Male Dancers/Singers For Musical "Memphis"
Location: Peoria, AZ
$100 per assignment
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:
Delray: (African-American, Plays 35-45), Felicia's older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where she sings, realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond. (Vocal range: baritenor with a great pop/rock/R&B voice, Bb2-Bb4)
Gator: (African-American, Plays 35-45), works as a bartender at Delray's, hasn't spoken since age 5, when he saw his father killed, as the story progresses, he finds his voice again, must be an excellent actor and singer and move well, comic timing a plus. (Vocal Range: great R&B baritenor, F#3-A4)
Bobby: (African-American, Plays 20-35) The janitor at Mr. Simmons's radio station, full of personality and heart, role requires an actor who must dance well, as the character has a dance break in his show-stopping number "Big Love," comic skills a plus. (Vocal range: great gospel voice, G3-C5)
Wailin Joe: (African-American, Plays 20-40), Wailin' Joe sings "Scratch My Itch" and is featured in both Act 1 and Act 2, must also dance very well. (Vocal Range: excellent tenor voice, Eb3-Gb5)
Beale Street Male Dancer-Singers (5): (Chorus / Ensemble: African American, to play teenagers) excellent dancers with great R&B/rock voices; comic abilities, partnering, and tumbling a plus. (Vocal Range: (baritenors/tenors B2-B4)
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