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Please note that this page will be updated as often as needed. Please check back for updates (especially before your audition).

Updates will be dated so you will always know if you have the most current information.
    

Once you have looked over all the dates below, please confirm via email Kelley@Florescasting.com
 

Many thanks!



GENERAL INFORMATION:

* The script we will be using for auditions is not a final draft. This will be a somewhat  fluid casting process, so we appreciate your understanding and co-operation. We promise to post updates as often as they are made available to us.

* Equity required auditions will be on Monday, 4/16 and Thursday, 4/19. Please check the Equity website for information and details. Non Equity actors are welcome to come and will be seen if/when there are gaps in the day (which there always are).

* Video auditions will be accepted (see below for details)

* Please read through the details below before emailing Casting.

DATES:

Rehearsal: 9/25    Open: 10/19    Close: 11/11

CONTRACT/SALARY:

Cost Contract
Equity - $835 /weeK

Non Equity $200 weekly ($1,400 total)

REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES

Rehearsals will, more than likely, be Tuesday through Sunday 11am to 7pm at the rehearsal hall in La Mirada (same location as auditions).

La Mirada Theatre Performances are Wednesday and Thursday night  (7:30pm), Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm and Sunday matinee  (2pm).

AUDITION DATE/LOCATION/WHO WILL BE THERE:

* MONDAY, APRIL 16TH: Equity Principal Auditions
** PLEASE REFER ALL QUESTIONS TO THE EQUITY OFFICE**
Location:
La Mirada Rehearsal Hall 15519 Phoebe Avenue La Mirada. Plenty of parking in front and on street.  

Who Will Be There
:
General Manager: Patti McCoy
Casting Director: Julia Flores
Accompanist: Ryan Whyman


* THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH: Equity Chorus Call
** PLEASE REFER ALL QUESTIONS TO THE EQUITY OFFICE**
Location:
La Mirada Rehearsal Hall 15519 Phoebe Avenue La Mirada. Plenty of parking in front and on street.  

Who Will Be There
:
Audition Assistant Choreo: Dominique Kelley
Casting Director: Julia Flores
Accompanist: Ryan Whyman


* TUESDAY, MAY 8TH: Initial Auditions

Location: La Mirada Rehearsal Hall 15519 Phoebe Avenue La Mirada. Plenty of parking in front and on street.  

Who Will Be There
:
Casting Director: Julia Flores
Casting Assistant/Reader: Kelley Dorney
Accompanist: Ryan O'Connell


* WEDNESDAY, MAY 30TH: Initial Auditions
** This will more than likely be an initial dance audiiton**

Location: La Mirada Rehearsal Hall 15519 Phoebe Avenue La Mirada. Plenty of parking in front and on street.  

Who Will Be There
:
Choreographer: TBD
Casting Director: Julia Flores
Casting Assistant/Reader: Kelley Dorney
Accompanist: Ryan O'Connell


* DIRECTOR AUDITIONS:
Location: La Mirada Rehearsal Hall 15519 Phoebe Avenue La Mirada. Plenty of parking in front and on street. 

First session is TBD (one day the week of June 18th) and second session will be on Tuesday, 6/26.

Who Will Be There:
Director: Sheldon Epps
Choreographer: TBD
Casting Director: Julia Flores
Casting Assistant/Reader: Kelley Dorney
Accompanists: Ben Van Diepen (week of 6/18) and Evan Reese (6/26)


* FRIDAY, 6/29: PRODUCER CALLBACKS
Location: La Mirada Rehearsal Hall 15519 Phoebe Avenue La Mirada. Plenty of parking in front and on street. 

Who Will Be There:
Producers: Tom and Cathy McCoy
LMT Producing Artistic Director: BT McNicholl
Director: Sheldon Epps
Music Director: Abdul Hamid Royal
Choreographer: TBD
Casting Director: Julia Flores
Casting Assistant/Reader: Kelley Dorney
Accompanist: Evan Reese


Please clear any/all audition, rehearsal and/or performance conflicts with casting via email info@Florescasting.com before you submit your video or confirm your audition. 


AUDITION CONFIRMATIONS:

Once you have read through all details here, please confirm via email Kelley@Florescasting.com. Appointments should be confirmed at least 4 business days prior to your audition.

Please bring your picture and resume with you to your audition, even if you think that we may already have one. Thank you!

AUDITION MATERIAL:

SCRIPT AND SHEET MUSIC:
Dropbox folder: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3qk4b6s5vvsjcwf/AAC6fJy_5zKVGq_UPZLTVDO0a?dl=0  


TO SING:
Sheet music from the show is listed in the DB file (link above), but you do not need to sing from the score; this is only an option and/or guideline.

