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"HAPPY DAYS, THE MUSICAL" Theatre AEA NATIONAL TOUR ROBERT BOYETT THEATRICALS/McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR: GORDON GREENBERG BOOK: GARRY MARSHALL MUSIC & LYRICS: PAUL WILLIAMS
COST CONTRACT: ·La Mirada (rehearsal: 10/7 open 10/31: close: 11/16) ·Venue: La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. COST contract: $738 per week (this contract is non negotiable and does not include housing or per diem). $100 flat driving stipend. ·Tempe, Arizona (open: 11/18 close: 11/23) ·COST contract: $738 per week (this contract is non negotiable. Housing and travel will be provided and a per diem of approximately $20 per week)
TOUR DETAILS: ·TIER F CONTRACT ·Tour will start in Milwaukee. Travel date is on or about 1/4/09 and open is 1/6/09. 17+ weeks on tour. ·Production Contract Tier F: Contract minimum is $690 weekly but our minimum will be $750. Per Diem: approximately $728 weekly. There may be negotiating room with some of the Principal roles. AUDITIONS: LA ONLY. Initial Auditions with Julia: 9/8, Producer Call Backs: 9/11 and 9/12. Location: National tour
NOTE: HAPPY DAYS is a musical based on the classic TV series. All action takes place in the 1950s. We are looking for fresh faces with the smarts to back that up. Thinking actors who still have a sense of play.
FONZIE: Future replacement only. Male, 20s. The king of cool. Sexy, funny, and loaded with charisma, Arthur Fonzarelli must overcome his enormous pride to admit his own vulnerability. Seeking actor who can embody the classic image of the indelible television character created by Henry Winkler, while bringing his own truth and humanity to the role. Low A to high E. Must move very well.
MARION CUNNINGHAM: Future replacement only. Female, 40s. Quintessential mid-Western 1950's mom. Dreams of becoming more than a housewife. Must radiate warmth and have great comedic timing. Seeking actor who can embody the image created by Marion Ross, while bringing her own truth and humanity to the role. Must be a strong singer and must tap.
RICHIE CUNNINGHAM: Male, 20s to play a high school senior on the brink of graduation. Fresh and youthful and full of that 1950s innocence. He is an anchor for this show so he must be able to take the role on with confidence. Must sing very well high baritone and the lead singer of the "Dial Tones" doo wop group.
HOWARD CUNNINGHAM: male, 45-50; Richie's Dad, the quintessential Midwestern head of household. A cuddly, warm Robert Young aka Dad of the 50s. Does not need to be a big time singer. Some musicality is fine (character voice).
JUMPY MALACHI, AND OTHERS: Male, late 20s to early 40s. Must be a smart and imaginative comic actor that can make the phone book funny. Short a plus. Must sing and move well. Fonzie's longtime enemy turned wrestler. As his name suggests, he is physically excitable and constantly in fear of his older brother. Also plays James Dean, a member of Howard's lodge and a high school student as well.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: 20s, Fresh, pretty (classic ingénue pretty). Will cover both Joanie and Lori Beth. Good singer, with a versatile pop voice, who dances. Should be able to pull off'cute and sassy as well as sexy. Shorter is better.
MALE ENSEMBLE: 20s, Fresh and young. Good actor/singer, with a versatile pop voice (including falsetto), who dances well. Tumble/tricks a plus. Should possess a fun and quirky personality. Wiill be in the show every night as a singer/dancer and will also understudy RICHIE, CHACHI, POTSIE, RALPH.
MALE SWING: 25-late 30s. Will understudy Fonzie, Howard, Arnold, the Malachis, and the male ensemble track. Must be a versatile, character actor who can sing and move well.
FEMALE SWING: 20-early 30s. Fresh and pretty. Must be a strong, young singer/dancer to understudy the roles of the Pinkettes and possibly Pinky and/or Marion.
Send h/r by 9/03 to:
FLORES CASTING "HAPPY DAYS NATIONAL TOUR" 1613 CHELSEA ROAD #292 SAN MARINO, CA. 91108
**************************** "GOOD BOBBY" GREENWAY COURT THEATRE AEA 99 Seat Plan Opens OCTOBER 10TH
GOOD BOBBY recounts the formative adult years (1958-1964) of Robert F. Kennedy, one of history's great "what ifs". From his battles with Jimmy Hoffa on the Labor Rackets Committee to his stint as Attorney General to the assassination of John Kennedy, RFK struggles to find his own voice and step out of the impossibly enormous shadows created by a domineering father, a larger-than-life brother, and the expectations of a mother who forever believes in the man he ultimately becomes.
ANGIE NOVELLO: 30's-50 RFK's secretary. Attractive but not conventionally so. Acutely aware and discerning with a razor sharp dry wit, she has been with Bobby since the beginning, keeps him "on track" and serves as a constant reality check in the eye of the storm, often supplying the "voice of reason"
JOE KENNEDY: 60's-70; the patriarch of the Kennedy family. Tall, fit, with a commanding presence and an air of wealth and superiority. A man who is not used to hearing the "no." Joe takes charge of a room the moment he enters. He is intensely devoted to the political success of his sons, placing it above all else. He feels that he, more than anyone possibly could, knows Bobby's true talents and abilities.
