Casting Call: Black male and female actors/singers for HAIR

Deadline for submission: September 4th, 2016

In the Wings Promotions is currently seeking black male and female actor/singers for their upcoming production of HAIR – the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical.

HAIR will be performed November 23, 24, 25, 26, 2016 at the Mainline Theatre.

We are currently accepting submissions from Equity and non-Equity actors. Equity actors will work under the CAEA Artists Collective Policy.

We are accepting video submissions. The deadline for the video submission is Sunday, September 4 at 12PM EDT (Noon).

To submit, please send your headshot, resume and video to
auditions@inthewingspromotions.com

In your video, please sing 16-32 bars of a rock ballad that demonstrates your vocal range, strengths and acting ability. Please also sing a short excerpt from The Flesh Failures, from HAIR. Please message us for the sheet music. Pick-up to measure 20 through measure 33 inclusive. Please sing the melody.
Link to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPJzPI0lqiE (Begin at 1:55)

You are welcome to sing with an accompanist, backing track or a cappella. Please note your dance experience with your submission.

Hair tells the story of Vietnam-era youths awkwardly but exuberantly creating their own rite of passage through the confusion around them. Among them are Claude and Berger; a pair of friends battling against Claude’s draft notice, and Sheila, who is in love with both of them, but her politically-active lifestyle leaves her little time to act on her feelings. Ultimately, Claude decides that the hippie life isn’t for him and goes to Vietnam. With themes of alienation and civil disobedience Hair illustrates the ’60s generation’s search for meaning through various “be-ins,” “love-ins” and protests.

There are some race specific songs in HAIR.

NOTE – This production will feature some nudity. Please note in your submission email whether or not you are comfortable performing nude.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Claude – Rock Baritone/Tenor
George Berger – Rock Baritone/Tenor
Jeanie – Alto
Chrissy – Mezzo-Soprano
Dionne – Alto/Mezzo Belt
Hud – Soul/Rock Baritone/Tenor
Woof – Rock Baritone/Tenor
TRIBE: This is not a “chorus”, as the entire cast is a true ensemble. Tribe members sing many featured songs including “Dead End”, “Black Boys”, “White Boys”, “Walking in Space”, “Electric Blues”, “Hippie Life”, etc., and play many roles in the show including the MARGARET MEAD, HUBERT, PRINCIPALS, MOTHER/FATHER, historical figures, and more. Energetic, creative performers with heart and passion.

*The role of Sheila has already been cast

HAIR
Book & Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado ° Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed and Choreographed by Nadia Verrucci
Musical Direction by Ian Baird

In the Wings Promotions is an equal opportunity company and encourages submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds.


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