Overview

Pay Rate: AEA CAT Tier 6 Minimum $978/wk; NON-AEA performance minimum is $600/wk.
Contact Person Name: Bob Mason and Alexis Taylor

THE NOTEBOOK

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Chicago Area Theatre (CAT) Contract, Tier 6 ($978/week)

Producers: Chicago Shakespeare theatre in association with Kevin McCollum and Kurt Deutsch

Directors: Michael Greif and Schele Williams

Book: Bekah Brunstetter

Music and Lyrics: Ingrid Michaelson

Music Supervisor: Carmel Dean

Choreographer: Katie Spellman

Casting: Bob Mason, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Rehearsals: February 1, 2022

Previews: March 15, 2022

Opening: April 3, 2022

Closing w/ Extension: May 2, 2022

 

PLEASE SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY by Monday, July 26, 2021

To submit, go to this Google link (copy and paste on browser) and fill out the actor form. There is a place to upload headshot/resume in one PDF.

https://forms.gle/Eo5o99EHBHmSr1Ct5

 

 

 

 

Character Type/Restrictions:

YOUNG ALLIE: Female. Late teens/Early 20’s. Especially seeking Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, MENASA, Latinx/Hispanic. Smart, witty, well-educated and beautiful. Must be a thrilling singer/actor with a strong, high belt. PRINCIPAL.

YOUNG NOAH:  Male. Late teens/Early 20’s. Especially seeking Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, MENASA, Latinx/Hispanic. Handsome. Witty. Mischievous. Must be an excellent actor/singer with strong high notes. (Ukulele/Guitar experience a plus). PRINCIPAL.

GEORGIE, AS CAST. Female. Mid 20s to mid-30s. Especially seeking Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, MENASA, Latinx/Hispanic. Georgie is a friend of Fin’s; later his wife. Middle Noah’s friend and confidante. Must be very strong singer/actor/comedienne with a strong, high belt. Will understudy the role of MIDDLE ALLIE: Late 20’s/Early 30’s. Smart, witty, well-educated and beautiful, but a little lost. Must be a thrilling singer/actor. FEATURED ENSEMBLE.

NURSE, AS CAST: Female. 40’s to 60’s. Especially seeking Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, MENASA, Latinx/Hispanic. To play several ensemble roles including a Nurse at the facility where Older Noah is being cared for. Will understudy the role of OLDER ALLIE: 70’s. Suffering from dementia in a nursing home. Must be very strong actor/singer. Will also understudy the role of MOTHER/NURSE BETTY. MOTHER: 40’s-50’s. Allie’s Mother. Strict, protective, caring. NURSE BETTY: Old Noah’s primary caregiver at his nursing home. Smart, wry, tough, compassionate.  ENSEMBLE.

OFFSTAGE MALE COVER: AEA. Late 50’s to early 70’s. Especially seeking Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, MENASA, Latinx/Hispanic. To understudy the role of OLDER NOAH: 70’s. Any ethnicity. Has a crystal-clear memory of his life and his relationship with Allie. Compassionate, especially in his dedication to his wife. Must be a strong actor/singer. Will also understudy the role of ALLIE’S FATHER/ SON, AS CAST. 50s. ALLIE’S FATHER is wealthy, well-educated. ALLIE’S SON is concerned about the toll his mother’s illness is taking on his father. More of a realist about the situation. Must be a very strong actor/singer. Local or out of town. OFFSTAGE COVER.

OFFSTAGE MALE COVER. AEA. Late 20’s/Early 30’s. Especially seeking Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, MENASA, Latinx/Hispanic.. To understudy the role of: MIDDLE NOAH. Late 20s/early 30s. Handsome and strapping. Hurting and yearning. As in love with Allie as he was when he met her. An army vet. Must be an excellent actor/singer. Will also understudy: LON. Late 20s/early 30s. Middle Allie’s fiancé. Everything her mother wants: confident, straight-laced.  Also will understudy: JUSTIN. Mid-20s to mid-30s. A physical therapist at Allie’s nursing home with a sly sense of humor. Becomes deeply invested in Noah and Allie’s story.  Local hire only. OFFSTAGE COVER.

OFFSTAGE MALE COVER. NON-AEA. 20 to 25. Any ethnicity. To understudy the role of: YOUNG NOAH. Handsome. Witty. Mischievous. Must be an excellent actor/singer with strong high notes. (Ukulele/Guitar experience a plus). To also understudy: FIN. 21. Young Noah’s best friend. Joyous, determined, rarely stops talking. Must be a strong singer. Guitar/ukulele a plus. To also understudy: JUSTIN. Mid-20s to 30. A physical therapist at Allie’s nursing home with a sly sense of humor. Becomes deeply invested in Noah and Allie’s story. Will also cover: JUSTIN. 25 to 30. A physical therapist at Allie’s nursing home with a sly sense of humor. Becomes deeply invested in Noah and Allie’s story. Local hire only. OFFSTAGE COVER.

OFFSTAGE FEMALE COVER. AEA. Late 50s to 70s. Any ethnicity. To understudy the role of: OLD ALLIE. 70s. Suffering from dementia in a nursing home. Must be very strong actor/singer. Also to understudy role of ENSEMBLE NURSE. Must be a strong singer. Local hire only. OFFSTAGE COVER.

OFFSTAGE FEMALE COVER. AEA. mid-20s to mid-30s. Late 20’s/Early 30’s. Any ethnicity. To understudy the role of: MIDDLE ALLIE. Late 20’s/Early 30’s. Smart, witty, well-educated and beautiful, but a little lost. Must be a thrilling singer/actor. Also to understudy: GEORGIE. Mid 20s to mid-30s. Georgie is a friend of Fin’s; later his wife. Middle Noah’s friend and confidante. Must be very strong singer/actor/comedienne with a strong, high belt. Local hire only. OFFSTAGE COVER.

OFFSTAGE FEMALE COVER.  NON-AEA. Can play early 20 to 30. Especially seeking Black, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islander, MENASA, Latinx/Hispanic. To understudy the role of: YOUNG ALLIE. Late teens/Early 20’s. Smart, witty, well-educated and beautiful. Must be a thrilling singer/actor with a strong, high belt. To also understudy: SARAH. Late teens/early 20s. Allie’s best friend. Will also cover: GEORGIE. Mid 20s to mid-30s. Georgie is a friend of Fin’s; later his wife. Middle Noah’s friend and confidante. Must be very strong singer/actor/comedienne with a strong, high belt. Will also cover: ENSEMBLE NURSE. Must be a very strong singer.  Local hire only. OFFSTAGE COVER.