SISTAS: The Musical - St. Luke's Theatre Auditions

Posted: September 2, 2018

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SISTAS: The Musical - NYC EPA
Sistas Productions LLC

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
Off Broadway Salary: $17/hour for rehearsals and $85 per performance

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Preparation: Please bring a short pop song in the style of the show that shows voice and range and your ability to interpret lyrics. You may sing from the selections used in the show if you wish. Please bring your book of music in case you are asked for a second selection. Your music must be in the proper key. Please bring a photo and resume (stapled together). Accompanist will be provided.

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

PERSONNEL
Director: Kenneth Ferrone
Musical Director: Rob Rokicki
General Manager: Bernard Tansey

The following from The SISTAS team will be present at the EPA:
Executive Producer: William Franzblau
Writer: Dorothy Marcic
Casting Director: Jamibeth Margolis, CSA

Casting Director: Jamibeth Margolis, CSA

OTHER DATES
Show is currently running - Open Ended Run

Venue: St. Luke’s Theatre- Midtown NYC

2 Performances A Week -- Saturday and Sunday at 4:30pm

OTHER
Stage Managers:
SISTAS has a PSM and an ASM.
Both positions are currently filled.
Stage managers may submit resumes for future consideration to:
jamibeth.submissions@gmail.com

EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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
SISTAS is the story of African American women told through popular music, from “God Bless’ the Child” to Destiny's Child. After a matriarch’s death, the women in the family clean Grandma’s attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process sing hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the girl groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. This soulful and laugh-out-loud show goes from pain to pride to power, from “Oh, Happy Day” to “Mama Said”, from “I Will Survive” to “Tyrone” from “I am Not My Hair” to “A Woman’s Worth.” From Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday to Beyoncé, and from Ma Rainey to Mary J. Blige.
More information atwww.sistasthemusical.com
SEEKING:
The cast is comprised of five female characters -- four African-American and one Caucasian. Seeking future replacements.
All must be excellent singers in the pop, jazz and R & B styles.
Gloria:
African-American. Mezzo soprano. She is a devoutly religious woman who is just coming out of the grief of losing her loving husband, and now her beloved grandmother. She is in her 30's or early 40's.
Dr. Simone:
African-American. Late 30’s - 40's, divorced mother of 17 year-old Tamika. Simone got her doctorate from Harvard in African-American music and is a professor. She has the demeanor of an educated person, and sometimes gets a little know-it-all. Mezzo soprano
Tamika:
African-American woman about to graduate from high school. She looks 18 and has the feel of "the street.". Daughter of Simone. Soprano with belt.
Roberta:
African-American woman, late 30s-40s, who is strong and full of anger, some of it later revealed to be a result of a childhood trauma. Alto.
Heather:
Caucasian woman. Simone’s sister-in-law and therefore one of the Sistas. She's worked very hard to be accepted into the family. She is 30's-40's and is spunky and full of life. She is a social worker. Belter.


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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