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BILLY ELLIOT - Summer Theatre of New Canaan Auditions

Posted: January 30, 2020

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BILLY ELLIOT - NEW CANAAN CT EPA

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

AUDITION DATE

Mon, Feb 17, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS

Please email Casting@stonc.org with Headshot and resume, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. Appointment requests accepted 1/31/2020.

CONTRACT

LOA Ref. to LORT; $448/week

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for all roles. See breakdown.

PREPARATION

Prepare two contrasting song cuts in the style of BIlly Elliot. Be prepared to read as sides may be provided at audition.

LOCATION

Summer Theatre of New Canaan
70 Pine St
New Canaan, CT 06840
Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan. Audition studio is 2 minutes walking distance from New Canaan train station

PERSONNEL

Director: Allegra Libonati
Director: Christian Libonati
Choreographer: Doug Shankman

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: June 16
First Preview: July 9
Opening: July 10
Closing: July 26

OTHER

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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

**Actors of all ethnicities encouraged to audition. All characters speak with English dialect

Billy Elliot: Gender: male. Age: 10 to 13. Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: E3.
A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love. Must be an excellent ballet and tap dancer.
Dad: Gender: male. Age: 40 to 55. Vocal range top: Eb4. Vocal range bottom: A2
Billy's stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy's dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son. Doesn’t need to dance.
Grandma: Gender: female. Age: 60 to 75. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: F#3
Billy's eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resent
Mrs. Wilkinson: Gender: female. Age: 40 to 50. Vocal range top: Bb5. Vocal range bottom: Gb3
The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance. Must be an excellent dancer, tap optional.
Tony: Gender: male. Age: 18 to 25. Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: D3
Billy's brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance. Must be a good mover.
Mum: Gender: Female. 30 to 45. Vocal range top F5. Vocal range bottom: G3. Billy’s mom who died when he was young. Compassionate, loving. A source of strength for Billy. Mover.
George: Gender: male. Age: 40-55.
Boxing Coach. An imposing, gruff and tough miner. Comedic skills. Must be a good mover.
Mr. Braithwaite: Gender: male. Age: 20-55. Vocal range top: C4. Vocal range bottom: G2
Accompanist (actor doesn’t need to play the piano), comedic skills. Must be an excellent mover.
Dream Billy: Gender: Male. Age 20-30
A dream image of the star ballet dancer Billy will become. Must be an excellent ballet dancer.
Michael: Gender: male. Age: 10 to 13. Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: A#3
Billy's careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women's clothing. Must be an excellent dance, tap optional.
Adult Ensemble: Age: 30-60. Seeking an ethnically and physically diverse ensemble of excellent male and female singer, dancer, actors to play Miners; Police Officers;, Royal Ballet School Members. Strong movers and a range of dance ability are needed including some excellent tappers.
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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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