Torrance Theatre Company is casting our 20th annual summer musical.
(Due to contractual obligations we are unable to name the title of the show.)
This will be THE family event of the summer; a theatrical extravaganza, complete with gorgeous sets and lighting, magical costumes, a live orchestra, and an amazing production team. The show will run in the 500-seat Armstrong Theatre August 16-24. There will be a total of 8 performances over two weekends. This show has plenty of opportunities for a variety of ages and ethnicities. Don't miss your chance to be part of our 20th consecutive musical theater offering here in Torrance!
DUE TO OVERWHELMING RESPONSE, MAY 19TH IS NOW CLOSED. WE HAVE OPENED A SMALL WINDOW ON TUESDAY, MAY 21ST BEGINNING AT 6:00 PM. EMAIL CASTING FOR A SLOT, AS OUTLINED BELOW.
AUDITIONS: SUNDAY, MAY 19TH
TIME: 6:00 pm
LOCATION:Torrance Cultural Arts Center at 3330 Civic Center Drive
WHAT TO PREPARE:
-Be prepared to dance at the top. (EVERYONE MUST DANCE.) Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. You will have time to change for the singing portion of auditions.
-We would like to hear 16 bars from a Disney/similar type musical. Please bring sheet music, clearly marked, in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.
-Vocal auditions will be conducted based on the order that actors RSVP to the audition call.
-Bring headshot and resume.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT:
Those who wish to audition for the musical must email CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com to RSVP. You will be given a number, and any specifics about the location or other information needed.
CALL-BACKS: By invitation only on Tuesday, May 21st at 8:00 pm.
REHEARSALS: Begin the week of June 24th. MON-THURS 7-10:30 pm, and SAT from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. NO rehearsal on 4th of July.
PERFORMANCES: August 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8 pm, August 17, 18, 24 at 2 pm, and August 22 at 7 pm.
Non-union. No pay. No fees.
Female #1 (Lead): Female, 18-30
Our heroine–kind, gentle–but with an important 21st Century twist; a strong-willed, intelligent, spirited and independent young woman. Role requires a very strong singer who portrays innocence with her singing and speaking voice; must move very well, mezzo-soprano, low A-high F. All Ethnicities
Male #1 (Lead): Male, 20-35
Tortured soul, who lives with the regret of his choices. Character has anger and menace in his behavior, but also an increasing soft and endearing side. Requires versatility, and the ability to portray a transformation. Role requires a very strong singer; must have a strong speaking voice and stage presence; baritone, A–high F. All Ethnicities
Male #2 (Lead): Male, 20-35
Handsome, but shallow, completely self-centered, not very bright, narcissistic, rude, and thrives on attention. Larger-than-life presence, with a well-built physique. Role requires a strong singer and actor who moves well; baritone: A–high F. All Ethnicities
Male #3 (Lead): Male, 18+
A dim-witted, servile sidekick. Stage clown/comedian who must be comfortable with physical comedy; requires strong comic timing; baritone, B-high F#. All Ethnicities
Male #4 (Lead): Male, 35-60
Stage age, 45+; Scatter-brained, but kindly, gentle, enthusiastic and inventive. Role requires a character voice, baritone, Bb-high Db.All Ethnicities
Female #2 (Lead): Female, 20-40
Saucy and passionate. Tall with a showgirl body. Role requires good character acting; should move well, speaks with a French accent; alto, C–C. All Ethnicities
Male #5 (Lead): Male, 25-45
Light-hearted, suave, romantic, smooth-talking, and charming. Speaks with a French accent; requires strong character acting; should move well; baritone, A–high F#. All Ethnicities
Male #6 (Lead): Male, 25-45
Tightly-wound, stuffy, loves perfection. Role requires English accent, strong comic character acting; baritone: A–high E. All Ethnicities
Female #3 (Lead): Female, 25-50
Warm-hearted, maternal. Role requires English accent, mezzo-soprano; low F#-high G All Ethnicities
Female #4 (Lead): Female 25-50
Theatrical, comedic, vain, life of the party, bit of a Diva. Role requires soprano, C#–high G. All Ethnicities
Male #7 (Lead): 8-13
Adorable, inquisitive youngster. No taller than 55” is preferred. Must sing. All Ethnicities
Male OR Female #8 (Supporting): 16+
Advanced tumbling skills required. Looking for consecutive back-handsprings and tumbling passes. All Ethnicities
Male #9 (Supporting): 25-60
Creepy, scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. Role requires tenor, D–High A. All Ethnicities
Females #5-7 (Supporting): Female, 18-30
Silly and giddy. Featured dancers who double in other roles later in the show. All Ethnicities
Ensemble Singers/Dancers (Supporting): 18-49
Seeking dancers and singers to play various characters in the ensemble. All Ethnicities
Auditions are often by APPOINTMENT ONLY, but sometimes they are held as OPEN CALLS. Please take special note of each individual announcement and follow the instructions therein. Appointments (and all communications regarding auditions) are handled through CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com
Interested actors should ALWAYS bring a current resume and headshot, even if they have submitted it online. It is also wise to bring your calendar, so that you can clearly and accurately relay to the production team any possible conflicts with the production calendar.
If there are age restrictions, they will be listed on the notice.
The following is a general guideline for auditions, but, again, you should consult the audition announcement for any special instructions.
Interested actors should prepare 16 bars from a musical and bring sheet music in the appropriate key, with all the requisite cuts, etc. clearly marked, in a binder, if possible.
No acappella singing, no original songs, and often it is best to find something in the vein of the particular show for which you are auditioning.
For the dance call of a musical, you should come warmed up, with the appropriate dance attire and shoes. No bare feet or flip-flops, no baggy clothing.
Interested actors generally will be asked to prepare a brief comedic or dramatic monologue. (NO original works please.)
sign-up for the casting email blast:
By submitting your email, you will put you on our new casting email blast list. You will receive info on all six auditions for our season, and any special events that we are auditioning for.
For more info:
If you have questions, please contact us at CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com