2018-19 Auditions

Auditions for our 2018-19 productions of DADDY LONG LEGS and THE NANCE

Seeking: AEA and non-AEA actors, actor/singers and singer/actors. For THE NANCE, some characters must dance. All roles are open.

AEA Performer Instructions: Email casting@spinningtreetheatre.com with your preferred audition date. (If you are unable to attend the Equity times on both dates, we will schedule your appointment during the non-Equity auditions.) Attach your headshot and resumé. You will receive a reply email with your audition date and time. Bring 2 copies of 8×10 headshot/resumé, stapled back-to-back. Include which show you’re auditioning for in the subject line.

Non-AEA Performer Instructions: (Spinning Tree does participate in the EMC program; however, if you are EMC, your status is non-Equity.) Email casting@spinningtreetheatre.com with your preferred audition date. Attach your headshot and resumé. Those selected to audition will receive a reply email with your audition date and time. Bring 2 copies of 8×10 headshot/resumé, stapled back-to-back. Include which show you’re auditioning for in the subject line.

 

Please Note:

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

We are currently unable to provide housing for out of town actors. Local hires only.

Video submissions will not be accepted at this time.

 


DADDY LONG LEGS
Music and lyrics by Paul Gordon
Book by John Caird
Directed by Sarah Crawford

 

First rehearsal 7/30/18. First performance 8/17/18. Closing 9/2/18.

AEA Auditions:

  • Wednesday, March 21 3:00-4:00pm
  • Thursday, March 22 6:00-7:00pm

Non-AEA Auditions:

  • Wednesday, March 21 4:00-5:00pm
  • Thursday, March 22 7:00-8:00pm

PREPARE: Two 16-bar musical theatre selections reflecting the style of the piece. (You may or may not be asked to sing both pieces.) You may sing from the show. An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in your key (no recorded music; no a cappella singing). You may be asked to read from the script.

 

DADDY LONG LEGS Character Breakdown (1F, 1M):

JERUSHA. Female. Age 18-25. The oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. Witty and intelligent, received funding for college from an anonymous benefactor whom she dubs Daddy Long Legs. Vocal range top: Bb5. Vocal range bottom: G3.

JERVIS. Male. Age 25-35. Jerusha’s anonymous benefactor. A shy, highly educated East Coast aristocrat. Vocal range top: G#4. Vocal range bottom: G3.

 


THE NANCE
By Douglas Carter Beane
Original music by Glen Kelly
Directed by Michael Grayman-Parkhurst and Nicole Marie Green

 

First rehearsal 10/15/18. First performance 11/2/18. Closing 11/18/18.

AEA Auditions:

  • Wednesday, March 21 5:00-6:00pm
  • Thursday, March 22 4:00-5:00pm

Non-AEA Auditions:

  • Wednesday, March 21 6:00-7:00pm
  • Thursday, March 22 5:00-6:00pm

PREPARE: While it’s always helpful to have a monologue on hand, the director prefers readings from the script at this audition. You will be sent a side with your audition appointment.

 

THE NANCE Character Breakdown (3M, 3F):

CHAUNCEY MILES. A gay burlesque comic who plays a “nance” (stereotypically gay character and master of comic double entendre) onstage.

NED. A young man from upstate, he leaves his wife and comes to New York to learn more about his sexuality. He meets and falls in love with Chauncey in an automat, and later becomes a bit performer at the theatre.

EPHRAIM. The leading comedian and manager at the Irving Place theatre where Chauncey works.

SYLVIE. One of the strippers at the Irving Place, she is a member of the Communist party, and frequently argues politics with Chauncey. Must dance.

JOAN. Another of the strippers, more innocent and vivacious. Must dance.

CARMEN. One of the strippers, she specializes in playing with an exaggerated Latin-American accent onstage. Must dance.