Loveland Stage Company announces auditions for MEMPHIS, THE MUSICAL. From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Come along on this incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll.
Please sign up for your audition time at Http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084ba8a823a2f94-memphis.
Audition Dates and Times:
- Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 6-9:15pm
- Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6-9:15pm
Callbacks (as necessary) Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 6 pm
For the audition:
- Prepare 16-32 bars of a song that demonstrates your range and vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided or you may bring an instrumental track.
- Be prepared to learn a short dance combination. (Bring appropriate shoes and attire).
- Be prepared for cold readings from the script.
Please be aware this show contains strong language and we suggest that you listen to the songs or watch the show before the auditions.
Questions? Please contact Loveland Stage Company at Memphisatloveland@gmail.com.
Show Dates: November 2018: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18
Friday & Saturday evening shows are at 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees are at 3:00 pm
Director: Liz Olekas
Vocal Director: Jon Scheiding
Producers: Jonathan Eckman and Tom Cavano
All roles are available for this show, a list of role descriptions are available below:
- Huey: Male, Caucasian, 20s-30s. Motor-mouthed hero, who talks his way into becoming a DJ at a local white radio station. Ignores race barriers and eventually falls in love with Felicia, a black singer, which causes a whole new set of problems for Huey in a segregated 1950s Memphis. Tenor with a great feel for pop/rock/R&B.
- Felicia: Female, African American, 20s-30s. Beautiful, wide-eyed. Fiercley gifted singer. Follows her heart and falls in love with Huey, despite knowing that a relationship between a white man and a black woman in predjudiced Memphis is doomed. High R&B Belt.
- Delray: Male, African American, 30s-40s. Felicia’s older brother. Owns the club where she sings. Realistic, protective and aware of the realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis. Baritenor with great pop/rock/R&B voice.
- Gladys: Female, Caucasian, 40s-60s. Huey’s Southern blue-collar mother. SHe loves her son but constantly worries. Strong singer with alto-belt mix; excellent actor with comic skills.
- Gator: Male, African American Male, 20s-30s. Bartender at Delray’s. Hasn’t spoken since age five, when he saw his father killed. As the story progresses, Gator finds his voice. Requires an excellent actor. Comic timing a plus. Great R&B Baritenor.
- Bobby: Male, African American male 20s-30s. Janitor at the radio station. Full of personality and heart. Great gospel voice. Role requires an actor who is comfortable with physicality, as he has a dance break in his show-stopping number. Comic skills a plus.
- Mr. Simmons: Male, Caucasian, 40s-60s. Conservative owner of the radio station. Strong, Southern businessman. Great actor who is comfortable singing.
- Ensemble: Males & Females, All ethnicities, All ages. Dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Excellent athletic dancers who sing.