Metro Theatre is holding Auditions for
COMEDY OF TENORS
Written by Ken Ludwig
When: Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00PM
Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Synopsis: It’s 1937 in a Paris hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends and a soccer stadium filled with exuberant fans. What could possibly go wrong? Producer Harry Saunders has to try and keep his star tenor, Tito Merelli and his hot-headed wife Maria from causing chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.
Directed by: Kayt Roth
Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Saturday, October 03 to October 19, 2019
Sunday matinees are October 06 and October 13
Characters Needed: 3-female; 5-male
HENRY SAUNDERS (45-55) – Concert Producer. Former mayor of Cleveland. Stressed with a temper as he tries to produce a concert that’s falling apart. American accent.
MAX (30s) – Saunders’ former assistant, now a working tenor in Henry’s concert. Nervous as his wife (who is Henry’s daughter) is expecting their first child. American accent.
MARIA MERELLI (45-55) – Tito’s long-suffering wife. Hot headed but loving. Understands that her daughter needs to have a life. Italian accent.
TITO MERELLI / BEPPO (50-60) – Dual role. Tito is the world’s premiere tenor, a hot headed Italian who feels threatened and forgotten as the opera world embraces a new young star. Beppo is a hotel bellhop who is the spitting image (and voice) of Tito. Italian accent.
MIMI MERELLI (25) – the Merellis’ daughter. An aspiring actress who went to boarding school in the States. American accent.
CARLO NUCCI (30ish) – Mimi’s boyfriend. Tenor. The opera world’s rising star, and Mimi’s boyfriend. American accent.
TATIANA RACÓN (40-50) – famous soprano. Sexy and sophisticated, having everything in her life but love. Russian accent.
JACQUES (30+) – Concert announcer (voiceover only). French accent.
Callbacks: Thursday, June 20 at 7:00PM
Rehearsal period: late July through until opening night
Requirements: All actors auditioning for tenor roles will need to sing the first verse and chorus of La Traviata: Brindisi acapella.
No appointment required. Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. You can download the SIDES from the right hand column of this web page. Actors are encouraged to read the script on their own prior to auditioning.
Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to wait after being seen as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning
Ethno-cultural casting statement:
We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.
Resume and Headshots:
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You can indicate your interest by filling in the Comedy Of Tenors AUDITION FORM and SUBMITTING it with the application below
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