THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS - Old Globe Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 21, 2012

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THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS

- Equity Chorus Call / Male Dancers

Co-Production:

Old Globe Theatre, San Diego CA, LORT, $765/week minimum.

American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco CA, LORT, $882/week minimum.

Music/Lyrics: John Kander & Fred Ebb

Book: David Thompson

Dir/Choreo: Susan Stroman

Assoc Dir/Choreo: Jeff Whiting

Casting: Janet Foster

1st NYC reh: 4/3/12. 1st Old Globe reh: 4/10. Runs @ Old Globe 4/29-6/10. 1st ACT reh: 6/12. Runs @ ACT 6/21-7/29.

Equity Chorus Call / Male Dancers:

Friday, March 2, 2012Pearl Studios NYC “519”

10 AM – Equity male dancers who sing.519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor

New York City

Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Bring dance clothes and shoes, INCLUDING tap shoes (although not all characters need to tap well). Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of a traditional musical theater song, or 16 bars in the style of the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose.

Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.


SeekingEnsemble Male Dancers who Sing:

Positions include the following (positions that have been cast are so identified; auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary).


All characters are African American.


Andy Wright:

Reads early 20s. Roy’s brother. Always wants to do the right thing. Mediates. First one to follow the rules. Tries to keep Roy from getting into trouble. Thinks that if he is good, he will be able to go home. Dances well.


Male Swing #1:

Must dance well (including tap), sing well and be transformational to cover the older characters.


Male Swing #2:

Must dance well (including tap), sing well and be transformational to cover the slightly younger characters.


Roy Wright:

CAST. Reads early 20s. Likable. Curious. Always going a little further than he should. Likes to show off. Knows how to read. Performer also plays Cousin Billy. Excellent tap dancer.


Eugene Williams:

CAST. Reads age 13 (performer can be older). The youngest of them all. Naïve. The baby. Constantly has bad dreams. Tries to act tough, but is still a kid. Doesn’t understand what is happening. Performer also plays Young George. Excellent tap dancer.


Clarence Norris:

CAST. Reads early 20s. The bully. Ornery. Starts fights. Belligerent. Determined to stand up for himself. Ultimately, when he gets the chance, he doesn’t. Performer also plays the Preacher, the fire-and-brimstone prison minister who is just a little too anxious to please the white jailers. Funny. Dances well.


Olen Montgomery:

CAST. Reads early 20s. The rat. Willing to say anything, do anything, just to get out of jail. Dances well.


Ozie Powell:

CAST. Reads early 20s. The smart one who understands exactly what is going to happen to all of them. Quiet, but very aware. Performer also plays Ruby Bates, a Caucasian girl who is a little dim and who ultimately recants the criminal charges. Funny. Excellent dancer.


Charlie Weems:

CAST. Reads early 20s. Likes to exaggerate. The liar. Always acting bigger than he really is. Performer also plays Victoria Price, the Caucasian girl who sticks to her story. Mean, tough, tries to play the Southern flower but can’t. Funny. Dances well.


Willie Roberson:

CAST. Reads early 20s. The silent one – who is resourceful. Everyone thinks he is stupid – but he isn’t. Able to steal things from the guards. Excellent tap dancer.


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