***AUDITIONS***THE CHOIR OF MAN***AUDITIONS
THE CHOIR OF MAN
Producer : Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Dates : Rehearsals in Tampa - 1st January 2019
Board the Ship – 20th January 2019
End of Contract – approx. 6 months after boarding
Location : Rehearsals in Tampa, FL
Norwegian Escape – international cruises
Auditions : From Monday 10th September 2018
Recalls will be in the same week – depending on the role, some will be required on Wednesday, but all auditionees must be available to come back on Thursday and Friday of this week.
Norwegian Cruise Line is committed to raising the bar on what can be expected from at-sea entertainment. They deliver A-list productions with amazing directors like Rachelle Rak, Patti Wilcox, and Tiger Martina, with competitive salaries and professional working environments (and of course, the bonus of cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations!). It’s an exciting time to become a part of the Norwegian family.
The Norwegian ESCAPE Entertainment Program Includes:
Broadway’s AFTER MIDNIGHT
FOR THE RECORD LIVE
Welcome to The Choir Of Man – the best pub concert you’ve ever been to...
The Choir of Man was the runway hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and voted the overall best show (“Pick of the Fringe”) at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2018. This show is 60 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live music and foot stomping choreography with the incredible talent of 9 ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock.
Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to and multiply it by 10 and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun that this show exudes throughout. Featuring pub tunes, folk, rock, choral and opera numbers, the 9 guys showcase music that has wide appeal. The cast features world class tap dancers, singers, instrumentalists, dancers and poets, ensuring that there is something for everyone in this joyous and uplifting show for all ages.
Not only is the concert set in a pub, but it has a real working bar from which the cast will pull pints and invite audience members to get up close and personal with the show – witnessing the action from chairs and tables among the guys – come ready to drink in the action!
We actively encourage applications from performers of all ethnicities or heritages, and of all shapes and sizes.
Please note that some roles require instrumental skills – please highlight these on your applications.
All performers will require excellent singing voices and an enjoyment of and ability to sustain harmonies.
Casanova is the good looking heartthrob of the group who can equally belt out “Welcome To The Jungle” but also shows his sensitive side singing Adele’s “Hello”. He likes to play the macho part but has a soft sensitive side
HIGH TENOR – BELT TO TOP B
The joker is the heart and soul of the pub – always quick to crack a joke, tease a mate or pretend to spill a drink on the audience – he’s just great fun to be around. He has a great pop/rock voice.
HIGH TENOR – BELT TO TOP A
GOOD GUITAR SKILLS - able to pick or strum. BASIC PIANO SKILLS (competent to play chords along with a song). Ability to play or learn basic Ukelele and/or basic banjo.
The hardman is a “wall of muscle, able to dead lift your gran with one hand”. Classic good looking, muscley leading man character. Must have great soul/pop lead voice.
TENOR - COMFORTABLY BELT TOP G
VERY BASIC PIANO – OR ABILTY TO LEARN TO PLAY CHORDS.
The barman is one of the most important roles in the show. The show takes place in his bar so he should have natural authority as well as great acting and stage awareness skills. He pulls pints and chats to audience members before and during the show and he holds all the props for the show so must follow the action very closely. He sings the two comedic songs during the show so needs to be a strong comedy actor.
TENOR – COMFORTABLY BELT TOP G. STRONG CHORAL BACKGROUND.
INSTRUMENTS - None necessary
The beast is a “great boulder of a man who builds houses by day and reads poetry at night”. He’s the classic big softie – looks intimidating but with an beautiful solo voice and incredible guitar player.
BARI-TENOR - BOTTOM G TO TOP F
OUTSTANDING GUITAR SKILLS – must be able to strum and pick exceptionally well and play picked guitar solos.
Piano man has the playing skills of Rachmaninov and the drinking skills of Rab C Nesbitt. Enjoys showing off on the piano when the time is right, but otherwise is happy left to his pint.
BARITONE – BOTTOM F TO TOP F
OUTSTANDING PIANO SKILLS – grade 8 level or equivalent skill. Must be able to pick up songs very quickly and improvise well.
The narrator is the only person in the bar who speaks to the audience during the show. He must be incredibly warm, witty and likeable. He’s the friendly voice the guides the show and sets the tone for the evening. He must have authority and vulnerability at the same time and above all must feel real – no acting required. The narrator has a regional or cockney accent
BARITONE – BOTTOM F TO TOP F
BASIC PIANO SKILLS. Ability to play or learn basic ukulele and/or basic banjo.
The tapper has outstanding tap and improvised tap skills. He also has a very strong ensemble singing voice.
LOW BARITONE – BOTTOM E TO TOP D
INTRUMENTS - None required. Ability to play Cajon is a bonus.
The pub bore has an outstanding bass voice able to sing songs from the Great American Song Book with ease. He is the butt of many of the jokes in the pub, but everyone respects his voice and his knowledge. He looks unassuming, but when he sings the pub lights up.
BASS – BOTTOM D TO TOP G
STRONG PIANO AND CAJON SKILLS. Ability to learn or play basic guitar and ukulele.
Please send suggestions either by Spotlight Link or by email
including CV and photo as soon as possible to:
with CHOIR OF MAN CASTING in the subject line
source: Debbie O'Brien Casting Facebook