Auditions for “In Transit”

05/03/2010

In Transit, Equity Principal Auditions in New York City

NY premiere. Seven performers take on multiple characters and create every note with their own voices. Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of life on the subway, the musical follows an aspiring actress, a fledgling financier, a street-savvy beatboxer, a cab driver and others as they find their way in NYC. The result is a vivid tapestry of characters and music in the city that never stands still.

Seeking:

Note from casting personnel: “The entire musical is a cappella. All must be exceptional musicians (MUST read music and a BIG plus if able to sight-read as well) and versatile comic actors. All of the tracks (other than Boxman) play multiple characters. Seeking a multicultural cast; a true “melting pot” of NYC. Vocal ranges listed represent roughly 2 octaves. A cappella experience a plus.”

Boxman:
20-40s, any ethnicity. Amazing vocal percussionist/beatboxer with bari/tenor voice (doesn’t sing very much). Charismatic, quirky subway performer/comedian/poet/philosopher. The “heartbeat of the city”, his rhythm and energy drives the show.

Jane/Mezzo:
Early-mid 30s, any ethnicity. Vocal range: F# to G. Solos are in contemporary pop style. Instantly likable girl next door with a sense of humor. Funny but vulnerable. Actress plays a few other comic characters as well. Must be a good belter with a seamless upper mix.

Soprano:
Mid-late 20s, any ethnicity. Vocal range: A to A#. Solos are in contemporary pop and folk styles. Seeking a versatile comic actress able to play multiple characters/ages including Ali, a single-in-the-city girl dealing with lost love. Ability to belt/mix, but also sing straight-tone in upper register.

Alto:
Mid 30s-early 40s, any ethnicity. Vocal range: F to F. Solos are in soul and R&B styles. Seeking a versatile comic actress able to play multiple characters/ages including Jane’s temp boss (a strong, 40-something Gospel-singing executive). Solid low notes required; high belt a plus.

Tenor:
Late 20s-mid 30s, any ethnicity. Vocal range: A to A. Solos are in country and contemporary pop styles. Seeking a versatile comic actor able to play multiple characters/ages including Trent, a Southern gay man whose mom won’t let him out of the closet. Actor must be able to play over-the-top comedy as well as honest vulnerability.

Baritone:
Early-mid 30s, any ethnicity. Vocal range: F to F#. Solos are in rock and contemporary pop styles. Seeking a versatile comic actor able to play multiple characters/ages including Nate, an ex-banker trying to find himself. Jane’s romantic interest. Actor must be able to cover bass lines in addition to harmonies.

Bass:
Mid 30s-early 40s, any ethnicity. Vocal range: D to E. Vocal percussion skill a plus; solos are in rock, soul and rap styles. Seeking a versatile comic actor able to play multiple characters/ages including Chris, a sports-loving, beer-drinking guy’s guy. Must have a big, resonant bass sound.

Friday, May 28, 2010
10 AM – 6 PM
Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.
Where: Primary Stages Rehearsal Studios
307 West 38th Street, Ste. 1510
New York City.

Notes/What to bring: Please prepare a brief, comedic contemporary song (preferably two minutes or less). Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. In addition, if you have beatbox experience, prepare a short beatbox selection or be prepared to freestyle beatbox.

ANTC Currently $487/week minimum.
Artistic Dir: Andrew Leynse
Managing Dir: Elliot Fox
Associate Artistic Dir: Michelle Bossy
Authors: Kristen Anderson-Lopez, James-Allen Ford, Russ Kaplan and Sara Wordsworth
Dir: Joe Calarco
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting

1st reh: 8/24/10. Runs 9/21 – 10/30.

Please bring a picture & resume, stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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