IN THE HEIGHTS - Musical Theatre West Auditions

Posted: August 7, 2017

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In the Heights - Long Beach ECC Female Dancers
Musical Theatre West

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Aug 29, 2017
5:00 pm (PDT)

APPOINTMENTS
ECC rules in effect.
In-person sign-up begins at 4:30PM on 8/29/17.

CONTRACT
COST
Minimum - $746/wk

SEEKING
See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Please wear street clothes and dance sneakers.

LOCATION
Musical Theatre West Rehearsal Hall
4350 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804

PERSONNEL
Paul Garman: Executive Director /Producer
Dennis Castellano: Musical Director
Hector Guerrero: Choreographer
Benny Perez: Director

OTHER DATES
First AEA rehearsal: October 2, 2017, Preview: October: October 20, 2017, Opening: October 21, 2017, Closing: November 5, 2017

OTHER
Info@musical.org
ECC 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
IN THE HEIGHTS
Note: All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
All roles are open.
Most of the principals are of LATIN descent. If you are interested in a particular role, we encourage you to sing that character's material from the score at the audition.
USNAVI DE LA VEGA (20-30, Latino) Youthful, awkward, sincere Dominican owner of a convenience store. Urban,articulate, funny, harbors a crush on the local salon beauty. Not a “cool stud”. Narrator. SINGS, RAPS VERY WELL, DANCES, High Baritone/Tenor (to G4)
SONNY (20-30, Latino) Young, smart?alecky, wise and dry cousin to Usnavi. Tough and smart Dominican, has bigplans for himself and his neighborhood. Great comedy chops. SINGS UPPER RANGE, RAPS VERY WELL, DANCES, Tenor (to Bb4)
NINA ROSARIO (20-30, Latina) Fresh, smart college student. Brave and strong Puerto Rican girl, but has to tell herparents that she quit school months ago. Emotional and conflicted, but still the “star” of the neighborhood. Demanding role, lots of singing. VERY STRONG SINGER, DANCES, STRONG ACTRESS, Soprano High Belter (to F5)
VANESSA (20-30, Latina) Sexy, hardened, stylist at the local salon. Has a troubled home life, wishes to get out and into something better. Tired of all the whistles and catcalls, looking for a true love. Ethnic, but definitely American. STRONG BELT SINGER, STRONG DANCER, Mezzo Soprano High Belter (to E5)
BENNY (20-30, Black, White, Asian or any other non?Latino) Strong, smart, masculine worker at the Rosario Taxi dispatch. Very ambitious, urban, and full of big dreams. Handsome, bright, and harbors a crush on the “boss’ daughter”. VERY STRONG SINGER, GOOD DANCER, STRONG ACTOR/RAPPER, Tenor (to Ab4)
ABUELA CLAUDIA (50-60 LATINA) Sweet, caring, and supportive Cuban matriarch of the neighborhood. Takes care of all the young people, and regularly plays the lottery. A wise character with strength, passion, and a long memory. A powerful actress, singer and storyteller. STRONG SINGER, STRONG ACTRESS, Alto Belter (F#3 to C5)
KEVIN ROSARIO (40-50, Latino) (This role has been cast) Puerto Rican born father to Nina. Owns and runs a taxidispatch with his wife, Camila. Traditional, hard-working Latin father, over?protective, loving, but also has at emper. STRONG SINGER, STRONG ACTOR. Baritone (to E)
CAMILA ROSARIO (40-50, Latina) The smart, caring “business” half of the Rosarios. She takes care of the bills andbusiness, but usually holds her tongue in the presence of her husband. Dynamic Puerto Rican woman, with a powerful voice and presence that gets unleashed when she’s had “ENOUGH”!!! STRONG SINGER, STRONG ACTRESS, Mezzo Soprano Belter (G3 to B4)
DANIELA (35-50, Latina) Sassy Puerto Rican owner of the local hair and nail salon. Loves to gossip, has a toughexterior, but enjoys being “The Boss”. Her salon rent keeps going up, so, sadly she is moving to the Bronx.. Great comedy chops and timing. Think Miranda Priestly meets Sofia Vergara. VERY STRONG SINGER, STRONG COMIC ACTRESS, Alto Belter (G3 to C5)
CARLA (20-30, Latina) Bubbly, funny, side?kick to Daniela. Very sweet and religious. Supportive friend to the salontrio. Good at playing “dizzy or bird-brained”. STRONG SINGER, GOOD AT COMEDY,Soprano
GRAFFITI PETE (20-30, Any ethnicity) Young, urban, slick graffiti artist of the neighborhood. Slightly shady, but with a good heart. He doesn’t see his “art” as a bad thing, wants to make a difference while making a living. Need an excellent hip-hop or break dancer. VERY STRONG DANCER, RAPS WELL
PIRAGUA GUY (30-50, Latino) The town crier. Sells shaved ice from a cart, has a soaring tenor voice, reflects on how the people in the neighborhood “keep scraping by”. Charismatic and important role. SINGS VERY WELL, DANCES SOME, Tenor (Substainable A4)
MEN AND WOMEN OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS (20-50, Latino, Latina, Black, Asian, White) Interesting, diverse and well-rounded people of the community. All shapes and sizes. As important as any of the principals, these people havestories of their own. We would like to see more than just great singers and dancers. Bring your strength, your vulnerability, your history, your sass, your humor and your love and pride from your ancestors. Challenging part singing and modern dance moves. VERY STRONG SINGERS/READERS, HIP-HOP and LATIN MOVES/ACRO TRICKS


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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