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A New Brain
5 March @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Written By: Music and Lyrics William Finn, Book by William Finn and James Lapine
Director/Producer: David Gauci, Davine Productions
Musical Director: Peter Johns
Choreography: Shenayde Wilkinson Sarti
Audition Booking Link: www.davineproductions.com/auditions
Synopsis: A New Brain comes from the Tony Award-winning creators of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, William Finn and James Lapine, with vocal arrangements by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years).
With over 20 songs, 11 cast members and an orchestra of nine, A New Brain is an energetic, sardonic, and comical musical about unforeseen life events reminding us of who we are, what we’re made of, and who we hope to be.
Gordon Schwinn is a neurotic, frustrated composer desperate to write a Broadway Musical. But he has three problems; He is confronted with a life-threatening illness; he’s stuck composing songs for a maniacal children’s TV show character called Mr Bungee and his lover Roger would rather be sailing.
With music inspired by Broadway composers like Sondheim, Bernstein, Porter, Rogers and Hart and a story based on the real life of its composer William Finn and his close call with destiny, A New Brain is a love letter to the healing power of heart and music.
Roles: 11 cast members and covers (Gender undefined)
Gordon Michael Schwinn – Tenor G2-G4, Stage Age: 30-40. Aspiring stage composer. Vulnerable, sarcastic. Ability to play the piano is desired but not required – if you play, please bring a short piece to play that highlights your level of skill.
Rhoda, Soprano A3-E5, Stage Age: 30-40. Gordon’s business manager and best friend.
Richard (The Nurse), Baritone G2-G4, Stage Age: 30-50. Kind, compassionate, slightly neurotic nurse.
Waitress/Nancy D (the ‘Thin’ Nurse), Soprano A3-G5, Stage Age: 20-40. Waitress is overbearing and overzealous. Nancy D. is a thin, cruel nurse. Ability to roller skate may be an advantage/requested.
Jafar Berensteiner, Baritone G2-E4, Stage age: 30-50. Unsympathetic, egotistical doctor.
The Minister, Tenor C3-A4, Stage age: 30-50. Hospital chaplain.
Roger Delli-Bovi, Baritone A2-G4, Stage age: 30-40. Gordon’s charming and affectionate partner.
Mimi Schwinn, Mezzo, F#3-C#5 (with a stage belt), Stage age: 50-65. Gordon’s loving and slightly unstable mother.
Production Website/ More Information At: www.davineproductions.com/auditions
Other Information: Performances: 12 October – 21 October at The Star Theatres, Theatre One.
Auditions at The Star Theatres (Rear studio, down driveway) – 145 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Hilton
Please visit Davine Productions web site for more information and to book your audition.
Audition Contact Name: David Gauci
Audition Contact Email: email@example.com