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AUDITIONS




a Dance Musical

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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: February 25 -
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

4 Performances at the Southern University, Frank Hayden Hall Theatre
Audition Requirements

(Casting Male & Female Dancers)
Be prepared to learn a dance combination and come dressed in all black attire with no logos & high top sneakers.

CHARACTERS
Role(s) for All Ethnicities and Ages (Dancers Only)


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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Saturday, April 27 , 2019 from 1 - 4pm.(General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: April 30 - June 20
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–8:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.
4 Performances at the LSU Shaver Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second comedic monologue and a 45-second jazz standard song. There will also be a dance/movement audition.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for All Ethnicities Young Performers Under the Age of 18

CHARACTERS
Aladdin
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Babkak, Omar, and Kassim
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Genie
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: D#4
Vocal range bottom: G2

Iago
Gender: Both
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Isir, Manal, and Rajah
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Jafar
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2

Jasmine
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: G3

Sultan
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C4
Vocal range bottom: Ab3

Agrabahns
—The Beggars (3) are a small group with whom Aladdin briefly interacts.
—The Apple Vendor is a merchant who reviles the beggars and from whom Jasmine
unintentionally steals an apple.
—The Fortune Teller unwittingly helps Aladdin escape the guards in “One Jump Ahead.”
—The Shop Owner is a marketplace vendor from whom Aladdin steals bread.
—Razoul, the rough and commanding head of the palace guards, answers to Jafar. Cast a performer who can portray an intimidating leader.
—The Guards (2) follow Razoul’s orders.
Gender: Both

Prince Abdullah
Prince Abdullah is one of Princess Jasmine’s haughty and arrogant suitors.
Gender: Male

Attendants
The Attendants (2) accompany Prince Abdullah on his journey to Agrabah.
Gender: Both

Spooky Voice
Gender: Both

Cave of Wonders
Gender: Both

Featured Dancers:
The Ensemble in “Friend Like Me” is conjured by Genie to help wow Aladdin by singing, dancing, and assisting in performing fun and fabulous magic tricks.
Gender: Both

Entourage
The Entourage, led by Aladdin’s three pals, helps to create the visually spectacular parade through the palace in “Prince Ali.”
Gender: Both


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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Tuesday, April 30 , 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Rehearsal Dates: May 20 - July 24
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.
6 Performances at the LSU Shaver Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a one-minute of a soul song that shows your range and vocal ability. ALL SONGS WILL BE PERFORMED WITHOUT MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT.
(Dance / Movement Audition Required)
Monologues will be provided at the audition.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

CHARACTERS

Mojo Johnson - Blues Singer
Male
Ages 50 +

Ollie - Matriarch of the Juke Joint
Female
Ages 50 +

LaWanna the Juke Joint Jezebel  - New, young singer at the club
Female
Ages 18 - 30

Nippie and Sippie “Shank Sisters” - Sisters who sing back up at the club
Female
Ages 20 +

Pound Cake - Bartender at the club
Male
Ages 20+

Ruby - Club owner
Female
Ages 30+

Sugga - Club owner
Female
Ages 30+

Willie James - Sugga’s husband, and local business man
Male
Ages 30+

Georgia Brown- New hot head singer at the club
Female
Ages 30+

Cadillac - Music Promoter and Ruby’s boyfriend
Male
Ages 30 +

Herschel Johnson - Bar regular.
Male
Ages 50+
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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Thursday, May 30 , 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Rehearsal Dates: July 1 - August 8
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:00 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m.

4 Performances at the LSU Studio Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second dramatic monologue.

CHARACTERS
NYA—Black female, mid-late 30’s. Single mother. Public H.S. Teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damndest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.

OMARI—Black male, late teens. Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya’s son.

JASMINE—Black or Latina female, late teens. Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.

XAVIER—Black male, mid-late 30’s. Single father—struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya’s ex-husband. Omari’s father.

LAURIE—White female, 50’s. Pistol of a woman. Teaches in Public High School and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn’t bite her tongue. A don’t-fuck-with-me chick.

