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Open Call Auditions: Chance Theater’s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

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Monday, May 6  and Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00pm.

To make an appointment, send your headshot & resume by May 3 to casting@chancetheater.com, or mail them to: Attn: Casting, Chance Theater, PO Box 3309, Orange, CA 92857.

 

 

“BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON”

Directed by Kari Hayter, Choreographed by Kelly Todd, Music Direction by Robyn Wallace

LOCATION:  Chance Theater   5552 E. La Palma, Anaheim  92807

PREPARE:  16 bars of pop/rock song

BRING:  Headshot, resume and sheet music. Accompanist provided.

Note:  Performers can accompany themselves, if preferred

REHEARSALS:  Begin May 13. Weekday evenings and weekends.

PAY RATE:  There is some pay.

PERFORMANCES:  July 5 – August 11, 2013  Wed, Thu, Fri 8pm; Sat 3pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm & 7pm

SYNOPSIS:  This fiery satire recreates and reinvents the life of ‘Old Hickory,’ from his humble beginnings on the Tennessee frontier to his days as our seventh Commander-in-Chief. A Wild West grunge-indy pop rock musical that tells the story of America’s first maverick president, who kicked British butt, shafted the “Indians,” and smacked down the Spaniards, all in the name of these United States.

Note:  This show contains adult language and themes.

 CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Andrew Jackson:  Male, 22-32 yrs old. Range: Bb2 – Bb4 – A roguish, man’s president who is deeply charming and sexy, yet is also an extremely violent, arrogant, bigoted idiot that fights for what he believes in. Playing guitar is ideal.

Black Fox:  Male, 25-35 yrs old; Non-singing role, but may double as other roles that sing.  Native American chief who is intelligent and somber with a hint of danger. He used to have an alliance with Jackson.

Female Soloist:  Female, 20-30 yrs old Range: G3 – B4 – Self-confident, attractive singer with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. Dark, mysterious, hip vibe. Can double as other roles. Will double as other roles

Henry Clay:  Male, 28-36 yrs old Range: D3 – A3 – An over-the-top, vivacious, tall, cadaverous, and villainous senator with greasy hair who wears weasel pelts. Will double as other roles.

James Monroe:  Male, 30-40 yrs old – Foppish and overwhelmed old-school President of the United States. Will double as other roles.

John C Calhoun:  Male, 25-35 yrs old. Range: B2 – F3 – A sinister, good-looking, charming, and brilliant gentlemen senator from the South who is a vain mastermind. Will double as other roles.

John Quincy Adams:  Male, 22-32 yrs old. Range: B2 – E4 – The former President’s whiney, spoiled, and demanding son who really wants to be president. Will double as other roles.

Lyncoya:  Male, 5-8 yrs old – Adopted Native American son of Andrew Jackson who has a sweet disposition with a wild streak.

Male Bandleader:  Male, 18- 25 yrs old. Range: D3 – E4 – Brooding, intense rocker with powerful, emotive indie rock voice. He is angsty, good-looking, young, and hip. Playing guitar is ideal.

Martin Van Buren:  Male, 25-35 yrs old – Jackson’s right hand man who is in over his head. He is a well-intentioned buffoon who is utterly lovable. Will double as other roles.

Rachel Jackson:  Female, 25-35 yrs old Range: A3 – B4 – Jackson’s deeply religious and devoted wife who is strangely alluring, yet not overtly sexual. Will double as other roles.

The Storyteller:  Female, 35-55 yrs old – A milquetoast, oppressively good-natured, history-loving narrator that has not had much excitement in her life.

Ensemble:  to play various Frontiersmen, Indians, Soldiers, etc.  All Ensemble will sing, dance, play various roles. Playing musical instruments is a plus.

 

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