Cabrillo Music Theatre - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Thousand Oaks, CA
Memphis -Thousand Oaks Non-Req. Auditions (Day 1/2)
Cabrillo Music Theatre - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza | Thousand Oaks, CA
Guest Artist, Tier III - minimum $510/wk
See breakdown for details.
• A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
First Rehearsal: Non-AEA: October 6, 2014; AEA: October 20, 2014
Performance Dates: November 14-23, 2014 (9 performances).
A.E.A. and non-A.E.A. Talent for all roles. 3 A.E.A. Guest Artist contracts available, to be cast from among these roles: Huey, Felicia, DelRay, Gladys, Gator, Bobby, and Wailin’ Joe.
Performances to take place at the Kavli Theatre, Bank of America Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks, CA. ALL ROLES OPEN TO NON-EQUITY. There is pay for all roles for ages 18 and up. All roles are available. DIVERSITY: Although we encourage all ethnicities to attend the auditions, please be advised we are looking for actors who can convincingly play the ethnicities called for in the role descriptions. Cast age limited to age 16 and up.
No recorded music or a capella, please. Non-union please limit song to one minute. The following roles should attend a dance call, rather than a singing apt: Bobby, Ensemble Dancers
Director: Robert W. Schneider
Choreographer: Kenna Morris Garcia
Musical Director: Cassie Nickols
Conductor: Darrell Alston
Artistic Director: Lewis Wilkenfeld
Director & Artistic Director will be in attendance at all auditions.
Huey: (Caucasian, Plays 20-35) Our frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local "white" radio station, ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for him in segregated Memphis. (Vocal range: tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/r&b styles, C3-B4)
Felicia: (African-American, Plays 20-35) Beautiful, wide-eyed, and a fiercely gifted singer, follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed. (Vocal range: high R&B belt voice, G3-A5)
Delray: (African-American, Plays 35-45), Felicia’s older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where she sings, realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond. (Vocal range: baritenor with a great pop/rock/R&B voice, Bb2-Bb4)
Gladys: (Caucasian, Plays 45-65) Excellent actor with comic skills, Huey’s stern, traditional blue-collar, southern mother who has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, who she loves, but about whom she constantly worries. (Vocal range: strong singer with alto-belt mix, B3-A5)
Gator: (African-American, Plays 35-45), works as a bartender at Delray’s, hasn’t spoken since age 5, when he saw his father killed, as the story progresses, he finds his voice again, must be an excellent actor and singer and move well, comic timing a plus. (Vocal Range: great R&B baritenor, F#3-A4)
Bobby: (African-American, Plays 20-35) The janitor at Mr. Simmons’s radio station, full of personality and heart, role requires an actor who must dance well, as the character has a dance break in his show-stopping number “Big Love,” comic skills a plus. (Vocal range: great gospel voice, G3-C5)
Mr. Simmons: (Caucasian, Plays 40-60) The conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start, a strong, southern, commanding businessman who becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command. (Great actor who is comfortable singing.)
Wailin Joe/Beale Street Singer-Dancer: (African-American, Plays 20-40), Wailin’ Joe sings "Scratch My Itch" and is featured in both Act 1 and Act 2, must also dance very well; covers the principal roles of Delray and Bobby. (Vocal Range: excellent tenor voice, Eb3-Gb5)
Main Street Actor-Singer: (Caucasian, Plays 40-60) to play Mr. Collins, a department store owner, and Gordon Grant, a record company executive, and perform in the ensemble; dance ability a plus, but not necessary. (Vocal Range: Baritenor)
Felicia Cover/Beale Street Singer-Dancer: (African-American, Plays 20-30) Must be a good dancer; covers the principal role of Felicia. (Vocal Range: excellent high belt voice)
Main Street Male Dancer-Singers/Huey Cover (4): (Caucasian, Plays 20-30) Excellent dancers with great pop/rock/crooner voices; comic ability and tumbling a plus; one of these actors will cover the lead role of Huey. (Vocal Range: Tenor and Baritenor)
Main Street Female Dancer-Singers (3): (Chorus / Ensemble: Caucasian, to play teenagers – 30 for different roles) excellent dancers, great singers, "Double Dutch" experience a plus. (Vocal Range: pop/rock/R&B belters)
Beale Street Male Dancer-Singers (4): (Chorus / Ensemble: African American, to play teenagers) excellent dancers with great R&B/rock voices; comic abilities, partnering, and tumbling a plus. (Vocal Range: (Baritenors/tenors B2-B4)
Beale Street Female Dancer-Singers (5): (Chorus / Ensemble: African-American, to play teenagers) excellent dancers, great soulful R&B/rock voices, athletic and fierce, comic ability and partnering a plus, "Double Dutch" experience a plus. (Vocal Range: (altos/sopranos A3-A5)
By appointment only. Please call 805-497-8613 ext 3.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Appointments for all roles
Hillcrest Center for the Arts
403 W. Hillcrest
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Bring sheet music in the proper key, accompanist provided. Music in the style of show strongly encouraged: 1950s rock and roll songs (Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, etc.), or a song from Memphis. See breakdown for more details.