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CALLBACKS are the evening of Thursday, September 19th, 2019 @ Winter Opera St. Louis.
This production runs for 13 performances from July 4, 2020 - July 26, 2020 @ the .ZACK. Rehearsals are estimated to begin June 1.
Please prepare 16-32 bars of classic or contemporary musical theatre.
Seeking a diverse ensemble of non-equity singer-actors of all ages. While many characters represent historical figures, our vision for this cast requires performers that visually represent our local community, not necessarily the real people being portrayed. Many named roles will also be expected to double in the chorus. Cast will receive a stipend.
CHARACTERS TO BE PORTRAYED
PROPRIETOR: An emcee/hypeperson type. Are you ready? I can't hear you! Provides the assassins and would-be assassins with weapons and encouragement in their endeavors.
BALLADEER: An everyday contemporary American. Examines and describes the situations and perspectives of presidential assassins. A participatory narrator.
JOHN WILKES BOOTH: Assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865. Ringleader to the gang of assassins and would-be assassins.
CHARLES GUITEAU: Assassinated President James Garfield, July 2, 1881.
LEON CZOLGOSZ: Assassinated President William McKinley, September 6, 1901.
LEE HARVEY OSWALD: Assassinated President John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963.
GIUSEPPE ZANGARA: Attempted to assassinate President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt, February 15, 1933.
SAMUEL BYCK: Attempted to assassinate President Richard Nixon, February 22, 1974.
LYNETTE “SQUEAKY” FROMME: Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, September 5, 1975.
SARA JANE MOORE: Attempted to assassinate President Gerald Ford, September 22, 1975
JOHN HINCKLEY: Attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, March 30, 1981
EMMA GOLDMAN: Political activist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, anarchist and feminist. DAVID HEROLD: Aided John Wilkes Booth in his escape attempt after shooting Lincoln.
BILLY: Sara Jane Moore's nine-year-old son
VARIOUS PRESIDENTS, BYSTANDERS, and other AMERICANS