The stage reading of An American in Beirut by Alex Wakim and Jonah Ericson, Directed by Jennifer Vellenga will hold auditions on Monday (11/13) at 7:30pm. Please prepare one of the following cuts based on your voice type. There will be audition sides (scripts) provided, if needed for scene work after the music audition Monday night. Callbacks on Wednesday may include learning duets.
Excerpt measures for Monday are thus:
#1, Terminal Song, Tenor – measures 11-33
#5, Voices of the Past, Alto – measures 32-44
#7, How to Win a Woman’s Heart, Soprano – measures 49-73
#9, Ode to Lebanon Reprise, Bass – measures 23-41
American, early 30s, more reserved in demeanor but still present. He works in finance and as a result is somewhat straight-laced and not focused on matters of culture, at least to start with.
American, late 20s, charismatic and energetic, but still proper and conventional. She is a journalist and investigative. She knows how to blend into the situations around her, clearly more perceptive than Jack.
Full Lebanese, like, very Lebanese, late 30s. She’s the grand schemer, the loud singer, the larger than life character. She tries stealing the show on many occasions and really just loves herself and her schemes.
Full Lebanese, still rather showy, but more reserved than Nabila, also late 30s. He tends to follow her lead, but still has his ownership in life. He’s very nonchalant, takes things in stride, and for him, life is too short to worry.
Chorus- 4 Members
Need Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass. Will double as townspeople and various characters, the bass chorus member being featured in a prominent duet.
Rehearses Monday – Friday
Feb. 12 First Rehearsal
Feb. 23 Opening Night
Feb. 24 Final Performance