Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Saint Paul, MN

CATEGORY

Performer

TITLE

In The Heights – NYC Open Call

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: Open Call

CONTRACT
COST
$970/week

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: James A. Rocco
Casting Director: Reid Harmsen

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals begin on or around August 18, 2017
First Preview September 12, 2017
Opening September 15,2017
Closing September 24, 2017

OTHER
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An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
Triple threat performers for IN THE HEIGHTS


BREAKDOWN

[USNAVI]
owner of the De La Vega Bodega. Our hip-hop narrator. A charismatic and energetic son of immigrants (now passed on) who dreams of making enough money to go back home to the Dominican Republic, all the while….his heart has a wonderful ride on his sleeve. Must both sing and rap well.

[NINA]
daughter of Puerto Rican Parents. Intelligent….well, book-smart. Would conquer the world if she knew how, but she’s hard on herself. She’s learning what to hang on to and what to let go of. Strong high belter with strong mix.

[VANESSA]
daughter of Puerto Rican Parents. Intelligent….well, book-smart. Would conquer the world if she knew how, but she’s hard on herself. She’s learning what to hang on to and what to let go of. Strong high belter with strong mix.

[BENNY]
African American. Taxi stand employee/aspiring businessman, pleased that Nina has returned home. He’s at home on any street in NY, funny and full of personality; great singer with a feel for pop/hip-hop style.

SONNY]
Usnavi’s cousin. overly streetwise, a goofy genius, funny and easily excitable. His passion makes you smile. A tenor that can rap well.

[KEVIN]
hails from Puerto Rico. Nina’s Father and Owner of Rosario’s Car Service. Aggressively self protecting businessman/ proud overprotective father combo. Tradition is what has gotten this leader of the family this far, so that’s how it should stay. Extremely hardworking and proud. Strong Baritone.

[CAMILLA]
supporting role; hails from Puerto Rico. Nina’s Mother and co-owner of Rosario’s car service. Strong and loyal to her family and it’s traditions, yet able to evolve while the world changes fast around her. Strong Singer, probably a mezzo.

[ABUELA CLAUDIA]
supporting role; raised Usnavi, but not actually his grandmother by blood. In fact, she has this relationship with everyone on the block. Gives so much love to all, that you know she deserves the best future possible. Must sing well.

[DANIELA]
supporting role; owner of Daniela’s Salon. Loud and Proud and moving on. Has fought a good fight to make her version of the American Dream work. Loves her Latina roots and everything that comes with that. Strong Alto.

[CARLA]
supporting role; works at the Salon. Young. Feels things deeply for all situations… whether she’s deep or not is still in question. Regardless, you always want her at the party. Strong mix/belter. Has a lyric where she describes her self as Chile-Dominican-Rican, but she always says she’s from Queens.

[GRAFFITI PETE]
supporting role; an Artist. Respects this giant city -that he makes a better place by being in it. Man of few words, but great actions. Could be any ethnicity, but must feel like Washington Heights is where he wants to always call home. Needs to dance well, and sing/rap.

[PIRAGUA]
supporting role; Latin self-employed piraqua man in this neighborhood. He’s as fun as he is funny. He adds even more color to this large non traditional family. Tenor.

Union

Open Call

Where

Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

WHEN
Monday, May 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sign-in 9am to 10am

WHAT TO PREPARE

Prepare a short musical theatre piece in the style of the show. Bring your book in case you are asked to sing more.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult



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