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AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

 Audition on Hilton Head

Seeking Actors for “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS,” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina’s holiday musical. The production will be directed by Mark Martino, musically directed by Jason Wetzel and choreographed by Elise Kinnon. Auditions are on Friday, September 7 from 12:00PM – 7:00PM by appointment only.

Rehearsals for “AN AMERICAN IN PARIS” begin on November 13, and performances run from December 5- 30, 2018. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please bring in a song either from the show or in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided.

For Dance Callbacks, please bring taps and ballet shoes (pointe or slippers). Performers will be given a scene for the audition.

Bring a headshot and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.  

Plot Summary:Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and featuring the music of George and Ira Gershwin, An American in Paris is the story of World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan, who, hoping to build a new life, chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry's life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. Songs include “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “'S Wonderful,” “But Not for Me,” “Stairway to Paradise” as well as beautiful romantic music including “An American In Paris.”

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - Roles Available:

Jerry Mulligan - American. A handsome, charismatic, clever romantic leading man. Perhaps a bit egotistical and brash but a talented artist and former WWII soldier on the European front. New to Paris. Actor MUST be a classic song and dance man with strong tap and American Musical Theatre jazz technique.

Lise - French/Jewish. The Leslie Caron role from the film. A Strong, smart, young woman. She is guarded but has a beautiful, generous spirit. Actor MUST be an excellent ballet dancer (including pointe) with a good singing voice. French accent required.

Henri Baurel - Excellent actor and singer (tenor or baritenor). Should have some dance ability, specifically some tap. Henri is the handsome son of wealthy Parisians. Light hearted, raised to assume his father’s position of power, Henri secretly longs to be a song and dance man. Deeply in love with Lise.

Adam Hochberg - Excellent actor and baritone singer, comfortable with some dance, specifically basic tap. Adam is a wounded American GI.

Milo Davenport - Excellent actor and singer (soprano/mix). Should have some dance ability. Milo is an American heiress and art patron who is attractive and bold; a free spirit who knows what she wants.

Madame Baurel - Excellent actor with fantastic comic timing. Must be comfortable with some singing and dancing. Henri’'s dry, uptight mother, obsessed with appearances, and while uncommonly self-righteous, she wants the best for her loved ones.

Male/Female Ensemble - Strong dancers needed, well-versed in Classic Theatrical Jazz, Tap and Ballet. Must sing.

 Audition in New York City Sept. 17-19

  • September 17: Season EPA at AEA 9:30AM – 5:30PM – Actors’ Equity Association Audition Hall
  • September 18: Appt. Only Call – Please submit headshot and resume via Actors Access or Agent Submission.
  • September 19: Pearl Studio, 500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor
    • Equity Chorus Call – 10:00AM AEA Men
    • Non Equity Chorus Call – After the AEA Men’s call – Sign up at 10:00AM
    • Equity Chorus Call – 1:30PM AEA Women
    • Non Equity Chorus Call – After the AEA Women’s Call – Sign up at 1:30PM
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