Riverside Center for the Performing Arts announces auditions for Ghost the Musical

By | January 5, 2020

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts announces auditions for Ghost the Musical
PRODUCTION DETAILS:
Production: Ghost
Producing Company:
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22406
Rehearsal Dates: To begin in early May 2020
Technical Rehearsal Dates: Monday, June 29 – Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Performance Dates: Wednesday, July 8 – Sunday, August 30, 2020
Patrick A’Hearn, Producing Artistic Director
Monique Midgette, Director
TBD, Choreographer
TBD, Music Director
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AUDITION DETAILS
Date: Monday, January 27 and Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 4pm-10pm
Location:
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
Callbacks will be scheduled as needed.
Please prepare 32 bars from or in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to read from the script if asked. Please bring a headshot and a résumé. AEA Guest Artist contracts for some roles. All ethnicities considered and encouraged to audition. All appointments will be scheduled via e-mail. Please contact the Company Manager via e-mail for appointments. If you are unable to attend auditions, video submissions are strongly encouraged (with a headshot, résumé, and video link/s) to companymanager@riversidedt.com.

To schedule an audition appointment, please e-mail the Company Manager via e-mail at companymanager@riversidedt.com with the subject line “RC Audition Appointment Request”. Please include your headshot, resume, and a link to your website in your request e-mail. Incomplete audition requests will not be processed.

To submit a video audition, please e-mail the Company Manager via e-mail at companymanager@riversidedt.com with the subject line “RC Video Submission [YOUR GENDER] – [YOUR NAME]”. Please include your headshot, resume, a YouTube or Vimeo link to your video submission, and the name(s) of the production you are submitting for in your submission e-mail.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Company Manager, James Davis via e-mail at companymanager@riversidedt.com
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Ghost Description

Ghost – A timeless fantasy about the power of love. Molly is in grave danger when a mugging while walking back to their apartment one-night leaves Sam dying in the street. Unable to leave Molly in need, Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next. With the help of a questionable storefront psychic, Oda Mae Brown, Sam tries to communicate with Molly and protect her from harm. A modern musical production with book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin; music by Dave Stewart (of the band the Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (of Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill). Based on the hit 1990 romantic drama film of the same name starring Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze.
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Character Descriptions – Ghost

Sam Wheat
(LEAD) In love with his long-term girlfriend, Molly; Murdered suddenly. Must come to terms with his death and find his killer. Strong actor and vocalist. Should move well and have experience in stage combat. Guitar skills a plus.
Gender: Male
Age Range: 30-40
Vocal Range: G# to Bb (Pop/Rock Tenor with high belt)

Molly Jensen
(LEAD) An artist living in New York City with her boyfriend, Sam, until he\’s murdered. Must help Sam avenge his death. Strong actor and vocalist with a wide range.
Gender: Female
Age Range: 25-35
Vocal Range: G3 to Eb5 (pop/rock with strong belt)

Oda Mae Brown (CAST)
(LEAD) Spiritual advisor with a questionable background. Larger-than-life character, great comedic timing, and a big heart.
Gender: Female
Age Range: 35-45
Vocal Range: Ab3 to F5

Carl Bruner
(LEAD) Sam’s best friend. Has hidden unsavory motives. Strong actor with a wide range. Stage combat experience a plus.
Gender: Male
Age Range: 30-40
Vocal Range: Eb3 to A4

Subway Ghost/Orlando Jones/Ensemble
Aggressive ghost who eventually aids Sam in learning about his powers in the afterlife. Extremely physical role that must be able to embody a large imposing force. Stage combat and physicality/movement experience preferred; experience with rap is helpful.
Gender: Male
Age Range: 25-40
Vocal Range: —-

Willie Lopez/Ensemble
Hired by Carl Bruner to steal Sam Wheat’s wallet, which results in Sam’s murder. Must be able to portray menacing and dangerous. Stage combat experience a plus.
Gender: Male
Age Range: 25-35
Vocal Range: —-

Clara/Ortisha Jones/First Nun/Ensemble
Works with Oda Mae at her spiritual shop. Comedic actress with a strong voice.
Gender: Female
Age Range: 25-40
Vocal Range: C4 to G5

Louise/Officer Wallace/Ensemble
Works with Oda Mae at her spiritual shop. Comedic actress with a strong voice. Officer Wallace – Detective investigating Sam Wheat’s murder case
Gender: Female
Age Range: 25-40
Vocal Range: F3-G5

Mrs. Santiago/Bank Officer/Second Nun/Ensemble
Ensemble
Gender: Female
Age Range: 35-45
Vocal Range: —-

Hospital Ghost/Lionel Ferguson/Ensemble
First ghost Sam meets following his death. Strong actor and vocalist preferred.
Gender: Male
Age Range: 35-50
Vocal Range: C3 to A4

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