“Light in the Piazza” – Farmers Alley Theatre Auditions

Casting Call for Actors and Actresses

Farmers Alley Theatre is holding auditions in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo in March for “Light in the Piazza”. Rehearsals begin May 7th. Performance dates are June 8th – July 1st, 2012.
 

Audition Details:

Saturday, March 10th: Auditions in Grand Rapids at Spectrum Theatre, 160 Fountain St. NE.
Sunday, March 25: Auditions in Kalamazoo at 206 Farmers Alley, across the street from Farmers Alley Theatre.

Description:

One of the most lush and romantic musicals since West Side Story, the Tony-Award winning The Light in the Piazza premieres in Southwest Michigan in June of 2012. In the summer of 1953, Margaret Johnson is touring the Tuscan countryside with her beautiful daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara’s hat is blown away in a sudden gust of wind and lands at the feet of the young and handsome Fabrizio, sparking an immediate and intense romance between the two. As The Light in the Piazza unfolds, secrets are revealed, cultures clash, and hopes and dreams are ever-changing. Don’t miss what critics called “the most beautiful score written for the American musical theatre in 20 years.”

Available Roles:

  • Margaret Johnson: An elegant, self-possessed, practical American woman. Strong and self-assured. Stage age: mid to late 40′s to late 50′s. Mature Soprano with strong middle voice. Range low A to high G.
  • Clara Johnson: Margaret’s 26-year-old daughter. Young and naive for her age. Stage age: mid to late 20′s. Soprano with strong voice in both ends of range. Low A to high A.
  • Fabrizio Naccarelli: A 20-year-old, handsome and charming Florentine. Youthful and passionate energy. Stage age: early 20′s. Lyrical Tenor. Low B flat to high B. Speaks Italian, and speaks/sings English with Italian accent.
  • Giuseppe Naccarelli: Fabrizio’s older brother. A lady’s man. Very Italian. Stage age: late 20′s to mid 30′s. Must move well. The most physical character in the show. B flat to F. Speaks in Italian.
  • Franca Naccarelli: Guiseppe;s wife. Very passionate and strong. Unhappy in her marriage. Stage age: late 20′s to mid 30′s. Darker Soprano or Mezzo Soprano with strong head voice. Low B flat to high B. Speaks Italian, and speaks English with Italian accent.
  • Signor Naccarelli: Fabrizio’s father. Very charming, charismatic and smooth. Loves his family. Low A to D. Speaks Italian, and speaks English with light Italian accent.
  • Signora Naccarelli: Fabrizio’s mother. Cunning and intelligent. Soprano with strong low range or Mezzo with strong high notes. Low C sharp to high B. Speaks in Italian, but sings in English, no accent.
  • Roy Johnson: Margaret’s husband. No singing.
  • Priest: Limited singing, G to D.
  • Priest: Limited singing, G to D.
  • Tour Guide: no singing

Compensation:

All roles are paid (salary negotiable).

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please attend the auditions on either March 10th or March 25th. If you have any questions please email them to: farmersalleytheatre@yahoo.com

NOTE: Auditioners are asked to prepare a song from the show or a classical musical theatre selection. No pop/rock please. Actors may or may not be asked to read from the script when auditioning. There will be scheduled callbacks at a later date.

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