Rock of Ages National Tour, Open Call – Phoenix Entertainement

WHO:

Phoenix Entertainment

Rock Of Ages – National Tour, Open Call

Phoenix Entertainment/Bourbon Room Rocks, LLC. is casting for season one (2011/2012) of the non-equity National Tour of ROCK OF AGES. Chris D’Arienzo, book; Journey, Styx, Twisted Sister, Foreigner, etc…music & lyrics; Stephen B. Kane and Michael McFadden, Producers; Mark Minnick, casting.

SEEKING:

DREW: an appealing, good-guy rocker with great, easy comedic timing, a boyish charm, vulnerability and a very strong rock tenor voice. Drew works at the legendary Bourbon Room hoping and waiting for his dreams to come true. He finds an instant attraction to Sherrie, the beautiful new arrival from the Midwest, who encourages him to go after his dreams;
SHERRIE: Caucasian female, an in-shape, pretty, fresh faced, innocent Midwestern girl stepping right off the bus into a new world to pursue her dreams of stardom. Strong comedic timing, strong rock belt, good movement ability. Should be comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing;
LONNY: the narrator of the piece. May not be the most physically appealing but sure thinks he is. Charming, mischievous, welcoming, vibrant personality, a guy who would be fun to spend one drunken night with. Very strong comedic timing/improv skills and strong rock vocals;
DENNIS DUPREE: Classic stoner type guy who runs the famous Bourbon Room club. Torn about whether he should sell the club to Hertz, a German businessman. Very strong comedic timing. A laid back, easy going dude real dude. Bari-tenor rock vocals;
STACEE JAXX/FATHER: A sexy rock star. Decided to leave his successful hair/metal-rock band to try it solo. Self important, confident intriguing in all the wrong ways, the ultimate bad boy; he is all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. Great strong comedic timing and strong rock tenor voice;
JUSTICE/MOTHER: African American female, open to various physical types, strong presence, an easy sensuality about her, once a performer, she now operates a strip club where Sherrie winds up working. Takes on the maternal role for the girls that work for her. Strong, soulful vocals and belt needed;
HERTZ KLINEMANN: an attractive older German male. Uptight, cold, intimidating businessman trying to buy up the Strip to develop it. The bad guy of the piece. Strong comedic timing and baritone vocals;
FRANZ KLINEMANN: Hertz’s son, young German male. Works for his father but not by choice. Pressured and intimidated by his father. Shy, gentle with a big heart. Strong vocals and comedic timing;
REGINA: a fun, hippie type, in shape, earthy girl who fights against the attempted take over of The Strip. Strong comedic timing, belt vocals and comfortable in revealing/skimpy clothing
MAYOR/JA’KEITH/ENSEMBLE: African American male, a strong character actor with good comedic timing to play numerous roles, strong rock tenor and strong dance/movement ability
JOEY PRIMO/ENSEMBLE: a young male with the rocker sensibility, strong rock tenor and strong/dance/movement ability, possible US for Drew/Stacee.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: must attend the dance call first for casting consideration. Dance call is 10am on April 28th.
Must be comfortable in very skimpy/sexy clothing. Strong dancers proficient in jazz and modern, comedic ability and strong rock vocals. May US principal roles.

WHEN:

Job Start Date:

8/19/2011

Job End Date:

8/19/2012

PAY:

Competitive package

HOW TO APPLY:

Wednesday, April 27th at 10am. Women should be present at 10am as typing may occur.

Chelsea Studios, 151 W 26th street between 6th and 7th Ave, NYC.

Looking for fresh, appealing, energetic performers with a rock & roll sensibility, personality, a great sense of humor, strong singing voices and strong dance/movement ability. Typing for women may occur so please do read the female breakdown. Bring picture/resume stapled together and sheet music with your best 16 bars of an 80’s rock selection, in the correct key. Sides/Music are available to download at www.rockofagesontour.com . Competitive compensation package includes salary, per diem, travel and housing. Year long contracts begin August 2011. Performers must be over 18 years of age.

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