The Arctic Playhouse has an immediate casting call for our 4th production of the 2022 Winter/Spring season.
Master Class — Audition by immediate submission, we will contact you for callbacks.
Directed by: Robb Barnard
Location: The Arctic Playhouse 1249 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893
Performance Dates: May 19 – June 5
Rehearsal Dates: To Be Determined (Likely twice per week March and early April, then 3X a week until Tech Week (May 15-18).
Auditions for the Tony Award-Winning “Master Class” by Terrence McNally in which Maria Callas holds a Master Class at the Juilliard School in the 1970s. Opened on Broadway in 1995 and 2011. Won the Tony Award for Best Play. The play features incidental music by Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, and Vincenzo Bellini.
Cast Breakdown: (Please note that all genders, ethnicities/races, LGBTQIA+ and neurodiverse actors will be considered)
- Sophie DePalma (First Soprano) – Female, 22-35, Any Ethnicity.
Must be a strong operatic soprano who can sing Bellini’s Sonnambila aria, Ah non credea mirati. She misbelieves herself to be “fiery” and is intimidated by Callas.
- Sharon Graham (Second Soprano) – Female, 22-35, Any Ethnicity.
Must be a strong operatic soprano who can sing Verdi’s Macbetto, Lady Macbeth’s letter aria, Vieni T”afftetta. Sensitive, but courageous, hard worker, and stands up to Callas.
- Anthony Candolino (Tenor) – Male, 22-35, Any Ethnicity.
Must be a strong operatic Tenor who can sing Puccini’s Recondita Armonia, from Tosca. At first, dismissed by Callas, he stands his ground and convinces her to hear him sing.
- The Stagehand – Any Gender, 18+, Any Ethnicity
A dedicated theatre stagehand – has speaking lines.
- Manny Weinstock – Male, 30+, Any Ethnicity
An accomplished accompanist, smart, and savvy who respects Callas – needs to be able to play the classical arias for the three singers listed above.
Those auditioning for the three singers and Manny, the accompanist, should submit a picture, resume, and a video of you singing/playing two pieces of music in a similar vein to the arias indicated in the casting breakdown. Those interested in the role of The Stagehand, please just submit your resume and picture.
All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org