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Sunday In The Park With George Auditions

Rehearsals Begin

August 8, 2022

Performance Schedule

September 30
- October 2, 2022

SYNOPSIS

The days leading up to the completion of his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat is struggling to make meaningful art and maintaining a relationship with his lover, Dot. Amid the scorn of the artistic community, Seurat’s artistic ability thrives while his love diminishes. A century later, Seurat’s descendant – named George and also an artist – finds himself burnt out and in search of what artistic path to follow, but he finds the answer to his future in the past.

PREPARATION

Directed by Madison Montgomery and Music Directed by Lucas Tarrant In a celebration of all that Woodstock Arts can do – Theatre, Visual Art, and Concerts, we are proud to present a concert production of Sunday in the Park with George.

Woodstock Arts is deeply committed to building an inviting and inclusive arts community that celebrates individuality and diversity and treats everyone with fairness and respect. We invite artists of all genders, races, ages, sizes, and sexual orientations, as well as artists with disabilities to participate. We want to represent diverse communities in our organization and welcome you here.

Woodstock Arts is taking extreme measures to ensure your safety and well-being. We want to make this experience as comfortable, safe, and fun as possible for everyone involved.
 

We Are Operating As A Fully Vaccinated Cast. Please see below for more details.

Auditions will be in-person on Sunday and Monday, July 24th and 25th starting at 6:00 pm. Video audition submissions will be accepted until Monday the 25th at 8:30 pm. You can send your Video Submission to zach@woodstockarts.org. Please Slate before your video audition.
 
In-person callbacks will take place on Wednesday, July 27th at 6:00 pm. Information about callbacks will be emailed separately.
 
(NOTE: you will still need to fill out the online audition form along with a video submission.)
 
For your audition please prepare:
 One minute (or 32 bars) of a song as well as a 60 second monologue. Due to the large amount of doubling in this production, please ensure that your song and monologue are contrasting in nature. 
 

Character Breakdown

George Seurat: 25-40
Act 1: An artist obsessed with his work at the cost of his personal
life. Act 2: Seurat’s burnt-out descendant and inventor-sculpture
searching for his purpose; tenor, Ab4-G#2.
 
Dot/Marie: 20-40
mezzo-soprano, D5-E3. Dot is George’s headstrong, discontent
mistress and occasional model. Marie is George’s elderly
wheelchair-bound grandmother.
 
Old Lady/Blair Daniels: 60-80
mezzo-soprano, Eb5-F#3. Old Lady is George’s mother, a cranky
and rather demanding fixture in the park, finds solace in nostalgia.
Blair Daniels is an art critic.
 
Nurse/Mrs./Harriet Pawling: 40-60
mezzo-soprano, F4-G3. Nurse is the Old Lady’s attendant,
calming and assertive. Mrs. is part of an American couple,
married to Mr. Harriet Pawling is a patron of the arts.
 
Jules/Bob Greenberg: 25-45
baritone, F4-G2. Jules is a rival artist; callous, critical, shallow,
pursues his cook Frieda. Bob Greenberg is a museum director.
 
Yvonne/Naomi Eisen: 25-35
mezzo-soprano, Eb5-E3. Yvonne is Jules’ pampered wife, snippy
and snooty. Naomi Eisen is a composer.
 
Boatman/Dennis: 35-60
baritone, Eb4-Eb2. Boatman is a surly blue-collared laborer,
simple-minded and slovenly. Dennis is a technician.
 
Franz/Lee Randolph: 30-50
baritone, G4-B2. Franz is Jules’ disgruntled coachman and
Frieda’s husband, yearns for the Nurse. Lee Randolph is the
museum’s publicist.
 
Frieda/Young Man/Betty: 35-55
soprano, F5-G3. Frieda is Jules’ and Yvonne’s cook and Franz’s
wife, caring, positive surrogate nanny to Louise, pursued by Jules.
Young Man and Betty, an artist.
 
Soldier/Alex: 20-35
baritone, F4-A2. Soldier is a French military man, polite and a
gentleman. Alex is an artist.
 
Mr./Charles Redmond: 18+
baritone, D#4-Eb2. Mr. is part of an American couple, married to
Mrs. Charles Redmond is a visiting curator.
 
Louis/Man/Billy Webster: 35-55
baritone, A4-B2. Louis is a baker, kind, friendly, and very popular,
but a bit dull. Man and Billy Webster are Harriet’s friend.
 
Celeste #1/Elaine: 18-30
soprano, G5-A3. Celeste #1 is a young, gossipy, flirtatious
shopgirl. Elaine is George’s former wife.
 
Celeste #2/A Photographer: 18-30
soprano, Eb5-G3. Celeste #2 is another young, gossipy, flirtatious
shopgirl. Also plays a photographer.
 
 Please email zach@woodstockarts.org with any questions.
 
Rehearsals are scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Rehearsals are subject to change and may vary due to conflicts and director discretion.
 
This is a non-equity production and will provide a small stipend amount to all roles cast.
 

We are currently adhering to the following procedures:

We Are Operating As A Fully Vaccinated Cast. You will be asked to present your vaccination card at the time of entry and sign-in.

As we are a place of community gathering and artistic excellence, we will be following the AEA guidelines for our productions, and have chosen to produce our shows as a fully vaccinated company. By fully vaccinated, we mean that individuals will be two weeks post second vaccination (or Johnson & Johnson vaccine) by the start of rehearsals. As a result, we will only be offering roles to individuals who are vaccinated or who plan / are willing to be vaccinated before the start of rehearsals. Medical exemption information is included below.

For audition purposes –

1) If you have not been fully vaccinated at the time of the auditions – but are willing / intend to be vaccinated if cast – you can submit your callback sides via video submission 1b) If you are unvaccinated due to health reasons, you can submit you’re audition sides via video submission along with medical certification of the exemption. If cast under the exemption, the expectation will be to test weekly and provide a negative test at the start of the rehearsal week each week.

2) If you are fully vaccinated by the time of the audition date, please bring your vaccination card (or photo of card) with you and present it at the time of check-in.

2b)  If you are vaccinated but out-of-town and cannot make this auditions, please send a video of your sides along with proof of vaccination.

Most importantly, if you are sick or are feeling ill, please do not attend the auditions.  Let us know, take care of yourself, and send a video.

In case of exposure, all cast members will be expected to follow exposure protocol. While our policies are updating with the state of the world, our current requirement is for audiences to be fully masked during the performance.

 
Please be sure to read over Woodstock Arts’ full COVID In-Person program procedures before applying to audition: http://bit.ly/in-person-escav.

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