Non-Union Singers Needed, ‘Kinky Boots’ National Tour

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An open call has gone out seeking singers for the Non-Equity National Tour of Kinky Boots. Based on the 2005 British film Kinky Boots, which was inspired by true events, the musical tells the story of Charlie Price. Having inherited a shoe factory from his father, Charlie forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen Lola to produce a line of high-heeded boots and save the business. In the process, Charlie and Lola discover that they are not so different after all.

Producer: Troika Entertainment
Book: Harvey Fierstein
Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
Original Direction and Choreography:Jerry Mitchell
Direction Recreated by: D.B. Bonds
Choreography Recreated by: Rusty Mowry
Music Supervisor: TBA
Casting: Joy Dewing Casting

First rehearsal: August 22, 2017
Opening: September 18, 2017
Contracted through: May 13, 2018

Performance Salary: $450/week minimum + per diem, housing, travel, and health insurance.

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME SLOT HERE.  Sign-ups will open on Thursday, May 18 at 12:00pm. NO UNOFFICIAL LISTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot to check-in.  If all slots are filled, please arrive at 9am on the day of the audition and sign up on the provided alternate list. ALTERNATES WILL BE SEEN as long as time permits.

This is an open call.

Time & Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017  ~and~  Thursday, June 1, 2017  10:00am

Where:  Ripley-Grier Studios 520 8th Avenue  16th Floor
New York, NY 10018

SEEKING:

  • [CHARLIE PRICE] Male, late 20s – early 30s, Caucasian. Just out of university, a really nice guy who has no clue what to do with the rest of his life. He’s handsome, lovable, but there’s a temper right under the skin. Henpecked by his girlfriend and a little lost.  Must have a great rock belt.
  • [LOLA/SIMON]  Male, early 30’s, African-American. 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. Lola dances in very high heels and so has to move well.  This role calls for a STAR. This is the Tony Award Winning role originated by actor Billy Porter.
  • [LAUREN] Female, 20s, Caucasian. Beautiful working class girl, who is funny, smart, practical and focused, but has had bad luck with men. Must have a pop voice with belt and comedic chops.
  • [NICOLA] Female, 20s, Caucasian. Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Steel willed, she is driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice.
  • [DON] Male, 30s – 40s, Caucasian. Lola’s nemesis.  Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker.
  • [GEORGE] Male, 40s-50s, Caucasian. Factory manager keeping up traditions.  Reserved.
  • [PAT] Female, 30s, any ethnicity. Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola’s love interest.
  • [TRISH] Female, 40s, any ethnicity. Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over.
  • [ANGELS] Males, 20s – 30s, any ethnicity. 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.
  • [MALE ENSEMBLE] Males, 20s – 40s, any ethnicity. All must at least move well and have great pop voices. To appear in the ensemble and play various roles, including:
  • [HARRY] Male, 20s – 30s, any ethnicity. A contemporary of Charlie’s but his opposite. Harry is successful, self aware and confident. Also plays a delivery man, factory worker, photographer, etc. Must have a good voice. May understudy CHARLIE.
  • [MISTER PRICE] Male, 50s, Caucasian. Charlie’s father and owner of the shoe factory in the opening and closing sequences. Also plays a pub patron, factory worker, etc. for the rest of the show. Must have a good voice.
  • [RICHARD BAILEY] Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity. Nicola’s boss. An overtly attractive and successful man. A real threat to Charlie. One of the hooligans, factory workers, etc.  Must have a good voice.  May cover principal roles. May understudy CHARLIE.
  • [SIMON SR] Male to play 40s-50s, African-American. Lola’s father. An unforgiving tower of anger. He works in the opening, and two scenes in act two. Otherwise he will play the homeless man, a factory worker, etc. Must have a good voice.  May cover principal roles.
  • [FEMALE ENSEMBLE] Females, 20s – 40s, any ethnicity. To appear in the ensemble and play various roles (factory workers, photographers, etc.) Will cover principal and featured ensemble roles. All must at least move well and have great pop voices. Must have a great pop voice with a strong pop soprano belt up to F#.
  • [MALE SWINGS] Males, 20s – early 30s, any ethnicity. 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. These are offstage tracks.
  • [FEMALE SWINGS] Females, 20s-40s, any ethnicity. To cover the onstage ensemble and principal roles. Must move well with a strong pop voice and soprano belt up to F#.

Please prepare a pop/rock/R&B song that is NOT WRITTEN FOR A MUSICAL. You can find the cast recording on Spotify, Apple Music, etc. Please familiarize yourself with it and sing something in the style of the show. ABSOLUTELY NO MUSICAL THEATRE. Please have sheet music in the correct key. Bring your book and an up-to-date headshot and resume.

 

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