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The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and New Paradigm Theatre (NPT) are co-producing the concert version of “Carousel” on the dates below!

Five days of rehearsal. One show.

 
Background: NPT and NSO have co-produced West Side Story (2019) and South Pacific (2020) with star and local performers. For each show we also partner with a social justice nonprofit that reflects the theme of our show. For instance, West Side Story we brought attention and funding for Building One Community (B1C) and immigration services. 


Please read the instructions for submissions below. Any submission missing materials will not be viewed. 


Below are the details for submissions:
Auditions:  

NYC:  Friday, October 21, 2022 from 11:00am-4:00pm at Spectra Music Studios, 356 W 40th Street at 9th Avenue on the 4th floor.  By appt only.  You must first submit materials and video. 

Norwalk, CT: Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 2:00- 6:00pm in the Mary McCarthy Room at Norwalk City Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. By appt only. You must first submit materials and video. 


Production Dates:  Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 7:30pm (Snow Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 7:30pm) 


Rehearsals: February 6-10, 2023.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION: Your submission will only be viewed if you have followed these instructions.
 Please submit headshot and resume as attached files.  
 Put in the subject line the role or roles in which you are interested. Or indicate ensemble.  
 Include a video of the specific material from the file below for any role you would like to be considered.  
 Please submit it by October 2, 2022 to this email (as a YouTube link or Vimeo): 
to nptcarousel23@gmail.com. 
 Please be sure to have accompaniment and do not sing acapella. 


We will set up live auditions based on submission for leading roles. All ensemble roles are video submissions only. 

LINK for auditions material:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sSXIXgtSWaOoEoVupiFbY2tnDsx5_JBe?usp=sharing
Send to NPTCarousel23@gmail.com.  We will also accept video submissions for people who can’t be at the live auditions up until Oct 19th. 


***Ensemble roles will be viewed by video submission only. Record it in “landscape” mode.


ROLES: These roles are by appointment only in both NY and CT.  You must submit your materials first (headshot and resume) and video (see instructions above).  Send to NPTCarousel23@gmail.com. Write in the subject line the role(s) in which you are interested.  Specify if you are interested in a NY or CT audition (according to the dates above).  Only four roles are being seen in NY. Check it out specifically.


If you are not given a time slot you can still submit a video audition of the material from our show in the Google file: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sSXIXgtSWaOoEoVupiFbY2tnDsx5_JBe?usp=sharing.  

Please do not submit any other material. 


BILLY BIGELOW:  $800 for the five days of rehearsals and one show. Plus round trip travel on Metro North from NY to CT. Plus 10% agent fee. Housing provided. 

Description: Handsome, cocky, charismatic barker for Mullin’s Carousel. Proud, troubled, hard-headed, torn between right and wrong. In love with Julie Jordan.
Must be a strong singer and a strong actor. Baritone. All ethnicities. 


JULIE JORDAN: $800 for the five days of rehearsals and one show. Plus round trip travel on Metro North from NY to CT. Plus 10% agent fee. Housing provided.  

Description: Quiet, naïve mill worker who falls in love with
Billy Bigelow. Julie has an inner strength and maturity in the second act as the mother of fifteen-year-old Louise. Must be a strong singer and a strong actor.  All ethnicities. 


CARRIE PIPPERIDGE: $700 for the five days of rehearsals and one show. Plus one full week travel on Metro North from NY to CT. Plus 10% agent fee. Description: Lively, funny friend and coworker of Julie Jordan. In love with Enoch Snow, Carrie offers a light-hearted balance to Julie’s seriousness. Must be a strong singer and
strong actor.  All ethnicities.


ENOCH SNOW: $700 for the five days of rehearsals and one show. Plus one full week travel on Metro North from NY to CT. Plus 10% agent fee. Description: A bumbling, adorably shy fisherman with big plans for the future. A successful and somewhat pompous business owner in the second act. Must be a strong singer and
strong actor. Tenor. 


NETTIE FOWLER: This role has been cast


JIGGER CRAIGIN:  $500.

Description: The dangerous, menacing seaman friend of Billy’s who ultimately leadsBilly astray. A con man with a bit of humor and an eye for Carrie Pipperidge. Must be a good singer and a strong actor. Seeking only local actors for this role. 


MRS MULLINS:  $500.

Description: Middle-aged widow and owner of the carousel. Jealously in love with Billy.This role may double with the ensemble. Seeking only local actors for this role.


NARRATOR/MR. BASCOMB/STARKEEPER/DR.SELDON:  $500. Description: A heavenly figure. Dr. Seldon is the earthy version of the Starkeeper. This role may double with the ensemble. Seeking only local actors for this role.  


LOUISE: (Local). This is a major dancing role. Louise dances the entire ballet in the second act. A non-singing role that requires acting ability. Seeking only local actors for this role. 


Enoch Snow, Jr.: (Local). The son of Enoch and Carrie, he appears in the second act. He likes Louise (Julie & Billy’s daughter) but thinks she is beneath his station. This role will double with the ensemble.


Ensemble: (Local Adults and Youth). All types and vocal ranges. Ensemble members will play townspeople, including the girls from the mill, seafaring men, policemen, ship captain, principal, etc.