JIMMMY BUFFETT'S ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
Parker Arts PACE Center
June 23 - July 16, 2023
Give 5 Productions welcomes performers of all identities.
All races, ethnicities, individuals of multiple gender expression, and individuals that identify as having a disability will be considered for all roles - regardless of how characters have been historically cast by other companies.
We believe each person has something truly unique to offer this world, and we highly encourage everyone to audition for us.
Rehearsals / LOCATIONS
Rehearsals will run on weekday evenings and some weekend timeframes in May and June 2023.
Exact schedule TBD and to be published prior to casting offers.
Rehearsals will be held at Parker Arts various rehearsal studios and of course the PACE STAGE!
Actors must be 18 years old by May 15, 2023 to be considered.
Actors must be fully vaccinated to work for Give 5 Productions.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AND VIA VIDEO SUBMISSIONS.
Sign-Up will open December 29, 2022 for an in-person audition time slot on Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 6-10 pm at Parker Arts' Schoolhouse: 19650 Mainstreet Parker, CO 80138
Please prepare a 16 - 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show with your sheet music clearly marked. Accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or tracked auditions please.
Please bring a headshot and resumé.
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Please email a short video via YouTube link performing a short song in the style of the show. Just sing a short cut with a karaoke track or live accompaniment.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org // Subject Line: Margaritaville Audition
Video submissions will open December 29, 2022 and will be accepted until January 28, 2023.
We prefer seeing people in person. So please come to the live audition if at all possible.
Callbacks will be held in person on Sunday, February 12, 2023 ** THIS IS A CHANGE FROM FEBRUARY 5 ** from 6 - 10 pm at Parker Arts' Schoolhouse: 19650 Mainstreet Parker, CO 80138
If you're coming straight to callbacks, please bring a headshot and resumé.
All humans over age 18 will be considered for this production.
Male identifying. 27-39. Smooth-talking, self-deprecating playboy. He's completely content with the life he's chosen as the singer/bartender at a tropical resort, until he meets Rachel, a vacationer who upends his heart. Guitar skills are useful.
Female identifying. 27-33 Fully committed to her job and helping the world. Willing to put in as many hours of hard work as it takes and expects everyone else to do that same. Suspicious of fools and operators, Rachel is not easily distracted from her life plan.
Female identifying. 30-39. Loyal friend to Rachel. Sees the best in people and has a zest for life that is often squelched by her fiance, Chad. Her low self-esteem manifests itself as denial in her own life.
Male identifying. 30-39 The Island bartender. Has a big heart and a good friend to Tully. Not the brightest bulb, but sensitive and thoughtful.
Female identifying. 40-49. No-nonsense and assertive with a Caribbean island accent. She runs the resort and keeps everyone in check, but clearly cares about her employees, her customers, and J.D., an older island denizen. Great singer.
Male identifying. 60-79. A funny, endearing older man who always has a parrot on his shoulder. He's losing his vision and his hearing, but won't acknowledge it. A good-natured drunkard, he's always writing his memoirs on bar napkins and, as it turns out, he's lived a full life.
TBD # person male and female identifying ensemble who will make up the world of the play.
PAY / union status
This is a Non-Union professional production but Actors' Equity AEA Guest Contracts *may* be available if necessary.
Flat pay stipends (inclusive of rehearsals and shows) will start at $840 and may go as high as $1,700. Pay is slightly flexible for some roles.
No housing provided. Actors must have local accommodations and dependable modes of transportation.
KELLY VAN OOSBREE (Director / Choreographer) is a busy professional director and choreographer whose work has been seen in many theatres across the Denver metro area and along the Front Range. She was awarded a Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award for her choreography for The Music Man and Hairspray at Performance Now Theatre Company. Some selected credits include Footloose, (Give 5 Productions) The Drowsy Chaperone, Into The Woods, Ragtime (Performance Now) A Little Night Music, Peter and the Starcatcher (Cherry Creek Theatre) and Ring of Fire (Vintage Theatre) Disaster! The Musical and Songs for a New World (Platte Valley Players). When not in a rehearsal or a theatre, Kelly spends her time with her husband, Brian and baby boy, Anthony.
JULIA TOBEY (Executive Producer / Assistant Director) is the proud founder of Give 5 Productions and is thrilled to return to Parker Arts after the smashing success of 2022's Footloose the musical. She expresses her deepest gratitude to the Parker Arts staff for supporting her in this dream opportunity.
Since graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 2001, Julia enjoyed a career producing, music directing and performing on stage, screen and television in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Orlando, Toronto, Nashville and internationally aboard cruise ships for 15 years before returning home to Denver in 2016. Original roles include ‘Cruella DeVil’ in Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen’s musical Villains Tonight!, ‘Kandi’ in Christopher Moynihan’s ABC Pilot St. Francis starring Michael Imperioli and Paget Brewster and directed by James Burrows; and ‘Gillian’ in ModRock the Musical. She was bitten by the Parker Arts bug after appearing as ‘Velma’ in Hairspray, earning a 2018 Henry Award nomination.
Julia’s producing credits include Footloose at Parker Arts, Swingeroo, Sister, Swing! at Disney’s California Adventure; Swingin’ on the Sea with The Beverly Belles, aboard Disney Cruise Line; Swing into Christmas and Victory Swingtime with The Beverly Belles at various venues, cruise ships across the world, including opening for Meghan Trainor, Seth MacFarlane, Katharine McPhee; Sounds of the Street on Ellis Island in New York, NY; Black Iris Cirque at Parker Arts, The Cottonwood Club in Denver, CO; Black Iris Collective at various venues across the U.S.; The Mistletones at Macy’s Herald Square Tree Lighting, New York, NY; Santa’s Naughty List at The Schoolhouse Theatre, Parker, CO; and corporate event bands Rockslide and Rocky Mtn. Bluegrass.
ANDREW FISCHER (Music Director)
BRIAN MALLGRAVE (Scenic & Props Designer) made his Give 5 productions debut with Footloose. He serves as Director of Scenic Design at the Arvada Center and holds several local Henry Awards. "Alumnus of the Year" was awarded to him in 2019 by his alma mater, UNO, for his continuing design work in professional theatre. Recent local designs include INTO THE WOODS, SYLVIA, ELF THE MUSICAL, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, THE LIAR, CABARET, and KINKY BOOTS. Other local theatre credits: Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Curious Theatre Company, Aurora Fox, DU Theatre, and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
BRETT MAUGHAN (Lighting Designer)
JESSIE PAGE (Costume Designer)
LARA MAERZ (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back at PACE with Give 5 for ...Margaritaville! Here at PACE, Lara has stage managed Footloose, The Full Monty, Matilda and directed Little Women. Elsewhere in Colorado, Lara has worked with The Catamounts, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, The Edge Theatre, Ovation West and many more. Lara also stage managed the Off Broadway musical Sessions for over 800 performances in NYC. She holds an MFA in stage and production management from UMKC and has joined the faculty at CU Boulder as the production coordinator for the department of theatre and dance. IG: maerzypants
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