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Dallas, TX Casting Calls: “Blast From The Past” Auditions

Announcing a new Dallas Theater!
Blast From The Past Productions
Presented in association with FAIR PARK and The City of Dallas
Non-Equity

WINTER SHOW – AUDITIONS:

BLAST FROM THE PAST – SEXY SIXTIES EDITION is a very fast-paced, ironic, wickedly satirical take on America’s pop culture and social mores of “1967 – The Summer of Luv” – the fab days of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, free love and peace signs. A nostalgic – retro – costume – singalong – dance party where the audience dig out their love beads and role-play that they are attending a sexy, swinging 1967 Love-In Happening! What a gas!

During intermissions, the audience can dance as we play the groovy rock and roll classic hits of the 1960’s incl. the music of The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, The Mamas & The Papas, Donavon, Sonny & Cher, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Petula Clark, The Beach Boys, The Turtles, Buffalo Springfield, The Rolling Stones and many more.

Psychedelic!

Written and Directed by Bobby Banks

COMEDIC ACTORS NEEDED:
Need comic actors in the mode of MAD TV and SCTV. Being a parody and an SNL-type farce, the characters have to be filled with energy and be larger than life. The audience find themselves surrounded by characters reminiscent of Andy Worhal, a totally stoned pregnant Hippie chick from San Francisco, a clueless yet gung-ho Vietnam soldier, an angry Black Panther/Anti-War radical, an uptight feminist, and a sexist over-the-hill Frank Sinatra-type cop.

DANCERS NEEDED:
Since the entire show takes place at a 1967 Love-In Happening, some characters will social dance ala 1960’s style… in character… between acts of the play plus there will be one choreographed dance number for a group of selected characters during Act II. Actors will be taught period dances [The Pony, The Hitch-hiker, The Jerk, The Swim, The Skate, The Watusi, The Limbo, etc.] but must already move well and with abandon.

ROLES AVAILABLE — ALL NEED A GREAT SENSE OF COMIC TIMING:

LT. FRANCIS ALBERT – Male. Caucasian. Age – late 30’s to Middle-Aged

• An aging Frank Sinatra impression. A cop – an over-the-hill/past his prime, 50’s style swinger – ring-a-ding ding, scooby-dooby doo… totally clueless about these kids today with the hair and the beads. What’s with this “tune in-drop out” crap?! Steve, Edie – get the car. [You Tube the SNL Phil Hartmann impression]

RANDY HORWAL – Male. Caucasian. Age – open, but can pass for youthful

• Pretentious, mod “Pop Artist” with either a Cockney [Austin Powers] or Liverpool [Beatles] accent, who has an eye for any saucy bird in a mini-skirt. A hip new artist creating quite a stir in the art world, RANDY has achieved celebrity status by painting portraits of trendy objects such as Campbell Soup cans and bananas. NEED A DANCER WHO CAN DO COMEDY or a COMEDIAN WHO CAN DANCE

KATE ASHBURY – Attractive Female. Caucasian. Age – open, but can pass for youthful

• Once wanted to be a Beauty Pageant contestant-stewardess-teacher-secretary-nurse but gave it all up to become a flower child/Berkley Student/Grateful Dead groupie in San Francisco. She often speaks in Beatles lyrics as if they are pearls of wisdom.
NEED A DANCER WHO CAN DO COMEDY or a COMEDIAN WHO CAN DANCE

CASSIUS KAREEM ELIJAH “X” JR. – Male. African American. Age – open, but can pass for youthful

• Militant, radical, Berkley Anti-Vietnam War demonstrator. NEED A DANCER WHO CAN DO COMEDY or a COMEDIAN WHO CAN DANCE

JEFF BLYTHE – Male. Caucasian. Age – open, but can pass for youthful

• A conservative yet somewhat naive and dim-witted student from Arkansas who believes in the American policy in Vietnam and is scheduled to report for duty in one week.

PRODUCTION DATES:
Public Shows will start on a Saturday only basis. Additional performances may be scheduled.
November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, December 18, January 8, January 15, January 22, January 29 .
Fair Park, Dallas, Texas.

EVENING REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 [these may change and are flexible]
Rehearsal Location to be announced

Money?
Non-Equity stipend pays $585 for the run

AUDITIONS:

S.T.A.G.E.
1106 Lupo Drive
Dallas, TX 75207

From I-35 headed North or South take the Inwood exit. Once you’ve exited, head south on Inwood (turn right if going south on I-35, turn left if going north on I-35). Once on Inwood, cross Irving Blvd. and take a left at the next stoplight which is Lupo Dr. We are about a block and a half up on the right on Lupo. The exact address is 1106 Lupo Dr. Dallas, TX 75207.

If lost, call S.T.A.G.E. @ 214-630-7722

AUDITION DATE;
Saturday October 16
10:30 AM-3:30 PM

[If you can’t make this date… email me and we’ll work something out]

IMPORTANT: Auditioners need to plan to stay at least an hour

(1) All will initially read from the script for about 1 to 2 minutes. If you want to read for more than 1 part, we’ll give you 30 seconds per part.

(2) Then we will have an elimination announcement and some of you will leave us.

(3) The remaining auditioners will be paired together in various combinations and more extensive scenes will be read from the script. Some characters might then be asked to dance to any modern rock/pop song they like to dance to [bring your own CD]

(4) Some may be asked to come back later for Call-backs [TBA].

Audition sides available via the submission form below.

AUDITION APPOINTMENTS:

We are now accepting headshots, reels, and resumes of comedic actors and dancers

To make an audition appointment, contact the Playwrite/Director via the submission form below.

AUDITION DATE: OCTOBER 16, 2010

CASTING CALL CATEGORY: THEATER CASTING CALLS / NON-UNION CASTING CALLS / PAID ROLES CASTING CALLS

LOCATION: DALLAS, TX

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