Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical auditions - November 27
Ella Enchanted children's theatre auditions - November 5 - All audition slots are full at this time. Cancellations may occur, so please check back later.
TRAV'LIN - THE 1930s HARLEM MUSICAL AUDITIONS
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for Trav’lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical on November 27, 2018, and in New York City, on January 9, 2019. Denver Callbacks are scheduled for November 29, 2018. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Rod A. Lansberry and choreographed by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. Rod A. Lansberry is the Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre at the Arvada Center, which is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. in Arvada, Colorado.
Colorado Principal auditions are on November 27, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only.
General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Dancing abilities are required. Seeking principals and understudies. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity LORT B production; non-equity actors will be considered. Unless specifically noted, roles are not limited to any specific ethnicity, size or age. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment.
Follow the link below schedule an online appointment time. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time. Actors must be 18 years and older to audition.
New York Auditions:
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, to be held on January 9, 2019. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:
Attn. Trav’lin Arvada CO production
247 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition
Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
Rehearsals for Trav’lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical begin on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The production opens Tuesday, April 9, 2019 and runs through Sunday, April 28, 2019. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.
A world of love and jazz through the songs and music of an era of Romance. All characters are true to life with a lot of individual personalities. Definitely not caricatures but true to the time and setting of the piece. 1930s Harlem. The age of the Harlem Renaissance that produced influential music and style. Music by JC Johnson.
Please prepare 16 -32 bars of music with an emphasis on vocal styles of the period. Preferably up tempo blues or jazz with a strong approach of the 30’s style of music. Please have a contrasting second selection available if needed.
George -- African American male. 60’s. Retired Pullman porter, Church Deacon, and unofficial Mayor of 132nd street. An orderly gentleman with memories of a life and time passed that he revels in. Regrets parts of the past but embraces the present and the future. Revisits his previous relationship to Billie. Half of the experienced couple who doesn’t always get it right. Vocal Range; powerful, strong tenor / high baritone. G above middle C
Billie -- African American female. 60’s. The sweetheart George left behind 40 years ago. Strong and direct with a mind of her own. A woman of experience and style but a street wise reality. Lives through her past and struggles with the present. Still has strong feelings and memories of George. Other half of the experienced couple that doesn’t always get it right. Vocal Range; big voiced Blues singer – alto / low mezzo. Belt up to D
Archie -- African American male. 30’s. A numbers runner and a self-styled ladies’ man. A flirt but has a deep down love for Roz. Charismatic and self-assured and not willing to settle into a relationship, “yet”. Still likes the ladies but is a rascal not a scoundrel. Has assurance and bravado, often to his own detriment, covers his need to still play the game but remain safe. Roz’s long time main squeeze. The comic half with Roz. Vocal Range; smooth character type jazz voice, high baritone. G above middle C
Roz -- African American female. 30’s. Beauty Shop owner of Roz’s House of Beauty. Archie’s long suffering woman. Strong willed and stubborn but truly wants her man, even with his faults. Stylish with an air of sophistication but realistic to every day matters. Definitely a brassy quality and open to adventure. Stylish with a sense of pride in herself and her appearance. A softy underneath. The comic half with Archie. Vocal Range; sassy high alto / mezzo. Strong belt / mix up to Eb
Nelson -- African American male. 20’s. Traveling bible and hymnal salesman. Ella’s beau. Innocent and insecure, especially about romance. Strongly in love with Ella but confused and somewhat afraid of the ways of love. Willing to commit but afraid of the consequences. Easily swayed by outside influences. Definitely the ingénue partner to Ella. Vocal Range; sweet voiced ingénue tenor / high baritone. High note F# above middle C
Ella -- African American female. 20’s. George’s young niece. Staying with him for nursing school. Sweet and innocent and the perfect match for Nelson but doesn’t know it. Has a backbone and shows it when needed. Not a pushover but definitely falls in love with the idea of love. Somewhat naïve and can be swayed by other opinions and her own ideals. Definitely the ingénue partner to Nelson. Vocal Range; sweet jazz –pop with a strong belt-mix up to D. Soprano up to F for ensemble
ELLA ENCHANTED CHILDREN'S THEATRE AUDITIONS
All auditions slots are full at this time.
Cancellations may occur, so please check back to see if an audition slot opens.
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The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for Ella Enchanted on Monday, November 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 80003. Callbacks will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
Ella Enchanted will be directed by Rod A. Lansberry, with musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer of Musical Theatre is Rod A. Lansberry.
Auditions are by appointment only. Follow the link below to schedule an online appointment time. Actors who cannot access the website should call 720-898-7200 to schedule an audition time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.
