Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, June 16, 2014 Tuesday, June 17, 2014 & Wednesday June 18, 2014
10am - 6pm
Lunch 1:30 - 2:30pm
Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd Street, 10th floor
New York, NY
All three days.
Equity Actors (m/f) who sing. See Breakdown for details.
Prepare a brief song in the style of Holland-Dozier-Holland. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.
EPAs: 6/16, 6/17 & 6/18. ECCs: Singers, 6/23. Dancers, TBA.
1st Reh: Dec 8, 2014 in NYC
1st Chicago Perf: Feb 16, 2015 at Oriental Theatre
Final Chicago Perf: April 12, 2015
Broadway: Fall 2015
See Breakdown for full personnel details.
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
Producers: Elizabeth Williams, John Frost, Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert
Director: Simon Phillips
Choreographer: David Connolly
Music and Lyrics: Holland-Dozier-Holland
Book: Linda Bloodworth Thomason, Rupert Holmes
Music Supervisor: Diane Louie General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd.
Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns
[ELYSE] Female, 40 - 50ish, any ethnicity. Beautiful, egomaniacal, alcohol-dependent, multiple-face-lifted pop diva. Strong singer/actor with comedic sensibilities. High belt; must have a big belt range. PRINCIPAL
[ANNIE] Female, 40 - 50ish, any ethnicity. Bird-like, pacifying, intelligent woman who has lost her self-esteem. Strong singer/actor with comedic sensibilities. Mezzo-soprano. PRINCIPAL
[BRENDA] Female, 40 - 50ish, any ethnicity. Straight-talking Jewish woman – big on heart, short on social graces. Not a petite woman; she has a fuller figure. Strong singer/actor with comedic sensibilities. Alto; must have a good chest belt. PRINCIPAL
[BILL] Male, 40 - 50ish, any ethnicity. An alpha male who has gotten to the top via unshakeable self-belief. Should be sexy and confident of this. Strong contemporary musical theatre/pop singer/actor with comedic sensibilities. Baritone. PRINCIPAL
[AARON] Male, 40 - 50ish, any ethnicity. A WASPier version of Bill. Smooth, arrogant, manipulative, charming. Strong contemporary musical theatre/pop singer/actor with comedic sensibilities. Baritone/Tenor. PRINCIPAL
[MORTY] Male, 40 - 50ish, any ethnicity. Jewish, possibly chubby, rough-around-the-edges, working-class guy made good. Tons of energy, not a lot of sensitivity. Has discovered that money can buy you some things regardless of what you look like and is making the most of it. Strong contemporary musical theatre/pop singer/actor with comedic sensibilities and reasonable movement capabilities. Baritone. PRINCIPAL
[DUANE FERGUSSON] Male, 35 – 40, any ethnicity. Also known as Duarto Ferghini. A hairdresser (and improvised design guru) of questionable talents but unquestionable and proudly-worn homosexuality. Strong contemporary musical theatre/pop singer/actor with comedic sensibilities and strong movement capabilities. PRINCIPAL
[JASON CUSHMAN] Male, 13, any ethnicity to match Brenda as his mother. Strong contemporary musical theatre/pop singer/actor. PRINCIPAL—CHILD ACTOR