Singers/Dancers Sought for "Kinky Boots" Musical Show
The company is holding auditions for "Kinky Boots" Show and looking for singers, dances. Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: Downriver Actors Guild is please to announce auditions for Kinky Boots, the big-hearted musical extravaganza that won six Tonys including Best Musical, the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre album and London’s Olivier Award for Best Musical. Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized... and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world. Additional info: Show Dates: May 12, 13, 19, 20, 21 2023. Please see the attachment for more details.
Lead A leading man, just out of university. He is privileged, but like able — his father owns the shoe factory. He is handsome and love-able but there is a temper right under the skin. Must have a great rock voice, ability to move and be a strong actor. Gender: Male. Vocal range top: B4 Vocal range bottom: C3.
Lead, Trans An emotionally and physically challenging role that requires the body of a boxer with the soul of a Diva, a la Whitney Houston. Must have star presence and feel comfortable wearing everything from full glamour as a scene-stealing drag performer to nothing but boxing trunks. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Strong comedic actor.. Vocal range top: B4 (with one top C) Vocal range bottom: C3. Note: Bring heels to the audition if possible.
Supporting, Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Sophisticated looks. She is a social climber, driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3.
Supporting, Beautiful, but quirky (not glamorous like Nicola) working-class girl who works in the shoe factory. Funny and smart but has had bad luck with men. Terrific comedic actress. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3.
Supporting, Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker. Has a menacing physicality. Least likely to be seen on a runway in kinky boots. Strong actor required. Vocal range top: F4 (falsetto to D5 for finale) Vocal range bottom: C3.
Supporting, Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Must be strong pop/rock soprano. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3.
Supporting, Factory worker who has been there longer than any of the other women. A lot of life experience and a lot of responsibility–this shows in her face. Comedy chops. Must have strong rock/pop belt. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3.
Supporting, A contemporary of Charlie’s, but his opposite. Harry is successful, self- aware, confident and carefree. Must have a great rock voice. Vocal range top: C4 Vocal range bottom: E3.
Supporting. Factory Manager, keeping up traditions. Reserved and tightly wound. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3.
Supporting. Transgender. “This ain’t no job for wallflowers!” These are the six drag performers from The Blue Angel Nightclub who perform with Lola. Actors with star quality and personality. Must be versatile able to carry a tune (with a contemporary pop/rock/R & B belt) and dancers (required to dance in heels). Physical fitness is crucial. Tumbling and acro skills a plus. Vocal range: Three Angels sing to C♯5 and three sing to A4. Note: Bring heels to audition if possible.
Supporting. Charlie’s father and owner of the shoe factory. Appears in the opening and closing sequence. Vocal range top: G4 Vocal range bottom: Bb2.
Supporting. Lola's father. An unforgiving tower of anger.
Supporting. Nicola's boss. An overtly attractive and successful man.
Chorus / Ensemble. The men and women of the ensemble must be excellent pop/rock singers. They will cover featured ensemble roles as well as play factory workers, pub patrons etc. Factory workers should look like real, everyday people and be able to move well.