THEATRE - Talented Male & Female Performers for 'Jerry Springer - The Opera' - MANCHESTER OPEN CALL

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CASTING - JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA - MANCHESTER OPEN AUDITION

JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA is now being brought back to the stage as the first show from new production company, Northern Ricochet, formed by James Baker (Parade, Yank), Tom Chester (Parade, Mamma Mia) and Bill Elms (Epstein - The Man Who Made The Beatles, Twopence To Cross The Mersey).

The controversial musical will entertain audiences over a four-week run at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, from Thursday 8th to Saturday 31st August.

JERRY SPRINGER - THE OPERA caused a storm when it came to the UK stage in 2002, and in this new revival it promises the same raucous energy, with a revamped and fresh production for 2019!

Not for the faint-hearted, or easily offended, expect chaos and debauchery to ensue in this smash hit musical based on the infamous talk show – The Jerry Springer Show. From tap-dancing KKK members, to a provocative dancing stripper, to the ultimate battle of good vs evil between God and the Devil, nothing is off limits in this must-see production.

We are seeking extremely passionate and talented individuals who want to be part of the first major revival of this iconic show in the UK.
Ideally, performers with a Liverpool/Manchester base and be free July/August.

AUDITION DETAILS
Date:   Sunday 28th April 2019
Venue:   STUDIO 25, 25 Church St, Manchester M4 1PE
Time:  Sign In 10.30am

Please bring two contrasting 32 bar cuts of a legit/classical piece and another showing off belt in sheet music form only.

RECALLS - Friday 3rd May

The Director wants to see actors who are team players and embrace collaboration. This is a production aimed at inclusivity and we are keen to see actors with exceptional talent, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or disability. Above all else, the director wants playful, giving actors who are brave and ambitious. This production intends to do things differently and will happily break and shake the rules - it welcomes the radical and encourages innovation at every level.

PLEASE NOTE: Actors may be required to be partially nude and interact with the public. The show also contains strong language. Please read material and be clear about the explicit content. This show requires actors who are happy to work with the material's strong themes and hold no personal prejudice to any of the characters.

Rehearsals:  IN THE NORTH
      w/c 8th July - 2 day music call TBD
      15th July - 7th Aug 2019 inclusive
Show Run:  8th - 31st August 2019
Pay:    £200 per week - no subs, no per diems

SEEKING:
- JERRY SPRINGER | MALE | 40-65 | NON-SINGING
The talk show host. Iconic look. Iconic personality. The role demands an actor to underpin their character with the qualities of Jerry Springer. This does not mean a replica nor an imitation, more the ability to capture his energy and flavour.

Actors for the role of Jerry, please click the link below for audition script:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5mlphdnr8gkuyqs/JSTO%20Jerry%20Open%20Call%20Script.pdf?dl=0

- PEACHES/BABY JANE | FEMALE | 25-50 | Bb3-C6
Peaches, a guest on the show, who is Dwight's fiancée. Baby Jane is an adult baby in Act III. The role is open to interpretation.

- TREMONT/ANGEL GABRIEL | MALE | 22 – 40 | Eb3-Ab5 | Strong Falsetto req.
Tremont, a guest on the show, a transvestite who is having an affair with Dwight. Angel Gabriel appears in Act III. The role is open to interpretation. We are not looking for this role to be played with any typical drag flare. We want a sense of truth – the role is one that demands an intelligent who can display heart, fire, fight all with love.

- ZANDRA/IRENE/MARY | FEMALE | 40-65 | B3-C6
Zandra, a guest on the show, is the best friend of Peaches, and is having an affair with Dwight. Irene is Shawntel's ashamed mother. Mary appears in Act III. The role is open to interpretation.

- MONTEL/JESUS | MALE | 25 – 45 | F3-C5 (if possible)
Montel, a guest on the show, enjoys dressing as a baby and fouling his own underwear. Jesus appears in Act III. The role is open to interpretation.

- CHUCKY/ADAM | MALE | 25 - 45 | Bb2-F4
Chucky, a guest on the show, is Shawntel's redneck husband, who does not approve of her career desires. Adam appears in Act III.  The role is open to interpretation. It demands a strong, fearless and powerful actor.

- SHAWNTEL/EVE | FEMALE | 25 – 45 | F3-A5
Shawntel, a guest on the show, dreams of becoming an exotic dancer, but her husband, Chucky, disapproves. Eve appears in Act III. The role is open to interpretation.

- ANDREA/ARCHANGEL MICHAEL | FEMALE | 25 – 45 | Bb3-G5
Andrea, a guest on the show, is Montel's lover. Archangel Michael appears in Act III.


source: pearsoncasting.com