DUN—Black male, early-mid 30’s. Public High School security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It’s not easy.
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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: TBA (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: TBA
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–8:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Friday, November 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Performances at TBA

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second comedic monologue and a 45-second jazz standard song. There will also be a dance/movement audition.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for All Ethnicities Young Performers Under the Age of 18

CHARACTERS

Tracy Turnblad
Tracy Turnblad is a young lady with big hair and an even bigger personality! She is the hero of our story and she is sweet but also strong in her convictions. She is bigger in size than the other girls, but she isn't shy about it - she can still dance with the best of them! Make sure to cast an excellent singer, dancer and actor, but most importantly, cast a young lady who has wonderful stage presence and can easily capture the audience's hearts. Tracy should be played by a white actress.
Gender: Female

Corny Collins
Corny Collins, the host of "The Corny Collins Show," is a Baltimore celebrity. Foremost, Corny is a charmer, so be sure to cast a young performer with great energy and who is unafraid of being in the center spotlight. Corny should be both an experienced singer and actor. Corny should be played by a white actor.
Gender: Male

Edna Turnblad
Edna Turnblad is Tracy's loving mother who doesn't spend much time outside the house. She works days and nights as a laundress in her home, and her lack of social interaction has made her a bundle of nerves. This is a fantastic role for a young white lady with great acting chops who can transform into an older character. Edna should be a proficient singer and be willing to sell it with strong character choices.
Gender: Female

Wilbur Turnblad
Wilbur Turnblad is Edna's loving husband and Tracy's supportive father who just wants the best for his girls. This is a good role for a new performer. Make sure the actor playing Wilbur complements Edna. It can be fun to cast a Wilbur who is significantly smaller in stature than Edna for some great physical comedy! Wilbur should be played by a white actor.
Gender: Male

Penny Pingleton
Penny Pingleton is Tracy's fun and sheltered sidekick. She is a young lady caught between her mother's very strict rules and her own wants and desires to be just another teenage girl. This is a good role for an actress with a sweet voice and great comedic instincts. Penny should be played by a white actress.
Gender: Female

Prudy Pingleton
Prudy Pingleton is a fun role for a performer who can really jump headfirst into a character role. She is Penny's eccentric but loving mother, who wants the best for her daughter but is extreme in her means. Prudy should be a good actress, capable of capturing the conflict of being a caring mother who can't help but be overprotective. Prudy should be played by a white actress.
Gender: Female

Amber Von Tussle
Amber Vontussle is a prom queen nightmare! She is definitely "The Corny Collins Show" favorite, but she is competitive and has a bad attitude. Amber is a great performer, so cast a young lady who can do it all. Amber should be played by a white actress.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Velma Von Tussle
Velma Von Tussle is a carbon copy of Amber - just twenty years older and meaner! She is most concerned with making sure her daughter wins Miss Teenage Baltimore. Cast a white actress who is unafraid of being a little bit evil and who can make bold acting choices.
Gender: Female

Link Larkin
Link Larkin is Baltimore's biggest heartthrob, and Tracy's dream guy. Link is considered the best performer in town, so cast a young man who is a triple threat - a great actor, singer and dancer. He should have a lot of charisma and a sparkle in his eye. Think of any teenage idol who is able to reduce girls to tears - there's your guy! Link should be played by a white actor.
Gender: Male

Seaweed J. Stubbs
Seaweed J. Stubbs is the object of Penny's affections, and together, they are determined to defy the segregation laws of the 1960s. Seaweed can do it all! This is a great role for an experienced young black performer who can sing, dance and act well.
Gender: Male

Little Inez Stubbs
Little Inez Stubbs is Seaweed's little sister and a great breakout role for a black actress. Little Inez gets her moment in the spotlight, so be sure to cast a young lady who is a great singer and dancer. Cast an actress with a quiet exterior who can and will be bold when the opportunity comes.
Gender: Female

