DATES

Auditions will take place on October 27 and 28, with callbacks November 3 and 4. Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, November 23, and will be Monday through Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We will be rehearsing through the holidays except for these breaks: Thanksgiving Nov 27-28, Christmas December 23-26, and New Year on Dec 31-Jan 1.

Regular rehearsal schedule resumes Friday, January 2

Tech week and dress rehearsals will run January 9-14.

Actors must be completely available during that period.

OPENS January 16 and January 17 CLOSES February 28

Weekday school morning matinees TBA: January 20 through February 27

Saturday General Audience Matinees @ 2:30 on January 24, 31 and February 7, 14,

Einstein is a Dummy will be double-cast with each cast alternating performances.

Email your headshot and resume to EinsteinAudition@gmail.com

Actors of all ethnicities welcome.

For the audition, prepare a 1-2 minute monologue or prepare the sides and one 1

minute song from contemporary musical theater that shows character or prepare

All sides available on our website: www.SierraMadrePlayhouse.org

Elsa – albert

Constantine

Constantine (E=MC2)

Rap (E=MC2)

Herr (Brownian Motion)

Cat – Albert

Albert

Herr – Albert

Elsa – albert

Albert (Ray of Light)

Albert – Cat (Which Way is Up)

SUBMISSIONS

Email your headshot and resume to EinsteinAudition@gmail.com

Actors of all ethnicities welcome.

For the audition, prepare a 1-2 minute monologue or prepare the sides and one 1 minute song from contemporary musical theater that shows character or prepare one of the vocal sides.

PLOT SUMMARY

Albert Einstein is twelve and is worried about playing the violin at his music recital…and his parents…and his first crush on Elsa (who plays the viola). He negotiates his anxieties with the help of a Cat (Shrodinger’s Cat) who gives him the best existential advice. He has to deal with Constantine – a bratty, cello-playing know-it-all and his Music Master Herr Schloppnoppdinkerdonn. Ultimately, he looks inside himself and finds a Universe. This exuberant show is filled with great music about science and physics and math.

Originally commissioned by the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, this one-act musical has had productions around the country. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution said:

“Young Einstein’s geeky streak is reason to rock … Einstein abounds with the energy of its subject matter … The verdict: sheer energy, musicalized.” —

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Albert Einstein: Actor (20s). Sweet, off beat character, all types welcome. Smart, (obviously), creative, sincere, clumsy and curious. Voice: Bari-Tenor Low Bb to High G

The Cat: Actor (20s). Einstein’s inner voice. Mischievous, sly, sassy, Cheshire Voice: Bari-Tenor Low Bb to High F, with Falsetto

Elsa: Actress (20s). Einstein’s crush. A little more character than ingenue. Bright, sweet, perceptive, independent, interesting, unique. Pretty but in an unusual way. A Perfect bow on her head. Off beat types welcome. Voice: Mezzo Low A to High F#

Constantine: Actor (20s). The brat in Einstein’s class. Character. The perfect, spoiled boy. Chubby would be nice. Indulged and egotistical. Voice: Tenor C to High A, with Falsetto

Herr Schloppnoppdinkerdonn: Male, character, mid years. A very neurotic and uptight music teacher. Character is a comedic spin off on the typical German task master. Unusual body types welcome. Think Hogans Heroes. (if that means anything to you!) Voice: Baritone Low Bb to E