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Nine

Nine is the story of a celebrated film director Guido Contini and his attempts to come up with a plot for his next film as he is pursued by hordes of beautiful women, all clamoring to be loved by him and him alone. Flashbacks reveal the substance of his life which will become the material for his next film: a musical version of the Casanova story.

Book By Arthur Kopit

Music and Lyrics By Maury Yeston 

Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti

Based on Fellini’s 8 1/2

NineIs presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatrical Company.

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Dates & Times

Auditions

Show Date Show Time
Friday, May 22nd, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 7:00 PM
Friday, May 29th, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 30th, 2020 7:00 PM
Sunday, May 31st, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, June 5th, 2020 7:00 PM
Saturday, June 6th, 2020 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 7th, 2020 2:00 PM

What: Open auditions for Nine, by Mario Fratti, Arthur Kopit and Maury Yeston, at Connecticut Theatre Company

When: 3/22/20 & 3/23/20 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: The Repertory Theatre | 23 Norden Street | New Britain, CT 06051

Run Dates: 5/22/20-6/7/20

Audition Preparation: All roles are open. Looking for a very diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre or pop song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a short dance routine taught at auditions suitable for all skill levels. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on March 25, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition. Age ranges listed are stage ages. If you have any questions, please email us at info@connecticuttheatrecompany.org.

Character Breakdown

Guido Contini – Celebrated Italian Film Director, married to Luisa, lover to Carla and many in the past. He is torn apart mentally by his career, home and life. Baritone/Tenor

Little Guido, 9 – 11. Guido as a child, as well as the inner voice for the adult Guido.

Luisa Contini – Guido’s wife. Formerly an actress. She is fed up with Guido’s philandering and inattention and is considering a divorce. A strong, resilient woman, accustomed to pretending everything is fine. (Contralto with strong mid-range: low E to Cb above middle C)

Carla – Guido’s mistress A blast from the past who continuously shows up at inopportune moments in Guido’s life. A big, fun personality. She wants to be the one Guido chooses. (Mezzo soprano: E, two above middle C (+ requires vocal gliss up & down from high C)

Claudia – Guido’s protege. A movie star. She has a romantic history with Guido, but has moved on with her life and wants him to move on too. (Mezzo soprano: E, two above middle C)

Guido’s Mother – Part angel, part nun who represents the “good” to Guido (Soprano – Ab, two above middle C)

Liliane LaFleur – Guido’s French producer and former star of the famous Folies Bergere. She is eccentric and bigger than life. She wants his next film to be a musical and has already invested money in it. (Alto – low G to B above middle C) French Accent

Lina Darling – LaFluer’s mysterious accomplice. (Any Voice Type)

Stephanie Necrophorus – A film critic who has been particularly hard on Guido’s films in the past. (Alto – up to B above middle C)

Our Lady of the Spa – Works at the Fontane Di Luna Spa (Alto – E, two above middle C)

Mama Maddelena – Head chambermaid, bossy and fun (Mezzo Soprano – low G to A, two above middle C)

Sarraghina – A prostitute Guido visits as a child to learn about love and women. (Contralto – strong low G to G above middle C)

The Italians – to play Diana, Maria, Francesca, Renata, A Venetian gondolier, Nuns, Follies Girls, Fans, Etc (All vocal ranges needed)

The Germans – To play Olga Von Sturm, Heidi Von Sturm, Ilsa Von Hesse, Gretchen Von Krupf , Nuns, Reporters etc (All vocal ranges needed)

Guido’s three Schoolmates (playing age 9)