Theater: Musicals

North Carolina Theatre, 2015 Season

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Company

North Carolina Theatre
Carolee Baxter, prod.; Casey Hushion, artistic dir.; Ray Walker, conservatory artistic dir.-NC casting consultant

Production Description

Casting North Carolina Theatre's upcoming 2015 season. Season includes: "Billy Elliot" (Elton John, music; Lee Hall, book/lyrics; Eric Woodhall, dir.; Adam Pelty, choreo. Rehearsals begin Jan. 26, 2015; runs Feb. 10-15); "Next to Normal" (Tom Kitt, music; Brian Yorkey, book/lyrics; Casey Hushion, dir. Rehearsals begin Apr. 22; runs May 1-10); "Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story" (Alan Janes, writer; Casey Hushion, dir. Rehearsals begin July 6; runs July 21-26); and "Into the Woods" (Stephen Sondheim, music/lyrics; James Lapine, book-original dir. on B'way; Jonathan Tunick, orchestrations; dir.-mus. dir.-choreo TBD. Rehearsals begin Oct. 5; runs Oct. 20-25).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and runs in Raleigh, NC.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Equity LOA, approval/salary pending; last year's min: $699/wk.

Auditions

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Breakdown

For any role listed below as CAST or Offer Out and if accepted: actors seen for possible replacements and/or understudies



BILLY ELLIOT

Seeking
BILLY

10-13. Need Major ballet dancer with strong tap skills; Must sing very well, cannot have a broken/changed voice; quiet, reserved, tough, a bit of a lost boy searching for his place in the world; while taking boxing lessons (which he’s not into) he stumbles upon a dance class and discovers his life’s passion; dancing gives him a voice all his own and electrifies his world.



MRS. WILKINSON

Late 30s–Early 50s. Billy's dancing teacher. Excellent singing voice. Great energy, drive, determination, warmth, compassion. Doesn't suffer fools gladly. Good comedic skills. Must tap & be a strong mover/dancer. (OFFER OUT)



DAD

40s-50s. Billy’s dad. Leading actor. Must sing. Geordie miner. Working class. Single parent. Narrow-minded. Tries to do the best for his family. At the end of his tether. Feels sorry for himself. (OFFER OUT)



GRANDMA

50s-70s. Must sing. Good dance or movement skills. Tap if possible. Good comedy skills required. Character actress. 



TONY

20s. Billy’s brother. Geordie miner. Excellent actor with strong singing voice. Outspoken. Loud, macho, up for a fight.



MICHAEL

10-13. 5’ or under. No broken voice. Billy’s best friend. Tap dancer. Very strong actor/singer/dancer.



DEBBIE

9-12. Max height 4’8”. Some ballet experience. Strong acting role. Also dances with Ballet Girls.



GEORGE

Billy’s Boxing teacher. Geordie miner. Late 30s–50s. Excellent comedy skills. Friend of Dad’s. Spokesman of the miners. Community spirited. Working class. Singing not essential. No tap required.



ENSEMBLE/SPECIALTIES:


MR. BRAITHWAITE

30s-40s. Dance school pianist & miner. Geordie. Strong singer. Good comedy skills. Tap & dance skills essential. Character actor.



DEAD MUM

30s Billy’s deceased Mum. Geordie. Strong singer. Warm, compassionate, sympathetic. Tap & dance a plus



BIG DAVEY

40s–50 Very strong actor, good singer. Solid movement skills – tap a plus. Working class leader of the union. Covers roles of Dad and George.

MALE BALLET DANCER/OLDER BILLY: 

EXCELLENT CLASSICAL BALLET DANCER with Strong Physique. Early-mid 20s. Must be able to cope with Geordie or Northern or Scottish accent. Tap & singing skills a plus. MINIMUM HEIGHT 5'11". (OFFER OUT)



MALE ENSEMBLE

Excellent singing voices & ability to dance or move well. Good Tap skills essential. Adaptability to Geordie/ Northern accent required. Character Men of all ages– older rather than younger. Men need to be physically big, burly, out of shape & possess great stamina. To play miners, officials, parents, friends, etc. Ability to cover principle roles. Good minor roles and cameos to come from ensemble.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE

25-40. Excellent singing voices & ability to dance or move well. Good tap skills essential. Adaptability to Geordie/Northern accent required. Ability to cover principle roles.



