Uptown Players announces auditions for the musical Disaster!, which runs March 22 – April 7, 2019 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. The production is under the direction of B. J. Cleveland, with Musical Direction by Kevin Gunter.
Earthquakes, tidal waves, infernos and the unforgettable songs of the '70s take center stage in this homage to classic disaster films. Featuring the music of The Captain & Tennille, Stevie Wonder, Barry Manilow, Carly Simon, Queen, The Jackson 5, The Commodores, Bay City Rollers, Gloria Gaynor, Chicago, and many more!
The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are four LOA/LORT principal equity contracts available for this production.
TED SCHEIDER – Male, 30-50, Baritone (High note: G4). A professor and "disaster expert" who works to warn others of impending doom.
CHAD RUBIN - Male, 25-40, Tenor (High note: B4). A flirtatious caterer at the casino, attempting to be a player while still mourning his broken engagement to Marianne. Rock/pop belt required.
SCOTT – Male, 25-40, Tenor (High note: B4). A less flirtatious caterer at the casino and Chad’s slightly geeky best friend.
TONY DELVECCHIO – Male, 30-60, Baritone (High note: Ab4). The deceitful owner of the casino and almost-charming scumbag.
MARIANNE WILSON – Female, 25-40, Soprano (High note: F#5). An investigative journalist with career goals that conflict with her love life. High pop belt required.
SISTER MARY DOWNY – Female, 20-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: B5). An awkward, judgmental nun with a gambling addiction. Pop/rock belt preferred.
LEVORA VERONA – Female, 30-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: E5). A flamboyant but faded disco diva who is bold, brazen, and in love with her pet dog. Pop/soul belt required.
JACKIE NOELLE – Female, 30-50, Mezzo-Soprano (High note: D5). A ditzy but honest showgirl turned lounge singer. Mother of Ben and Lisa, she is on a quest to find them a new, better father.
BEN / LISA NOELLE – Male or Female, 8-16 (to look 12 or younger), Tenor/Mezzo (High note: D5). Smart and snarky, Jackie’s twin son and daughter are both played by the same actor. Pop belt preferred.
SHIRLEY WINTERS – Female, 40-70, Alto/Mezzo (High note: B4). Maury’s jolly and dedicated wife, who suffers from a terminal illness. Tap dance experience a plus.
MAURY WINTERS – Male, 40-70, Baritone (High note: G4). Shirley’s jolly and dedicated husband.
ENSEMBLE – Male and Female, 20-60, all vocal ranges and ethnicities. 6-10 glamorous party-guests/character roles. Dance ability preferred.
Vocal auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, December 9 from 6pm-9pm and Monday, December 10 from 5pm to 10pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219. An accompanist will be provided. Please prepare 16 bars of two contrasting Broadway or Pop selections in the style of the show. You must bring sheet music in the correct key. A headshot and resume are required at auditions. For an audition appointment, fill out the online request at https://www.cognitoforms.com/UptownPlayers1/UptownPlayersAuditionRequest or call 214-219-2718.
Callbacks, including a movement call, will take place on Tuesday, December 11 from 6pm to 10pm.
Rehearsals will begin the week of February 25, 2019. The production runs March 22 – April 7, 2019 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.