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Black Button Eyes Productions

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Non-Equity Audition
Pay: Stipend

Black Button Eyes Productions is requesting submissions for adult non-Equity actor/singers of all races, gender identities, and 18+ ages with excellent voices for this Chicago Premiere musical by Jonathan Christiansen, adapted from the life of Edgar Allan Poe. A troupe of seven actors portray Poe and other figures from his life and stories in a dark, supernatural and occasionally comedic take on the life of the famous author and poet.

Directed by BBEP Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford
Music Direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster
Choreography by Derek Van Barham.

Pay: $150 stipend for the run of the show; meal provided between shows on two-show Saturdays

Time Commitment:
First rehearsal will be on November 11, 2017, with rehearsals Sunday-Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons (Fridays always dark) until tech week. Due to the holidays, rehearsals will be on hiatus from 11/22-11/27 and from 12/22-12/26. Tech week begins on Monday, January 1, 2018, with opening night Friday, January 5, 2018. Performances will be Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm through Sunday January 28, *PLUS* Saturday matinees at 2 pm on Jan 13, Jan 20 and Jan 27. Meal provided between shows on two-show Saturdays.

Material To Prepare:
Songs/sides from the show, sent with appointment confirmation.

Contact Info:
Auditions by appointment only, evenings of Sunday October 1 and Monday October 2. Callbacks if necessary the following weekend.

Please send Resume and Photo to along with evening availability on the listed audition dates.

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Audition Dates:

Oct 1
Oct 2
Posted Date: Sep 11, 2017