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Auditions for Nine


Audition for the first production of the Phoenicia Playhouse's 2017-18 season! The show runs October 13th-28th 2017 on Friday evenings, Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons. The musical Nine is based on Fellini's film 8 1/2, about an Italian film director plagued by a creative block and a web of romantic difficulties.

Prepare a song from the show, or if you prefer not to sing from Nine, prepare 16-32 bars of a contemporary musical theater selection. An accompanist will be provided. Please no a cappella or tracks.

Bring your personal schedule and be prepared to list all conflicts. Rehearsal dates and times will be provided at the audition; generally they take place on evenings and weekends.

Contact the director Tori McCarthy: vgracemccarthy AT gmail.com with any questions.

Auditions are at the Phoenicia Playhouse on: 

  • Saturday, August 12 from 10am-2pm
  • Sunday August 13 from 12-2pm
  • Callbacks: Monday, August 14 from 6-9pm
  • Callbacks: Wednesday, August 16 from 6-9pm

All roles are open. The cast:

Guido Contini, film director (Baritone - playing age 30-50): Italian Film Director, married to Luisa, lover to Carla and many in the past. He is torn apart mentally by his career, home and life. 

Little Guido, Contini as a child (playing age 9-11): Guido as a child as well as the inner voice for Guido.  

Luisa Contini, his wife (Mezzo/Belt - playing age 25-45): Guido’s Wife. She is fed up with Guido’s philandering and inattention and is considering a divorce.

Carla Albanese, his mistress (Soprano/Mezzo playing age 25-30): Guido’s mistress. A blast from the past who continuously shows up at inopportune moments in Guido’s life. She is married but will leave her husband for Guido, if only he will get a divorce as well. Luisa knows about her.

Claudia Nardi, his protégée (Soprano/Mezzo playing age: 25-50 Mezzo): Guido’s protégé, an actress who he wants to cast next film. She has a romantic history with Guido as well.

Guido's Mother (playing age 50-70): She is dead, but appears to Guido and offers him guidance as well as in flashbacks. 

Liliane La Fleur, his producer (Mezzo) or Maurice La Fleur (Tenor): Guido’s producer and former star of the famous Folies Bergeres. She/He wants his next film to be a musical.

Lina Darling (Mezzo) or Leo Darling (Tenor): La Fleur’s accomplice.

Stephanie Necrophorus (Soprano) or Stephan Necrophorus (Tenor): Writer who helps Guido with his movie. She is also a film critic who has been particularly hard on Guido’s films in the past.

Our Lady of the Spa (Soprano): Works at the Fontane Di Luna Spa

Mama Maddelena (Soprano): Chief of the Chambermaids in the Fontane Di Luna Spa.

Sarraghina, a prostitute (Mezzo/Belt): A prostitute Guido visits as a child to learn about love and women. The experience has a profound influence on his life.

Guido's three Schoolmates (playing age 9) 

A Nun (Soprano) 

His Italian Admirers: Diana, Maria, Francesca/Francesco, Annabella, Giulietta/Guilo, Renata/Renalto, Gondolier: His German Admirers

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