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NEXT TO NORMAL

Seeking 


DAN

Diana's husband. Handsome & genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, has grown tired and weary of her antics. Male, 40-45. Range: Ab2 – B4.



DIANA

ROLE CAST. Delusional, bipolar, depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. Is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured. Female, 40-45. Range: G3 – F#5.



DR. MADDEN

Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice & considered somewhat of a rock star. Male, 30-40. Range: A2 – A4.



GABE

Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. A playful man & everything a mother could imagine. Male, 18-21. Range: B2 – C5.



HENRY

Natalie's classmate. All-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. Has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy & romance. Male, 17. Range: G#2 – B4.



NATALIE

Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. Accomplished pianist & hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. Greatly admires Henry. Female, 16. Range: G3 – G5.



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BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY


Seeking 

Buddy


Joe Maudlin - plays bass plus other



Jerry Alison - plays drums plus other



4th Cricket - plays guitar



Hipockets



Norman Petty



Vi Petty/Clear Lake - plays piano 2



Maria Elena/Clear Lake



Big Bopper/Decca Producer



Ritchie Valens/As cast



ENSEMBLE/SPECIALTIES:


Apollo Soloist 1/Clear Lake- plays Sax



Apollo 2/Jack Daw/Clear Lake- plays Sax



Apollo Soloist/Clear Lake - Female



Music Director/Piano 1 in Clear Lake - plays piano



Males: Hayrider/DJ (plays bass, sax, guitar), Clear Lake/MC (plays guitar, banjo, uke, harmonica, other), Murray Deutch/Hayrider/DJ as needed (plays guitar, trumpet, trombone



Females: Candy/Clear Lake/Snowbird, Shirley/Mary Lou/Hayrider (plays fiddle if possible), Snow bird/Hayrider


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INTO THE WOODS


Seeking



CINDERELLA

Young, earnest maiden mistreated by her stepmother & stepsisters. 20-30. Range: G3 – G5.



CINDERELLA'S MOTHER

Deceased. Her soul guards her daughter from a tree. 40-55. Range E4 – F4.



CINDERELL'S PRINCE

Vain & gorgeous. Is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. 30-40. Range: B2 – F4.



CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER

The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella. 40-50. Range: A3 – F#5.



LUCINDA AND FLORINDA

Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella. 25-35. Range: C4 – Ab5.



BAKER
Harried & insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. Wants his wife to be happy & is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. Male, 35-45. Range: Ab2 – G4.



BAKER'S WIFE

Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. Leads a simple, yet satisfying life & is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors. 35-45. Range: F3 – G5.



RAPUNZEL

Loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch & terribly lonely. Yearns to experience the world. 20-30. Range: B3 – A5.



RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE

Just as vain & gorgeous as his Prince brother. Is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor. 30-40. Range: C#3 – E4.



JACK

Feckless Giant killer; 'almost a man.' Adventurous, naive, energetic, & bright-eyed. 20-30. Range: B2 – G4.



JACK'S MOTHER

Browbeating & weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, & strong-willed. 50-65. Range: Bb3 – Gb5.



LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Spoiled young girl, strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful & naive. 15-20. Range: Bb3 – F5.



MYSTERIOUS MAN

Mischievous vagrant & nosy meddler. Good-natured protector & observer. 50-65. Range: G2 – Eb4.



NARRATOR

Intellectual & pleasant story-teller. Helps to orchestrate the show & illustrate lessons to audience. Male, Any Age. Range: G2 – E4.



THE WITCH

Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward & aggressive. Female, 45-55. Range: F3 – G5.



WOLF

Hungry & insatiable hunter. Takes advantage of the weak by misleading & captivating his prey. Male, 30-35. Range: Bb2 – Gb4.



MALE & FEMALE ENSEMBLE