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RALEIGH AUDITIONS FOR

Billy Elliot, The Musical 

Music by Elton John.
Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall.

2009 winner of 10 Tony Awards including: Best Musical, Best Choreography, Best Book and Lyrics of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical and Supporting Actor in a Musical; 2006 Olivier Award for Best Musical, Best Choreography and Best Actor in a Musical.  Based on the award-winning film.

Director:  Eric Woodall    Choreographer:  Adam Pelty   

Music Director/Conductor:  William Congdon    Artistic Director:  Casey Hushion

 

AUDITIONS: Saturday, September 27th and Sunday, September 28th by appointment.
To be considered for an appointment, please submit head shot and resume by September 17th to billyelliot@nctheatre.com
or by mail to North Carolina Theatre, Attn: Auditions, 1 East South Street, Raleigh NC 27601. 
Please list role(s) you are interested in and provide email address for contact.
Show Run:  February 10th – 14th, 2015.  Rehearsals vary by role and Equity/non-Equity status.*
We strongly encourage everyone auditioning to visit this Background on Billy Elliot link.

 

Seeking to cast the following adults and children (of all races and ethnic backgrounds):
All roles in Billy Elliot speak with a Geordie/Northern accent as the piece takes place in northern England. For the auditions, please attempt the accent.

MICHAEL: 10-13 years old. 5’ or under. No broken voice. Billy’s best friend. Tap dancer. Very strong actor/singer/dancer.
TONY: 20s. Billy’s brother. Miner. Excellent actor with a strong singing voice. Outspoken. Loud, macho, up for a fight. Supporting role.
GRANDMA: 50s - 70s. Actress must be able to sing. Good dance or movement skills. Good comedy skills required. Character actress. Supporting role.
DEBBIE: 9-12 years old. Max height 4’8”  - .  Some ballet experience. Strong acting role. Also dances with the Ballet Girls.
GEORGE: Billy’s Boxing teacher. Miner. Late 30’s – 50’s. Excellent comedy skills. Friend of Dad’s. Spokesman of the miners. Community spirited. Working class. Singing not essential and no tap required. Supporting role.
MR. BRAITWAITE/ENSEMBLE: 30’s-40’s. Dance school pianist and miner. Strong singer. Good comedy skills. Tap and dance skills essential. Character actor. Featured Ensemble role.
DEAD MUM/ENSEMBLE: 30’s Billy’s deceased Mom.  Strong singer. Warm, compassionate, sympathetic. Tap & dance a plus. Featured Ensemble role.
BIG DAVEY/ENSEMBLE: 40’s – 50 Very strong actor, good singer. Very tall or large man. Solid movement skills – tap a plus.  A working class leader of the union.  Featured Ensemble role.
MALE ENSEMBLE: 25-45.Excellent singing voices and ability to dance or move well. Good Tap skills essential. Character Men of all ages– older and younger.  Several men need to be physically big, burly, out of shape and possess great stamina. To play miners, officials, parents, friends, etc. Good minor roles and cameos to come from ensemble.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE:  25-40.  Excellent singing voices and ability to dance or move well. Good Tap skills essential.  Good minor roles and cameos to come from ensemble.
BALLET SCHOOL GIRLS: 8-13 years old. Under 5’2" with at least 4 years tap and ballet training.  All types and sizes are encouraged to audition. Will be casting 8 girls.
SMALL BOY:  6-10 years old. Max height 4’0”.  Acting role – singing and dancing experience a bonus. Featured Ensemble role.

PLEASE PREPARE:
A brief musical theatre song or pop song which best shows your personality and abilities.  Bring sheet music, in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. EVERYONE should bring comfortable clothes and shoes in case asked to come back and dance.
Dancers: Unless otherwise notified, ALL SHOULD BE PREPARED TO DANCE FIRST. Wear comfortable clothes and dance shoes. All dancers may be asked to sing.

*SCHEDULE:
Production schedule: Rehearsals for Ballet Girls and possibly some other non Equity roles will be held in December/January 2015. All local, non Equity performers will begin rehearsals and costume fittings on Friday, January 23rd.  All Equity and full company rehearsals begin Monday, January 26th.  Please visit this link for the tentative rehearsal/performance calendars (Equity, non-Equity) for reference.

Our Mission

Culture: Feed the spirit of local citizens by providing outstanding theatre productions, using the best regional and national talent available, while preserving the unique American art form of musical theatre.
Community: Fortify the cultural vitality of the region by offering broad access to live theatre, while strengthening economic growth in the region.
Citizenship: Foster the next generation of artists and leaders who will become future patrons of the arts through training, performance, and outreach programs.

Our Vision

The Vision of North Carolina Theatre is to preserve the unique American art form of musical theatre, to provide broad access to the arts and to entertain and engage diverse audiences.

Core Values

• Pursuit of artistic excellence and integrity of process.
• Care and attention to creating memorable patron experiences
• Fiscal transparency to uphold the trust of our donor community
• Belief in the power of the performing arts to transform lives and communities
• Commitment to theatre education across all ages
• Dedication to collaboration and community engagement

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