Actors Needed for NYMF Development Reading of 7:32
CORNELIUS “COMMODORE” VANDERBILT
white male, middle-aged – 70s, baritone. A fire-balled robber baron extraordinaire; fancies himself a much younger man than he is. At the end of his life, Cornelius Vanderbilt is making rash decisions and losing touch with reality. Comedic timing a must. AEA or Non-Equity.
African-American male, 30s-50s, tenor/baritone. A hard-working railroad man. Honest, sincere, with an eye towards what’s right.. Non-Equity.
Book and Lyrics by KT Peterson Music by KT Peterson and Cedric D. Lyles
Directed by Laura Braza, produced as part of the 2012 New York Musical Festival Development Readings
Murder! Scandal! Fraud! When the Pacific Express crashed through a poorly built railroad bridge, the questionable practices of the Robber Barons first gripped the public imagination. The tale of America’s original Big Business catastrophe – the Ashtabula Disaster – set to a gospel, folk and bluegrass score.
7:32 was a participating production in Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and won Best Musical (book), was nominated for the National Playwriting Award, and received a fellowship at the Eugene O’Neill Music Theater Conference that same year.
Rehearsals: July 5-9, 10am-6pm
Performances: July 10th at 7pm and 9:30pm & July 12th at 7pm, NYMF Development Reading.
Auditions June 15. To request an appointment, e-mail Casting Director Lexie Pregosin at PregosinCasting@gmail.com with a short cover letter, headshot, and resume and please specify which roles you would like to be considered for.
Please only request an audition if you are fully available for the rehearsal and production dates.
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