Musical audition posted by the Director
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Dallas/Fort Worth TX
GIVE ME A BREAK, A NEW ROCK MUSICAL REGIONAL TOUR AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Book, Lyrics and Music by Laurie Windham and Barbara McMillen
Directed by Richard S. Blake
Dripping Talent Productions (NON EQUITY/PAID)
CONTACT: Richard S. Blake, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Give Me A Break” is a new Rock Musical launching from the start as a Tour! We will be touring the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex & surrounding areas on a multiple venue tour schedule. It is also highly likely the show will go on to a National level. In addition, for the first time outside of a Broadway Musical Launch, we will be recording an Official Cast Soundtrack CD! Because we know this is large commitment, talent will be offered stipends and/or proceeds of CD sales. We want the BEST in DFW Talent to represent a show ABOUT DFW Talent!! Please be professional, committed and ready to be part of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
How far would you go to get your big break, to realize your fantasy of rock and roll stardom? This two-act, pop-rock musical, “Give Me a Break” is a funny, raucous yet touching story about a rock band’s arrival at a crucial crossroads, rendered chaotic by a turbulent mix of women’s lib, sexual freedom, hallucinogenic drugs, STDs and an offer they can’t–or won’t–refuse…
It’s Dallas, TX in the 1970s. Pulsar5 collectively yearns to attain rock stardom, but they diverge on how far they are willing to go to achieve it. Conflict climaxes when Pulsar5 auditions for a “big-time” agent. That’s when the two female and three male band members realize their ideals are irreconcilably different. In “Give Me A Break”, human frailties are hilarious and hair-raising. Reaching for a dream can squarely crush the heart of the lover boosting you up. And strength of the old friendships can be stretched to the breaking point when opportunity knocks. Is the force propelling Pulsar5 forward a prophetic magnetism drawing them closer to their true star, or is it a stellar wind pushing them to flame out?
Headshots & resumes’ preferred. Be prepared to cold read from the script, and sing a song in the style of the show (FROM THE 70’s: Rock, Ballads, Rock Musicals, etc). You must either accompany yourself or bring a CD. MUSICIANS THAT CAN PLAY, SING & MOVE ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY !! The cast IS the band PULSAR5, so if you’re already in a band, come out and audition!!
NOTE: If you are auditioning ONLY for non-singing roles, be prepared with a 1-3 minute monologue that feature your talents.
The show does have choreography, but not extensively. You must be able to move well. Please come prepared for movement.
MULTIPLE AUDITION DATES & LOCATIONS:
(You need only attend one, unless called back. NO APPTS. NECESSARY)
Metro Dallas Area: @McKinney Avenue Contemporary, www.the-mac.org
Monday April 9, 2012 (7-10PM) & Tuesday April 10, 2012 (7-10PM)
North Dallas, Plano, Irving, Addison Area: @ACT, www.artcentretheatre.com
Wednesday April 11, 2012 (7-10PM) & Thursday April 12, 2012 (7-10PM)
Ft. Worth, Arlington & Grand Prairie Area: @CATS, www.creativearts.org
Friday April 13, 2012 (7-10PM) & Saturday April 14, 2012 (12-3PM final
audition times & 4-6PM Callbacks if needed.)
General Casting questions can be emailed to the Director, Richard Blake at: email@example.com
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
(Videos supplied online at www.givemeabreakthemusical.com/auditions for character inspiration at your audition.)
JULIA FITZGERALD (Late 20’s) Soprano. Pulsar5’s keyboardist, lead singer and writes band’s original songs. Looks and sings like Pat Benatar and/or Chrissy Hyndes of the Pretenders. Dramatic looks, tall, thin, pretty, dark hair. Wears tight fitting black clothes. Lovers with Billy.
MARKIE MARKHAM (Late 20’s) Mezzo. Pulsar5’s lead singer and dances onstage. Stevie Nicks type, Long, curly, blonde hair. Vulnerable, beautiful, spacey, a little sad. Voluptuous, feminine. Wears scarf-style, flowing clothes.
BILLY WATTS (Late 20’s) Tenor. Pulsar5’s lead guitar and vocals. Mark Farner, of Grand Funk Railroad type. Long hair, sexy, narcissistic, womanizer. Wears tight pants and “wife beater” t-shirts. Inspired by Joe Dallesandro of Andy Warhol movies in looks and Mark Farner, of Grand Funk Railroad (looks and voice).
TEK MURDOCK (Late 20’s) Tenor. Pulsar5’s new bass player. Dan Fogelburg type. Solid, nice, earnest guy. Good looking, but not aware of it. Straight-laced.
SAL LEPIGGIO (Late 20’s) Baritone. Pulsar5’s drummer, Sings back-up. Comic relief and glueware of the band. Sal is Italian, pudgy, dumb, a bit of a buffoon. Closest celebrity musician who informs Sal is Zac Brown.
LOUIE LIZARDE (40’s) Baritone. Sleazy Las Vegas agent. Cross between Dean Martin and Danny de Vito. Crass. Wears gold jewelry, polyester suits, white shoes.
COCHA (“She’s” Agless!) Falsetto. Transvestite drug dealer. Wears Tina Turner wig. Wears cut-offs, high-heels and bare mid-riffs shirts. “Angel” type from Rent.
BUSTER (30’s) Does Not Sing. “Bouncer” type, muscle/gearhead. Louie’s advance man and chauffeur.
BARTENDER (Late 20’s) Does not sing. Incidental role, but important, that may play other scenic characters. Handsome, fit, confident.
Rehearsals for the Official Cast Recording will begin in May, 2012 at a location TBA. With Cast recording session early June, 2012. CD launch party and press event in Late July, 2012. Production rehearsals begin in late August, 2012, with opening in November, 2012. Regional tour to launch in January 2013. Dates and venues to be released soon, but the opening tour is of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas.
Submissions for Production Staff and Technical Crew are also now being accepted.
All information about the production and tour can be found online at www.givemeabreakthemusical.com.
Casting Location: Dallas/Fort Worth TX
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org