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"Assassins" Auditions-Jacksonville, FL - Casting ID # 1606518
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Jacksonville, FL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 12-04-19
Audition Date 05-03-20 Submission deadline 05-02-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, writers, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman, bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.

Please prepare 32 measures of a musical theatre song that shows vocal range and acting ability. An accompanist will be provided. No accapella or karaoke trak auditions will be allowed.

Role # 1 The Balladeer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Balladeer is the conscience of America and the champion of the American Dream. He acts as a foil against the assassins and their warped perspectives and actions.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 The Proprietor
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The Proprietor is the Grim Reaper, handing out weapons and overseeing the demise of presidents and assassins alike. His power is in his omnipresence and indifference; his characterization requires both dramatic irony and restrained wit.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 31 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 John Wilkes Booth
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Tall and distinguished; character will need a genteel Southern accent. A political zealot, "Wilkes" is the pioneer of American assassination and acts as leader and twisted mentor to the other assassins. "The Ballad of Booth" and his seduction of Lee Harvey Oswald are two of his pivotal scenes.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 46
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Leon Czolgosz
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Slight of build. Czolgosz was an anarchist who, in killing William McKinley, decided to take matters of governement into his own hands for the sake of the common man. Important scenes include "The Gun Song" and the meeting with Emma Goldman.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 36
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Guiseppe Zangara
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A short actor is preferred but not required; MUST use a heavy Italian accent for this character. Zangara blamed capitalists and "kings" for his medical conditions and attempted an assassination of Franklin D. Roosevelt—instead killing Mayor Cermak of Chicago. Zangara has a solo on the electric chair in "How I Saved Roosevelt."


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 46
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Sara Jane Moore
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Frumpy. Moore, a former FBI informant five times married, nearly assassinated Gerald Ford in 1975 — the second such attempt on his life in three weeks. Moore provides much of the comic relief in the show and requires an actress with good comic timing.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 45 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Lynette Fromme
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Slender and pretty. Fromme, a flower child and member of Charlie Manson's cult "family," attempted an assassination of Gerald Ford in 1975. She is the lunatic foil to Sara Jane Moore's airheadedness in several scenes and sings a duet with John Hinckley.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 24 to 36
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 John Hinckley
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Blond and husky; ability to play guitar a plus. Hinckley used a sociopathic obsession with Jodie Foster as his excuse to attempt an assassination of Ronald Reagan in 1981. Hinckley's clinical insanity and love-sickness add dramatic weight to this character. His pivotal scene is a duet with Squeaky Fromme.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 33
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Charles J. Guiteau
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Average in stature; a beard would be helpful but not required. Guiteau was a multi-careered charlatan with delusions of grandeur who assassinated James Garfield in 1882. This intense libertine requires a multi-personality characterization and a flair for the dramatic. His key scene involves a cakewalk to the gallows.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 21 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Samuel Byck
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Heavy set; blue-collar Philly accent required. Byck was disgruntled at government and all it stood for when he attempted to hijack a plane with the intent of crashing it into the Nixon White House. A small vocal role, it requires an actor capable of presenting two dramatic, page-anda-half monologues. For Byck, please choose from the excerpt that fits your vocal range (tenor, baritone, or bass-baritone).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 31 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Lee Harvey Oswald
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Slight to average build; rural Louisiana twang required. Oswald sings in the closing number and requires the dramatic capacity to spar with John Wilkes Booth in the pivotal Book Depository scene. For Oswald, please choose from the excerpt that fits your vocal range (tenor, baritone, bass-baritone).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 36
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Male #1
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FDR song (Bystander #1), Expo (Fairgoer #1), James Blaine, Gerald Ford, "Something Just Broke" (rich gentleman, pawn broker)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 41 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Male #2
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FDR song (Husband/Bystander #4), Expo (Fairgoer #2), James Garfield, Secret Service Agent #2, "Something Just Broke" (office clerk, factory hand, stockbroker, policeman)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 41 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Male #3
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David Herold (Booth's accomplice), FDR song (Bystander #2), Expo (Fairgoer #3), Secret Service Agent #1, "Something Just Broke" (farmer, old man, minister)


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Gender: Male
Age: from 24 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Female #1
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FDR song (Bystander #3), Emma Goldman, Expo (Boy's mother), "Something Just Broke" (school teacher, lady, waitress, lady)


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Gender: Female
Age: from 31 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Female #2
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FDR song (Wife/Bystander #5), Expo (Fairgoer #4 - nonspeaking), "Something Just Broke" (housewife) —alto voice preferred.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 41 to 49
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Young Boy
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Expo (young fairgoer), Moore's son, "Something Just Broke" (school boy)


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 9
Ethnicity: Any -