AIDA - White Plains Performing Arts Center Non Equity Auditions

Posted: August 22, 2019
Audition Location: New York & White Plains , NY

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White Plains Performing Arts Center: Mainstage Auditions

AIDA

PERSONNEL

Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice

Book by: Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang
Director: Amy Griffin, Music Director: Stephen Ferri, Choreographer: Anthony Murphy


The White Plains Performing Arts Center is seeking both AEA & non-union performers for the AIDA. We are seeking a MULTI-ETHNIC cast of men and women with fantastic singing, acting and dancing abilities to play principal and supporting roles (breakdown below.)

Please note there is NO housing for this production.

SYNOPSIS

At the Nile’s edge, the enslaved Nubian princess, Aida becomes romantically entangled with the Egyptian captain, Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows deeper, Aida is forced to find balance between her heart’s yearning for Radames, and her responsibility to lead her people.

Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Elton John and Time Rice's Aida is a timeless love story, featuring an award-winning pop/rock score from the seasoned pop duo who brought musical life to Disney’s The Lion King. Rousing rock numbers and heart-wrenching

 IMPORTANT DATES

1st Rehearsal: September 23 (rehearses in NYC, usually 10am-6pm)

Tech: 10/5/19-10/10/19 (in White Plains)
Shows: Oct 11-13, 17-20, 23-27,  (3-4 shows/week – 11 total) 
 
Please bring any and all conflicts to the auditions and note that the rehearsals times may vary.  You must be available for all shows and tech week to audition.

Venue: White Plains Performing Arts Center

11 City Place, 3rd Floor (City Center)

White Plains NY 10601(35 min from NYC via train/car) wppac.com

Rehearsals will begin in NYC then transfer to the venue for tech week. Rehearsals are within the 10am-6pm range. Tech week will switch to late afternoon/evenings. Please bring any and all conflicts to the auditions and note that the rehearsals times may vary.

 

CONTRACT

(4 shows/week)

$455/week for AEA actors + Pension/health  (LORT-LOA CONTRACT)

Non union: $1,000-$1,400 based on role + EMC Points

Casting Breakdown:

Amneris (Female, 20-30’s)

A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh.

Vocal range E3-E5 (belt)

 

Radames (Male, 20-30)

An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida. Pop/Rock vocalist with strong upper register.

Vocal Range: G3-Ab5

 

Aida (Female, 20-30)

A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro. Must be a fantastic singer and actor with range!

Vocal range: G3- F5 (belt)

Ethnicity: African Descent

 

Mereb (Male, 18-25)

A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt.

Vocal range top: G3-A5

Ethnicity: African Descent

 

Zoser (Male, 40-55)

The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames.

Vocal range top: D4-D5

 

Pharaoh (Male 50-65)

The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman. Non singing cameo role.

 

Nehebka (Female, 20-35)

A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess. Great singer/dancer/actor. Must be comfortable with singing gospel style vocals.

Vocal range: G3-E5

Ethnicity: African Descent

 

Amonasro (Male, 40-55)

An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida. Role will also most likely be in the ensemble tracks as well.

Ethnicity: African Descent

 

Ensemble:(Male/Female, 20-35)

Multi-ethnic cast of fantastic singer/dancers to play various roles in the show. Experience with African Dance and gospel/contemporary pop rock singing is ideal. 

 


Auditions (Equity AND non-Equity) by APPOINTMENT:

Thursday, September  5th (10am-5pm)

The Growing Studio

344 West 38th Street, 4th floor

 

Auditions (Equity AND non-Equity) by APPOINTMENT:

Friday, September 6th (10am-5pm )

The Growing Studio

344 West 38th Street, 4th floor

 

Equity Principal (EPA) by APPOINTMENT:  

Monday  September 9th 10am-6pm

White Plains Performing Arts Center

11 City Place White Plains NY 10601 (3rd floor)

*Please note all who attend the WPPAC call WILL be seen regardless of union status.

CALLBACKS (Invitation only)

Thursday, September 12th you will be notified via email after ALL auditions have completed if you have been asked for a callback.

Appointment-Making Instructions:

For an appointment sign up via the link below

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044AABAA2FA2FF2-aida

Please put in your name, email and then your union status. DO NOT SIGN UP FOR MORE THEN 1 SLOT.

Any questions or concerns please email auditions@wppac.com or call 914 328 1600.

Video Submissions: Please note we will accept video submissions from actors who can not attend the audition dates. You must be available by the first week of rehearsal to be considered for the show. Those who attend in person will be given priority for all roles. Videos must have you singing with accompaniment ideally from the show. Send to auditions@wppac.com

What to Prepare- Please prepare 16-32 bars from the show (preferred) OR a song in the style of the show/composer that can be fully interpreted with strong acting choices. Make sure the song shows vocal range! A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are NOT acceptable, NO cd’s and NO unaccompanied singing.

Please bring headshot & resume, stapled back-to-back.

Theatre’s casting note: “Because of the short, intense rehearsal schedule, we are open and interested in seeing performers who may have done the show before. But it is NOT a requirement.”

 

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