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LONDON

VOCALISTS

SPETEMBER 3, 2018

Please send suggestions either by Spotlight Link or by email including CV and photo as soon as possible to: ncl@debbieobrien.net with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT in the subject line.

Norwegian Cruise Line is committed to raising the bar on what can be expected from at-sea entertainment. We deliver A-list productions with amazing directors like Warren Carlyle, Patti Wilcox, and Tiger Martina, with competitive salaries and professional working environments (and of course, the bonus of cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations!). It’s an exciting time to become a part of the Norwegian family.

The Norwegian Epic is the ship of choice for those sailing on a Mediterranean cruise or one of our many Caribbean cruises. Norwegian Epic is offering world-class performers and a new wave of accommodations – from Studios, designed and priced for the solo traveler, to the private Haven. Norwegian Epic has taken having fun to the next level with a huge, multi-slide Aqua Park, a two-story Sports Complex with rock climbing and basketball court, and a fitness center complete with boxercise ring. Add more than 20 different dining options and you’ll understand why this is Freestyle Cruising on a truly grand scale.

Based on the Oscar winning film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical tells the story of three drag performers who set off from Sydney across the Australian desert in a battered old bus, christened Priscilla. The show contains over 20 classic disco hits such as I Will Survive and I Love The Nightlife. Select cast members will also be cast in BURN THE FLOOR! a live dance show which has performed around the world, including on Broadway in New York City and the West End in London. Since 1997, Burn the Floor has performed in over 130 countries worldwide.

TICK - Male 30-45

Outstanding acting, dance, singing (baritone – tenor) and lip-synching ability essential. 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 Benjamin, his journey from disillusionment to fulfIlment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story. Leading Role (played in film by Hugo Weaving).

BERNADETTE - Male 35-55

Outstanding acting, dance, singing (range adaptable) and lip-synching ability essential. 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. Leading Role (played in film by Terence Stamp).

FELICIA / ADAM - Male Early to Late 20s

Very well maintained physical features with outstanding character acting, dance, singing (tenor) and lip-synching ability essential. A flashy, young 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. Leading Role (role played in film by Guy Pearce).

DIVAS - Female 20-30s

DIVAS:  5’4 - 5’7. Sassy and strong, 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 a must. Will also be part of the female ensemble as well as cover the female singer for Burn The Floor.

SHIRLEY - Female 40-50s

5’3 – 5’7 Portrayed by one of the three Divas listed above. She's a hardened outback bar tender/waitress. Good ironic comedy. Character acting, dance and strong singing ability – solo and ensemble pieces.

MISS UNDERSTANDING - Male 20-30s

A 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, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene.

MARION - Female 30s to Early 40s

A hotel Entertainment Manager in Darwin, mother of 8 year Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick (Mitzi). A 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.

CYNTHIA - Female 20s to Early 30s

Asian/Eurasian origin. Bob’s feisty Filipino wife. A frustrated performer of obscure ‘stage tricks’ which make her very popular at the local pub. She spends her days as a housewife looking after Bob and his home. Character acting, dance and singing ability essential. Please note: Anyone auditioning for this roleshould look at the scene in the film involving Cynthia’s performance in the bar involving ping pong balls, where the role and costuming will be at its most raunchy.

BOB - Male Late 40s - Early 60s

Strong acting ability with one song. 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 twenty years ago.

FEMALE ONSTAGE SWING

Excellent acting, singing and dance ability is essential. Spectacular vocal ability a must.

ENSEMBLE

18-40 year old males and females with excellent acting, singing and dance ability. A number of performers are required to play a variety of ensemble characters in the production. MALES –Tall preferred –over 5ft 10in only –any drag experience a plus. FEMALES –Spectacular vocal ability a must.