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Equity Performers Needed For 2023 Season

Cranston, RI, United StatesID: 215124Exp: 1/25/2023
Pays:$615/WeekCategory:Singing
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Seeking Equity actors who are also strong dancers and singers for roles in Theatre's 2023 Season. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. Rate: LOA $615 weekly minimum (LOA ref COST) Additional info: "MY WAY" May 24 - June 11, 2023 First rehearsal May 9, 2023 "BEAUTIFUL" June 14 - July 8, 2023 First rehearsal May 30, 2023 "THE BODYGUARD" July 12 - August 5, 2023 First rehearsal June 27, 2023 "JERSEY BOYS" August 9 - September 10, 2023 First rehearsal July 25, 2023 ALL SHOWS REHEARSE IN RHODE ISLAND. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions. All ethnicities, gender identities and backgrounds for various principal and supporting roles and ensemble. To be considered you must attend this audition and be available for callbacks. PREPARATION: Prepare a brief song selection of your choosing. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key- an accompanist will be provided. Bring an updated headshot and resume. Also please bring appropriate dance attire in case you are asked to dance at the end of each morning or afternoon session. All must be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19, proof required. Equity encourages everyone participating in the auditions to wear a two-ply cloth face mask, surgical mask, singer’s mask or respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94). Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanasare not recommended. Equity encourages members to prepare for their audition prior to arriving at the audition venue, to the extent that they can (e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms. Holding/Audition room information: The audition room can accommodate no more than 1,014 individuals at a time. The holding room can accommodate no more than 130 individuals at a time. Please see the attachment for more details.

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38 roles

MAN #1Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. Strong velvety baritone voice in the Sinatra mode. He sings many of the Sinatra standards and should have an incredible vocal instrument with a feel for Sinatra’s unusual phrasing and distinctive vocal style. Able to sing close harmonies. Ideally, this character projects the style and easy sophistication that was the Sinatra trademark WITHOUT DOING ANY SORT OF PHYSICAL OR VOCAL IMITATION of the man. Great dancer/Strong mover desired. "My Way"

MAN #2Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. 1940’s big band “crooner” type with All-American boy good looks and a strong legit lyric baritone voice. Sings up to a G. Should have a natural and unaffected flair for comedy as he carries much of the show’s humor and lighter moments. He spends much of the show trying to learn how to be “cool.” Dances or moves well. "My Way"

WOMAN #1Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Female-identifying. Strong mezzo soprano who can also belt. Vocal style is based on great “torch singers” like Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Judy Garland. Sings through a wide range, vocally, and must also be a capable part singer. A dark, smoky, husky sound is preferred. Dances or moves well. "My Way"

WOMAN #2Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Big band singer sound of the 40’s - also a mezzo but does sing some soprano parts. Voice should be lighter and provide a contrast to the darker sound required for Woman #1. Requires a capable part singer. Must dance or move OFF-STAGE SWINGS: One female-identifying Actor and one male-identifying Actor, who sing and dance very well, to serve as off-stage swings. "My Way"

CAROLE KINGBoth genders18-29 y.o.White / Caucasian

Actor 18+ to play 16-29, Female-identifying. Alto (G3-Eb5). An aspiring singer/songwriter with a powerful, distinctive talent. A unique, appealing, funny and vulnerable girl from a Jewish family in Brooklyn. Smart, good natured, unassuming and a peacemaker, she’s a passionate but reluctant star who eventually finds her own voice. Sings: “So Far Away,” “Natural Woman,” and “Beautiful.” "Beautiful"

GERRY GOFFINBoth genders20-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. Tenor (D3-A4) Carole’s boyfriend, songwriting partner, and eventual husband. He is handsome with a rebel vibe. Sexy and talented, he is innately sympathetic, wounded, and tortured. His ambition and competitive nature eventually get the better of him. Sings: “Some Kind of Wonderful” and “Up on the Roof.” "Beautiful"

CYNTHIA WEILBoth genders20-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Female-identifying. Alto (E3-E5). A songwriter who partners, professionally and romantically, with Barry. Carole’s best friend. Sophisticated and intelligent, she is self-confident with a quick wit. She prioritizes her career over love. Strong comedic timing. Sings: “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and “Walking in the Rain.” "Beautiful"

BARRY MANNBoth genders20-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. Tenor (C3-A4). A songwriter who becomes romantically involved with Cynthia. He is good natured, appealing, a bit of a hypochondriac and can’t convince Cynthia to marry him. Sings: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” and “We Gotta Get Out of This Place.” "Beautiful"

DON KIRSHNERBoth genders30-49 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. Baritone (A2-C#4). An influential music publisher and producer. He is a fast-talking and energetic force of nature. Powerful, direct, and sometimes intimidating, he has a real affinity for his writers and artists. A hitmaker. Sings: “You’ve Got a Friend.” "Beautiful"

GENIE KLEINBoth genders40-59 y.o.White / Caucasian

Female-identifying. Carole’s mother. Once an aspiring playwright, she has been broken down by life and her divorce from Carole’s father. She projects these feelings onto Carole but is protective of her and occasionally knows the right thing to say. Non-singing role. "Beautiful"

NEIL SEDAKA/LOU ADLER/RIGHTEOUS BROTHER/ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. Tenor (B3-G#4). Strong high rock tenor. Young singer/songwriter and half of the world-famous duo. Sings: “Oh, Carol” and “You've Lost That Loving Feeling.” "Beautiful"

RIGHTEOUS BROTHER/NICK/ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. Bass (F2-Eb4). Strong bass / baritones to play half of the world-famous duo and session player friend of Carole. Sings: “You've Lost That Loving Feeling.” "Beautiful"

LUCILLE / SHIRELLE / ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-39 y.o.African-American

Female-identifying. Alto (A3-Db5). Charismatic singer. Donny’s assistant and part of the girl-group, The Shirelles. Sings: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” "Beautiful"

LITTLE EVA / SHIRELLE / ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-39 y.o.African-American

Female-identifying. Alto (Bb3- E5). Charismatic singer. The “Locomotion” singer and part of the girl-group, The Shirelles. Sings: “Locomotion” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow. ” "Beautiful"

JANELLE WOODS / SHIRELLE / ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-39 y.o.African-American

Female-identifying. Alto (B3-D5). Charismatic singer. The “Locomotion” singer and part of the girl-group, The Shirelles. Sings: “One Fine Day” and “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” "Beautiful"

THE DRIFTERS / ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-39 y.o.African-American

Male-identifying. Lead singer: tenor, (Eb3-Eb5). Appealing, charismatic singers to play The Drifters, who are heavily featured in songs including “Up on the Roof” and “On Broadway.” "Beautiful"

MARILYN WALD / ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Female-identifying. Alto (G3-C5). Brill Building singer who has an affair with Gerry. Sings: “Pleasant Valley Sunday. "Beautiful"

RACHEL MARRONBoth genders26-34 y.o.African-American

Female-identifying. An Academy Award-nominated music superstar who is being stalked and sent death threats. SENSATIONAL vocalist who sings in the style of Whitney Houston and dances/moves very well. "The Bodyguard"

FRANK FARMERBoth genders40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. A former C.I.A. agent, physically fit, lithe, and athletic; sharp witted and instinctive; handsome and charismatic. He radiates a silent strength, an American alpha-man type. Frank sings one song in a karaoke style. He need not be a major singer, just have the confidence to sing in front of a theatre. "The Bodyguard"

NICKI MARRONBoth genders36-39 y.o.African-American

Female-identifying. Rachel's older sister. A very talented singer who has taken a back seat to her sisters rising star. Quiet type but attractive. A very strong singer with a very soulful, gospel- tinged voice. She sings ballads in the show and has a warm resonance, excellent pitch, and an ability to riff. Range from G below middle C to E at top of staff. "The Bodyguard"

THE STALKERBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. Rachel Marron's stalker, military type, weird, outcast; able to sing comfortably in a tenor range; has one featured solo vocal line. "The Bodyguard"

SY SPECTORBoth genders40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. Rachel's publicist, deeply ambitious and doesn't suffer fools or indeed anyone who isn't doing exactly what he wants; bullish and quick. His belief is that the whole Oscar nomination for Rachel is because of his hard work and his alone! He believes he is her driving force. "The Bodyguard"

BILL DEVANEYBoth genders50-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. Rachel Marron's long-standing Manager/Guardian Angel. He has looked after her from the start and runs her life. A kind and loyal man who always has Rachel’s best interests at "The Bodyguard"

TONY SCIBELLIBoth genders30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. Rachel Marron's security - classic bouncer physique. He is fiercely protective of Rachel and would do anything for her. A kind man. "The Bodyguard"

ENSEMBLEBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

18+. Strong, athletic dancers who sing very well for featured Ensemble tracks. Some will understudy Principal tracks. "The Bodyguard"

FRANKIEBoth genders20-35 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. 5’9” or shorter; has a strong tenor with sweet and strong falsetto and isable to sing in the style of Frankie Valli; strong tenor to high A or Bb plus strong falsetto up to treble G; charismatic and charming; comfortable with narrative text and has a gritty side as well as a polished veneer; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. "Jersey Boys"

BOBMale20-35 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. Preferably tall; strong tenor/baritenor voice; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; comfortable with narrative text; an intelligent, sensitive, and introspective musical. "Jersey Boys"

TOMMYBoth genders30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. Strong tenor/baritenor voice; very comfortable with traditional four- part harmonies; comfortable with narrative text; ability to play guitar a very strong plus; a natural-born leader with an appealing, bad-boy quality. "Jersey Boys"

NICKBoth genders30-40 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. Strong bass/baritone voice; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; comfortable with narrative text; a quiet dreamer who longs for life after The Four Seasons. "Jersey Boys"

GYP DECARLOBoth genders45-55 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. Tough, mafioso type; a strong singer. "Jersey Boys"

BOB CREWEBoth genders30-40 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. Intelligent and flamboyant; genius music producer and lyricist; an integral part of creating the magic of The Four Seasons. "Jersey Boys"

JOE PESCI / ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-35 y.o.White / Caucasian

Male-identifying. 5’9” or shorter; young, energetic; a strong singer; will understudy role of FRANKIE VALLI. "Jersey Boys"

BARRY BELSON / ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-49 y.o.African-American

Male-identifying. Strong singer. Various roles (friends, producers, etc); strong tenor to high C, with a strong falsetto to G above high C; has the ability to riff in rhythm-and-blues "Jersey Boys"

MARY / OTHERSBoth genders20-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Female-identifying. Strong singer and dancer; Frankie’s wife; tough, seen it all Italian, Jersey girl; she’s got a killer sense of humor; a variety of other roles, including member of a 60s style girl group; strong belt useful; high straight tone soprano also useful but not required. "Jersey Boys"

LORRAINE / OTHERSBoth genders20-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Female-identifying. Fabulous versatile singer, and dancer with flexible vocal registers. A variety of roles (the many girlfriends of The Four Seasons, etc); should fit well together a la 60s band Shangri-las and be believable as a "tough-as-nails" Jersey girls; must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; has a strong belt. "Jersey Boys"

FRANCINE / OTHERSBoth genders20-37 y.o.All ethnicities

Female-identifying. Fabulous versatile singer and dancer with flexible vocal register. A variety of roles (Frankie’s teenage daughter, the many girlfriends of The Four Seasons, etc); should fit well together a la 60s band Shangri-las and be believable as ‘tough-as-nails’ Jersey girls; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies and has a very strong high belt. "Jersey Boys"

ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Male-identifying. Strong singers. Various roles (friends, producers, etc); ability to play guitar, drums, or another instrument a plus. All dance or move very well. "Jersey Boys"

ENSEMBLEBoth genders20-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Female-identifying. Fabulous, versatile singers with flexible vocal registers. A variety of roles (the many girlfriends of The Four Seasons, etc); should fit well together a la 60s band Shangrilas and be believable as "tough-as-nails" Jersey girls; very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; all three women need to belt and/or have strong mix as one-track belts up to F natural and two tracks also need high soprano. All dance or move very well. "Jersey Boys"