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AMERICAN BLUES THEATER 2017-18 **Revised** - American Blues Theater Auditions

Posted: March 24, 2017

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American Blues Theater 2017-18 Season - Chicago EPA Days **Revised**
American Blues Theater


AUDITION DATE

Mar 29, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm (CDT)
Lunch from 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Mar 30, 2017**
9:30 am - 4:30 pm (CDT)
Lunch from 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

APPOINTMENTS

AEA Members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning March 22.

CONTRACT

CAT CAT Tier 2; $281.50/wk

SEEKING

American Blues Theater is holding Equity general auditions for our upcoming 2017/2018 season. We are looking to cast mainstage roles as well as roles in our short play festival, development workshops, and readings. We are seeking actors of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, abilities, and gender identities.

PREPARATION

Dramatic audition – Please prepare two contrasting monologues (not to exceed 3 minutes total). Musical audition – Please prepare one monologue and 32 bars of a song (not to exceed 3 minutes total); please bring sheet music in your key for our accompanist.

LOCATION

American Blues Theatre
4809 N Ravenswood Ave
#221
Chicago, IL 60640
Audition will be in suite 220.

**March 30th Location**
Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661


PERSONNEL

Gwendolyn Whiteside - Artistic Director / Elyse Dolan - Assistant Producer / Manny Buckley - Ensemble Member / Ian Custer - Ensemble Member /


OTHER DATES

See breakdown.


OTHER


EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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

BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER–precast
Runs July 7 through August 5, 2017.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE - precast
Runs November 17 through December 30, 2017

American Blues Theater also presents workshops and staged readings throughout the season that have not been determined yet. Actors auditioning will also be considered for those productions.

SIX CORNERS CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
RunsFebruary 16 through March 25, 2018.

Nick Moroni:Male, 30s-40s, Italian American.

NOT AVAILABLE.

Bernadette Perez:Female, 30s-40s, Colombian American. NOT AVAILABLE.

Carter Hutch: Male, 30s-40s, African American.

Amanda Brackett:Female, 30s-40s, White.

NOT AVAILABLE.

B.J. Lyles:Male, 30s-40s, African American.

NOT AVAILABLE.

Katie Yates:Female, 6, biracial. Daughter of Carter and Amanda.


BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Runs April 27 through May 26, 2018

Buddy Holly:Male, 18-30 – singer-songwriter and star from Lubbock, Texas. Intelligent and charismatic. Must play guitar, sing, act, and have a feel for rock ‘n’ roll.

Joe B. Mauldin:Male, 18-30 – double bass player from Lubbock, Texas. Serious young man with musical ability. Must be able to sing, act, and play the double bass.

Jerry Allison:Male, 18-30 – drummer from Lubbock, Texas. Humorous guy with musical ability. Must be able to sing, act, and play the drums.

Hipockets Duncan:Male, 18-40 – an exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, Texas. Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a musical instrument.

Maria Elena Holly:Female, 18-25 – Hispanic. Classy and well-educated. Must be able to sing and act.

J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper):Male, 18-30 – a former DJ, he is a Texan with a larger than-life character. 6' or taller, with the ability to command the stage. His key song is “Chantilly Lace.” Must be able to act, sing, and have the ability to play a musical instrument.

Norman Petty:Male, 18-40 – a record producer from Clovis, New Mexico, with a businesslike manner and a love of making records. Must be able to sing and have the ability to play a musical instrument.

Ritchie Valens:Male, 18-25 – Hispanic. Charismatic, and has the ability to hold the stage in his own right. His key song is “La Bamba.” Must be able to act, sing, and have the ability to play a musical instrument.

Vi Petty:Female, 18-40 – the wife of Norman with a heart of gold and a good sense of humor. Vi must be able to sing and act, and have exceptional rock ‘n’ roll keyboards ability.

Chorus / Ensemble:all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and gender identities – singer/musicians, who play a variety of roles including:

Performers at the Apollo
Murray Deutch
Radio Engineer
Decca Producer
Assistant Decca Producer
M.C at Clearlake
Shirley
Tommy
Dian and the Belmonts
Mary Lou Sokolof
Jack Daw and the Snow Birds
Jingle Singers
Hayrders
English DJ
Musicians at Clear Lakes
DJ WCLS
DJ WWOL
DJ WDAS
DJKSPT



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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