Big Fish Auditions @ Act3 Productions, Atlanta [from 12 to 13 January]

Big Fish Auditions


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12 - 13
January
15:30 - 20:30

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Act3 Productions
6285 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
Book by JOHN AUGUST
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia
Motion Picture written by John August

Directors: Andrew Berardi and Michelle Davis
Music Director: John-Michael d’Haviland
Choreographer: Johnna Barrett Mitchell

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger­-than-­life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales

Email Michelle Davis ([email protected]) to schedule an audition.

Audition Dates:
Saturday January 12, 3:30pm-9:30pm
Sunday January 13, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Monday January 14, 7:30pm-11:00pm – Callbacks

Rehearsals:
Mondays-Thursdays February 11-April 4 (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Saturdays February 16-March 30 (1pm-5pm)
Mandatory Tech Week April 7 (10am-10pm), April 8-10 (7:00pm-11:00pm)

Shows:
Industry Preview Thursday April 11 at 8pm
April 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 8pm
April 14, 21, 28 at 3pm

Please prepare a 32-bar cut (no more than 45 seconds) of a musical theatre song in the style of the show that BEST demonstrates your vocal range and quality. Please provide a tracked accompaniment on a CD or in mp3 format. No a cappella auditions please.

CASTING NOTES:

All roles are available. Actors will be paid a stipend.

Casting one youth actor, age 10-13, for the role of Young Will. Must be 18+ to audition for all other lead and ensemble roles

Edward Bloom: Male, 25-45
a loving husband and father who leads a complex imaginary life with many fantasy friends. Great vocal chops, dance skills, a huge heart, a great sense of humor and a vivid imagination. Bari-tenor, G2 to G4.

Will Bloom: Male, 25-35
Edward’s son, a realist and a pragmatist; and the polar opposite of Edward. His journey of reconciliation with his father is the story of the musical. This is the second male lead and requires a strong actor who sings beautifully. Tenor, C#3 to G4.

Sandra Bloom: Female, 25-45
Edward’s wife, a loving wife who completely understands her husband and who seeks and believes in the possibility of reconciliation between her husband and son. Strong actress and singer; very good mover. Soprano with mix/belt, G3 to E5.

Josephine Bloom: Female, 25-35
Will’s wife, a lovely young woman who provides balance for Will’s pragmatism. With Sandra, she supports and helps guide Will’s journey toward reconciliation with his father. Strong actor-singer. Mix/belt to C#5.

Karl: Male, 30-45
a giant, one of Edward’s fantasy friends. 6’6” or over. Through Edward’s friendship, he grows from being a ‘beastly’ outcast to a highly successful businessman. Acts, sings, has an appreciation for comic irony, stilt walks, and dances. Bass, A3 to D4.

Amos Callaway: Male, 45-50
werewolf, another of Edward’s fantasy friends. Masquerading as a ringmaster of a broken down circus, he begins as Edward’s tormentor but then, through Edward’s acceptance, he accepts himself and becomes highly successful. Actor-comic who sings and moves well. Baritone, C3 to F5, touches a G5.

Don Price: Male, 25-35
Edward’s childhood frenemy, an early buddy, bully and rival for Sandra’s hand. Strong actor with a comic sensibility; good singer; has movement skills. Baritone, C3 to F#4.

The Witch: Female, 20+
earliest and most fantastic of Edward’s «imaginary» acquaintances who shows him how he’ll die. Strong, sexy singer-dancer with commanding acting skills. Mezzo with high belt, useable F3 to F5.

Jenny Hill: Female, 25-45
the other woman, one of Edward’s early childhood friends who he forgets but then who later becomes the recipient of his kindness. Good actress, singer, and mover. Mix/belt to E5.

Dr. Bennett: Male, 55-65
Edward’s physician, the experienced and wise country doctor, Edward’s contemporary.

Ensemble: The Alabama Lambs, Mayor, Fisherman, Wedding Guests, New Yorkers, Citizens of Ashton, Circus Performers
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