Ripley -Grier Studios
520 8th Ave - 16th Floor
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OPEN DANCE CALL:
Sign In: 10:30AM | Start: 11AM
Female dancers should be prepared to dance in heels and flats. Any dancer with tap experience should bring their tap shoes for a potential tap combo callback. Please bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume.
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
Casting Specialist: Brian Baez and Ashley D’Ambrosio, NCLH
NCLH Musical Director: Jeremy Fenn-Smith
Director: Ricky Whitfield
Original Direction/Choreography: Warren Carlyle
Travel to Tampa: January 26, 2020
Rehearsals: January 27- March 6, 2020
Board the Ship: March 7, 2020
End of Contract: October 22, 2020 (Subject to Change)
Performance Salary: Leads starting at $1,100.00 USD/Weekly, Ensemble Starting at $900.00 USD/Weekly
We strive to select cast members who are not only talented performers, but who also embody the high standard of service that defines Norwegian Cruise Line’s Entertainment Division. All cast members must be personable, outgoing, self-motivated, and someone who thrives in a social environment when with our guests.
We are seeking exceptional, versatile dancers with strong technique and experience in multiple dance styles. Females (5’2” – 5’10”) should have a lean/fit silhouette. Males (5’9” – 6’4”) should have a strong, muscular physique. All dancers must have outstanding performance quality and stage presence. Gymnastics, aerial training, tumbling & partnering skills are a plus!
18 to 35, 5’2 – 5’9 female tap dancer, must have excellent tap skills, sings 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]
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]
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]
18 to 35, 5’9 – 6’2 male, extraordinary dancers from the contemporary dance world. (Crumping, Popping/Locking, etc), with 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 [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]