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AIN'T TOO PROUD - Get Ready Tour, LLC Auditions

Posted: May 4, 2021

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AIN'T TOO PROUD (TOUR) - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (CHORUS)

Get Ready Tour, LLC

AUDITION DATE
Fri, May 14, 2021 8:00 am (EDT)Video submissions only - Sign up for this audition as you would for an in-person ECC to receive preparation and submission information via confirmation e-mail. Sign-ups will end at 2:00 pm ET on Monday, May 10 (one week after the notice posting date).
The deadline to submit video auditions is May 14.
CONTRACT
Short Engagement Touring $1072 weekly minimum plus overage participation (Category 1)
SEEKING
Equity actors for chorus parts in AIN'T TOO PROUD tour (see breakdown).

Our goal is to maintain a health-safe auditioning environment for ALL in attendance at any casting session. We will continue to adjust our standard procedures as needed, in order to maximize a health-safe audition environment, while not interrupting or taking away from the creative process.

A NOTE REGARDING SELF-TAPE QUALITY:
Please film your audition in front of a clean background, with no backlighting. As much as possible, limit ambient noise including air conditioners and other electronics. We recommend you do not use Bluetooth headphones, as it can sometimes cause a delay in the audio. Use a secondary audio source to play the accompaniment music so that it is audible in the tape.

All tapes will be watched by Merri Sugarman &/or Kevin Metzger-Timson from Tara Rubin Casting.
Singer tapes also watched by Kenny Seymour and Jonathan Smith. Dancer tapes also watched by Edgar Godineaux and Esther Antoine.
PERSONNEL
Producer: Ira Pittelman & Tom Hulce
Executive Producer: Stephen Gabriel, Work Light Productions
General Manager: Kevin Greene, Work Light Productions
Associate General Manager: Courtney King, Work Light Productions

Director: Des McAnuff
Resident Director: Brian Harlan Brooks
Book by: Dominique Morisseau
Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo
Associate Choreographer: Edgar Godineaux
Broadway Music Director/Music Supervisor: Kenny Seymour
Tour Music Director: Jonathan Smith
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: October 18, 2021
1st Performance: December 7, 2021
OTHER
All auditions leading up to callbacks will be conducted through video. Our goal is to offer both in-person and video callback opportunities for singers and dancers. If we are unable to offer in-person callbacks we will continue to conduct the audition process via video.

Should in-person auditions be offered, all candidates MUST BE fully vaccinated prior to their audition date (ie, 14 days after receiving their 2nd dose).

VIDEOS SUBMITTED AFTER THE MAY 14 DEADLINE WILL NOT BE VIEWED.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of 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
Seeking the following roles:
[ENSEMBLE/BERRY GORDY] 30s-40s – The Chairman! The founder of Motown and a man who needs no introduction. Strong mover. This is a very featured ensemble track. This character is African American.
[ENSEMBLE/DENNIS EDWARDS & OTHERS] 20s-30s – Lead singer of The Temptations after David Ruffin. A vocal powerhouse with the ego to match. Also plays STRAIGHT TALK FELLA and DELIVERY MAN. TENOR/BARI– gospel sound a plus & strong dancer; ENSEMBLE. This character is African American.
[ENSEMBLE/ELBRIDGE “AL” BRYANT & OTHERS] 20s-30s – An original member of the group who didn’t last long due to his hot temper. Also plays NORMAN WHITFIELD, a writer of some of the Temps’ biggest hits, et. al. TENOR & strong dancer; ENSEMBLE. This character is African American.
[ENSEMBLE/RICHARD STREET & OTHERS] 20s-30s – An aspiring singer who stepped in at certain performances until becoming a full-fledged member later on in The Temps’ career. TENOR & strong dancer; Also plays OFFSTAGE GANG. ENSEMBLE. This character is African American.
[ENSEMBLE/SMOKEY ROBINSON & OTHERS] 20s-30s – The Temptations’ songwriter that put the group on the map. A legendary singer in his own right. Strong TENOR & strong dancer. ENSEMBLE. This character is African American.
[ENSEMBLE/LAMONT & OTHERS] 20s – Otis Williams’ son. Strong TENOR and strong dancer. ENSEMBLE. This character is African American.
[ENSEMBLE/SHELLY BERGER] 20s-40s – Not your typical Motown manager. Character man; His quick wit and level head helps The Temptations achieve their success. Also plays JUDGE and TV ANNOUNCER. Strong TENOR a plus. This character is Caucasian.
[ENSEMBLE/JOSEPHINE] 20s-30s – Otis’ teenage wife who grows up fast. She takes care of their son while he’s on the road. This character is African American. Alto/V. high belt & strong dancer. ENSEMBLE.
[ENSEMBLE/DIANA ROSS & OTHERS] 20 to 30 years old, African American female. Strong singer & dancer. ENSEMBLE.
[ENSEMBLE/MARY WILSON & OTHERS] 20s-30s – A member of The Supremes who dated Melvin. Also plays MAMA ROSE, et al. This character is African American. SOPRANO BELTER & strong dancer; ENSEMBLE.
[ENSEMBLE/TAMMI TERRELL & OTHERS] 20s-30s – A singer in Motown who had a tumultuous relationship with David Ruffin. Also plays JOHNNIE MAE, et al. This character is African American. SOPRANO & strong dancer. ENSEMBLE.
[3 OFFSTAGE MALE SWINGS] – 20s-30s. Will understudy some of the Five Classic Temps and cover various specialty ensemble tracks. Strong singers and dancers. These roles are African American.
[1 OFFSTAGE FEMALE SWING] – 20s-30s. To cover the female ensemble. Strong singers and dancers. These roles are African American.


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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