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BILLY ELLIOT - Summer Theatre of New Canaan Auditions

Posted: February 4, 2020

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BILLY ELLIOT - NYC APPOINTMENTS

Summer Theatre of New Canaan

APPOINTMENTS

NYC Appointment only auditions to be held February 18 and 19, from 10am to 6pm (break 1 to 2), at Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave. Callbacks Feb 20.

CONTRACT

LOA ref. to LORT

SEEKING

Submissions from actors for principal and ensemble roles.

If given an appointment, prepare one 32 bar cut of a song in the style of BIlly Elliot (Singing from the show is encouraged). Be prepared to read as sides may be provided at audition. Dancers bring tap shoes as well as character shoes.

INSTRUCTIONS

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

PERSONNEL

Director: Christian Libonati
Choreographer: Doug Shankman
Artistic Director: Melody Libonati

OTHER DATES

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


OTHER

Billy Elliot rehearses in New Canaan, CT. commute from NYC 65 minutes by Metro North. NYC Transportation stipends provided. Performances Thursday-Sunday.
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 submit.

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 submit.

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