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Equity Principal Audition for 2021 Season

DATES: Thursday, March 25, 2021-April 9, 2021

TIME: any

LOCATION: Email video audition submissions to casting@lakedillontheatre.org

PERSONNEL IN ATTENDANCE:

Christopher Alleman | Producing Artistic Director

Melissa Livingston | Associate Artistic Director

 

SHOUT: THE MOD MUSICAL

(MUSICAL)

Created by Phillip George & David Lowenstein

"Mod Musings" & "Groovy Gab" by Peter Charles Morris & Phillip George

Orchestrations & Additional Arrangements by Bradley Vieth

DESCRIPTION: With its irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves, SHOUT! The Mod Musical takes audiences back to the music, style and freedom of the 1960s. Created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein, SHOUT! features terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as "To Sir with Love," "Downtown," "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Goldfinger."

The review follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those glorious days that made England swing. Traveling in time from 1960 to 1970, SHOUT! chronicles the dawning liberation of women, from the rise of Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark and Cilla Black as independent women with major careers, to their American counterparts, redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. With a shimmy and shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period – from '60s advertisements to letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks that every problem can be solved with a "fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick."

The songs in this delightful musical resonate with a timeless quality that appeals to every generation.

DATES:

Rehearsals begin week of: June 27, 2021

Performance run: June July 14-25, 2021

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (5f)

Performers of any race/ethnicity are encouraged to audition.

Blue Girl - (Female-identifying, any race/ethnicity) A blue-blooded fashion model. Sophisticated, poised, and cool. She is vain and not particularly friendly.

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: F5 - Vocal range bottom: F3

Yellow Girl  - (Female-identifying, any race/ethnicity)  A loud, uninhibited American girl driven by her emotions. She is a ray of sunshine with a surprising vulnerability. Possesses a big, rock diva belt.

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: E5 -  Vocal range bottom: F3

Orange Girl - (Female-identifying, any race/ethnicity) The "mother" of the group. Domestic and maternal, she is wise, soulful, and mature. Slowly asserting her new-found independence.

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: B5 - Vocal range bottom: F3

Green Girl - (Female-identifying, any race/ethnicity)  A good-time girl. Blousy, middle-class, and zany. She is a bit frayed at the edges, and hopelessly single. A comedian of sorts.

Age: 30 to 40

Vocal range top: F5 - Vocal range bottom: F3

Red Girl -  (Female-identifying, any race/ethnicity) The "baby" of the group, she is an exciting blend of youthful contradictions. Quirky, enthusiastic, and naïve. A hopeless romantic who is insecure about her looks.

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: G5 - Vocal range bottom: F3

 

8 TRACK:  THE SOUNDS OF THE SEVENTIES

(MUSICAL)
Conceived by Rick Seeber

Musical Arrangements by Michael Gribbin

DESCRIPTION:  Put on your leisure suits, halter tops, and platform shoes and get ready to boogie down through ten years of groundbreaking music! With its propulsive rhythms and dazzling harmonies, 8-Track is a fast-paced musical romp through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th century. This Baby Boomers’ dream come true features the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more! Rediscover the heart and soul of the forgotten decade with this joyously rousing, moving, and often downright hilarious musical in concert.

DATES:

Rehearsals begin week of: July 26, 2021

Performance run: August 11 - August 22, 2021

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (2f, 2m)

All characters are age 18 to 30 with exceptional pop-rock singing voices and charisma, who move well. Performers of any race/ethnicity are encouraged to audition.

Soprano: (Female-identifying, any race/ethnicity) The “Seeker” Alluring. Soulfully searching for a spiritual path through the decade. Pop second soprano with tons of soul.

Alto: (Female-identifying, any race/ethnicity) The “Feminist” – Radiating a new-found pride, rock-chick power, seductiveness, and vulnerability. Great pop-rock sound.

Tenor: (Male-identifying, African-American/Black)The “Lovable Loser” – A happy soul. Shy. Perhaps a bit geeky. The lovable loser who never gives up. The real pop thing with monster top soaring range.

Baritone: (Male-identifying, any race/ethnicity)The “Lover” – Confident, alpha-male rock singer with an intensity of purpose. Pop-rock baritone/second tenor.

 

HOLIDAY FOLLIES

DESCRIPTION: Holiday Follies is a celebrated holiday variety show featuring yuletide classics, comic interludes, and audience favorites with special guest performers to liven up the festivities.

DATES:

Rehearsals begin week of: November 22, 2021

Performance run: December 10-23, 2021

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (5f,5m)

Seeking multi-talented performers of all ages to sing, share stories, and spread holiday cheer. Strong vocal and comedic ability desired. Performers of any race/ethnicity are encouraged to audition.


LDTC is a proud equal opportunity employer. No person shall be excluded from the services of the organization because of race, color, religious beliefs, sex, age, gender orientation, national origin, or physical or mental disability.

Seeking Union actors. All performers paid.


Preparation:

Those auditioning should prepare one of the following:

(1)  brief song not to exceed 2 minutes
--OR--

(1) comedic monologue & (1)  brief song not to exceed 1 minutes

Prepared material should not exceed (2) minutes in length.

Audition videos should be submitted to casting@lakedillontheatre.org by 5pm on April 9, 2021.


 

AUDITION MATERIALS

 

TENOR:

Alone Again, Naturally - Sheet Music

Alone Again, Naturally - Track

 

BARITONE:

Get Ready - Sheet Music

Get Ready - Track

 

ALTO:

I Am Woman  - Sheet Music

I Am Woman - Track

 

SOPRANO:

You Light Up My Life - Sheet Music

You Light Up My Life - Track