Seeking Equity chorus dancers for 3 Summers of Lincoln in La Jolla Playhouse's 2024-25 Season.
Book by Joe DiPietro
Lyrics by Daniel J. Watts & Joe DiPietro
Music by Crystal Monee Hall
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Rehearsals start– January 7, 2025
First Preview– February 25, 2025
Open –March 9, 2025
Close– April 6, 2025
Possible Extension – April 13, 2025
SYNOPSIS: Summer, 1862. The bloody conflict that was supposed to last only 90 days has now been raging for more than a year. President Abraham Lincoln must find a way to end the Civil War. Enter powerful abolitionist Frederick Douglass. If he can meet Lincoln face to face, he can help the president cement a vision of the future that ends slavery along with the war — all while preserving the union. Just three meetings took place between the two men — pivotal conversations between two fierce and equally brilliant leaders that shaped the course of history. The epic score blends gospel, R&B, powerhouse anthems and Broadway to tell the inspirational story of one of the most important friendships in our nation’s history, and that of a brutally divided country coming together.
Actors of color, all ages, ethnicities, gender expressions and those with disabilities are encouraged to audition.
$1058 weekly minimum (LORT B)
All roles will be understudied.
- ENSEMBLE: 20s-30s. Strong singers and dancers. Ability to tap a plus. Due to themes & historical content during this time period, ensemble will be made up of actors who present as African-American and/or Caucasian to play:
- MONTGOMERY BLAIR: The Postmaster General. The most conservative member of the cabinet. Heartily disliked by all.
- JOSHUA: a young man who recently escaped enslavement.
- LEWIS: Frederick’s patriotic son.
- PRIVATE FRANCIS PUTNAM: 20s. A devoted soldier assigned to the President's Guard. ROSETTA DOUGLASS: 20s. Frederick’s activist daughter.
- TELEGRAPH TAPPERS: Two dancers who represent the tap-tap-tap of a telegraph. CHRISTOPHER SPENCER: A gun salesman.
- COLONEL CHARLES SCOTT: A desperate man trying to honor his late wife.
- As well as THE CABINET / SOLDIERS / FIELD ASSISTS / DOCTORS & NURSES / FANCY CITIZEN 3