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Auditions!!!!!

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

New York Musical Festival (NYMF) 2019 Season - NYC EPA (Day #1)

MISSISSIPPI THE MUSICAL  AEA 29 HOUR STAGED READING   RATE OF PAY: STIPEND 

NEW YORK MUSICAL FESTIVAL (NYMF)    Michael Cassara Casting is the resident casting office for the 2019 New York Musical Festival

Wed, Apr 17, 2019

9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)

Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center

165 W 46th St 16th Fl

New York, NY 10036

PRODUCER: ANGELIC STAR RECORDS ENTERTAINMENT UNLIMITED  BOOK: GREGORY JAMES TORNQUIST  MUSIC & LYRICS: GREGORY JAMES TORNQUIST   CO-DIRECTORS:  GAYLE SAMUELS & JEANNINE OTIS   MUSICAL DIRECTOR: JEANNINE OTIS 

DATES:  O/A JULY 8, 2019 – AUGUST 8, 2019  LOCATION: NEW YORK  SYNOPSIS:  Mississippi the Musical is a mixed race, gothic tale of a troubled white girl, Kitten, acknowledging her racism, evolving and embracing the reality that change is required of her and everyone in Hope River. 

SEEKING: 

KITTEN - Caucasian 19 years old; Pretty, smart and sassy. Incest survivor. Has an imaginary friend that she calls “Buttons”. Leaves Hope River to escape her abusive home and Jim Crow prejudices. Vocal Range: Mezzo -Soprano Country Style (in the style of Faith Hill) 

TOBY - Caucasian 20 years old; Handsome and well dressed. He is trapped by the traditions of racial prejudices. Voice range: tenor (in the style of Chris Stapleton) moves well 

JUSTINE - African American early - mid 20s. Sexy and world weary. Works as a maid in the Deacon’s home. Voice range: Alto (in the style of Dinah Washington) 

MOSES - African American 30 – 40 years old. He is wise and sincere – A ladies man. Owns the local juke joint. Voice range: Bass/Baritone bluesy voice (in the style of Levi Stubbs) 

LUTHER - African American 50 years old.  Preacher and Civil Rights leader in Hope River. Voice range: Tenor with a soulful powerful voice. (in the style of Little Richard) 

HATTIE - African American 18 years old; Justine’s younger sister. Works as a maid in the Deacon’s home.  Voice range: Second Soprano (in the style of Billie Holiday)  

MR. FRANK - Caucasian 40-50 years old. Has a menacing presence and a sick, perverted laugh.   Voice range: Bass, moves well (in the style of Johnny Cash) 

GUSSY - African American 50 - 60 years old. The cook at the Deacon’s home. She is a widow and a mother who has lost her 14 year old son to a lynching. Radiates love. Voice range: Mezzo - Soprano with a strong Gospel belt (in the style of Mahalia Jackson)

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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