American Psycho: The Musical

When: Sunday, July 21, 2019

Where: Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Who: Director: Josh Patterson, Music Director: Ginger Bess, Choreographer: Ashley Gardner Carlson

What: Casting for 13 actors, 6m, 7w. – Please come prepared with a 16-32 measure contemporary musical theater selection and bring sheet music.

About the show:

It is 1989. Wall Street greed is at its peak, and investment banker Patrick Bateman is determined to achieve the highest echelon of status in his image-driven, yuppie world. Restaurant reservations and swanky business cards are identifiers of success in his crowd, and Patrick meets his nemesis in Paul Owen, a rival banker who seems to have it all. But as Patrick enjoys the luxuries of consumerist greed, he feels increasingly disconnected from his world until his homicidal impulses can no longer be controlled. On his 27th birthday, Patrick commits his first murder–and takes off on a psychotic killing spree, taking out Paul, prostitutes, and anyone who even mildly annoys him. Patrick expresses his murderous desires to his fiancee Evelyn and his best friend Tim, but no one seems to hear, or even see, his torment. Patrick becomes one of the serial killers that have intrigued him for so long, and even yearns for the fame and notoriety that those killers possessed. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, American Psycho is an intriguing and disturbing take on yuppie disillusionment and greed set to a 1980s rock score.

Based on 1991 novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis

Music by Duncan Sheik (composer of Spring Awakening and Grammy nominated singer)

Book by Roberto AguirreSacasa (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and Showrunner for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina)

Characters – Actors play multiple roles:

PATRICK BATEMAN – This role has been pre-cast

SVETLANA, a Russian Dry Cleaner

VIDEO STORE CLERK

JEAN, Patrick’s secretary

TIMOTHY PRICE, Patrick’s best friend

CRAIG McDERMOTT, co-worker, one of the foursome

DAVID VAN PATTEN, co-worker, one of the foursome

LUIS CARRUTHERS, co-worker, dating Courtney

HARDBODY WAITRESS

PAUL OWEN

EVELYN WILLIAMS, Patrick’s girlfriend

COURTNEY LAWRENCE, dating Luis

SEAN, Patrick’s brother

MRS. BATEMAN, Patrick’s mother

VANDEN, club kid who sings at Tunnel

HARDBODY BARTENDER

HOMELESS MAN

HARDBODY TRAINER

CHRISTINE, a prostitute

SABRINA, another prostitute

LLOYD, Patrick’s doorman

TOM CRUISE, the actor

DETECTIVE DONALD KIMBALL

VICTORIA, one of Patrick’s neighbors

MRS. WOLFE, a real estate agent

ENSEMBLE- various roles 

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