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Kiss Me Kate and Rumors Pays $546/week-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1600273
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Equity
Rate/Pay $546.00 per week Release Date 08-21-19
Audition Date 09-16-19 Submission deadline 09-15-19
Casting Category Theatre - Equity (Union)
Kiss Me Kate: Kiss Me, Kate combines spectacular song featuring the music of Cole Porter blended with dazzling dance in a “Too Darn Hot” blockbuster that will have audiences falling in love. It’s a story of romance, strong wills, and comedy about a fiery couple (and former husband and wife) who are also co-stars, feuding onstage and off. This year, it earned a New York Times Critic’s Pick.

Rumors: In Neil Simon's classical farce Rumors – the top three People’s Choice for a play -- four couples arrive at the 10th anniversary celebration party for New York's deputy mayor and his wife, only to find the mayor with a gunshot wound and the wife totally missing. The madcap antics are set in Palisades at a dinner party that goes topsy-turvy from beginning to end.


What to Prepare:

Prepare Either:
1) A brief monologue in the style of the show/role you wish to be considered for; OR
2) A brief cut of a musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided; OR
3) A one minute monologue and 16 bars of a song.
Please Bring a headshot and resume. a

Role # 1 Fred Graham/Petruchi
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: Fred Graham/Petruchio - the leading man; writer, producer, director, actor, and superman; worked his way up from the chorus and his ego is as large as his resume is long; must have a physically imposing presence, excellent facility with Shakespeare's text, and be handsome, charismatic, and funny; classic baritone; vocal range: Bb-G.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Lilli Vanessi/Kathar
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: Lilli Vanessi/Katharine - the leading lady; returning to the stage after a not-so-successful Hollywood turn; a regal diva with a fierce temper and rapier-like wit, but a vulnerability underneath it all; must have the beauty, poise, and elegance of a 1940s Hollywood movie star; glorious soprano who also has a rich mezzo/belt; vocal range: A-B.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 44
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Bill Calhoun/Lucenti
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: Bill Calhoun/Lucentio - Broadway song and dance man; his compulsive gambling is always getting him into trouble with Lois Lane, who he loves but can't trust around other men; must be a first-rate entertainer with irresistible charm; excellent actor and singer; bari-tenor; vocal range: G-F.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Lois Lane/Bianca
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: A night club singer making her theatrical debut. Sexy and charismatic. An expert at employing her feminine wiles. Must be an incredible dancer with strong comedic abilities. Belter. Excellent actor and singer with a knockout Broadway belt/mix; vocal range: G-F.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 First Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: Character men; two tough gangsters who look completely out of place in this world of bright lights and poetic beauty, but after six years in the prison library, they have developed a unique way with words and a great appreciation for Shakespeare and the theater; must have a great sense of classic vaudevillian comedy; good movers; vocal range: B-D


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 32 to 62
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Second Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: Character men; two tough gangsters who look completely out of place in this world of bright lights and poetic beauty, but after six years in the prison library, they have developed a unique way with words and a great appreciation for Shakespeare and the theater; must have a great sense of classic vaudevillian comedy; good movers; vocal range: B-D


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 32 to 62
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Hattie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: She is part Lilli's dresser and part psychologist. Unflappable and charismatic. She's seen it all. Sings the anthem "Another Op'nin', Another Show." Belt. Must be a stylish and accomplished dancer. Has an ongoing flirtation with Paul; vocal range: A-F.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 26 to 39
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 8 Paul
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: Fred's dresser; cool under pressure; has an ongoing flirtation with Hattie; featured vocalist with jazz style; Excellent and charismatic dancer. vocal range: C-F#.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 26 to 39
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 9 Harry Trevor/Baptist
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: Harry Trevor/Baptista - sings in the ensemble. He is a comic actor who appears mostly in The Shrew as Katherine and Bianca’s father, Baptista. He has mainly Shakespearean dialogue. Good mover and excellent singer in classic Broadway style.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 50 to 56
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Pops/Priest/General
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Kiss Me Kate: Pops/Priest/General Harrison Howell - Pops...the kindly keeper of the stage door, Priest...the character in Taming of the Shrew who marries Kate and Petruchio, and Harrison Howell, a highly distinguished General of the U.S. Army with strong political ties to the White House; a man of rigid discipline determined to uphold military order and patriarchal family values, he clearly does not fit in with the bohemian nature of Broadway or even Baltimore; must have strong comedic skills; baritone; vocal range: B-F.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Chris Gorman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: An attractive literary lawyer. Married to Ken. She recently quit smoking but still has the urge. Normally totally in charge, she gradually falls apart during the course of the play.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Claire Ganz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: Lenny’s wife: she shares his sense of humor and amusement by the world. She is practical and down to earth.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Cookie Cusack
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: Cookie is the flamboyant host of her own TV cooking show. When it comes to cooking, she can do anything. Her handicap is a bad back, and other physical eccentricities. She carries a special pillow everywhere.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 45 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Cassie Cooper
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: Glenn’s young wife and flower child. She and Glenn are not seeing eye to eye at the moment, and she threatens divorce. A great believer of power of crystals, Cassie hides in the bathroom to avoid confrontation. But she is also capable of creating a scene to annoy him.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 25 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Officer Pudney
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: Earnest young cop; Welch’s partner.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 27 to 29
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Ken Gorman
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: Chris’s husband. He is a high power attorney, and a master of law and propriety. He feels he must protect his client at any cost. Ken can be dictatorial and demanding, but he is proud of running a tight ship. Midway through Act I, a gun goes off near his head and leaves him virtually deaf and constantly “mis-hearing” for the central section of the play.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Leonard “Lenny” Ganz
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: Claire’s husband. Although his BMW has just be totaled, Lenny has a great sense of humor and is amused by the world. He is an expert accountant - he can justify anything. Near the end of the play, he has a bizarre “improvised” monologue that brings the bizarre plot to a resolution.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Ernie Cusack
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: Ernie is Cookie’s husband and a psychoanalyst. He is the calming element in the midst of the storm. He helps Cookie prepare the meal and is mistaken for the butler.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 45 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Glenn Cooper
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: Glenn is a candidate for the State Senate. Somewhat pompous (and handsome), he is constantly aware of his image and how scandal might impact his candidacy. He and Cassie are going through a “rough patch” in their relationship.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 35 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Officer Welch
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Rumors: A good, smart, no nonsense, of the street, law and order, police officer. You would be happy to have him on your case because he is going to catch the culprit.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 65
Ethnicity: Any -