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BE MORE CHILL **Updated** - Be More Chill LLC Auditions

Posted: April 17, 2018

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BE MORE CHILL - NYC EPA
Be More Chill LLC

**Updated Breakdown**

AUDITION DATES

Tue, Apr 24, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Wed, Apr 25, 2018**
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

Off Broadway $875 a week

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles/understudies.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief pop/rock or contemporary musical theater song. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor

**4/25 ONLY
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
4th floor

PERSONNEL

Producers: Jerry Goehring, Mike Mitri, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Marc David Levine, Fred and Randi Sternfeld, Bob and Joan Rechnitz, Gary and Marlene Cohen
Music and Lyrics by Joe Iconis
Book by Joe Tracz
Director: Stephen Brackett
Choreographer: Chase Brock
Music Director: Emily Marshall
General Manager: Lisa Dozier King

Casting: Telsey + Company / Adam Caldwell, CSA & Rebecca Scholl, CSA (both expected at the EPA)

OTHER DATES

First rehearsal: Week of June 25
First performance: July 26, 2018
Opening: August 9, 2018
Closing: September 23, 2018

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

It’s called a Squip. A tiny supercomputer inside a pill. Swallow one and a personalized voice will tell you how to dress, how to speak, how to… become cool.
Jeremy Heere is your average, nothing-special teenager at Middleborough High in nothing-special New Jersey... until the day he finds out about “The Squip." Thus begins a journey that pits Jeremy's desire to be popular against his struggle to remain true to his authentic self. Be More Chill is an honest, edgy, super-hilarious look at coming of age in the digital age, set to some of the most exciting songs in contemporary musical theater. This original musical comedy looks at modern issues like depression, bullying, and anxiety through the lens of sci-fi films of the 50s, horror flicks of the 80s, and teen movies of the 90s. Little Shop of Horrors meets The Breakfast Club in this celebration of outcasts, teenaged or otherwise. Based on the cult sensation novel by Ned Vizzini, Be More Chill is already beloved by millions of theater fans because of its best-selling Billboard Top 10 cast recording. Come see what all the fuss is about this summer on 42nd Street. It’s what your Squip would tell you to do.
CAST:
[JEREMY HEERE]
[MICHAEL MELL]
[CHRISTINE CANIGULA]
[JEREMY’S DAD / MR. REYES / SCARY STOCKBOY]
[RICH]
[CHLOE]
[BROOKE]

SEEKING:
[THE SQUIP]:
Male. 20’s to 30’s. ANY ETHNICITY. The physical manifestation of a Japanese supercomputer which implants in Jeremy’s brain and teaches him how to be cool. The Squip appears as the coolest guy around – confident, self-assured, masculine and literally all-knowing, with a hint of Keanu Reeves (the coolest guy Jeremy can think of) and an occasional tendency to be snide. However, since he is a supercomputer with his own agenda, he occasionally reveals a more mechanical, much darker side.
Must have a great rock/pop voice.
[JAKE DILLINGER]:
Male. 18+ to play a teenager. ANY ETHNICITY. The ultimate high school cool guy. Handsome, popular, a star athlete from a rich family, he has everything going for him and he knows it. Alpha status is effortless to him and he might contain hidden depths, but it’s hard to see them when he gets whatever he wants all the time. Strong rock/pop voice.

[JENNA ROLAN]:
Female. 18+ to play a teenager. ANY ETHNICITY. Clearly not one of the cool kids (although she desperately wants to be), she’s the school gossip who always has the dirt and is more than happy to tell anyone and everyone about it. Must be great with comedy. Strong voice with a pop/indie-rock sensibility.

[JEREMY / MICHAEL / RICH understudy]
Male. 18+ to play a teenager. ANY ETHNICITY. Must have great comedic timing and strong rock/pop voice. Offstage understudy for 3 roles.
  • JEREMY HEERE: Sweet, introspective, awkward and very much uncool, he just hopes to keep his head down enough to survive high school and maybe get the girl of his dreams to notice him. When he’s given the opportunity to have a supercomputer implanted in his brain that tells him how to become popular, he has to balance following its rules with following his own heart.
  • MICHAEL MELL: Funny, laid-back, and very warm. Although he’s uncool too, he’s comfortable in his own skin and happy to kick back, play video games with his best (and only) friend Jeremy, listen to Bob Marley, and wait for high school to be over. Jeremy’s transformation and subsequent betrayal are devastating, and for the first time ever, the longtime outsider finds himself in a position to save the day.
  • RICH: The terror of the uncool kids, and will go out of his way to make their lives difficult. Despite his meanness and almost certain criminal future, he has a secret that reveals a surprisingly sensitive side and a chance at possible redemption. Must have the ability to be truly threatening.

[THE SQUIP / JEREMY’S DAD & MR REYERS / JAKE understudy]
Male. 30’s. ANY ETHNICITY. Must have great comedic timing and strong rock/pop voice. Offstage understudy for 3 roles.
  • THE SQUIP: The physical manifestation of a Japanese supercomputer which implants in Jeremy’s brain and teaches him how to be cool. The Squip appears as the coolest guy around – confident, self-assured, masculine and literally all-knowing, with a hint of Keanu Reeves (the coolest guy Jeremy can think of) and an occasional tendency to be snide. However, since he is a supercomputer with his own agenda, he occasionally reveals a more mechanical, much darker side.
  • JEREMY’S DAD/MR. REYES. Jeremy’s Dad: 40’s, Sweet, cheerful, and a little pathetic, his wife’s departure the year before has left him in denial and struggling to cope. Terrified of everything including stepping up as a father and wearing pants, he pretends everything is just fine. Mr Reyes: The drama teacher at the high school, whose dreams of an artistic production are crushed under the demands of school bureaucracy. Emotional and prone to hiding his many disappointments under a constant hunger for Hot Pockets, he needs only the slightest encouragement to take the stage himself.
  • JAKE: The ultimate high school cool guy. Handsome, popular, a star athlete from a rich family, he has everything going for him and he knows it. Alpha status is effortless to him and he might contain hidden depths, but it’s hard to see them when he gets whatever he wants all the time.

[CHLOE / BROOKE / CHRISTINE / JENNA understudy]
Female. 18+ to play a teenager. ANY ETHNICITY. Must have great comedic timing and strong rock/pop voice. Offstage understudy for 4 roles.
  • CHLOE: The most popular girl in school. Confident, crass, sexy, manipulative, and downright mean at times, she’s the undisputed queen of the social scene, and rules over her minions with unquestioned power.
  • BROOKE: The second most popular girl in school. Sweet and a little insecure, she’s Chloe’s sidekick and always happy to defer to her, although she’s not nearly as driven or dominating.
  • CHRISTINE: Sweet, sensitive, smart and a little nerdy, she’s a theater kid and cares deeply about it. The kind of girl who knows she’ll thrive in college, she doesn’t engage with the social hierarchy of high school but can’t resist being tempted when the coolest guy in school starts pursuing her.
  • JENNA: Clearly not one of the cool kids (although she desperately wants to be), she’s the school gossip who always has the dirt and is more than happy to tell anyone and everyone about it.


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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