Porchlight Music Theatre announces NON-UNION AUDITIONS for ADULTS ONLY for "BILLY ELLIOT."

SEEKING:

All roles

PERSONNEL:

Director/Choreographer, Brenda Didier

Music Director, Linda Madonia

Associate Choreographer, Craig Miller

Artistic Director, Michael Weber

AUDITION DATES: 

*The following auditions are for adults ONLY. Auditions for children will be on SATURDAY, APRIL 15. Check below for details and to sign up for Children 13 and under.

Mon April 10 (2:30pm - 6pm) AEA + non-union EMC (AEA and EMC members contact the AEA office. Non-EMC actors may walk-in only this day for slots as available)

Wed April 12 (10am - 2pm) non union

Mon April 17 (2:30pm - 6pm) non union

PRODUCTION DATES:

“Billy” rehearsals: Start week of Aug 29, 2017

1st rehearsal: Start week of Sep 5, 2017

Close: Nov 19, 2017 (With possible extension) 

AUDITION LOCATION:

Porchlight Music Theatre Rehearsal Studios

4200 W. Diversey, Chicago

Free parking in fenced lot and on street. #76 Bus pulls up in front of building.

PREPARATION:

32 bars of a song in the style of the show that best shows off your voice. Have a second song ready in the event you are asked. An accompanist will be provided. Please have sheet music, no A capella.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

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

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

Ensemble

Miners (Big Davey, George, Lesley); Ballet Girls (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer); Police Officers; Royal Ballet School Members (Clipboard Woman, Posh Boy)

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

Mrs. Wilkinson

The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy's mentor. Hardened and mouthy but with a 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

Porchlight Music Theatre is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Porchlight Music Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend auditions.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:

*The following auditions are for adults ONLY. Auditions for children will be on SATURDAY, APRIL 15. Check below for details and to sign up for Children 13 and under.

Mon April 10 (2:30pm - 6pm) AEA + non-union EMC (AEA and EMC members contact the AEA office. Non-EMC actors may walk-in only this day for slots as available)

Wed April 12 (10am - 6pm) non union

http://signup.com/go/cYFq8w

Mon April 17 (2:30pm - 6pm) non union

http://signup.com/go/rAjmeH

*PLEASE NOTE: Doors to the audition studios will open 45 minutes before the 1st scheduled audition. 

Porchlight Music Theatre announces NON-UNION AUDITIONS for CHILDREN ONLY for "BILLY ELLIOT."

SEEKING:

All roles

PERSONNEL:

Director/Choreographer, Brenda Didier

Music Director, Linda Madonia

Associate Choreographer, Craig Miller

Artistic Director, Michael Weber

AUDITION DATE:

*The following auditions are for CHILDREN 13 YEARS OLD and under ONLY.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15.

We will be seeing a maximum of 30 child actors per hour to dance (NO SINGING) in each of the following slots:

11am / 12pm / 1pm / 2:30pm / 3:30pm / 4:30pm

PRODUCTION DATES:

Actors playing “Billy” rehearsals: Start week of Aug 29, 2017

1st rehearsal: All other actors start week of Sep 5, 2017

Close: Nov 19, 2017 (With possible extension)

AUDITION LOCATION:

Porchlight Music Theatre Rehearsal Studios

4200 W. Diversey, Chicago

Free parking in fenced lot and on street. #76 Bus pulls up in front of building.

PREPARATION:

This audition will be DANCE ONLY. Please come prepared with both ballet and tap shoes.

CHILD CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Billy Elliot

A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance. To him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life. He finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love.

Gender: Male

Age: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

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

Ensemble

Ballet Girls & Posh Boy 

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

Porchlight Music Theatre is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Porchlight Music Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend auditions.

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT:

Auditions for children under 13 years of age will be on SATURDAY, APRIL 15. 

http://signup.com/go/gfDvB6

*PLEASE NOTE: Doors to the audition studios will open 45 minutes before the 1st scheduled audition.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE