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A BRONX TALE - Broadway Theatre TBA Auditions

Posted: May 19, 2016

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A BRONX TALE (Broadway) - ECC / Singers

Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers with Tribeca Productions|New York, NY


Date of Audition:
6/3/2016





Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Call / Singers

Friday, June 3, 2016
10 AM - Equity Female Singers
2 PM - Equity Male Singers

Contract
Production (League)
$1917/week min

Location
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
(35th/36th Streets)
New York, NY 10018
12th floor


Seeking
Equity Singers for the ensemble and to cover principal roles in the upcoming Broadway musical production.

See breakdown

Preparation
MEN: The show’s music tends toward Doo-Wop - Prepare a song in that style (ala The Wanderer, Who Wrote The Book of Love, Alley Oop) and bring your book of music.

WOMEN: Prepare a song in the style of The Ronnettes (ex. Mr. Postman)

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

Other Dates
EPAs: 6/2 and 6/6, 10am to 6pm
ECC/Singers: 6/3, 10am women, 2pm men
ECC/Dancers: 6/1, 10am men, 2pm women

Other
General Manager: Dodger Management Group
1streh: September/October 2016
Opens: Late Fall 2016

Personnel
Music: Alan Menken
Book/Lyrics: Chazz Palminteri and Glenn Slater
Director: Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks
Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo
Music Supervisor: Ron Melrose
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
· Chorus 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.


Breakdown

Set against the turbulent 1960s, A Bronx Tale follows a young Italian-American teenager finding his path in life as guided by two father figures. A Bronx Tale, the musical is based on the one-man play of the same name by Chazz Palminteri.

SEEKING:
ENSEMBLE is made up of all ages and types from the ‘neighborhood’; PRINCIPAL ROLES BELOW WILL BE COVERED BY ENSEMBLE

ENSEMBLE MEN
Characters are 30s/40s/50s. 7 versatile men to play Sonny’s wise-guys as well as various inhabitants of Calogero’s neighborhood. Looking for unique, authentic characters with strong voices and comedic chops. At least 1 must be a true bass-baritone , 1 must be quite heavy-set, and 1 should be a Sinatra / Bennett / Martin / Darin “song stylist”. Must move well.

DOO-WOP GROUP
Characters are 20s/30s. 4 guys; Calogero’s best friends. Also double as various inhabitants of Calogero’s neighborhood. EXCELLENT DANCERS and SINGERS (at least 1 must be a true bass-baritone; at least 1 must have a thrilling doo-wop falsetto; one must be a top-quality lead vocalist; and all four must be capable of performing tricky close-harmony arrangements).

2 ENSEMBLE MEN
18+ to play 17. African-American. “Tyrone” (Jane’s brother) & “Jesse”; Excellent singers; tenors (high C). Strong movers.

ENSEMBLE WOMEN
20s/30s. 3 Italian girls in Calogero’s neighborhood. Beautiful, funny, tough. EXCELLENT DANCERS and SINGERS.

2 ENSEMBLE WOMAN
18+ to play 17. African-American. Jane’s friends “Denise” & “Frieda” - Excellent singers/dancers – will understudy “Jane”.

THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPAL ROLES BELOW WILL BE COVERED BY ENSEMBLE

CALOGERO
18+ to play 17. A young likeable Italian-American teenager. He steps in and out of narrating the show. Excellent singer (tenor or very high baritone, with a flair for 60s rock-and-roll) who moves well. Principal.

SONNY
30s/40s. Italian. The number one man in the neighborhood. He’s the leader of the wise guys. Powerful and charismatic. Strong singer; full voice to G above middle C a plus, should be “at home” with stylings of Frank Sinatra / Tony Bennett / Dean Martin / Bobby Darin. Principal – This role is cast – U-S only

LORENZO
30s/40s. Italian. Calogero’s father. Strong and sympathetic. He works as a bus driver. Excellent tenor or high baritone; ability to express honest emotion while singing more important than vocal fireworks. Principal. Offer out.

YOUNG CALOGERO
Child – must believably play 9 yrs. old. – Calogero’s younger self. Excellent singer who moves very well. Principal

ROSINA
30s/40s. Italian. Calogero’s mother. Sensible and beautiful. Strong singer, warm mezzo or alto voice preferred. Principal. Offer out.

JANE
18+ to play 17. African-American. Calogero falls in love with her. Striking and smart. Excellent singer who moves well; should be completely “at home” as the lead singer of a girl group.


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