Production Title: MEMPHIS-Casting Call For African-American Principals
Compensation: Stipend Pay
Run/Shoot Dates: 03/24/2017 - 04/09/2017
Set in the 1950s, it tells the story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole' boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey's close-minded mama and Felicia's cautious brother, a club owner), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world unable to accept their love.
Participation Fees: No
Crew Needed: No
This auditions is for the following roles:
Felicia: (African-American, Plays 20-35) Beautiful, wide-eyed, and a fiercely gifted singer, follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed. (Vocal range: high R&B belt voice, G3-A5)
Beale Street Female Dancer-Singers (5): (Chorus / Ensemble: African-American, to play teenagers) excellent dancers, great soulful R&B/rock voices, athletic and fierce, comic ability and partnering a plus, "Double Dutch" experience a plus. (Vocal Range: (altos/sopranos A3-A5)
There is a $100.00 Stipend for this production.
There are no AEA contracts available.
Auditions for additional roles to be held at a later date.
What To Prepare:
Please make appointments by following the link.
Please prepare 2, 32 bar selections from a pop or R&B song in the style of the show.
Audition Dates and Times: November 5th & 6th
Callback Dates and Times: TBD
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