Open Call for RENT 20th Anniversary Non-Union National Tour

open call for rent national tour


Open Call seeking non-equity Male Singers to work as immediate replacement ensemble members of the cast of RENT  20th Anniversary Non-Union National Tour.

Producer: Work Light Productions LLC
Composer/Lyricist: Jonathan Larson
Book: Jonathan Larson
Original Direction by: Michael Greif
Choreographer: Marlies Yearby
Music Supervisor: Tim Weil
Casting: Wojcik|Seay CastingFirst Rehearsal: o/a Jan 2, 2018
Opening: TBD
Tour currently scheduled through June 2019

RENT is a rock opera set in New York’s Lower East Side “amid poverty, homelessness, spunky gay life, drag queens and punk” in the shadow of AIDS in the late 80s/early 90s. We are seeking raw, quirky, interesting rock singers who can channel both punk rock rage and open-hearted Bohemian love.


*[COLLINS] African-American, male, mid 20s to mid 30s. Low baritone, bluesy, gravelly voice. Philosopher, teacher, anarchist, AIDS activist. Sing a HUGE emotional gospel style ballad.

*[MALE SWINGS] All ethnicities, all genders, 20s to 30s. Must be great pop/rock singers and actors to play various characters throughout the show, including homeless people on the Lower East Side and parents of Mark, Roger, Mimi, Joanne, etc. Must move well. Seeking quirky, offbeat, interesting people of all types. Will cover the following principal roles:

**[ROGER] Any ethnicity, male, 20s to early 30s. Rock & Roll grunge voice, like Eddie Vedder or Kurt Cobain. Leader of a rock band. He is able to project raw pain with charisma. Playing guitar a plus. Strong tenor.

**[BENNY] Any ethnicity, male, 20s to early 30s. Baritone/second tenor, can handle pop ballads. A striver, up from the projects to the Ivy League, wants to be the next Quincy Jones. Slick and cocky, a smooth operator.


Time & Date:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017  10:00am (Sign-ups will begin at 9:00am)

Where:  Pearl Studios  500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor, Studio 414 (Holding)
New York, NY 10018

Please prepare 16 bars of a pop/rock, soul, or R&B/gospel song that reflects the style of the show and the style in which that character sings. (Example: Roger—90s grunge rock; Mark – 90s alt-pop; Mimi – Rock or R&B; Collins—gospel ballad; Maureen—Blue-eyed Soul). ABSOLUTELY NO MUSICAL THEATRE (songs written for a musical). Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key—an accompanist will be provided.  Bring a headshot and resume stapled together. TYPING MAY OCCUR.



Source: Playbill

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