Once Upon a Mattress Auditions
January 6 - January 7
Gallery Players announces auditions for the upcoming AEA showcase (approval pending) production of Once Upon a Mattress; Music by Mary Rodgers; Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer; Lyrics by Marshall Barer.
This will be a feminist, queer interpretation of the musical wherein we are entirely loyal to the text while creating a fairytale fantasia where love is love, the gender binary is deconstructed, and the world is as diverse as our own.
Director Barrie Gelles; Producer Justine McLaughlin / Gallery Players; Music Director Sobina (Yi-Hsuan) Chi; Choreographer Barrie Gelles
Rehearsals begin Friday, January 18, evenings and weekends (possibly some weekdays depending on actor availability). Performances February 22 through March 17: Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3pm. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances at the Gallery Players, 199 14th Street, Brooklyn.
Open call auditions for all characters will be on Sunday, January 6 from 12-4pm and Monday, January 7 from 7-10pm. Sign-in will open half an hour before each audition and sign-in will close thirty minutes before the end of each audition. AEA priority. No submissions necessary for open calls, just show up. Callbacks will be on Saturday, January 12 from 4-9pm.
Actors should bring 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Bring sheet music in the correct key, no lead sheets. Dance auditions will take place at callbacks.
Seeking 18-20 Cast Members. All roles are open to all actors. We are looking to audition Arab, Asian, Black, Latino/a/x, Multi-Racial, Native, Pacific Islander, and White; Female-Identifying, Male-Identifying, and Gender-Non-Conforming performers of all abilities, for all roles.