From the Chattanooga Theatre Centre press release:
Auditions for the comedy rock musical Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson are Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. on the Circle Stage at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson is an irreverent look at one of Tennessee’s historical, political, favorite sons, The musical satirizes today’s politicians in a world where the 24- hour news cycle creates rock stars out of everyone. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a comedic, Wild West rock musical about the founding of the Democratic Party. It redefines Andrew Jackson, America’s seventh President, as an Emo rock star and focuses on populism, the Indian Removal Act, and his relationship with his wife Rachel.
Scott Dunlap is directing. The show will be performed Fridays and Saturdays June 14 – July 13. Music and lyrics are by Michael Friedman, book by Alex Timbers.
Dunlap says he is looking for a versatile cast for this unusual musical.
“We’re looking for at least eight men and five women,” he says. (The show can be performed with as few as 13 actors or expanded to more.) “Historically, the show was cast with classical actors or comedians who could sing, as opposed to traditional musical theatre types. We will be looking for a variety of physical and ethnic types. This show is a ‘character’ actor’s dream! All must be adept with diverse performing styles…capable of broad yet sharp characterizations as well as sudden emotional shifts. Deadpan comedy and vacant expressions are a must. The casting will largely depend on the versatility of the actors’ ability to create wild and over-the-top ensemble characters similar toold school Saturday Night Live. Truly, the original cast of SNL could have come up with this show. Looking for “Not Ready for Prime Time Players”-types similar to Laraine Newman, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray and Al Franken.”
More information is available at our website, TheatreCentre.com.