Open Auditions for “Rock Odyssey” in Miami, Adrienne Arsht Center

12/20/2016

Rock Odyssey

Location: Miami, Fl

Type: Theater

Casting Notice

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, South Florida’s focal point of performing arts activity, is remounting their acclaimed production of Rock Odyssey for Miami-Dade county students at the Center, free of charge. High adventure and high comedy are tied together in this rock musical from Emmy award winning composer Billy Straus and Kleban award winning playwright, Stephen Cole. It’s an original spin on Homer’s classic tale that has wowed Miami-Dade County students for the past seven years! (www.arshtcenter.org)

Audition Dates:

Equity: February 10 10:00am-6:00pm
Non-Equity: February 11 10:00am-6:00pm
Callbacks: February 11 1:00pm-6:00pm

For appointments call: 786-468-2299. Equity walk-ins as time permits.

Location of Auditions:
Peacock Education Center in the Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.
1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132

Rock Odyssey

Two weeks of daytime rehearsal begins: May 1, 2017 (Monday through Saturday)
Two weeks of daytime performances begin: May 15, 2017

Last Performance: May 26, 2017

Venue: The Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33132 (www.arshtcenter.org)

Theater for Young Audiences contract Salary: $489.00/weekly minimum

AUDITION: February 10-11 and Callbacks: February 11

Actors should prepare 2 songs; 16 bars that showcase a contemporary Broadway voice and 16 bars that show us an edgier “rock and roll” sound. (Be prepared to sing entire song if requested.)
Accompanist will be provided. Bring sheet music in your key.

BRING HEADSHOT AND RESUME TO AUDITION

Actors may be asked to read from the script. Please call 786-468-2299 for an audition appointment.

BREAKDOWN

CASTING: 8 Men and 2 Women who sing very well and move well – Ages 18 through early 40’s – Actors should be able to sing in a contemporary Broadway “Rock” style.

ODYSSEUS – mid to late 30’s – vain and self centered hero – a powerful, muscular warrior with a big ego. Should have a strong singing voice with a rock and roll edge. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.

ZEUS – 30’s – 50’s – Father of all the Greek gods. Should have good comic timing and a booming bass voice.

TELEMACHUS – 16 – (actor should be over 18) Odysseus’s son. Angst-filled teenager in a hurry to grow up – should have boy band looks and a voice to match. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.

PENELOPE – mid to late 30’s – Odysseus’s wife: strong, smart and beautiful. She should possess a strong soulful voice. Gospel singers are encouraged to audition. Actress also plays CIRCE a mischievous and sensual goddess.

ATHENA – 20’s – the beautiful goddess of war with a strong alto belt. She has empathy for Odysseus and pleads his case to her father Zeus. This actress also plays the goddess, CALYPSO – an airhead type – obsessed with Odysseus.

HERMES – 20 – 30’s our narrator, the messenger god who jumps in and out of the action of the play. A skilled comic actor with a great singing voice should have several different comic characters inside of him – like Robin Williams. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.

POSEIDON – 20’s – early 40’s our villain, the god of the seas. He hates Odysseus’s boldness and uses his powers to keep our hero away from his home and family for 16 years. This actor should be able to sing like Elvis – or some other iconic Rock figure. He also plays the CYCLOPSE a boisterous one-eyed monster in a full body puppet. This actor engages in choreographed stage combat.

3 men 20’s – 30’s to play Odysseus’s men and Penelope’s suitors: NESTOR, SEYMOUR, MELANTHIUS, AJAX, AGAMEMNON and ANTINOUS. These strapping comic actors should be able to play multiple roles convincingly, should have great timing and be able to perform physical comedy and light slapstick. They should move well and sing very well. They also operate puppets. One of these men will play the comedic role of AEOLUS – the very, very old god of the winds. These actors engage in choreographed stage combat.

Rock Odyssey

Book by Stephen Cole, Music & Lyrics by Billy Straus
Directed and Choreographed by Douglas Love (www.DouglasLove.com)

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Miami, Fl

This casting notice was posted by: Lakeisha Frith, Manager of Education



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