ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR
The Other Josh Cohen
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Steve Rosen and David Rossmer
Directed by Joel Ferrell+ | Musical Direction by Cody Dry
Auditions + Performance
June 4 Auditions: 5:00-11:00 | June 5 Auditions: 5:00-11:00
By appointment, Callbacks will be held June 6
First Rehearsal: On or Around July 17, 2023
Performance Dates: August 24 - September 16, 2023
* Per AEA guidelines, all cast, crew, and staff must be vaccinated
Materials + Details
Follow the link below to sign up for an audition slot Please Prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre pop song. If you play an instrument in which you can accompany yourself please do so—all musicians welcome. If you play an instrument that does not allow you to accompany yourself, or you do not feel comfortable accompanying yourself while playing please sing first and then provide a small example of yourself playing your instrument. All instrument ability is very helpful, but not necessary for auditions or casting.
Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume
ABOUT THE SHOW
A COPY OF THE SCRIPT IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT THE THEATRE
We highly suggest reading the script before the audition. Perusal copies of the script are available during business hours at Circle Theatre.
Josh Cohen just can’t get a break. He’s single, broke, and to top it all off, his apartment’s been robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Soon though, his luck takes a turn when a mysterious envelope arrives that changes his life forever. Thus begins the hilarious and quirky romantic comedy about a good guy caught in a lifelong battle with bad luck.
Seeking the Following
Seeking actors, musicians and vocalists with comic acting ability, medium to proficient ability to play any musical instrument a plus, but not a requirement of casting.
Note: The Role of NarratorJosh has been Pre-Cast
Josh Cohen: Male, 20-40s
bari-tenor; an empathetic, kind, and lovable mess; is broke and perpetually single, but a good person who does the right thing at any cost; he gets robbed, rejected, and is faced with an enormous moral dilemma which tests the limits of his goodwill; strong baritone/tenor with great comic timing; any and all instrument ability is very helpful, but not necessary. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
Narrator Josh (Swing Information Only): Male, 20-40s
tenor; engaging, and charming in a geeky cool way; he never leaves the stage, telling the story of what happened to him a year ago as it gets played out by another actor; part troubadour, part stand-up comic, the role requires a strong tenor voice, and an ease talking to an audience; while it would be nice for Narrator Josh and Josh to have a physical resemblance, it is not necessary; their comedic rapport is far more important. Good rhythm guitar skills required; other instrument ability a plus but not required. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
Woman 1: Female, 20-40s
a comic tour de force: someone great with varied characterizations, who can also be real; strong singing voice required, and musical instrument ability helpful but not required. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
Woman 2: Female, 20-40s
a rockstar role; a strong singer (comfortable with rock); plays many comic characters with numerous featured vocals; instrument ability a major plus but not required. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
Man 1: Male, 30-50s
a role for a hilarious musical theatre actor; roles include a gruff landlord, Josh’s curmudgeonly father and a disgruntled middle manager; musical instrument ability a major plus but not required. Ethnicity: Any Ethnicity
One male and One female swing will also be cast.
We encourage actors to audition for the role they know best suits their range of talents, without feeling limited to any assumed gender, age, or appearance requirements.
Equity and Non-Equity Members encouraged to audition - Equity Contracts Available.
Per AEA regulations, we are asking that all actors and crew are vaccinated.
Circle Theatre is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all artists, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. We respect and value diverse life experiences and will ensure that all voices are valued and heard.
Equity and Non-Equity Members are encouraged to audition - Equity Contracts Available. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com or call Circle Theatre's Box Office, 817.877.3040 | Box Office hours: 12pm - 5pm, Tuesday-Friday + The director/choreographer is a member of SDC, a theatrical labor union.