LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - RWS & Associates Entertainment Inc. Auditions

Posted: May 2, 2018

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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL - NYC EPA
RWS Entertainment Group

AUDITION DATE
Tue, May 22, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
Off Broadway $575 per week

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles.

PREPARATION
Please be prepared to sing a pop/rock or R&B song. Or, if possible, New Orleans inspired songs such as “Iko Iko” or “Big Chief” would be preferable to jazz standards from the 40s or 50s. A pianist will be provided. Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Conceived by: Jack Viertel
Director/Choreographer: Warren Carlyle
Musical Director: Sonny Paladino
General Manager: Joe Christopher
Casting: Binder Casting/Jay Binder, CSA

Expected at the EPA: Jay Binder, Casting Dir.

OTHER DATES
Dates: August 6-18, 2018
Venue: RWS Studios

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
NOTE: LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL is a celebration of New Orleans - its music, its unique party atmosphere and its indomitable spirit of faith and renewal. Loosely structured along the lines of a SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE or an AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, it uses a fast-paced catalogue of classic New Orleans tunes to paint a romantic but realistic picture of an immortal city, the “land of dreams.”

Everyone in this cast must be extroverted: real entertainers, comfortable with playing directly to an audience, capable of being comic and moving when necessary. All must move well. Playing a musical instrument is a plus, but not necessary.
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SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
MALE:

Big Chief
The Piano Man – Mid to late 40s. Could be African American or Caucasian. Older, exotic, seems in touch with the voodoo culture – could be linen suit, beads, might be barefoot, like Dr. John, or more in the Bog Joe Williams mode. Playing piano is a plus. He’s our tour guide. Dr. John-esque vocal style; a gruff voice with character. Rough, whiskey drinking vocal quality.

Jerry Lee
Late 20s to mid 30s. The bad boy. Could be African American or Caucasian. Way too eager to have fun. Must be expert singer/dancer, old style entertainer in the mold of Sammy Davis Jr. or Jerry Lee Lewis. Tenor.
Trixie
Early 30s. The Drag genius – he/she is what he/she says he/she is - which is not always the same thing from one minute to the next. Could be that he/she appears as a kind of young Lola-from Kinky Boots person. CAST

FEMALE:

Hannah Brown
Late 30s. The Woman who loves Big Chief – his opposite number, not young, but still very alive, more responsible than The Piano Man, as women tend to be, but not above having a very good time – at a party, or a parade, or in bed. CAST
Liza Jane
Mid to late 20s. Could be African American or Caucasian. An innocent young woman. She must be adorable, and a superb comic. Soprano with mix and belt.
Geechie
Late 30s to early 40s. Could be African American or Caucasian. A tough woman; wild, funny, lived too much of life too quick – sounds a little like Janis Joplin, maybe. Or Koko Taylor. Or Bonnie Raitt. She is a character woman that still has sexuality. Alto belt.
NOTE: ALL ETHNICITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND


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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