Actor (Temporary)

West Long Branch, New Jersey, United States
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Job description

Department: Music And Theatre Arts

Position Summary:

Shadow Lawn Stage, the professional theatre of Monmouth University in NJ, announces its auditions for The Fantasticks to be presented in June 2018.

The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud.

PREPARATION: Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue, and a Broadway or Pop. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided.

CAST NEEDS: The Boy’s Father (Hucklebee), The Girl (Luisa), The Actor (Henry), The Narrator (El Gallo), The Boy (Matt), The Girl’s Father (Bellomy), The Man Who Dies (Mortimer), The Mute

LOCATION: Woods Theatre, Monmouth University. GPS location: 370 Cedar Avenue, Long Branch, NJ. Theatre and parking is a right-turn off Cedar Avenue, one block after SR-71-south turns onto Norwood Avenue.

Required Degree, License or Certifications:

Required Skills or Software:
Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills

Required Years of Experience:

Other Requirements:

Experience acting in theatrical productions.

Located along New Jerseys northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier private, liberal arts institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. Comprehensive in scope, the University enrolls approximately 6,300 students in more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs.

Small classes geared toward individual attention, and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The Universitys welcoming learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education, while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouths faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by involving undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.

Just one hour from New York City, and close to Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture that is rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The Universitys 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic beauty of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which serves as home for more than half of the Universitys student-athletes. A host of unique cultural experiences are available just outside the Universitys gatesfrom Asbury Parks legendary music scene and growing LGBT community, to Red Banks theater and dining hub, to Long Branchs redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.

Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Reports Best Colleges, The Princeton Reviews The Best 382 Colleges, and Money magazines Best Colleges for Your Money.

How to apply

Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to apply and see the job duties for this position no later than the deadline date.

Monmouth is a private, moderate-sized, coeducational, comprehensive University founded in 1933. It serves residential and commuter students in eight schools.