Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte would like to announce auditions for the upcoming musical Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. This production will rehearse weekday evenings and weekend afternoons beginning August 26 and will run September 21-October 14.
Auditions for AMERICAN IDIOT will be held FRIDAY AUGUST 4th from 6:00pm-10:00pm by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please contact Production Manager Carrie Cranford at email@example.com The auditions will take place at Queen’s University Hadley Theatre, located at 2132 Radcliffe Ave.
-MUSIC: Please prepare a short song selection of a rock song. (No musical theatre. This is your chance to rock out!) Bring sheet music in the correct key for the provided keyboard accompanist. No a cappella auditions accepted. However, if you play an instrument, you may accompany yourself. If you play the guitar, please bring it along and be prepared to play a sampling of your skill, if requested.
-BRING: Bring along an updated copy of your headshot and resume.
-MONOLOGUE: Also be prepared to present the following monologue, if requested. Memorization is suggested, but not required. Printed copies will be available at the audition, if needed:
“December 7th: Dear Dad, or God, or whatever. I sold my guitar to get a bus ticket home. I met the girl of my dreams, but I'm dead to her now. So I'm coming home in victory, arms open wide, sitting by a greyhound toilet. First stop, convenience store. I've got lies to tell. Glory never felt so good. Justice was served, you were just too stupid to notice. That's why I love you. PS Take a fucking shower!”
-DANCE: Callbacks for dance will be held Saturday August 5th 10:00am-3:00pm. If applicable, you will be given a callback time upon leaving your initial audition Friday night.
-VIDEO AUDITIONS: For those unavailable August 4th, the director will be accepting video submissions. Please contact the Production Manager for submission details.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Green Day's powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion. The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical, Green Day's 'American Idiot,' based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day's album American Idiot, as well as several songs from their follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. Johnny, Tunny, and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny's attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, "American Idiot" features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day's groundbreaking album to execute the storyline.
JOHNNY – (20-30) The self-proclaimed "Jesus of Suburbia." Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs. Range: B2 - B4. Compensated weekly.
WILL – (20-30) Johnny's friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships. Range: C#3 - A4. Compensated weekly.
TUNNY – (20-30) Johnny's friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny's ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream. Range: D3 - B4. Compensated weekly.
WHATSERNAME – (20-30) A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction. Range: F#3 - D#5. Compensated weekly.
HEATHER – (20-30) A girl in Suburbia and Will's girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him. Range: A3 - E5. Compensated weekly.
EXTRAORDINARY GIRL – (20-30) A girl in the Middle East who appears as a hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war. Range: Bb3 - E5. Compensated weekly.
FEATURED ENSEMBLE- (20s-30s) The Director will be casting a Featured Ensemble of SIX members who are dynamic singers and dancers, with special consideration being given to those with experience in acrobatics, aerial silks, and guitar. These performers may also act as understudies for principal characters. Compensated weekly.
ENSEMBLE- (late teens-20s)The Director is looking to cast an Ensemble of up to TEN members. These roles are primarily intended for college and high school students, age 17 and over. The Director will be looking for dynamic singers and dancers, with special consideration being given to those with experience in acrobatics, aerial silks, and guitar. These performers may also act as understudies for principal characters. This position may be eligible as an internship opportunity, with university approval. Ensemble members will be paid a one-time stipend.
The role of ST JIMMY has been cast.
ATC HIRING POLICIES
While we recognize that there can be no interference with the artistic integrity or contractual rights of the author where casting is concerned, we commit ourselves to equality. It is the policy of Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte to provide opportunity to all persons regardless of age, race, disability, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. ATC endorses the goals of diversity, inclusion, and the principles of equal opportunity in all of its practices.
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