The Dark Star From Harlem--La Mama Ellen Stewart Theatre, NYC

The Dark Star From Harlem--La Mama Ellen Stewart Theatre, NYC

CATEGORY: Performer

McCorkle Casting Ltd
New York, NY 10018
US

CONTACT NAME

Jeffrey Dreisbach

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

STORY LINE: Written by Glynn Borders and Mario E. Sprouse, THE DARK STAR FROM HARLEM tells the story of a 19-year-old Josephine
Baker when she arrives in Paris in 1925. Josephine's rise to fame is juxtaposed with what is happening politically and socially in the US
and Europe in the 1920s. Josephine's journey is framed by a combination of orig Audition Date(s): 09/23/2019, 09/25/2019, 09/26/2019
Rehearsal Date(s): 10/14/2019
Opening Date(s): 11/21/2019
Closing Date(s): 12/01/2019
inal tunes and American Standards as she finds herself
face to face with stardom, personal hardships, and social injustices.
CASTING THE FOLLOWING:
[MASTER OF CEREMONIES] French. White. 40-ish. Primary narrator. Plays several Frenchmen and one passionate German. Sings and moves well. Expressive face. High Baritone or tenor, lead singer quality. [PEARL (HARLEM ENSEMBLE)] HARLEM ENSEMBLE. AKA the Harlem Girls. All Black, they sing and dance and serve comic repartee. PEARL: 30. Light skinned. The shortest. Looks a bit like “Baby Ester” Jones. (Betty Boop) Should have a baby voice. The spicy one. Spits venom. Soprano. [RUBY (HARLEM ENSEMBLE)] HARLEM ENSEMBLE. AKA the Harlem Girls. All Black, they sing and dance and serve comic repartee. RUBY: Mid-30’s. Thick-ish, tall, red bone and red hair. The common sense one. Alto. [OPAL (HARLEM ENSEMBLE)] HARLEM ENSEMBLE. AKA the Harlem Girls. All Black, they sing and dance and serve comic repartee. OPAL: Late-20’s Stylish southern girl. “Good hair”. Sassy. Slim with long legs. The Pretty one. Developing her attitude. Soprano [JEWEL (HARLEM ENSEMBLE)] HARLEM ENSEMBLE. AKA the Harlem Girls. All Black, they sing and dance and serve comic repartee. JEWEL: Mid-20’s. Cute. Big eyes and smile. Educated. The sweet, naïve one. Sometimes she’s a Harlem girl and sometimes not. Alto/2nd soprano. [GEM (HARLEM ENSEMBLE)] HARLEM ENSEMBLE. AKA the Harlem Girls. All Black, they sing and dance and serve comic repartee. GEM: Black male. Mid-30’s. Choreographer. Versatile singer. Smooth. Stable and cool. Leadership ability. High Baritone or tenor, lead singer quality. [EURO 1 (EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE)] EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE. White. Dancers/singers/actors. They create French and German atmosphere and play French and German stars. EURO 1: Female, 40’s. Speaks and sings French. French accent. Dancer. [EURO 2 (EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE)] EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE. White. Dancers/singers/actors. They create French and German atmosphere and play French and German stars. EURO 2: Female, 30’s. Sings in French. French accent. Dancer. 2 women: Alto/Soprano [EURO 3 (EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE)] EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE. White. Dancers/singers/actors. They create French and German atmosphere and play French and German stars. EURO 3. Male, 40’s. French and German accents. Moves well. [EURO 4 (EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE)] EUROPEAN ENSEMBLE. White. Dancers/singers/actors. They create French and German atmosphere and play French and German stars. EURO 4. Male, 30’s. French and German accents. Moves well. 2 men: Tenor/high Baritone

DURATION

October 14, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Union

AEA Showcase Contract

SALARY

$1500 Stipend/Equity Showcase

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