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Auditions Dates Announced - Catch Me If You Can and Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Catch Me If You Can ( See full details below) Saturday, April 11 from 10am to 530pm
Callbacks will take place on Sunday, April 12 at 6pm

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - April 13, Callbacks April 14 (scroll down for more info)

 

Uptown Players announces auditions for Catch Me If You Can, which runs July 24 through August 9, 2015 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. 

"Catch Me If You Can" is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning team with a book by Terrence McNally ("The Full Monty," "Ragtime") and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman ("Hairspray").  The show is under the direction of Cheryl Denson, with music direction by Kevin Gunter and choreography by Ann Nieman.

The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are two SPT-3 principle equity contracts available for this production.

Frank Abagnale, Jr.: (Lead - Age 20-30) a handsome and youthful con artist; grew up learning to disappear into another skin to avoid his problems; eventually falls in love with Brenda and desperately tries to change his ways; range: G2-C5.

Brenda Strong: (Lead – Age 20-30) a hard-working young nurse, and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding; comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings; range: G3-A5.

Carl Hanratty: (Supporting – Age 35-55) an FBI agent leading the investigation and search for Frank Jr.; a knowledgeable and habitual workaholic who idolizes the moment he catches his perp; lives a private life of loneliness and depression; range: G2-G4.

Carol Strong: (Supporting – Age 40-50) Brenda’s traditional mother; talkative and boisterous.  Range: Bb3-A5.

Roger Strong: (Supporting – Age 45-55) Brenda’s conservative father; stern and interrogatory, but reveals to himself to be deeply romantic.

Frank Abagnale, Sr.: (Supporting – Age 45-65) Frank Jr.'s father; an inspiration when it comes to swindling; upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk; range: F2-G#4.

Paula Abagnale: (Supporting – Age 35-45) Frank Jr.'s gorgeous mother; met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of love; caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son.  Needs to speak with a French accent; range: A3-C5.

Two male ensemble actors (ages 30-45) to sing and play various supporting roles throughout the show. No dancing required.

A strong ensemble of thirteen versatile male and female singer/dancers (ages 18-40) to play various supporting roles throughout the show.

Vocal auditions will be held by appointment on Saturday, April 11 from 10am to 530pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219. Dance auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, April 12 at 1pm or 230pm. For an audition appointment, call 214-219-2718. Callbacks will take place on Sunday, April 12 at 6pm. Two headshots and resumes are required at auditions, along with sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please prepare 16 bars of two contrasting contemporary Broadway musical selections that show off vocal range, musicianship, and versatility.

Rehearsals will begin the week of June 22. The production runs July 24 through August 9 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.

 

Uptown Players announces auditions for Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which runs August 28 through September 13, 2015 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. 

With text by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask, Hedwig tells the story of "internationally ignored song stylist" Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock 'n' roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig (née Hansel) in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine backed by the hard-rocking band "The Angry Inch." Using songs and monologues, Hedwig tells her story, which began in the former East Berlin where as Hansel he meets Luther, an American GI who promises to take the young man to the States on the condition that he switch his sex. It's a rocking ride, funny, touching and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile. The production is under the direction of Jeremy Dumont, with music direction by Scott Eckert.

The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors.

Hedwig: (Male Lead – 25-40 all ethnicities) born Hansel Schmidt, has a sex change operation to escape communist East Berlin to come to America where she eventually becomes a rock singer. Very strong singer with rock and roll vibe. Wide vocal range a must.  Should be able to ad lib with the audience throughout the show.  Needs to have a good sense of movement in heels.

Yitzhak: (Female Lead – 25-40 all ethnicities) Hedwig's Croatian male husband and roadie/back-up singer. Hedwig's vocal sparring partner - theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship. The actress playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male but one that chafes at the bonds of traditional masculinity and longs to explore his feminine, creative side. Very strong singer with rock and roll vibe. Wide vocal range a must (high belt to a G). Must have a convincing Balkan accent. Should be able play basic percussion instruments - tambourine; maracas.

Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday, April 13 from 6pm to 10pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219. For out of town actors who are unable to make auditions, video submissions will be accepted. For an audition appointment or for video submission information, call 214-219-2718. Callbacks will take place on Tuesday, April 14 at 7pm. Two headshots and resumes are required at auditions, along with sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please prepare 16 bars of two contrasting Rock musical selections that show off vocal range, musicianship, and versatility.

Rehearsals will begin the week of August 3. The production runs August 28 through September 13 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.



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