CASTING CALL for “Welcome to America: a Caribbean Musical” in NYC
The musical explores the complexities of a newly arrived undocumented Caribbean immigrant and the pursuit of life goals in the United States. The story is a universal one of hopes & dreams. The musical employs both original and well known songs ranging from Reggae, Dancehall, Ska & Jamaican Folk enhanced with contemporary Broadway musical styling.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Sabrina takes a chance and leaves her island home in hopes of becoming a star. She’s armed with talent, determination, and naivety. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that the dream she seeks may allude her.
Sabrina: (Jamaican, plays 28-30) Soprano
Intelligent and talented, with stars in her eyes, charismatic and full of energy.
Elijah: (African-American/Jamaican, plays 28-35) Bari-Tenor
A grounded, community oriented teaching artist very connected to his heritage.
Cynthia: (African-American with Caribbean heritage, plays 28-30) Soprano
A captivating beauty constantly on her model-actress-waitress hustle.
Barry: (African-American, with Jamaican heritage plays 35-40) Baritone
Handsome, charming and overly ambitious business man.
Aunt Prudence: (Jamaican, plays 50-65) Alto
A registered nurse with staunch traditional Jamaican values.
Strong African-American dancers and singers of all ages and ranges to play featured supporting roles. Strong story telling skills are a plus, as members of the ensemble play a pivotal role in relaying the overall through line of the musical.
Audition Date, Time & Location
Saturday March 11th, 11-4pm
Roy Arias Studios 777 8th Ave, New York NY
Callback on March 12th 4-7pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your audition time.
What to Prepare
Prepare 16 bars of an up-tempo song & a ballad
– Have sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No tracks! Seeking strong versatile voices; song selection should reflect range of contemporary Broadway musical proficiency (in the style of Aida, Once On This Island etc.). Experience speaking/singing in Jamaican patois is a plus.
– Please bring a headshot and resume.
– Bring a calendar/list of any conflicts, to report upon arrival.
The week of April 20-23rd 2017 (5 performances)
March 18 – April 19, 2017. Rehearsals held weeknights and weekend days.
*There is pay for this production. Stipend amount varies dependent upon the role.