ELF - THE MUSICAL - NATâ��L TOUR
5/13-5/15– at Pearl Studios, 500 8th ave. (btw 36th and 35th st.) 12th floor, NYC.
NETworks is pleased to announce auditions for their 2013-2014 National Tour of ELF, The Musical. Exectutive Producer, NETWORKS, Kary Walker; Director, Sam Scalamoni; Choreographer, Connor Gallagher; Tour Musical Supervisor, John Mezzio; Music, Matthew Sklar; Lyrics by Chad Beguelin; Book by Bob Martin and Tom Meehan; Bob Cline, Casting.
Auditions will all be held at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave. St., 12th floor, NYC. First Rehearsal 10/14, open 11/12, closes beginning of January. This new musical is based on the 2003 New Line Cinema film of the same name.
We are seeking performers with strong legit Broadway voices; prepare a brief song selection, which shows off your voice and range. Good Comedic skills required. Singers should be prepared in case they are asked to come back for a movement call later in the day. For the dance call days Dancers should still bring a song selection, plus both jazz shoes or sneakers and character shoes. Bring sheet music. Pianist provided. You are welcome to sing from the show, but please have another appropriate selection with you. Bring picture & resume. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend this call. Almost all ensemble members must sing well enough to cover a principle role. All cast must at least move well.
We will be singing first on 5/13 and 5/14, and dancing first on 5/15. If you are interested, but unavailable for all of these audition dates, please mail Bob Cline a picture and resume and brief note of interest to Bob Cline Casting, 676A 9th ave., #160, NYC, NY 10036. We will be at Pearl Studios, 500 8th ave., All roles paid. Non-Equity performers only.
Monday, May 13th - 10:00am – Female performers interested in roles listed below
Tuesday, May 14th – 10:00 am - Male performers interested in roles listed below
Wednesday, May 15th – 10:00 am Female dancers interested in roles below, must sing well.
2:00 pm Male Dancers interested in roles listed below, must sing well.
[BUDDY] This role was made famous by Will Ferrell in the movie. Buddy is Caucasian, 30ish, male. Funny, and warm with an infectious personality. He has been raised as one of Santa's Elves and has the innocence of a child. He has outrageous enthusiasm for everything he sees and does but it is very genuine. We are seeking a comedian with great subtle timing and an amazing singing voice. Must be charming and extremely likable.
[JOVIE] This role was played by Zooey Deschanel in the movie. Female, to play Caucasian, 20s to 30s, warm, funny and comedic. A New Yorker that doesn’t have much Christmas spirit until meeting Buddy. Must have a great singing voice and be appealing and relatable and funny.
[WALTER] This role was played by James Caan in the movie. Walter is Caucasian, 50s, male. He is a upscale successful business man who has become cold and distant with his family until Buddy enters their life. He is a workaholic with little time left for enjoying life or appreciating simple things. Must have a great singing voice.
[EMILY] Female, to play Caucasian, age 40s, warm, amazing singing voice. A very New York, dry witted loving mother to Michael, and wife of Walter.
[MICHAEL] Male, to play Caucasian, 10 yrs old, funny, smart, amazing singing voice.
(SUPPORTING LEAD) POSSIBLY SEEKING ROLE AND STANDBY FOR ROLE.
[DEB] Female, any ethnicity, 30s to 40s, funny secretary, full of character and sharp wit, amazing singing voice.
[MR. GREENWAY] Male, any ethnicity, 50s, shrewd businessman, must have an amazing singing voice and great comic timing.
[SANTA] Male, to play Caucasian, 50s to 60s, jolly, warm, funny, good singing voice. Down to earth, a beer and pizza kind of Santa.
[STORE MANAGER] Male, non-white, 30s to 40s, funny, physically large, full of character, lots of attitude, sassy and spirited. Must be able to sing well and have great comic timing.
