Open Auditions by appointment- The Great Prentender

WHO: On Que Entertainment/Pluto Productions (NYC) 29 Hour Staged Reading;

SEEKING: Actors for Staged reading of The Great Pretender, a new rock musical loosely based on the life of legendary Queen front man, Freddie Mercury
20/25 years. Tenor. Dark exotic features. A rock star façade that masks emotional vulnerability.

45 years. Tenor. Dark exotic features. Confident, outrageous; the life of the party.

14/16 years. Tenor. Dark exotic features. Driven. Flamboyant. Sensitive.

35/40 years. Baritone. Tall, thin. Extremely bright. Quiet; content to let others be in the spotlight.

35/40 years. Baritone/tenor. Blonde; almost ‘pretty’ man. A bit of a playboy.

30/35 years. Baritone/bass. Average height. Smart. Emotionally reserved. Homebody type.

25/30 years. Alto. Plain looking, unremarkable. The love of Freddie’s life. Loyal, caring, simple.

Montserrat Caballe:
40-45 years. Soprano. Spain’s premiere operatic diva. Affectionate.

35/40 years. Baritone/tenor. Blue collar type. Unrefined. Irish. Stubborn.

30/35 years. Baritone/tenor. Male, stout, balding. Slightly effeminate. Very social and likable.

Man 1:
50/55 years. Baritone/bass. Executive in a cut-throat industry. Experienced; no-nonsense.

Man 2:
50/55 years. Baritone/bass. Record Industry agent. Mover and shaker.

Man 3:
25/30 years. Tenor. Handsome, masculine, sexy with a lean/muscular build.

Man 4:
30/35 years. Tenor. Short; blonde. Very energetic personality.

Man 5:
35/40 years. Baritone. Average build, affable, engaging

Man 6:
35/40 years. Baritone/tenor. Black. Gay affectedness that can be turned on and off

Man 7:
30/35 years. Baritone/tenor. Slick, shrewd, smart

Woman 1:
30/35 years. Mezzo-soprano. Business woman. Cool under pressure

REHEARSALS: 3/7-3/11/11

PAY: $100 stipend

Contact Michael T. Clarkston at to schedule an appointment.
Please indicate in the subject line of email: “THE GREAT PRETENDER auditions”


OPEN Auditions (Equity and Non-Equity Performers) by APPOINTMENT
Monday, January 31, 2011
3 PM – 7 PM (roles of Freddie and Farrokh only)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
3 PM – 7 PM (for all roles)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
3 PM – 7 PM (for all roles)


at Pearl Studios
500 8th Ave (Check the TV Monitor for Studio #)
New York, NY

Notes/What to bring:

Please prepare a Classic Rock song that showcases your vocal range, as well as a 2 minute contemporary monologue. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. Monologues will be on request only!

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