AIN'T TOO PROUD - Imperial Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 4, 2020

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AIN'T TOO PROUD (BROADWAY) NYC ECC / FEMALE SINGERS

Temptations Broadway LLC

AUDITION DATE

Thu, Feb 20, 2020
2:00 pm (EST)
Female Singers


CONTRACT

Production (League) $2168/week current min


SEEKING

Equity singers for ensemble replacements in the currently running Broadway production. All characters are African-American. See breakdown.


PREPARATION

Please bring a Motown song to sing and bring your book.

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.


LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018


PERSONNEL

Producer: Ira Pittelman & Tom Hulce

Director: Des McAnuff
Book by: Dominique Morisseau
Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo
Music Director: Kenny Seymour
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

OTHER

ECC Procedures are in effect for 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

Seeking Actor/Singers to play the following Ensemble tracks and cover the below Principal tracks:
[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 role 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.
[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.
[OFFSTAGE FEMALE SWINGS] – 20s-30s. To cover the female ensemble. Strong singers and dancers. These roles are African American.

OTIS WILLIAMS (PRINCIPAL, COVER ONLY) 30s-40s – Founder and last surviving original member of The Temptations. Never the flashiest performer, but always the rock of the group. A stand-up guy, tough, with a big heart and deep conscience. BARITONE; Strong mover; THIS CHARACTER IS AFRICAN AMERICAN.
DAVID RUFFIN (PRINCIPAL, COVER ONLY) 20s-30s – Lead singer of The Temptations after Al, helped take the group to the top of the charts. As electric on stage as “lightning in a bottle.” Maybe the most charismatic front man in pop music history. Also plays GUARD. LEAD TENOR & strong dancer; This character is African American.
MELVIN FRANKLIN (PRINCIPAL, COVER ONLY) 20s-30s – Loved his Mama. The bass of the group and one of the first members Otis recruited. Nicknamed “Blue” because of his fondness for the color, Melvin was incredibly loyal to the group and, particularly, Otis. BASS & strong dancer; – this character is African American.
EDDIE KENDRICKS (PRINCIPAL, COVER ONLY) 20s-30s – Friends with Paul since elementary school, Eddie created most of the group’s vocal arrangements and served as wardrobe manager. Outspoken. Loved cornbread so much, they nicknamed him “Corn.” STRONG FALSETTO & Strong Dancer; This character is African American.
PAUL WILLIAMS (PRINCIPAL, COVER ONLY) 20s-30s – No relation to Otis, Paul was one of the founding members of the Temptations and the group’s resident choreographer. Well-liked and kind, but unable to cope with his own demons. STRONG DANCER; This character is African American.
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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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