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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

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Production Details

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific - Set against the dramatic background of an idyllic South Pacific island during WWII, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific intertwines the themes of romance, duty, and prejudice to create a story that is all at once hilarious, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. Based on the anecdotes of a real-life U.S. Navy commander stationed on an island, the musical follows two intercultural love stories: Nellie, a spunky nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with Emile, a French plantation owner on the island who has two children from his late Polynesian wife; at the same time, U.S. Lieutenant Cable falls for a beautiful island native named Liat. Both Americans find themselves struggling to reconcile their own cultural prejudices with their amorous feelings, all the while under the dark cloud of a war that is coming ever closer to their island paradise.

 

Production: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

Producing Company:

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

95 Riverside Parkway

Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Rehearsal Dates: To begin in early June 2019

Technical Rehearsal Dates: Monday, July 15 - Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Performance Dates: Wednesday, July 24 - Sunday, September 15, 2019

Creative Staff:

Patrick A’Hearn, Producing Artistic Director

Penny Ayn Maas, Director & Choreographer

Angela Donadio, Music Director


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Annie (Starring Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan) - Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, little orphan Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So, when billionaire Oliver Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks him to help find her real mom and dad instead. Warbucks agrees, and his whopping reward for Annie's parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the reward. But don't fret: This classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks and the whole gang.

Starring Sally Struthers reprising her role as Miss Hannigan from the 20th Anniversary Annie Broadway revival and National Tour

 

Production: Annie (Starring Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan)

Producing Company:

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

95 Riverside Parkway

Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Rehearsal Dates: To begin in early August 2019

Technical Rehearsal Dates: Monday, September 16 - Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Performance Dates: Wednesday, September 25 - Sunday, November 17, 2019

Creative Staff:

Patrick A’Hearn, Producing Artistic Director & Director

Stephanie Wood, Choreographer

TBD, Music Director


Audition Detail

Date:

Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (Adults & Children for South Pacific)

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (Children for Annie [Starring Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan])

Time:

3pm – 10pm (April 22 and 23, 2019)

5pm – 9pm (April 30, 2019)

Location:

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

95 Riverside Parkway

Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.

Instructions:

Please prepare 32 bars from or in the style of the show you are auditioning for. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script if asked. Please bring a headshot and a résumé. AEA Guest Artist contracts for some roles. All appointments will be scheduled via e-mail. Please contact the Production Manager via e-mail for appointments. If you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions are encouraged (with a headshot, résumé, and video link/s) to productionmanager@riversidedt.com.

 

To schedule an audition appointment, please e-mail the Co-Production Manager via e-mail at productionmanager@riversidedt.com with the subject line “South Pacific/Annie Audition Appointment Request”. Please include your headshot, resume, and a link to your website in your request e-mail.

 

To submit a video audition, please e-mail the Co-Production Manager via e-mail at productionmanager@riversidedt.com with the subject line “South Pacific/Annie Video Submission [YOUR GENDER] – [YOUR NAME]”. Please include your headshot, resume, and a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video submission in your submission e-mail.

 

Any questions or concerns, please contact Production Manager, James Davis via e-mail at productionmanager@riversidedt.com


Cast Breakdown - Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific

Please note:  The role of Emile de Becque has been cast. We will be casting an understudy for Emile de Becque.

Ensign Nellie Forbush

Heroine; military nurse with a sense of optimism, in spite of the looming peril of war. A product of her Southern upbringing in Little rock, Arkansas, she struggles with her own racism when she falls in love with Emile DeBeque, an older Frenchman living in the South Pacific who is raising two children of mixed race. The actress must have a sincerity that defies her faults and subtle comic timing.

