BVT will hold auditions for local non-union talent on Saturday, March 18th from 11am - 2pm at the theater, located at 151 South Main Street, Naples, NY 14512. If callbacks are necessary, they will be scheduled for Sunday, March 19th.
Performers should bring a photo and resume, and prepare a brief (one minute) contemporary monologue. Performers interested in being considered for the musicals should also prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song in addition to their monologue. Please bring your music marked and in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Performers who arrive unprepared will not been seen.
All positions are paid and require full-time rehearsal in Naples, NY. Performers are hired on a show by show basis. Each production requires a three-week commitment.
In addition, BVT expects to hire 4 performance interns to play Cadence, Phineas, Beth and Amy. Internships are paid.
NEW YORK CITY
BVT will hold auditions for non-union New York City talent on Wednesday, March 22nd from 10am - 6pm for Magical Thinking, Driving Miss Daisy, and Misery, and Thursday, March 23rd from 10am - 6pm for Double Trouble, and Little Women at the Pearl Studios, located at 500 8th Avenue, Studio 411, New York, NY 10018.
AUDITIONS ARE BY SUBMISSION ONLY
Agents or performers should send headshots and resume for consideration to Executive Artistic Director, Richard Amelius. Please send one PDF file containing both.
All positions are paid and require full-time rehearsal in Naples, NY. Performers are hired on a show by show basis. Each production requires a three-week commitment. Housing is provided at no cost to the employee through home sharing hosts within our community.
ROLES BY SHOW
BOBBY MARTIN: high baritone Gb3 - Ab4; a good-looking man with an obsession for dental hygiene. Also doubles as Merwin M. Garner - an overbearing studio owner; Millie Ferber - Mr. Garner's secretary; Seymour Beckley - an intern; and Rebecca Lefleurdelamaganis - a sultry redheaded movie actress. This is a male identifying role that requires singing, dancing, and drag; actors who play piano strongly encouraged to audition.
JIMMY MARTIN: high baritone G3 - G4; the leader, the brains who runs the books. Also doubles as Jenna Jumper - host of Cavalcade of Stars; Preston Creest - a famous director/choreographer; Bix Minky - an audio engineer with narcolepsy; Swifty Morris - a slick Hollywood agent; and Rebecca Lefleurdelamaganis - a sultry redheaded movie actress. This is a male identifying role that requires singing, dancing, and drag; actors who play piano strongly encouraged to audition.
VIOLA: a woman of 38; practical and intelligent; a veterinarian whose husband has been in a coma for six months following a car accident. This is a female identifying role that requires intimacy and slapping.
Meg: Viola's sister-in-law, 34; smart and compassionate but with no real career goals. This is a female identifying role that requires smoking and being slapped.
CADENCE: Viola's daughter, 13; witty with a good sense of humor; highly intelligent but equally superstitious. This is a female identifying role.
DAN: Meg's brother, 38; a family law attorney who has romantic feelings for his sister-in-law. This is a male identifying role that requires intimacy.
PHINEAS: Cadence's school friend, 13; thoughtful and mature. This is a male identifying role.
JO MARCH: mezzo-soprano A3 - A5; A passionate and determined young author, struggling to find her place in the world. Independent and fiery, she rejects Laurie's proposal before eventually becoming engaged to Professor Bhaer. This is a female identifying role that requires intimacy.
MARMEE MARCH: mezzo-soprano Eb3 - Eb5; The backbone of the March family who manages to remain strong in spite of the difficulties she faces. She only reveals her true fears and pain when she sings. Also doubles as Hag, a mysterious creature who shows Clarissa the way through the forest in return for her combs. This is a female identifying role that requires intimacy.
MEG MARCH: soprano B3 - F#5; The eldest and most traditional of the sisters. Prim and beautiful and sweet-natured. She marries, and has twins with John Brooke. Also doubles as Clarissa, a sweet young woman fleeing Sir Braxton Prendergast. The heroine of Jo's operatic tragedy. This is a female identifying role that requires intimacy and stage combat.
AMY MARCH: soprano B3 - F#5; The youngest sister who yearns for a sophisticated life; the baby of the family who is used to getting her own way. Romantic and elegant, she eventually marries Laurie. Also doubles as Troll, a greedy monster who takes Clarissa across wild rapids in return for her necklace. This is a female identifying role that requires intimacy.
BETH MARCH: soprano A3 - G5; The second youngest of the sisters. Timid and musical, Beth encourages and helps her sisters selflessly. Forms an unlikely friendship with the crotchety Mr. Laurence but tragically dies of scarlet fever in Act II. Also doubles as Rodrigo II, the real hero of Jo's operatic tragedy and Clarissa's long lost sister. This is a female identifying role that requires intimacy.
AUNT MARCH: mezzo-soprano E3 - F#5; A formidable and haughty great-aunt to the March sisters. Exasperated by Jo's lack of propriety, she decides to take Amy to Europe. Also doubles as Mrs. Kirk, The Irish owner of the boarding house in which Professor Bhaer and Jo meet. This is a female identifying role that requires intimacy.
PROFESSOR BHAER: baritone G2 - F#4; A German professor in his mid to late 30s; traditional and quite proper; encourages Jo to write beyond what she knows; falls in love and eventually becomes engaged to Jo. This is a male identifying role that requires intimacy.
THEODORE "LAURIE" LAURENCE: tenor Bb2 - Bb4; Lonely and charming boy next door who becomes firm friends with the March family. Proposes to Jo but eventually falls in love with and marries Amy. Also doubles as Rodrigo, the determined and brave hero of Jo's operatic tragedy. This is a male identifying role that requires intimacy and stage combat.
JOHN BROOKE: baritone C#3 - F#4; Laurie's tutor, a scholar from Maine. A reserved and hard-working young man who only shows his tender side when he falls in love with Meg. Also doubles as Sir Braxton Prendergast, an evil villain ruthlessly pursuing Clarissa. This is a male identifying role that requires intimacy and stage combat.
Mr. LAURENCE: baritone D3 - E4; Laurie's grandfather. A stiff and stern elderly man who eventually shows his softer side and gives Beth a beloved piano that belonged to his dead daughter. Also doubles as Knight, a tired and lonely old man who gives Clarissa his sword in return for her kindness to him. This is a male identifying role that requires intimacy.
DRIVING MISS DAISY
DAISY WERTHAN: age range 72 to 97; a financially successful widow and native of Atlanta who has lived through remarkable historical events; she remains fiercely rooted in her frugal upbringing, her early career as a teacher, her Southern propriety, and her Judaism. This is a female identifying role.
BOOLIE WERTHAN: age range 40 to 65; Daisy's dutiful son who has become increasingly preoccupied by the success of the family business. This is a male identifying role.
HOKE COLBURN: age range 60 to 85; Daisy's driver; a proud and personable African American man who grew up in the Jim Crow era of Atlanta, experiencing segregation, discrimination, injustice, and racism for most of his life. This is a male identifying role.
PAUL SHELDON: an acclaimed romance novelist who survives a near-fatal car accident; he spends the majority of the play recuperating from his injuries in a secluded farm house. This is a male identifying role that requires violence and stage combat.
ANNIE WILKES: a former pediatric nurse and Paul Sheldon's "number one fan" whose psychopathy becomes clear when she learns Paul's unreleased novel ends with the death of her favorite character, Misery Chastain. This is a female identifying role that requires violence, stage combat, and dying.
BUSTER: a small town sheriff searching for Paul Sheldon after a severe blizzard. This is a male identifying role that requires dying.