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Casting Call for 2024-25 COST Season Shows

New York, NY, United States
ID: 265324Exp: 7/16/2024

Casting Equity actors for 2024-25 COST Season. Please see more info below. Rate: COST $870 weekly minimum (Tier 1) Additional info: Audition lunch 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM. PREPARATION Please prepare a short comedic monologue and a song in a style from one of the shows from the season; bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Bring you headshot and resume stapled together. EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. 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. "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET" Rehearsals start August 26,2024 Show runs September 7-15, 2024 "A TUNA CHRISTMAS" Rehearsals start October 28, 2024 Show runs November 9-17, 2024 "THE COLOR PURPLE" Rehearsals start February 17, 2025 Show runs March 1-9, 2025 "CATS" Rehearsals start May 19, 2025 Show runs May 31-June 8, 2025

39 roles

J CARL PERKINSMale23-27 y.o.All ethnicities

Mid 20s; singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes.” "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

JERRY LEE LEWISMale20-34 y.o.All ethnicities

Singer/pianist; he was rock ‘n’ roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing.” A superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus. "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

JOHNNY CASHMale26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Singer/guitar player; Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator.” "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

ELVIS PRESLEYMale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Singer/guitar player; Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator.” "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

BROTHER JAY/JAY PERKINSMale23-27 y.o.All ethnicities

Mid 20s; bass player. Brother of Carl Perkins. "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

FLUKEMale23-27 y.o.All ethnicities

Mid 20s; drummer. "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

SAM PHILLIPSMale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

The father of Rock ‘n Roll and founder of Sun Records: discovered Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and many others, including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a towering and charismatic figure in American music. "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

DYANNEFemale23-27 y.o.All ethnicities

Mid 20s, an aspiring singer, Elvis’s girlfriend. "MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET"

TRACK 1Male25-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Including Thurston Wheeler, Elmer Watkins, Bertha Bumiller, Yippy, Leonard Childers, Pearl Burras, R.R Snavely, Rev. Spikes, Sheriff Givens, Hank Bumiller. Physical agility to do multiple costume changes with precision and speed. "A TUNA CHRISTMAS"

TRACK 2Male25-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Including Arles Struvie, Didi Snavely, Harold Dean Lattimer, Petey Fisk, Jody Bumiller, Stanley Bumiller, Charlene Bumiller, Chad Hartford, Phinas Blye, Vera Carp. Physical agility to do multiple costume changes with precision and speed. "A TUNA CHRISTMAS"

CELIEFemale20-34 y.o.African-American

Drives the story. Vulnerable, introverted, seemingly passive but really not, has a deep soul, has a sense of humor which is sometimes wicked. Has a great belt singing voice. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

NETTIEFemale20-34 y.o.African-American

Celie’s younger sister. Adventuresome, feisty spirit, maternal, educated. Forced by Mister to leave Celie, she starts a new life in Africa. Has a great belt singing voice. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

HARPOMale20-34 y.o.African-American

Mister’s vulnerable, confused, good-hearted son. Represents the new generation. Has a great tenor singing voice. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

SOFIAFemale30-39 y.o.African-American

Powerful warrior woman. Comfortable being large, great sense of humor, vulnerable. Married to Harpo, she does not let anyone mistreat her. Has comic chops and a great belt singing voice. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

MISTERMale30-49 y.o.African-American

Also known as Albert. Like Celie, a deep well. Handsome, big, masculine, strong presence. Married to Celie, in love with Shug. Has a great singing voice. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

SHUGFemale30-49 y.o.African-American

A popular singer. Attractive, confident, dynamic, powerful, irresistible, but has a frailty. Has a knockout bluesy singing voice. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

SQUEAKFemale20-29 y.o.African-American

Harpo’s lover. Attractive, sassy, fiery, strong-willed, unafraid to take anybody on, has a caring heart. Has comic chops. Has a great singing voice with belt and soprano capability. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

PAMale40-59 y.o.African-American

An abuser and embittered man. He is father to Celie & Nettie, as well as father to Celie’s two children, whom he abducts from Celie and gives away at birth. Baritone. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

JARENEFemale18-56 y.o.African-American

A gossiper in the church. High gospel belt. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

DORISFemale18-56 y.o.African-American

A gossiper in the church. High gospel belt. "THE COLOR PURPLE"

GRIZABELLABoth genders35-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying, The glamour cat. Accomplished singer with wide dramatic range of vocal timbre, Mezzo with strong belt to E flat. "CATS"

RUM TUM TUGGERMale25-35 y.o.All ethnicities

The ‘rock-star’ cat, with wild comedic sexuality. A charismatic performer with a fantastic pop/rock voice and strong falsetto. An outstanding presence with good dance skills. "CATS"

JENNYANYDOTSFemale25-45 y.o.All ethnicities

The ‘Gumbie Cat’. Motherly, an Edwardian ‘do-gooder’. A comedic character with excellent movement and tap dancing skills. Strong singer with high Db. "CATS"

MR. MISTOFFELEESMale20-32 y.o.All ethnicities

The magician – impish, with an expansive personality. A phenomenal principal dancer. Gymnastic skills and tricks a plus. Good high baritone vocals. "CATS"

BUSTOPHER JONESMale56-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Older. Operatic Tenor. A fat upper-class cat who is respected by all. He is described as "the Brummell of cats" due to his immaculate pelt, which resembles a tuxedo and spats. "CATS"

GUSMale56-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Old. Asparagus a.k.a. Gus: The Theatre Cat. He spends his time reminiscing about his past exploits when he used to be a famous theatre actor. "CATS"

DUETERONOMYMale56-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Older. High Baritone / Tenor. Is the Jellicle Cats’ wise and respected older leader. Sees the value of each and every cat within the Jellicle Tribe. "CATS"

BOMBALURINAFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Mezzo-Soprano. High belt. Flirts with many male cats, is a dance- heavy role. A saucy red female. A principal vocalist and dancer. "CATS"

DEMETERFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

A troubled and skittish queen; she is best friends with Bombalurina and the two share an intense hatred for Macavity. A principal vocalist. "CATS"

VICTORIAFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

A.k.a. the White Cat. A naive and shy white kitten who is known for her beauty and poise. She is a featured dancer and is the first character to touch Grizabella. "CATS"

MUNKUSTRAPMale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A grey tabby tomcat who is the storyteller and protector of the Jellicle tribe. He is Old Deuteronomy's second-in-command and the show's main narrator. "CATS"

MUNGOJERRIEMale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A mischievous troublemaker, he is one-half of a notorious duo of cat burglars along with Rumpleteazer. "CATS"

RUMPLETEASERFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

A mischievous troublemaker, she is one half of a notorious duo of cat burglars along with Mungojerrie. "CATS"

SKIMBLESHANKSMale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

An upbeat and active orange tabby cat, who lives on the mail trains and acts as an unofficial chaperone. Quirky. "CATS"

MACAVITYMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The show's only real villain and a literary allusion to the Sherlock Holmes character Professor Moriarty. He goes out of his way to terrorize the Jellicles. "CATS"

PLATOMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Doubles as Macavity. "CATS"

CASANDRAFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A brown pointed Queen. Glamourous and snooty with a stand-offish air. "CATS"

SILLABULBFemale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Young. Sillabub is a sweet, affectionate, innocent kitten, typically the youngest of the tribe. She gets along with the entire tribe thanks to her friendly and welcoming disposition; the older cats are protective of her while the younger cats enjoy playing with her. "CATS"

TUMBLEBRUTUSMale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

He is a playful young kitten, often performing acrobatics as well as being a strong dancer. "CATS"