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October 23, 2017

'A Chorus Line' & 'Sister Act' - EPA - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:"A CHORUS LINE" CHARACTER BREAKDOWN NOTE:  "A CHORUS LINE" requires a cast totally comprised of triple threats…excellent dancers who sing very well and have the acting chops to give distinct life to these 19 very different people.  Due to  our very limited rehearsal time, actively seeking actors who have done the show with the original Michael Bennett choreography. Zach: Male. The director and choreographer of the show for which the dancers are auditioning. He is a stage veteran and thus can be curt and harsh, but he is revealed to be a caring and empathetic man who truly grows to care about these dancers.  35-48 Larry: Zach’s assistant…teaches and demonstrates the audition dances. Needs to be an incredible dancer, as he is the standard to which all of the auditioning dancers are held. 25+ Al :   From the Bronx. Street tough, macho, and newly married to Kristine; very protective.  Strong singer, as  he is the contrast to the non-singing Kristine in “Sing.” 28+. Bebe: Insecure about her looks and tries to be funny to cover her insecurities.  Sings the middle harmony in  “At the Ballet.” 18-25. Bobby: Flamboyant, hilarious, eccentric.  Excellent comic actor.  25+. Cassie: Returning to the chorus after years of being a featured performer. A true triple threat performer, clearly a “star”  Sings “The Music and the Mirror.” 30-35. Connie Wong: Funny and energetic little spitfire…born in Chinatown, New York, older than she looks.  No taller than  5’ Diana: streetwise Latina…a determined and athletic dancer from the Bronx. Powerful mezzo belt…sings “Nothing”.  22-30. Don: All-American ladies’ man, married, and into cars, money, and women. 25+ Gregory:   Sassy, bitchy queen. Smart, self-assured, very “East Side” 32 Judy:   Funny, gawky, nervous. Warm and hopeful. Ideally seeking a taller dancer. 32 Kristine: Al’s scatter-brained wife who can’t sing… awkward, anxious and hilarious. She “speaks” the song A CHORUS LINE and SISTER ACT - NYC EPA Page 2 of 4 “Sing,” but needs to actually be a singer in the ensemble numbers of the show. 20-25. Maggie:   A sweetheart, little sister type. Dreamer. Seeking an incredibly warm singer with a strong belt up to E natural for the soaring climax of “At the Ballet.” 20-25 Mark: Uber-optimistic first-timer…completely naïve but charming all-American kid. 18 Mike: Aggressive, determined, cocky, sure of himself…a sexy and likable flirt.  Ideally has acrobatic skills  (round off -back handspring or back tuck is best) 22-28. Paul: Introverted and slightly insecure but loves performing….from Spanish Harlem, New York. An excellent actor who can deliver Paul’s monologue with the necessarily raw and vulnerable honesty required.  22 -30 Richie: African-American; enthusiastic, cool and very funny. Likable and laid back.  22-30 Sheila: Oldest dancer on the line. Confident, brassy, sexy, bitchy, and always “on” Sings the low harmony in “At the Ballet.” 30 Val: Sexy, sassy, funny. A brazen, direct, attention-seeker from Vermont proud of the plastic surgery that now gets her jobs.  Sings “Dance 10, Looks 3.” 25+ "SISTER ACT" CHARACTER BREAKDOWN Deloris Van Cartier African-American Female, 25-40. A disco diva wannabe with a dream of Donna Summer glory. Mouthy, ballsy, brassy and quick on the quip. She has no faith in anything but herself. Needs a powerhouse disco diva voice with a huge range. Mother Superior Caucasian Female, 45-65. An old school catholic mother superior with a spine of steel, a will of iron, and an acid tongue, but underneath a hidden heart. Strong, unwavering voice - alto or mezzo. Sister Mary Robert Female, 18-25, any ethnicity.  A young timid novitiate, She is torn whether to take her final vows or  leave the convent to rejoin the world that intimidates her so. Her shy personality masks a huge, show stopping powerful singing voice. Sings a big Act II solo, “The Life I Never Led.” Needs a strong belt and legit voice.  Sister Mary Patrick Caucasian Female, 25-45.  Upbeat, fun, and filled with love and delight in God, and friendship. She is  the eternal optimist. She is always the head cheerleader ready for an adventure, a life experience, or between meal-time snack.. Strong comic. Needs a strong belt and legit voice. Sister Mary Lazarus: Caucasian Female, 50-70. Tough, full of vinegar and humor, with twice the energy of anyone half her age. She’s quick on the wisecracks and always ready to roll up her sleeves and dig in. Strong belt and legit a plus, but needs to be able to rap and be a great comic. Curtis Jackson African-American. Male, 35-55.   A super cool, super confident, smooth bad guy with soul. He is a  tough narcissist with sex appeal, and charisma. He is elegant and dangerous. Needs extremely strong voice. Low baritone or high baritone – a strong falsetto ( Four Seasons).


Paper Dolls - EPA - Singers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Sally: Male, 38, mature, serious-minded when at work, sensitive and articulate, eager to learn; deeply spiritual (Catholic); very responsible. But can rock out and be as crazy as the next when in drag, and loves performing; talented drag performer with a unique style and ‘star’ quality; a deep and open-hearted caretaker; offer out on this role. Chiqui: Male, 38, the official ‘manager’ of the Paper Dolls; he knows how to dress up for effect; he left home at 17, spent ten years in Saudi Arabia; tons of street smarts; knows the world; kind-hearted; the most practical of the Dolls; there is a seriousness and sadness deep inside but he can be quite playful. He knows the stakes. Zhan: Male, 27, a bit of a follower, defined in large part by his weight; he’s tubby, and sweet, big round face, and giggly; he very much needs the group, depends on them as family; they adore him, he has a heart of gold, but a very naughty side as well. He is quite shy even on stage, but loves being up there more than anything. Just wants to be included. Etai: Male, 32-35, a gay Jewish Club Promoter born in Israel; eager to promote himself and his career, and flailing a bit in the process; gay, masculine; handsome, very casual, sexy; ego-driven, but raised with a real heart; desperate to make his mark; ambition hides his vulnerability. He guards himself with a kind of machismo, perhaps fearful of what is underneath; his mother has not fully accepted him.


Hairspray - Open - Dancers
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Region: Eastern

Seeking:Ensemble/Swing (Chorus / Ensemble): 18+, dancer/vocalists. Males and females, all races, to play young high school teenagers. Strong dancer/singer/actors who may be required to understudy leading roles. Dance styles should include musical theater, jazz, and tap (a plus).


The Bodyguard - ECC - Dancers
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Seeking:Male Equity Dancers: Male, 18+, must be 5’10 or taller with great muscular physiques, as much of the show if performed shirtless for the male ensemble; all ethnicities are encouraged to attend; Hip Hop, Salsa, partnering and jazz dance skills required; singing required but dance skills are the first priority. Equity Female Dancers: Female, 18+, females of all ethnicities encouraged to attend; must be strong in hip-hop, salsa partnering and jazz dance, plus have tremendous sex appeal; singing required but dance skills are the first priority.


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