Dancers & Singers & Actors For "Jelly's Last Jam"
Location: New Orleans, LA
Gender: Male and Female
$255 per week
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
"Jelly's Last Jam"
Call Type: EPA
NOLA C; $255/wk Minimum
REHEARSALS: Tues-Sun, December 19, 2016-January 26, 2017 (Rehearsals take place at Lusher High School). PERFORMS: Friday, January 27 through Sunday, February 12, 2017.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity's contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
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Most historic playhouse, announces auditions for the third production of its 2016-2017 season, JELLY'S LAST JAM. The director seeks to assemble a diverse company of actors that is representative of the immense cultural richness of New Orleans and surrounding areas.
Jelly Roll Morton: (African American Male, 30-45) The son of racially mixed Creole parents, this pioneer jazz composer, pianist and bandleader exudes charm. Must be able to sing, dance (extremely strong tap), and/or strong jazz piano skills.
Chimney Man: (African American Male, 35-60) Our lean chief jurist: a mysterious, raffish agent of the supernatural. Very physical and a strong acting singer.
Anita: (African American Female, 22-35) The daughter of racially mixed Creole parents, she is Jelly's sultry girlfriend with strong movement, singing and acting capabilities.
Gran Mimi: (Female, 50-70) A religious woman and matriarch to Jelly.
Jack The Bear: (African American Male 25-35) Full of dignified and warm hearted southern charm, he is an easy going man and a strong acting singer.
Buddy Bolden: (African American Male, 30-40) An impassioned man known as "the Father of Jazz" who feeds into his/others addictions. Must play cornet and be a strong acting singer.
Ensemble: All characters except two are African-American. An ensemble of 9-10 comprised of strong male and female acting singers and dancers, playing a variety of characters. Musicianship/instruments is a plus.
*No roles will be understudied.
To schedule an audition, please email with a recent picture and resume, the name of the role you are auditioning for, and your desired audition time. We will email you back with a confirmation and preparation guidelines. Walk- in auditions will be accepted if time permits.
WHEN: Sunday, October 23, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.