February 18, 2014

Auditions for "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" at Chino Community Theatre

Written by  Chino Community Theatre
Auditions for "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" at Chino Community Theatre Chino Community Theatre

Chino Community Theatre announces auditions for the outrageous musical comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, directed and choreographed by Frankie Marrone and musically directed by Joshua Himes.

Audition Dates: Sunday, February 23 at 10 am and Monday, February 24 at 7pm.

Callbacks will be on Monday, February 24 by invitation only.

Please prepare a 16 – 32 bar cut of a Contemporary Musical Theatre selection. Accompaniment will be provided. There will be no dancing at auditions. Those called back will be asked to dance then. Rehearsals will generally be Monday through Thursday evenings, with some possible weekend rehearsals. Performance dates are April 25 – May 17 (Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm).

Cast Breakdown:

Pepa. 30 – 40. A working actress. Warm, funny, sardonic, down to earth, emotional, motherly and naturally sexy (i.e. not working it). Power Belter

Ivan. 35 – 50. Handsome and smooth. Pretty much a haircut and a voice, it would be possible to mistake him for a bounder, but the truth is he falls in love with every woman he meets. Baritone

Lucia. 35 – 50. Ivan’s ex-wife. She has just been released from a mental institution after 20 years, but she is still mad. Both comic and scary and mysterious with a heartbreaking vulnerability underneath it all. Strong Mezzo

Carlos. 18 – 25. Ivan’s son. Shy and studious looking, handsome behind his glasses. Struggling to break out of his shell, he sometimes speaks with a slight stutter, particularly when under stress. Tenor to an A Marisa.

18 – 25. Carlos’ fiancée. Very matter-of-fact and no-nonsense. Firmly holding on to her virginity, but with a smolder that will eventually emerge. DANCING A PLUS. Mezzo

Candela. 25 – 35. Pepa’s best friend. A working model. Very pretty with a small town innocence underneath her cosmopolitan sexiness. Belter

Paulina. 30 – 40. A Lawyer, a 1987 feminist. Despite her cold demeanor, we must believe she can be swept off her feet. Mezzo/Belter

Taxi Driver. Ageless. Very off-center, very talkative and big hearted. He takes on the problems of any of his passengers. He is the spirit and energy of Madrid. Bari-tenor

Pepa’s Concierge. Ageless. Religious. Pious. A little loopy. Mezzo

The show features a small ensemble of various ages and types. They play many characters in the 48 hours in which the play takes place. Must sing. Dancing a plus but not necessary.

Any questions please email production coordinator Chris Diehl: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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