Capital Repertory Theatre Schedules EPA Auditions for 2019-2020 Season

Capital Repertory Theatre will hold its local EPAs for the 2019-2020 season on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207.

Equity rules mandate that union actors are seen first, but we will do our best to accommodate all actors in an efficient way.

As a reminder, Equity actors do not require appointments. Please bring your Equity Membership Card.

Non-pro actors must submit current headshot and resume to to be considered for auditions. Selected non-pro actors will receive an email with a 1 hour time slot in which they may be seen.

Salary: LORT minimum $696/week (goes up to $717/week on 2/16/20) + P&H

Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director (in attendance) Margaret E. Hall, Assistant Artistic Director (in attendance)

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming season.
PSM And ASM positions are filled. SM/ASMs may submit for future consideration (see separate notice on casting call for info)

Capital Repertory Theatre 2019-20 Season
Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Producing Artistic Director (in attendance) Margaret E. Hall, Assistant Artistic Director (in attendance)
Capital Rep is a 300-seat, LORT D theatre, operating since 1981 in Downtown Albany, NY. The 2019-20 season starts in 6/19 and runs through 8/20.
Salary: LORT minimum $696/week (goes up to $717/week on 2/16/20) + P&H
OTHER: Capital Rep encourages actors of all ethnicities, generations and sexual identities to audition for all parts.
Stage Manager info: PSM And ASM positions are filled. SM/ASMs only may submit resumes to: for future consideration


Book by Terrence McNally, Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Reh starts 6/11, previews 7/5-7, opens 7/9, closes 8/11
Directed by: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Chor: Freddy Ramirez, Musical Dir: Josh D. Smith

Synopsis: While spying on their wives at a “Girls? Night Out” trip to a male strip club, a group of unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with a bold way to make some quick cash by stripping. Based on the cult film of the same name, this ten-time Tony Award nominee is filled with heart.
NOTE: there is very brief full nudity in the show. All actors need to be comfortable with their bodies to be in various states of undress.
NOTE: Roles of Vicki, Jerry and Harold are cast. Role of Nathan will be cast with a local teen actor.
Seeking principals:
(3) Females:
Georgie – 30s-40s, warm, down to earth, Dave?s wife, sassy spitfire, supportive wife, loving, high alto/mezzo belter
Jeanette – 40-50+ – piano player, seen it all, been there, done it. Showbiz running through her blood, you can?t shock her but she?ll shock you, as she says what?s really on her mind. Comic. Low alto belter. (actor does not have to actually play piano)
Pam – 30s-40s – Jerry’s estranged wife, a realist, wrestles with her feelings about Jerry. Loves him, but has learned to be disappointed. Alto w/belt.

(4) Males
Note: Moderate dance skills required for all male principals
Dave – 30s-40s unemployed steel work, lovable, good natured soul with body weight and self-esteem issues. Must be comfortable with your belly to proudly wield it with all its pride and glory. Lyric tenor with falsetto
Malcolm – 25-30s – shy, awkward, friends are worried about his mental state, he transforms from desperately lonely to deeply loving. High tenor with smooth falsetto.
Ethan – 25-30s ? optimistic, energetic, farm boy handsome, well-built, athletic; he?s not a great dancer, but he?ll try anything?High baritone/tenor
Noah “Horse” T. Simmons – 50s -retired African American steel worker, gentle demeanor, excellent mover with great deadpan comic timing, Baritone/Tenor



Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Reh starts 9/3, previews 9/27-29, opens 10/1, closes 10/20
Directed by: Megan Sandburg-Zakian
Synopsis: Kenneth Lonergan’s dramedy. Jeff, a luckless, but likable 20-something security guard is drawn into a local murder investigation involving Bill, his tightly wound Black supervisor, who has been called upon to bear false witness to protect his troubled brother. When Jeff decides to reveal a big secret about the crime to his secret crush, all hell breaks loose when she decides to tell her unscrupulous macho-cop partner. The play echoes contemporary issues of “Me too,” and impact of racial prejudice.

Dawn- 20?s, White, Rookie cop. Tough. Vulnerable, guarded. Smart.

Jeff- late 20s, White. Uniformed security guard. Talkative and curious. Somehow both anxious and relaxed, tranquil and uncomfortable.
William-late 20s-30s – Black. Serious. Responsible, intense, ambitious.
Bill- 30s – White. A policeman, Charming, arrogant, pathological. Aggressive and performative, with his warmth as well as his rage.



Adapted by WVR Repoley from the motion picture by Frank Capra
Reh start 10/29, previews 11/22-24, opens 11/26, closes 12/22
Directed by: Margaret E. Hall
Synopsis: George Bailey and all the residents of Bedford Falls, as you’ve never seen – or heard — them before. Based on the classic Frank Capra film, the story comes to life as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all the memorable Bedford Falls characters, accompanied by sound effects and music created live on stage.

NOTE: Actors who play instruments a plus (esp. guitar, mandolin, ukulele, violin)
(2) males
LEE WRIGHT – late 20’s-30’s; A charismatic go-getter always full of energy. The resident Foley artist for the station, and a true artist of the craft, he is also very good with voices and dreams of being an on-air actor. He is in love with Evelyn. Plays: Joseph, George, Harry and Martini for the broadcast.
MAYS – mid-30’s-40’s; Long-time character actor and well-known to the WVL Listeners. In a secret relationship with Kitty and scared to let anyone know about it. Very good with voices and vocal Foley sounds. Plays: Franklin, Clarence, Gower, Bailey, Potter, Billy, Bert, Sam, Man, Mrs. Hatch, Tom, Pete, Tommy, Nick and Sherriff for the broadcast.

