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What: Auditions for the comedy, BOEING BOEING by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverly Cross and Francis Evans
Directed by Van Kaplan

Principals must be available beginning January 19, 2014 and continuing through April 26, 2015.

Where: CLO Academy of Musical Theater, 130 CLO Academy Way, 8th Floor.

When: Sunday, September 7, 2014; 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Callbacks Monday, September 8, 2014. Time TBD

About the Show:
BOEING BOEING is a classic farce written by the French playwright Marc Camoletti. The English language adaptation, translated by Beverley Cross, was first staged in London at the Apollo Theatre in 1962 running for a total of seven years. In 1991, the play was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most performed French play throughout the world. The most recent revival on Broadway in 2008 won the TONY for best play revival.

It’s the 1960s, and swinging American bachelor Bernard couldn’t be happier: a flat in Paris and three gorgeous Air Hostesses (Stewardesses) all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Bernard manages to juggle his dance card with careful planning and the reluctance of his acid tongued French Housekeeper Berthe. But Bernard’s perfect life gets bumpy when his friend Robert from Wisconsin comes to stay, and a new and speedier Boeing jet is introduced to the airlines which throws off all of his careful planning. Soon all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously, timid Robert is forgetting which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms. A riotous farce that recently enjoyed hit revivals in London and New York.

Seeking:
All actors mustpossess the ability to play both physical and verbal comedy.

Bernard
30s-40s. Successful American architect, living in Paris. Handsome, well-educated, charming. Engaged to three air hostesses whom he manages to keep in the dark about one-another by managing their visits on a strict timetable. Takes boyish pleasure in the success of his devious doings, until his careful planning starts to fall apart, deflating his confidence.

Berthe
French, 40s-60s. Bernard’s long-time live-in maid and cook. Although devoted to Bernard, she is wearying of keeping up with Bernard’s revolving-door lifestyle, and by play’s end she has been pushed as far as she will go. Dry and fantastically sarcastic; never afraid to say what’s on her mind. French accent.

Robert

30s-40s. Bernard’s schoolmate from back in the States; hasn’t seen Bernard in close to 20 years. Shy, small-town, mid-western and sweet—somewhat a nerd by today’s standards. Views Bernard’s whirlwind juggling act of three fiancés with awe and admiration – until he gets wrapped up in it himself and his anxiety spins out of control.

Gloria
Bernard’s American fiancé, late 20s-30s. Air hostess for TWA. Epitome of a go-getter American woman; has a vigorous appetite for food and love. Completely adorable and supremely confident, but she might punch you if you dared call her “cute”. Southern accent.

Gretchen
Bernard’s German fiancé, late 20s-30s. Air hostess for Lufthansa. Has an intense Teutonic passion that can spin on a dime—one moment she might be soft and cuddly, and the next barking out orders and breaking furniture. Inspires equal amounts of lust and fear in those around her. German accent.

Gabriella
Bernard’s Italian fiancé, late 20s-30s. Air hostess for Alitalia. Sultry and full of fire, she is much smarter and more self-reliant than she first appears. Italian accent.

Requirements:
• Head shot and resume stapled together.
• Auditioners should prepare a one-minute comic monologue.
• Completed CLO Audition Application

Audition Process:
All the information you need is available right here on our website. Just follow these simple instructions:

• Set up a time for your appointment using the audition request email. We will email your confirmation time back.
• (If this link does not automatically generate an email in your browser, please click here for detailed instructions on submitting an audition request.)

Download and complete the Audition Application. You will need to bring this to your audition appointment.

*If you are having trouble downloading the application, please call us at 412-281-3973 ext 234 to have one mailed to you.

 

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Gallery of Heroes

Pittsburgh CLO to Hold Auditions for the Staged Reading of The Next Galileo Auditions are open to non-Equity members only.

What
Auditions for a staged reading of the new Gallery of Heroes musical The Next Galileo (Book, Music & Lyrics by Joseph Domencic). Principals must be available October 13 – 17, 2014.

Who
Five actors who can sing well for a staged reading of a new musical (non-Equity only.)

Gabriella: An inquisitive, imaginative, and smart 13-year girl with an intense interest in astronomy, but a fear of speaking up lest she be labeled “weird” by her classmates. Faced with the challenge of presenting a major project at the science fair, Gabriella falls back in time to help Galileo with his initial telescopic discoveries. Along the way she convinces Galileo to stick to his work despite the challenges and gains the confidence to follow her dream of being the next Galileo. Vocal Range: Bright, MT Mix/High Belt (to D5), Range G3-F5*

Galileo Galilei: An outspoken, irreverent scientist and teacher who challenges the status quo. He is passionate about his work and often frustrated by the people and obligations that keep him from it. He doesn’t hesitate to defend his point of view and becomes a good friend and teacher to Gabriella. Vocal Range: Baritone G2-G4*

Woman 1: Versatile actress who plays multiple roles including: Miss Collins, a nurturing 7th grade science teacher; Ludovico, a boisterous and light-hearted painter and friend of Galileo; and a lady to the queen of France. Vocal Range: F3-E5 (with high mix or belt up to D5 a plus)*

Man 1: Versatile actor who plays various roles including: Cesare Cremonini, a stickler for following the writings and rules of Aristotle and also Galileo’s rival at the University of Padua; Christopher, a “know-it-all” 7th grade student; and the Doge of Venice. Vocal Range: Baritone G2-F4*

Man 2: Versatile actor who plays various roles including: Louis, an “eager-to-please” 7th grade student; Hans Lippershey, the Dutch inventor; Vincenzo Galilei (Galileo’s father); a navy commander; and various citizens of Europe (facility with accents a plus). Vocal Range A2-F4*

*All listed vocal ranges are subject to change based on cast.

When
By appointment – 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, September 8 at the CLO Academy.
Callbacks: TBA
Please email to schedule an audition time

Where
Pittsburgh CLO Academy of Musical Theater
Penn Avenue Place
130 CLO Academy Way, 8th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
For GPS Purposes use: 130 Cecil Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Requirements
• Auditioners should prepare two songs of their best material; one uptempo and one ballad. Bring legible sheet music in the correct key.
• Applications should be downloaded here.
• Requests for an audition appointment should be e-mailed to mcerchiaro@pittsburghclo.org, and include a preferred time range, which will be honored as sign-ups permit. E-mail is highly preferred. However, if e-mail is not available, please call 412-281-2234.

About the Program
The 2015 Gallery of Heroes school tours will offer local actors the opportunity to perform in The Next Galileo. The spring tour will run from January through May 2015. The Gallery of Heroes program offers an entertaining alternative to traditional lecture and books. Book, music & lyrics by Joseph Domencic.