MEMPHIS - Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Auditions

Posted: January 2, 2020

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MEMPHIS - MIDLAND PA OPEN CALL / SINGING AUDITIONS

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center


AUDITION DATE

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
4:00 pm (EST)
Singing auditions


APPOINTMENTS

For appointment information, visit: https://forms.gle/asaYwnAwPsho5PUs9

CONTRACT

Guest Artist pending.

SEEKING

Seeking actor/singers for various roles in Lincoln Park's upcoming production of Memphis. The Center encourages performers of all ethnicities to audition.

Note: All Actors must attend the dance call on 2/19 as well (even if you are attending the vocal auditions on 2/18) to be considered for casting unless told by Producer

PREPARATION

2 contrasting 16 bar cuts of contemporary musical theatre songs. Songs from the show not discouraged.
Please bring sheet music in the correct key for the provided accompanist
Bring a current picture and resume.


Bring a current picture and resume

LOCATION

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
1 Lincoln Park
Midland, PA 15059-1535

PERSONNEL

Directed by Justin Fortunato
Choreographed by James Allen Washington
Music Directed by Kathleen Billie


OTHER DATES

See breakdown for dates.


OTHER

http://www.lincolnparkarts.org

Callbacks: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 1-5:00 PM (Callbacks by invitation)
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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


Huey: The frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local "white" radio station, ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for him in segregated Memphis; vocal range: tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/R&B; styles (C3-B4.)
Felicia: A beautiful, wide-eyed, and a fiercely gifted singer, follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed; vocal range: high R&B; belt voice (G3-A5.)
Delray: Felicia’s older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where she sings; realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond; vocal range: baritenor with a great pop/rock/R&B; voice (Bb2-Bb4.)
Gladys: An excellent actor with comic skills; Huey’s stern, traditional blue-collar, southern mother who has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, whom she loves, but about whom she constantly worries; vocal range: strong singer with alto-belt mix (B3-A5.)
Gator: Works as a bartender at Delray’s, hasn’t spoken since age five, when he saw his father killed; as the story progresses, he finds his voice again, must be an excellent actor and singer and move well, comic timing a plus; vocal range: great R&B; baritenor (F#3-A4.)
Bobby: The janitor at Mr. Simmons’s radio station, full of personality and heart, role requires an actor who must dance well, as the character has a dance break in his show-stopping number “Big Love,” comic skills a plus; vocal range: great gospel voice (G3-C5.)
Mr. Simmons: the conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start; a strong, southern, commanding businessman who becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command; great actor who is comfortable singing.
Wailin’ Joe: Wailin’ Joe sings "Scratch My Itch" and is featured in both Act One and Act Two; must also dance very well; covers the principal roles of Delray and Bobby; vocal range: excellent tenor voice (Eb3-Gb5.)
ENSEMBLE: Female and Male Beale Street Singer/Dancers, Female and Male Main Street Singer/ Dancers

Rehearsals:
Monday, May 18- Friday, May 22, 2020: 4-9:00 PM
Sunday, May 24, 2020: 1-7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 26- Friday, May 29, 2020: 4-9:00 PM
Sunday, May 31, 2020: 1-7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 2- Friday, June 5, 2020: 4-9:00 PM
Tech Rehearsals (Mandatory):
Saturday, June 6, 2020: 4-9:00 PM
Sunday, June 7, 2020: 1-9:00 PM
Tuesday, June 9-Thursday, June 11, 2020: 4-9:00 PM
Performances (Mandatory):
Friday, June 12, 2020: 7:30 PM performance
Saturday, June 13, 2020: 7:30 PM performance
Sunday, June 14, 2020: 2:00 PM performance
Friday, June 19, 2020: 7:30 PM performance
Saturday, June 20, 2020: 7:30 PM performance
Sunday, June 21, 2020: 2:00 PM performance


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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