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BILLY ELLIOT **Revised** - North Carolina Theatre Auditions

Posted: October 3, 2014

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BILLY ELLIOT - Equity Chorus Call / Dancers

North Carolina Theatre | Raleigh, NC

Date of Audition:
10/21/2014




Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Call / Dancers

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:30 AM - Equity Female Dancers
2 PM - Equity Male Dancers

Contract
LOA
approval pending; current minimum: $699/week

Location
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
Equity Male and Female Dancers of all shapes, sizes and vocal types for ensemble and specialty parts.

See breakdown.

Update 10/3/14: Decription of BIG DAVEY has been revised on the breakdown.

Preparation
All wear supportive sneakers (jazz or street) and clothes to move in. Choreography taught will be from BILLY ELLIOT.

Also prepare 16 bars of a musical theater or pop selection showing range if asked. Bring sheet music accompanist provided.

Bring picture & resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
1st full company rehearsal: Monday, January 26th. Show run is February 10th through 15th.

Personnel
Producer: Carolee Baxter
Artistic Director: Casey Hushion
Music by Elton John
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall
Director: Eric Woodall
Choreographer: Adam Pelty
  • 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

Seeking to cast male and female dancers of all shapes, sizes and vocal types for ensemble and specialties including:

MR. BRAITHWAITE:
30’s-40’s. Dance school pianist and miner. Geordie. Strong singer. Good comedy skills. Tap and dance skills essential. Character actor. Featured Ensemble role.

DEAD MUM:
30’s Billy’s deceased Mum. Geordie. Strong singer. Warm, compassionate, sympathetic. Tap & dance a plus. Featured Ensemble role.

BIG DAVEY: 40’s – 50 Very strong actor, good singer. Should be very tall, very short or very large in stature. Please include actor's height on the submissions. Solid movement skills – tap a plus. A working class leader of the union. Featured Ensemble role.

MALE ENSEMBLE:
Excellent singing voices and ability to dance or move well. Good Tap skills essential. Adaptability to Geordie/ Northern accent required. Character Men of all ages– older rather than younger. Men need to be physically big, burly, out of shape and possess great stamina. To play miners, officials, parents, friends, etc. Ability to cover principle roles. Good minor roles and cameos to come from ensemble.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE:
25-40. Excellent singing voices and ability to dance or move well. Good Tap skills essential. Adaptability to Geordie/ Northern accent required. Ability to cover principle roles.



MALE BALLET DANCER/OLDER BILLY:
Excellent classical ballet dancer with strong physique to join the ensemble. Early to mid 20’s. Must be able to cope with Geordie or Northern or Scottish accent. Tap and singing skills a plus. MINIMUM HEIGHT 5'11". Featured Ensemble role. (This role is CAST, those auditioning will be seen as replacements or understudies.)

MALE ENSEMBLE:
Excellent singing voices and ability to dance or move well. Good Tap skills essential. Adaptability to Geordie/ Northern accent required. Character Men of all ages– older rather than younger. Men need to be physically big, burly, out of shape and possess great stamina. To play miners, officials, parents, friends, etc. Ability to cover principle roles. Good minor roles and cameos to come from ensemble.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE:
25-40. Excellent singing voices and ability to dance or move well. Good Tap skills essential. Adaptability to Geordie/ Northern accent required. Ability to cover principle roles.


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