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Male/Female Cast Required For The 2022-23 Season

Birmingham, AL, United StatesID: 197328Exp: 11/4/2022
Category:Singing
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Local auditions for the 2022-23 season. Looking for cast. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. Additional info: Seeking actors with local housing for all roles in Season of Big Dreams. Preparation: Come prepared to dance and sing. Please choose which dance level suits you. If you are a strong dancer, please come to dancer call at 10am. You will then stay and sing. If you are a mover, please come prepared to sing first at 1pm, then be prepared to stay for the mover call at 6pm. You do not need to attend both the dancer call and the mover call. Bring 16 bars of a musical theatre selection or a song from any show in our season, as well as a copy of your headshot and resume. Productions rehearse Tuesdays-Fridays 6pm-10pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm, and Sundays 2-10pm. Tech week is Tuesday-Friday 6pm-10pm and 11am-9pm Saturday and Sunday. "Dreamgirls": February 3-19, 2023 Callbacks on Sunday, November 6, 2022 (6pm-10pm) Rehearsals begin January 3, 2023. "Bright Star": March 31-April 16, 2023 Callbacks on Monday, December 5, 2022 (6pm-10pm) Rehearsals begin February 28, 2023. "Shrek" The Musical: June 2-25, 2023 Callbacks on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (6pm-10pm) Rehearsals begin May 2, 2023. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat": July 21-August 13, 2023 Callbacks on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (6pm-10pm) Rehearsals begin June 20, 2023. For more information & video submission info please see the document attached. When applying, please include headshot, resume & other information (if you have NOT auditioned for this Theatre before). If you have performed with this Theatre in the past and you are interested in being considered for this season, please see the document attached.

54 roles

Effie WhiteBoth genders20-35 y.o.African-American

(Female identifying, belt/soprano). Effie is the true powerhouse in the group, a soaring singer whose voice overpowers and transcends Deena’s and Lorrell’s. She is smitten with Curtis from the start and is overcome with anger and jealousy when she senses his growing attraction to Deena. Effie should be full-figured, and her size carries with it a true sense of sexuality. Must have a huge gospel belt voice. Must move very well. "Dreamgirls"

Deena JonesBoth genders20-35 y.o.African-American

(Female identifying, Mezzo, big full belt.) The young, beautiful member of the dreams. Happy singing backup to Effie until Curtis puts her in the lead and grooms her as star of the group. Must move very well. "Dreamgirls"

Lorrell RobinsonBoth genders20-35 y.o.African-American

(Female identifying, Soprano, on top of most triad harmony, big full belt.) The third member of The Dreams. Sexy, flirtatious girl from the projects of Detroit who has been singing with her best friends Effie and Deena for years. Carries on an affair with Jimmy Early, who refuses to leave his wife for her. Must move very well. "Dreamgirls"

Curtis Taylor Jr.Both genders20-35 y.o.African-American

(Male identifying, high baritone) Handsome, and very sexy. Slick car salesman who becomes the Dreams’ manager. Has a appreciation of R & B music and a sense of what it sells. Motivated by dreams, he takes over the management of Jimmy Early’s career and also oversees the rise to stardom of The Dreams. Initially warm and approachable he becomes hardened by wealth and power and the need to control everything and everyone. Must move well. "Dreamgirls"

James Thunder EarlyBoth genders25-49 y.o.African-American

(Male identifying, tenor) James Brown-like R & B star. The Dreamettes become his backup singers. Has an affair with Lorrell. Charismatic, sexy, high energy. Must move well. "Dreamgirls"

C.C. WhiteBoth genders20-35 y.o.African-American

(Male identifying, tenor - sweet sound) Effie’s songwriter brother; writes all the dreams hit songs. Endearing and soft-spoken, he tries to do what’s best but slowly gives up his ideals to Curtis’ controlling vision. Must move well. "Dreamgirls"

Michelle MorrisBoth genders20-35 y.o.African-American

(Female identifying, belt/soprano) Effie's replacement when she gets fired; Beautiful, she sings bottom in the harmonies. Must move well. "Dreamgirls"

