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NEW YORK

DANCERS & MUSICAL THEATRE VOCALISTS

August 2 & 3, 2021

*By appointment only
Vocalists by Appointment: August 2, 2021
Dancers by Appointments: August 3, 2021 

Norwegian Creative Studios is currently accepting appointment requests for the upcoming NYC audition on August 2nd and 3rd. If represented by an agent, please have your agent submit you on Breakdown Services. Unrepresented talent, please send your headshot, resume, and performance reels to: Auditions@norwegiancreativestudios.com  Subject Line must read: AFTER MIDNIGHT (Insert Vocalist or Dancer) - (Insert name).

Audition appointment invitations will be sent starting July 27, 2021.

Select vocalists will be asked to return at a later date for vocal callbacks.

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

SEEKING

HOST 

20’s to 45, 5’10 – 6’3 African American male vocalist, second tenor to G, a sexy, charismatic, leading man; must take us on a journey through the physical and vocal world of the performers of After Midnight; strong actor and terrific singer with jazz skills; played by Dulé Hill on Broadway. [Lead]

QUARTET LEADER 

30’s to 50’s, 5’6 – 6’2 African American male vocalist tenor to an A, comedic, charismatic man; must have solid movement skills, be great with jazz harmony and have a strong sense of blend; played by Everett Bradley on Broadway. [Ensemble]

QUARTET 2/3 

20’s to 40’s, 5’6 – 6’2 African American male vocalists. falsetto to D; must have solid movement skills, be great with jazz harmony and have a strong sense of blend. [Ensemble] 

QUARTET BASS

20’s to 40’s, 5’6 – 6’2 African American male vocalist, bass baritone to low D; must have solid movement skills, be great with jazz harmony and have a strong sense of blend. [Ensemble] 

TRIO/CREOLE 

20s to 35, 5’2 – 5’9 African American female vocalist, mezzo soprano low Ab to high Bb, strong understanding of jazz music and technique. Must be able to blend well in a trio, as well as be able to give a knock out solo performance. Looking for ladies with lots of personality and spunk. Played by Carmen Ruby Floyd on Broadway (solo is "Creole Love Song"). [Ensemble] 

TRIO/BLUES WOMEN

 20s to 35, 5’2 – 5’9 African American female vocalists, alto/mezzo soprano, low F to belted Bb or C, mix/soprano to an F; must have a strong understanding of jazz music and technique. Must be able to blend well in a trio, as well as be able to give a knock out solo performances. Looking for ladies with lots of personality and spunk, with the ad-lib comedic improvisational style of Alberta Hunter, Pearl Bailey and Ethel Waters. Solos are “Women Be Wise” and “Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night.” These women fill the (combined) tracks played by Adriane Lenox, Rosena M. Hill Jackson and Bryonha Marie Parham on Broadway. [Ensemble] 

TAP SISTER 

18 to 35, 5’2 – 5’9 African American 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 

18 to 35, 5’9 – 6’2 African American 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 African American 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 African American 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. [Ensemble] 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE DANCERS 

18 to 30’s, 5’2 – 5’9 African American female dancers with 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 or older to apply.