Auditions for upcoming shows
The Longmont Theatre Company announces open auditions for “Chess”, directed by Pat Payne , with musical direction by Tanya Daugherty.
|Where||Longmont Theatre, 513 Main St, Longmont, CO [MAP]|
|When||Saturday, February 9, 2019, starting at 11:00 am, by appointment only. Complete the form (above), and the producer will contact you with your appointment.
Callbacks on Monday, February 11, 2019, starting at 7:00 pm. You only come to callbacks if you are, in fact, called back. Come prepared to dance.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of pop/rock musical theatre. Music from the show is acceptable. Please bring sheet music. No a Capella.
Bring a headshot and resume to auditions, and a list of all conflicts between auditions and the day AFTER the end of the show run. Final set strike is the day or of the day after the final show. Show dates are here.
Actors are expected to participate in set construction on weekends during the rehearsal period, and with strike after the show closes.
No pay, no equity.
|Roles||Freddie Trumper (“The American”) – Rock tenor (to C). The American chess champion, a cross between Bobby Fisher and John McEnroe. Arrogant and temperamental, but a genius; his chess playing is revolutionary. He is dangerously obsessed with his art.
Anatoly Sergievsky (“The Russian”) – Baritone (to G sharp). The Russian chess champion. Unexpectedly charming. He doesn’t seem a romantic hero at first, but becomes one through his personality. An intelligent, feeling, passionate man. Falls in love with Florence, but is married to and has two children with Svetlana. Must decide two things: 1) Is his duty to his country, or to himself? 2) What does he love more: the game, or the women in his life?
Florence Vassy – strong belt voice (to E). Hungarian-born. She is clever, theatrical, touching, vivacious, volatile. Frederick’s chess second. She’s worked very hard to become the cosmopolitan woman she is today, and sometimes she tries a little too hard. Falls in love with Anatoly. Starts by focusing on the game (and Freddie), ends focusing on her heart (and Anatoly).
Alexander Molokov – Bass (down to F sharp). Anatoly’s second—and a KGB agent. Not above manipulating others to further his political aims. Intellectually formidable and fiercely patriotic. Must use Russian accent.
Svetlana Sergievsky – strong belt voice. Anatoly’s wife. Domestic, wholesome, homey, but still effortlessly elegant. Loves her husband, but knows that she’ll never be able to combat his flaws and obsessions.
Walter de Courcey– Bass-Baritone (down to G sharp). A marketing agent. Seemingly respectable, substantial, trustworthy—but secretly a manipulative CIA agent.
The Arbiter – rock high baritone (up to A). International businessman. Smooth, but with a quick temper, he’s the chess tournament’s referee. Must be able to dance—think Michael Jacksonesque smoothness.
Lenoid Vigand – Tenor. Anatoly’s Russian opponent in Act Two, a “machine” of a chess player.
Ensemble – to play Citizens of Merano, Reporters, Delegates, Civil Servants
|Huh?||For questions please contact the producer, Tracy Cravens.|