The Little Theatre of Alexandria announces auditions for Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations, an elegant dance between past and present, art and life, fact and speculation, mother and daughter. 33 Variations addresses one of classical music’s most enduring riddles: Why did Ludwig van Beethoven devote four years of his diminishing life writing variations of a mediocre waltz written by obscure composer Anton Diabelli?
At the same time, 33 Variations examines the motivations of a modern-day music scholar to solve Beethoven’s mystery even as her own health and relationships crumble. 33 Variations is a play about passion, parenthood, and the moments of beauty and genius that can transform a life.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
4 male actors, 3 female actors as follows:
In the present day
Dr. Katherine Brandt, an eminent musicologist of late 18th- and early 19th-century German music
Clara Brandt, the adult daughter of Katherine Brandt
Mike Clark, a nurse with feelings for Clara
Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger, a librarian and “gatekeeper” to Beethoven’s archival papersIn the early 19th century
Ludwig van Beethoven, a genius composer in later life
Anton Diabelli, an Austrian music publisher, editor, and composer of Italian descent
Anton Schindler, Beethoven’s secretary and, later, hagiographerVolunteer Info:
For additional information or to volunteer for this production, please contact Russell Wyland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Directed by Joanna Henry.
Produced by Bobbie Herbst, David Hale, and Russell Wyland.
Saturday, March 2, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
April 27 – May 18, 2013