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South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder May 11-12, 2019
At SBMT Rehearsal Studios
761 Mabury Rd, Suite 20
San Jose, CA 95133
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PLEASE PREPARE: 1-2 mins (about 32 bars) of a song in the style of the show — no songs from the show, please — with sheet music in the correct key. No recordings, as an accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot, resume, and an accurate conflict calendar.
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Director: Walter M. Mayes
Musical Director: Dan Singletary
Vocal Director: Anita Carey
Executive Director: Sara K. Dean
First Rehearsal: August 4, 2019
Load-In: September 7, 2019
Opening Night: September 28, 2019
Closing Night & Strike: October 19, 2019
As part of participating in a SBMT production, actors will be expected to commit six hours, spread out over one or two Saturdays, to help build the set. For those physically unable to assist with building or painting, volunteering in other departments is also an option. Food is provided, and it’s a great way to bond with your fellow actors. Your assistance with assembling the sets is how SBMT is able to fund its high-quality productions, and we deeply appreciate it. Thank you for your understanding.
South Bay Musical Theatre is committed to inclusivity in our casting process. Actors of all races, ethnicities, genders, body types, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition. All roles open.
- THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY (8 roles, played by 1 person, open to any gender)
(late 30s – mid 50s): Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic English types).
- MONTY NAVARRO
(early 30s – mid 40s): Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A.
(late 20s to mid 30s): Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Character mezzo, low F# to high A – belting not required.
(early 20s – early 30s): Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom. Also open to performers from a strong operatic background.
- MISS SHINGLE
(late 40s – mid 60s): A Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’ysquith. Confident character voice with a superb ability to draw in the audience through storytelling. While she is forthright, there is a touch of mystery and cunning about her. Excellent vocal technique is not necessary. Should be comfortable with music hall style singing.
- ENSEMBLE: 3 male, 3 female performers to play a variety of roles. Excellent acting roles, strong part singers needed.
About the Show:
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is the knock-’em-dead, uproarious hit and the most-nominated show of the 2014 season. With 10 Tony nominations and four wins, it also earned seven Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards and one Drama League Award.
When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind.
About South Bay Musical Theatre:
South Bay Musical Theatre strives to provide noteworthy entertainment by bringing together a diverse group of participants in an inclusive, collaborative, and nurturing environment. As we share our passion for Theatre Arts, we endeavor to leave a lasting, positive impression upon our community.