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DREAMGIRLS - Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Auditions

Posted: June 10, 2011

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DREAMGIRLS– OPEN Auditions

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Hilton Head Island SC SPT (approval/salary level pending; 2010-11 weekly minimum: $408).

Music: Henry Krieger

Book/Lyrics: Tom Eyen

Dir and Mus Dir TBA

GM: Richard Feldman

1st reh: 9/6/11. Runs 9/28-10/23.

OPEN Auditions (Equity/non):

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 Pearl Studios NYC “500”

10 AM (sign-up starts at 9 AM) – Male singers who move well500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor

2 PM (sign-up starts at 1 PM) – Female singers who move wellNew York City

The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided.

Dancing first. Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Women: Character shoes. Men: Jazz shoes. Please prepare 16 bars of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is welcome. Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided, but may not transpose.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

Callbacks: Wednesday, June 29, 2011.

Seeking singers who move extremely well. All must be proficient in blending/singing in tight harmonies. All positions open.

Effie White:

African American, 20-30. Extra curvy. Very talented lead singer of the Dreamettes, a hopeful girl group. In love with Curtis. Gospel belt.

Deena Jones:

African American, 18-30. Thin and beautiful original member of the Dreamettes, later renamed Deena Jones and the Dreams. Mezzo.

Curtis Taylor, Jr.:

African American, 25-40. Used-car salesman who becomes the Dreams' manager. Marries

Deena. Tenor.

James “Thunder” Early:

African American, 25-40. Popular James Brown-like R&B star who takes on the Dreamettes as his opening act. Tenor.

Lorrell Robinson:

African American, 18-27. Original member of the Dreamettes. In a relationship with James Early.

C. C. White:

African American, 18 – 32. Effie's brother. Aspiring songwriter. In love with Michelle. Tenor.

Michelle Morris:

African American, 18-30. Effie's replacement in Deena Jones and the Dreams. High belt.

Marty Madison:

African American, 25-45. James Early's manager and veteran music agent. Baritone.

Ensemble:

Must sing and dance well. All characters are African American, except where noted.

    Frank:
    A press agent


    Backup Singers:
    Female, for James Early – Charlene, Joanne, Les Style, The Stepp Sisters


    Little Albert:
    Gospel blues tenor with ad lib skills.


    Male Groups:
    The Tru-Tones, The Five Tuxedoes and The James Early Band.


    Wayne:
    Tenor.


    Dave:
    Caucasian. Leader of The Sweethearts. Tenor.


    Film Executive:
    Man.


    The Sweethearts:
    Two Caucasian women. Backup singers.


    Tiny Joe Dixon:
    Blues baritenor.


    Jerry:
    Nightclub owner.



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