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FAME THE MUSICAL - Macau International Music Festival Auditions

Posted: May 26, 2011

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FAME THE MUSICAL- Equity Principal Auditions

Your browser may not support display of this image.Producers: Keith Marrapodi, Barkley Kalpak Associates NYC Midsize (approval pending)

$568/week minimum. $60/day per diem. Transportation and housing provided.

Concept: David De Silva

Score: Jacques Levy

Book: Jose Fernandez

Dir: Jeff Kalpak

Assoc Dir/Choreo: Richard J Hinds

Mus Dir: Mark Fifer

CD: Bess Fifer, CSA

1st reh (NYC): On/about 9/6/11. Travel to Macau (China): 9/29. 1st Macau reh: 10/2. Runs at the Macau International Music Festival 10/6-10/9 (five perfs). Travel to NYC: 10/10.

Equity Principal Auditions:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011Pearl Studios NYC

10 AM - 6 PM500 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor

Lunch from 1:30 - 2:30.New York City

Please prepare a brief song in the style of the show (contemporary pop/rock). Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided, but may not transpose.

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

This production will be set in the present day, 2011.

Seeking (all roles are available):

Note:All performers must have a valid passport and be at least 18 years of age.

The Actors

Nick Piazza:

Seeking actor 18+ to play age 15-18. Nick is an ambitious, enthusiastic, classical actor who is very serious about acting. Has hidden romantic interest for Serena. Seeking a strong pop singer who moves well. Range: D3 to G4, B4 preferred (tenor).

Serena Katz:

Seeking actress 18+ to play age 15-18. Serena is a shy, timid yet keen and enthusiastic actress. Develops returned romantic feelings for Nick. Seeking a strong pop singer who moves well. Range: Bb3 to Eb5 (alto).

Jose “Joe” Vegas:

Seeking actor 18+ to play age 15-18. Jose is Spanish. An acting student. Loud, funny and the comic of the show. Develops an unreturned crush on Carmen. Seeking a strong pop singer who moves well. Range: C3 to G4 (baritone or tenor).

The Dancers

Carmen Diaz:

Seeking actress 18+ to play age 15-18. Carmen is a sexy, confident but cocky dancer with a big ego. Determined to make it big and obsessed with fame; believes she has what it takes to achieve this. Initially has a casual relationship with Tyrone, but develops returned romantic feelings for Schlomo. She later dies after being hooked on drugs. Seeking a strong dancer who sings pop well. Range: Bb3 to G5 (soprano).

Tyrone Jackson:

Seeking actor 18+ to play age 15-18. Tyrone is a talented hip-hop dancer who comes from a poor background. Dyslexic. Shares a love-hate relationship with Iris. Seeking a strong dancer who sings pop well. Range: E3 to G4 (baritone).

Mabel Washington:

Seeking an actress 18+ to play age 15-18. Mabel is a brash, outrageous, brassy and plump dancer who is desperate to lose weight, but can't resist food. Often speaks her mind and gives advice to other characters in their times of trouble. Seeking a strong dancer who sings pop well. Range: D4 to G5, Bb5 preferred (soprano).

Iris Kelly:

Seeking an actress 18+ to play age 15-18. Iris is a very talented, graceful ballet dancer who is believed to be extremely wealthy. She often comes across as stuck up. Insecure about herself, and afraid people do not like her. Shares a love-hate relationship with Tyrone. Seeking a strong dancer who sings pop well (any range).

The Musicians

Schlomo Metzenbaum:

Seeking actor 18+ to play age 15-18. Schlomo is a shy classical violinist (or pianist, depending on the actor) who sets up a rock band. Comes from a musical background, with a father who is a famous violinist. Fed up from the strain of being expected to do well, and wishes to rebel. Rather a geek and is very insecure, but also very wise and academically clever. Has a returned romantic interest in Carmen. Seeking a strong pop singer who moves well. Range: C3 to G4 (tenor). Performer must play violin or piano.

Grace “Lambchops” Lamb:

Seeking actress 18+ to play age 15-18. Grace is a loud, confrontational rock chick and tomboy who plays the drums for Schlomo's band. Often loses her temper, and it is implied that she does not take school seriously. Seeking a strong pop singer (any range) who moves well. Performer must have great rhythm and must play drums.

Goodman “Goody” King:

Seeking actor 18+ to play age 15-18. Goody is a trumpet (or saxophone) musician in Schlomo's band. Believed to be Schlomo's best friend. Seeking a strong pop singer (any range) who moves well. Performer must play trumpet or saxophone.

The Teachers

Miss Esther Sherman:

Mid 30s+. Strict, old-fashioned and academic English teacher who loves her students, despite the fact that she comes down hard on them. Strong singer needed (F3 to F5 (alto)).

Ms. Greta Bell:

Mid 30s+. Dance teacher with a big passion for different styles of dance. Believes that dance is a way of life. Very protective, and believes in her students. Seeking a strong pop singer/dancer. Range: C4 to E5 (alto).

Mr. Sheinkopf:

Mid 30s+, European. Music tutor with a love for classical music and dislike for all things rock and roll. Performer must be a strong pop singer (any range).


Statement of casting personnel: “We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, [we solicit the audition participation of] qualified performers, without regard to disability, race, age, color, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless otherwise specifically indicated.”


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