By Tom Eyen and Henry Krieger
Directed by Anthony Stockard
Co-Produced by Virginia Stage Company and
Norfolk State University Theatre Company
Auditions with Director, Anthony Stockard
Tuesday, February 8 5:00p-8:00p
Wednesday, February 9 5:00p-8:00p
Callback for Dance Call:
Thursday, February 10 6:00p-8:00p
COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
You must remain masked at all times while in the building until you are instructed to remove it briefly for your audition.
All participants must be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will have to be provided to the Virginia Stage Company prior to accepting any position in this production.
NON-EQUITY ACTORS – 1st Rehearsal is Tuesday, February 22, 2022
EQUITY ACTORS – 1st Rehearsal is Tuesday, March 22, 2022
April 13 through May 1, 2022
Please prepare a ‘Motown inspired’ pop or rock and roll song of the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s. An aux cord and an accompanist will be provided.
Seeking actors, singers and singing dancers of all ethnicities.
All principal characters are African American.
EFFIE WHITE – African American Female – 18- late 20’s. Lead singer of ‘The Dreamettes’. Later she gets fired from the group when Deena gets given the lead. Headstrong, sassy, temperamental, a diva. Powerful gospel singer required with brilliant belt. Principal role.
DEENA JONES – African American Female – 18- late 20’s. Becomes the lead singer of “The Dreams.” Marries Curtis but leaves him when she finds out about his illegal activities. Wants to become an actress. Beautiful. More of a commercial pop vocal. Principal role.
LORRELL ROBINSON – African American Female – 18- late 20’s. The softer of the three “Dreams” Tries to keep the peace. Starts a relationship with Jimmy. Principal role.
CURTIS TAYLOR JR – African American Male – early 30’s. A used car salesman who talks himself into becoming ‘The Dreamettes’ Manager. Later becomes Jimmy’s Manager too. Resorts to payola, bribing DJ’s to play his clients music. Dates Effie but eventually marries Deena. Con man, forceful, a cheat, determined. Principal role.
JIMMY ‘THUNDER’ EARLY – African American Male – late 30’s. A popular RnB star who, over time, loses his fame. Married but has an affair with Lorrell. An outrageous ‘star’ performer. High energy, chaotic. Principal role.
C.C WHITE – African American Male – 18- late 20’s. Effie’s brother. A songwriter. Principal role.
MARTY – African American Male – Late 40’s-50’s. Jimmy’s Manager. Quits as Jimmy’s Manager when Curtis starts to take over. Later becomes Effie’s Manager and teaches her to rebuild her confidence. Principal role.
NON-SINGING ACTORS – African American Men – Various ages, appear in the ensemble.
ENSEMBLE – Various ages and genders, for singers and singing dancers of all ethnicities.
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