First Impressions Theatre is producing and casting the musical, “Funny Girl”

The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress, and comedian Fanny Brice, featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

Performance dates: February 13 to March 7, 2020

Casting with:

Director: Claude A. Giroux

Music Director: Gordon Roberts

Assistant Director: Sabrielle McCurdy-Foreman

Auditions:

In Vancouver

Sunday, September 29th, 1-5pm — Carousel Theatre Studio B at 1411 Cartwright Street on Granville Island.

In Deep Cove

Monday September 30th 6-9pm — Deep Cove Cultural Centre, 4360 Gallant Avenue in North Vancouver. Call Backs TBD…

 

Casting:

Nick Arnstein (Lead): Male, 30–59

bari-tenor, suave gambler, can lose or make a fortune without ever losing his cool.

 

Mrs. Brice (Supporting): Female, 40+

mezzo, Fanny’s sharp-tongued mother, sympathetic and supportive.

 

Eddie Ryan (Supporting): Male, 18+

Bari-tenor, theatre choreographer, lives to dance, Fanny’s friend who is secretly in love with her, ability to tap.

 

Mrs. Strakosh (Supporting): Female, 40+

mezzo, Mrs. Brice’s friend and neighbour, strident, nosy.

 

Ensemble: 8–10 very busy featured singing and dancing actors all with multiple featured singing and speaking parts.

 

What to prepare:

1 up-tempo Broadway song (1 minute or so) 1 comedic Monologue (1 minute or so) Come prepared to move and play 😊

 

If you have a headshot and resume, great, if you don’t, it’s all good, we still want to meet as many cool folks as we can. Open to all genders and ethnicities. Non-equity.

 

Please send email to TheatreCat@telus.net to schedule an appointment. Let us know whether you prefer to audition in Vancouver on Sunday, September 29 (between 1:00pm and 5:00pm), or in Deep Cove on Monday, September 30 (between 6:00pm and 9:00pm). We will do our best to accommodate your preferred time.

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