TheatreSquared is putting a band together.
The local theatre company is now casting for its upcoming production of the Tony Award-winning British comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors, and they’re looking for area musicians to fill the important roles in a “Beatles-esque” rock band for the show.
Local musician Mark Summerlin, who has worked as music director for national acts such as Seal, Demi Lovado, and others, is handling the casting of the band. Summerlin is seeking multi-instrumentalists who are comfortable singing harmony, he said.
The show runs from Aug. 28 through Sept. 21, and rehearsals are set to begin in early August.
More about what Summerlin is looking for in the cast is below.
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One Man, Two Guvnors character descriptions
Musician 1 – Lead Singer
Man, early 20s – early 30s. Charismatic front man. Excellent singer/performer/musician/MD. Singing range: High baritone, low A to top Bb, with higher falsetto notes. Singing style: Lonnie Donegan to John Lennon. Skiffle meets Beatles meets variety. Instruments: Rhythm acoustic guitar, rhythm electric guitar, keyboards, accordion, harmonicas (chromatic and diatonic), claves. Singing, guitar and keyboards are the important skills. Accordion and harmonica can be taught.
Musician 2 – Lead Guitar / Backup Vocals / Banjo
Man, early 20s – early 30s. Excellent guitarist with good country/blues licks, as well early Beatles/Kinks rock and a little light jazz comping. Tenor singing voice – range up to top A, with higher falsetto notes. Banjo is only one song, and can be learned by a good guitarist.
Musician 3 – Upright Bass / Electric Bass / Backup Vocals
Man, early 20s – early 30s. Excellent upright and electric bass player, comfortable with skiffle and jazz as well as early Beatles/Kinks rock. Singing range: Baritone up to E.
Musician 4 Drums / Washboard / Spoons
Man, early 20s – early 30s. Excellent and versatile player, comfortable with early 60s rock/pop as well as light jazz and skiffle washboard.