Auditions for Premiere of New Musical “Love in Firenze” at Proctors

ATR Productions, LLC is proud to announce auditions for the musical
premiere of Love in Firenze, a delightfully romantic story of love and
laughter. Firenze! or Florence!, the Italian city of love, is the perfect
backdrop for this light-hearted musical adventure filled with beautiful
lasting romantic ballads and comedic songs about men and women.  And yes
there are even dancing Italian waiters!

Audition Dates and Times:

Tuesday December 12 and Wednesday December 13, at 7pm

Location:
St. Kateri Parish Church Rectory
1803 Union Street, Schenectady (two blocks west of Balltown Rd)
(It is the building to the right of the church)

Performance Dates and Times: April 26 – 29, 2018
Performances at Proctor‘s New State-of-the-Art Third Floor Theater – The
Addy

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will be at the parish rectory and will generally be Sunday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday beginning in mid-January.

Audition Particulars:
For those auditioning, please prepare 16 to 32 bars of music from a
Broadway show.  Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
There will also be readings from the script.  The auditions *will not*
include a dance portion.

Synopsis: Set in Florence and New York City in the 1980s, businessman
Victor Romano takes his family on an Italian vacation and instantly get
caught up in the allure of Italy.  Victor becomes enamored with the
beautiful opera singer Lucia yet struggles in the ways of romance.
Meanwhile, as Victor hesitates, his father Antonio and his daughter Amy,
seem to have no trouble adjusting to the lure of Florence and “Amore”
Italian style. Neither does Victor’s Italian smooth talking gigolo cousin
Sergio, who falls for Lucia as well.

Through song and dance, Victor, Lucia and their families travel through
Florence and New York as they try to sort out this delightfully confusing
and comedic love triangle and somehow find love along the way.

Cast Descriptions

LUCIA ALBERTINI (late 20s to 30s) Aspiring Italian opera singer who works
with her mother at the family trattoria in Florence.  Meets and falls in
love with Victor.  Strong singing and acting ability ? performs several
solos and duets

VICTOR ROMANDO Age: (35-50) Recent widower, unsure of ever loving again,
character has a reserved formal personality until he increasingly softens
in his love for Lucia.  Strong singing and acting ability – performs
several solos and duets.

SERGIO (30-50) A native of Florence, he is a former champion skier, bon
vivant, and ultimate ladies’ man.  Seeking a strong comic actor who sings.

MARIA ALBERTINI (55-70) Compassionate women with a sense of naivety.  Owns
and operates the family trattoria in Florence.  Lives to make her daughter
Lucia happy.  Good sense of comic timing and some singing ability.

ANTONIO ROMANDO (60s-70s) Father to Victor and grandfather to Amy, he
grudgingly joins the family on vacation in Italy.  Although a curmudgeon in
attitude, he warms quickly to Maria and falls in love.  Seeking a strong
baritone singer.

AMY ROMANDO (16-25) Victor’s adventurous daughter who gets caught up in
the romance and wonder of Florence, and Lucia?s cousin, Guiseppe.  Several
songs and dances.

GUISEPPE (20s)  A singing waiter in the restaurant, is immediately
attracted to Amy, despite Victor’s objections.  Good sense of comic timing,
singing and dancing ability

HILDEGAARD (HILDE) (40s-60s) Housekeeper, cook and nanny to Amy and
travels with the Romano family.  Strong woman who maintains control of
every situation and every family member.  Understands every situation.
Some singing.

ENSEMBLE.  Casting up to 3 MEN AND 3 WOMEN.  Must be agile and able to sing
and dance. Men will be dancing waiters; women ladies of Florence.  All will
be guests at the ski lodge.  Three production numbers and several street
scenes.

Love in Firenze is produced through arrangement with April Times
Remembered Productions, LLC.  Music by Ed Munger.  Lyrics by Herb
Weisburgh.  Book by Herb Weisburgh with Ed Munger.

For more information, contact director Steve Suriano – sjsuriano@gmail.com
or (518) 441-8523.

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