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MEMPHIS - Arkansas Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: April 16, 2014

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MEMPHIS - Submit for NY Appointment

Arkansas Repertory|Little Rock, AR


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Email
pmensky@therep.org

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
D; $600/week AEA minimum

Seeking
Actors who sing for various roles, men and women, as well as ensemble dancer/singers.

see breakdown.

NY auditions will be held May 20 & 21, by appointment only.
Callbacks May 22.

Salary, housing and transportation provided

Other Dates
1st reh: (Little Rock) 8/12/14. Performs: 9/5 - 9/28 (Possible extension to 10/5).

For consideration, email picture and resume to Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate.

Personnel
Music and lyrics by David Bryan
lyrics and book by Joe DiPietro
directed and choreographed by Lynne Kurdziel Formato

Other
Indicate in subject line: MEMPHIS NY APPTS / AEA SUBMISSION

AEA Performers interested in the ensemble are encouraged to attend the ECCs on 5/19.


Breakdown

HUEY
Caucasian, 20s-30s. Frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero, who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local white Radio station. Ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for Huey in segregated Memphis. Tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/r&b style

FELICIA
African American, 20s-30s. Beautiful, wide-eyed. Fiercely gifted singer. Follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed. High r&b belt.

DELRAY
African American man, 30s-40s. Felicia's ollder brother. Owns the club on Beale Street where she sings. Realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond. Baritenor with great pop/rock/r&b voice.

GLADYS
Caucasian, 40s-60s. Huey's stern, traditional blue-collar, Southern mother. Has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, whom she loves but about whom she constantly worries. Strong singer with alto-belt mix; excellent actor with comic skills.

GATOR
African American man, 20s-30s. Bartender at Delray's - hasn't spoken since age five, when he saw his father killed. As the story progresses, Gator finds his voice again. Requires an excellent actor and singer (great r&b baritenor); comic timing a plus.

BOBBY
African American, 30s-40s. Janitor at Mr. Simmons' radio station. Full of personality and heart. Great gospel voice. Role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as he has a dance break in his show-stopping number "Big Love" Comic skills a plus.

MR. SIMMONS
Caucasian, 40s-60s. Conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start. The strong, Southern, commanding businessman becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command. Great actor who is comfortable singing.

ENSEMBLE
All ethnicities, 20-40s. Male and Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.


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