Book by Elizabeth Diggs
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Producer: City of Rancho Cucamonga/ MainStreet Theatre Company/ Murry Hepner
Director: Casey Stangl
Musical Director: Janice Rodgers Wainwright
Circus Consultant/Director: Rob Mermin
EQUITY TYA CONTRACT
EQUITY EPA's will be held on
Monday, January 25, 2016
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Equity Monitor will arrive at 2:00 pm
*Please prepare 16 bars of a song that shows your range! Time permitting, you may be asked for a second choice, or to read a short piece from the play.
Auditions by appointment only will be held on
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center.
** If you wish to be considered for an appointment, we prefer that you access our audition information on Actors Access/Breakdown Express and submit through that system.
If you can't access Actors Access you may mail your picture/resume to:
Victoria Gardens Cultural Center
Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Email your resume and LOW-RES picture to MainStreetTheatreCompany@cityofrc.us.
All Actors in this production will be signed to an Equity Contract. If you are non-union, you are welcome to attend our Open Call, but we do not anticipate giving our appointment slots to non-union performers unless they have exceptional circus skills.
***Call backs will be held on Saturday, Thursday, February 4th in Rancho Cucamonga in the afternoon
1st Rehearsal: March 29, 2016
1st Performance: April 18, 2016
Final Performance: May 8, 2016
About the Play
MainStreet is thrilled to be producing this BRAND NEW VERSION of the family musical about the unusual friendship between a strong-willed girl and a tightrope walker who’s lost his nerve. Based on the Caldecott Award Winning Picture Book by Emily Arnold McCully, Mirette is a story that celebrates both the joys and the struggles of being a performing artist. The musical is the last collaboration of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, best known as the creators of The Fantasticks. Playwright Elizabeth Diggs has revised her original two-act book for the musical into a 60 minute version suitable for Young Audiences.
Set in 1890s Paris, Mirette tells of the most unusual friendship between a strong-willed ten year-old girl and a jaded tightrope walker. Young Mirette is delighted when she discovers her mother's grumpy new boarder is none other than the Great Bellini, whose glorious tightrope-walking days were cut short when he lost his nerve. Demonstrating an innate talent for balancing, she convinces the reluctant Bellini - against her mother's wishes - to teach her his craft. But when Bellini, determined not to disappoint the girl, stages a comeback performance only to find himself paralyzed with fear, it is Mirette who must climb the wire and help him regain his courage.
Our 9-show week includes morning weekday performances as well as weekend matinees for the public. We are looking for a diverse group of actor/singers – some of whom need circus skills!
AEA Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
» Click here for a complete listing of character descriptions (PDF Format)