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ROCK OF AGES - Aurora Civic Center Authority Auditions

Posted: February 13, 2020

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ROCK OF AGES - CHICAGO ECC MALE IDENTIFYING DANCERS- COPY

Aurora Civic Center Authority

AUDITION DATE

Wed, Feb 26, 2020
10:00 am (CST)

APPOINTMENTS

Members May sign up through the Member Portal on 2/19/2020 @ 9:00am

CONTRACT

LOA LOA to COST $741 per week minimum Pending Equity Approval
COST

SEEKING

Seeking strong actors, singers, and dancers of all genders, ethnicities, ages and types.

PREPARATION

Please bring ONE copy of your Headshot/Resume
Be warmed up and prepared to dance in appropriate attire and bring jazz or tennis shoes for the male call, character shoes AND tennis shoes for the female call. You may be asked to sing. Please prepare a one-minute cut of a classic rock song.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661
Dial 011 for entry

PERSONNEL

Director and Choreographer- Amber Mak
Music Director- Tom Vendafreddo
Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director
Jim Corti- Artistic Director
Kaylee Billman-Galuhn- Company Manager

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: Monday, August 3, 2020
Tech: Thursday, August 27, 2020
First Preview: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Press Opening: Friday, September 11, 2020
Closing: Sunday, October 18, 2020

OTHER

NOTE: Anyone who does not identify on the binary is encouraged to come to whatever call they feel most comfortable. The male call will be more character based rock movement, the female call will be more dance heavy. The binary gender division is currently a requirement by Actors Equity.

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

PERSONNEL
Director and Choreographer- Amber Mak
Music Director- Tom Vendafreddo
Trent Stork, CSA- Casting Director
Jim Corti- Artistic Director
Kaylee Billman-Galuhn- Company Manager
PRODUCTION DATES: First Rehearsal: Monday, August 3, 2020 Tech: Thursday, August 27, 2020 First Preview: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Press Opening: Friday, September 11, 2020 Closing: Sunday, October 18, 2020
A note about casting (adapted from language, with consent, originally created by Kevin Kantor and Emily Traquin of Actors Theatre of Louisville):
Most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following character descriptions. However limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.
DREW 20s Good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, and vulnerability. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room in LA, hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams. Vocal: strong rock tenor voice; RANGE: (Bb3 – D5)
SHERRIE 20s Fresh-faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, good dance ability. Vocal: strong rock belt; RANGE: (G3 – F5)
LONNY 20s-30s The narrator of the piece. Charismatic, funny, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, someone who would be fun to spend one crazy night with. Strong and honest with comedic timing/improv skills. Vocal: strong rock voice; RANGE: (D3 – D5)
DENNIS DUPREE 40s-60s Classic stoner type guy, a former rocker who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing needed. A laid back, easy going dude. Vocal: Bari-tenor rock; RANGE: (D3 – A4)
STACEE JAXX 20s-40s Quintessential rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Very self-important, overconfident and intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about rock-n-roll and its benefits. Must be comfortable in revealing clothing. Vocal: strong rock tenor; RANGE: (C3 – Eb5)
REGINA 20s A former, hippie earthy girl turned militant protester who fights against the attempted takeover of The Sunset Strip. Strong comedic timing. Vocal: rock belt; RANGE: (A3 – Eb5)
HERTZ KLINEMANN 40s-50s Uptight, cold, intimidating, German businessman trying to buy up the Sunset Strip to develop it. The “villain” of the piece. Strong comedic timing. Vocal: baritone; RANGE: (F3 – A4)
FRANZ KLINEMANN 20s-30s Hertz’ foppish, flamboyant German son, works for his father, but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Over the course of the show, he changes and stands up to his father. Strong comedic timing, German accent. Vocal: strong vocals; RANGE: (Db3 – A4; E5 in falsetto)
JUSTICE 30s-40s Strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a gentlemen’s club where Sherrie winds up working. Maternal figure with street smarts. Vocal: strong, soulful, belt voice; RANGE: (G3 – E5)
ENSEMBLE All ages. This is a strong ensemble piece with many featured players. The Ensemble plays a variety of roles including rockers, dancers, bourbon room patrons, waitresses, waiters, bartenders, church choir, groupies, backup singers, riot police, homeless, protesters, rock video MTV dancers, etc. All should have strong rock voices, dance well, with comedic ability.

Trent Stork, CSA Casting Director Paramount Theatre casting@paramountarts.com


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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