We're holding video auditions only for Kinky Boots from December 6 – December 20, 2021. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Rod A. Lansberry, music directed by Eric Alsford, and choreographed by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Arvada Center Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre is Rod A. Lansberry. 

Wojcik/ Seay Casting will also coordinate video auditions for actors with agents in the coming weeks.

 

 To be considered, please do the following:

SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Actors: Email your video link, headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in to: ac_musicaltheatre_auditions@arvadacenter.org

You MUST type your name & if you are singing or dancing or both IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

Video submissions will be reviewed, and you will be notified if there is further interest. At that time, you will be given further instructions. Do not call the Arvada Center to follow up, or Wojcik/Seay Casting. All correspondence will be done electronically. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Hoffman at ac_auditions_email@arvadacenter.org.

Opening for video submissions will begin December 6, 2021

Deadline for video submissions will be December 20, 2021 by end of day 5 pm MST

General Requirements:

Seeking experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities. Strong dancing abilities are required. BIPOC performers strongly encouraged to audition.

Actors should submit:

- The song using the provided accompaniment link (below)

- Or 16 to 32 bars of a song of your choice in the style of the show by video link (such as YouTube or Vimeo),

- And a current headshot and résumé are required.

See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. This is an Equity LORT B production, but non-Equity actors will be considered. All performers must be vaccinated to work at the Arvada Center. 

The Arvada Center is committed to diversity and maintains a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend all auditions.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:

Rehearsals for Kinky Boots begin on Thursday, March 3, 2022. The production opens Friday, March 25, 2022 and runs through April 24, 2022. Rehearsals are Tuesday through Sunday 1:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

Character breakdown

ALL characters in KINKY BOOTS must be able to execute Northampton/British accents. Most characters should be comfortable moving in heels.

CHARLIE PRICE: Male, late 20s - early 30s, Caucasian. Just out of university, a really nice guy who has no clue what to do with the rest of his life. He’s handsome, lovable, but there’s a temper right under the skin. Henpecked by his girlfriend and a little lost.  Must have a great rock belt to a Bb.

LOLA/SIMON:
Male, early 30’s, African-American. An emotionally and physically challenging role requires the build of a boxer underneath the talent and abilities of a power Diva drag performer. Must have an amazing voice that covers power blues and gospel styles with strength and feeling.  Sings to a Bb. Lola dances in very high heels and so must move well with style and grace.  A blend between masculinity and femininity in a powerfully strong and confident personality.  

LAUREN:
Female, 20s, any ethnicity. Beautiful working-class girl, who is funny, smart, practical and focused, but has had bad luck with men. Must have a pop voice with belt and comedic abilities.

NICOLA:
Female, 20s, any ethnicity. Charlie's girlfriend since school. Steel-willed, she is driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice.

DON:
Male, 30s – 40s, Caucasian. Lola’s nemesis.  Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker. Must have a strong pop/rock voice. Please use Ensemble audition material (see below). 

GEORGE: Male, 40s-50s, Caucasian. Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved. Please use Ensemble audition material (see below).

PRINCIPAL CHARACTER AUDITION MATERIALS

ANGELS: Males, 20s – 30s, any ethnicity, 5’8” or taller. These are the six drag performers who populate THE BLUE ANGEL NIGHTCLUB. They need to be versatile, but also terrific dancers, singers and actors. Will be required to dance in heels. May cover principal roles. Especially seeking strong tenors. Tumbling, acro and tricks a plus. 

ANGELS AUDITION MATERIALS

MALE ENSEMBLE: Males, 20s – 40s, any ethnicity. All must at least move well and have great pop voices. To appear in the ensemble and play various roles including possible Lola cover. May need to play Guitar.


HARRY: Male, 20s – 30s, any ethnicity. A contemporary of Charlie’s, but his opposite. Harry is successful, self-aware and confident. Also plays a delivery man, factory worker, photographer, etc. Must have a strong voice. Plays Guitar well. May understudy CHARLIE.

MISTER PRICE: Male, 50s, Caucasian. Charlie’s father and owner of the shoe factory in the opening and closing sequences. Also plays a pub patron, factory worker, etc. for the rest of the show. Must have strong vocals.

RICHARD BAILEY: Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity. Nicola’s boss. An overtly attractive and successful man. A real threat to Charlie. One of the hooligans, factory workers, etc.  Must have strong vocals.  May cover principal roles. May understudy CHARLIE.

SIMON, SR: Male to play 40s-50s, African American. Lola’s father. An unforgiving angry influence on Lola’s life. He works in the opening, and two scenes in act two. Otherwise, he will play the homeless man, a factory worker, etc. Must have strong vocals.  May cover principal roles.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Females, 20s – 40s, any ethnicity. To appear in the ensemble and play various roles (factory workers, photographers, etc.) Will cover principal and featured ensemble roles. All must move well and have great pop voices with a strong pop soprano belt up to F#. 

PAT: Female, 30s, any ethnicity. Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola’s love interest. Must have a great pop belt.

TRISH: Female, 40s, any ethnicity. Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over.

ENSEMBLE AUDITION MATERIALS

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