A Source of Joy Theatricals/ Broadway In The Hood - Las Vegas is pleased to announce the
Open Casting Call for the Soul Stirring Broadway Musical “DREAMGIRLS”:
Directed By: Torrey Russell Musical Direction By: Megan Schnizlein Choreography: By Avree Walker
Costume Design By: Preston Coghill Set Design By: Henry “BJ” Jackson and Theatrical Entertainment Worldwide.
We are casting males and females age 16 & Up to play principal and ensemble roles in the Las Vegas production of DREAMGIRLS. We need powerful singing voices, dynamic dancers and excellent actors. All types and vocal ranges and all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
6 principle male roles
4 principle female roles
6 male chorus members (will play multiple roles).
6 female chorus members (will play multiple roles).
8 principle dancers (age 16- Up)
Please prepare 1 uptempo and 1 ballad R&B, soul, blues or gospel songs of your choice. You may sing songs from the show. A piano track of all songs from the show in the original key will be provided as well as an accompanist will be available to play sheet music in its original key. (All songs MUST be sung in the original key.)
Please come warmed up and ready to dance, a combination will be taught.
NOTE: This is a non-union limited engagement run of DREAMGIRLS.
Rehearsals run from early January with production opening in early March.
We are seeking non-professional & professional performers. There is no pay.
EFFIE WHITE – African American woman, 20-30. Vibrant young woman who is as oversized in talent as she is in person. Effie is the true powerhouse in the group, a soaring singer whose voice overpowers and transcends Deena’s and Lorrell’s. She is smitten with Curtis from the start and is overcome with anger and jealousy when she senses his growing attraction to Deena. Effie should be full-figured, and her size carries with it a true sense of sexuality. Must have a huge gospel belt voice. Must move very well.
DEENA JONES – African American woman, 20-30. The young, thin, beautiful member of the dreams. Happy singing backup to Effie until Curtis puts her in the lead and grooms her as star of the group. Mezzo, big full belt. Must move very well.
LORRELL ROBINSON – African American woman, 20-30. The third member of The Dreams. Sexy, flirtatious girl from the projects of Detroit who has been singing with her best friends Effie and Deena for years. Carries on an affair with Jimmy Early, who refuses to leave his wife for her. Soprano, on top of most triad harmony, big full belt. Must move very well.
CURTIS TAYLOR, JR. – African American man, 30-40. Handsome, and very sexy. Slick car salesman who becomes the Dreams’ manager. He has an appreciation of R & B music and a sense of what sells. Motivated by his ambition, he takes over the management of Jimmy Early’s career and also oversees the rise to stardom of The Dreams. Initially warm and approachable he becomes hardened by wealth and power and the need to control everything and everyone. Baritone. Must move well.
JAMES “THUNDER” EARLY – African American man, 30-40. James Brown-like R & B star. The Dreamettes become his backup singers. Has an affair with Lorrell. Charismatic, sexy, high energy. Rock and R & B tenor. Must move well.
C.C. WHITE – African American man, 20-30. Effie’s songwriter brother; writes all the dreams hit songs. Endearing and soft-spoken, he tries to do what’s best but slowly gives up his ideals to Curtis’ controlling vision. High baritone. Must move well.
MICHELE MORRIS – African American woman, 20s. Effie’s replacement in The Dreams. Thin and beautiful, she sings bottom in the harmonies. Mezzo soprano, big belt. Must move well.
MARTY – African American man, 30-45, street savvy, long-time manager who oversaw Jimmy’s career and rise to R & B stardom. Represents an earlier age of black entertainment. At odds with Curtis and his ideas and schemes. Later oversees Effie’s comeback. Baritone. Should move.
1 CAUCASIAN MAN AND 2 CAUCASIAN WOMEN - Strong singers who move well to play Dave and The Sweethearts (Pat Boone singer and his backup girls who sing the all American pop version of “Cadillac Car.” Will play other ensemble roles such as reporters, press agents, etc.
3 CAUCASIAN MEN – Strong singer, character actor to play Frank, the press agent and various supporting roles. Must move well.
ENSEMBLE OF MALE AND FEMALE (African American/Multicultural/Caucasian) singer/dancers to play various supporting roles: must be strong singers and move very well. All ensemble members should possess unique and vivid personalities and have the ability to play a wide variety of characters. Wayne and Tiny Joe Dixon will be cast from this ensemble.
DANCERS: Any Ethnicity - males & females 15 –Up. We are looking for strong male Hip Hop dancers, Step or Drill Teams, as well as both male and female Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary dancers.
Singers & Actors Saturday, December 29, 2012, 11:00-5:00pm (You must be signed in by 3:30pm)
Singers & Actors Sunday, December 30, 2012, 11:00-5:00pm (You must be signed in by 3:30pm)
Dancers Only Call – Sunday, December 30, 2012 11am-1:30pm (You must be signed in by 10:50pm)
WHERE: West Las Vegas Theatre
951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas , NV 89106
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
A Source Of Joy Theatricals/ Broadway In The Hood
c/o (Casting Director)