Wednesday, March 2, 2016

audition notice - AMERICAN IDIOT - Stray Cat Theatre - March 27

STRAY CAT ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR
GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT

book and lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
book by Michael Mayer
music and lyrics by Green Day
directed by Ron May
musical direction by Andy Kust
choreography by Lisa Starry

WHEN
Sunday, March 27th, 2016
(Yes, it’s Easter. And Jesus wants to hear you sing some punk rock.)
12pm – 6pm

Callbacks will be:
Monday, March 28th 6pm-11pm for vocal callbacks
Tuesday, March 29th 6pm-11pm for movement callbacks
Rehearsals will begin in May

WHERE
Childsplay Campus of Imagination and Wonder
900 S. Mitchell Dr. Tempe, Arizona 85281

ROLES AVAILABLE:

Johnny – M – 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.

Tunny – M – 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.

Will – M – 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.

St. Jimmy – M – 30-40 - Johnny's alter ego. Known as the "city badass." An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.

Heather – F – 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.

Whatsername – F – 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.

Extraordinary Girl – F – 20-35 - A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.

Ensemble:

The Men: (up to 7 Males – 20-30) - Carson, Daniel, Brandon, John, Jamal, Dustin, Jared
The Women (3 Females – 20-30) - Chelsea, Ashley, Aurie

PLEASE PREPARE
2 songs. Rock songs. Contemporary rock songs. Not musical theatre rock songs. Rock rock songs. One up tempo, one ballad. Total time of both songs should be ABSOLUTELY NO MORE than 3 minutes. There will be NO ACCOMPANIMENT. Please bring your own recording – CD, Mp3, iphone, whatever.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

DO NOT CALL!

SEND AN EMAIL WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION.

IF YOU ARE MISSING ANY OF THE INFORMATION REQUESTED YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED:

1. NAME
2. ROLE(S) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR
3. GENERAL TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION. (We will do our best to accommodate these requests but with the likely high turnout we can make no guarantees.)
4. A PHONE NUMBER TO REACH YOU

REMEMBER THIS EMAIL MUST HAVE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION OR YOUR APPOINTMENT WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED.

EMAIL: rmay@straycattheatre.org

PAY
There is a small stipend for all actors cast.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT
Performing at Tempe Center for the Performing Arts
June 24 – July 16, 2016

Do not adjust your set…
Stray Cat is purring crazy hard to be presenting the first local production of the two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, which 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 follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown. 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 story line of teen rage, love, and loss that is wholly and utterly American. Choreography for AMERICAN IDIOT will be by Scorpius Dance Theatre’s ever brilliant Lisa Starry."…thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I've seen this year!" – New York Times

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