MartyBoth genders30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying, baritone) street savvy, long-time manager who oversaw Jimmy’s career and rise to R & B stardom. Represents an earlier age of black entertainment. At odds with Curtis and his ideas and schemes. Later oversees Effie’s comeback. Should move. "Dreamgirls"

EnsembleBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Excellent singers and dancers. May also cover principal roles. "Dreamgirls"

SwingsBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

To cover multiple roles. "Dreamgirls"

Alice MurphyBoth genders30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identifying, to play Alice at age 38) an editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional–but with an air of melancholy. The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16: rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous–looking to break out of small-town life and experience the world. Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles. Vocal range: Very strong singer with a wide vocal range. "Bright Star"

Billy CaneBoth genders20-24 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying), a soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little naive. Seeking strong actor who is also a strong, athletic dancer, able to partner and lead a production number. Vocal range: Bright, natural Bari-Tenor. "Bright Star"

Jimmy Ray DobbsBoth genders30-35 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying) The same actor will play Jimmy Ray in his early 20s in flashbacks: Mayor Dobbs’ son & young Alice’s beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, & intelligent; from a family of wealth & power & is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father; The same actor will also play adult Jimmy Ray at age 40. Vocal range: Very strong singer in a pop-folk style. Bari-Tenor. "Bright Star"

Mayor Josiah DobbsBoth genders55-65 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying) The Mayor of Zebulon; he’s a political and financial powerbroker – distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son’s future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty. Vocal range: Bass-Baritone. "Bright Star"

Margo CrawfordBoth genders20-24 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identifying) A small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy’s who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect. Vocal range: A sweet, warm folk voice. "Bright Star"

Daryl AmesBoth genders24-46 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying) Precise, exacting, specific and effete. Dry and witty, with great comic timing. Vocal range: Open. "Bright Star"

Lucy GrantBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identifying) Strong actress with great comedic timing, who is a dynamic and sexy dancer. She has to have complete ease with dancing and partnering. Leads a production number. Vocal range: Strong belt. "Bright Star"

Daddy MurphyBoth genders55-65 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying) Alice’s father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer. Vocal range: Open. "Bright Star"

Mama MurphyBoth genders50-65 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identifying) Warm and strong, the center of her family. A fierce protector of her daughter, who she knows is deeply gifted, but a handful. Vocal range: Open. "Bright Star"

Daddy CaneBoth genders60-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying) A warm, loving country man. Loves to read. Has kept a secret for many years for all the wrong reasons. Vocal range: Open. "Bright Star"

EnsembleBoth genders20-60 y.o.All ethnicities

All should move very well. Everyone moves scenery, is quite active throughout the entire show, and needs to be game to “move.” Seeking strong dancers as well as movers. Vocal range: Open. "Bright Star"

SwingsBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

To cover multiple roles. "Bright Star"

ShrekMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(High Baritone) Our story’s title character. A big, green, terrifying ogre who lives alone in a swamp. He embarks on a journey to rid his land of fairytale creatures and, along the way, falls in love with Fiona. Begins as a grumpy hermit, but reveals his layers and eventually becomes the hero. Excellent singer and actor. "Shrek"

Princess FionaFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Soprano / High Belter) The beautiful princess of Far-Far-Away, she transforms into an ogre every night when the sun sets. Rescued by Shrek and eventually falls in love with him. Quirky, blunt, and multi-talented, she is not an ordinary princess. Excellent singer and actor with great comic timing; tap dancing is a plus. "Shrek"

DonkeyMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(High Baritone / Tenor) A talking donkey who joins Shrek on the run from Farquaad’s guards. Quite the chatterbox, he is not deterred by Shrek’s looks and practically forces himself into the ogre’s good graces. Easily frightened and pushy, but also an optimist with heart. Excellent singer and comic actor with a huge personality. "Shrek"

