We'll have the following time set aside specifically for walk-ups:
Saturday, November 30th @ 1:00 - 1:45p
Auditioners will be seen on a first-come basis during that time.
In addition to having that time, we should have the occasional slot open up throughout the two audition days based on slotted auditions' timing and any no-shows. Those fill-ins will also be seen on a first-come basis.
We will do our best to see walk-up auditions but nothing is guaranteed.
A New Brain
Music by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Director: M. William Panek
Musical Director: T.J. Anderson
Choreographer: Daniel Spagnuolo
Gordon Schwinn is a frustrated composer for a despotic children’s television show host. When he is diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation in his brain, he is confronted with the very real possibility that his musical legacy will be cut short. William Finn’s semi-autobiographical musical is energetic, sardonic, and poignant in its exploration of anxiety, self-doubt, and the healing power of art.
Gordon Schwinn—Tenor G2–G4
Mr. Bungee—Baritone B2–G4
Mimi Schwinn (Mother)—Mezzo/Alto F#3–C#5
Rhoda (Agent)—Soprano A3–E5
Roger Delli-Bovi—Baritone A2–G4
Richard (Nurse)—Baritone G2–G4
Lisa (Homeless Lady)—Mezzo Belt F3–Eb5
Dr. Jafar Berensteiner—Baritone G2–E4
The Minister—Tenor C3–A4
The role of Waitress/Nancy D has been cast.
Audition Dates and Locations
Audition slots will be provided.
Saturday, November 30 (11:00 AM–5:00 PM), Sulzer Library (4455 N. Lincoln Ave.)
Sunday, December 1 (11:00 AM–5:00 PM), Theatre Momentum (1800 W. Cornelia Ave.)
In order to accommodate as many as many people as possible and to use your time effectively, please be aware that you will be seen within 30 minutes of your audition time.
Please prepare 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre selection in the style of the show and bring your book in case we want to hear something more. An accompanist will be provided.
Rehearsals at Li'l Buds Theatre (1206 W Rosedale Ave.)
Jan 5th-Feb 20th
Performances at Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Ridge Ave.)
Feb 21st-Mar 9th
Thursdays-Saturday evenings & Sunday afternoons
We are offering a stipend of $150.
To Book Your Audition Slot
Please send your headshot, resume, and availability for both audition dates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Brown Paper Box Co. is excited to announce their upcoming production, A NEW BRAIN, with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Finn and James Lapine. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM from February 21-March 9 at the Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Audition information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org.
Gordon Schwinn is a frustrated composer for a despotic children's television show host. When he is diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation in his brain, he is confronted with the very real possibility that his musical legacy will be cut short. William Finn's semi-autobiographical musical is energetic, sardonic, and poignant in its exploration of anxiety, self-doubt, and the healing power of art.
"Finn and Lapine's A New Brain is a fantastic fit for The Brown Paper Box Co.," explains director M. William Panek (Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls, Godspell). "It's a perfect ten-person ensemble piece that asks us to evaluate our lives-if we were gone tomorrow, what do we leave behind? As artists? As lovers? As children? We've assembled a stellar team of collaborators who are going to truly highlight A New Brain's big heart and infectious score."
Finn and Lapine's previous collaborations include the Tony Award-winning hits Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. William Finn is also the composer of In Trousers, Romance in Hard Times, and Little Miss Sunshine. Pulitzer Prize-winner James Lapine is the book writer/director of the musicals Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Passion, among others.
The production team includes M. William Panek* (director), T.J. Anderson (musical director), Jaime Giovannone (set/properties designer), Cat Wilson (lighting designer), Stephanie Rohr* (assistant director), Justin Harner (assistant musical director), Danny Spagnuolo* (choreographer), Patrick J. Butterfield* (house manager), Michelle Kritselis* (dramaturg), Charlie Sheets* (graphic designer), and Luke Michael Grimes (casting associate).
Auditions will be held in December 2013 and the cast will be announced thereafter.
*Denotes Brown Paper Box Co. company member.
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