Amadeus by Peter Shaffer

  • Non-Equity
  • Anywhere

Website Parker Players Theater Company

Experience The Connection

Pay Rate: $200
Audition Date and Time: April 13 1pm - 4pm, April 14 6pm - 9pm
Audition Location: 540 W Northwest Hwy Barrington, IL 60010
Contact Person Email: jmchugh@ParkerPlayersTheater.org
Contact Person Name: Jennifer McHugh

Parker Players Theater Company is excited to announce auditions for Amadeus by Peter Shaffer. Directors Chris Causer and Jenilee Houghton are bringing a rebellious new take on this classic story. It’s a tale of two artists and how their ego-driven battle for fame and glory ultimately leads to their respective demise. A levity-filled drama whose scope is as operatic as it comes, but presented as an intimate, immersive (and slightly anarchic) new experience.

Auditions:

All auditions, rehearsals and performances will take place at 540 W. Northwest Highway, Barrington, IL.

Auditions: April 14 (1p – 4p) & 15 (6p – 9p)

Please sign up for an audition appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4CA5A922ABF85-48554512-amadeus#/

Callbacks (by invitation): April 16 (6p – 10p as needed)

• Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (memorized) OR prepare one of the selected excerpts from the play (memorization optional). Play excerpts can be found here:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tYn1T_bx4W9GBRqYxTSJfrAtpUzPyLk-pYX5utjZnos/edit?usp=sharing

If selecting one of the provided monologues from the show, feel free to choose any option that you connect with, regardless of character.
• We also welcome singers and musicians to share up to 60 seconds of an operatic or punk/rock piece of music. Keyboard will be provided, but no accompanist. We welcome self-accompanied or acapella.
• Please bring headshot/resume if you have one

Material to Prepare:

• Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (memorized) OR prepare one of the selected excerpts from the play (memorization optional). Play excerpts can be found in link above:

If selecting one of the provided monologues from the show, feel free to choose any option that you connect with, regardless of character.
• We also welcome singers and musicians to share up to 60 seconds of an operatic or punk/rock piece of music. Keyboard will be provided, but no accompanist. We welcome self-accompanied or acapella.
• Please bring headshot/resume if you have one

Time Commitment:

Rehearsals begin the week of May 6.
Rehearsals will be 4-5 days a week taking place on weekday evenings and some weekend afternoons. Rehearsal will be based on actor and production team schedules and availability.
Tech Week (no conflicts permitted): July 7-11
Performances: Thurs-Sun, July 12 -28

Character Type/Restrictions:

Genders specified are the presenting genders for each character and will be portrayed and referenced as such in the production. We are happy to cast actors of any/all genders to play any role. We welcome performers of all ethnicities, ages (18+), body types, and performers with disabilities to audition. For accommodations, please contact jmchugh@parkerplayerstheater.org

 

Most roles will require creative movement and dance, but no formal dance training is required. Singing or playing an instrument (especially rock/punk style) is not required, but welcome!

 

Antonio Salieri (he/him)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (he/him)

Constanze* (she/her)- wife to Amadeus

Joseph II* (he/him)- Emperor of Austria

Count Johann Kilian Von Strack* (any gender)- Royal Chamberlain
Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg* (any gender)- Director of the Imperial Opera
Baron Gottfried Van Swieten* (any gender)- Prefect of the Imperial Library

Teresa Salieri* (she/her)- wife to Salieri

Katherine Cavalieri* (she/her)- Salieri’s prize pupil

Guiseppe Bonno* (he/him)- Court Kapellmeister

*These roles will also make up the Ensemble of “Little Winds”, Servants, Performers and Citizens of Vienna.

Please note the show will feature a near-constant presence by the Ensemble, so we’re seeking a dynamic troupe of playful, creative, brave performers.

To apply for this job please visit www.signupgenius.com.