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AUDITIONS FOR HAIR the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Casting Call Details:
AUDITIONS FOR HAIR the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Palace Theater, Waterbury, Connecticut

The Hair tribe consists of 20-25 male and female performers, minimum age 18 at the time of audition (photographic identification will be required). No maximum age but must be believable as characters aged 18 to 24. A wide ethnic diversity is strongly desired for this production (several specific roles require performers of color, but alternative casting is possible). While theatrical experience is helpful, it is not mandatory. (The original Broadway cast had a lot of first-timers).

Desired qualities:

* a strong singing voice

* ability to move well on stage: Hair is not a “dance” show but it is very physical and requires a lot of movement.

* an energetic and outgoing personality

* open minded approach to performance

* collaborative performance ethic

Lead Roles

Claude √ (male, tenor) A nice, young hippie who loves his hair, destined for the draft, and Berger’s best friend.

Berger √ (male, tenor) The leader of the tribe, an anarchist, loves his pot, and Claude’s best friend.

Woof √ (male, high baritone/tenor (a good falsetto is desired) Energetic, gay or bi (preference unclear), fun-loving, far-out, freaky.

Hud √ (black male, baritone) The “in-your-face” African-American tribe member, more into play than politics, but definitely aware.

Sheila √ (female, mezzo/belt) A street-smart student and social activist, but totally in love with Berger.

Jeannie √ (female, alto) Wise, sweet, creative, pregnant, a follower, but she also acts as the “greek chorus” of the tribe.

Chrissy √ (female, mezzo) A true flower child and street urchin who misses her former lover.

Dionne √ (black female, Motown belt) Sassy African-American girl, should be able to handle a strong Dianna Ross impersonation.

While these are the clearly identified characters, other members of the tribe play various supporting roles and characters including: parents, high school principals, police, soldiers, astronauts, Native American Indians, Aretha Franklin, Abe Lincoln, various singing trios and solo vocal lines throughout the show. There are solo lines for almost all tribe members.

The Audition

Please be prepared to sing a representative up-tempo song that shows off your voice. A piano accompanist will be provided (please bring your own sheet music), or you may provide a karaoke-style CD (no vocals on the CD, not even backing vocals, please).

Dance You will be asked to learn and repeat a short dance movement during the audition. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for moving and dancing.

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