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Assassins

31 Jan, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Sondheim and John Weidman’s killer musical, Assassins examines the lives, loves and lunacy of nine American assassins, including John Wilkes Booth, John Hinckley, Lee Harvey Oswald and Sarah Jane Moore.

The Midnite Youth Theatre Company Ensemble will be Midnite’s development program for emerging Western Australian artists under 25. The auditions will be open to all performers 18 – 25 years old who can sing and act.

Director: Gregory Jones
MD: Jackson Griggs

Show Dates: May 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 at 7.30pm

Preparation:
Prepare a song by Stephen Sondheim. Accompanist provided.

Acting: 1-2 minute monologue, comedic or dramatic

Bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theatre/performing experience.

Email: midnite@ccgs.wa.edu.au to book your audition day/time slot

Available Roles:
Character Breakdown

BALLADEER
A folk singer and the narrator of the show. The voice of America.
Range: C3 – G4

CHARLES GUITEAU
(1841-1882) Assassinated President James Garfield in the waiting room of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station, Washington, D.C., on July 2, 1881. Dashing but mad.
Range: A2 – Ab4

DAVID HEROLD
(1842-1865) One of John Wilkes Booth’s confederates. Aided Booth in his attempted escape. Speaking Role

EMMA GOLDMAN
(1869-1940) Turn-of-the-century Anarchist agitator and feminist. Terse and stubborn. An inspiration to Czolgosz. Speaking Role

GIUSEPPE ZANGARA
(1900-1933) Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt as he greeted well-wishers in Bayfront Park, Miami, FL on February 15, 1933. An angry, heavily-accented immigrant.
Range: B2 – A4

JOHN HINCKLEY
(1955- ) Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan as he left the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. on March 30, 1981. A love-obsessed and depressed college student.
Range: A2 – G4

JOHN WILKES BOOTH
(1838-1865) Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln during a performance at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865. Foreman and inspirational celebrity to the other assassins.
Range: F2 – G4

LEE HARVEY OSWALD
(1939-1963) Assassinated President John F. Kennedy from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, TX on November 22, 1963. A suicidal, dejected shipping clerk.
Range: G3 – C4

LEON CZOLOGOSZ
(1873-1901) Assassinated President William McKinley at the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, N.Y. on September 6, 1901. A young poverty-worn radical.
Range: G#2 – G4

LYNETTE “SQUEAKY” FROMME
(1948- ) Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford at the Capitol Park in Sacramento, CA on September 5, 1975. A pixie hippie in love with Charles Manson.
Range: A3 – G5

SAMUEL BYCK
(1930-1974) Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon by hijacking a commercial jetliner. Hysterically irate schlep in a Santa Claus suit.
Range: D3 – G4

ENSEMBLE – Bystanders; Tourists; Reporters; Photographers

 

Details

Date:
31 Jan, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.midnite.ccgs.wa.edu.au

Organizer

Gregory Jones
Phone:
9442 1677
Email:
gjones@ccgs.wa.edu.au

Venue

Drama Centre (Christ Church Grammar School)
Queenslea Drive
Claremont, Western Australia 6010 Australia
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