Dreamgirls Audition Announcement

Dreamgirls Audition Announcement

Landmark Community Theatre holds auditions for DREAMGIRLS at the Thomaston Opera House.

Open Auditions: Sunday, July 31st 2016 at 6:00pm & Monday, August 1st 2016 at 7:00pm                                           

Call Backs: Thursday, August 4th 2016 at 7:00pm 

Location: Arts Center Theatre (Level 2), Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT

LCT will be holding auditions for its fall production, DREAMGIRLS on July 31 & August 1, 2016 in the Arts Center Theatre on level 2 of the Thomaston Opera House. Auditions will be on a first come first served basis. Foster Reese will direct and choreograph the show, with music direction by AJ Bunel. The show will open on October 15 and run through October 30, 2016 for a total of 8 performances. 

CHARACTERS: African American cast including a few Caucasian roles. 4 Women, 5 men & ensemble (up to 9 females/12 males)   

  • EFFIE WHITE – African American woman, 20-30. Vibrant young woman who is as oversized in talent as she is in person. Effie should be full-figured, and her size carries with it a true sense of sexuality. Must have a huge gospel belt voice. Must move very well.   
  •  DEENA JONES – African American woman, 20-30. The young, thin, beautiful member of the dreams. Mezzo, big full belt. Must move very well.   
  •  LORRELL ROBINSON – African American woman, 20-30. The third member of The Dreams. Soprano, on top of most triad harmony, big full belt. Must move very well.   
  •  CURTIS TAYLOR, JR. – African American man, 30-40. Handsome, and very sexy. Slick car salesman who becomes the Dreams’ manager. Baritone. Must move well.   
  •  JAMES “THUNDER” EARLY – African American man, 30-40. James Brown-like R & B star. Rock and R & B tenor. Must move well.   
  •  C.C. WHITE – African American man, 20-30. Effie’s songwriter brother; writes all the dreams hit songs. High baritone. Must move well.   
  •  MICHELE MORRIS – African American woman, 20s. Effie’s replacement in The Dreams. Mezzo soprano, big belt. Must move well.   
  •  MARTY – African American man, 30-45, street savvy, long-time manager who oversaw Jimmy’s career and later oversees Effie’s comeback. Baritone. Should move well.   
  •  WAYNE - African American man, 30-45, Record Producer, sings “Steppin’ to the Bad Side” quartet.   
  •  1 caucasian man and 2 caucasian women - Strong singers who move well to play Dave and The Sweethearts (Pat Boone singer and his backup girls who sing the all American pop version of “Cadillac Car.” Will dance and play other ensemble roles such as reporters, press agents, etc. 

ENSEMBLE of male and female (African American/Muticultural/Caucasian) singer/dancers to play various supporting roles: must be strong singers and move very well. All ensemble members should possess unique and vivid personalities and have the ability to play a wide variety of characters. Stepp Sisters, Lil’Albert and the Tru-Tones, and Tiny Joe Dixon will be cast from this ensemble. All roles are open for audition. 

Please prepare 32 bars of music to perform

For additional information you may call 860-283-8558, email: admin@landmarkcommunitytheatre.org or find us on Facebook.  

 About the play: A young female singing trio gets their big break at an amateur competition as 1960s Motown music becomes popular with both white and black audiences. But things begin to spin out of control when their opportunistic show business promoter demotes the overweight lead singer in favor of one of the more glamorous backup singers. 

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