WICKED - Broadway and National Tour Auditions

Posted: July 8, 2019

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WICKED (Broadway/2nd Nat'l Tour) - NYC EPA

Various Producers

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Jul 19, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30-2:30 pm

CONTRACT
Production (League) $2095 weekly minimum

SEEKING
Equity actors for possible replacements in WICKED on Broadway and 2nd National Tour (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.

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

PERSONNEL
Producers: Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone
Director: Joe Mantello
Choreographer: Wayne Cilento
Music & Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Book: Winnie Holzman
Music Supervisor: Stephen Oremus
Associate Director: Lisa Leguillou
Associate Choreographer: Corinne McFadden Herrera
General Manager: 321 Theatrical Management
Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns
Expected to attend: Ally Kiley

OTHER DATES
Currently running on Broadway and on tour.

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
SEEKING:

[ELPHABA] Female, 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. A leading lady capable of carrying a big show. PRINCIPAL

[GLINDA] Female, 20s, any ethnicity. 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. A leading lady capable of carrying a big show. PRINCIPAL

[FIYERO] Male, 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, movement ability, and a strong tenor pop/rock singing voice. PRINCIPAL

[THE WIZARD OF OZ] Male, 50s – 70s, 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. Needs a character singing voice. PRINCIPAL

[MADAME MORRIBLE] Female, 50s – 70s, any ethnicity. A sorceress and Headmistress of Shiz University. Creature-like, 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; should be able to carry a tune. PRINCIPAL

[NESSAROSE] Female, 20s, any ethnicity. Elphaba’s “tragically 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 stunning face and a strong belt singing voice. PRINCIPAL

[BOQ] Male, 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 tenor singing voice. PRINCIPAL

[DOCTOR DILLAMOND] Male, mid 40s – 60s, 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. Preferably tall in height. Sings a little; should be able to carry a tune. PRINCIPAL


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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