Bring It On, Equity Chorus Call/Dancers – Bring It On, The Musical is a story about competitive high school cheerleading.
Ensemble Dancers/Cheerleaders: Male and female, all ethnicities to play high school students/cheerleaders (must legally be 18 by rehearsal start date). Must be excellent, athletic dancers with cheerleading skills and hip-hop dance skills. Gymnastics/Tumbling a plus. Some members of the ensemble will have to be great singers, but singing is not required for all.
Also seeking the following chorus parts:
Steven: Caucasian male. A handsome, slightly vapid puppy-dog, begins the show as Campbell’s boyfriend. Easily manipulated. Means well. Good singer with great Dancing/Cheerleading skills.
Cameron: African-American male. Sexy boyfriend of Danielle, a star athlete who lets his guard down as he joins the Jackson cheerleading squad. Good singer with good hip-hop/rap skills. Must have significant Dancing/Cheerleading skills.
Twig: Male, any ethnicity. Small, wiry sidekick of Cameron, develops an instant attraction to curvaceous Bridget. A flirt, well-meaning, funny. Good singer with hip-hop/rap skills. Must have significant Dancing/Cheerleading skills.
Alexis: Female, any ethnicity. The graduating captain of the Roosevelt cheerleading squad who “passes the torch” to Campbell at the beginning of the show. Confident and forward – no one messes with Alexis. Great singer with significant dancing/cheerleading skills.
Members of the ensemble will also cover the following principal roles:
Campbell: Caucasian female. Our central character: truly nice and kind, sincere, who slips easily in and out of a “cheerleader” affect but possesses an innate intelligence. Being captain of the squad means everything to her. A leader, driven, can be easily flustered. Senior in high school; pop/rock sound, good belt range. Dance/cheerleading skills a plus.
Bridget: Female. Gawky, nerdy, jolly and insecure. A bouncy optimist in spite of her perceived shortcomings. overweight to some degree, self-effacing to a fault, she blossoms into confidence over the course of the show. Great singer with R&B and riffing skills. Dance/cheerleading skills a plus.
Danielle: African-American female. The “Queen Bee” of Jackson High School, regal, dominating, complicated. Is head of a talented dance crew. Has a wicked sense of humor behind a composed mask. Loyal to her friends, can be lacerating to her enemies. But is ultimately fair. R&B sound, good belt range. Dance/cheerleading skills a plus.
Randall: Male, any ethnicity. Campbell’s developing love interest. Cute, “alternative,” an expert DJ with an easy and generous confidence. Doesn’t need to be a tremendous athlete. Pop/rock tenor voice.
Eva: Caucasian female. Immensely likeable, sweet, fragile-seeming Freshman who joins the Roosevelt squad – and turns out to be a sociopathic back-stabbing climber who takes over the squad and ruins the lives of many. (But more emphasis on “sweet and fragile” – we shouldn’t see it coming.) Pop/rock voice. Must be able to handle significant Dance/Cheerleading.
Skylar: Female. A more stereotypical “bitchy” cheerleader type, funny, loyal to her friends, not terribly invested in her education. One of Campbell’s wing-women at the beginning of the show. Good singer. Dance/Cheerleading skills a plus.
Kylar: Female. A slightly less-intelligent version of Skylar and a year behind her. Rather a follower, also one of Campbell’s sidekicks. Good singer. Dance/Cheerleading skills a plus.
Nautica: Female, Latina, African-American, or any ethnicity. Aggressive, funny sidekick to Danielle, sassy, loyal, can be aggressive when called for. Good singer with R&B and bluesy chops. Must be able to handle significant Dance/Cheerleading.
La Cienega: A transgendered woman, born a male (and played by a male). Any ethnicity. Her gender is simply not an issue, accepted by her friends, barely referred to. BFFs with Nautica and Danielle. Has a wicked tongue but a generous spirit. Good singer with R&B and bluesy chops. Dance/Cheerleading skills a plus.
Company Alliance Theatre Company
Thursday, March 11, 2010
10 AM – Equity female dancers
2:30 PM – Equity male dancers
151 West. 26th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
Alliance Theatre, in association with Universal Stage Productions and Charlie Lyons and Armyan Bernstein (Beacon)
Executive Producers: Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson
Associate Producer: Jody Feldman
Director/Choreographer: Andy Blankenbuehler
Musical Director: Alex Lacamoire
Libretto by Jeff Whitty
Music by Tom Kitt and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lyrics by Amanda Green and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Music Direction by Alex Lacamoire
Alliance Casting: Jody Feldman
NYC Casting Director: Rachel Hoffman, Telsey + Company
1st rehearsal: Late Fall/early Winter 2010. 1st performance: Early 2011
Notes/What to bring: Please come warmed up and prepared to dance. Bring sneakers and kneepads. Also prepare 16-bars of a pop/rock song, in case you are asked to stay and sing. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. Equity Chorus Procedures are in effect.