Auditions for “A NEW BRAIN”

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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

Synopsis
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.

Characters

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.   

Preparation

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. 

Time Commitment

Rehearsals at Li’l Buds Theatre (1206 W Rosedale Ave.)
Jan 5th-Feb 20th
Sundays-Thursday evenings

Performances at Rivendell Theatre (5779 N. Ridge Ave.)
Feb 21st-Mar 9th
Thursdays-Saturday evenings & Sunday afternoons

Pay

We are offering a stipend of $150.

To Book Your Audition Slot
Please send your headshot, resume, and availability for both audition dates to newbrain@brownpaperbox.org.

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