AUDITIONS FOR MUSICAL, WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

Book by Jeffrey Lane, Music & lyrics by David Yazbek

Based on the film by Pedro Almodóvar

Newly revised for the London West End, the musical whisks us off to sexy 1980s Madrid, and to the unraveling world of Pepa and her friends

Directed by Dawn Monique Williams

Music Direction by Lindsey Schmeltzer

Choreography by Roberta Inscho-Cox

How to Arrange an Appointment:  To schedule an appointment, please email a request with resume and headshot to casting@townhalltheatre.com with “VERGE” in subject line. You may also contact the director, DAWN MONIQUE WILLIAMS, for more information at the same address.

What to Prepare:   Please be prepared to perform one 2 min. comedic monologue from modern/contemporary theatre, and sing 32 bars from contemporary musical theatre repertoire in the style of the show, Yazbek catalog preferred. Please bring your sheet music scored for piano and in the key in which you sing.   An accompanist will be provided.
Please bring a hard copy of your photo and resume.

AUDITIONS: Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10am to 2p.m., at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA 94549.

CALLBACKS:  Callbacks are by invitation and will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at The Ballet School in Walnut Creek (1357 N Main St A, Walnut Creek, CA 94596),  from 2:00-6:00pm. You may be asked to perform a simple dance combination; please dress to move and bring shoes you can confidently move in.   

REHEARSALS:  The rehearsal period begins week of April 8, 2019 and runs through May 29, 2019.  Rehearsals are generally held Mon-Thursday evenings, 7-10pm, and Saturdays, 2-5pm, at Town Hall Theatre. Tech weekend is scheduled as 10am-10pm, May 25 and 26, 2019.

Compensation/Stipends:   Stipends are available to help defray travel and other expenses.  

Non-AEA. 

PRODUCTION DATES:  WOMEN ON THE VERGE will be performed May 30 – June 22, 2019  (12 performances total, including 2 Previews). Performances will be at 8:00pm Th-Sat., at 2:00pm on TWO Sundays.

RolesNOTE: for complete description and further character breakdown, please go to: https://www.mtishows.com/women-on-the-verge-of-a-nervous-breakdown

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN and Range

Pepa: ages 35 - 45; Vocal range top: Ab5; Vocal range bottom: F3

Ivan: Age: 45 to 60; Vocal range top: F4; Vocal range bottom: A2

Lucia: Age: 50 to 60; Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: F#3

Carlos: Age: 22 to 27; Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: C3

Marisa: Age: 22 to 27; Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: C4

Candela: Age: 28 to 30; Vocal range top: C5; Vocal range bottom: F3

Paulina: Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: Ab4;Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Taxi Driver: Age: 30 to 50; Vocal range top: E4; Vocal range bottom: B2

Pepa's concierge, et al.: Age: 50 to 70; Vocal range top: A#4; Vocal range bottom: G3

Ivan's concierge, et al.: Age: 40 to 70; Vocal range top: A#4; Vocal range bottom: G3

Cristina, et al.

Hector, et al.: Age: 35 to 50

Rosalia, et al.: Age: 25 to 40

Doctor, et al. : Age: 35 to 60

PLEASE NOTE: Age ranges above are provided by MTI and director may be flexible in her casting. The ensemble players also play the Detective, Telephone Repairman, Ambite, security Guards, News Reader, Magistrates