PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL - Southport Theater Auditions

Posted: January 8, 2020

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL - CHICAGO EPA DAYS

Southport Theater LLC

AUDITION DATE

Sun, Jan 19, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CST)
Break From 8:00pm - 8:20pm

Mon, Jan 20, 2020
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (CST)
Break From 8:00pm - 8:20pm

APPOINTMENTS

members may sign up through the Member portal on 1/13/2020

CONTRACT

CAT CAT TIER 2 $314 Per week minimum

SEEKING

Singers, dancers and actors of all ethnic backgrounds and all gender identities. We are looking for a fun bunch of people who love the night life and got to boogie on the disco ‘round.

PREPARATION

Prepare to sing 32 bars of one pop song from the 70's or 80's and bring sheet music in the proper key. A piano accompanist will be provided. If you are a drag performer, there will be restrooms available in which to prepare. Bring headshot and resume.

LOCATION

Mercury Theater Chicago
3745 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613-3718

PERSONNEL

Director - Walter Stearns
Musical Director - Eugene Dizon
Choreographer - Breon Arzell


OTHER DATES

Rehearsals begin February 24, 2020. Performances from March 20 to June 28, 2020.

OTHER

Produced with Venus Cabaret Theatre LLC
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

BERNADETTE – 40s-50s Transgender female or Non-Binary Performer. Outstanding acting, dance, singing (range adaptable) and lip-synching ability essential. A quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of ‘Les Girls’. The mother of the group, Bernadette is glamorous, oozing Old Hollywood charm with rapier wit and sensitivity. Must be able to be convincing and touching in her attraction and growing relationship with Bob.
MITZI/ TICK – 30s to early 40s male. Outstanding acting, dance, singing (baritone – tenor) and lip-synching ability essential. With an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business. Estranged husband of Marion and absent father to 8-year-old Benjamin, his journey from disillusionment to fulfillment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story.
FELICIA/ ADAM –20s to 30s male. Very well-maintained physical features with outstanding character acting, dance, singing (tenor) and lip-synching ability essential. A flashy, young drag queen and born performer with a more than occasional bitchy streak. Provocative and outspoken he has a tendency to get himself into trouble with both friends and complete strangers.
THE DIVAS – 20s-40s females. Sassy and strong, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades. Strong vocalists in the disco-belt style a must. Will also be part of the female ensemble
BOB – late 40s-early 60s male. Strong acting ability. A mechanic. Typical laconic attitude, soft hearted Aussie bloke who spent years wandering around the world only to find he was better off where he started. Has a fascination with Bernadette whom he saw perform in ‘Les Girls’ in Sydney more than twenty years ago.
SHIRLEY – 40s-50s female. Hardened outback bar tender/waitress. Good ironic comedy. Character acting, dance and strong singing ability – solo and ensemble pieces.
MARION – 30s-early 40s female. A hotel Entertainment Manager in Darwin, mother of 8 year Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick (Mitzi). A strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother. There is a deep unconventional affection between her and Tick. Strong singing and acting. Will also be part of the female ensemble.
CYNTHIA – 20s-early 30s Asian/Eurasian female. Bob’s feisty Filipino wife. A frustrated performer of obscure ‘stage tricks’ which make her very popular at the local pub. She spends her days as a housewife looking after Bob and his home. Character acting, dance and singing ability essential.
MISS UNDERSTANDING – 20s-30s male. A fabulous drag queen with great comic hosting ability.
FRANK – late 20s-mid 30s male. Tough miner bloke with violent tendencies. A hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy. Tall, strapping and very outback Australian. Character acting, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene.
JIMMY- 20s-30s male. Friendly indigenous Australian bloke whom the queens run into in the desert; innocent charm and great movement skills; any traditional dance a huge plus; character acting, singing and dancing ability. Will be part of the ensemble.
YOUNG BERNADETTE/ FARRAH- 20s-30s male. the epitome of grace and glamour, gender illusion rather than drag, 'Les Girls' at its most alluring. Farrah: young, beautiful and sassy drag queen. Character acting, singing and dancing ability. Will be part of the ensemble.
BENJI – 8 to 11-year-old boy. The cute son of Tick and his estranged wife, Marion. Marion has raised Benji to be a sweet and open-minded young boy who is supportive of his Father’s lifestyle. Although Tick has not seen him for many years their reunion is pivotal and endearing.


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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