Florida Studio Theatre
Richard Hopkins, Producing Artistic Director James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator
Music and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman,
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Begins rehearsal – October 15, 2018
Opens – November 9, 2018
Closes – January 20, 2019
Director – Jason Cannon
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 submit.
Submissions from AEA members for various roles. See breakdown.
The uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by—you guessed it—eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way. Gentleman’s Guide will have you dying with laughter.
Montague “Monty” Navarro – Mid 20s – 30s. Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A.
Sibella Hallward – 20s – mid 30s. Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Strong mover. Character mezzo, low F# to high A, belting not required.
Phoebe D’Ysquith – Early 20s – early 30s. Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue, though. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom.
The D’Ysquith Family – played by one actor. 30s – mid 50s. Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic “English types”).
Asquith D’Ysquith, Jr. – a dandy.
Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith – Eighth Earl of Highhurst Reverend Lord Ezekiel D’Ysquith – a clergyman Lord Adlabert D’Ysquith, Sr. – an elderly banker Henry D’Ysquith – a country squire
Major Lord Bartholomew D’Ysquith – a bodybuilder Lady Hyacinth D’Ysquith – a benefactress
Lady Salome D’Ysquith Pumphrey – an actress Chauncey D’Ysquith - a janitor
NOTE – We are seeking a multi-cultural cast for this show. Any role can be played by an actor of any racial background or ethnicity. Please submit accordingly.
For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP (by 7/20) to James Ashford Casting & Hiring Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC appointments to be held July 23rd.