Location: Akron, Ohio
Kinky Boots, Auditions
Saturday, June 26, 2021 (from 4 to 7 p.m.)
Sunday, June 27, 2021 (from 4 to 7 p.m.)
Auditions are scheduled by appointment. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aaaa62aa2f49-kinky1
COVID Safety Protocols can be found at the bottom of this email.
About the Show
Based on the Miramax motion picture of the same name, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth
Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein.
Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man that he is meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discovers that, when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. A truly moving and powerful story, Kinky Boots will have everyone dancing in the aisle and discovering why, sometimes, the best way to fit in… is to stand out.
We are seeking to complete a diverse cast of talented actors, singers and dancers. Select roles (listed below) are available.
Audition appointments are available each night in 1 hour slots. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to complete audition forms. We have 6, 5-five minute auditions. Vocal auditions will be individual. After 6 vocal auditions we will hold a 30 minute combined dance call. Please bring dance or tennis shoes, and HEELS if you are auditioning for an Angel role. Dress for light movement.
What to Prepare
• Please bring a headshot and/or resume, if you have either.
• Please prepare 32 bars of music from a rock-style musical, or any Cyndi Lauper song — but NOT from the show itself. Choose a song that highlights your vocal skills. Please bring sheet music for your song (in the appropriate key) with you to the audition; an accompanist will be provided.
• Please bring your calendar with you to the auditions in order to declare any scheduling conflicts between July 6 and September 23, 2021. Conflicts during technical rehearsals (September 26 – 29, 2021) or the performance run (September 30 – October 24, 2021) are not accepted.
Rehearsals will take place on Sundays through Thursdays from 7-10 p.m. The rehearsal schedule is extended to allow for flexibility. Most performers will not be called to every rehearsal.
Technical rehearsals begin Sunday, September 26, 2021 and continue each night through the final dress rehearsal on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Attendance at all technical rehearsals is mandatory.
Kinky Boots will play for 16 performances in Weathervane’s Founders Theater between Thursday, September 30 and Sunday, October 24, 2021. Attendance at all performances is mandatory.
• Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances: curtain at 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday performances: curtain at 2:30 p.m.
Nicola (Supporting): Female, 20-30. Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3. Ethnicity: Caucasian. Charlie’s long-term girlfriend. Driven, uncompromising.
Don (Supporting): Male, 20-30. Vocal range top: F4 (falsetto to D5 for finale) Vocal range bottom: C3. Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper masculine bear of a factory worker.
(2) Angels (Supporting): Male, 16-40. Note: Bring heels to the audition and be prepared to dance. The drag performers who populate The Blue Angel Nightclub.
Young Charlie (Supporting): Male, 7-14. Ethnicity: Caucasian. (Open to any gender)
Charlie as a boy.
Young Lola/Simon (Supporting): Male, 7-14. Ethnicity: African American. (Open to any gender). Lola as a boy who already knows he’s destined to wear high heels.
(3) Ensemble roles: Any Gender, 16 and up. All ethnicities.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
• There will be hand sanitizer available in every room and in the lobby.
• Those auditioning should arrive with a face mask and may asked to wear them.
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Akron, Ohio
Please submit to: by 2021-06-26
This casting notice was posted by: Weathervane Playhouse