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"An American in Paris" Auditions-Philadelphia, PA - Casting ID # 1606551
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Philadelphia, PA Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 12-04-19
Audition Date 05-02-20 Submission deadline 05-01-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Struck by a mysterious girl and ready to rebuild his life at the end of WWII, American soldier, Jerry Mulligan, decides to stay in Paris and nurture his passion for painting. With a little help from kindred soul seekers Adam Hochberg, a composer and fellow veteran; and Henri Baurel, the son of wealthy French industrialists and wannabe song and dance man, they imagine a future brighter than the atrocities they've recently witnessed. When Jerry is reconnected with the mysterious girl—a stunning French ballerina named Lise Dassin—he seems certain that he made the right decision. That is, until he discovers that she is the very same woman he and Adam have been encouraging Henri to propose to. Meanwhile Jerry makes the acquaintance of headstrong American philanthropist, Milo Davenport who, struck by his talent and good looks, ushers him into the Paris art scene exploding with new life and energy post-war. Tension mounts as Lise struggles to choose between her obligations to Henri and what she thinks might be her true love for Jerry. As each man comes to terms with his own fate, Milo realizes that her passion might be better spent trying to help others than herself and, after it's revealed that Lise is beholden to Henri because he and his family saved her life during the occupation, both she and Henri realize that it is time to let go. When the curtain falls on the opening night performance of the ballet that will allow Lise to claim her place as a free artist in France, she knows that she is meant to be with Jerry. They reunite at the River Seine and walk off into the Paris night.

Preparation:
- Please prepare 32 measures/bars of both an up-tempo and ballad in the style of the show.
- An accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. NO ACCOMPANIMENT CDs. Thank you.
- Be prepared to dance. Please bring change of clothes for dance if necessary.
- Please be sure to bring an updated picture and resume. picture

Role # 1 Jerry Mulligan
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

American GI, spontaneous, playful, still a bit callow, a bit of a dog; has the makings of a true artist.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Lise Dassin
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Grieving, passionate, secretive. Ballet dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Henri Baurel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Approaching 30, scion of wealthy Parisians, light-hearted, raised to assume his father\'s position of power; deeply in love with Lise.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Adam Hochberg
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

American GI, wounded in the war, walks with a limp; struggles to find his authentic voice as an artist.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Milo Davenport
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

American heiress, a free spirit, knows what she wants if not how to get it.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Madame Baurel
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Henri\'s mother, obsessed with appearances, wants the best for her loved ones.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Henri\'s father, proper in all ways.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

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

Dance teacher, Russian.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Mr. Z
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A Russian exile, choreographer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Ensemble
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Looking for a versatile talent/actor who can portray this role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -