Flashdance, The Musical – Equity Principal Auditions
Workshop Contract $736/week minimum.
Producers: Steven Baruch, Tom Viertel, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel
Music: Robbie Roth
Lyrics: Robert Cary and R. Roth
Book: Tom Hedley and R. Cary
Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay: T. Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, Story: T. Hedley)
Dir/Choreo: Sergio Trujillo
Mus Sprvsr/Mus Dir: Jason Howland
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
Workshop dates: 8/27 – 9/14/12.
AVAILABLE ROLE. 40s – early 60s. Worn-down, gruff, curmudgeonly (but truly warm-hearted) owner of the bar in which Alex and her friends dance. Working-class Pittsburgh man trying to stay afloat in a tough economy. Baritone.
The following roles were cast after auditions (including three days of EPAs) held earlier in 2012. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.
CAST. Woman, 19. Fiery, proud. Wry sense of humor. Deeply loyal to her friends and emotionally guarded with men (despite being sexually in command). Tough and has a temper, but also capable of great vulnerability. Steelworker by day and self-styled dancer at night, with a secret dream of something greater. Alex’s energy drives the show. Must be excellent dancer (Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Hip-Hop a plus), dance improvisational skills must be strong. Strong belt voice (solid Bb below middle C, belt to high D, good pop sensibility, needs a smooth transition from pop mix to belt).
CAST. 70s. Seasoned show business veteran with a tremendous sense of humor and a down-to-earth, take-no-prisoners point of view. Physically in decline, but her spirit, warmth and passion for dancing (and what it means to be a dancer) are undimmed. Should have a background in dance or be a very strong mover. Traditional music theatre character belt, B below middle to C.
CAST. Man, 30. Confident, intelligent, playful and brash. Heir to a steel dynasty, with a winning swagger that belies a genuine desire to help his workers. Has plans that may be too ambitious to ever be realized. He is also capable — somewhat to his surprise — of falling deeply in love. Strong singer, with good pop sensibility. High baritone with solid Gs, able to float a mixed/head-voice A.
CAST. Late 30s-40s. Slick, morally bankrupt businessman and bar owner with a talent for exploiting vulnerable young women. Also from a working-class background, but happy to use his growing (but corrupt) success to present a slicker, quicker version of himself to the world. Strong baritone with attitude – good pop sensibility, Bb below low C to strong high F.
CAST. African American woman, 20s-30s. Funny, quick-witted, sexy and confident dancer at Harry’s and a close friend to Alex. Must be excellent dancer (Jazz, Contemporary Jazz, Hip-Hop a plus). Strong belt with good pop/R&B instincts; must be able to riff; must belt to high D. Range: Bb below middle C to belted high D.
CAST. 30s-40s. Sexy dancer at Harry’s who has a long and unhappy history trying to find a man who will take care of her (and support her champagne tastes). Coming to an age where gold-digging is increasingly hard to pull off. She is wry, with a tough veneer, but there is a clear wistfulness and sadness beneath. Must be excellent dancer (Jazz and hip-hop a plus) and strong belt singer – more of a rock sensibility. Range: Bb below middle C to C above middle C.
CAST. 20s. Alex’s closest friend, a petite, waif-like dancer. Mercurial and sometimes scattered, with a palpable vulnerability that she (barely) covers with a quick wit as she harbors dreams of stardom. Despite working at Harry’s and being around very savvy women, she maintains an innocence that only heightens her ability to be taken advantage of. Must be a good dancer with powerful belt. Needs very good pop sensibility, with strong low chest voice (Bb below middle C) to high Db. Straight tone, seamless transition from mix to belt a must.
CAST. 20s. Aspiring stand-up comic, marking time working at Harry’s while waiting for the big break. His comedy is eager and endearing, but he uses a Catskills technique which is old-fashioned and makes his chances of success slim. Full of energy and drive. Strong singer – think a young Billy Joel. High baritenor; must have solid pop Gs, but also strong low register (low Bb).
Equity Principal Auditions:
Monday, August 6, 2012
10 AM – 6 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.
Pearl Studios NYC “519”
519 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
New York City
Notes/What to bring:
Please prepare a brief song (contemporary musical theatre or pop/rock). Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.
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