MEMPHIS - North Carolina Theatre Auditions

Posted: October 22, 2019

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MEMPHIS - Raleigh NC EPA

North Carolina Theatre

AUDITION DATE

Sun, Nov 17, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
no scheduled lunch break

APPOINTMENTS

For an AEA appointment only, please email Melody Cleland MCleland@nctheatre.com. Non Equity and EMC will be seen after the AEA scheduled appointments.

CONTRACT

LOA 2020 Salary pending. 2019 weekly minimum was $784.00

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles.

All SM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief contemporary musical theater 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. Please bring dance shoes (heels where applicable) and clothes in case you are asked to stay and dance.

Non Equity and EMC performers will be seen at these auditions on a first come basis as space and time allow with priority given to AEA members. Non Equity and EMC will not be given appointments in advance.

LOCATION

North Carolina Theatre Conservatory
3043 Barrow Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616

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

*(possible callbacks on November 24th)

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.
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 (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.
FEATURED ENSEMBLE/ WAILIN’ JOE/BEALE STREET (Male, 20-40) Wailin’ Joe sings "Scratch My Itch" and is featured in both Act One and Act Two; must also dance very well; vocal range: excellent tenor voice, Eb3-Gb5. The character is African American.
FEATURED ENSEMBLE/MR.COLLINS/GORDON - (Male, 40-60) to play Mr. Collins, a department store owner, and Gordon Grant, a record company executive, and perform in the ensemble; dance ability a plus. Vocal range: baritenor. The character is Caucasian.
FEATURED ENSEMBLE/BEALE STREET SINGER: (Female, 20-30) must be a good dancer; vocal range: excellent high belt voice. The character is: African American
ENSEMBLE MAIN STREET SINGER/DANCERS MALE (Male, 20-30) four excellent dancers with great pop/rock/crooner voices; comic ability and tumbling a plus; vocal range: tenor and baritenor. These characters are Caucasian.
ENSEMBLE MAIN STREET SINGER/DANCERS FEMALE (Female, 18-30) to play teenagers-30 for different roles; excellent dancers, great singers, "Double Dutch" experience a plus; vocal range: pop/rock/R&B; belters. These characters are Caucasian.
ENSEMBLE BEALE STREET SINGER/DANCERS MALE (Male, 18-30) to play teenagers; excellent dancers with great R&B/rock voices; comic abilities, partnering, and tumbling a plus; vocal range: baritenors/tenors B2-B4. These characters are African American.
ENSEMBLE BEALE STREET SINGER/DANCERS FEMALE (Male, 18-30) to play teenagers; excellent dancers, great soulful R&B/rock voices, athletic and fierce, comic ability and partnering a plus, "Double Dutch" experience a plus; vocal range: altos/sopranos A3-A5. These characters are African American.

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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