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The Book of Merman [Theatre]

THE BOOK OF MERMAN AEA Periodic Performance

Venue: St. Luke’s Theater New York, NY

Writers: Leo Schwartz & DC Cathro Director/Choreographer: Joe Langworth Music Director: Aaron Benham GM: Form Theatricals/ Zach Laks, Anthony Francavilla Casting: Eisenberg/Beans Casting

Rehearsals: September 17-28 Tech: week of Oct 1 Previews Begin: week of October 8 Opening: week of Oct 15 Open-Ended Run Venue: St. Luke’s Theater Rate: $19/hour for rehearsals and $84/performance AEA minimum

TO SUBMIT: Email picture/resume to Subject Line: BOOK OF MERMAN [INSERT ROLE HERE]

SYNOPSIS: Two Mormon missionaries ring the doorbell of Ethel Merman and hilarity ensues. On the journey to self-discovery it is the road less travelled with one of the great icons of the American Musical theatre. The Book of Merman is a “high concept mash-up” – Columbus Underground.


[ETHEL MERMAN] 40s-50s female. Brassy, independent, full of energy. Distinctive and powerful voice. Not looking for a Merman impersonator, rather someone who embodies her spirit. Vocal Range: E3 – D5. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.

[ELDER SHUMWAY] 20s male. Mormon missionary, a closeted theatre performer wannabe. Endearing if not always the most efficient missionary. Vocal Range: C3 – Ab4. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.

[ELDER BRAITHWAITE] 20s male. A seriously buttoned down Mormon missionary. Vocal Range: C3 – Ab4. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ETHNICITIES.

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