MEMPHIS - North Carolina Theatre Auditions

Posted: October 22, 2019

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MEMPHIS - NYC EPA

North Carolina Theatre

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Nov 19, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

LOA 2020 Salary pending. 2019 weekly minimum was $784.00

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles.

SM/ASM availability TBD asap.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief song from the show or in the style of the show. Bring sheet music, in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together and your Equity card.

LOCATION

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

PERSONNEL

Producing Artistic Director: Eric Woodall
Music & Lyrics by David Bryan
Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Director/Choreographer: Robert Hartwell
Musical Director: Eddy Robinson

OTHER DATES

1st full company rehearsal: Monday, March 9th, 2020. Rehearses at NC Theatre Studios and Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Runs March 24th-29th 2020 in Raleigh, NC at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

OTHER

North Carolina Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
EPA Procedures are in effect for 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

HUEY (Male, 20-35) 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. The character is Caucasian.
FELICIA(Female, 20-35) 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. The character is African American.
DELRAY(Male, 35-45) 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. The character is African American.
GLADYS(Female, 45-65) 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. The character is Caucasian.
GATOR(Male, 20-35) 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. The character is African American.
BOBBY(Male, 20-35) 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. The character is African American.
MR. SIMMONS(Male, 40-60) 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. The character is Caucasian.

North Carolina Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every 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 audition.

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