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Auditions for UCPAC's Sept. Musical

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Announcement date isn't until April 20th, but save the date for auditions for UCPAC's September musical starring #ICON2017 Winner Taye McQueen!!

Directed and Produced by Brian Remo and Jessica Foerst and Musically Directed by Bruce De La Cruz

Auditions: 4/30, 5/2 6:30-10:30
Call Backs 5/5 at 12 noon

Please prepare 16-32 bars of both a ballad and up-tempo selection.
Preferred genre is contemporary. Certain roles may be asked for a choreo audition at callbacks. An accompanist will be provided. Please have sheet music in a three-ring binder in the key you will be auditioning.

Rehearsals Schedule:
Music rehearsals throughout the month of July
Staging and run throughs 3 days a week in August
Tech week starts Sunday 9/2
6 Shows: 9/7,9/8,9/14,9/15 at 8pm; 9/9,9/16 at 2pm

Location:
UCPAC HAMILTON STAGE
360 Hamilton Street, RAHWAY

Character Descriptions

Principle Male 1 - Stage age: early to late twenties
Vocal Range: Tenor (C#3-G4)

An aspiring film‐maker who narrates the show as he films the lives of his friends. He never leaves home without a camera. He insists that he can survive the bleakness of his environment through his art. It soon becomes apparent, though, that he is more comfortable viewing the world through his lens than in actively engaging in it. He feels guilty that unlike his friends, he does not have HIV/AIDS. The actor playing this role must be a strong singer and actor. He dances the Tango, so good movement skills are also required.

Principle Male 2 - Stage Age: mid twenties to early thirties
Vocal Range: Tenor (B2-A4)

A once successful, now struggling musician who discovered he had HIV/AIDS in a note his girlfriend left him before she took her own life. His main goal in life is to write one great song before he dies, but he has not been able to play his guitar in a year, fearing that he has lost his creative energy. He falls in love but is too afraid to commit to her. He is often depressed and sullen, but he can be expressive and passionate at times. The actor playing this role must be a good actor and an excellent singer with a rock edge. Guitar skills are desired, but are not required.

Principle Male 3 - Stage Age: twenties to thirties
Vocal Range: Tenor (Eb3-F4)

Many consider him a yuppie sell‐out. While in the beginning he is caught up in the lifestyle of wealth and affluence, he ultimately realizes his friends are more important than what money can buy. The actor playing this role must be a good singer and actor.

Principle Male 4 - Stage Age: late twenties to late thirties
Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor (F#2 – A4) One A4 for a short duration

A computer genius, teacher, and anarchist who was recently expelled from MIT. In the opening scene he is mugged, reflecting the harsh reality of the world in which the characters live. The actor playing this role must be an excellent singer and actor who is comfortable with same sex physical intimacy. He must be able to portray great love and affection.

Principle Male 4 - Stage Age: early to late twenties
Vocal Range: Tenor with Falsetto (C3-A4)

A young drag queen and street percussionist. He has HIV/ AIDS and dies of the disease in Act II. As a person, the most generous and selfless character in the show. Though he has HIV/AIDS, he embraces life and lives it to its fullest. People are naturally drawn to him, and his smile lights up the room. His death is mourned by all of the characters and eventually inspires them to live each day to the fullest. The actor playing this role must be an excellent actor, singer, and mover. He must be able to comfortable with same sex physical intimacy and a drag queen persona, including dancing in heels. Percussionist skills desired but not required.

Principle Female 1 - Stage Age: twenties to thirties
Vocal Range: Soprano Belt (C4-F5)

She is a bisexual performing artist. She is sexy, flirtatious, sassy, and funny. She is bold and speaks her mind, and she is not afraid to take on the establishment and fight for what she believes in. The actress playing this role must be an excellent singer and actress. She must be comfortable with same sex physical intimacy.

Principle Female 2 - Stage Age mid twenties to early thirties
Vocal Range: Soprano Belt (Bb3-E5)

She is a lesbian Ivy League educated lawyer and activist. She struggles to not be jealous of her partner’s flirtatious nature with others. Though she was raised in an affluent, political family, she is committed to helping those less fortunate. The actress playing this role must be an excellent singer and a good actress. She must be comfortable with same sex physical intimacy. Since she dances the tango, so good movement skills are also required.

Ensemble: We are looking for 6 solid actors with good movement and vocal skills to fill multiple minor characters and maintain high energy and expressive stage presence throughout the show. We want these characters to be as present as possible as a Greek Chorus of sorts so ensemble involvement is very high.

Stage ages: late teens to sixties
Vocal Ranges: all vocal ranges sought
***We are looking for a very diverse cast of all ages, shapes, and sizes. In addition, because of the numerous vocal opportunities for the entire cast, every cast member will be mic’d throughout the entire show.