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New York, NY Casting Calls: “Billy Elliot” Auditions

Project: “Billy Elliot”
Location: NYC
Equity Principal Auditions / Adult Roles:

Now Casting/Open Auditions:

Seeking, for the original company of the SETA touring production (all roles are available):

Note: All characters have a Northern or Geordie (northeastern England) accent.

MRS. WILKINSON
30s-40s. Billy’s dancing teacher. Great energy, drive, determination, warmth and compassion. Doesn’t suffer fools gladly. Excellent singing voice. Good comedic skills. Must be able to tap, and be a strong mover/dancer.

DAD
40s. Billy’s dad. Geordie miner. Working class. Single parent. Narrow-minded. Tries to do the best for his family. At the end of his tether. Feels sorry for himself. Role for a leading actor; needs to be able to sing.

GRANDMA
Character is 50s-70s. Actress must be able to sing. Good dance or movement skills; tap, if possible. Good comedy skills required. Role for a character actress.

TONY
20s. Billy’s brother. Geordie miner. Outspoken. Loud, macho, up for a fight. Excellent singing voice.

GEORGE
Late 30s–50s. Billy’s boxing teacher. Geordie miner. Friend of Dad’s. Spokesman of the miners. Community-spirited. Working class. Excellent comedy skills. Singing not essential and no tap required.

Casting Director’s statement: “Actors of all races and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to attend this call.”
Note from Equity: This audition is for adult principals only. Casting for children’s roles is supervised by a different casting firm.

EQUITY PRINCIPAL AUDITIONS / ADULT ROLES:

DATE:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011
10 AM – 5:30 PM BOTH DAYS
LUNCH FROM 1:30 – 2.

LOCATION:
PEARL STUDIOS
500 EIGHTH AVE
12TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10001

PLEASE PREPARE A BRIEF, CONTEMPORARY POP SONG. BRING SHEET MUSIC IN THE CORRECT KEY; ACCOMPANIST IS PROVIDED, BUT MAY NOT TRANSPOSE.
PLEASE BRING A PICTURE & RESUME, STAPLED BACK-TO-BACK.

“Billy Elliot”
Equity Principal Auditions / Adult Roles
Short Engagement Touring Agreement (SETA) $741/week minimum
Producers: NETworks Presentations, LLC & Nina Lannan Associates
1st reh (adults): 9/26/11 (in NYC). 1st tour perf: 11/1/11 (in St. Louis, MO).
Based on the award-winning film.

Casting Calls Categories: Theater Casting Calls / Musical Casting Calls / Paid Roles Casting Calls / Union Casting Calls
Audition Date: 9/1, 9/2
Project: “Billy Elliot”
Location: NYC
Contact: 500 Eighth Ave, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10001

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