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SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD AUDITION NOTICE

This show has been principally cast.

We are in need of a BIPOC actor to play Man 1

PRODUCER:  Todd Davies

DIRECTOR:  Sergio Calderon

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  Kishan Chouhan

ABOUT THE SHOW:

It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice… or take a stand… or turn around and go back. These are the stories and characters of today, the Songs for a New World. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

Brown transports his audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to a ledge, 57 stories above Fifth Avenue, to meet a startling array of characters that range from a young man who has determined that basketball is his ticket out of the ghetto to a woman whose dream of marrying rich nabs her the man of her dreams… and a soulless marriage.

With a small, powerhouse multi-ethnic cast and a driving, exquisitely crafted score that runs the gamut of today’s popular music, Songs for a New World is a great way to bring the next generation into the theatre.

COVID PROTOCOLS AND VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS:

All government mandated Covid protocols will be observed at the SMT rehearsal unit and the Scarborough Village Theatre.

All performers and production personnel are required to be fully vaccinated and to show proof of vaccination and valid ID to participate.

AUDITIONS:    Deadline for Submission – 12pm, Sunday, October, 31, 2021

There will be no in-person first-round auditions.  We will ask you to submit a self-tape of material outlined below to the Producer, Todd Davies, at ToddRDavies@hotmail.com.

CALLBACKS:   Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 7pm to 10:30pm

From the self-tape submissions we will be calling in select people for an in-person callback.  This will consist of a song from the show and the dance break.

Please note that we will adhere to local health department guidelines where face coverings and physical distancing is required.

You will be required to show proof of full vaccination and valid ID to participate in the callbacks.

AUDITION AND CALLBACK LOCATION: SMTs Unit – 51 Estate Dr., Scarborough, ON (Progress and Markham)

PERFORMANCE DATES AND VENUE:

May 5 (Preview), May 6 (Opening Night), May 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 at 8pm

May 8, 15, 21 at 2pm

Scarborough Village Theatre – 3600 Kingston Rd,  Toronto, ON

Please Note: you must be available for ALL performances and dress rehearsals.  Some exceptions may be made for missed rehearsals, but conflicts must be conveyed ahead of time.

REHEARSALS:

Rehearsals will be done principally in-person (subject to changes in restrictions).  Regular rehearsals will begin on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2021 and then continue as follows:

Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 10:30pm

Sundays from 12pm to 6pm

Some additional or longer rehearsals will be held once the production has moved to the theatre on Sunday, Apr. 24.  Dates to be announced.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Send an email containing the following:

Headshot

Resume

2 separate video files of your songs (information below)

Please prepare TWO songs from Broadway Musicals keeping in mind the following:

Choose two songs that contrast each other

Show off your range.  Songs for a New World is very demanding of the actor’s singing range.

Keep the camera/phone steady when filming – no moving around

When filming yourself, use a medium shot (top of head to just below your ribcage)

No songs from Songs For a New World

CALLBACKS:

Callbacks will be conducted in-person and will adhere to local health guidelines in regards to face masks and physical distancing.

As soon as you email your audition submission, you will receive callback material – so submitting early is of great benefit to you.  If you get a callback, you will have time to become familiar with the material.

We are looking for an artist who exhibits the following attributes: Talent, Skills, Discipline and Stamina.  All actors being considered will be scheduled for a specific time in order to facilitate safe attendance numbers.  As per SMT policies, all actors who wish to be cast in the production must attend.  Callbacks will consist of:

  1. Music – actors will be given sheet music for the characters for which they are being considered.  The music is not to be memorized, but participants should be familiar with the material.
  2. Dance – actors will be asked to perform the dance combination they will learn at the callbacks.  Please make sure that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear.  Please, no bare feet.

CASTING NOTES:

Ages indicated in the breakdown are ages reflected on stage and not actual ages of the actors. 

Those best suited for roles will be offered a part in the production based on callbacks. 

All cast will not be required to dance (there will be stylized movement for all) but each character has different levels of physicality. 

No physical intimacy or kiss will ever be required without addressing it privately with the actors, and building up towards it in rehearsal for comfort and for safety for all parties.

ROLE AVAILABLE:

MAN 1 – 25 to 35, BIPOC actor (Lead)

Vocal Range: Tenor: Top – C5, Bottom – D3

Youthful, energetic optimist with a stunning upper register

SUBMITTING :

To submit your audition, contact the Producer, Todd Davies, at ToddRDavies@hotmail.com.  Please indicate in the subject line that it is an audition for a role in SFANW.

NON-PAYING / NON-EQUITY


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