A BRONX TALE - Longacre Theatre Auditions

Posted: October 20, 2017

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A BRONX TALE (Broadway) - NYC ECC / Male Dancers
Bronx Tale on Broadway LLC

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Nov 07, 2017
10:00 am (EDT)

CONTRACT
Production (League) $1974/week current min

SEEKING
For the currently running Broadway production, seeking Equity dancers and movers who sing for possible future replacements in the ensemble. ENSEMBLE is made up of all ages and types from the ‘neighborhood’; See breakdown for more info.

Ensemble will also cover Principal roles.

PREPARATION
MEN: Be warmed and ready to dance. Wear jazz shoes or sneakers. The show’s music tends toward Doo-Wop - Please 16 bars of a song in that style (ala The Wanderer, Who Wrote The Book of Love, Alley Oop) in case asked to stay and sing. Bring your book of music.

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

You may be asked to stay and sing – please prepare a 16 bar cut and bring your books

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018-6504
4th floor

PERSONNEL
Producers: Tommy Mottola and the Dodgers with Tribeca Productions
General Manager: Dodger Management Group

Music: Alan Menken
Book and Lyrics: Chazz Palminteri and Glenn Slater
Direction: Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks
Choreography: Sergio Trujillo
Music Supervisor: Ron Melrose
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

OTHER
ECC Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
ENSEMBLE MEN:
(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:
(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:
(20s/30s) African-American. Excellent singers; tenors (high C). Strong movers. Will also play featured ensemble parts ”Tyrone” – Jane’s brother - & his friend “Jesse”, age 17.
ENSEMBLE WOMEN:
(20s/30s) 3 Italian girls in Calogero’s neighborhood. Beautiful, funny, tough. EXCELLENT DANCERS and SINGERS.
2 ENSEMBLE WOMAN:
(20s/30s) African-American. Excellent singers/dancers – may understudy “Jane”. Will also play featured ensemble parts “Denise” & “Frieda” Jane’s friends, age 17
Ensemble will also cover the following principal roles:
CALOGERO:
(Adult actor 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

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.
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.

JANE:
(Adult actor 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. Principal


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.


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