Seeking AEA Actors for Principal Roles in Developmental Lab of Original Musical "Philly"

Philly Developmental, LLC announces auditions for a developmental lab and presentation of Philly.  Music and lyrics by John Cal, book by Kevin Coughlin and John Cal.

Lab and presentation will be held in Minneapolis from Sept. 4 - 29, 2018.  Special union contract provided.

Seeking actors for the following principal roles:

JOHNNY CALACUCCI.  Mid-20’s.  Must be able to play basic guitar or bass. High Baritone / Tenor Vocals - Strong Vocal Range E3 to a full A4 Belt.  Energized - Passionate Optimist - Engaging - Great smile - Has an innocence about him. 

PHYLLIS “PHILLY” SCARPETTI.  Latina or White Female - Mid-20’s. Dark Hair - She's all about the voice - Big - Solid - Lower Alto Voice up to a D5 Belt.  Attractive – Distinctive – Strong confident attitude and vibe.  Energized – Passionate – Engaging.

RONNIE THOMPSON. Mid-20’s.  Very Comedic.  Quirky – Cute – Nerdy.  Tenor Vocals - Strong Vocal Range E3 to a A4 Belt.  Basic keyboards a plus.   He's an accountant by day, a rockin’ keyboard player by night.

LITA SANTOS.  Woman of color. Mid - Late 20's. Strong Mezzo Soprano - Range A3 to a full D5 Belt - Rhythmic - She's the daughter of Immigrants - 1st generation American.  Street smart and tough.

ERWIN GETZ.  40’s-50’s. Baritone - He's a NY / NJ Mafioso.  Intimidating tough guy who can also be comedic at times.


Monday, May 7 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 14 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Callbacks (if necessary):

Tuesday, May 15 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Auditions will be held in 15-minute time slots at the Old Log Theatre 5185 Meadville, St., Excelsior, MN 55331.

Actors should prepare the following:

·       A contemporary one-minute monologue.

·       32 bars of a song selection that demonstrates vocal tone, range, and style.  Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. 

·       If auditioning for Johnny or Ronnie, a demonstration of instrumental capabilities. Please bring instrument (electronic keyboard will be provided).

Please email headshot, resume, and preferred audition time to [email protected].

Philly is an original musical based on a true story.  In development since 2012, Philly has been staged twice in Minneapolis and was further developed as part of a 29-hour reading in New York City.  The developmental lab will further advance Philly towards a regional tour and/or Broadway.

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Contact information

Philly Developmental, LLC
Rebecca Rizzio
Web site

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