PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
- Equity Chorus Call Dancers
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 Chorus Call / Dancers:
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Pearl Studios NYC “500”
10:30 AM - Equity female dancers who sing. 500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor
2 PM - Equity male dancers who sing. New York City
Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Wear form-fitting attire. Women: Bring heels. Men: Bring jazz shoes/sneakers AND heels (some men may be asked to stay/ dance in heels). Men should not dress in drag.
Some may be asked to sing 16 bars of a pop or disco song after all dance. 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”.
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.”
Ensemble positions include
Woman, 30s-50s. Hardened outback bartender/waitress. Good ironic comedy. Character acting, singing (solo and ensemble pieces) and dancing ability.
Woman, mid 30s – early 40s. A hotel entertainment manager in Darwin. Mother of 8-year-old Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick. Strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother. There is a deep, unconventional affection between her and Tick. Strong singing and acting. Will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.
Asian woman, late 20s-30s. Bob’s feisty Filipina wife. A frustrated performer of obscure “stage tricks”, which make her very popular at the local pub. Spends her days as a housewife looking after Bob and his home. Character acting, singing and dancing ability essential. Must have a great physique.
Women, 20s-40s. Three women who carry the musical weight of the show. Sassy, strong and sexy, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades. All shapes and sizes welcome, but brilliant vocalists in the disco-belt style with flexible range a must. Will also be part of the female ensemble.
African American man, 30s. Fabulous drag queen with great comic hosting ability. Sets up the tone of the show for us—must be able to work a crowd well, and look brilliant in drag. Ability to deliver Tina Turner numbers convincingly a must. Character acting, singing and dancing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene (the opening number).
Man, late 20s – early 40s. Tough miner bloke with violent tendencies. A hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy. Tall, strapping and very outback Australian. Character acting, singing and dancing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene.
African American man, late 20-30s. Friendly indigenous Australian bloke whom the queens run into in the desert. Innocent charm and great movement skills—any traditional dance a huge plus.Character acting, singing and dancing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene.
Young Bernadette / Farrah:
Young Bernadette: Man, late 20s – mid 30s. The epitome of grace and glamour—gender illusion rather than drag—“Les Girls” at its most alluring. Farrah: Young, beautiful and sassy drag queen in the opening number. Must be a brilliant mover and look stunning and believable as a woman. Character acting, singing and dancing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene.
Character ages: 20s-30s. Must be 5’10” or taller. Excellent dancers who sing well. To play a variety of ensemble characters. Any drag experience a plus.
Character ages: 30s. Seeking spectacular singer who dances well. Must have a flexible vocal range. To cover female ensemble members.
Character ages: 20s-30s. Must be 5’10” or taller. Seeking excellent dancer who sings well. To cover male ensemble members.
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