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ALTAR BOYZ - Pittsburgh CLO Auditions

Posted: May 18, 2015

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Pittsburgh CLO | Pittsburgh, PA

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT

Saturday, June 13, 2015
10 AM to 6 PM
break 3 to 4


Benedum Center
719 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
2nd Floor Rehearsal Studio

5 Equity male actor/singers. All roles must have very strong singing ability (including tight harmony singing), strong hip-hop and pop dance ability and very strong comedic instincts.

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Prepare a short selection from a pop song (no musical theatre songs, please). Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

All auditioners must bring a typed resume with headshot and a completed audition application*

Other Dates
First Rehearsal: Monday, September 7, 2015
Open: Thrusday, September, 24, 2015
Closing: Sunday, December 20, 2015
(possible extension to January 4, 2016)

** If e-mail is not available, please call (412) 281-3973 x 234. E-mail is highly preferred. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.

Director/Choreographer: Carlos Encinias
Music Director: Gary Adler

*Applications can be downloaded at
· A monitor will

not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

AEA members E-mail: Include preferred time range. **
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


All roles must have very strong singing ability (including tight harmony singing), strong hip-hop and pop dance ability and very strong comedic instincts. The Boyz may be quirky but they sound amazing - better than most real boybands and there is no tracking or "sweetening" in the show - 5 actors sing it all live on stage. The show takes place in real time during an Altar Boyz concert. The show is approximately 90 minutes and the longest any character is offstage is approximately 2 minutes. All 5 boyz sing every song in the show.

Please note: Although this is a musical comedy/parody of a Christian boy band, these characters are sincere and earnest with real intentions. Although we are looking for actors who have great comedic timing and sensibility, it needs to be grounded and based in reality.


The leader of the group with looks and charisma to spare, a voice that could sell millions of albums and an ease with the audience that makes the girls and boys swoon. A pop tenor. Needs a Bb for the "I Believe - Finale". Sits pretty high for the whole show. Preferably able to beatbox. Ideally reads mid to late 20s.

The innocent "bowl of sunshine". He has always looked up to Matthew and is really, really glad that they are friends. Strong comedic instincts necessary. Pop tenor. He needs a high B for "Epiphany". He sits on the top of the 5 for the whole show. I think the published version has him on a Bb to an Ab for "be-ay" at the end of "Epiphany." But he needs a Bb for other stuff. Very high. Ideally reads early 20s.

The "bad boy". Street-wise, but rather dim in every other area. He gives everything he does 110% - even when he only has 60% of the know-how. He speaks in hip-hop lingo from about 6 years ago. Strong comedic instincts necessary. Rock high baritone. Needs a solid high A on top for "The Calling". He also sits on the bottom for most of the show, so he needs a strong baritone. Nothing crazy low though.. Ideally reads mid to late 20s.

The "ethnic one". Juan was dropped on the steps of a church in Tijuana and raised by nuns who raised him as a Hispanic. In reality, he may or may not be although he does speak with a Spanish accent. Strong comedic instincts necessary. Is a solid tenor II. Needs a solid F for his song "La Vida". Sits 3rd down for most of the show. Generally should have a G on top.

The Jewish Altar Boy. Abe loves singing and dancing and, while he is perplexed and curious as to why God told him to join a Christian Boyband, he faithfully gives it his all while still fully retaining his faith. He loves these guys and is accepted by them 100%. Sits 3rd down for most of the show. Needs a high Ab for "The Calling". Strong tenor II. Also needs a strong falsetto/mix for the end of "Miracle Song". The vocals in "Miracle" is like high Db's and Eb's-- but it's a mix, not full voice.

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