Lord FarquaadMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(High Baritone) The comically short, ruthless ruler of Duloc. He is in search of a princess to marry so that he can become king. Has an intensely unfair bias against fairytale creatures that stems from a resentment of his father. Self-absorbed, lonely, and cruel. Excellent singer and comic actor. Actor must be able to play this role on his knees for the whole show. "Shrek"

Pinocchio/Magic MirrorMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Tenor with falsetto) The leader of the fairytale creatures. Although portrayed by a live actor, Pinocchio is an animated puppet whose nose grows every time he lies. Plenty of sass with a penchant for lying, he leads the troupe of Fairytale Creatures in the musical numbers “Story of My Life” and “Freak Flag.” "Shrek"

DragonFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Alto with Big Belt) A dragon that has been charged with guarding Princess Fiona in her isolated castle. She eventually falls in love with Donkey and attempts to keep him there forever. Imposing and flirtatious, but tired of her job as the glorified baby-sitter. She sings “Forever” with her Knight back-up singers. "Shrek"

Sugar Plum Fairy/GingyMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A gingerbread man initially kidnapped by Lord Farquaad. His wit and resolution help him both avoid trouble and inspire the rest of the fairytale creatures. This character is portrayed with a puppet, which may be voiced and operated by actor appearing as Sugar Plum Fairy. Comedic voice required. "Shrek"

Papa Ogre/StrawBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying – High Baritone) Shrek’s father. Sings a beautiful duet with Mama Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” Also doubles as a fairytale creature. "Shrek"

Mama Ogre/ Humpty DumptyBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identifying – Alto) Shrek’s mother. Sings a beautiful duet with Papa Ogre to young Shrek in the opening number “Big, Bright, Beautiful World.” Also doubles as Humpty Dumpty. "Shrek"

3 Little PigsBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Tenors or Baritones with ability to sing tight harmony and German Accent) Fairytale creatures with solo / trio work in “Story of My Life,” “Freak Flag” and “This is Our Story.” "Shrek"

Wicked WitchFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

Big Bad WolfMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

Papa BearMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

Mama BearFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

Ugly DucklingBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

Peter PanMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

Shoemaker’s ElfBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

White RabbitBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

Mad HatterMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

Fairy GodmotherFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fairytale creature. Featured role, whether with lines, solos, dances, or action. "Shrek"

SwingsBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

To cover multiple roles. "Shrek"

JosephBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying, Tenor) Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob. Confident and charming. Vocally strong. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

NarratorBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identifying, Soprano/Belt) The audience’s guide through the story. The narrator tell Joseph’s story with word and song. Can command the stage while directing focus to story elements. Strong singer with great energy. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

PharaohBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying, Baritone) Egypt’s ruler, considered a god on earth. Searching for the meaning behind his/her dreams. Portrayed as a world-famous rock star. Full of energy and confidence. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

PotipharBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying, Baritone) Rich, self-indulgent, and sophisticated Egyptian capitalist. Makes Joseph the leader of his household. Strong character actor with a powerful speaking voice. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Potiphar's WifeBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identifying, Alto) Indulgent and confident in her pursuit of what she wants, which at this time happens to be Joseph. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

JacobBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying, Baritone) Aged father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. Strong character actor who can sing and move well. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

ButlerBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying, Tenor) Pharaoh’s right hand. While in jail, Joseph interprets the Butler’s dreams to a positive outcome. Will also be cast as a Brother. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

BakerBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying, Tenor) Head of Pharaoh’s kitchen. While in jail, Joseph interprets the Baker’s dreams to a less-than-positive outcome. Will also be cast as a Brother. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Joseph’s BrothersBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identifying, Various Ranges) Jealous of Joseph being their father’s favorite son. Skilled dancers and singers. Will also double as general ensemble in some scenes. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

WivesBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying, Various Ranges – The 11 wives of Joseph’s 11 brothers. Skilled dancers and singers. Will also double as general ensemble in some scenes. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

SwingsBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

To cover multiple roles. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"