Casting - MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour & Barter Theatre


Paul Russell Casting is holding auditions by tape for Barter Theatre's continuing national tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. The tour which began in 2017 plays touring houses and multi-million dollar casino performance venues; CURRENTLY SEEKING SELECT Non-union UNDERSTUDIES.

Tour dates, character breakdowns, audition sides & self-taping instructions below. Deadline Sunday, January 14th.


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET

 



MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
National Tour (AEA tour hiring Non-union Understudies)

Producing Artistic Director: Richard Rose
Managing Director:  Jeremy Wright
Director: Susanne Boulle
Musical Director: Jon Rossi
Casting: Paul Russell Casting
Book: Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
Music: Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash

- DATES:

1st TOUR SEGMENT OPEN & CLOSE: 02/2/18 - 2/10/18
2nd TOUR SEGMENT OPEN & CLOSE: 3/8/18 - 4/28/18

- CONTRACT RATE:

$650/wk base for rehearsal; $800/wk on tour, some additional if understudying two or three roles. Hotel & $50.00 per diem when on the road unless all meals are provided by venue.

- AUDITIONS:

VIA SELF-TAPE (Deadline 1/14)
A follow-up live video (online) meeting may occur with the director and producer

- SEEKING:

[JOHNNY CASH / CARL PERKINS UNDERSTUDY] Non-union Male, 20 – 30. Actor/singer/guitar player to understudy both Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career, and Carl Perkins the American pioneer of rockabilly music.

As JOHNNY CASH must be familiar with Cash's music and able to play guitar; tall; should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator”; prepare a Johnny Cash song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar; in the production, Johnny Cash sings “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Sixteen Tons,” “I Walk The Line,” and “Riders In The Sky.”

As CARL PERKINS (lead guitar in production); Perkins was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes”; must be an excellent lead guitarist; prepare a Carl Perkins or Elvis Presley song (or song in that style from that era) and accompany yourself on the guitar; an amp will be provided; in the production, Carl Perkins sings “Matchbox,” “Who Do You Love?,” “My Babe,” and “See You Later, Alligator.”

[SAM PHILLIPS UNDERSTUDY] Non-union Male, 25 – 40. excellent actor; “Father of Rock’n’Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King; a towering and charismatic figure in American music.

 

- SUBMISSION GUIDELINE (How to):

For JOHNNY CASH / CARL PERKINS UNDERSTUDY: Video yourself on tape playing guitar and singing one (1) Johnny Cash song, and one (1) Carl Perkins song. Highlight your guitar skills--preferably electric--with Perkins. Also on tape read the JOHNNY CASH / CARL PERKINS U.S.SIDES. Send Picture & Resume, and ONLINE LINK(S) to your video(s), plus name the roles sought in the body of your email sent to: MDQ@PaulRussell.net (Deadline 1/14)

For SAM PHILLIPS UNDERSTUDY: Video yourself on tape reading the SAM PHILLIPS U.S.SIDES. Send Picture & Resume, and an ONLINE LINK(S) to your video(s), plus name the role sought in the body of your email sent to: MDQ@PaulRussell.net (Deadline 1/14)

- AUDITION SIDES:

JOHNNY CASH / CARL PERKINS Understudy

SAM PHILLIPS Understudy


 

 

 

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