Ella Minnow Pea – Equity Principal Auditions

Breaking Bread Theatre Company in association with Third Coast Creative Developmental Lab $1,000/week minimum.

Breaking Bread Co-Artistic Dirs: Joe Calarco and Jen Waldman
Music: Paul Loesel
Book/Lyrics: Scott Burkell
Based on the novel by Mark Dunn
Dir: Joe Calarco
Mus Dir: Dominic Amendum
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

Lab dates: 10/8 – 10/27/12.

Set on the fictitious island of Nollop. The residents of this utopian land are thrown into chaos when tiled letters start tumbling from a revered saying emblazoned in the town square. Taking it as a sign, the local government forbids the use of each letter as it falls. Any infraction is met with harsher and harsher punishment until most of the community has been banished, leaving the few remaining citizens left to save their language from shrinking into prehistoric grunts. It is a whimsical yet powerful tale about the will of a community to support one another under the most trying circumstances.

Seeking strong musical theatre legit singers. All roles are available

Ella Minnow Pea:
18. Very bright, inquisitive, passionate. A tad awkward socially. Contemporary musical theatre belt to Db, with strong mix.

Gwenette Minnow Pea:
Early 40s. Loving mother and wife. Loyal, sweet and caring. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Georgeanne Towgate:
Mid 30s – early 40s. Wolf in sheep’s clothing. Meek and quiet on the outside, with a fierce and passionate fighter just under the surface. Legit soprano to high C, with a strong mix.

Agnes Prather:
Mid 30s. Loyal friend and mother. Slightly nervous. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Eugenia Prather:
Ace 11. Precocious and bright. Wise and extremely capable for her age. Strong belt to C an octave above middle C.

Ruth Greenly / Houston LaGreer:
Two roles (early 40s) for one versatile character actress. Ruth: Loving wife. Houston: Steely leader of the High Island Council. Legit singer with a strong contemporary musical theatre mix.

Marigold McGregor / Others:
Late 20s – mid 30s. Actress in this role also plays Thug in Act 1, sc. 3 and Mimi in Act II. Must be able to move. Good sense of rhythm. Legit singer, with strong contemporary musical theatre mix.

Nate Warren:
20s. American student with a charming Southern accent. Scientist; perhaps a touch nerdy, but still highly attractive. Contemporary musical theatre baritone to Gb.

Otto Minnow Pea:
Early 40s. Devoted father and husband. Kind and gentle, with a dark and reckless streak hidden just below the surface. Legit baritone to E.

Timmy Towgate:
Age 11. A brat. Mouthy and rather simple. A bully. Sings up to C an octave above middle C.

Zach O’Dare / Others:
20s – mid 30s. Actor also plays Thug in Act I, sc. 3. Strong rhythmically. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Peyton Ebert / Others:
20 – late 30s. Actor also plays Thug in Act I, sc. 3, and Percy in Act II. Rhythmically sound. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Shubert Greenly / Others:
30s – 50. Outspoken town leader. Stubborn and opinionated. Actor also plays Tad in Act II and Lyttle in Act II, scs. 8 & 10. Seeking a good character actor. Legit contemporary musical theatre.

Willy Creevy / Others:
20s. Passionate town rebel. Passionate and fierce. Actor also plays Rory in Act I, sc. 8 and Creighton in Act II. Legit tenor.

Casting directors’ statement: “[Actors of] all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to [audition].

Tara Rubin Casting


New York, NY

Response Method(s):
At Audition

Audition Information


Equity Principal Auditions:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1-2.

Actors’ Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
New York City
Notes/What to bring:

Please prepare a brief traditional or contemporary legit musical theatre song – NO POP or ROCK. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

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