New York, NY
Non-Equity National Tour
Producer: Work Light Productions LLC
Composer/Lyricist: Jonathan Larson
Book: Jonathan Larson
Original Direction by: Michael Greif
Choreographer: Marlies Yearby
Music Supervisor: Tim Weil
Casting: Wojcik|Seay Casting
Rehearsals in NY on or about July 8, 2019
Tech in Columbus, GA July 27-August 4, 2019
Opening in Houston, TX August 6, 2019
Closing in late May, 2020
Salary: Minimum $550/ensemble and $650/principals + per diem, housing and travel for all.
TOUR TRAVELS TO CANADA and JAPAN SO ALL MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT THROUGH 2020
When: Wednesday March 13. Sign in will begin at 9:30 and list will be pulled by 11. Typing by photo and resume may occur.
Where: Pearl Studios 500 8thAve - 3rd Floor - Studio 310
Callbacks with full teams are 4/1-4/5 exact schedules TBD. You MUST be avail to be seen , in person, for whole team to be considered. Callbacks will be multiple days in that time frame.
NOTE: RENT is a rock opera set in New York’s Lower East Side “amid poverty, homelessness, spunky gay life, drag queens and punk” in the shadow of AIDS in the late 80s/early 90s. We are seeking raw, quirky, interesting rock singers who can channel both punk rock rage and open-hearted Bohemian love. SEEKING SINGERS/ACTORS TO PLAY THE FOLLOWING ROLES AND ENSEMBLE MEMBERS TO COVER THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
[ROGER] Any ethnicity, male, 20s to early 30s. Rock & Roll grunge voice, like Eddie Vedder or Kurt Cobain. Leader of a rock band. He is able to project raw pain with charisma. Playing guitar a plus. Strong tenor.
[MARK] Caucasian, male, 20s to early 30s. Baritone/second tenor. Underfunded, underground filmmaker, he has turned his back on his affluent upbringing. Likable, if occasionally high-strung, he is almost the narrator of the show.
[COLLINS] African-American, male, mid 20s to mid 30s. Low baritone, bluesy, gravelly voice. Philosopher, teacher, anarchist, AIDS activist. Sing a HUGE emotional gospel style ballad.
[BENNY] African-American, Latin, Asian, male, 20s to early 30s. Baritone/second tenor, can handle pop ballads. A striver, up from the projects to the Ivy League, wants to be the next Quincy Jones. Slick and cocky, a smooth operator.
[ANGEL] African-American, Latin, Asian, male, late teens to early 30s. High tenor with falsetto. Actor must be willing to play drag. A fun guy with lots of style. Extremely warm, loveable and nurturing. Playing drums a plus. Interested in seeing transgender actors.
[ENSEMBLE & SWINGS] All ethnicities, 20s to 30s. Must be great pop/rock singers and actors to play various characters throughout the show, including homeless people on the Lower East Side and parents of Mark, Roger, Mimi, Joanne, etc. Must move well. Seeking quirky, offbeat, interesting people of all types. Most will cover principal roles.
July 8, 2019 - May 27, 2020
March 13, 2019 at 9:00AM -
Pearl Studios 500 8th Ave - 3rd Floor - Studio 310
Please prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock, soul, or R&B/gospel song that reflects the style of the show and the style in which that character sings. (Example: Roger—90s grunge rock; Mark – 90s alt-pop; Mimi – Rock or R&B; Collins—gospel ballad; Maureen—Blue-eyed Soul). ABSOLUTELY NO MUSICAL THEATRE (songs written for a musical). Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key—an accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume stapled together. TYPING MAY OCCUR.