Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
by Anne Washburn, Score by Michael Friedman, Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Directed by Garret Storms Musical Direction by Aimee Hurst Bozarth
The electrical grid has fallen, and society has crumbled. On a dangerous, electric-less night, a mismatched group of strangers gathers around an isolated campfire, trying to recall an episode of The Simpsons. Then we move forward seven years, to a rehearsal for a theatre troupe which performs their version of that same episode, and then seventy-five years later, and a totally different performance. A paean to live theatre, and to the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Callback Dates: Sunday May 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Requirements: Auditions by appointment only! To make an audition appointment, please call Stage West at (817) 784-9378, Tuesday-Saturday noon to 5:00 PM.
Please prepare 2 contrasting songs (one a standard musical theatre song and second a pop/rock/commercial song – both can be from any era) and bring sheet music in appropriate key for the accompanist. You may be asked to sing some or all of your songs. Initial auditions will be singing only, callbacks will consist of cold reading from script, singing from the score, and movement. All characters must be able to move well, but not necessarily have major dance training. Additionally, we are interested in actors that can potentially play a musical instrument.
Roles: Open to both Equity and Non-Equity. All roles are open to all ethnicities. EMC points may be received for non-equity performers. AEA members, we are on a SPT 3 contract. Non-equity performers are paid for rehearsals and performances.
SUSANNAH (Lisa & Second FBI Agent/Itchy)
SAM (Bart/Mr. Burns)
COLLEEN (First FBI Agent/Lisa)
GIBSON (Loving Husband & Sideshow Bob/Homer)
NEDRA (Edna Krabappel)
Rehearsals Begin: Monday, July 13. Rehearsal schedule is Monday through Saturdays with Sundays off.
Rehearsal times: Monday through Friday nights 7:00-11:00 and Saturday 1:00-5:00 & 6:30-9:30 (with additional hours during tech week).
Performances: Thurs Aug 6, 2015 through Sun Sept 13, 2015, Thurs 7:30, Fri/Sat 8:00, Sun 3:00, at Stage West.