DREAMGIRLS - Broadway Theatre TBA Auditions

Posted: July 17, 2018

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DREAMGIRLS (Broadway) - NYC EPA
Producing Org TBD

AUDITION DATES

Mon, Jul 30, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Tue, Jul 31, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Wed, Aug 01, 2018**
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

Production (League) $2034/week current min

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various principal roles. All principal roles are African-American.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a ‘Motown inspired’ pop or rock and roll song of the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s. An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

LOCATIONS

Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

**Wed 8/1 ONLY
Ripley-Grier Studios (305)
305 W 38th St
New York, NY 10018-2902
2nd floor

PERSONNEL

Director & Choreographer: Casey Nicholaw
Producer: Sonia Friedman Productions
General Manager: Bespoke Theatricals/Amy Jacobs
Book and Lyrics: Tom Eyen
Music: Henry Krieger
Music Director: Nick Finlow
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting/Eric Woodall

OTHER DATES

Show dates: TBA 2018/2019

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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

All principal characters in DREAMGIRLS are African American.
EFFIE WHITE- 18- late 20’s. Lead singer of ‘The Dreamettes’. Later she gets fired from the group when Deena gets given the lead. Headstrong, sassy, temperamental, a diva. Powerful gospel singer required with brilliant belt. African American. Principal role.
DEENA JONES- 18- late 20’s. Becomes the lead singer of “The Dreams.” Marries Curtis but leaves him when she finds out about his illegal activities. Wants to become an actress. Beautiful. More of a commercial pop vocal. African American. Principal role.
LORRELL ROBINSON- 18- late 20’s. The softer of the three “Dreams” Tries to keep the peace. Starts a relationship with Jimmy. African American. Principal role.
CURTIS TAYLOR JR- early 30’s. A used car salesman who talks himself into becoming ‘The Dreamettes’ Manager. Later becomes Jimmy’s Manager too. Resorts to payola, bribing DJ’s to play his clients music. Dates Effie but eventually marries Deena. Con man, forceful, a cheat, determined. African American. Principal role.
JIMMY ‘THUNDER’ EARLY- early 30’s. A popular RnB star who, over time, loses his fame. Married but has an affair with Lorrell. An outrageous ‘star’ performer. High energy, chaotic. African American. Principal role.
C.C WHITE- 18- late 20’s. Effie’s brother. A songwriter. African American. Principal role.
MARTY- Late 40’s-50’s. Jimmy’s Manager. Quits as Jimmy’s Manager when Curtis starts to take over. Later becomes Effie’s Manager and teaches her to rebuild her confidence. African American. Principal role.


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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