Billy Elliott - Winter Garden FL Open Call for Adult Dancers (all adult roles except Billy) (09.28.18)

Billy Elliott - Winter Garden FL Open Call for Adult Dancers (all adult roles except Billy) (09.28.18)

CATEGORY: Performer

Garden Theatre, Inc.
Winter Garden, FL

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: Open Call

CONTRACT
Guest Artist
$459 [based on Guest Artist contract guidelines]

PERSONNEL
Directed by Rob Winn Anderson;
Co- choreographed by Daniel Hunalp & Rob Winn Anderson

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals: April 4 - 25, 2019
Performances: April 26 - June 2, 2019

Callbacks will be held on October 5 & 6, 2018 - BY INVITATION ONLY.

OTHER
Primary personnel involved in the season of productions will be the Garden Theatre as producer along with the Garden Theatre's Consulting Artistic Director, directors, choreographers, musical directors, production manager, and production staff.

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
ADULT dancer/singers (18+) for all roles except for Adult Billy (dance auditions for Adult Billy is at 6pm)
See breakdown.

Please note that AEA and non-Equity performers will be seen for these shows. We are looking for a very diverse range of ethnicity in our actors. All roles are paid.


BREAKDOWN

GEORGE
(30-40) Billy’s boxing teacher; Geordie miner; excellent comedy skills; friend of Dad’s; spokesman of the miners; community-spirited; the owner of a local boxing hall that Billy attends; he is very brutish and unfriendly; he is tough as nails, but does express a side of compassion and humility, as well, when the time calls for it; he is loyal to his friends and to the Miner's Association, and cares deeply about his community and its well-being. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies. Must move well.

BIG DAVEY
(20s-45) A local miner and friend of Tony and Billy's dad; he is one of the leading forces of the Miner's Association during the strike in Durham County; he is also a bit hefty and at one point, he must eat an entire sandwich he has prepared on stage in front of the audience as a sight gag; he is full of energy and life and does his best to keep the local community rallied around the cause and their spirits high. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies. Must move well.

MR. BRAITHWAITE
(25-45) Mrs. Wilkinson's ballet-class piano player; he is a bit of scaredy-cat who hates confrontation, despite his large size; he also has a “secret” passion for dance and helps Mrs. Wilkinson prepare Billy for his audition. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies. Strong movement skills required. Must be able to jump rope. Some dance training is a plus, but not necessarily required for this role.

POSH DAD
(30-50) He is an elite upper-class British man who is attending auditions with his son at the Royal Ballet School. Featured role. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies. Must move well.

MR. WLIKINSON
(20-45) Mrs. Wilkinson’s husband. Plays various roles throughout. Must have singing experience, preferably with ability to hold his own in tight harmonies and must be able to move well.

MINERS / ENSEMBLE
(20-45) Plays various roles throughout. Must have singing experience, preferably with ability to hold his own in tight harmonies and must be able to move well.

MRS. WILKNSON
(30-50'S) The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy’s mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when se sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance. Strong actress, singer. Must move well and have some knowledge of dance. Vocal range: Bb5 to Gb3.

TONY
(18-29) Billy's brother; must sing (D3–F4); a lazy but passionate miner; hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance. No dance required. Strong actor.

DAD
(35-60) Billy’s dad; leading actor; Geordie miner; working-class; Billy's stoic father; a widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife; Billy's dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son. Vocal range: A2–Eb4. Dance: No dance required for this role.

GRANDMA
(50-60) Billy’s eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead, abusive husband but has found solace through dance. Strong actress, singer. Vocal range: F#4 to F#3. Doubles as the Clipboard Woman at the ballet audition.

DEAD MUM
(late 20's - early 30's) Billy’s dead mother. She appears to him throughout the play. Strong actress and singer. Must move well. Will play other roles throughout.

LESLEY
(20s-40s) Woman in the mining community. Strong actress and singer. Must move well. Will play other roles throughout.

APPOINTMENTS
To sign up for an appointment, register at following links:

ADULT SINGING CALL: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php ?AU=ar4ioX190

ADULT DANCE CALL: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php ?AU=RWaP

APPOINTMENTS
To sign up for an appointment, register at following links:

ADULT SINGING CALL: https://auditionsmanager.com/registration.php ?AU=ar4ioX190

Union

Open Call

Audition Information

Where

Garden Theatre
160 W Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787

WHEN
Friday, September 28, 2018
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Adult Dancers for all roles except Adult Billy.
Auditions begin at 7:30pm. Audition end time is TBD.

WHAT TO PREPARE

Be prepared to dance Also prepare the following in case asked to sing. • One (1) 16- bar contemporary musical theatre song in the style of the show • No a cappella singing or tracked accompaniment.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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