Singer/Actors Wanted For Musical "La Cage Aux Folles"
Location: Tampa, FL
Gender: Male and Female
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "La Cage Aux Folles".
Production Dates: March 17th - April 8th.
After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges' son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the 'family business': Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the "star" performer 'Zaza'. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as "normal" when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results. This modern Broadway classic was adapted into the blockbuster hit film, The Birdcage.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE AUDITION:
1. A photo or headshot if you have one.
2. A resume or list of your theatre experience.
3. A complete list of potential conflicts (THIS IS A MUST.)
4. Sheet music for the singing portion of audition (highly preferred - an accompanist will be provided) or a recorded backing track.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE AUDITION:
1. Please arrive no later than 7 pm.
2. You must be 18 or older to audition for La Cage Aux Folles.
3. Auditions will consist of both singing and a short choreographed dance routine.
4. Song should be 32 bars from a piece that best represents both you and the character you wish to portray. An accompanist will be provided; this is our preferred method but accapella and tracked music will be allowed. Please do not sing from the show. Also, please be aware that the length of the audition song may be shortened to 16 bars the night of auditions due to time constraints.
Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, January 11th beginning promptly at 7 pm. All actors and actresses will be notified of call backs on the evening of January 9th via email. This email will contain the following; part(s) being called back for, scenes from the show, as well as a song you will need to learn. There will also be a dance portion that will be taught at the beginning of callbacks.
1. Excessive conflicts will make it difficult to cast you.
2. New conflicts after being cast are problematic and must be limited to legitimate emergencies.
Exact rehearsal schedule will be advised once you are cast. Expect between 3 and 4 rehearsals weekly, mostly weeknights at 7pm. There is the possibility of weekend daytime rehearsals. Rehearsal frequency will increase closer to opening.
MANDATORY Tech/Dress rehearsals:
Sunday, March 12th
Monday, March 13th
Tuesday, March 14th
Wednesday, March 15th
Thursday, March 16th
MANDATORY PRODUCTION DATES:
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm (call time 7 pm)
Sunday performances are at 3 pm (call time 2 pm)
Opening Night - Friday, March 17th
Performance - Saturday, March 18th
Performance - Sunday, March 19th
Performance - Friday, March 24th
Performance - Saturday, March 25th
Performance - Sunday, March 26th
Performance - Friday, March 31st
Performance - Saturday, April 1st
Performance - Sunday, April 2nd
Performance - Friday, April 7th
Closing Night & Tear Down - Saturday, April 8th
1. Each cast member is required to participate for a minimum of 2 hours on EITHER the set build *OR* the set dressing/painting day.
2. All cast members are required to assist with closing show prop/costume/set dressing break-down immediately after the closing night performance. This usually takes about an hour.
3. Cast members are expected to actively participate in promoting the show via social media sharing and posting, distributing flyers, inviting friends and family, etc.
This is an unpaid production.