OLD LOG THEATRE is casting Equity & Non-Equity actors for various roles in "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder." Seeking a multicultural cast for this show. Any role can be played by an actor of any racial background or ethnicity.
Director: Eric Morris
Music Director: Bradley Beahen
Choreographer: Joey Miller
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 from 10a-6p @ Old Log Theatre.
CALLBACKS will be held on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019. Time TBA @ Old Log Theatre.
Please bring a headshot and resume and be ready to share information about conflicts.
Rehearsals begin September 24, 2019.
Performances run October 18, 2019-February 15, 2020.
Production calendar is attached. Rehearsal times are subject to change.
Wednesday @ 1:30
Thurs-Sat @ 7:30pm
Sun @ 2pm
SALARY: $500 per week. SPT 5 AEA.
SYNOPSIS: Gentleman’s Guide is the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by--you guessed it--eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. This is a high-style, British romantic farce set in the Edwardian era. It requires highly trained actors who sing beautifully and have great comic skills. British accents are required for all roles. There is also an ensemble of six, all of whom play important roles throughout the play; solo singing required by all.
PREPARATION: Please prepare TWO 32 bar cuts of LEGIT MUSIC-THEATER that contrast in tempo and character. Please make sure your selections demonstrate the vocal ranges required in the character breakdown. You may sing from the show.
[THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY] 30s – 60s. Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic “English types”). Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr.: a dandy. Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith: Eighth Earl of Highhurst. Reverend Lord Ezekiel D’Ysquith: a clergyman. Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Sr.: an elderly banker. Henry D’Ysquith: a country squire. Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith: a bodybuilder. Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith: a benefactress. Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey: an actress. Chauncey D’Ysquith: a janitor. Open to all vocal ranges.
[MONTY NAVARRO] Mid 20s – 30s. Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A.
[SIBELLA] 20s – mid 30s. Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Strong mover. Character mezzo, low F# to high A.
[PHOEBE] Early 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue, though. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom.
[WOMAN #1] mid 20s – 50s. Plays MISS SHINGLE, a Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’Ysquith. Storytelling is paramount for her role. Also plays TOUR GUIDE, as well as PUB OWNER’S WIFE, MRS. PEBWORTH, 3RD NEWSBOY. Seeking a character woman. Mezzo soprano, G to high A.
[WOMAN #2] mid 20s – late 40s. Plays LADY EUGENIA, an unhappily married countess. Overbearing and mean spirited at times, but comically so. Must be highly adept at the biting quip and the withering glare. Also plays MISS HETHERINGTON, and 4TH NEWSBOY. Low F# to high A.
[WOMAN #3] Mid 20s – mid 30s. Plays MISS BARLEY, an alluring artist model. Also plays SIBELLA’S MAID, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, PHOEBE’S MAID, HILDA. G to high C.
[MAN #1] 20s – mid 30s. Appealing and attractive. Plays TOM COPLEY (aka FARMER), as well as 2ND CLERK, HYACINTH COLLEAGUE, 2ND NEWSBOY, ACTOR, ANCESTRAL BUST, DR. PETTIBONE, and GUARD. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A.
[MAN #2] Early 30s – 40s. A versatile and appealing character man. Plays DETECTIVE PINCKEY, who has a featured number. Also plays 1ST CLERK, PUB OWNER, MR. CROSS, 1ST NEWSBOY, 1ST ACTOR, PHYSICIAN, and 2ND ANCESTRAL BUST. Bass/baritone, low C to high G#.
[MAN #3] Mid 20s – 40s. A character man. Plays THE MAGISTRATE, as well as MR. GOODSALL, ACTOR, and MR. GORBY. THE MAGISTRATE has a featured number with DETECTIVE PINCKEY. True tenor. B flat to high B flat.