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Jersey Boys Open Casting Call September 16, 17 in Boston

Open Casting Call
Boston
JERSEY BOYS, the smash Broadway hit and winner of the 2006 TONY Award, is seeking future replacements for all companies including the Broadway, Chicago, Las Vegas, and National Touring companies.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
SEPTEMBER 16th and 17th 2009

BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
CALDERWOOD PAVILION
527 TREMONT
BOSTON, MA 02116
(between Berkeley and Clarendon)

EQUITY AND NON-EQUITY ACTORS, MEN AND WOMEN,
ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND!

SIGN UP WILL BEGIN AT 9:00 AM
AUDITIONS WILL BE 10AM-5PM

Please prepare a Rock’N’Roll song and bring sheet music.
An accompanist will be provided.
Please bring a picture and resume stapled together.

*Note for Male Singers: Bring your guitar if you play well.

Character descriptions/breakdown:

From the mean streets of Jersey to American Bandstand, this is the thrilling story of how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became the biggest doo-wop sensation of all time: The Four Seasons. Using their legendary music, two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff brings to life the exciting early days of rock-and-roll, and the price of fame for four guys who had nothing – and everything – to lose. Produced by Dodger Theatricals and directed by Des McAnuff, with a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe, JERSEY BOYS was originally produced at the La Jolla Playhouse.

For future replacements in all companies we are seeking:

[FRANKIE] 20s-early 30s. Must be 5’9” or shorter. Must have a strong tenor with sweet and strong falsetto and be able to sing in the style of Frankie Valli. Strong tenor to high A or Bb plus strong falsetto up to treble G. Charismatic and charming. Must be a very strong actor (comfortable with narrative text) and have a gritty side as well as a polished veneer. Must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Leading role.

[BOB] 20s-early 30s. Preferably tall. Strong tenor/baritenor voice. Must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Also needs to be comfortable with narrative text. Ability to play piano a plus, but not necessary. An intelligent, sensitive, and introspective musical prodigy. Leading role.

[TOMMY] 30s. Strong tenor/baritenor voice. Must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Also needs to be comfortable with narrative text. Ability to play guitar a very strong plus. A natural-born leader with an appealing, bad-boy quality. Leading role.

[NICKY] 30s. Strong bass/baritone voice. Must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies. Also needs to be comfortable with narrative text. Ability to play bass a plus, but not necessary. A quiet dreamer who longs for life after The Four Seasons. Leading role.

[GYP DECARLO] 45-65. Tough, mafioso type. Must be a good actor and strong singer. Ability to play guitar a plus, but not required. Supporting role.

[BOB CREWE] 35-45. Intelligent and flamboyant – genius music producer and lyricist. An integral part of creating the magic of the Four Seasons. Supporting role.

[JOE PESCI] 20s-early 30s. Must be 5’9” or shorter. Young, energetic. Must be a good actor and a strong singer. Ability to play guitar a plus, but not required. Ensemble role. May understudy ‘Frankie Valli.’ Featured ensemble role.

[MARY] 20s-30s. Frankie’s wife; Tough, ‘Seen it All’, Italian, Jersey girl. She’s got a killer sense of humor. Actor also plays a variety of other roles, including member of a 60s style girl group. Strong belt useful. Good Dancer. High straight tone soprano also useful but not required. Featured ensemble role.

[LORRAINE] – 20’s-30s. Frankie’s girlfriend; Educated, NOT from Jersey, a real career girl – young Diane Sawyer; Actor also plays a variety of other roles, including member of a 60s style girl group and tough-as-nails Jersey Girl. Strong high belt useful, belt to high F EXTREMELY useful. High, straight tone soprano also useful but not required. Good Dancer. Featured ensemble role.

[FRANCINE] 20s-30s. Frankie’s daughter; Named for, doted on and deeply loved by Frankie. She’s a Jersey girl – vulnerable, lost and acts out to make up for lack of attention from her Dad. Actor also plays a variety of other roles including member of a 60s style girl group and a tough-as-nails Jersey Girl. Strong, high belt useful. Belt to high F EXTREMELY useful, high straight tone soprano also useful but not required. Good Dancer. Featured ensemble role.

[BARRY & others] 20s-30s. CHARACTER IS NON-CAUCASIAN; Strong character actor/singer/dancer (urban, hip-hop, et al.) to play various roles (DJ, cops, music executives, producers, etc) Must have voice of steel, tenor belt up to A, then strong and edgy falsetto up to G-above-high-C. Featured ensemble role.

[THREE MEN] 20s-40s. Strong actor/singers to play various roles (friends, producers, etc). One track requires a baritone or baritenor voice down to a strong low G. A second track includes playing guitar. And a third track includes playing drums or possibly both guitar AND drums. Featured ensemble roles.

PROJECT: “JERSEY BOYS”

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: THEATER AUDITIONS

LOCATION: BOSTON, MA

CONTACT: 527 TREMONT, BOSTON, MA 02116

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