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"Farewell My Concubine" Open Casting Call

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"Farewell, My Concubine" is an open casting call – a new musical experience awaits in New York City, NY.

The world of musical theatre is set to embrace a new, captivating addition - "Farewell My Concubine." Adapted from the renowned novel by Lilian Lee, this production seeks to blend the richness of Chinese culture with the vibrancy of musical theatre. An open casting call is now announced, inviting talented Chinese/AAPI actors to be part of this evocative journey.

The production team is looking for individuals who are not just actors but storytellers, ready to collaborate with an inspired director and a dedicated cast. Each role demands a combination of acting prowess and vocal excellence, aiming to portray the depth of the characters authentically.

Roles and Responsibilities – A Glimpse into the Casting Call

  • Dynamic Collaboration: Cast members will work closely with the director and fellow actors, immersing themselves in the narrative and bringing it to life on stage.
  • Commitment to Excellence: Participation in all rehearsals and performances is mandatory, reflecting a commitment to excellence.
  • Vocal Mastery: Actors will hone their verbal skills to match the musical’s high standards by working with the musical director.
  • Creative Engagement: Actors can contribute to character development and scene work, becoming integral to the creative process.

Requirements for Aspirants

  • Vocal and age specifications vary per role (e.g., Lyric soprano for [YANHONG>, High tenor for [DIEYI]).
  • Chinese/AAPI descent is essential to represent the characters authentically.
  • Professional training in singing and acting is highly preferred.
  • Teamwork and the ability to follow directions are crucial.
  • Flexibility in schedule during rehearsals and performances.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Actors will be contracted under AEA NYC 29-Hour Reading guidelines.
  • A stipend of $255 is offered for the engagement.

Roles Open for Casting

  • [YANHONG]: Female, 20-30, Lyric soprano.
  • [JUXIAN]: Female, 20-30, Versatile voice.
  • [DIEYI]: Male, 20-39, High tenor.
  • [XIALOU]: Male, 20-39, High baritone.
  • [MASTER GUAN]: Male, 50-60, Strong singer.
  • [ADULT LAIZI]: Male, 20-30, High baritone/tenor.
  • [YUAN SHIQING]: Male, 30-40, Tenor.
  • [GENERAL AOKI]: Male, 30s-40s, Baritone.
  • [HONG AN]: Female, late teens-early 20s.
  • [MADAME BLOSSOM]: Female, 50s-60s, Mezzo/Alto.
  • [ENSEMBLE]: All Genders, 20s-50s, Strong singers.

This is more than a casting call; it's an invitation to be part of a cultural phenomenon. "Farewell, My Concubine" promises to be a landmark production; your talent could be the key to its success. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary musical journey!

 

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"Farewell My Concubine" Open Casting Call

Job Detail: Seeking talented Chinese/AAPI actors to join the cast of the new, evocative musical "Farewell My Concubine." This theatrical production is an adaptation of the novel by Lilian Lee and promises to be a groundbreaking addition to the musical theatre landscape.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the director, and fellow cast members to bring the story to life on stage.
  • Attend and actively participate in all rehearsals and performances as scheduled.
  • Work closely with the musical director to ensure vocal parts are performed to the highest standard.
  • Engage with the production's creative process, including character development and scene work.

Requirements:

  • Specific vocal and age range requirements as per various roles (e.g., Lyric soprano for the role of [YANHONG], Strong high tenor with falsetto for [DIEYI], etc.).
  • Must be of Chinese/AAPI descent to authentically represent the characters.
  • Professional training in singing and acting is preferred.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take direction well.
  • Flexibility in schedule for the duration of the rehearsal and performance period.

Compensation:

  • Actors will be contracted under AEA NYC 29-Hour Reading guidelines.
  • A stipend of $255 is provided for the engagement.

Casting for the following roles:

  • [YANHONG]: Female, 20-30, Lyric soprano.
  • [JUXIAN]: Female, 20-30, Versatile voice (belting and soprano).
  • [DIEYI]: Male, 20-39, Strong high tenor with falsetto.
  • [XIALOU]: Male, 20-39, Strong high baritone.
  • [MASTER GUAN]: Male, 50-60, Strong singer.
  • [ADULT LAIZI]: Male, 20-30, Strong high baritone/tenor.
  • [YUAN SHIQING]: Male, 30-40, Tenor.
  • [GENERAL AOKI]: Male, 30s-40s, Baritone.
  • [HONG AN]: Female, late teens-early 20s.
  • [MADAME BLOSSOM]: Female, 50s-60s, Mezzo/Alto.
  • [ENSEMBLE]: All Genders, 20s-50s, Strong singers.

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