Audition Announcement for SDMT’s pre-professional production of RENT!

RENT AUDITION SIDES

Actors cast in our pre-professional productions will work with a variety of Directors, Choreographers, Musical Directors and Technical Crew who regularly work our Main stage productions to explore everything it takes to bring Broadway to San Diego!

BOOK, MUSIC AND LYRICS BY: Jonathan Larson

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER:  Evan D’Angeles

AUDITION LOCATION:
SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111

SEEKING:
YOU MUST BE 14-20 YEARS OLD TO AUDITION FOR THIS PRE-PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTION. Seeking a diverse cast of actor/singer/dancers for this iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love. SDMT encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities and performers with disabilities to attend every audition.

Please check the production calendar HERE and make sure you are available for all rehearsals and performances. You may have a few conflicts between the dates of March 17 – April 4 to be considered but it is always better to have no conflicts at all. Thank you!

AUDITION SCHEDULE:

Singer Call – Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4p-9p
(Please sign up for an appointment time on Casting Manager)

Callback – Wednesday, December 4, 2019 starting at 4p
(Callback will be by invitation only and will include singing and reading from the script and a dance call.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
To schedule an appointment, use the following link and create a free profile on Casting Manager: AUDITION LINK

PREPARATION:
Singer Call: Plan on arriving 10 minutes before your appointment time to check-in. Please bring one headshot and resume. Prepare a 16-bar song in the style of the show. Have a second choice available should the director want to hear a contrasting song. An accompanist will be provided so please have your sheet music marked and in the appropriate key.

REHEARSAL INFORMATION:
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday-Friday 5p-9p, Saturday and Sunday 1p-6p
*Please note on the rehearsal/performance calendar that during tech and dress the hours are longer.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:
All performances at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego.
Runs: April 17 – May 3, 2020
Show Schedule:  Fridays and Saturdays at 8p and Sundays at 2p

PRODUCTION FEE:
$225 (Due by the first day of rehearsal and includes a video of the production)

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

RENT AUDITION SIDES

ANGEL DUMOTT SCHUNARD (Male: Vocal Range C3–A4) The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with heart, an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. He becomes Tom’s lover.

BENJAMIN COFFIN III (Male; Vocal Range Bb2 – F#4) The landlord of Mark and Roger’s apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.

JOANNE JEFFERSON (Female; Vocal Range G3 – E5) A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. Carries on a tumultuous relationship with Maureen.

MARK COHEN (Male; Vocal Range A2 – G4) Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd.

MAUREEN JOHNSON (Female; Vocal Range C4 – F5) An unpredictably zany performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.

MIMI MARQUEZ (Female; Vocal Range Eb3 – E5) An HIV-positive stripper with drug addictions. Slender and sickly, she conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.

ROGER DAVIS (Male; Vocal Range F2 – A4) A struggling musician and former drug addict. He is reminiscent of Kurt Cobain. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive.

TOM COLLINS (Male; Vocal Range F#2 – A4) A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft and is HIV-positive.

MRS. COHEN / ENSEMBLE (Female) Mark’s Mom

JEFFERSON / ENSEMBLE (Male) Joanne’s Dad

MRS. JEFFERSON / ENSEMBLE (Female) Joanne’s Mom

STEVE / ENSEMBLE (Male) HIV – Support Group Member

GORDON / ENSEMBLE (Male) HIV – Support Group Member

PAUL / ENSEMBLE (Male) HIV – Support Group Member

ALEXI DARLING / ENSEMBLE (Female) Producer of a sleezy news show

ENSEMBLE (Male / Female) To portray homeless people and junkies

Audition Announcement for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN!

BOOK BY: Terrence McNally

SCORE BY: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

DIRECTOR: Noelle Marion
CHOREOGRAPHER: Jill Gorrie
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Don LeMaster

AUDITION LOCATION:
SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111

SEEKING:
Singers, dancers and actors of all ethnicities and gender identities. You must be 18 years old to audition. There may be some housing for out of town actors, but it is not guaranteed. If you are a local actor and cannot attend the initial audition but can make the callback, please email Jill at jill@sdmt.org. We are not accepting video submissions at this time.