Needed are experienced actors with strong character, vocal, and dance skills. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Roles are non-equity, paid positions. Actors should prepare a 1 minute monologue from a fairy tale and 16 – 32 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre piece not from the show. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key, as an accompanist is provided. Use of CD or a cappella singing is not acceptable. A current résumé and headshot are required.
Rehearsals for Ella Enchanted will begin on Monday, January 14, 2019, rehearsing weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The production opens on Friday, February 1, running through May 22, 2019. Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For a complete schedule go to https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/
Ella Enchanted - Character Breakdown
9 Actors Needed - able to play multiple characters and be able to understudy. Must Move well. Vocal Ranges; Men G2 to A5, Women G3 to G5. Some individuals require less range
Ella - Female. To play a young child through late early 20’s. Clever and smart but insecure due to her “gift”. Wishes to be like everyone else. Very normal in all other aspects and independent. Best friend to
Mother - 30s Female. Perfect Mother. Minor Royalty and friend to the King and Queen. Will also play Dame Olga the typical mean Step Mother and second wife of Sir Peter. Also plays the Giant Bride (friendly Giants).
Lucinda - 30-50s Female. A Fairy Godmother who is not aware of the damage she creates with her “good Wishes”. Also plays “Bird “puppet, a very intelligent bird capable of speaking multiple fairy tale languages. Will also play Mistress Manners, A strict spinsterish Head master of the Finishing School.
Sir Peter - 30-40s. Male. Ella’s neglectful Father. More concerned with business than his family. Remarries Dame Olga. Also plays Ogre 1 (mean Ogres) Giant Groom (friendly Giants)
Hattie - 20s. Female. Slightly older than Ella. Mean and cruel Step Sister who takes advantage of Ella’s curse. Also play Ogre 2 (mean Ogres) and Giant guest (friendly Giants)
Olive - 20s. Female. Hattie’s younger Sister and Step Sister to Ella Cruel but not very smart. Follows after Hattie. Also play Ogre 3 (mean Ogres) and Giant Guest (friendly Giants)
Prince Charmont - 20s. Male. Prince of Frell. Young with boyish charm but ready and willing to become a good and kind King. Best friend of Ella who falls in love with her.
Servant 1 - Male. 20s. Ensemble, Servant. Giant Guest, Covers Sir Peter track and Prince Charmont track
Servant 2 - Female. 20s. Ensemble, Servant. Giant Guest, Covers Ella, Mother, Lucinda, Hattie, Olive tracks
Arvada Center General Audition Guidelines:
- Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment
- A current headshot and résumé are required
- Audio and video submissions will not be considered
- Equity members must have a current equity ID card
- Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles
- We are moving to an online audition sign-up this season! Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an audition.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NEW MUSICALS FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION - ONGOING
Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should send a summary of their work to Artistic Associate, Lisa Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org for further submission information. Do not send a full packet until contacted.
Due to Production commitments and staffing, our response time is approximately 6 months to review submissions.
We would like writers to be hands-on throughout the process, from casting through Opening. Writers are welcome to be at rehearsals (starting approx. 24 days before Opening) and at all related events regarding readings, workshops, and rehearsals. Travel and housing stipend may be available.
Writers must be comfortable working closely with the Arvada Center’s Director and Producer. Those selected may be eligible to receive a Standard Production contract for a fully staged production of the piece. The contract will be at the discretion of the Artistic Producing Director of Musicals and Chief Operating Officer.
The Arvada Center invites theatre artists to submit proposals for a musical, devised work, or adaptation to be considered for inclusion in upcoming musical theatre seasons. Submissions should be complete and ready for readings, workshops or productions, and available for performance sometime after the 2017/2018 season. Members of the Arvada Center Selection Committee may choose several projects for further discussion and workshopping, with the goal of including at least one in a future season.
The Arvada Center is committed to working with local actors, directors, and designers. All production talent and staff will be local whenever possible. This should be considered in project proposals. The Arvada Center hopes to use this process to broaden its options to new areas and options about what theatre can be.
Guidelines for submission (updated 2-07-17):
• Submitters must have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script
• The musical cannot already be licensed through another licensing house, or have been produced on Broadway, Off-Broadway or Regional Productions (shows that have had readings and workshop productions are still eligible)
• Requested Submissions will be required to provide:
• Title page
• Brief synopsis, including information on writers, agents, production/development history
• Character breakdown
• Demo CD with track listings in order as they appear in the show. No Dropbox or Electronic submission of music will be accepted.
• Demo track numbers must be included in the script where each track is to be played when reading
• The complete script (all scenes, songs, and lyrics on the page)
• Numbered pages
• If you would like your materials returned, please include a SASE