Open Casting Call for “Cats”

03/18/2011

OPEN CALL FOR SINGERS

“Cats” national tour – non-union auditions for singers 2011 – 2012 tour

The following roles are available:

Clemmons/Dewing Casting will hold an open call for the 2011-2012 National Tour of CATS. Rehearsals begin end of September 2011. Tour starts November 2011 and is contracted through July 15, 2012.

Seeking:

Rum Tum Tugger – Male, 20s-30s, Rock Star, Mick Jagger type. Iconoclast, rebel, loves the ladies. Excellent rock singer with falsetto. Must move well.

Gus/Growltiger – Male, Character Singer/Actor, Tenor, strong legit or operatic voice to Bb. Craggy, cranky. Great storyteller – loves to reminisce about his days on the stage. Doubles as GROWLTIGER, his alter ego, a fearless, swashbuckling opera pirate. Must move well.

Old Deuteronomy – Male, preferably 30s-50s. BariTenor to a legit G. Resonant, flexible voice. The leader of the tribe, he is ageless, soulful, and mature. Must move well.

Munkustrap – Male, 5’11” and up, 20s-early 30s, Excellent Baritone/Tenor to a legit G. The prince of the tribe, youthful, attractive. Must move very well.

Grizabella – Female. EXCELLENT belter to E-flat (sings “Memory”) and strong actress. Outcast, was a Glamour Cat in her early years but left the tribe in disgrace.

Jellylorum – 5’7”-5’10”, Female, the Opera Cat, excellent legit soprano to high C. The nurse cat. Mature, strong character actress. Must move well.

JennyAnydots – Female, the Gumbie Cat, strong belt & mix. Quirky, delightful character actress with great sense of humor. Must move well. Tap a plus.

Demeter – Female, 5’7”-5’8”, strong dancer, strong singer w/ belt/mix to C. Sexy but insecure and skittish, fearful.

Bombalurina – Female, 5’7” and up, strong dancer, strong singer w/ belt to C. Goodtime girl, sexy & outgoing, fearless and fun-loving.

Sillabub – Female, 5’3” and under, strong soprano, must be a strong dancer. Precocious kitten, idolizes Bombalurina & has a crush on Tugger.

Male and Female Ensemble/Swings – Wide Range of height, but must have an athletic build. Must be proficient in Jazz, Ballet and Tap and able to sing well. Strong tumbling skills a plus.

All positions are paid (Salary + Per Diem + Housing + Health Insurance).

Auditions will be held in New York

Monday April 11, 2011
10:00AM
Pearl Studios, 4th Fl.
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY

Please prepare 16 bars of an appropriate Musical Theatre selection (for Tugger, please prepare a rock song) and bring your book in case you are asked to sing another selection. Bring a Picture/Resume and sheet music in the appropriate key. Accompanist will be provided. Typing may occur. Be prepared to dance with flat jazz shoes if called back. To prepare sides in advance please visit www.clemmonsdewing.com/catssides.html

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