SUPERYOU THE MUSICAL - Developmental Lab Auditions

Posted: May 8, 2019

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SUPERYOU The Musical - NYC EPA
All Awesome LLC

AUDITION DATE
Thu, May 23, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
Development Agreement Tier 3 ($1,250.00/week + pension and health)

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles.

PREPARATION
INSTRUCTIONS: Prepare song of choice that is either Rock or Pop. NO Musical Theatre. Anyone auditioning for Jay Champ that plays guitar should bring guitar to demonstrate playing ability. You can either accompany yourself on your song or sing with our accompanist and then play a song separately.

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

PERSONNEL
Director/Choreographer: JoAnn Hunter
Music Supervisor: Wendy Bobbitt Cavett
Book / Music/ Lyrics: Lourds Lane
Assoc Director: Lindsay Hope Pearlman
Assoc Choreographer: Liz Ramos
GM: 5th Estate Entertainment, Nathan Gehan
Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals: July 25 to August 15
Performances from August 13 to August 15

OTHER
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
Premise: SuperYou the Musical is a modern pop/rock musical about a female comic book artist who learns to love herself and reconnect to her dreams when her own superheroine creations come to life.
Seeking:
Principal Singer/ Actors:

Jay:
Lead role. Looks late twenties/ early thirties. Rock bari-tenor, excellent hearthrob falsetto. Jay is the charming rocker boyfriend with undeniable talent and sex appeal. He’s the guy that girls can’t help but fall in love with. Must be an an excellent actor. He should come across as authentic and not be played as a one-dimensional bad boy. Guitar player a huge plus. All ethnicities considered.
Female Understudy:
1 female understudy to cover all the superheroines (see descriptions below), but mostly RISE (who is currently played by the book/music/lyrics writer). Perfect covers would be strong singers who can play a stringed instrument, preferably violin, and can move. All ethnicities considered.
Rise:
Looks mid 20’s to 30’s. The quirky "misfit nerd" turned cool with high-functioning autism. Enthusiastic and joyful in pig-tails and school-girl drag, she is decked out with tech gadgets and gears. Able to shred on electric violin (or any other “geeky” instrument -- ie: accordion, any stringed instrument, recorder, melodica etc.) With her "mind power," she controls time and telekinetically moves objects. The protagonist calls upon Rise when she feels like she doesn't fit in. Rise helps the lead character to celebrate her own unique “special-ness” with freedom and joy. CAST
Seven:
Looks 30’s. In outrageous “school teacher” drag, she is the short-fused, sharp-witted, type-A ball-buster. Wise-cracking with Bette Midler sass. Think Karen from "Will and Grace." With her superpower of "truth," she wears magic, “lie detector" glasses which reveal the truth of what people are actually saying despite the words that come out of their mouths. CAST
Lola Touche’:
Looks mid 20’s to 30’s. High belt and high harmonies. British femme fatale of the CHIX, she is a sultry secret agent (think “Bond girl”) in steam punk (retro-futuristic, neo Victorian) accoutrement. With her superpower of "perspective," she is an extraordinary aerialist, who sees the big picture of every situation. CAST
Blast:
Looks mid 20's to 30's. Punk rock superheroine with spikes, chains, a mohawk, and chunky boots who has the ability to manipulate fire. She has a butch, James Dean quality -- few words, but with potent, fiery vocal ability. With her superpower of "resilience," she is quick to pick herself up from any situation like a rocket, or a phoenix rising from the ashes. Young Katie first conceives of this punk rock superheroine to give her the blast of empowerment and “fight” she needs to stand up to bullies. CAST
Ima-Mazing:
Looks 30’s-40’s. Fabulous, full-figured diva with a big voice and a no-nonsense attitude. She owns her assuredness and shares her wisdom freely. With her superpower of "confidence," she has the ability to grow in size to stomp out her foes. Ima-Mazing appears when Katie needs to be the embodiment of self-confidence and self-worth. CAST
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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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