Rent Non-Union National Tour

Rent Non-Union National Tour

CATEGORY: Performer

Wojcik | Seay Casting
New York, NY
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

RENT
Theatre
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

Tour is currently running. Seeking future replacements.
Rehearsals: TBD
USA Re-Opening: December 11, 2018
Contracted through: July 14, 2019

Salary: Minimum $550/ensemble and $650/principals + per diem, housing and travel for all.

OPEN CALL FOR MALE SINGERS
Thursday, October 4, 2018
10:00am (Sign-ups will begin at 9:00am)

OPEN CALL FOR FEMALE SINGERS
Friday, October 5, 2018
10:00am (Sign-ups will begin at 9:00am)

BOTH DAYS AT:
Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018

PREPARATION: 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.

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, or 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, or 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.

[MIMI] Latina, female, to play 19. Raw Rock & Roll voice with a high belt, Shakira with a touch of Ciara. Sexy and of the streets, with some dark secrets. Must convey innocence and vulnerability while being VERY savvy at the same time. Fragile drug addict.

[MAUREEN] Caucasian, female, 20s to early 30s. Huge, versatile rock & roll sound. Sexy, funny, attractive and wild; a tacky Jersey girl turned East Village performance artist.

[JOANNE] African-American, 20s to early 30s, great pop belt. Wry humor and sardonic wit, politically connected, a Harvard Graduate.

[ENSEMBLE & SWINGS] All ethnicities, all genders, 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.

SALARY

$550/ensemble and $650/principals + per diem, housing and travel for all

Audition Information

WHEN

October 4, 2018 at 10:00AM - Open Call for Male Singers

October 5, 2018 at 10:00AM - Open Call for Female Singers

Where

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave, 4th Floor

WHAT TO PREPARE

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.

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