Casting Call – Fly Me Away
An Original Jazz Musical by Miguel Sutedjo
March 27, 2023, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MOCA is proud to collaborate with the emerging musician/artist Miguel Sutedjo for his original jazz musical, Fly Me Away. In mid-April, we will present two song cycle performances, followed by an additional performance at the Fordham University.
FLY ME AWAY
An Original Jazz Musical by Miguel Sutedjo, directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li with music direction by Sobina Chi-Kanter
Monday, March 27 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. EST
151 Lafayette Street, 3 Fl, New York, NY 10013 (Museum of Chinese in America)
Friday, April 14 at 7:00 P.M. EST at the Museum of Chinese in America
Saturday, April 15 at 4:00 P.M. EST at the Museum of Chinese in America
Sunday, April 16 at 7:00 P.M. EST at the Fordham University
April 3 – April 13, exact dates to be determined.
Frank, a 17 years-old aspiring jazz musician, moved to New York City with his father from Shanghai in pursuit of a better future. Despite his father’s strong dissuasion, Frank immerses himself in the jazz scene, and continues to pursue his musical career. As the life grows more and more difficult on him and his father, Frank and his father realize just what it takes to succeed in America and realize their dreams.
BA (MICHAEL) LIU: M, 40s-60s. Baritone (A2 – G4). Chinese/East Asian. Frank’s father. Originally a banker, he loses his job due to his company’s downsizing and finds work at Dumpling Shop. Stubborn, but it means well. Family is everything for him.
MICHELLE: F,17. Mezzo-Soprano (A3 – D5). Asian American. Frank’s classmate, an ambitious and overworked teenager whose escape is singing jazz. Wants to get accepted into Harvard to make her parents proud.
Please bring your headshot and bio to the audition.
Please prepare for a 16-32 bar cut of a jazz standard, and a contemporary monologue of your choice. Bring your sheet music with the right key and the part you’d be singing. You are also welcome to bring your own accompanist.