Seeking Ensemble Actors for 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.  Reheasals M-F evenings and during the day on Saturdays.  Stipend ranging from $500-$600 depending on role.

Seeking male and female ensemble actors to play customers, mobsters, hair dressers, etc, ages 30-55.  Must have distinctive stage presence, strong acting skills, and ensemble vocal ability.  Roles may require light dancing.  Musical instrument capability a plus.

Also seeking actors for the following roles:

MR. CALACUCCI.  Late 40’s- Early 50's.  NY / NJ Italian. Very Loud - Big Smile. Baritone.

NANA.  60's. NY / NJ Italian. Healthy – Vibrant. Very Comedic and Dramatic. Alto - Mezzo Soprano. Musical instrument capability a plus.


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 - 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 applicable, 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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