JAMES R. HOFFA: 40's-50; The famed labor leader. Diminutive in stature, stocky and muscular with a tough-guy bulldog mentality. Values "toughness"in a man above all other qualities. Believes fiercely in his causes and has an extreme loathing for the Kennedys and everything their family stands for.
JOHN MCCLELLAN: 50's-70; Senator from Arkansas and head of the Labor Rackets Committee investigating Jimmy Hoffa; long-time family friend of the Kennedys, he attempts, unsuccessfully, to persuade Joe against the idea of appointing Bobby to the Attorney General post, then later attempts, successfully, to persuade Bobby to run for the Presidency.
GEORGE FITZGERALD: 40's-70; attorney for Jimmy Hoffa during his appearances before the Rackets Committee.
ROSE KENNEDY: 60's-70; the matriarch of the Kennedy family. Beautifully elegant, refined, sophisticated and deceptively intelligent and worldly. Despite a lifetime of acquiescing to a male-dominated society, she does not shy away or back down from her core beliefs, particularly those concerning Bobby and the pedestal on which she places him.
NICHOLAS KATZENBACH: 30; Assistant Attorney General. A Harvard graduate from a well respected family, he is Bobby's boyhood friend, and maybe the only person in the Justice Department able to speak candidly to him. Staunchly moral and righteous, he often reminds Bobby of who he really is and what he knows, within himself, is the right thing to do.
RICHARD BISSELL: 40's-70; CIA agent, head of Covert Operations; responsible for the planning of the Bay of Pigs Invasion as well as numerous assassination attempts throughout the world; persistently professes his admiration and respect for the Kennedys, despite the precarious positions Bobby continuously forces him into; a truly sinewy, shadowy figure.
ANATOLY DOBRYNIN: 50's-70; Soviet Ambassador; a large, imposing man; physically threatening and menacing; he goes head-to-head with RFK in an eleventh-hour meeting during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Russian Actor preferred.
Send h/r to:
ATTN: GOOD BOBBY GREENWAY COURT THEATRE 544 N. FAIRFAX AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90036
"A CHRISTMAS CAROL" AEA 99 Seat Plan Media Access Office and Gloria Castaneda, Inclusion Films, Corey Allen and Scott Krantz Director: Corey Allen Rehearsals start October 6 - Performances December 18, 19, 20, and 21 No Pay - Documentary and Equity Waiver Starts 10/6/2008
This Production is Bringing the likes of the Media Access Office, Inclusion Films, and Corey Allen to bring forward the knowledge that Diversity is among us and a part of us all. It will be a Staged Production that is filmed as a Documentary by Inclusion Films.
The classic story of a man named Scrooge and the love of giving and receiving.
NARRATOR: All Ethnicities / All Ages Loves to tell stories, especially to children.
EBENEZER SCROOGE: All Ethnicities / All Ages An old man, angry at the world, especially for the bad things it has done to him, especially because he's never understood them-wants to punish it and will never stop.
FRED: All Ethnicities / All Ages Scrooge's nephew; loves the world and tries always to share that love with everyone; especially Uncle Ebenezer.
DORA: All Ethnicities / All Ages Fred's wife, a round happy woman, adored by her happy family with enough warmth for everyone.
BOB CRATCHIT: All Ethnicities / All Ages A hard-working, honest man who runs himself to continual exhaustion caring for his beloved family and staying always beyond the angry reach of his employer, Mr Scrooge. Cratchit is unable to understand the relentlessness of Scrooge's threatning reach but always maintains a desperate breathless distance.
MRS. CRATCHIT: All Ethnicities / All Ages An industrious, steadfast wife to Bob and mother to her brood, whose busily knitting fingers keep the Cratchit clothing barely in repair.
MARTHA CRATCHIT: All Ethnicities / All Ages A healthy, happy young woman at the beginning of her career with which she hopes to help her family to sustain their courage through these dark times.
CRATCHIT CHILDREN: All Ethnicities / All Ages Six children at one year intervals in their birth order who stand up bravely amidst their poor family's struggle.
TIM CRATCHIT: All Ethnicities / All Ages A wise lad of five years age whose clear vision and depth of soul provide the unfailing light that guides the merry steps of all who enjoy the warmth of the Cratchit family.
MARLEY'S GHOST: All Ethnicities / All Ages Ghost of Marley, who is condemned to walk the earth until he has set right every moment of his life when, by a simple act of kindness, he might have relieved the pain of his fellow man.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: All Ethnicities / All Ages Charged with the redemption of Scrooge and determined to achieve that in spite of any objections from the man himself.
BOY SCROOGE: All Ethnicities / All Ages Struggling to bust loose from the mysteries of an unloved childhood.
GIRL FRAN: All Ethnicities / All Ages The first love of Boy Scrooge, left to heal her whole life when she looses young Scrooge's love, fast crumbling in the dark.
DICK WILLIKINS: All Ethnicities / All Ages The best friend a schoolboy, or anyone else, could ever have.
OLD FEZZIWIG: All Ethnicities / All Ages A child in his 70s who won't let anybody forget how much fun that is.
