Theater: Musicals

Production: 'Superfly' (See both roles)

Priest aka Super Fly (Lead)

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Production Details

Casting a workshop of "Superfly," a musical featuring music by Curtis Mayfield and others of the R&B/soul/funk/pop era. Synopsis: "Priest, aka Super Fly, rules the Harlem drug trad...more

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Male, ages 25-35, African Descent, African American

Role Description

Priest aka Super Fly: (Lead) the charismatic center of the Harlem street scene circa the 1970s, smooth, powerful, and extremely sexy, the personification of cool, raised rough on the mean streets, knows what it is like to be hungry, and has gotten ahead through sheer grit, courage, and native wit, now a top drug dealer, he has grown tired of the glitz and constant danger, and would like nothing better than to escape Harlem with his pregnant girlfriend, Georgia, his true love, when he falls afoul of the Mob and is betrayed by his best friend, it appears as if he is marked for death, but against all odds, this stylish, savvy, and very smart man may be able to outwit his murderous adversaries and escape to a new life with the woman he loves; actor must be very strong R&B vocalist with a strong high belt and R&B falsetto above that, singing required is honest 1970s R&B (only period-appropriate riffing), must move well.