Gender: Female

Age Range: 28-35

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano to Db5 with good belt mix

 

Lt. Joseph Cable

An extremely handsome and intelligent Lieutenant with a bright future in the US Navy.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 20-29

Vocal Range: Soaring tenor (E3 to G4)

 

US Marine Luther Billis

(comic role) A loveable character who provides his fellow marines with much-needed comic relief. Does not respect authority. Enterprising, stubborn. Adores Nellie.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 30-45

Vocal Range: Bass/Baritone down to G2

 

Bloody Mary

(Mezzo, low G to high F, comedic) Shrewd Polynesian merchant who makes a fortune off the sailors. Mother of Liat.

Gender: Female

Age Range: 35-55

Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano to C5 with good belt mix

 

Liat

A beautiful Polynesian girl who steals the heart of Joe Cable. Bloody Mary's daughter.

Gender: Female

Age Range: 16-20

Vocal Range: Non-Singing

 

Stewpot

The brawn of the group, Stewpot is known for his physical strength and loyalty, not his intelligence. This character man must have strong comedic timing and a strong singing voice. He is Luther Billis' cohort and is best friends with the Professor.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 25-35

Vocal Range: --

 

Professor

Professor earned his nickname because he is one of the few Seabees to have attended college; a character man of the studious type who jumps to problem solving in order to make up for his lack of physical strength. Luther Billis' cohort and best friends with Stewpot. Strong singer.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 25-35

Vocal Range: --

 

Ngana

De Beque’s first born, who takes full advantage of being the older sibling

Gender; Female (Pacific Islander)

Age Range: 6-12

Vocal Range: Child Alto

 

Jerome

DeBeque’s youngest child; a precocious and curious young boy.

Gender; Male (Pacific Islander)

Age Range: 6-12

Vocal Range: Child Alto

 

Henry

DeBeque’s trusted servant who helps raise Ngana and Jerome. Spoken French lines

Gender: Male

Age Range: Any age

Vocal Range:

 

Capt. George Bracket

Commanding officer on the island. Slightly pompous but not without a soft side.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 40-60

Vocal Range: Non-Singing

 

Cmdr. William Harbison

Bracket's right-hand man. Can be hot-headed, especially when Billis is concerned.

Gender: Male

Age Range: 35-50

Vocal Range: --

Please note: 

There are number of cameo roles which will be assigned to ensemble members. We are casting women and men in the ensemble.


Cast Breakdown - Annie (Starring Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan)

Annie

Annie is a complex, tough, streetwise urchin who is surprisingly vulnerable when she thinks she might lose what has become most important to her: her newfound "family."

Gender: female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Molly

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Molly is the littlest at age 6.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Kate

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Kate is the next-to-youngest at age 7.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Tessie

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Cast girls that can have "mischievous" fun together, as well as "sibling style" fights. Each actress should be able to shape her own specific character, be a good singer and visually expressive. Tessie is the cry baby at age 11.

Age: 11 to 11

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Pepper

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Pepper is the toughest at age 12.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

July

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. July is the quietest at age 13.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Duffy

The Orphans are gritty girls that are neglected and vulnerable, yet basically honest and lovable. Duffy is the oldest at age 13.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: C4

 

Miss Hannigan (Understudy Only)

Miss Hannigan is a definite "has-been." Her distaste for her job should ooze from every line she delivers.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Grace Farrell

Grace Farrell is Oliver Warbucks's calm, cool and classy secretary. She appears businesslike when dealing with Miss Hannigan and Warbucks, yet maternal toward Annie.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Rooster Hannigan

Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are the comic team who claim to be Annie's parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan's swindling brother and his sleazy girlfriend in disguise.

Gender: male

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Lily St. Regis

Rooster Hannigan and Lily St. Regis are the comic team who claim to be Annie's parents but are revealed to be Miss Hannigan's swindling brother and his sleazy girlfriend in disguise.

Gender: female

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Oliver Warbucks

Oliver Warbucks is the daunting millionaire who made his fortune during World War I as an industrialist. This is a challenging role, so cast an actor that can appear middle-aged, self-assured and confident.

Gender: male

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Sandy

Sandy is the stray dog that Annie adopts.

Gender: any

Vocal range top: D5

Vocal range bottom: F4