PARADISE SQUARE **Revised Time** - Developmental Lab Auditions

Posted: June 11, 2019

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PARADISE SQUARE - NYC ECC / Female Singers

Paradise Square Broadway LP

AUDITION DATE
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
10:00 am (EDT) Female Singers

CONTRACT
Development Agreement Tier 3; $1,250/week

SEEKING
Equity singers for the ensemble. Some to cover principals.

PREPARATION
All SINGERS SHOULD COME WITH FULL BOOK AND BE PREPARED TO SING BEST SONG.

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
check lobby upon arrival for studio assignment

PERSONNEL
Casting - Duncan Stewart, CSA & Benton Whitley, CSA of Stewart/Whitley

Director: Moises Kaufman; Choreographer: Bill T. Jones; Book: Craig Lucas, Larry Kirwan, Marcus Gardley; Music: Jason Howland, Larry Kirwan; Lyricist: Nathan Tysen

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: On or about August 8
End Date: On or about August 29

OTHER
ECC 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
[MALE ENSEMBLE SINGER WITH REVEREND SAMUEL E. CORNISH U.S]
20s-40s, male, African American. A dancing and singing Greek chorus providing all of the background functions of populating our world, conveying through movement and song a clear-eyed if at times cynical grounding in their truth in each dramatic situation as it unfolds. SEEKING A STRONG SINGER AND ACTOR. BASS/BARITONE. (Note: This track also understudies REVEREND SAMUEL E. CORNISH: A Presbyterian Pastor who can be self-righteous but is also self-assured and well educated. A refined, great orator who is inherently a true leader. He with his white Irish wife Annie, run the underground Railroad in the Five Points. Actor must have a lot of stage presence and great stature. VOCAL RANGE – HIGH. BARITONE – SINGS TO AN F.)
TO BE CAST
[MALE ENSEMBLE SINGER/CHARACTER ACTOR].
Caucasian Male. Mature character actor/singer. Proficiency on instrument is an asset. A dancing and singing Greek chorus providing all of the background functions of populating our world, conveying through movement and song a clear-eyed if at times cynical grounding in their truth in each dramatic situation as it unfolds. SEEKING A STRONG SINGER AND CHARACTER ACTOR.
TO BE CAST
[MALE SINGER/DANCER ENSEMBLE WITH WILLIAM HENRY LANCE U.S]
20s-40s, male, African American. Seeking dancers who have strong tap along with urban dance skill, i.e., break, stepping, locking, flexing, crumping, etc. A dancing and singing Greek chorus providing all of the background functions of populating our world, conveying through movement and song a clear-eyed if at times cynical grounding in their truth in each dramatic situation as it unfolds. We are seeking dancers with strong vocal and acting skills to complete the ensemble cast of distinct, specific characters. (Note: This track also understudies WILLIAM HENRY LANCE: (African American Man, early 20's), An exceptional dancer & tap dancer. A hot head, fearless and strong-willed to a fault. He was born and bred on a Tennessee plantation. Born a slave, who was free via The Underground Railroad. VOCAL RANGE - HIGH RnB TENOR - NEEDS A STRONG Bb.
TO BE CAST
[FEMALE SINGER ENSEMBLE WITH ANABELLE “NELLY” FREEMAN U.S.]
20s-40s, female, African American. Seeking strong singers who can also dance - i.e., break, stepping, locking, flexing, crumping, etc. A dancing and singing Greek chorus providing all of the background functions of populating our world, conveying through movement and song a clear-eyed if at times cynical grounding in their truth in each dramatic situation as it unfolds. Again, dancers with strong vocal and acting skills to complete the ensemble cast of distinct, specific characters are what we are looking for. (Note: this track also understudies ANABELLE “NELLY” FREEMAN: Nelly is the first African American woman to own a saloon in the Five Points and is fiercely determined to hold on to it. She is beautiful, tenacious, charming, witty and is a force of nature. Life has taught her to have a tough skin but has no prejudice as she provides a sanctuary welcoming all races to be together. She runs the Underground Railroad in the Five Points with the Reverend and Annie. Actor must have an extraordinary stage presence. VOCAL RANGE - RnB Belt, with strong mix. Belts to a D.
TO BE CAST
[FEMALE IRISH STEP DANCER/ENSEMBLE]
Caucasian female. Strong Irish Dancer with flawless technique who also is a distinct character unto herself. Must be a strong actor and singer. This dancing and singing Greek chorus providing all of the background functions of populating our world, conveying through movement and song a clear-eyed if at times cynical grounding their truth in each dramatic situation as it unfolds. ALL VOICE TYPES.
TO BE CAST


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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