Actor/Singers For Principal Replacements In "The Color Purple"
Location: New York, NY
$1917 per week
The Color Purple (Broadway) - NYC EPA
Call Type: EPA
$1917/week current min
Currently running on Broadway
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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Equity actor/singers for possible principal replacements in the currently running Broadway production.
NOTE: "The Color Purple" is based on Alice Walker's 1982 novel. A Steven Spielberg movie version was released in 1985.
All characters are African-American.
Female, African-American, 20s - mid 30s. Drives the story. Vulnerable, spirited, introverted, mischievous, seemingly passive but really not, has a deep, hard soul, believes that she is ugly, has a sense of humor which is sometimes wicked. She is an observer. Her eyes are very telling. Eventually breaks away from a life of mistreatment and finds love and independence. Needs a great belt singing voice with lots of soul. LEAD
Female, African-American, 30s - 50s. A popular singer, we meet her at death's door. Comfortable in her sexuality, dynamic, powerful, irresistible, has a frailty, like a wounded animal. Her vulnerability is shocking later on. She is loved by both Celie and Mister. Needs a knockout, Bessie Smith-style, bluesy singing voice. PRINCIPAL
Female, African-American, 30s - early 40s. Powerful warrior woman. Physically bigger but beautiful. Comfortable being large and sexual, knows how to use her sexuality, great sense of humor, touching, vulnerable. Married to Harpo, she does not let anyone mistreat her. Needs comic chops. Needs a great belt singing voice. PRINCIPAL
Female, African-American, 20s-30s. Attractive, adventuresome, feisty, educated. She has a powerful bond with her older sister, Celie. Forced by Mister to leave Celie, she starts a new life in Africa. Needs a commanding actress with a great belt singing voice. PRINCIPAL
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Prepare a brief standard that can be interpreted as soulful, or a brief gospel-type song. Show singing range. Bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.