NINE Understudy NOTICE:
Blank Theatre Company is seeking submissions for an external understudy for their production of NINE a musical adaptation written by Maury Yeston, Arthur Kopit and Mario Fratti based on the Federico Fellini film 8 ½. The production is directed by Elyse Dolan with music direction by Blank Theatre’s co-artistic director Danny Kapinos and choreography by Britta Lynn Schlicht.
Rehearsals are already in session. Rehearsals are held in Edgewater Sunday-Wednesday nights 7-10pm in February. We add Thursday nights and extend to 10:30pm in March. Tech week is the week of March 23rd. There are 2 previews on Saturday and Sunday March 28th and 29th. Opening night is Tuesday, March 31st. The show then runs Thursdays-Sundays with one Monday night performance on April 13th. The production will close on April 26th. This production will be performed at Stage 773 in the Box Theatre.
There is an $80 stipend for this production. This will be Blank’s first Jeff-Eligible production. As per the Chicago theatre standards we are disclosing that actors are expected to help with strike.
1 Female-Identifying 20s-30s Swing to cover:
*Stephanie Necrophorus – A film critic who has been particularly hard on Guido’s films in the past.
Our Lady of the Spa – Guido’s ethereal guide of the spa
3 Ensemble Tracks
*There is a guaranteed performance on Thursday, April 9th in the “Stephanie” track.
SUBMISSIONS/MATERIAL TO PREPARE:
Please prepare a video of 32 bars of a “legit” musical theatre song. No pop/rock! To submit, please send your headshot, resume and video to email@example.com by Thursday, February 20th.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org