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ECCs for Unknown Soldier, Arena Stage 23/24 Season
Seeking Equity (AEA) dancers and singers for ensemble members, understudies, and swings. DC-based artists particularly encouraged.
Audition Date and Location:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2023
1501 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Current AEA members will have priority in signing up. EMC/non-Equity performers may be seen if time permits. NO UNOFFICIAL LISTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
10:00am – 11:45am - Dance
11:45am - 1:30pm – Singing (Dancers from earlier session may be asked to stay for singing)
1:30pm – 2:30pm - Lunch
2:30 - 4:15pm - Singing
4:15 - 6:00pm - Dance (Singers from earlier session may be asked to stay for dance)
Sign ups will be in 30 min windows. The start times are below:
- Dance, 9:30am
- Singing, 11:15am
- Singing, 2:00pm
- Dance, 3:45pm
Be ready to learn and perform a dance combination. Please bring 16 bars of 2 contrasting musical theater songs. Please have headshot and resume on your phone ready to upload to an online form. Please bring a hard copy of H&R. Always bring your equity card to EPAs.
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UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Kreeger Theatre, LORT B, Arena Stage)
By Daniel Goldstein, Music by Michael Friedman, Lyrics by Michael Friedman and Daniel Goldstein
Directed by Trip Cullman
First Rehearsal: 2/27/24
First Preview: 3/29/24
Cleaning out her grandmother’s home, Ellen Rabinowitz discovers the photograph of an anonymous soldier tucked away in a box of keepsakes. And so begins Unknown Soldier, a sweeping, elegiac musical from Daniel Goldstein and the late Michael Friedman on a woman’s journey to unearth the secrets of her family’s past… and which will chart her future.
All roles will be understudied.
[LUCY LEMAY] ALREADY CAST– 20s: A young woman, who found love and lost it. We see her in the years immediately following World War 1. Legit Soprano to G5.
[LUCY RABINOWITZ/YOUNG ELLEN] – ELLEN at 10 years old. Smart and inquisitive. LUCY is a real New York kid. 10 going on 17. Soprano A3 to C5. DC-BASED ACTORS ONLY
[ANDREW] ALREADY CAST – 40ish. A librarian, living in Ithaca. He’s a little lonely and has an active imagination. A romantic. Any ethnicity. Baritone up to an F.
[LUCY ANDERSON] – 80s - She has been living with the loss of the love of her life for more than 60 years. Also the loss of her daughter and granddaughter. She is not a happy woman. Soprano A3 to C#5
[ELLEN RABINOWITZ] ALREADY CAST – 40ish. A sophisticated OBGYN, living on the Upper East Side. Fiercely intelligent. Soprano, belt/mix to C
[DOCTOR] ALREADY CAST– Man, any age, a vaudevillian. Any ethnicity. Baritone
[FRANCIS] ALREADY CAST – 20s - A soldier, recently returned from World War 1. An amnesiac. Tenor up to high A
CHORUS WOMAN A: 20's female. Any type any ethnicity. Alto. Must be a strong mover/dancer
CHORUS MAN T: 20's male. Any type any ethnicity. Tenor. Must be a strong mover/ dancer
CHORUS WOMAN S: 20's female. Any type any ethnicity. Soprano. Must be a strong mover/ dancer
CHORUS MAN BB: 20's Male. Any type any ethnicity. Baritone/bass Must be a strong mover/dancer
[SWINGS] – TBD
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