[Capdist-auditions] Schenectady Light Opera Compan Future Auditions - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
lwandruski at aol.com
lwandruski at aol.com
Thu Nov 17 15:50:48 EST 2011
With the holidays fast upon us, it's never to soon to plan for your next audition!
SCHENECTADY LIGHT OPERA COMPANY (SLOC) ANNOUNCES
FUTURE AUDITIONS FOR FIDDLER ON THE ROOF*
Auditions for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF directed by Laura W.Andruski will be
held on Monday and Tuesday, January 2 and 3, 2012 atSchenectady Light
Opera Company, 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady. Registration will begin at 7pm.
Callbacks, if necessary, will take place January 4th. The musical director is
Elizabeth “Cookie” Sears and the Choreographer is SaraFittizzi, who
also serves as producer. Production dates are March 16-18 and March
22-25, 2012. A large,diverse cast of men, women and children will be
needed. Those auditioning should prepare to sing 16-32 barsof music
from a Broadway show (no pop or rock) and bring sheet music.An
accompanist will be provided. No monologue necessary. Selected actors
will read directly from the script. There will be a brief dance
audition as well, so please dress accordingly. Rehearsalsbegin Monday,
January 9, 2012.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a musical with music by Jerry Bock,lyrics by
Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in TsaristRussia in
1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye theMilkman and
Other Tales) by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye,the father
of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his familyand Jewish
religious traditions while outside influences encroach upontheir lives.
He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of histhree older
daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further awayfrom the
customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar thatevicts the
Jews from their village.
Available roles and vocal ranges:
Tevye, a poor milkman; a comic, earnest, wise father;baritone (low A-flat - high F), 45-65
Golde, his strong-willed wife; mezzo (low A - E-flat), 40-55
Tzeitel, their eldest daughter; loves Motel, mezzo (low B -D-sharp), 18-25
Hodel, their next eldest daughter; Falls in love withPerchik, mezzo (low B - E), 17-24
Chava, their middle daughter; Falls in love with Fyedka,mezzo (low B - C), 16-23
Shprintze & Bielke, their youngest daughters, 8-14
Motel, the young tailor; baritone or tenor (E - highF-sharp), 18-27
Perchik, a student and Bolshevik revolutionary; baritone (B- high E), 21-30
Yente, the gossipy, meddling matchmaker; alto (low F - midE-flat), 50-75
Lazar Wolf, the butcher; baritone (C- C), 35-55
Rabbi, Anatevka's Jewish spiritual leader; baritone (G - C),45-79
Mendel, Rabbi's son; baritone (B -E-flat), 16-30
Avram, the bookseller; baritone (D -high E-flat), 45-65
Grandma Tzeitel, Golde's dead grandmother; mezzo (C-sharp -E-flat), 60-75
Fruma-Sarah, Lazar's Wolf's dead wife; mezzo (C - E-flat),40-55
Mordcha, the innkeeper (C-C), 40-50
Constable, the head of the Russian authority in Anatevka,45-65
Fyedka, Russian Orthodox Christian farmer, 18-25
Shaindel, Motel’s mother, 40-55
Nachum, the beggar, 30-60
The Fiddler, actual musician needed; the part is mute.
Other Villagers and Russian Soldiers
For additional information, please contact the producer SaraFittizzi
at sara.fittizzi at yahoo.com. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!
To Life to Life L'Chaim!
*Laura W. Andruski, one of the Capital Region's most stalwart directors, makes her exit with this production.
So if you have every dreamed of working with her on a production, this will be your last chance before she moves
out of state. This production is sure to be a highlight of the local community theater scene. Hope to see YOU at auditions!
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