Audition Notice – Avenue X
The Alliance Theatre is holding an open call for its upcoming production of Avenue X. The sizzling sounds of doo-wop and R&B collide on a street corner in 1960’s Brooklyn in this revolutionary a cappella musical.
CHUCK: 20s, Italian American, old world machismo and a quick temper. Capable of violence, but also capable of lifetime loyalty. A lover AND a fighter. Vocally Baritone with high B flat and a great falsetto.
PASQUALE: 20s, Italian-American, idealistic and ambitious. A survivor who thinks on his feet and believes in making his own opportunity. Smart and street smart. Vocally Baritone with high B flat and a great falsetto.
UBAZZ: 20s, Italian American, not the brightest bulb, but with a huge heart. Easily influenced and easily confused. Vocally Bass with a low G.
BARBARA: 20s – could be younger or older than her brother Pasquale, Italian American, smart and impatient, but frustrated by her life’s limitations. A drinker who’s verging on “bad girl” territory, but not there yet. Vocally is an Alto.
MILTON: 20s, African American, determined to find a way out of Brooklyn. Big heart but a quick temper and even quicker wit. Total survivor. Vocally a Bari-tenor
WINSTON: 20s to early 30s, Jamaican-American, asthmatic. A charmer who avoids violence and is looking for a guide. Vocally a Bari-tenor.
ROSCOE: 50s plus, African American, disappointed by his life and with a just below the surface rage as a result. A drinker who was once almost an R and B star. Vocally a Baritone.
Actors should prepare one song (Musical, POP/Rock, or Gospel) accompanist will be provided.
To schedule an audition time call the audition hotline at 404.733.4622
Production Venue: Alliance Stage
First Rehearsal: December 15, 2009
Opening: January 20, 2010
Closing: February 7, 2010
When: Thursday July 9, 2009
Where: Rehearsal Hall #2, 3rd floor Woodruff Art Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, 30309
If you have any specific questions, please call DayRon J. Miles at 404-733-5054.