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"Funny Girl"-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1613460
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 06-04-20
Audition Date 11-02-20 Submission deadline 10-31-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
The greatest star, the ultimate people person…the story of beloved comedienne Fanny Brice begins with her irrepressible youth in New York's Lower East Side, where the stage-struck teenager clowns her way through burlesque and vaudeville, with dreams of making it big. despite the discouragement of her friends and neighbors, who tell her that she isn't pretty enough for the stage. Fanny, with her powerhouse voice and incredible ambition, knows better. After meeting Nick Arnstein, a handsome and charismatic gambling man with a gentle side, Fanny immediately falls in love. And with her big break in the Ziegfeld Follies on the horizon, the stardom she has always longed for is within her grasp. Her only problem… the elusive Nick Arnstein, ignorant of her affection, is always leaving town on some "business" venture. After a romantic meeting in Baltimore, Nick and Fanny finally confess their feelings, and Fanny boldly abandons the Follies to follow Nick across the ocean. When Nick wins a bankroll, the newly-wealthy couple happily marry. No honeymoon lasts forever, though, and Fanny has to choose between the brilliant show business career she loves, or the adored husband who increasingly resents her success.

A triumphant story of starry success and a bittersweet story of love, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill's Funny Girl is a musical theatre classic which celebrates the exuberant and elegant flavor of Broadway in the 1910s and 20s and the comic genius of Fanny Brice. Featuring such beloved songs as "People", "Don't Rain on My Parade", and "Sadie, Sadie."

Role # 1 Fanny
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Lead)Entertainer from New York\\\'s lower east side, quirky, fearless, comedic finesse, acting range from impassioned teen to major star, good mover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 34
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Mrs. Brice
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)tough Brooklyn/Jewish mother, dry funny.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 50 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Nick Arnstein
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Lead):
a gambler and the love of Fanny\'s life, suave, sophisticated, and charming; must have a strong middle range voice, baritone.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Eddie Ryan
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)
a song and dance man and Fanny\'s closest friend, good comic timing, bright, energetic, sincere; must be a strong singer/dancer who taps.


Searchable talent specs :

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

Role # 5 Mrs. Strakosh
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)
Mrs. Brice\'s poker playing crony, strong, shrill yet funny.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Mrs. Meeker
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)Another of Mrs. Brice\'s cohorts, a comedienne.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Mrs. O\'Malley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)The 4th in Mrs. Brice\'s quartet of friends; Irish accent.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)
the famed Broadway producer, elegant and distinguished, imposing, resonant, distinguished, the producer of the Ziegfeld follies; this is a non-singing, non–dancing role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 60 to 69
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Tom Keeney
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)A tough Vaudeville producer who gives Fanny her first break.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Emma
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)Fanny\'s dresser and confidante, the voice of reason, meek yet strong; may double in the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 25 to 40
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Mr. Renaldi
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)A theatrical agent, Urbane; strong acting skills, must double in the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 64
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Ziegfeld Tenor
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Supporting)Sings \"The Most Beautiful Bride In The World,\" high production style tenor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 64
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Ensemble Men
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

(Chorus / Ensemble)
all types that are excellent actors with great voices; must move well to play various roles.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Ensemble Dancers
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

(Chorus / Ensemble)Five males strong singers and dancers, must tap.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 64
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Ensemble Females
Seeking 4 talent(s) for this role

(Chorus / Ensemble)All types that are excellent actors with great voices; must move well.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 59
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Female Dancers
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

(Chorus / Ensemble)Featured singer/dancers (must tap) at Keeney\'s Music Hall.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Ziegfeld Showgirls
Seeking 4 talent(s) for this role

(Chorus / Ensemble)Tall and statuesque, 5'8″ or taller; must double in the ensemble and dance well (must tap).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35
Height: from 5' 8" to Any
Ethnicity: Any -