CASTING NOTICE – UNLOCK’D
Title of Show: Unlock’d
Agreement: AEA Transition Agreement (Modified Year 1)
Producer: Prospect Theater Company
Book / Lyrics: Sam Carner
Music: Derek Gregor
Director/Choreographer: Marlo Hunter
Music Director: Brad Haak
Casting Director: Jason Najjoum
Casting Assistant: Katie Proctor
Rehearsals will begin around May 20, 2013.
Performances will be June 15 – July 14, 2013 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET® project, 229 West 42nd Street (between 7th & 8th Avenues).
Salary: AEA: $7.25/hr, min. 20 hrs/wk ($145/week), plus P&H; Non-Equity: Stipend
UNLOCK’D is a richly layered musical comedy about four star-crossed lovers in 18th century England as they grapple with their identity and the confusion of love, while the mischievous spirits around them intervene. Humans and spirits alike are unwittingly (and in one instance, literally) “unlocked” in this Richard Rodgers & NYMF “Best of Fest” (’07) award-winning show, that infuses contemporary pop into a classical score.
Equity Principal Auditions (EPA) will take place Tuesday, February 26 at Nola Studios (250 West 54th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY, 10019), 9:30am – 5:30pm (lunch 1pm – 2pm
If you can’t attend the EPA, but wish to be considered, please email your headshot/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-Equity auditions by appointment will be first held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 – submit ASAP and only once via Actors Access or by emailing email@example.com.
Ethnically diverse, skilled actor-singers with excellent contemporary musical theater sensibility and impeccable comic timing. Comfortable with musical staging. Classical training a bonus.
[BARON] 20-30. A leading man. Confident. Passionate. A war hero, his world is turned upside down by the confusing and uncharacteristic emotions he’s feeling (read: love). Strong leading man baritenor with falsetto. Any ethnicity.
[EDWIN] 20-27. Bookish, witty, verbal. Surprisingly passionate and geekily charming. Led by his intellect, he is cracked open by his unexpected love for Belinda. Tenor. Any ethnicity.
[BELINDA] 18-25. The most beautiful girl in the land. Innocent, unaffected, strong comic ability. She isn’t aware that there’s more to her than her appearance. But there is. Coloratura soprano to high C with mix-belt. Any ethnicity.
[CLARISSA] 19-26. Smart, passionate, frustrated. Clarissa is certain she knows who she is and what she wants, but she doesn’t. Contemporary quality with some experience in verse/classical theatre. Mezzo. Any ethnicity.
[AVIA / GERTRUDE] Mid 20s-early 40s (age very flexible). Sylph leader. Dry. Assertive. She has a mission and it doesn’t involve love. Until it does. Strong comic ability, and should be comfortable with movement. Range flexible, but soprano ability a bonus. Any ethnicity.
[ARIELLA / MADELINE / BEATRICE] Late teens-20s. Youngest sylph. Naive, squeamish, wilting. Sweet. Strong comic ability, and should be comfortable with movement. Range flexible, but soprano ability a bonus. Any ethnicity.
[ESTHER / KATHERINE] Mid 20s-late 50s (age very flexible). Sexually frustrated sylph. She’s hard up – and isn’t shy about it. Brazen comic ability, and should be comfortable with movement. Mezzo. Any ethnicity.
[UMBRIEL / SIR FLITTYBUD] 20s-early 40s (age very flexible). Bumbling leader of the gnomes / an effete gentleman. Goofy, broad comic ability. Should be comfortable with a cockney accent and movement. Tenor. Any ethnicity.
[BARNEY / SIR INCONSTANTINE] 20s. Youngest of the gnomes. Lovelorn, sweet, sincere. As Sir Constantine, a dandy. Just ridiculous. Strong comic ability, and should be comfortable with movement. Character-y Tenor. Any ethnicity.
[CALEB / LORD LITTLEWIT] 20s-50s (age very flexible). Shifty, mischievous gadfly / overblown, incompetent gentleman. Strong comic ability. Should be comfortable with a cockney accent and movement. Bass-Baritone. Any ethnicity.