Aida - White Plains NY EPA

Aida - White Plains NY EPA

CATEGORY: Performer

White Plains Performing Arts Center
White Plains, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
LOA
LOA, ref to LORT
$455/week min. for AEA actors (plus pension/health)
**Total of 3-4 performances/week

PERSONNEL
Music by Elton John,
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by: Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, David Henry Hwang
Director: Amy Griffin,
Music Director: Stephen Ferri
Choreographer: Anthony Murphy

Personnel expected in attendance does not have authority to hire SMs

OTHER DATES
1st Reh: 9/23 (rehearses in NYC, usually 10am-6pm)
Tech: 10/5-10/10 (in White Plains)
Shows: Oct 11-13, 17-20, 23-27, (3-4 shows/week – 11 total)

Please bring any and all conflicts to the auditions and note that the rehearsals times may vary. You must be available for all shows and tech week to audition.

CALLBACKS (Thursday Sept 12)
Actors will be notified by email. Sides and music will be distributed before and at callbacks; please be as familiar with the show as possible i

OTHER
All SM positions are currently filled.

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
A multi-ethnic cast of men and women with fantastic singing voices, acting abilities and dancing to play principal and supporting roles (see breakdown)


BREAKDOWN

SEEKING
A multi-ethnic cast of men and women with fantastic singing voices, acting abilities and dancing to play principal and supporting roles (see breakdown)

Theatre’s casting note: Because of the short, intense rehearsal schedule, we are open and interested in seeing performers who may have done the show before. But it is NOT a requirement.

SYNOPSIS
At the Nile’s edge, the enslaved Nubian princess, Aida becomes romantically entangled with the Egyptian captain, Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows deeper, Aida is forced to find balance between her heart’s yearning for Radames, and her responsibility to lead her people.
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Elton John and Time Rice's Aida is a timeless love story, featuring an award-winning pop/rock score from the seasoned pop duo who brought musical life to Disney’s The Lion King. Rousing rock numbers and heart-wrenching ballads bring the ill-fated lovers into a new era.

BREAKDOWN

Amneris (Female, 20-30)
A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh.
Vocal range E3-E5 (belt)

Radames (Male, 20-30)
An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida. Pop/Rock vocalist with strong upper register.
Vocal Range: G3-Ab5

Aida (Female, 20-30)
A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro. Must be a fantastic singer and actor with range! Vocal range: G3- F5 (belt)
Ethnicity: African Descent

Mereb (Male, 18-25)
A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt.
Vocal range top: G3-A5
Ethnicity: African Descent

Zoser (Male, 40-55)
The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames.
Vocal range top: D4-D5

Pharaoh (Male 50-65)
The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman. Non singing cameo role.

Nehebka (Female, 20-35)
A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess. Great singer/dancer/actor. Must be comfortable with singing gospel style vocals.
Vocal range: G3-E5
Ethnicity: African Descent

Amonasro (Male, 40-55)
An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida. Role will also most likely be in the ensemble tracks as well.
Ethnicity: African Descent

Ensemble:(Male/Female, 20-35)
Multi-ethnic cast of fantastic singer/dancers to play various roles in the show. Experience with African Dance and gospel/contemporary pop rock singing is ideal.

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Video submissions only accepted if unable to attend the audition. Videos must have you singing with
accompaniment from the show. Those who attend in person are given priority for roles.

APPOINTMENTS
AEA members, For appointment, call 914-328 -1600, (M-F, 11-5 pm); DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE. Or email auditions@wppac.com: include date of your audition and name in subject line. Include name, phone #, approximate time you’d like to audition and AEA status. AEA and non AEA actors without appointments seen as time permits

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

White Plains Performing Arts Center
11 City Pl
White Plains, NY 10601

3rd floor (30 min from NYC)

WHEN
Monday, September 9, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lunch break TBD

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare a one-minute cut of a song from the show (highly preferred) OR in the style of the show that can be fully interpreted with strong acting choices. Make sure the song shows vocal range and style. Must bring sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Charts are NOT acceptable, NO cds and NO unaccompanied singing. Please bring headshot & resume, stapled back-to- back.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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