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THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE!
NEW YORK PRODUCTION/NON-EQUITY TOUR
V/T: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center
Producer: Matt Murphy Productions
For tour: $400/wk, $20.00/day per diem, hotels and transportation provided (pro-rated for short/half weeks)
For NY or Local shows: $55/show, $40 for any additional shows on the same day
For Rehearsal: $250 stipend, or $10 an hour for additional rehearsals after June 13th
Book: Michael Slade & Michael Borton
Music & Lyrics: Michael Borton
Original Director and Choreographer: Devanand Janki
Associate Director/Choreographer: Nancy Renee Braun
Casting Director: Holly Buczek, HDB Casting
Auditions: Sunday, December 6th– By appointment only
Callbacks: Saturday, December 12th – As needed
1st Rehearsal: Put in rehearsals to begin immediately. The put in process entails watching the show to learn the set up/strike and backstage tracks, AND an online rehearsal tutorial. Actor MUST be available to watch show in NYC four times between December 19 and January 3. Actor MUST be available between January 27 and February 5 (exact schedule TBD) for in person rehearsals. Actor will be responsible for learning the show independently before in-person rehearsals. Music rehearsal TBD and in-person put-in rehearsals with our associate director/choreographer also TBD, likely January 27-February 5. More rehearsals may be added to the schedule.
1st Performance: Saturday, February 6th, 2015 (Subject to change)
Final Performance: Sunday, May 29th (Subject to change)
The Berenstain Bears LIVE! performs Sat & Sun in NYC while not on tour. This show currently has both NYC & touring dates.
NYC dates: Feb. 6 @ 1pm, Feb. 13 @ 1pm, Feb. 14 @ 11am, Feb. 28 @ 11am, Mar. 26 @ 1pm, April 23 @ 1pm, May dates TBD.
TOURING dates: February 20th-27th, March 3rd-5th, March 13th-March 20th, March 31st-April 3rd. Please note all dates are subject to change and touring dates and/or performances may be added. Therefore, if you are cast in the show, you must share any and all conflicts during the term of this agreement.
IMPORTANT: Please note, while on tour, actors are responsible for driving the company tour van and car, and the travelling company will share hotel rooms. Actors are also responsible for the set up/strike of each performance.
SEEKING FOR BERENSTAIN BEARS:
[BROTHER BEAR] A 4th grader (played by an adult) - Preferably 5’10 and under. He is spunky, fun; the guy everybody wants to have on their team. He loves sports (especially soccer and is a very good student. It’s important to him to be the best at everything he does. Tenor. Up to a High A.
[MAMA BEAR] Warm, wise, and witty. She’s the backbone of the Bear family. She wants the best for her cubs and husband. This track will also play Teacher Jane, a dedicated, strong teacher and “Strangers” - various people that Sister and Brother run into on their way to school. Soprano. Up to a C.
[GRAN BEAR, LIZZY, DOC GRIZZLY, SILLY GOOSE] Seeking a versatile comedic character actress with great range to play a variety of roles: Gran Bear, a feisty older lady (Papa’s Mother), who is full of energy and life. This track will also play Lizzy, a friend and classmate of Brother’s who is the smartest girl in school and knows it and Doc Grizzly – the family’s doctor – a celebrity doctor. Also, Silly Goose. Mezzo. Up to a C.
[GRAMPS BEAR, FREDDY, WILY FOX] Seeking a versatile comedic character actor to play a variety of roles: Gramps Bear - a wise old man, country not city. Gramps loves his wife and family. This track also plays Freddy, the cousin and classmate to Brother - he is not as good as Brother at soccer, school, or anything else, but what he lacks in competence, he makes up for in energy. Also, Wily Fox. Baritone.
[PAPA BEAR] A big kid at heart think Ralph Cramden. He loves his family very much, but doesn’t always think everything through. This track will also play Coach Bruin, the soccer coach/gym teacher and“Strangers” - various people that Sister and Brother run into on their way to school. Vocal Range: Baritone. Up to the F above middle C.
[SISTER BEAR] A kindergartener (played by an adult) - Preferably 5’4 and under. She is friendly and fun, an energetic, free-spirited little girl. She loves her older brother, but is not above needling him (like any younger sister). Soprano Belt. Up to a D.
AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6th with CALLBACKS on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th. PLEASE E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS to firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
NO PHONE CALLS OR HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS. SEEKING ADULT NON-AEA ACTORS ONLY. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT.