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SOUTH PACIFIC AUDITIONS

OPEN AUDITION NOTICE
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”
City Springs Theatre Company | Sandy Springs, GA

AUDITION DATE
Saturday, January 5, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Lunch 1pm-2pm)

NO APPOINTMENTS
Performers will be seen on a first come, first-served basis. Actors Equity Association members will be seen upon arrival. No children under 17, please. Children may submit electronically to auditions@cityspringstheatre.com.

CONTRACT
AEA Guest Artist Tier II
$459/week + health and pension
$200-$400/week Non-Equity

SEEKING
ENSIGN NELLIE FORBUSH: Female to play late twenties. Nellie is a military nurse with a sense of optimism, in spite of the looming peril of war. A product of her Southern upbringing in Little Rock, Arkansas, Nellie struggles with her own racism when she falls in love with Emile De Beque, an older Frenchman living in the South Pacific who is raising 2 children of mixed race. The actress must have a sincerity that defies her faults and subtle comic timing. Mezzo-soprano to Db5 with good belt mix and good mover.

EMILE DE BECQUE: A mature, sophisticated, wealthy French expatriate, De Beque came to the islands 15 years earlier, built a plantation, married a Polynesian woman who bore him two children, but died during childbirth, elegant demeanor, had to leave France under mysterious circumstances and come to these formally tranquil islands as a sanctuary. Must have good French accent. Bass/Baritone with high E.

LIEUTENANT JOSEPH CABLE: Male to play early twenties. Cable is a young, handsome officer with a bright military future. Having served in active combat, Cable is struggling with the after effects of trauma. In spite of the unspoken rules of his privileged Philadelphia upbringing, Cable falls in love with Liat, a young Tonkinese girl. The actor must have a strong physical presence and be believable as a hot shot Marine. Soaring tenor (E3 to G4).

BLOODY MARY: Female to play Tonkinese, 35-55. Mary is a shrewd and abrasive woman who is cunningly capitalizing on the war by selling souvenirs to the American sailors occupying her island. She is fiercely protective of her teen aged daughter Liat and is searching to find her a suitable husband. The actress must have great comedic timing. Mezz-soprano to C5 with good belt mix.

LUTHER BILLIS: Male, 30-45. Luther is a lovable “wheeler dealer”; conniving and mediocre entrepreneur. He is a friend to all but is hampered by his lust for the ladies and his fascination with island trinkets. The actor must be a funny everyman who is believable as an army tradesman; Bass/baritone down to G2. CAPTAIN GEORGE BRACKETT: Male to play Caucasian, 40-60. Brackett is a pompous but competent navy officer who hides a heart of gold. With a roaring bark, he is known as “Old Iron Belly”. Stationed on a remote island in the South Pacific, he navigates his own frustration as he awaits his opportunity to make a contribution towards winning the war. Non singing role.

COMMANDER HARBISON: Male, 35-50. Harbison is an officious Navy man and Brackett’s second-in-command. He once had a bright future but has not been able to live up to his early expectations. Through Michener’s short stories, we learn that Harbison had a romantic relationship with Nellie Forbush that ended when he physically assaulted her.

LIAT: Female to play Tonkinese, mid to late teens. Liat is a beautiful, young girl who is heartbreakingly delicate and the picture of purity. The actress must move well or have a dance background. Non singing role.

STEWPOT: Male, 25-35. The brawn of the group, Stewpot is known for his physical strength and loyalty, not his intelligence. This character man must have strong comedic timing and a strong singing voice. He is Luther Billis’ cohort and is best friends with the Professor.

PROFESSOR: Male, 25-35. Professor earned his nickname because he is one of the few Seabees to have attended college; a character man of the studious type who jumps to problem solving in order to make up for his lack of physical strength. Luther Billis’ cohort and best friends with Stewpot. Strong singer.

NGANA: Female to play Pacific Islander, 7-14. DeBeque’s first born who takes full advantage of being the older sibling. Excellent singing voice. Child Alto.

JEROME: Male to play Pacific Islander, 5-11. DeBeque’s youngest child; a precocious and curious young boy. Excellent singing voice. Child Alto.

HENRY: Male to play Pacific Islander, mid-twenties – 40s. DeBeque’s trusted servant who helps raise Ngana and Jerome. Spoken French lines; featured ensemble.

SAILORS: Males of varied ethnic backgrounds to play featured roles, late teens to mid-thirties; the heart and soul of our story. These young men from across the United States are pulled from their everyday lives to defend their country by putting their lives on the line. They find a sense of community in each other that temporarily replaces family and loved ones. Their fascination with Bloody Mary serves as a distraction to the impending dangers ahead. Strong singer/dancers with varied vocal ranges.

NURSES: Female featured roles in their late twenties to mid-thirties. These women were adventurers of their time; they were well educated and independent and pursued service over the expectations of traditional family values. Must sing well; varied vocal ranges.

PREPARATION
Auditioning performers should prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre selection. Bring sheet music; an accompanist is provided. Bring one picture and resume, stapled together. Performers are asked to dress for a dance audition; please bring appropriate shoes. Monologues are welcome, no more than 1 minute.

LOCATION
City Springs Theatre Studios (8601 Dunwoody Place, Suite 136, Sandy Springs, GA 30350)

PERSONNEL
Tony Award Winner Baayork Lee, Director & Choreographer
Judy Cole, Resident Music Director
Brandt Blocker, Artistic Director
Shuler Hensley, Associate Artistic Director

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal – February 11, 2019
Opening – March 8, 2019
Closing – March 17, 2019

OTHER
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Headshots, resumes, and video submissions may be emailed to auditions@cityspringstheatre.com. No calls, please. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Actors’ Equity Association contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

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