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NEW YORK

DANCER/ SINGER

January 13, 2020

Ripley Grier Studio
520 8th Ave – 16th Floor
New York, NY 10018
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Audition Conducted By: Brian Baez, Theatrical Casting Specialist NCLH
Musical Director: Liz Muller
Director: Holly-Anne Palmer

PROHIBITION sizzles at Miss Lulu’s infamous New Orleans Storyville speakeasy, Mahogany Hall, on January 16, 1919, the last night that alcohol is legal in the United States. Come be regaled with tales of underground bootleggers; dance the night away with Miss Lulu’s girls, and sing your heart out as you toast to “the end of the world” with six delectable cocktails

PREPARATION

All candidates must first take part in the dance call. Should the creative team ask you to sing, please prepare one 16 bar cut of your own personal selection that shows character, and have sheet music in the correct key. Please also prepare our audition cut of Ain’t Misbehavin’ linked below. Additional callbacks will be held at a later date.
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ 

CONTRACT DETAILS

Ensemble Starting at $850.00 USD Weekly / Leads Starting at $1,100.00 USD Weekly

AUDITION ROLE BREAKDOWNS

MADAM LULU WHITE

(Female, African American, Mezzo Soprano, Triple Threat, 20s-40s) – Must be confident with comedic text, audience interaction and improvisation. Sassy, sultry and hilarious, Madam Lulu White is the proprietor of Mahogany Hall and a staple of the Storyville entertainment scene. Known throughout the country for her larger than life productions and ability to keep a secret, she’s the host of the evening and runs the classiest illegal joint in New Orleans. [Lead]

MR. MAC

(Female, All Ethnicities. Alto, Triple Threat, 20s-30s) – Must be confident with comedic text and audience interaction. A Storyville “Renaissance man” with a hearty laugh and a dark past, Mr. Mac is the heartbeat of Mahogany Hall. [Ensemble]

FLEUR DE LIS

(Female, All Ethnicities. Soprano, must also have a strong belt, Triple Threat, 20s-30s)– Comedic role, strong dancer. One of her numbers, Tiptoe Through The Tulips is a light, is a legit soprano early 1920s song, whereas her two other numbers, I Wanna Be Bad and I Wanna Be Loved By You are belted. She’s a dominatrix who is studying to be a nurse by day and is in the business of breaking hearts by night. [Ensemble]

BESSIE BOURBON

(Female, African American, Mezzo Soprano, Triple Threat, 20s-30s) – This role will also cover Lulu White. Comedic role, strong dancer, must be body confident. Bessie sings one of the productions showstoppers, Ain’t Misbehavin’ as a burlesque tease. [Ensemble]

IMOGEN

(Female, All Ethnicities, Soprano, 20s-30s) – Comedic Role, Strong Dancer. Fresh off the boat from France, Imogen has come to New Orleans to escape the political unrest of Europe. What she lacks in grasp of the English language she makes up for in sensuality. [Ensemble]

LE CYGNE

(Female, All Ethnicities, Mezzo-Soprano, 20s-30) – Dancer. Must be able to dance a solo number en pointe. The French silken swan of New Orleans. She speaks through her movement verses English. [Ensemble]

Must be 18 years old to apply.