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Audition for Musical "Dreamgirls"

Houston, TX, United States
ID: 265673Exp: 7/27/2024
Description:

Seeking performers and singers for the "Dreamgirls" show. Please see the details below. About the project: Based on the story of Diana Ross’ rise to fame, the show has made stars of Tony Award winner Jennifer Holliday and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson. Featuring the hit songs “Dreamgirls,” “And I am Telling You I’m Not Going” and “One Night Only”. Rate: Non-equity, small stipend. Additional info: Please bring a headshot (or recent photo) and a resume of any stage or performing experience. Please prepare a short selection from a Gospel song, ‘Motown inspired’ pop, or rock and roll song of the ’60s, 70’s, or 80’s that is one minute or less. In addition, a one - to two-minute dramatic or comedic monologue. Singing from the show is welcomed. Bring accompaniment music tracks on a personal device. Bluetooth into our sound system will be available. No acapella singing. ​REHEARSALS: The show will rehearse for approximately seven weeks, with three weekends of performances (October 25 - November 9). The general rehearsal schedule for DREAMGIRLS is weeknights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 6:30 pm-9 pm and Sunday afternoons 3-7 pm, beginning September 9. Rehearsals will take place at a combination of Moore Vision Entertainment studio theatre and Garza Studios, and performances will take place at Moore Vision Entertainment studio theatre. If interested, please apply.

11 roles

EFFIE WHITEFemale20-39 y.o.African-American

Lead singer of ‘The Dreamettes’. Later she gets fired from the group when Deena gets given the lead. Headstrong, sassy, temperamental, a diva. Powerful gospel singer required with brilliant belt. Principal role.

DEENA JONESFemale20-39 y.o.African-American

Becomes the lead singer of “The Dreams.” Marries Curtis but leaves him when she finds out about his illegal activities, and wants to become an actress. Beautiful. More of a commercial pop vocal. Mezzo Soprano. Principal role.

LORRELL ROBINSONFemale20-39 y.o.African-American

The softer of the three “Dreams” Tries to keep the peace. Starts a relationship with Jimmy. Soprano. Principal role.

CURTIS TAYLOR JRMale30-49 y.o.African-American

A used car salesman who talks himself into becoming ‘The Dreamettes’ Manager. Later becomes Jimmy’s Manager too. Resorts to payola, bribing DJ’s to play his clients music. Dates Effie but eventually marries Deena. Con man, forceful, a cheat, determined. Tenor. Principal role.

JIMMY ‘THUNDER’ EARLYMale30-49 y.o.African-American

A popular RnB star who, over time, loses his fame. Married but has an affair with Lorrell. An outrageous ‘star’ performer. High energy, chaotic. Tenor. Principal role.

C.C WHITEMale20-39 y.o.African-American

Effie’s brother. A songwriter. Principal role. High Baritone.

MARTY MADISONMale36-59 y.o.African-American

Jimmy’s Manager. Quits as Jimmy’s Manager when Curtis starts to take over. Later becomes Effie’s Manager and teaches her to rebuild her confidence. Baritone. Principal role.

MICHELE MORRISFemale18-29 y.o.African-American

Effie’s replacement in the dreams. A dynamic singer who fulfills Curtis’ aesthetic image for the Dreams and subsequently replaces Effie in the group. Mezzo soprano.

TalentBoth genders18-56 y.o.White / Caucasian

1 CAUCASIAN MAN AND 2 CAUCASIAN WOMEN - Strong singers who move well to play Dave and The Sweethearts (Pat Boone singer and his backup girls who sing the all American pop version of “Cadillac Car”). Will play other ensemble roles such as reporters, press agents, etc.

MANMale18-56 y.o.White / Caucasian

Strong singer, character actor to play Frank, the press agent and various supporting roles. Must move well.

ENSEMBLEBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Must be strong singers and move well. All ensemble members should possess unique and vivid personalities and have the ability to play a wide variety of characters.