Thursday, July 11, 2019

Main Stage Award Winning Community Theater, TWELFTH NIGHT



Twelfth Night CALLBACK materials:
https://app.box.com/s/a4q3wk44a2esup0s4qnps1p5uhonj95f

TWELFTH NIGHT Callback List

VIOLA
Rachel Schulte
Violet Wang

OLIVIA/MARIA
Arshia Panicker
Rene O’Neal
Ruperta Nelson

FESTE
Rachel Schulte
Violet Wang

MALVOLIO/SIR TOBY BELCH
Luis Quintero
Chris Oldi

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK
Cedric Allen
Chris Oldi

SEBASTIAN
Cedric Allen

FABIAN
Peter Ackerman

ILLYRIAN SEXTET
Jesse Pelligrino
Rachel Heyman
Sean Murtha
Catherine Saraceno
Giselle Soto
Camden Bachochin

TBD – ORSINO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, ENSEMBLE



Join the Party and PLAY ON! 
Regional PREMIERE! Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub’s “blissfu​l, happiness-drenched” (NY TIMES) musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is a free-spirited, thoroughly delightful gloss on the bard’s beloved comedy.  Featuring Taub’s buoyant jazz-funk-and-R&B-inflected score this exuberant, inclusive party is a joyful tale of mistaken identity, self-discovery, and true love. 
"The show’s concluding, celebratory song asks us to “see through the eyes of another, hear through the ears of somebody else.” That’s when you realize that  it’s empathy that makes this production feel like such a blessing​.” NY TIMES
 ​A musical adaptation of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S Twelfth Night
Conceived by KWAME KWEI-ARMAH & SHANIA TAUB
Music and Lyrics by 
SHANIA TAUB 
Choreography by JENNIFER JONAS CAHILL
Produced by CAGLE McDONALD & RENE O’NEIL
Direction & Musical Direction by GEORGE H. CROOM



PERFORMANCES

November 9, 2019 at​ 7:30pm
November 10, 2019 at 2:00pm
November 16, 2019 at 7:30pm
November 17, 2019 at 2:00pm
AUDITIONS
September 10 and 12 at 7pm. 
Callbacks September 17 at 7pm

Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main St, Irv NY
This unique, inventive show combines Shakespeare with all the sounds of today, from R&B, gospel, country, rock and hip hop. We are looking for a very strong, diverse ensemble of players, to bring to life this exciting Non-Equity production.

Please prepare 16 – 32 bars (no more than a minute) of a Broadway, R&B, pop, gospel or country song in the style of the show.  Please do not sing material from the show.  

Please bring a headshot/photo and resume, clothing and shoes you can move in. You may be asked to stay to dance and or read.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

The Women

FESTE.  (Any age).  The clown of Illyria, who also acts as narrator.  Mezzo Soprano with high mix. 

VIOLA.  (20 – 30s) Also known as Cesario, she is washed ashore after a shipwreck, and while searching for her brother falls in love with Count Orsino – while disguised as his servant/messenger Cesario.  Mezzo Soprano – must be able to go very low as well as mix high to an E.

OLIVIA.  (Any age) A wealthy, beautiful Illyrian countess, who, while mourning the death of her brother, falls in love with Cesario.   Mezzo Soprano, with both low and high range. 

MARIA.  (Any age) Olivia’s lady in waiting; smart, cunning and smarter than the men she surrounds herself with.  Alto.

The Men

ORSINO.  (20 s – 30s) A powerful noblemen (and most eligible bachelor) in Illyria, who is hopelessly in love with Olivia.  Baritone/Tenor or Lyric Baritone.

SEBASTIAN.  (20 – 30s)  Viola’s lost twin brother, who comes to Illyria to start a new life; falls in love with Olivia.  Tenor

MALVOLIO.  (Any age).  Straight-laced steward of Olivia, whose vanity makes him think he is headed for greatness by marrying Olivia.  Bari-Tenor, to a high A.

SIR TOBY BELCH.  (Any age).  Olivia’s uncle; rowdy, mischevious, unapologetically rowdy.  Nemesis of Malvolio.  Bass-baritone.

SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK.  (Any age).  Toby’s companion and partner in crime; also a suitor to Olivia.  Weak, nerdish man.  Bari-Tenor.

ANTONIO.  (20-40s).  After finding Sebastian in the wreckage of a shipwreck , becomes his traveling companion, best friend and protector.  Bari-Tenor.

FABIAN. (Any age).  Another one of Toby’s companions.  Bari-Tenor.


ENSEMBLE:  Looking for a very strong, diverse ensemble of all ages to play a variety of roles.  Including Wedding Singers, Two Officers, Attendants, etc.  The ensemble participates quite heavily in this show - so versatility is a plus. 

Twelfth Night takes place yesterday, today and always.
Our Illyria is a mythical city by the water where no one person or group is an expert.
Our Illyria has all different musical styles in order to create as inclusive a world as possible.
Our Illyria isn’t set in any one time and place.
Our Illyria is a place of transformation, self-actualization and love

SONG LIST
Play On
Feste, Orsino, Viola, Olivia, Illyrians
Word on the Street I
Illyrians
Tell Her
Orsino, Viola
If You Were My Beloved
Orsino, Olivia, Viola
If You Were My Beloved (Reprise)
Antonio
Viola's Soliloquy
Viola
You're the Worst
Feste, Sir Andrew, Fabian, Sir Toby, Maria, Malvolio, Illyrians
Is This Not Love?
Feste, Orsino, Viola
Count Malvolio
Malvolio, Illyrians
I Am She
Olivia, Viola
Word on the Street II
Illyrians
Count Malvolio (Reprise)
Malvolio
What Kind of Man Are You Gonna Be?
Sir Toby, Viola, Sir Andrew, Illyrians
Viola Soliloquy (Reprise)
Viola
Greatness
Malvolio
Sebastian's Soliloquy
Sebastian, Olivia, Illyrian Officiant
Word on the Street III
Illyrians
Viola's Soliloquy (2nd Reprise)
Viola, Sebastian, Orsino, Olivia
Tell Her (Reprise)
Orsino, Viola
I Am She (Reprise)
Olivia, Viola
Malvolio's Exit
Malvolio
Is This Not Love? (Reprise)
Wedding Singer & All
Eyes of Another
All

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