Motormouth Maybelle
Motormouth Maybelle is a soulful part for a black performer who can play an older age. In this story, she is the face of the Civil Rights Movement and sings the beautiful anthem, "I Know Where I've Been." Cast a performer with a great voice and more importantly, someone who has strong stage presence.
Gender: Female

The Dynamites
The Dynamites (Judine, Kamilah and Shayna) are a dynamic musical trio, iconic of the Motown era and the 1960s. Think the Supremes. Cast three young women who are advanced singers and dancers who complement each other. They don't need to look alike, but cast a group that can be synchronous in their music and dance.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: E4

Mr. Pinky
Mr. Pinky owns a ladies' clothing shop and is a salesperson inside and out - he is always the first to give a compliment. This is a perfect character role for a young person who may be new to the stage but has wonderful energy and acting potential.
Gender: Male

Council Members
Brad, Tammy, Fender, Sketch, Shelley, IQ, Brenda and Lou Ann are the famed teenage performers on "The Corny Collins Show." This is a great opportunity to feature your best singers and dancers, as they'll have to emulate some of the most famous dance moves from the 1960s. Find kids with a lot of personality, and encourage them to be bold in their characterizations of each teenage performer.
Gender: Both

Ensemble
Other standout ensemble roles include:Gym Teacher, Cindy Watkins, Matron, Principal, Lorraine, Gilbert, Thad, Duane, Stooie, Beatnik Chick, Male Guard, Guard, Newscaster and Council Members. These roles give more texture to the lively world of 1960s Baltimore. This is truly a story about communities intersecting, so be sure to remind all of your actors that each role matters.
Gender: Both



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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition Dates: Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: January 7 - February 13
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
6 Performances at the LSU Studio Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second gospel song. Songs will be performed without accompaniment. Monologues to read will be provided at the audition. There will also be a short movement audition.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

CHARACTERS
Wanda - female, African-American - Oshun, Orisha of the rivers and water
Jeanette - female, African-American - Yemaya, Orisha of seas, life giving of the ocean
Velma - female, African-American - Oya, Orisha of violent storms
Yolanda - female, African-American - Ogun, Orisha of iron, war, and labor
Mother Shaw - female, African-American - Obatala, Orisha of wisdom
Mabel - Orisha of Fire
Elegba- male, African-American
Man Two - African-American, singer & dancer

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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: January 7 - February 21
Mondays & Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Friday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Special School Performances at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
3 Performances at the Southern University, Frank Hayden Hall Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second comedic monologue.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for All Ethnicities
CHARACTERS
Orisha
Praying Mantis
Dassie Rock Rabbit
Kwammanga Rainbow Spirit
Mongoose
Lion Cub
Wise Eland
Mother Lion
Hare
Vulture
Mat Maker
Elder
Big , Old Elephant
Giant Hippopotamus
Two Lordly Lions
Storyteller
Palace Attendant Ras Waka , a poor man
Me J , his mule
Monkey Without A Tale
King of Shoa
Queen of Shoa
Subjects , Extras 
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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Thursday, January 24 at 6:00 pm (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: February 18 - March 28
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31at 7:30 p.m.
4 Performances at the LSU Studio Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second dramatic monologue.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for African-American Actors

CHARACTERS
Muhammad Ali (Lead): Male, 20-39
World famous boxer. Must be physically fit.
ETHNICITY: African Descent, African American

Stepin Fetchit (Lead): Male, 50-59
Stage name of American film persona; a man who has been at the top and blown it all, holding on but maintaining his own sense of dignity.
ETHNICITY: African Descent, African American

Sonji Clay (Lead): Female, 20-39
married to Muhammad Ali, former wild party girl trying to be a good Muslim wife, intelligent, loving and tough but perhaps not tough enough.
ETHNICITY: African Descent, African American

Brother Rashid (Supporting): Male, 30-50
Former hustler now militant officer in the Brotherhood of Islam, authoritative and suspicious but caring deep down.

William Fox (Supporting): Male, 40-69
Studio mogul, brash and tough, all about the bottom line.
ETHNICITY: Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous/ Mixed Race.