Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies – Open Auditions

WHO: Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies – Open Auditions. Produced by Inside Broadway. Multi-cultural local-touring production, in a special 45-minute version performed in NYC public elementary, middle and high schools.

SEEKS:  TYA $451/week minimum. R/T transportation to schools provided.

Three Singer/Dancers (M/F): Energetic, multi-cultural cast. Performers must be able to play a range of characters (early 20s – early 30s). Must be strong singers who dance at soloist level (Theatre, Jazz and Tap background needed). Must be able to give 100% at a 9 AM performance. Must be comfortable singing in various styles, and have facility communicating with young audiences. All roles will be designated Actor/ASM positions. There is a Q&A session with the students after each performance.

Employer's statement: "The producer and director are strongly dedicated to interracial casting and ethnic minorities are greatly encouraged to attend." Equity Principal Auditions: Tuesday, January 12 at AEA.

Producer: Michael Presser
Concept: Donald McKayle
Based on the music of Duke Ellington
Director/Choreographer: Barry McNabb
Musical Arrangements: Corinne Aquilina
Company Manager/Associate Producer: Nick Sala

When: OPEN Auditions (Equity/non):
Thursday, January 14, 2010
11 AM – 5 PM
Callbacks are planned for Friday, January 15. There will be dancing at callbacks

Where: Ripley-Grier Studios
520 Eighth Avenue, 16th Floor
New York City

Notes/What to bring: The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song, preferably in the style of the show. Songs from the show are welcome. Have a second song ready, if asked. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

PRODUCTION RUNS: 1st rehearsal: March 1, 2010. Runs March 15 – mid May; morning performances. Two-week layoff: March 29 – April 12.


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