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(Equity/Non-Equity) Slow Burn Theatre Company proudly announces auditions for CHESS: The Musical by Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Tim Rice on Monday, October 28, 2013 at West Boca Performing Arts Theater beginning at 6PM by appointment only.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an audition slot and attach your current headshot and resume, you will be emailed back a time slot confirmation.
Please prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song in the style of pop/rock an accompanist will be available. Callbacks by invitation only later that evening. There will be a dance audition later for those eligible for callbacks.
Performances March 21- April 5 in West Boca (Fri, Sat, Sun) and April 10-13 (Thurss-Sun) at Aventura Arts And Cultural Center. Rehearsals begin mid to late February. There is rehearsal pay and weekly salary for non equity performers. Equity performers, if cast, will be performing under a guest artist contract.
The following roles are available for Equity/ Non Equity:
Florence Vassy: Freddie’s strong-willed second and paramour, she feels strained by Freddie’s brashness and falls in love with Anatoly, eventually becoming his mistress, mezzo-soprano F3-E5 belt/mix, Gsharp5-A6 falsetto, good mover.
Frederick: U.S. champion, self-absorbed, fame-and-fortune-seeking, short-tempered, bad boy of the chess world, rock tenor to C5, must move well.
Anatoly Sergievsky: Soviet Union champion, a troubled husband who despises the propaganda and politics of the tournament, eventually deciding to defect from his homeland, even at the cost of deserting his family, baritone/tenor A3–B flat 5, good mover
The following roles are only available to Non-Equity
Svetlana Sergievsky: (Supporting) Anatoly’s estranged wife who, under Molokov’s machinations, tries to persuade Anatoly to return to his homeland, pop mezzo-soprano F3 to E5 belt/mix & Gsharp5-A6 falsetto,
The Arbiter: (Supporting) Coldly objective, no-nonsense referee of the championship tournament and also the president of the International Chess Federation, baritone/tenor to A5, must move well
Molokov: (Supporting) Anatoly’s slick second who is also a manipulative KGB agent, bass or bass-baritone A3-F4.
Walter de Courcey: (Supporting) Media personality of the tournament and a secret CIA agent, bass-baritone Gsharp2–F4, good mover.
Ensemble: Males & Females, ages 18-39, All Ethnicities Soprano (to Csharp6), alto (G3-D5), tenor (A3-B flat 5), bass (F2-F4), strong pop musical theatre singers who can move well, ensemble to play various roles Note: Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend .