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Talent Wanted for "Purple Rain" Musical Show

Minneapolis, MN, United States
ID: 264832Exp: 7/25/2024
online audition
Description:

Seeking performers for the below roles in the upcoming world premiere stage adaptation of "Purple Rain". Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: Purple Rain is a stage musical inspired by the iconic 1984 film and the music of Prince. It follows the story of The Kid, a talented but troubled musician, navigating the challenges of love, ambition, and personal struggles while striving to make his mark in the Minneapolis music scene. Purple Rain features musical performances of classic hits like “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Let’s Go Crazy.” Additional info: World premiere run in Minneapolis: February 2025-May 2025 *all subject to change. When applying, please include a video of yourself singing 16 bars of a pop/rock song of your choosing. Please also include a short portion where you tell us a little bit about yourself, including your name, preferred pronouns, any musical instruments you might play, and where you are currently based. Please also include a photo of yourself and a resume, if you have one. If you don’t, just tell about yourself and any relevant past experience

15 roles

The KidMale18-20 y.o.African-American Latino / Hispanic Other Asian Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander Indian/South Asian

Description: A musical prodigy, frontman of his band. The central character who navigates his artistic journey, balancing ego and emotion. Must excel in music and singing, with proficiency in guitar and piano, and an extensive vocal range including falsetto. Additional instrument skills are a plus. Original Role: Played by Prince.

ApolloniaFemale18-25 y.o.African-American Latino / Hispanic Other Asian Middle Eastern Native American Pacific Islander Indian/South Asian

Description: A vibrant aspiring actor-singer-dancer, new waitress at The First. Her infectious energy and talent captivate everyone, despite facing heartbreak and adventure. Must be an exceptional singer and harmonizer.

WendyFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: Guitarist in the rock band. Confident, outspoken, and humorous, she stands firm in her beliefs. Must play or learn guitar and be skilled in singing and harmonies. All voice parts welcome.

LisaFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: Keyboardist in the rock band. Responsible, level-headed, and keeps Wendy grounded. Must play or learn keys and excel in singing and harmonies. All voice parts welcome.

DocMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: Keyboardist in the rock band. The empathetic “teddy bear” who supports his peers. Must play or learn keys and excel in singing and harmonies. All voice parts welcome.

BobbyMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: Drummer in the rock band. Focused on music, avoiding drama. Must play or learn drums and excel in singing and harmonies. All voice parts welcome.

MarkMale20-39 y.o.African-American

Description: Bassist in the rock band. Easygoing, focused on enjoying music. Must play or learn bass and excel in singing and harmonies. All voice parts welcome.

BillyMale46-59 y.o.African-American

Description: Owner of The First, an old friend of The Kid’s parents, and Morris’s uncle. Tries to mentor young musicians but prioritizes the club’s success. Rumored to have a colorful past. Must sing and be skilled in harmonies, with a preference for a strong lower register.

MorrisMale20-39 y.o.African-American

Description: The Kid’s rival, frontman of The Time, and creator of The Six. Charismatic and ambitious, with a knack for finding an audience. Must sing and be skilled in harmonies. All voice parts welcome.

JeromeMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: Morris’s sidekick, always involved in Morris’s schemes. Must sing and be skilled in harmonies. All voice parts welcome.

JillFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: Waitress at The First and member of The Six. Ambitious, humorous, and plays saxophone. Must sing and excel in harmonies. Performers who play or are willing to learn saxophone are welcome.

BrendaFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: Waitress at The First and reluctantly part of Morris’s group. Energetic and unaware of her lack of talent. Must be a strong alto singer and skilled in harmonies. Drumming ability is a plus or willingness to learn.

SusanFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: Waitress at The First, involved in Morris’s group. Bold and lively, unafraid to put herself out there. Must sing and excel in harmonies. Guitar skills or willingness to learn are welcome.

FatherMale50-59 y.o.African-American

Description: The Kid’s haunted father, who also plays the Cab Driver. Must sing and excel in harmonies. Piano skills or willingness to learn are preferred.

ChickMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Description: The bouncer at The First, always ready for action. Must sing and excel in harmonies. All voice parts welcome.