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Casting and Musician Call
EDITED JUNE 7 – THE BAND IS SET, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MATERIALS IF YOU ARE A MUSICIAN
Jobsite Theater is looking to assemble a fierce cast for LIZZIE: The Musical, a rock and roll account of Lizzie Borden’s life. All members of the show are paid weekly. We are not currently able to offer an AEA contract for this production and politely request that AEA performers not send in materials.
The show runs Oct. 12 – Nov. 6 in the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center with rehearsals beginning on or around Sep. 12. Rehearsals are weeknights and weekend days. If popularity demands the show may be held over through Nov. 20. For both musicians and cast Jobsite is placing an emphasis on a diversity of representation in terms of ethnicity, physical type, and gender.
Send Us Your Resume, Headshot & LinksActors: we prefer to see everyone at the Tampa Unified Auditions on June 18. If you are unable to attend Unifieds and still want to be considered please send a headshot, resume, and links to any rock demos no later than June 17. We will schedule appointments as necessary.
Lizzie Borden (high belt: F#3-F#5, belt to A5 if possible) is damaged, twisted. She can turn on a dime from fragile, broken, meek and obedient to conniving, sinister, furious and terrifying. She is a wounded animal backed into a corner, terrified but enraged. We find her at the moment she realizes she has nothing to lose. She is transformed through an act of unspeakable transgression, turning her own historical infamy into an ascension to legend.
Emma Borden (alto/mezzo belt: F#3-D5) is the older sister, eclipsed by the younger. She must content herself by playing a motherly Lady Macbeth to Lizzie, dripping her own hatreds into Lizzie’s ears over the years, stoking the fires of Lizzie’s rage, disappearing when the deeds must be done, and suffering with guilt afterwards. Emma is a woman who has come to see that every opportunity for happiness has passed her by. She’s furious, but she’s also desperately sad.
Bridget Sullivan/Maggie (contralto/low alto: F3 with E3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number) – Eb5 (E5 opt. in one ad lib.) is the Borden’s Irish maid. She may be a Banshee, called to wail at the Borden’s door. She always seems to know what is going to happen, does things one step before anyone else. She’s put upon, angry, and as resentful of the Borden sisters as she is of the parents. Bridget is the Sex Pistols rock and roll nihilist; ready to fuck things up because she knows that’s the only way anything is ever going to get better.
Alice Russell (high mezzo lyric/mix/belt: G3 with F#3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number- A5 legit soprano) is the Borden’s next door neighbor. She is a luscious pear, the sensuous mothersister-lover which is sorely lacking in Lizzie’s life. She appears to Lizzie in her greatest moments of need and attempts to lead her away from a path of destruction and toward one of love, truth, and affection. Lizzie may have true feelings of affection for her, or she may be using Alice’s feelings to build an alibi.Share: