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A NIGHT WITH JANICE JOPLIN - North Carolina Theatre Auditions

Posted: December 21, 2017

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A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN - Raleigh NC EPA
North Carolina Theatre


AUDITION DATE

Mon, Jan 08, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

APPOINTMENTS

For an appointment in Raleigh, NC only*, please call Carolee Baxter at 919/831-6941 ext 6945 weekdays, 9:00am – 5:00pm. *NYC auditions will be posted at a later date.

CONTRACT

LOA (Weekly minimum: $769.00)

SEEKING

Equity female singers with strong Blues, Rock, and Legit vocal skills for Janis Joplin and the Joplinaires. See breakdown.

PREPARATION

For the role of Janis: Prepare a song in the style of Janis Joplin.

For the Joplinaires: Prepare a song in the Blues/Soul repertoire per the following roles

Bring sheet music in key; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory
3043 Barrow Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616

PERSONNEL

President & CEO: Elizabeth Doran Artistic Director: Casey Hushion Producer: Carolee Baxter Casting Associate: Ray Walker.

Book by Randy Johnson
Director: Randy Johnson

OTHER DATES

1st full company rehearsal in Raleigh, NC: Monday, April 23rd, 2018. Show run in Raleigh, NC: May 4th – May 20th, 2018.

OTHER

Please bring Equity Membership card, and picture/resume stapled together. We strongly encourage actors of all ethnicities to audition. No non Equity performers will be seen at this EPA.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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

JANIS JOPLIN: 20s to 30s in appearance. The rock and roll legend. A Force of nature, a genuine spirit, “a white chick singin' the blues”, an original. Great, authentic rock & roll/blues voice with incredible range and chords of steel. Must be a natural actress, highly charismatic with a superb sense of humor and irony and that “something else” - genuine star quality. Actress should be able to channel the spirit of this rock legend, without impersonation. Two actresses may be hired to alternate this role. Prepare a song in the style of Janis Joplin.
JOPLINAIRES: 20's to early 40's in appearance. Portrays Janis' musical icons over the years, African-American greats including Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Odetta, and Aretha Franklin. Not looking for impersonators. One of these actresses will sing “Summertime” in the original Gershwin key.
1. Odetta, Bessie Smith, Chantel, Joplinaire
2. Etta James, Chantel, Joplinaire
3. Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Blues Woman*, Chantel, Joplinaire
4, Blues Singer*, Chantel, Joplinaire
*One of these women sings “Summertime” depending on casting configurations.


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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