Open auditions will be held Aug. 8-9 in New York for performers ages 11-14 for future replacements in the hit Broadway musical Big .
Auditions will be held Aug. 8 (for girls) and 9 (for boys) at P.S. #87 160 West 78th St. between Columbus and Amsterdam avenues in New York City.
Professional theatre experience is not required for this call, although dance training and singing ability are essential. Interracial casting applies to all available roles. Especially seeking any ethnic/minority children who fit the requirements.
Seeking teenage girls, 12 to young looking 14. Height requirement is 4'9"-5' (no shorter, no taller). Dance training important: excellent jazz/hip hop with some strong ballet technique. Girls will be typed in or out based on age and height.
Audition for girls is Thursday, August 8. Sign up between 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM. Audition starts at 10:30am.
Wear leotard and tights. Bring flat jazz shoes and sneakers.
Seeking teenage boys, mature 11 to young 14. Height requirement is 4'8"-5'2" (no shorter, no taller). Dancing is essential: excellent jazz/hip hop dancing required. Aerial acrobatics are a plus, but not necessary. Boys will be typed in or out based on age and height.
Audition for boys is Friday, August 9. Sign up between 9:30am and 10:30am. Audition starts at 10:30am
Wear clothes comfortable to dance in, with sneakers and/or flat jazz shoes. All kids
Must bring a picture of themselves with a resume or pertinent information stapled to the back, as well as sheet music for a contemporary pop or musical theatre song which will show off their singing voices in either a belt/chest voice or contemporary soprano (for girls). Piano accompaniment provided. No one will be permitted to sing with taped music or a capella.
Boys and girls will audition for director Mike Ockrent and two-time Tony Award-winning choreographer Susan Stroman. The kids will be considered for lead roles as well as chorus.
-- By Katie Webber