BEIJING SPRING - East/West Players Auditions

Posted: February 12, 2014

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Beijing Spring-ECC Singers/EPA
East/West Players|Los Angeles, CA

Date of Audition:
3/11/2014


Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sign in begins at11:00 AM

Contract
Special Agreement
Special Agreement ref. BAT-minimum $358/wk

Location
David Henry Hwang Theatre at the Union Center for
120 Judge John Aiso St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Street parking availaible or at the Aiso Lot across the street.


Seeking
Asian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, rock, pop, contemporary, legit, operatic, musical theater performers for BEIJING SPRING, a musical odyssey commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Uprising of 1989. A sung-through musical.

Preparation
Vocal auditions only, prepare 1 song pop/rock or contemporary musical theater. Legit for roles Baba and Yeh Yeh. Please bring sheet music.

Other Dates
Rehearsals beginApril 15, 2014. Previews beginMay 15, openingWednesday May 21for four week run (5 performances a week) throughJune 15, 2014.

Other
East West Players is the longest running theater of color in the US.

www.EastWestPlayers.org

Personnel
Music by Joel iwataki and lyrics by Tim Dang
Directed by Tim Dang
musical direction TBA
choreography TBA

· Chorus rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Appointments
This ECC Singers call will be run as an EPA. Sign up begins at11:00 AM.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Xian – Asian male, early 20s, soaring rock tenor to C5, son of at least two generations of the freedom movement, strong, indefatigable

Baba – Asian, Xian’s father, 40s, legit baritone-tenor to A5, intellectual, part of a democracy movement decades ago. Still has hope for a new China.

Yeh Yeh – Asian, Xian’s grandfather, 60s, legit tenor to high B5, retired, part of the democracy movement long long ago. This role also plays Deng Xiao Ping, the historic leader of the Chinese Communist party in 1989.

Qiao – Asian female, early 20s, mezzo soprano-belt mix to E5, girlfriend of Xian, reluctant to join the movement, high aspiring proud

Da - Asian male, early 20s, baritone-tenor an intellectual - philosophy student, a member of the ensemble

Niu – Asian male, mid-20s, rock tenor to A5, hot-headed activist, angry, could be loose cannon, the ox, ensemble

Ling – Asian, female, mid-20, alto belt to B5, shy and dutiful, spiritual, teaching assistant, ensemble

Peishi – male, early 20s, soulful baritone-tenor with an R&B style to B Flat5, pessimistic about the success of the movement but eventually turns around, ensemble


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