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Event Series Event Series: Dreamgirls Auditions

Dreamgirls Auditions

January 30 @ 7:00 pm

AUDITION INFORMATION

Seeking actors, singers and singing dancers of all ethnicities. All principal characters are African American. Please prepare a ‘Motown inspired’ pop or rock and roll song of the 60’s, 70’s or 80’s. Bing sheet music, audition accompanist will be provided.

Sign up for an in person audition on January 29-30. Bring a recent resume and headshot (optional). Callbacks will be held on January 31. Be prepared to read and move during callbacks.

 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D48AFAA2AA1FA7-47030793-dreamgirls

CHARACTERS

EFFIE WHITE – African American Female – 20’s-30’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 – 20’s – 30’s. Becomes the lead singer of “The Dreams.” Marries Curtis but leaves him when she finds out about his illegal activities, and wants to become an actress. Beautiful. More of a commercial pop vocal. Mezzo Soprano. Principal role.

LORRELL ROBINSON – African American Female – 20’s-30’s. The softer of the three “Dreams” Tries to keep the peace. Starts a relationship with Jimmy. Soprano. Principal role.

CURTIS TAYLOR JR – African American Male – 30’s- 40’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. Tenor. Principal role.

JIMMY ‘THUNDER’ EARLY – African American Male – 30’s- 40’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. Tenor. Principal role.

C.C WHITE – African American Male – 20’s- 30s’s. Effie’s brother. A songwriter. Principal role. High Baritone.

MARTY MADISON – African American Male – Late 30’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. Baritone. Principal role.

MICHELE MORRIS – African American woman, 18-20’s. Effie’s replacement in the dreams. A dynamic singer who fulfills Curtis’ aesthetic image for the Dreams and subsequently replaces Effie in the group. Mezzo soprano.

ENSEMBLE – Various ages and genders, for singers and singing dancers of all ethnicities. Must be strong singers and move well. All ensemble members should possess unique and vivid personalities and have the ability to play a wide variety of characters.

Production Dates: Apr. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21

Directed by Elizabeth Moose
Deena, Effie, and Lorrell, a young, black female singing trio, get their big break in the 1960’s at an
amateur competition and are hired to be backup singers for a successful artist. Things get complicated when their agent decides to make Deena, not Effie, the star. This vibrant musical was inspired by the rise of the Supremes and recounts the often manipulative practices in the world of professional music.

Book and Lyrics by Music by Tom Eyen Henry Krieger

Details

Date:
January 30
Time:
7:00 pm
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Organizer

Theatre Denton

Venue

Theatre Denton Annex
2201 S Interstate 35E
Denton, 76205
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