR ANY REASON. YOU MUST APPEAR AT THE THEATER ON ONE OF THESE TWO DATES AND TIME PERIODS OR YOU WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CASTING IN THIS PRODUCTION. CALLBACKS, IF REQUIRED, WILL BE BY INVITATION.
Please do not attempt to contact the director or any member of the production staff regarding the audition process.
Preparations Singers are expected to prepare the song(s) listed under character descriptions Dancers: Come dressed to dance. No flip flops or sneakers. Sides will be provided for all speaking roles. Please bring headshots and resumes.(Do not email)
This is an unpaid gig. No monetary compensation or stipends are available.
Callbacks are TBD