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BANDSTAND: A MUSICAL - Developmental Lab Auditions

Posted: May 23, 2014

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BANDSTAND: A Musical - ECCs / Singers

Tom Smedes, Gabby Palitz, Michael Palitz, Peter Stern|New York, NY


Date of Audition:
6/9/2014





Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Calls / Singers

Monday, June 9, 2014
10:00am Female Singers
2:00pm Male Singers

Contract
Other
$1000/week minimum (Developmental Lab Contract)

Location
Pearl Studios NYC "500"
500 Eighth Avenue
(35th/36th Streets)
New York, NY
12th Floor.


Seeking
Equtiy Singers (m/f). See Breakdown for details.

Preparation
Please prepare a brief uptempo traditional musical theater song with a jazz or swing feel. For example- Cole Porter, Gershwin, etc. No pop/rock.

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

Other Dates
EPAs: 6/4 & 6/5
ECCs: Dancers, 6/6. Singers, 6/9.

Workshop dates:
August 11th- September 13th in NYC

Other
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

Personnel
Direction and Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler
Music by Richard Oberacker
Book and Lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker
Musical Director: David Kreppel
Charlotte Wilcox Co. /Tom Smedes
· Chorus rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Set in 1945, “BANDSTAND” tells the story of a mismatched swing band of military veterans who join together to compete in a national radio contest in New York City with a prize that will guarantee instant stardom to the winners. But with complicated relationships, the demands of the competition and the challenging after-effects of the War that each vet band member carries, going all the way for a win in the contest seems like a dream that may break them more than give them their big break. The score is strongly influenced by authentic 1940’s swing music, much of which is played onstage by the characters who make up the band. The show races towards a “live on air” finale that has an emotionally charged and surprise twist ending that requires every ounce of talent, stamina and raw nerve that these musicians possess.

MALE ENSEMBLE: (20’s-50’s) Men of all ages and sizes to play Bartenders, Radio Announcers, Servicemen, etc. Should be strong singer/dancers. We are also looking for men who are strong singers who move well to play featured character roles. Should be comfortable with part singing and jazz voicing.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: (20’s-50’s) Women of all ages and sizes to play Waitresses, Actresses, Clerks, etc. Should be strong singer/dancers. We are also looking for women who are strong singers who move well to play featured character roles. Should be comfortable with part singing and jazz voicing.

WE ARE SEEKING ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS.


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