Bernard Telsey Casting is holding open call auditions for singers for all three Wicked productions — Broadway, the touring company and the Chicago cast — on Aug. 30 (2-6 PM) and 31 (10 AM-5 PM). Non-Equity and Equity singers of all ethnicities are invited to audition.
Those auditioning should prepare 16 bars of a contemporary/pop rock song showing vocal range. Auditioners may be asked to sing without accompaniment, although sheet music should be available if needed. Bring a photo (snapshot is okay) and resume.
The auditions will be held at the Four Points Norwood Conference Center, which is located in Norwood, MA, at 1125 Boston Turnpike. Visit www.fourpointsnorwood.com for directions.
Based on Gregory Maguire's novel, which turned every Oz myth inside out, Wicked explores the early life of the witches of Oz: Glinda and Elphaba. The two main characters meet at Shiz, a school where both hope to take up sorcery. Glinda is madly popular and Elphaba is, well, green. By a misunderstanding, they wind up roommates and, after an initial period of mutual loathing, begin to learn something about each other. Their life paths continue to intersect through a shared love, entry into the Emerald City and interaction with the Wizard himself. Eventually, their choices and convictions take them on widely different paths.