Please prepare a selection(s) of music in the style of the show and from the period (1945-MID 1960). Might be best to bring more than one choice just in case...


TO READ:

* YOUNG LENA:
Mid Page 20-21
Page 97-98

* KAY:
Bottom of Pg. 3-6
Page 102-103

* LENNIE
Bottom Pg. 49-Top of 51
Page 94-96

* BILLY:
Middle of 43-45
Middle of 91-92

*AIKEN BONES and JIVIN' JONES:
As of now, there are no sides needed. This may change for callbacks, but for now, please just be prepared to sing and dance.

* ENSEMBLE WOMEN:
- Edna Horne Rodriguez/Ensemble:
Page 38

- Amanda/Ensemble:
Mid 33-35


VIDEO AUDITION 411:

* All videos must be emailed before June 1st to info@Florescasting.com
* We prefer to see you in person at some point in the casting process. Please notify casting if this is an issue before you submit your video.
* Look over all details above (contract, dates, etc.) before submitting a video.
* Please email videos using the following services: Youtube, Dropbox, Vimeo.  
* PLEASE email your picture and resume along with your video link.
* We will only accept/view videos with the requested audition material.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

NOTE: Leslie Uggams has been cast as Lena Horne  

Young Lena Horne:
25-35. African American actress will play Lena from her teens to middle age. She is beautiful, ambitious, and a devoted mother. Fiery and sexy, she captivates and excites, while juggling career and relationship. Alto mezzo with a good belt.  

Kay Thompson: 35-55. Caucasian actress/singer/comedienne. Piano skills a plus. Able to portray a woman who’s larger than life; her attitude says it all. Lena’s best friend.  Actor also plays V.O. Passenger on ship. Alto.  

Lennie Hayton: 30-50. Caucasian actor/singer. Piano skills a plus. Handsome, sophisticated and charming. Composer/conductor with excellent reputation in the music world. Lena’s second husband, he’s sexy and handsome, and totally devoted to her, but has a true sense of himself and his expertise. Actor also plays V.O. Announcer and V.O. Passenger on ship. Baritone or Baritenor.  

Billy Strayhorn
: 30-45. African American. Attractive actor/singer. Billy is a composer/pianist. Lena’s soul mate and best friend. Billy is a musical genius, and the fact that he’s gay is never hidden. He had the courage to “come out” when it took real courage to do so. He is philosophical about life, and gives Lena his strength and advice. Actor also plays V.O. Announcer and Ted Sr. Lena’s father. Baritone or Baritenor.  

Aiken Bones:
30-40. African American–  Dancer versatile in jazz, pop, and tap dancing. He and his partner share a rich history with Lena. He is good natured, talented, and willing to please. Actor also plays Louis Jones, Lena’s first husband, and like her father, is handsome and likes to play cards. He’s ambitious and wants traditional home where a wife stays at home and takes care of the children. Actor also plays Medgar Evers, the Pastor of a church in Atlanta and Civil Rights activist. Athletic and strong tap dancer - in the style of the Nicholas Brothers - with some jazz and ballet technique.  Acrobatics a plus. Must be comfortable with singing as well.  

Jivin’ Jones: 30-40. African American– Dancer versatile in jazz, pop, and tap dancing. Jones and Bones are cut from the same cloth. In their comedy act, one gives the straight lines, the other the jokes. Actor also plays Teddy Jones (Lena’s son) Raised by his father, Teddy resents his mother, blames her for not being in his life, though she tried her best to get custody of him and he loves her. He’s handsome, talented and extremely intelligent. A child of the sixties he experiments too much and becomes a Civil Rights activist who influences Lena. Athletic and strong tap dancer- in the style of the Nicholas Brothers - with some jazz and ballet technique.  Acrobatics a plus. Must be comfortable with singing as well.  

Edna Horne Rodriguez (
Lena’s mother) 30-45(Lena’s mother) African American female. Actor/singer/mover. A frustrated performer, jealous of her daughter. Wants to be white and tries to pass. Humorous personality. Actor also plays Ruby Horne, Lena's Aunt, personal assistant, and Nanny. Actor will also play other ensemble role(s). Strong vocals and comfortable with movement. Some tap dancing a plus. Alto or Soprano.  

Amanda
: 20-35. 20-35. African American female. Actor/singer/mover. Negro activist in the forties. Actor will also play other ensemble role(s). Strong singer comfortable with movement. Some tap dancing a plus. Alto or Soprano.