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Casting company for "Book of Mormon" to hold Juneau auditions

Posted: April 18, 2013 - 12:05am

A casting company for “The Book Of Mormon” will be coming to Juneau to hold auditions Saturday, April 20, by appointment only.

The company, Jeremy Rich Casting, is looking to build their files for future replacements for three companies (Broadway, 1st National Tour, Jumamosi Tour) for the roles of Arnold Cunningham, Kevin Price and others.

Anyone interested in auditioning for any or all of these companies should submit a picture and resume and any additional materials to jrichcasting@gmail.com by 2 p.m. Friday, April 19. Actors should include the name of their city in the subject line. Submitting these materials does not guarantee an appointment. Actors must be over 18.

The casting director in Juneau is Jeremy Rich. Producers of the show are Anne Garefino and Scott Rudin, directors are Trey Parker and Casey Nicholaw

The Broadway musical, written by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker with Robert Lopez, is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The auditions will be for the following roles.

Arnold Cunningham (Early 20’s-Late 20’s to play 18): Caucasian. Seeking a true character actor. Must be a physical contrast to the other good looking, All-American Mormons. Dweeby, dorky, nerdy, overweight, or all four combined. Arnold is a pathological liar but his heart is in the right place. He is a total screw-up but not for lack of trying, he always wants to do the right thing. Must be fantastic comedic actor who sings well. Tenor. We are also particularly interested in comics who sing.

Kevin Price (Early 20’s-Late 20’s to play 18): Caucasian. All-American. Very handsome. Head of the class, always optimistic. Heroic Mormon. Must be a great comedic actor and a fantastic pop-rock high tenor to a B. Should be at least 5’10” or taller.

Nabalungi (18- Late 20’s to play 20): Black African. Pretty. Takes the hardships of her village very seriously and wants to help her people find a better life. Must have great comic timing. Strong alto. Belt to an E.

Elder Mckinley (early 20’s to late 20’s to play 18): Caucasian. District leader of the Mormon missionaries in Uganda. All- American, wide-eyed and hopeful. Often struggles to cover his flamboyant tendencies and adhere to his Mormon morals. Must be a fantastic comedic actor and great singer. High baritone who can pop out high Bb’s for comedic effect.

Mafala Hatimbi (40’s): Black African. Father of Nabalungi. Has come to accept the hardships in the village where they live but is a discerning community leader and tries to bring joy to their lives. Must be a great comedic actor and singer. Also interested in actors who sing.

Price’s Dad/Mission President/various roles (40’s): Caucasian. All-American good looks and physique. Plays several parts from the perfect picture of a head of a Mormon household, to the stern missionary president, to Joseph Smith, so must have the ability to be transformative. Must be a great comedic actor and good singer. High baritone to an Ab.

General (Late 20’s to Late 30’s): Black African. The general is a warlord in Uganda who is terrorizing the local villagers. A physically threatening and intimidating figure who is a great comedic actor and singer. Baritone to an F.

Female African villagers (late 20’s to late 30’s). Black African. Seeking great comedic actresses with excellent singing voices. Seeking altos, Gospel sopranos and Gospel belters of all physical types.

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