Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Sunday in the Park with George

Auditions for Sunday in the Park with George
on Saturday, January 12
and Sunday, January 13, 2019
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Sunday in the Park with George, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and Book by James Lapine, on Saturday, January 12 from 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, January 13 from 6:30 to 9:30pm. Callbacks will be held on Monday, January 14 at 7:00 by appointment only. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, Music direction by Mike Walker and produced by Margie Bates and Gail Bernardi for Kentwood Players under special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Performance dates are March 15 through April 20, 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

About Sunday in the Park with George

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical, the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical and multiple Tony Awards, Sunday in the Park with George, was inspired by the life of French pointillist, George Seurat. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Lapine, the plot revolves around the creation of his masterpiece, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. George, an intense and passionate artist, struggles to not only create his paintings but also to maintain a relationship with his long time mistress, Dot. The second act connects to the first while focusing on another George, Seurat and Dot’s great grandson, also struggling to find meaning in art and the need to connect to the past, present and future. ”A white canvas, so many possibilities.”

If you want to Audition

Please be prepared to sing a song in the style of Sondheim from the last 50 years. An accompanist will be provided. No a capella auditions please. You may be asked to sing a contrasting song so please be prepared to bring music you know well. Please be familiar with the script as sides will only be provided at the audition. Please allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar. A rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the production team at Sundayinthepark@kentwoodplayers.org.

Character Breakdown

Actors will play multiple roles as needed. All actors are required to have strong vocal abilities.

George Seurat/George
Act 1--The painter Seurat--intense, obsessive and hyper focused on his work. Act 2--Seurat’s great grandson George, an artist in 1980’s. Age 30-40. Tenor.
Dot/Marie
Act 1 - Seurat’s mistress and model. Act 2-- Marie, George’s Grandmother, (Seurat’s daughter) is elderly and in a wheelchair. Age 25-30. Mezzo-Soprano.
Old Lady/Blair Daniels
Act 1--Seurat’s Mother, cranky and demanding. Act 2-- Blair Daniels an art critic. Age 60-80. Mezzo-Soprano.
Nurse/Harriet Pawling
Act 1 - The Old Lady’s nurse. Act 2--Harriet Pawling, a patron of the arts. Age 40-60. Mezzo-Soprano.
Jules/Bob Greenberg
Act1--Rival artist. Act 2--Museum Director. Age 35-45. Baritone.
Yvonne/Naomi Eisen
Act 1--Jules’ pampered wife. Act 2--Naomi, a composer. Age 25-35. Mezzo-Soprano.
Boatmen/Charles Redmond
Act 1--Surly, slovenly, blue collared laborer. Act 2--Redmond, a visiting curator. Age 35-60. Baritone.
Celeste #1/Waitress
Act 1--Flirty shop girl. Act 2 --Waitress. Age 18-30. Soprano.
Celeste #2/Elaine
Act 1--Flirty shop girl. Act 2--Elaine--George’s ex wife. Age 18-30. Soprano.
Louise/Boy
Act 1 --daughter of Jules and Yvonne. Act 2--various roles. Age 8-12. Mezzo-Soprano.
Franz/Dennis
Act 1--Frieda’s German husband, Jules’ coachman. Act 2-- Dennis, technician. Age 30-50. Baritone.
Frieda/Betty/Young Man
Act 1--Jules’ cook married to Franz. Act 2-- Betty and Young Man--Age 35-55. Soprano.
Soldier/Alex
Act 1--A French military man. Act 2--Alex, an artist. Age 20-35. Baritone.
Louis/Billy Webster/Man
Act 1--A baker, dull but sweet. Act 2-- Billy, Harriet’s friend. 35-55. Baritone.
Mr.
Act 1--A wealthy American tourist. Non singing speaking role. Act 2--Various ensemble roles. Ages 35-60.
Mrs.
Act 1--A wealthy American tourist. Non singing speaking role. Act 2--Various ensemble roles. Ages 35-60.

To meet the Sunday in the Park with George production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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