Auditions

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BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON:

Auditions for Dramashop’s first mainstage production of the 2014-15 season will be held on Sunday, July 13 from 1-3:00 p.m. and Monday, July 14 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Dramashop, 1001 State Street, Erie, PA. The production, running September 12 to 27, is directed by Jess Flock with musical direction by Jeremy Flock. All roles are available.

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All those who audition will need to read from the script; cold readings from the script will be provided. You must also perform 16 bars of a prepared song of your choice. Please bring sheet music or an accompaniment CD. You should also be prepared to write down your schedule including any rehearsal conflicts from July 21 and including the run of the show.

We prefer that you audition during the scheduled times out of respect to the director and other auditionees, but if you are unable to make it and are interested in auditioning, you may contact us VIA EMAIL PRIOR TO AUDITIONS (info@dramashop.org) to potentially audition at another time. While we understand conflicts arise, we cannot guarantee auditions outside of the scheduled audition hours. We will not schedule auditions after Monday, July 14 so as not to delay the release of the cast list.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

ANDREW JACKSON:  A roguish, man’s president who is deeply charming and sexy, yet is also an extremely violent, arrogant, bigoted idiot that fights for what he believes in. Male, 22-32 yrs old. Range: Bb2 – Bb4

BLACK FOX: Native American chief who is intelligent and somber with a hint of danger. He used to have an alliance with Jackson. Male, 25-35 yrs old

FEMALE SOLOIST : Self-confident, attractive singer with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. Dark, mysterious, hip vibe. Can double as other roles.    Female, 20-30 yrs old. Range: G3 – B4

HENRY CLAY: An over-the-top, vivacious, tall, cadaverous, and villainous senator with greasy hair who wears weasel pelts. Can double as other roles. Male, 28-36 yrs old. Range: D3 – A3

JAMES MONROE: Foppish and overwhelmed old-school President of the United States. Can double as other roles. Male, 30-40 yrs old

JOHN C. CALHOUN: A sinister, good-looking, charming, and brilliant gentlemen senator from the South who is a vain mastermind. Can double as other roles. Male, 25-35 yrs old. Range: B2 – F3

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS: The former President’s whiney, spoiled, and demanding son who really wants to be president. Can double as other roles. Male, 22-32 yrs old. Range: B2 – E4

LYNCOYA: Adopted Native American son of Andrew Jackson who has a sweet disposition with a wild streak.       Male, 5-8 yrs old (Can be played by an adult).

MALE SOLOIST: Brooding, intense rocker with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. He is angsty, good-looking, young, and hip. Can double as other roles. Male, 18- 25 yrs old. Range: D3 – E4

MARTIN VAN BUREN: Jackson’s right hand man who is in over his head. He is a well-intentioned buffoon who is utterly lovable. Can double as other roles. Male, 25-35 yrs old

RACHEL JACKSON: Jackson’s deeply religious and devoted wife who is strangely alluring, yet not overtly sexual. Can double as other roles. Female, 25-35 yrs old. Range: A3 – B4

THE STORYTELLER: A milquetoast, oppressively good-natured, history-loving narrator that has not had much excitment in her life. Female, 35-55 yrs old

ENSEMBLE: VARIOUS FRONTIERSMEN; INDIANS; SOLDIERS