SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS
music by Brad Alexander
book & lyrics by Adam Mathias
Available roles: 4 Men /3 Women – seeking men and women with strong pop, rock and folk vocals and excellent acting skills. All must be capable of sharp characterizations and carrying a show through story-songs.
First Rehearsal: Monday, January 14, 2013
Performance Dates: Feb 23- March 24. (February 23 and 24, March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24.)
Auditions: By appointment only – January 12, 2013, 1-3PM. Please prepare a one minute contemporary comedic monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary rock tune. Piano accompanist provided. Email colorandlighttheatre@
SEE ROCK CITY & OTHER DESTINATIONS is a contemporary musical about connections missed and made at tourist destinations across America.
A wanderer believes his destiny is written on rooftops along the North Carolina Interstate. A young man yearns to connect with intelligent life. A woman steps out of the shadow of her grandparents’ romance to take a chance on love. Three estranged sisters cruise to Glacier Bay. Two high school boys face unexpected fears on Coney Island. A terrified bride-to-be ponders taking the leap.
With a score that incorporates pop, rock, folk and more, each story builds on the last to create a vivid travelogue of Americans learning to overcome their fears and expectations in order to connect.
Winner of the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award and the 2007 Jerry Bock Award, See Rock City & Other Destinations was produced off-Broadway by Transport Group at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street in 2010. Winner of the Drama Desk for Outstanding Book and also nominated for Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Lighting, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Musical.
CHARACTERS (note: will be role doubling)
JESS – An easily-influenced twenty-something wanderer who uses travel to attempt to fill a hole in his life. Tenor with strong belt.
DODI – A small-town Carolina waitress. Self-assured, grew up too fast, never left the state. Alto with strong belt.
EVAN – A twenty-something loner. Broke, loveless, but painfully hopeful. Baritenor.
LAUREN – A thirty-year-old teacher whose singleness is starting to wear on her. Cynical about love but aware of its merits. Alto/Mezzo with strong belt.
GRAMPY – Lauren’s grandfather. Stroke sufferer, seemingly curmudgeonly but truthfully an optimist.
DEMPSEY – A thirty-something divorce lawyer whose ideas on love clash with his disheartening work.
LILY – Judy and Claire’s younger sister. The pacifist healer of the family. Alto.
JUDY – Lily and Claire’s sister. Emotional, thoughtful, sensitive. Alto/Mezzo
CLAIRE – Lily and Judy’s sister. Stoic, business-like, finds emotions to make people weak. Mezzo/Sop.
CUTTER – A prep-school teen. The “bad kid” who defines himself by the risks, jokes, and attitude he proffers. Tenor.
RICK – A prep-school teen, Cutter’s best friend who puts up with too much. Still learning who he is. Baritenor.
KATE – A bride who’s terrified to tie the knot. Indecisive, well-meaning, and somewhat immature. Mezzo/Sop.
TOUR GUIDE – A tour guide. Overtly cheerful, secretly wise. Baritone with strong belt.
About the Author: ENCI is an actor and recently turned writer and director. She is an urban cyclist, passionate about living intentionally, about leaving less behind and about living healthy. Enci is a member of SAG and AFTRA and is on the board of the 501(c)4 Bikeside and is co-founder of the Bike Writers Collective. Enci teaches all over town about web etiquettes and social media and is involved with the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council where she serves on the Arts & Culture Committee. Enci is passionate about leaning new things and currently she is studying ASL. You can visit her at http://EnciPerforms.com or read about her adventures at http://illuminateLA.com