Musical Searching for Female Dancers
Location: Peoria, IL
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Billy Elliot" Musical.
Show Dates: May 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 2017.
Please be prepared to sing 32 bars of music (not from the show). There will be a dance audition also so please dress for movement. If you have tap shoes, please bring them. Not everyone in the show has to be able to tap dance.
Based on the Academy Award nominated 2000 film of the same title, Billy Elliot is the story of its namesake star, a young boy in a depressed working-class mining town in the North of England. Set during the history-making 1984 miner's strike, the show follows Billy, the youngest child of a blue-collar family that has recently lost its Mum, as he discovers his unlikely and extraordinary gift for ballet. While Billy's father and brother take to the picket lines of the violent and life-changing strike, Billy secretly begins to study the art of dance with the help of a hard-drinking, chain-smoking local dance teacher. But as Billy blossoms and thrives, the world and lives around him continues to wither-and his only escape may be the prestigious Royal Ballet School, a place no working-class boy has ever gone, or been allowed to go to, before. This is a powerful show with powerful music and unique choreography with each character and layer contributing to the underlying theme of love and acceptance.
Grandma - Billy's eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Mrs. Wilkinson - The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance.
Age: 30 to 55
Vocal range top: Bb4
Vocal range bottom: Gb3
Ballet Girls (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer, Alison Summers, Julie Hope, Karen Davidson, Sharon Percy, Margaret Gormley, Susan Parks); Royal Ballet School Members (Clipboard Woman, Dancer).