FOREVER DUSTY – Equity Principal Auditions
Off-Broadway Currently $544/week minimum.
Producers: Jorja Fox, Leslie Brockett, Sandalphon Productions, and Jane Gullong, with Executive Producer Eva Price of Maximum Entertainment Productions
Book: Kirsten Holly Smith & Jonathan Vankin
Score: Various Composers
Dir: Randal Myler
Mus Dir: Michael Thomas Murray
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting
1st reh: 10/1/12. Possible rehearsal hiatus (pending AEA approval) between 10/15 and 10/28. 1st perf: 11/11. Opens 11/18 at New World Stages.
Equity Principal Auditions:
Monday, August 20, 2012 Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM both days. New York City
Breaks from 11:50 - 12:30 and 2:50 - 3:30.
All: Please bring a current photo and resume, stapled back-to-back. If auditioning for Jerry/Bob, please prepare a comedic monologue, 2 minutes or less. All others: Please prepare a brief 60s pop song. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose.
AVAILABLE ROLE. African American woman, mid 20s – mid 30s. Rock journalist living in Europe at the time of the Civil Rights Movement in America. Powerful and beautiful. The love of Dusty’s life. Must have great soul/rock voice and be proficient with harmonies.
Understudy for Claire:
AVAILABLE POSITION. See above for description.
Jerry Wexler / Bob Thackeray:
AVAILABLE TRACK. Note: Character description for this track was updated at 3:15 PM on 8/20/12. One actor plays both roles, 40s. Seeking a versatile character actor who has depth and humor. Ruggedly handsome look preferable, at least 5'8" (e. g. Sam Rockwell type). But also open to actor with a unique quality. Proficient with New York, South African and Northern English accents. No singing required. Jerry: Very powerful, veteran music producer who invented the term “rhythm and blues”. Bronx native. Bob: Respected English music journalist, and the only one Dusty trusts.
Understudy for Dusty Springfield and Becky/Gini:
AVAILABLE POSITION. One actress sought to cover both roles/tracks. Dusty Springfield: Caucasian woman, mid 20s – mid 30s. 1960s British pop music icon. With her towering blonde beehive and soulful voice, she transformed herself from shy awkward schoolgirl into an icon for a generation. Superior soul/rock voice, acting skills and middle class London accent required. Becky/Gini: Caucasian female characters, mid 20s - mid 30s. Becky: Dusty’s manager and confidante. Gini: Dusty’s drug and alcohol counselor. Actress must be able to do both British and American accents. Very strong singing, harmonizing and acting abilities.
Understudy for Tom and Jerry/Bob:
AVAILABLE POSITION. One actor sought to cover both roles/tracks. Tom: Caucasian man, mid 20s - early 30s. Dusty Springfield’s brother and founder of group The Springfields, where Dusty adopts her name. A great talent in his own right. Strong singer and actor needed. Please be able to harmonize. This Understudy also covers the track of Jerry Wexler / Bob Thackeray (see above).
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