AUDITIONS

Once a year an open call is held to find the best dancers, singers, musicians, and actors in the DMV/Baltimore area.

Between August 28, 2021 - September 6, 2021, ArtsCentric will be accepting Video Submissions for our anticipated 2021/2022 Season.   Read all instructions below to ensure your video meets the necessary criteria.

PLEASE NOTE

Callbacks will be held Saturday, Sept 11, 2021 & Sunday, Sept 12, 2021 from 10am to 6pm on both days.

PERSONNEL

(Viewing Auditions)

Casting Director: Asia-Ligé Arnold

Artistic Director: Kevin S. McAllister

Director of Operations: Cedric D. Lyles

Resident Choreographer: Shalyce Hemby

 

Production Description 

 

Seeking video submissions from performers for various roles in three shows for the upcoming ArtsCentric's 2021-2022 season. See Breakdown below for additional information.

 

Roles

 

Non-Union/Equity Actors: 18+

 

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

 

Season rehearses and performs in Baltimore, MD. ArtsCentric’s 2021-2022 season will be performed indoors at Baltimore Centerstage  and ArtCentric’s Main Stage. If you have not begun the COVID-19 vaccination process, then please do so because ALL CAST MEMBERS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED BEFORE REHEARSALS BEGIN (verification required)!!!

 

Compensation & Union Contract Details

 

Non-union compensation: Stipend given after final performance.

Equity compensation: Guest Artist Contract pay (varies).

 

Key Details

 

Seeking talent from:

Maryland, DC and Virginia 

 

Additional Materials

 

Season Breakdown 

 

The character breakdowns within this document include gender specifications that reflect that identity of the characters as written by the playwrights. However, we strongly encourage performers with any gender expression and/or gender identity to audition for any role.


dreamgirls

Book & Lyrics: Tom Eyen

Music: Henry Krieger

Director: Kevin S. McAllister

Musical Directors: Cedric D. Lyles & Jason Sellers

Choreographer: Shalyce Hemby

Rehearsals begin Sept. 17, 2021

Runs Nov. 16, 2021-Dec. 12, 2022 with a possible extension through Dec. 23, 2021

*Stipends after final performance

All roles are African American.

 

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th century American pop music, Dreamgirls, chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom. Through gospel, R&B, smooth pop, disco and more, Dreamgirls explores themes of ambition, hope and betrayal, all set in the glamorous and competitive world of the entertainment industry. 

 

Effie White: Female identifying, 18 to late 20s

Lead singer of The Dreamettes. Later she gets fired from the group when Deena is given the lead. Headstrong, sassy, and temperamental. A diva. Powerful gospel singer required with brilliant belt. African American. Principal role.

 

Deena Jones: Female identifying, 18 to late 20s. 

Becomes the lead singer of The Dreams. Marries Curtis but leaves him when she finds out about his illegal activities. Wants to become an actress. Beautiful. More of a commercial pop vocal. African American. Principal role.

 

Lorrell Robinson: Female identifying, 18 to late 20s. 

The softer of the three Dreams. Tries to keep the peace. Starts a relationship with Jimmy. African American. Principal role.

 

Curtis Taylor Jr.: Male identifying, early 30s. 

A used car salesman who talks himself into becoming The Dreamettes’ manager. Later becomes Jimmy’s manager too. Resorts to payola, bribing DJs to play his clients' music. Dates Effie, but eventually marries Deena. Con man, forceful, a cheat, determined. African American. Principal role.

 

Jimmy "Thunder" Early: Male identifying, early 30s. 

A popular R&B star who, over time, loses his fame. Married but has an affair with Lorrell. An outrageous "star" performer. High-energy and chaotic. African American. Principal role.

 

C.C. White: Male identifying, 18 to late 20s. 

Effie’s brother. A songwriter. African American. Principal role.

 

Marty: Male identifying, late 40s to 50s.

Jimmy’s manager. Quits as Jimmy’s manager when Curtis starts to take over. Later becomes Effie’s manager and teaches her to rebuild her confidence. African American. Principal role.

 

Ensemble: Male identifying and Female identifying, 18-45

Will play various roles, such as travelers, girl groups, guy groups, dancers, photographers, journalists, etc. Intermediate singing and dancing ability are a must. 

 

Show #2

Music & Lyrics: TBA 

Director: Kevin S. McAllister

Musical Director: TBA

Choreographer: Shalyce Hemby 

Rehearsals begin Mar. 19, 2022

Runs Apr. 22-May 15, 2022 with a possible extension through May 22, 2022

Location: ArtsCentric

*Stipends after final performance

All roles are open. All ethnicities welcomed. 

 

show #3

Book, Music & Lyrics: TBA

Director: Kevin S. McAllister 

Musical Director: Cedric D. Lyles

Choreographer: Shalyce Hemby

Rehearsals begin Jun. 19, 2022

Runs Jul. 29-Aug 21 with a possible extension through Sept. 4, 2022 

Location: ArtsCentric

Stipends after final performance

HOW TO SUBMIT  YOUR AUDITION:

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VOCAL AUDITION VIDEO

* Prepare one (1) 32 Bar Selection that fits the style of R&B, Pop, or Musical Theatre. Singing with an audio recording is recommended.

* Total audition time must not exceed 3 minutes.

* A capella submissions will not be submitted for review.

 *PERSONS WITHOUT A HEADSHOT/PICTURE AND RESUME, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

THEATRE AUDITION VIDEO

* Prepare two (2) brief contrasting monolgoeus.  

* Total audition time must not exceed 3 minutes. 

*Total audition must not exceed 3 minutes 

*PERSONS WITHOUT A HEADSHOT/PICTURE AND RESUME, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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DANCE AUDITION VIDEO

Dancer should prepare dance audition routine shown below OR submit a video that best showcases dance abilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total audition must not exceed 3 minutes.

 

*PERSONS WITHOUT A HEADSHOT/PICTURE AND RESUME, WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Image by Hal Gatewood

MUSICIAN AUDITION VIDEO

Prepare one song in your insturment that fits the style of R&B, Pop, or Musical Theatre.  Playing with an audio recording is not recommended. 

Total audition must not exceed 3 minutes.

** The sheet music to your audition song must be included in your uploaded documents. 

*ONLY A RESUME IS NEEDED FOR SUBMISSION.