(2) females:
EVELYN REED – mid-20’s to 30’s; Appears to be a bit meek and thus fits in well as the station?s secretary and general domestic support crew. Has a bit of theatre in her background and when handed the challenge, steps up to the plate and proves she?s got what it takes to be an on-air actor. Plays: Mary, Carter, Owner and Cop for the broadcast.
KITTY DAYLE – 30’s-40’s; Character actor with a lot of talent and strong feminine wiles. In a secret relationship with Mays and completely fed up with the secrecy. Very good with voices. Plays: Violet, Ernie, Mrs. Bailey, Dr. Campbell, Tilly, Ruth, Maria, Mrs. Randall, Mrs. Thompson, Teller, Janie, Zuzu and Driver for the broadcast.


YOUR BEST ONE (East Coast Premiere)

Written by Meridith Friedman
Reh starts 12/17, off 12/24-26 and 1/1, previews 1/17-19, opens 1/21, closes 2/9/2020
Directed by: Gordon Greenberg
Synopsis: Richard and David had it all: great jobs, a great Manhattan apartment and a great relationship. It seemed a natural thing to adopt a child to share their good fortune, right? Whoops! Rewind! Richard’s fear of commitment reared its head and out he walked. Now, eight years later, a crisis brings him back, to be forgiven, to be useful, to be family.
Note: The role of David is cast. The role of Josh will be cast with a local teen.

Richard: mid-late 50’s. Not a cold man, but his default is not a smile. Physically fit, handsome and naturally magnetic. He’s never had to make much of an effort?until now. Logical. Problems are to be solved. Dry sarcasm. Age is softening him. He has always loved David, and still does.
Oscar: late 80’s. Richard and Laura?s father. Physical ailments have destroyed his body. Still, he manages to be imposing. Most often found complaining. But, like Richard, age has softened him?a bit. Oscar and David have a connection of the beloved father-in-law/son-in-law – even though David and Richard never married.

Laura: late 40’s. Richard’s younger sister and Oscar’s daughter. Refreshingly, or maddeningly, unfiltered depending on whom it is she is talking too. The last one to leave the party. Laura is more “hip” than Richard, she has a Facebook page and knows how to use it. She and David also have a loving connection.


THE IRISH: And How They Got That Way

By Frank McCourt, with the music of Ireland
Reh starts 2/11/20, previews 3/6-8, opens 3/10, closes 4/5/2020
Directed by: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Chor: Freddy Ramirez, Musical Dir: Josh D. Smith
A rollicking, roller coaster of a ride, compiled by Frank McCourt (Angela’s Ashes), who brings his wit, trademark bitter and boundless love of his people to this revue about all things Irish. This show delivers what it promises: stirring blarney, a bit of hokum, genuine heartache and much joy. Set in McCourt’s Pub, complete with a working bar, the narration weaves a buoyant blend of traditional songs, show tunes and pop ? from “Danny Boy?” to George M. Cohan to U2.

Ensemble of 5 actor/storyteller/musicians. Seeking versatile actor/musicians who sing, dance a bit and move well, all with verbal dexterity. All have Irish accents. Instruments (advanced level playing skill): Fiddle, Flute/piccolo player/whistle player, Guitar/Banjo/Mandolin, Percussionist/bodhran, cajon, bells, tambourine, hand drum

(3) Men:
2 tenors, 1 baritone – ages 20s-50s

(2) Women:
1 soprano/1 mezzo/alto – ages 20s-50s



Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner
Based on the Touchstone Pictures Motion Picture, Sister Act, written by Joseph Howard
Reh starts 6/16/2020, previews 7/10-12, opens 7/14, closes 8/16/2020
Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill, Chor. Freddy Ramirez, Musical Dir: Josh D. Smith

Synopsis: When lounge singer, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be found: a convent. Disguised as a nun, the Vegas diva finds herself at odds with a starched Mother Superior, but using her dance moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the community – and herself as well. Filled with rock, pop and powerful gospel music.

Seeking principals:
(5) Females
Delores Van Cartier – late 20s-30s, Black, sassy, brassy, fun, disco diva with a big heart, capable of transforming, as she discovers all that she can be. Big soprano belt.
Mother Superior – 50-60s – White. On the surface, stiff, disciplined, prudish, but is transformed through music and Delores’ tenacity. Mezzo soprano, legit and belt.
Mary Roberts – 20s – White. shy, wallflower, soft-spoken, finds her voice through the music and spirit that Delores brings to the convent. Big voice, high soprano belt
Mary Patrick – 30s-50s, a large women in every way, happy, joyful, very excitable, one might say, pathologically perky. Soprano
Mary Lazarus – 60s – deadpan, hilarious, wise-cracking, former choir leader. Alto.

(6) Males
Curtis Jackson – 40s – Black. Intimidating. Tough guy, gangster. He means business. He’ll stop at nothing to find Delores. Tenor/high Ab, sings “When I Get My Baby.”
Joey – 20s-30s – White. Not so smart, body guard, a ?bouncer? type: strong build, sings ala Bee-Gees/4 Seasons with Pablo and TJ. Tenor/falsetto.
Pablo – 20s – only speaks in Spanish – completely Vegas, Sings like the BeeGees/4 Seasons with Joey and TJ, Must speak Spanish. Tenor/very high falsetto.
TJ ? 20s-30s – Black. Flashy, beefy, guy you want on your side. Sings like the Bee Gees/4 Seasons with Pablo and Joey. Tenor/falsetto
Eddie Souther – 30s – Black. Desk Chief cop, shy, nicknamed ?sweaty Eddy,? nervous under pressure, not confident with women. We care about him and want him to get together with his longtime crush, Delores. Tenor/high B.
Monsignor O’Hara – 60s – Appears to be traditional, disapproving of all-things outside the rules and regulations of the church, but transforms with the music and Delores? persuasive energy. High baritone.

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