PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
- Equity Principal Auditions
SETA Tour $855/week minimum.
Producer: Priscilla On Tour, LLC
Book: Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
Original Direction: Simon Phillips
Originally Choreographed in Australia by: Ross Coleman
GM: Roberta Roberts
Casting: Telsey + Company/Craig Burns
Rehearsals begin on/about 11/29/12 in Las Vegas, NV. Tour opens 1/8/13 in Minneapolis, MN.
Equity Principal Auditions:
Thursday, October 4, 2012 Roy Arias Studios
Friday, October 5, 2012 300 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor
10 AM - 6 PM both days. New York City
Lunch from 1:30 - 2:30
Saturday, October 6, 2012 Telsey + Company
10 AM - 6 PM 315 West 43rd Street, 10th Floor
Lunch from 1:30 - 2:30 New York City
Prepare a brief pop or disco song showing range. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.
Based on the movie “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, the musical tells the funny and moving story of three drag performers who set off from Sydney across the Australian desert in a battered old tour bus, christened Priscilla. The show contains over 20 classic pop and disco hits such as “I Will Survive”, “I Love the Nightlife”, and “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”.
Seeking (all roles are available):
Casting Director’s notes: “Actors of all ethnicities are welcome to attend. We are seeking as many Las Vegas-based actors as possible. Actors must be able to do an Australian accent.”
Man, 40s-50s. A quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of “Les Girls”. The mother of the group, Bernadette is glamorous, oozing Old Hollywood charm with rapier wit and sensitivity. Must be able to be convincing and touching in her attraction and growing relationship with Bob. Outstanding acting, singing (range adaptable), dancing, and lip-synching ability.
Man, 30s. With an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business. Estranged husband of Marion and absent father to 8-year-old Benji, his journey from disillusionment to fulfillment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story. Outstanding acting, singing (baritone/tenor), and dancing ability.
Man, 20s. A flashy, sexy drag queen and born performer, with a more than occasional bitchy streak. Provocative and outspoken, he has a tendency to get himself into trouble with both friends and complete strangers. Very well-maintained physical features. Outstanding acting, singing (tenor), dancing, and lip-synching ability.
Man, late 40s-60s. A mechanic. Typical laconic attitude, soft-hearted Aussie bloke who spent years wandering around the world only to find he was better off where he started. Has a fascination with Bernadette, whom he saw perform in “Les Girls” in Sydney more than 20 years ago. Outstanding acting ability; minimal singing ability.
Seeking a boy, 8 – 11 years old to play age 8. Benji is the cute son of Tick and his estranged wife, Marion (a hotel entertainment manager). Marion has brought Benji up to be sweet and open-minded. Tick has not seen him for many years. Requires a good actor who sings. Seeking two actors to alternate as well as understudy the other in this role.
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