Please check the production calendar HERE and make sure you are available for all rehearsals and performances. You may have a few conflicts between the dates of April 28 and May 16 to be considered but it is always better to have no conflicts at all. If you have any conflicts on or past May 16 please do not sign up to audition. Thank you!

THE ROLE OF CARL HANRATTY HAS BEEN CAST

AUDITION SCHEDULE:

You may only sign up for one appointment, either the Singer Call or the Dance call. You can attend both, to do so, sign up for the Singer Call and then attend the dance call the next day.

SINGER CALL – Saturday, January 4 from 11a-5p (by appointment only)

DANCE CALL – Sunday, January 5 at 6p (open dance call but please sign up for a 6p appointment on January 5)

CALLBACK – Monday, January 6 from 12p-9p (callbacks are by invitation only. Should you receive a callback, you can download the sides from our website www.sdmt.org, or you can find them on Casting Manager. Sides will be posted at least one week prior to the callback)

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
To schedule an appointment, use the following link and create a free profile on Casting Manager: AUDITION LINK

PREPARATION:

SINGER CALL: Plan on arriving 10 minutes before your appointment time to check-in. Prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show and bring one headshot and resume. An accompanist will be provided so bring sheet music in the correct key.

DANCE CALL: Strong dancers/singers to play a large number of additional supporting roles. Check-in will begin at 5p and be prepared to dance at 6p. Bring one headshot/resume and 16 bars of a song in the style of the show.

REHEARSAL INFORMATION:
First non-union rehearsal: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
First equity rehearsal: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday-Friday 6p-11p, Saturday and Sunday 11a-6p

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:
All performances at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego.
Runs: Friday, May 29 – Sunday, June 28, 2020
Show Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7p, Fridays and Saturdays at 8p and Sundays at 2p.

PAY:
Guest Artist Contract Tier 2: $498 weekly
Non-union actors: $1800-$2,700 stipend depending on role

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

CARL HANRATTY
ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

FRANK ABAGNALE, JR (male; 20-30): our story’s con-artist, protagonist.  We revisit Frank Jr.’s remarkable journey and the path that led him to become one of history’s most infamous imposters.  He is charming, inherently likeable, impulsive, imaginative, and cunning.  He attempts to abandon his life of crime after he falls in love with Brenda. (Vocal Range: G2-C5) MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

FRANK ABAGNALE, SR (male; 45-60): Frank Jr.’s father.  He is the original swindler of the family and his son’s role model.  He is Italian-American, optimistic, and eternally proud of his son.  He is eventually driven to depression and heavy drinking following a series of financial failures. (Vocal Range: F2-G#4) MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

PAULA ABAGNALE (female; 40-55): Frank Jr.’s alluring mother.  She met Frank Sr. when he was in France during the war.  She is beautiful, warm, compassionate, and struggling with a contentious, loveless marriage.  Should have a French accent. (Vocal Range: A3-C5) MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

BRENDA STRONG (female; 20-30): (Vocal Range: G3-A5) She is a dedicated and intelligent nurse who meets Frank JR while he is posing as a doctor.  She is initially hesitant and insecure following a broken engagement but falls deeply for Frank JR. MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

CAROL STRONG (female; 45-55): Brenda’s conservative mother.  She is from New Orleans and proud of her family lineage.  She is opinionated, lively, and slightly overbearing (Vocal Range: Bb3-A5) MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

ROGER STRONG (male; 45-60): Brenda’s conservative father from New Orleans.  He is matter-of-fact, analytical, and surprisingly romantic. (Vocal Range: A2-A4) MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

AGENT TOD BRANTON (male; 25-45): An FBI agent in the fraud division working on Frank JR’s case.  He is a smart-ass. MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

AGENT BILL COD (male; 25-45): A seasoned FBI agent in the fraud division working on Frank JR’s case.  He is apathetic about his work. MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

AGENT JOHNNY DOLLAR (male; 20-30): a rookie FBI agent in the fraud division working on Frank JR’s case.  He is frequently teased by his coworkers. MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL

ENSEMBLE Seeking a diverse group of triple-threat performers to portray a variety of featured roles as well as commuters, assistants, stewardesses (Mindy, Cindy, Lindy, Jane, Kellie, Shellie), pilots, agents, party-goers, doctors, nurses, and interns. MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL

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