“Wicked” Auditions | NYC

08/16/2010

Principal Auditions for “Wicked” – Broadway and national tour – Equity

The smash hit show “Wicked” is casting for the upcoming production and auditions for principal roles are scheduled for later this month.

“Wicked” Equity Principal Auditions – Broadway & 1st National Tour
Equity pay $1605 per week

Wicked is produced by Marc Platt, Universal Pictures, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt, and David Stone
Wicked is directed by Joe Mantello
From the book by Winnie Holzman

Casting director: Telsey + Company

Casting the following Roles:

Elphaba:
Female, 20s, any ethnicity. The “wicked” witch. Born with emerald-green skin, she has had a rough childhood and is an outcast from the beginning. Smart, fiery, sensitive, passionate, misunderstood, sincere, has potent inner beauty, rallies for the underdog, has great talent for sorcery. Needs a sharp actor with a thrilling, powerhouse, contemporary high-belt singing voice.

Glinda:
Caucasian female, 20s. The “good” witch. Gorgeous, charming, entrancing, ambitious, perky, vain, very popular, a social climber, but also vulnerable and sympathetic. Her friendship with Elphaba reveals more depth in her character. Needs excellent comic chops and a glorious singing voice with high soprano and belt capability.

The Wizard Of Oz:
Male, 50s – 60s, any ethnicity. Needs a strong, distinctive, engaging, sweet character actor with powerful presence. Must sing.

Madame Morrible:
Female, 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. Headmistress of Shiz University. Dignified, powerful, haughty, has a dark side. Takes Elphaba under her wing, training her in sorcery. Needs a strong, comical character actress with formidable presence. Must sing.

Fiyero:
Male, 20s, height of 5’11”or taller, any ethnicity. A handsome, sexy prince with a philosophy of “Dancing Through Life.” A wealthy, dangerous party boy who at first is attracted to Glinda. Initially he is shallow and self-absorbed; however, his growing relationship with Elphaba prompts him to reexamine his way of thinking. Needs a great physique and a strong tenor pop/rock singing voice.

Nessarose:
Caucasian female, 20s. Elphaba’s beautiful, lonely, compassionate younger sister, she was favored by their father. Has spent her life crippled in a wheelchair. Becomes obsessively attached to Boq and becomes the Wicked Witch of the East. Needs a commanding actress with a strong belt singing voice. Must have a stunning face.

Boq:
Male, 20s, any ethnicity, height of 5’7”or shorter. A helpless, quirky munchkin. Enamored with Glinda, who pays him no mind. Reluctantly, he becomes involved with Nessarose. Needs a comical actor with a strong, high singing voice.

Doctor Dillamond:
Male, 30s – 50s, any ethnicity. A distinguished and well-liked professor at Shiz University. He is a goat and the sole animal on the faculty. He becomes a victim to the animal discrimination occurring in Oz. Needs a strong actor with a sense of gravity, authority, and comic skill. Must sing.

Equity Principal Auditions:
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
10 AM – 6 PM
Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.

Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY

Prepare a brief contemporary musical theater song showing range. For Glinda, you may sing a brief traditional legit musical theater song showing range. Bring sheet; accompanist provided.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

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