AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS - Imperial Theatre Auditions

Posted: November 30, 2018

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AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Life and Times of the Temptations - NYC ECC / Male Dancers
Producing Org TBD

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Dec 18, 2018
2:00 pm (EST) Male Dancers

CONTRACT
Production (League) $2095/week

SEEKING
Equity ensemble dancers. See breakdown for details.

PREPARATION
Please wear clothes you can move in and bring sneakers/dress shoes.
Women should please bring character heels.

Please bring your own Motown song in case you are asked to stay and sing.

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

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

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 DATES
1st Rehearsal: Thursday, February 14, 2019
1st Preview: Thursday, February 28, 2019
Opens: Thursday, March 21, 2019

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 Actors to play the following Ensemble tracks and to cover principal roles.
ENSEMBLE/BERRY GORDY
20s-30s – 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
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
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. This character is African American. TENOR & strong dancer; ENSEMBLE. COVER ONLY
ENSEMBLE/RICHARD STREET
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 and LAMONT, Otis’ son. ENSEMBLE. This character is African American.
ENSEMBLE/ELBRIDGE “AL” BRYANT
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. This character is African American. TENOR & strong dancer.
ENSELMBLE/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/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.
ENSEMBLE/DIANA ROSS, et al. –
This character is African American.
ENSEMBLE/MARY WILSON
20s-30s – A member of The Supremes who dated Melvin. Also plays MAMA ROSE, et al. This character is African American. SOPRANO BELTER.
ENSEMBLE/TAMMI TERRELL
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.
3 MALE SWINGS to cover 3 of the 5 Temptations as well as various specialty Ensemble tracks.
1 FEMALE SWING to cover various specialty Ensemble tracks.
Principal Role Descriptions:
OTIS WILLIAMS 30s-40s – African-American male. 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; PRINCIPAL
DAVID RUFFIN
20s-30s – African-American male. 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; PRINCIPAL;
MELVIN FRANKLIN
20s-30s – African-American male. 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; PRINCIPAL
EDDIE KENDRICKS
20s-30s – African-American male. 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; PRINCIPAL.
PAUL WILLIAMS
20s-30s – African-American male. 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; 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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