Kinky Boots and Footloose – NYC EPA / (01.23.20)
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Hilton Head Island, SC
Call Type: EPA
Expected at the Equity Principal Call:
Richard Feldman, Vice President & General Manager
Evan Pappas, Director – KINKY BOOTS
Eric Alsford, Musical Director (not at the Audition)
Eugenio Contenti, Choreographer
Casey Colgan, Director – FOOTLOOSE
Jena VanElslander, Choreographer – FOOTLOOSE
1st Rehearsal – April 7,
1st Preview – April 29,
Opening – May 1,
Closing – May 24
. Performances Tuesday – Saturday 8:00PM & Sunday 2:00PM.
1st Rehearsal – May 26,
1st Preview- June 17,
Opening – June 19,
Closing – July 26.
Performances – Tuesday- Saturday 8:00PM & Sunday 2:00PM
Non-Traditional Casting The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina does not believe in discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, or disability. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actor/singers for various roles in KINKY BOOTS and FOOTLOOSE. See breakdown.
Charlie Price: late 20s – early 30s, Caucasian. Just out of university, a really nice guy who has no clue what to do with the rest of his life. He’s handsome, lovable, but there’s a temper right under the skin. Henpecked by his girlfriend and a little lost. Must have a great rock voice, ability to move and be a strong actor.
Lola/Simon: early 30’s, African-American. An emotionally and physically challenging role requires the body of a boxer, with the soul of a Diva to play this scene-stealing drag performer. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Lola dances in very high heels and so has to move well. Physically challenging role; requiring an incredible performer comfortable wearing everything from full glamour drag to nothing but boxing trunks.
Lauren: 20’s. Mezzo-soprano. Beautiful, but quirky working class girl who works in the shoe factory. Funny and smart. Terrific comedic actress, with great singing voice.
Nicola: 20’s. Mezzo-soprano. Character is female. Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Sophisticated looks. She is driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice
Pat: 25-40. Mezzo-Soprano. Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. Lola’s love interest.
George: 30-50. Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved.
Don: 30s – 40s, Rich bari-tenor voice with a strong falsetto. Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper- masculine bear of a factory worker. Has a menacing physicality. Least likely to be seen on a runway in kinky boots. Strong actor required.
Trish: Female, 40s, any ethnicity. Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over.
Young Charlie: Boy, to play 10 years old. Caucasian. This is Charlie as a ten year old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective. Must have a great voice.
Young Lola: Boy, to play 10 years old. African-American. This is Lola as a ten year old boy who’s father wants him to be a boxer, but he already knows he’s destined to wear high heels. Must have a great voice and comfortable wearing high heels during the show.
Ren McCormick: Male, High School student, Tenor – Strong-willed, rebellious and full of teenage
hormonal aggression. Raised in liberal Chicago and suddenly finds himself in the conservative mid-west. Copes with these new, oppressive surroundings with a wry sense of humor.
Ariel Moore: Female, High School student, Mezzo – Small town girl fighting to break out. Strong, smart and maybe a bit angsty, she is always finding ways to rebel against her father, who tries to keep her under lock and key.
Willard Hewitt: Male, High School student, Bari-Tenor – The village puppy-dog. Loyal and a little dim, but ready to defend anyone’s honor. Shy around girls.
Rusty: Female, High School student, Soprano/Mezzo – Ariel’s Friend. Fun-loving motor mouth. Loyal to her friends. Full of quirks, and nervous around Willard, who she’s been crushing on for years.
Reverend Shaw Moore: Male, 40’s-early 50s, Baritone – Spiritual leader and a powerful influence in the town. Deals with the loss of his son through overzealous piety. This causes a rift with his daughter Ariel, who is openly rebelling against him. Has unknowingly fallen into a pious trap, but is ultimately trying to do the right thing…
Vi Moore: Female, 40’s-early 50s, Mezzo – Rev. Moore’s wife. Living in her husband’s shadow, though silently powerful. Ultimately, she finds her voice and becomes the agent of change for her husband.
Ethel McCormick: Female, 40’s, Mezzo – Ren’s Mother. Dealing with the fallout from her divorce, and finding herself in a very different place than Chicago. Strong-willed, but now in a place where she’s constantly being told to be quiet. Protective of her son and her values, but unable to break free of her circumstances.
Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Thursday, January 23, 2020
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please Bring a headshot and resume. Actors should prepare a song in the style of the show. Pop Rock. Singing from the show is acceptable. An Accompanist will be provided.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult