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CHASIN’ DEM BLUES - Delaware Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: February 16, 2011

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CHASIN’ DEM BLUES– Photo / Resume Request

Delaware Theatre Company (Wilmington, DE)LORT D (paying above min. at $750/week)

Director of Production: Eric Schaeffer

Director: Kevin Ramsey

Written and Conceived By: Kevin Ramsey

Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting

1strehearsal: 3/22/11. Runs: 4/13 – 5/1/11

NYC auditions will be held February 23, 2011,

by appointment only.

Seeking submissions from

Actors' Equity Members onlyfor these particular auditions.

For consideration, email or mail picture and resume IMMEDIATELY to:

klappercasting@gmail.com

Stephanie Klapper Casting

39 West 19th Street, 12th Floor

New York, NY 10011

** salary note: Theatre provides round trip Amtrak ticket as well as a Private 1 Bedroom Apartment and a shared company car.

Chasin' Dem Blues, the untold story of Paramount Records, is a foot-stomping, roof-raising, multi-media musical celebration. It thrills audiences with storytellers' accounts of how a small Midwest town changed the landscape of American music, and ushered in the sound of the early 20th century, a sound that still reverberates today.

Please note: The ensemble is an exciting, diverse group of dynamic actors, singers and musicians who are versatile in the music, acting and singing styles to celebrate this exciting blues event. Performers auditioning should feel free to bring in any instruments

and musical skills they would like to showcase.

Seeking:

Queen:

(Female Ages 35 – 55, African American) She is a powerhouse gospel and blues singer/ actress with a great voice and a lot of presence who moves well. (In addition to sides, actress should prepare a Blues up-tempo & ballad, as well as, the spiritual “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child”)

Professor:

(Male age 25 – 50, Caucasian) A versatile pianist, vocalist, and actor with a great voice and a lot of presence (who will also serve as the Co-Musical Director). In addition to the sides, actor should prepare two contrasting Blues compositions that show range and versatility. Some suggestions of songs (but not limited to) are: Big Chief or Tipitina (Professor Longhair) · The Original Pinetop Boogie Woogie (Pinetop Smith) · Confessin' the Blues (Jay McShann)

PLEASE NOTE: The actor playing the role of PROFESSOR will also serve as the C0-Musical Director. The actor will receive an additional fee of $2,000 dollars.


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