[COMEDIC FEMALE ENSEMBLE DANCER/SINGERS] Female, all ethnicities, to play 20s to early 30s, funny, attractive, smart, seeking very strong dancers with big personalities who sing very well. Dancers should have a strong sense of style. Women should bring heels and flats. Tapping is not required. singers who move should attend the singer call. Must be able to deliver various comedic bit parts throughout the show. Will possibly cover principal roles.
[COMEDIC MALE ENSEMBLE DANCER/SINGERS] Female, all ethnicities, to play 20s to late 40s, funny, smart, unique, seeking very strong dancers with big personalities who sing very well. Dancers should have a strong sense of style. Men should bring jazz shoes and sneakers. Tapping is not required. Singers who move should attend the singer call. Must be able to deliver various comedic bit parts throughout the show. Will possibly cover principal role.
MEMPHIS NAT'L TOUR - Non Equity
5/6 - at Pearl Studios, 519 8th ave (btw 36th and 35th st.) 12th floor, NYC
5/7 - at Pearl Studios, 500 8th ave. (btw 36th and 35th st.) 12th floor, NYC
NETworks is excited to announce auditions for their 2013-2014 National Tour of MEMPHIS, based on the Broadway production directed by Christopher Ashley and Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. Book by Joe DiPietro, Music by David Bryan, Lyrics by Joe DiPietro and David Bryan; Tour Director, Adam Arian; Tour Choreographer, Jermaine Rembert; Music Superisor, John Mezzio; Casting, Bob Cline.
Auditions will be held 5/6 and 5/7 at Pearl Studios, 519 (5/6) and 500 (5/7) 8th ave., 12th floor, NYC. First rehearsal 9/16, Open 10/15, Close 6/8.
MEMPHIS tells the fictional story of Huey Calhoun, one of the first white disc jockeys who dared to play rhythm & blues music for his white teenage listeners in the early 1950s. Please prepare a brief pop/rock/r&b song. Bring sheet musics. Pianist provided. You are welcome to sing from the show but please have another appropriate selection with you.
We will be singing first on 5/6 and dancing first on 5/7. Meaning: Dancers should still bring music to sing, and Singers should be prepared in case they are asked to come back and dance/move later in the day. Please bring both heels and flats. Bring picture and resume. Almost all ensemble members must sing well enough to cover a principle roll. If you are unable to audition and are still interested, please mail picture and resume to Bob Cline, 676A 9th ave. #160, NYC, NY 10036. Regarding: MEMPHIS.
All roles paid. Non-Equity performers only.
Mon., May 6– 9:00 am Male singers interested in roles listed below.
Mon., May 6– 1:00 pm Female singers interested in roles listed below.
Tues., May 7– 9:00 am Male dancers interested in roles listed below
Tues., May 7– 1:00 pm Male dancers interested in roles listed below.
HUEY – Male, Caucasian, 20s-30s; tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/r&b styles; he is our frenzied, bombastic, motor-mouthed hero who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local ‘white’ radio station. He ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a talented black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for Huey in segregated Memphis.
FELICIA – Female, African-American, 20s-30s; high r&b belt voice; Beautiful, wide-eyed, and a fiercely gifted singer, Felicia follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed.
DELRAY – Male, African-American, 30s-40s; bari-tenor with a great pop/rock/r&b voice; Delray is Felicia’s older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where she sings. He is realistic, cautious, protective, and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond.
GLADYS – Female, Caucasian, 40s – 60s; strong singer with alto-belt mix; excellent actor with comic skills; Huey’s stern, traditional blue-collar, southern mother; She has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, who she loves but about whom she constantly worries.
GATOR – Male, African-American, 20s-30s; great r&b bari-tenor; Gator works as a bartender at Delray’s – he hasn’t spoken since age 5, when he saw his father killed. As the story progresses, Gator finds his voice again. Must be an excellent actor and singer; comic timing a plus.
BOBBY – Male, African-American, 30s-40s; great gospel voice. Bobby is the janitor at Mr. Simmons’s radio station. Full of personality and heart. Needs an actor who is comfortable with physicality as he has a dance break in his show-stopping number “Big Love.” Comic skills a plus.
MR. SIMMONS – Male, Caucasian, 40s-60s; Great actor who is comfortable singing; Mr. Simmons is the conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start. The strong, southern, commanding business man becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command.
WAILIN JOE/BEALE STREET MALE SINGER/DANCER -
male, African-American, 20s-30s; excellent tenor voice. Wailin’ Joe sings "Scratch My Itch" featured in both Act 1 and Act 2. Must also dance very well. Covers the principal roles of DELRAY and BOBBY
ONE MAIN STREET MALE ACTOR/SINGER -
Late 20s - early 50s. Caucasion. To play Mr. Collins - department store owner, and Gordon Grant - Record company executive. Also in the ensemble. Dance ability a plus but not necessary
THREE BEALE STREET MALE DANCER/SINGERS -
20s - 30s. African American. Excellent cancers with great voices. Comic abilities and tumbling a plus
TWO MAIN STREET MALE DANCER/SINGERS / HUEY COVER -
Late teens - 30s. Caucasian. Excellent dancers with great voices. Comic ability and tumbling a plus. One of these will cover the lead role of "Huey"
FELICIA COVER/BEALE STREET FEMALE SINGER/DANCER -
Female, African American, 20s, Excellent High Belt voice and must be a good dancer. Covers the principal role of [FELICIA] – Female, African-American; high r&b belt voice; Beautiful, wide-eyed, and a fiercely gifted singer, Felicia follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing deep down that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in prejudiced Memphis is doomed
THREE FEMALE BEALE STREET DANCER/SINGERS -
African American 20s - 30s. Excellent dancers. Great Singers. Athletic and fierce. Comic ability and tumbling a plus. Double Dutch experience a plus
TWO FEMALE MAIN STREET DANCER/SINGERS -
Caucasian, late teens - 30s. Excellent dancers. Great Singers. Ability to play teenage to 30ish for different roles. Double Dutch experience a plus.
NETworks PRESENTATIONS SEEKING MUSICIANS - 2013-2014 Touring Season
NETworks Presentations, LLC is seeking musicians for its upcoming 2013-2014 touring season. Shows include: MEMPHIS, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and ELF THE MUSICAL. Open positions include REED (flute/oboe/English Horn/clarinet/bass clarinet/saxophones), TRUMPET, TROMBONE, FRENCH HORN, VIOLIN, CELLO, ACOUSTIC BASS, GUITAR (electric/acoustic), and DRUMS/PERCUSSION. Additionally, we are accepting Musical Director resumes at this time. All Musical Directors must be proficient on keyboard. Competitive salary based on experience, plus daily expense allowance and company provided transportation. To be considered you must submit all of the following: a resume, a current picture, and samples of your playing. Send materials to John Mezzio at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISTANT CONDUCTORS WANTED for NETworks' TOURS
NETworks Presentations, LLC is seeking Assistant Conductors for its upcoming 2013-2014 touring season. Shows include: MEMPHIS, Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and ELF THE MUSICAL. This 2nd keyboard chair utilizes NOTIONTM software. In addition to the performance responsibilities, the Assistant Conductor must also play piano for weekly rehearsals. This position is also the cover for the Conductor/Keys 1 chair. Competitive salary based on experience, plus daily expense allowance and company provided transportation. To be considered you must submit all of the following: a resume, a current picture, and samples of your playing. Send materials to John Mezzio at email@example.com
NETworks Presentations' Production Department is actively recruiting technicians to fill immediate openings and future positions for current and upcoming tours. NETworks tours shows both domestically and internationally. All technical positions are contracted with benefits through IATSE.
Resumes are being accepted for: Audio Engineers, Automation, Carpentry, Electrics, Hair & Make-up, Properties, Rigging & Fly, Stage Management (AEA & Non-AEA), Technical Directors (Head Carpenters), PAs, Video & Projections, and Wardrobe.
Please submit a cover letter and resume (PDF format) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.