lochness1World Premiere

Loch Ness, a new musical

LYRICS AND BOOK by A.D. Penedo
MUSIC AND BOOK by Marshall Pailet
DIRECTED by Marshall Pailet

 

Open Call Auditions
Sun, November 9 at 6pm and Monday, November 10 at 7pm

If you’d like to skip the open call and schedule an audition appointment, then send your headshot and resume to casting@chancetheater.com by November 7.

 

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Prepare: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song. If there is time, you may be asked for a contrasting song, monologue or to read from sides.

Bring: Headshot, resume and sheet music. Accompanist will be provided.

Rehearsals: Begin December 15. Weekday evenings and weekends. There will be time off for the Christmas and New Years holidays

Performances: January 30 – March 8, 2015, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm; Sun 2pm.

Pay Rate: $100 per performance week.

Synopsis: Chances are, you’ve heard of the Loch Ness Monster. But have you met the lady herself? In this whimsical new musical co-written by Marshall Pailet and newcomer A.D. Penedo, a scientist’s young daughter discovers herself — and a small, magical, and very reptilian creature — on the waters of the Scottish Highlands. Developed through our OTR reading series, Loch Ness is equal parts cheeky comedy, heart-warming family drama, and uplifting musical journey.

 

Character Breakdown:

Haley Westerbrook:
(Female, 13-25 to play 11) Our hero. Wry, rebellious and deeply discontented. Strong comedic timing. English accent. Must have powerful mid range and legit Soprano.

Dr. Thomas Westerbrook:
(Male, 40’s) Research scientist aboard his ship, the Annabel. A struggling, ambitious father dealing with the loss of his wife two years back. English accent. Baritone.

Leana Callaghan:
(Female, 30’s) Our villain. A recent heiress obsessed with finding the Loch Ness Monster. Quirky, character actress. Strong comedic timing. Thick Scottish accent. Strong belt.

Nessie:
(3,000’s) The Loch Ness Monster. Kind of an accidental goof ball – not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Strong comedic timing. Thick Scottish accent. Will be involved in puppetry. Alto/Mezzo.

CJ:
(Non-white male, 20’s-30’s) Captain of the Annabel. A mercenary, wry wit, skeptical. Good comedic timing, very good mover – a true song-and-dance man. Will be involved in puppetry. Bari-tenor with falsetto.

Pierre:
(Male, 20’s) Technician aboard the Annabel. Very strong comedic timing. Thick French accent. Will be involved in puppetry. Tenor.

Eclair:
(Female, 20’s) Technician aboard the Annabel. Very strong comedic timing. Thick French accent. Will be involved in puppetry. Alto.

Balladeer:
(Female, 20’s – 30’s) Strong presence and an enchanting voice. Also to play Ensemble. Scottish accent. Will be involved in puppetry. Legit Alto/Soprano.

Angus Ogilvie:
(Male, 20’s – 40’s) Callaghan’s assistant. Strong comic actor. Thick Scottish accent. Also to play Ensemble. Will be involved in puppetry. Tenor or Baritone.

Pub Patron:
(Male, 20’s – 50’s) A really drunk Scottish guy. Comic actor. Thick Scottish accent. Also to play Ensemble. Will be involved in puppetry. Baritone.