Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston and Book by Arthur Kopit
Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:00 – 10:00
Saturday, November 15, 2014 1:00 – 5:00
Sunday, November, 16, 2014 1:00 – 2:00 Little Guido/Children
2:30 – 5:00 Callbacks
Performance dates: April 10,11,12,17,18,19,24,25,26, 2015
We will take auditionees in groups.
Please call Evelyn Corsini Alcorn at 617-484-3308 for appointment
Director/Choreographer: Jennifer Condon
Music Director: Mario Cruz
Production Manager: Ellen Kazin
Stage Manager: Stu Kazin
This extraordinary musical tells the story of film director, Guido Contini, and his attempts to devise a plot for his next film as he is being pursued by sexy, beautiful women each clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. He finally decides to use the substance of his life, told through flashbacks, to create a musical version of the Casanova story. Through these flashbacks involving relationships with the women in his life – his mother, the Nuns that schooled him, his mistress, and a prostitute among others – we watch him drift towards a nervous breakdown (what we would call a mid-life crisis today) from which he is held back by the support of his wife, Luisa. What makes this piece outstanding is the richness with which it has been imagined and the way all the pieces fit together. This masterpiece owes its life to the worlds of opera, concert, and musical theatre; it defies categorization.
Auditionees will be asked to prepare a section of two contrasting songs in the style of the show or author/composer. Please bring sheet music in the key you are singing – not a capella, please! Callbacks will consist of reading scenes from the script, singing selections from the score, and movement/dance.
Please let us know right away if you cannot make callbacks.
The women in this show are on stage much of the time and act as a Greek chorus.
It’s a fantastic ensemble with some amazing choral singing.
Guido Contini – sexy, passionate film director, in love with his wife and all the women in his past (High baritone)
Guido at an early age – young looking boy between ages of 9 and 12; innocent & full of wonder (Ab below middle C to F, two above middle C)
Luisa Contini – Guido’s wife, a strong, forceful woman, standing by her man (Contralto with strong mid-range: low E to Cb above middle C)
Carla – Guido’s mistress, sexy, naïve, & believes Guido will leave his wife for her (Mezzo soprano: E, two above middle C (+ requires vocal gliss up & down from high C)
Claudia – less naïve, very classy movie star who has outgrown Guido (Alto: E, two above middle C)
Guido’s Mother – Part angel, part nun who represents the “good” Guido (Soprano – Ab, two above middle C)
Liliane LaFleur – Shrewd, smart producer & former show girl still caught up in the Guido myth (Alto – low G to B above middle C)
Lina Darling – LaFluer’s mysterious accomplice (No solo singing)
Stephanie – Sexy critic, disturbing, and a nuisance (Alto – up to B above middle C)
Our Lady of the Spa (Alto – E, two above middle C)
Mama Maddelena – Head chambermaid, earthy and funny (Mezzo Soprano – low G to A, two above middle C)
Sarraghina – Sexy, voluptuous prostitute (Contralto – strong low G to G above middle C)
The Italians – Diana, Maria, Francesca, Annabella, Giulietta, Renata, A Venetian gondolier (All Vocal Ranges needed)
The Germans – Olga Von Sturm, Heidi Von Sturm, Ilsa Von Hesse, Gretchen Von Krupf (All Vocal Ranges needed)