Auditions Announced for BILLY ELLIOT the Musical at Fairfield Summer Theatre

FST_logoFairfield Summer Theatre is pleased to announced auditions for the regional premiere of BILLY ELLIOT the Musical.

Set in a northern mining town, against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dreams come true.

Featuring a timeless score by Elton John, sensational dance and a powerful story that has captivated audiences around the world, BILLY ELIOT the Musical is a funny, uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.

Directed by Ryan Heinrich
Choreographed by Jay Goodlett

AUDITION DATES
Thursday, May 5, 2016 beginning at 7:00 PM (adults and children)
Friday, May 6, 2016 beginning at 7:00 PM (adults and children)
Callbacks will be on May 7, 2016 at TBA.
(Performance: July 21-24, 2016)

WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare one minute of an appropriate Broadway song. You may be asked to dance, so please plan accordingly. An accompanist will be provided.

WHERE
FHS Performing Arts Center
8800 Holden Blvd.
Fairfield, Ohio 45014

CASTING
All ages. All types. All actors must be strong singers. Some must be strong dancers.

Billy Elliot
*The role of Billy Elliot has already been cast*

Dad
Billy’s stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy’s dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: A2

Grandma
Billy’s eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.
Gender: Female
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: F#3

Michael
Billy’s careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women’s clothing.
Gender: Male
Age: 10 to 13
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: A#3

Mrs. Wilkinson
The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy’s mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Bb5
Vocal range bottom: Gb3

Tony
Billy’s brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.
Gender: Male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: D3

Dead Mum
Billy’s deceased mother.
Age: 30-40’s

Debbie Wilkinson
The ballet teacher’s daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him.
Gender: Female
Age: 9 to 12

Mr. Braithwaite
Ballet accompanist.
Age: 20-50

Ballet Girls
Need not be amazing dancers, but have some ballet skills. Some singing required, but not a lot.
Ages: 8-14

Ensemble
Male and female adults and children to play: Miners (Big Davey, George, Lesley); Police Officers; Royal Ballet School Members (Clipboard Woman, Posh Boy, Posh Son, Dancer)

www.fairfieldsummertheatre.com for more info!

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