MRS FEZZIWIG: All Ethnicities / All Ages The Mrs. who shares all the delights her husband stirs up in the world.
THE MISSES FEZZIWIGS: All Ethnicities / All Ages The Daughters of the Fessiwigs. The young Ms. Fezziwig's which there are 2 or 3 and all unmarried.
BELLE: All Ethnicities / All Ages A magnificent young matron who finds herself face to face with circumstances that have taken a tragic turn-she has lost the love of her life to the silent screams of greed.
ELDER DICK WILLIKINS: All Ethnicities / All Ages The treasured best friend of Ebenezer's youth, who has come to the present having salvaged the warm arms of love lost in Ebenezer's heartless wandering.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: All Ethnicities / All Ages Who, Like it or not, the way things have come to be, so may as well like it with a hearty laugh.
CHILD: All Ethnicities / All Ages (YET ANOTHER) ONE, precocious in his early lead with the experience of loss.
CHILD TWO: All Ethnicities / All Ages A happy abettor easily caught up in the mindless attempt to force the celebration where there just ain't none.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE: All Ethnicities / All Ages Full of foreboding, a fast starter among those bound to beat us.
1ST SOLICITOR: All Ethnicities / All Ages Chief among the mourners, who has nothing else to do.
2ND SOLICITOR: Male or Female / All Ethnicities / All Ages Second among the mourners, who must be fed.
JOE: Male or Female / All Ethnicities / All Ages A raucous old rascal heading uproariously toward the brink and determined, with all he has left, to enjoy every stompin' step o' the way-so you'd better watch out.
MRS. DILBAR: Male or Female / All Ethnicities / All Ages The mighty leader of the 'Oundsditch Ladies Auxiliary'. So you'd all better watch out, 'cuz old Dilbar don't take no lip from nobody, while getting everything she wants & everything everybody else wants, too
SECOND WOMAN: Male or Female / All Ethnicities / All Ages Every other woman, whose position the Second Woman to take from her-so every bloomin' Lady of the 'Oundsditch Auxiliary better watch out, too.
Send h/r by 9/15/08 to:
MEDIA ACCESS OFFICE/EDD ATTN: GLORIA CASTANEDA A CHRISTMAS CAROL 1255 S. CENTRAL AVE. GLENDALE CA 91204
"OMAR SAVED FROM CHEATING" Student Film NON-UNION Shoots Dec. 1st - 7th 2008 Unpaid Will be shot on film super 16MM and 35MM
This is a 20 to 30 min. short that follows Omar the protagonist in the course of a day, starting with an encounter with a typical LA diva who won't give him the time of the day, to a bum who's very generous with his time, to a tryst with an emotional unstable aspiring aging actress, to a peculiar but insightful encounter with a high end Russian call girl, and back home to his fiance. It's a film about loneliness, intuition, guilt and moral contradictions and briefly touches on the tension between immigrant Africans and African Americans.
Please read character breakdowns below and mail resume and head shots to provided address, indicating which character you are interested in. We will get a script to you ASAP after initial screening.
There is nudity in this project.
OMAR: 20 - 30. Aspiring filmmaker. African. Somewhat eccentric, struggles with identity. Yarns for something more, but doesn't know what, so he turns to women to fill that void though he's engaged. Unlike the average womanizer, he's attracted to unconventional feminine beauty some might consider ugly. Nonetheless, he pursues that attraction with ardor. He's torn between two women, one who expects nothing but his love, which he can't give and the other who gives all, but expects nothing in return.
JESSICA: 20 - 30. Biracial. Black/white. Omar's fiance. Very beautiful with patrician features and eloquent. All she has is Omar. She's weak in comparison to Omar's strength, and very much aware of his infidelity, she's even weaker to leave him. She knows he's unhappy and feels guilty that her weakness has weakened his strength to leave. So they stay together bound by strange but ineffable love.
TRACY: 30 - 40. Omar's mistress. As aspiring actress. Great curvaceous feminine physique, with a face that might have been pretty 10 years ago, but has worn out over the years. She exudes intense sexuality but at the same time she looks pure and sincere.
BUM: African American. 30 to 40. Very comical and intelligent. He sleeps at a bus stop and hustles people with parking meters in return for money. He's taking a liking to Omar and very often speaks to him in an avuncular manner.
MODEL: 20's to 30's. Naturally striking with Mediterranean features.
LOLKA: 20's to 30's. High end Russian call girl. Very attractive but not intimidating. Like everyone else in the film, she's disconnected.
ASIAN FEMALE AND MALE: 20's to 30's
BRADON: 20's to 30's. Lean and lanky. A bit of an oddity.
WHITE LADY: Caucasian. 40's. Very fragile and delicate. Pale skin.
WOMEN: All ages and race. Unconventional feminine beauty preferred.
Send h/r to:
OSEI KAKARI 1304 N. HIGHLAND AVE,#295 LOS ANGELES, CA 90028
"THE OP" Staged Reading NON-UNION Producer: Stuart Altman Starts Oct 7, 2008
Reading of award-winning screenplay for Film Industry Network 6th Annual Competition