National Auditions for Dreamgirls Kick Off In Houston
Style Magazine Newswire | 1/17/2017, 8:41 a.m.
Houston, TX - Auditions for the upcoming Theatre Under The Stars production of Dreamgirls will kick off in Houston on January 27-28, 2017.
The Houston auditions will take place at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in the Administration Building, located at 800 Bagby St., Houston, Texas 77002, and the schedule for the days will be as follows:
Friday, January 27th - 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, January 28th - 2-6 p.m. - Dance call; 6-7 p.m. - Dinner; and 7-9 p.m. - Callbacks (as needed).
Please note all dancers must arrive at 2 p.m. to sign in.
“I’m looking forward to our Houston auditions, getting to see the vast talent this city has to offer and hopefully finding local artists who will be part of this production,” said Sheldon Epps, Artistic Advisor for Theatre Under The Stars and Director of Dreamgirls.
Stewart/Whitley is the official casting agency for Theatre Under The Stars, and will manage all aspects of this audition. Anyone interested in this audition should come prepared and be aware that as a professional theatre company, all of our rehearsals are held in the daytime during normal business hours. For more information, visit www.TUTS.com/auditions or www.stewartwhitley.com.
National Auditions will continue in Los Angeles on February 5-7, 2017 and will conclude in New York City on February 14-16, 2017.
[CURTIS TAYLOR, JR]: Male, 25-45, African American. Slick businessman who becomes Dreams' manager. Seduces both Effie & Deena. Tenor.
[EFFIE MELODY WHITE]: Female, 20-30, African American. Full-figured. Lead singer of Dreams. Huge gospel belt voice. Singing lead riffs & vocal gymnastics required.
[DEENA JONES]: Female, 18-27, African American. Young, thin & beautiful member of Dreams… the Diana Ross figure. Mezzo, full belt, some scat-singing.
[JAMES “THUNDER” EARLY]: Male, 25-40, African American. James Brown-like star who takes on Dreamettes as backup singers. Rock tenor. Singing lead riffs & vocal gymnastics required.
[MARTY]: Male, 25-45, African American. Veteran music agent. Baritone.
[LORELL ROBINSON]: Female, 18-30, African American. 3rd “Dream”, who enters into chaotic relationship w/James. Soprano, on top of most triad harmony, full belt.
[C.C. WHITE]: Male, 18-25, African American. Effie's songwriter brother. Very endearing & earnest. Beautiful ballad voice.
[MICHELLE MORRIS]: Female, 18-30, African American. Effie's replacement. Thin, attractive. Good, full belt; sings bottom in triad harmonies.
[MALE ENSEMBLE]: Male, 18-39, Extremely strong dancers who sing to play various ensemble. Understudies will come from the ensemble. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and backgrounds for these roles.
[FEMALE ENSEMBLE]: Female, 18-39, Extremely strong dancers who sing to play various ensemble. Understudies will come from the ensemble. Seeking actors of all ethnicities and backgrounds for these roles.
Dreamgirls is a love letter to a time when the music of Motown reigned supreme. Winner of six Tony® Awards and two Grammys for Best Cast Album and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Dreamgirls tells the story of The Dreams first break to their tumultuous climb to top of the charts. Follow this female trio’s journey, both behind the scenes and onstage, through the changing musical and cultural climate of the 1960’s and 70’s; the girls overcome cutthroat business deals and unscrupulous managers only to discover that fame can’t replace family.
As part of the 2016/17 Season, Dreamgirls runs at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts April 4-16, 2017. Tickets for the show are currently available at TUTS.com or by contacting the TUTS Box Office at 713-558-TUTS (8887).
The Theatre Under The Stars production of Dreamgirls is possible thanks to the generous support of production sponsors Apache, ConocoPhillips and Haynes and Boone, LLP. Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital is the official healthcare partner of Theatre Under The Stars and the official sponsor of the 2016/17 Season. United Airlines is the official airline partner of Theatre Under The Stars. KTRK ABC13 is the official media partner of Theatre Under The Stars.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.tuts.com. Theatre Under The Stars is Houston’s leading Musical Theatre since 1969, with a focus on education and community engagement. TUTS is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization that relies on the generous support of our donors to deliver first-rate theatre experiences.