Carousel

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

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Pay Rate: Ensemble: $500 for rehearsals + run of show. Supporting/Principal Actors: Rates vary depending on role.
Audition Location: Chicago
Contact Person Email: mtwcasting@gmail.com
Contact Person Name: Allison Gonzales

Carousel is a story that revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child; after it goes wrong, he is given a chance to make things right.

The genders of the roles are outlined as the characters gender that does not mean we are limiting our casting focuses to those gender identities.

Seeking: 

Julie Jordan: (Soprano) quiet, naïve mill worker who falls in love with Billy Bigelow. Julie has an inner strength and maturity in the second act as the mother of fifteen year old Louise.

Carrie Pipperidge: (Soprano) lively, funny friend and coworker of Julie Jordan. In love with Enoch Snow, Carrie offers a light-hearted balance to Julie’s seriousness.

Nettie Fowler: (Mezzo-Soprano) Soft-hearted, hearty coastal woman who owns and runs a seaside business. Nettie is Julie’s strength throughout the show. Motherly figure to Julie.

Billy Bigelow: (Baritone) handsome, cocky, charismatic barker for Mullin’s Carousel. Proud, troubled, hard-headed, torn between right and wrong. In love with Julie Jordan.

Enoch Snow: (Tenor) a bumbling, adorably shy fisherman with big plans for the future. A successful and somewhat pompous business owner in the second act.

Jigger Craigin: (Baritone) the dangerous, menacing seaman friend of Billy’s who ultimately leads Billy astray. A con man with a bit of humor and an eye for Carrie Pipperidge.

ENSEMBLE: 14 Ensemble. Plus, 9 Snow children ages 7-17  (Final casting and callbacks for children will be in May)

PRODUCTION INFO for CAROUSEL:

Director: Sasha Gerritson

Choreographer: Andrew Waters

Music Director: Michael McBride

CASTING AUTHORITY:

Producing Artistic Director: Kyle Dougan

Please submit your audition using this link

Deadline for all submissions is February 12th. In-person callbacks and invited auditions will be held February 23rd from 10:00am until 5:30pm and February 25th from 1:30pm until 4:30pm. If you cannot make these times work, we will find another available time for you to come in! If you are chosen for an in-person callback or invited audition, you will be sent a link to sign up for a time slot, along with further information and side information. Please allow us ample time to send out our invitations due to an influx of responses.

Note: We are seeking actors with full availability to our production schedule and will not accept conflicts with technical rehearsals or performances.  Please consider dates before submitting.

For any questions contact: Allison Gonzales at mtwcasting@gmail.com

Material to Prepare:

The video should be of you singing a 45-60 second cut of a musical theatre piece in the style of the show and if you have a dance reel, please include it as well.

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals:
Tentative Start Date: Monday, June 24th
Rehearsals: Mon-Thurs evening, Sunday afternoon/evening (specific times TBD)
Tech Rehearsal: Wednesday July 31st-Tuesday August 6th
Performance Dates:
Friday 8/9 at 7:00pm, Saturday 8/10 at 7:30pm, Sunday 8/11 at 2:00pm, Wednesday 08/14 at 2:00pm, Thursday 8/15 at 7:30, Friday 8/16 at 7:30pm, Saturday 8/17 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday 8/18 at 2:00pm

To apply for this job email your details to mtwcasting@gmail.com