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NEW YORK

JAZZ, HIP HOP, AND TAP DANCERS

MARCH 25, 2019

Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Ave 16th floor
New York, NY 10018
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Select dancers will be asked to stay and learn additional choreography and/or sing. Tap dancers should bring Tap shoes, and all female dancers should bring heels.

Audition Conducted By:
Kai Alan Carrier, Sr. Manager Theatrical Casting NCLH
Ashley D’Ambrosio, Casting Associate NCLH

Musical Director:  Jeremy Fenn-Smith
Choreography Taught By: Gina Ducci, Associate Director

AFTER MIDNIGHT is a celebration of Harlem’s Cotton Club where legendary performers including Bessie Smith, Lena Horne, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holliday and Ethel Waters performed during the venue’s 1930s and 1940s heydays. A 2014 Tony nominee for Best Musical, After Midnight comes to the beautiful Norwegian Escape directly from Broadway including the spectacular Tony nominated costumes, designed by famed Cuban-American duo Ruben and Isabel Toledo, as well as the original Tony nominated sound and lighting designs. Warren Carlyle’s Tony award winning choreography includes references to famous African American performers such as the Nicholas Brothers as well as contemporary hip hop moves – all underscored by a live 8 piece band. Originally conceived by Jack Viertel and Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, After Midnight is a ravishing tribute to African American art and the performance culture of the Harlem Renaissance. Cast members in After Midnight may also have roles in Soulful Hit Parade. A preview of the production can be found at WATCH VIDEO

CONTRACT DETAILS

Enemble Starting at $900.00 USD Weekly / Leads Starting at $1000.00 USD Weekly
Travel to Tampa: July 8, 2019
Rehearsals: July 9 – August 3
Board Ship: August 4
End of Contract: Approximately 6 months after boarding.

SEEKING AFRICAN AMERICAN DANCERS FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES

TAP SISTER

AUDITION PACKET

18 to 35, 5’2 – 5’9 female tap dancer, must have excellent tap skills, sing the solo “Raisin’ the Rent”, and possess excellent Jazz/Broadway technique. Must be able to partner well and have a strong sense of balance and ballet technique. Played on Broadway by Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards. [Lead]

TAP BROTHERS

AUDITION PACKET

18 to 35, 5’9 – 6’2 male tap dancers, must have excellent tap skills (musical theatre and hoofing), sing the solo “Happy as the Day is Long” and possess excellent Jazz/Broadway technique. These tappers are loosely based on the Nicholas Brothers. Should be able to partner well and have a strong sense of balance and ballet technique. [Lead]

MOOCHE

18 to 35, 5’9 – 6’2 male concert dancer, sexy and strong with excellent Jazz/Broadway technique. Should be able to partner well. Played on Broadway by Desmond Richardson. [Ensemble]

VIRGIL / SNAKE HIPS

18 to 35, 5’9 – 6’2 male, extraordinary dancers from the contemporary dance world. (Crumping, Popping/Locking, etc), with particular emphasis on isolations. Must be able to adapt the contemporary style to traditional jazz without losing what makes each performer unique. Inspired by Snake Hips Tucker (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7U4ww-MmAY4). [Ensemble]

FEMALE ENSEMBLE DANCERS

18 to 30’s, 5’2 – 5’9 female dancers with the silhouette of a showgirl, as well as excellent Jazz/Broadway technique. Must be able to partner well and have a strong sense of balance and ballet technique. [Ensemble]

Must be 18 years old or older to apply.