WICKED - Broadway & 1st National Tour Auditions

Posted: August 5, 2014

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WICKED (Broadway, 1st Nat'l Tour) - EPA
Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone | New York, NY
Date of Audition:
8/18/2014



Call Type
Equity Principal
Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, August 18, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Contract
Production (League)
$1807/week minimum
Location
Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd Street, 10th floor
New York, NY

Seeking
Equity actor/singers for future replacements in the currently running Broadway and 1st National Tour companies.

see breakdown
Preparation
Prepare a brief contemporary musical theater song showing range. For Glinda, you may sing a brief traditional legit musical theater song showing range. Bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.
Other
Associate Director: Lisa Leguillou
Associate Choreographer: Corinne McFadden Herrera
Associate Music Supervisor: Dominick Amendum
General Manager: 321 Theatrical Management
Personnel
Director: Joe Mantello
Choreographer: Wayne Cilento
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Book: Winnie Holzman
Music Supervisor: Stephen Oremus

Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown
ELPHABA
Female, to play 20s, any ethnicity. The “wicked” witch. Born with emerald-green skin, she has had a rough childhood and is an outcast from the beginning. Smart, fiery, sensitive, passionate, misunderstood, sincere, has potent inner beauty, rallies for the underdog, has great talent for sorcery. Needs a sharp actor with a thrilling, powerhouse, contemporary high-belt singing voice.

GLINDA
Female, to play 20s, Caucasian. The “good” witch. Gorgeous, charming, entrancing, ambitious, perky, vain, very popular, a social climber, but also vulnerable and sympathetic. Her friendship with Elphaba reveals more depth in her character. Needs excellent comic chops and a glorious singing voice with high soprano and belt capability.

THE WIZARD OF OZ
Male, to play 50s – 60s, any ethnicity. An old carnival huckster who blew into Oz in a hot air balloon and became a false-faced leader. Needs a strong, distinctive, engaging, sweet character actor with powerful presence. Pleasant character singing voice.

MADAME MORRIBLE
Female, to play late 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. A sorceress and Headmistress of Shiz University. Dignified, powerful, haughty, has a dark side. Takes Elphaba under her wing, training her in sorcery. Needs a strong, comical character actress with formidable presence. Sings a little; must be able to carry a tune.

FIYERO
Male, to play 20s, any ethnicity, height of 5’11” or taller. A handsome, sexy prince with a philosophy of “Dancing Through Life.” A wealthy, dangerous party boy who at first is attracted to Glinda. Initially he is shallow and self-absorbed; however, his growing relationship with Elphaba prompts him to reexamine his way of thinking. Needs a great physique and a strong tenor pop/rock singing voice.

NESSAROSE
Female, to play 20s, Caucasian. Elphaba’s beautiful, lonely, compassionate younger sister, she was favored by their father. Has spent her life crippled in a wheelchair. Becomes obsessively attached to Boq and becomes the Wicked Witch of the East. Needs a commanding actress with a strong belt singing voice. Must have a stunning face.

BOQ
Male, to play 20s, any ethnicity, height of 5’7” or shorter. A helpless, quirky munchkin. Enamored with Glinda, who pays him no mind. Reluctantly, he becomes involved with Nessarose. Needs a comical actor with a strong, high singing voice.

DOCTOR DILLAMOND
Male, to play 40s – 50s, any ethnicity. A distinguished and well-liked professor at Shiz University. He is a goat and the sole animal on the faculty. He becomes a victim to the animal discrimination occurring in Oz. Needs a strong actor with a sense of gravity, authority, and comic skill. Must sing.


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