Audition Notice: A Comedy of Tenors

PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS:
May 11 & 12 at 7:30 pm

CALLBACK AUDITIONS:
May 13 at 7:30 pm

Audition Notice: A Comedy of Tenors

Written by: Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Marianne Phinney

AUDITION LOCATION: 377 North Main Street, Mansfield MA 02048

AUDITION CONTACT: Christine Grudinskas, cgrudinskas@icloud.com

AUDITION DETAILS: To sign up for an audition time, please go to https://www.theaterforms.com/mmas/comedyoftenors/auditionform/ and complete the form. You can upload your headshot and resume with the form or bring one with you to the audition. Please prepare a one to two-minute comedic monologue. You will be asked to read from the script. If auditioning for the roles of MAX, TITO, CARLO or RACON, you will be asked to come to callbacks on May 13 for a voice audtion. Please prepare an operatic-style vocal selection, bring your sheet music and have it properly marked. An accompanist will be available.

Please bring a calendar and be prepared to provide all conflicts with between May 26 and August 2.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Sundays 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled as needed. Rehearsals start May 26. Tech July 18 – 22.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Week One:
Thursday, July 23, at 8 PM
Friday, July 24, at 8 PM
Saturday, July 25, at 8 PM
Sunday, July 26, at 2 PM

Week Two
Thursday, July 30, at 8 PM
Friday, July 31 at 8 PM
Saturday, August 1, at 8 PM
Sunday, August 2, at 2 PM

SYNOPSIS: One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris and the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maria, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks, and madcap delight.

CHARACTERS:
Saunders: Male, late 50s, any ethnicity – High-strung American producer. He’s had success but worked very hard for it and it shows.
Max: Male, 30s, any ethnicity – Rising American opera singer and former assistant to Saunders. Smart, level-headed and quick with a joke. Should also sing well.
Maria: Female, early 50s, Italian – Stunning wife to one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Big personality, explosive temper. Italian accent.
Tito/Beppo: Male, 50s, Italian – Tito is one of Italy’s most famous opera singers. Regal in appearance, fiery in nature. Has a bit of a diva complex and is a horribly jealous person. Italian accent. The same actor plays Beppo, a bellhop – joyous and full of life, as down to earth as Tito is regal. Strong tenor.
Mimi: Female, 20s, Italian-American – Bright-eyed star hoping to be discovered. She is the daughter of Tito and Maria and while they still think of her as their little girl, she is definitely coming into her own. American accent.
Carlo: Male, 20s, Italian – Dashing, young opera impresario who is in love with Mimi but seen as a threat to her father’s career. Speaks English very well. No detectable Italian accent and must be a strong tenor.
Racon: Female, late 40s, Russian – Famous Russian opera singer, former lover to Tito, a very intense and passionate woman. Russian accent; must also sing well.