500 8th Avenue – Studio 1209
New York, NY 10018
DANCER OPEN CALL
Sign-In: 1:30PM | Start: 2:00PM
PREPARATION: Please arrive warmed-up, stretched, and ready to dance in form-fitting dance attire that tastefully shows off your body. You MUST bring heels you can dance in. Please do not dress in drag for this dance call. Bring an up-to-date headshot and resume. TYPING MAY OCCUR.
In case you are asked to sing, prepare 16-bars of a joyful pop/rock/R&B song that is NOT WRITTEN FOR A MUSICAL. ABSOLUTELY NO MUSICAL THEATRE. Please have sheet music in the correct key. Bring your book.
Additionally, you may be asked to sing from the show so please prepare the ANGELS Sides found in the link below and follow instructions on the cover page: https://wscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Angel.pdf
Norwegian Creative Studios is excited to open Kinky Boots on our newest vessel, the Norwegian Encore. With music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots will have you out of your seat and asking for an encore. Based on true events, this irresistible musical tells the story of Charlie Price, who having inherited a shoe factory forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a cabaret performing drag queen. Together they produce a show-stopping line of high-heeled boots to save the business. And along the way, they discover that they aren't so different after all. Winner of six Tony Awards®, this vivacious, feel-good show is a must-see!
More information on the Norwegian Encore’s stellar entertainment line-up, please visit: https://www.ncl.com/uk/en/cruise/norwegian-encore/entertainment
Producer: Norwegian Creative Studios
Book: Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
Original Direction and Choreography: Jerry Mitchel
Original Music Supervisor, Arrangements and Orchestrations: Stephen Oremus
Senior Vice President, Entertainment and Cruise Programs, NCLH: Richard Ambrose
Senior Director, Entertainment Production, NCLH: Robert Dean Hertenstein
Senior Manager, Theatrical Casting, NCLH: Kai Alan Carrier
NCS Resident Director: Tammy Colucci
NCS Resident Music Director: Randy Glass
Casting Director: Wojcik/Seay Casting in Association with Norwegian Creative Studios
Casting Audition : 01/13/2020, 01/14/2020
Travel to Tampa: March 15, 202
Rehearsals: March 16th - April 25th, 202
Board the Ship: April 26th, 2020
End of Contract: Approximately 6 months after boarding (September 2020
Leads Starting at $1,200.00 USD Weekly, Ensemble Starting at $900.00 USD Weekly
Location: Norwegian Encore - Eastern Caribbean and Bermuda
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED IF POSSIBLE, PLEASE SUBMIT ACTOR'S ONLINE DEMO CLIPS ALONG WITH EACH ACTOR SUBMISSION.
ALL characters in KINKY BOOTS should be able to execute Northampton/British accents.
SELECT CAST MEMBERS WILL ALSO HAVE ROLES IN PROHIBITION THE MUSICAL.
[LOLA/SIMON] Male, early 30’s, African-American, 5’10” or taller. An emotionally and physically challenging role requires the body of a boxer, with the soul of a Diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Sings to a Bb. Lola dances in very high heels and so must move well. This role calls for a STAR. This is the Tony Award Winning role originated by actor Billy Porter. ALSO SEEKING UNDERSTUDIES
[ANGELS] Males, 20s – 30s, any ethnicity, 5’8” or taller. These are the six drag performers who populate THE BLUE ANGEL NIGHTCLUB. They need to be versatile, but also terrific dancers, singers and actors. This ain’t a job for no wall-flowers. Tumbling, acro and tricks a plus. Will be required to dance in heels. May cover principal roles. May cover principal roles. Especially seeking strong tenors and tumblers. Select Angels may also have a role or cover in ‘Prohibition the Musical’.
[MALE SWINGS] Males, 20s – early 30s, To cover the onstage ensemble factory workers, the featured ensemble roles of the ANGELS, and possibly principal roles. Must be terrific dancers, singers and actors. Select ensemble members may also have a role or cover in ‘Prohibition the Musical’
*Please note: There will NOT be a female dance call for KINKY BOOTS. Women may submit their headshot and resume, as well as any relevant video or audio clips to: firstname.lastname@example.org.