Overview

Pay Rate: Leads stipend pay of $600-$1000/Ensemble stipend pay $300
Audition Date and Time: Sunday Feb 9th- 4:30 to 8:30 PM Monday Feb 10th – 6:30 to 9:30 PM Wednesday Feb 12th – 6:30 to 9:30 for callbacks
Audition Location: Salme Harju Steinberg Fine Arts Center at Northeastern Illinois University) 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60659 You can park at Blue Lot F. Copy and paste the link below to see map of campus and parking. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/FMfcgxwGCkdRdVCslHqdhjMHqHXfwhXt?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1
Contact Person Email: folksoperettaauditions@gmail.com
Contact Person Name: William Roberts

Folks Operetta is seeking musical theater/opera singers, actors and dancers for its upcoming production of Fairytale at the Grand Hotel, by Paul Abraham. This will be the American Premiere. Anthony Barrese will conduct the 15-piece orchestra. The show will run from July 10 – July 19 for six performances at the Chopin Theater in Chicago.

SHOW: FAIRYTALE AT THE GRAND HOTEL

WHO/WHAT:

We are seeking singers of all ethnicities and genders.

 

PAY:

There is stipend pay. We accept AGMA, Equity performers and Non-Equity performers. No housing or transportation costs covered.

BRIEF SHOW SYNOPSIS:

Set in the Grand Hotel in Cannes, the show follows the travails of the exiled Spanish Infanta Isabella, who has taken up residency there with her retinue, including her fiancé, Prince Andreas. Sam MacIintosh, a Hollywood producer, has sent his daughter Marylou to the Côte d’Azur to seek out European nobility to put in a film, and to find some juicy subject matter. She discovers that a lovesick waiter named Albert has fallen in love with the Infanta, and his unrequited love soon becomes just the subject that Marylou is looking for. Meanwhile, the web becomes even more tangled when Marylou has an affair with the dim-witted Prince Andreas. In Fairytale at the Grand Hotel, Hollywood collides with the European aristocracy – with all the high jinx and humor that can only be found in operetta!

 

Material to Prepare:

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Please bring 2 arias or musical theater songs and a one minute memorized monologue*. One of the arias needs to be in English. We are seeking strong singer/actors and dancers. *no exception

Character Type/Restrictions:

Character Breakdown : (Keep in mind, we are open to changing the gender of some of these roles)

Fairytale at the Grand Hotel

Infanta Isabella (Soprano) - The exiled daughter of a Spanish monarch. She is engaged to Prince Stefan Andreas. She is very entitled and used to having things her way. Strong dancer.

Grand Duke Paul Michael (Baritone) - Older character actor. Strong actor/singer. Some dancing.

Grand Duchess Inez Ramirez (Soprano) - Character Actress. Strong singing/actress. Some dancing.

Prince Stefan Andreas (Tenor) - Engaged to the Infanta. He is a young, amiable aristocrat.

Baron Don Lossas (Baritone) - Private Secretary of Prince Andreas. Older, aristocratic bearing, formal.

Monsieur Chamoix (Baritone) - The owner of the Grand Hotel, Cannes, France. Middle-aged, with refined manners.

Matard (Tenor) - The manager of the Grand Hotel in Cannes, France. Middle-aged.

Albert, waiter (Bari-tenor) - The son of Chamoix, the hotel owner. He is working at the hotel incognito, in an effort to learn the hotel business from the bottom up. Strong actor, dancer and singer.

Sam MacIntosh (Baritone) - Hollywood film producer. The father of Mary Lou, he is a typical Hollywood producer in dire straits looking for the next big movie to produce. Strong singer/actor. Some dancing.

Mary Lou (Soprano) - The daughter of the producer Sam MacIntosh. She is on a quest to save her father’s film studio.Very charismatic lady, full of energy.  Strong Actress. strong singer (that can belt) and strong dancer.

Dr. Dryers (bari/tenor) - Screenwriter and dramaturge for film.

Barry (bari/tenor) - Editor/Studio assistant in Hollywood. Works for Mr. MacIntosh.

Mabel, (soprano/alto) - Maid who works at the Grand Hotel in Cannes. Comedic.

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