CANADA-WIDE CASTING CALL – BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM – SOUTH ASIAN CASTING – UNION AND NON-UNION MAY APPLY

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    CANADA-WIDE CASTING CALL

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    PRODUCTION TITLE: Bend It Like Beckham – South Asian casting

    MEDIA: Theatre / Musical

    STATUS: Union (Non-Union may also apply)

    DIRECTOR: Madeline Paul

    MUSIC DIRECTOR: Mark Camilleri

    CHOREOGRAPHER: Danny Ezralow

    PRODUCERS: Corey Ross, Deepak Nayar

    COMPOSER: Howard Goodall

    WRITER: Gurinder Chadha

    CASTING BY: Stephanie Gorin Casting Inc.

    CASTING DIRECTOR: Stephanie Gorin

    CASTING ASSISTANT: Brendan Wilcocks

    AUDITION DATE: TBC

    AUDITION LOCATION: Toronto and by self-tape for talent outside of Toronto

    CALL-BACK DATES: May 26, 27, 28

    REHEARSALS START: Monday October 28, 2019 or one week later depending on the role

    PREVIEWS: Friday December 6, 2019

    OFFICIAL OPENING: Wednesday December 18, 2019 Opens mid December, Date TBC

    CLOSING DATE: Sunday February 2, 2020 possible extension and world tour

    VENUE: Bluma Appel Theatre

    PAY RATE: CAEA (Equity/Union rates)

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    STORYLINE: Based on the famous feature film: Bend It Like Beckham The action takes place over the summer months of 2001 in and around Southall, West London, and in Hamburg, Germany.

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    COMMENTS: Music by Howard Goodall Lyrics by Charles Hart Book by: Gurinder Chadha & Paul Mayeda Berges Based on the screenplay by: Gurinder Chadha, Guljit Bindra & Paul Mayeda Berges ALL ACTORS have London/British accents.
    Submission instructions We are looking for strong male and female performers of Indian South Asian and Caucasian descent. Ages may range from late teens – to mid 50s. Specifically this show is about two young London women from different backgrounds who share an aptitude for football (soccer) and pressure from their families to conform.

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    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Singing, acting, dancing

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    CASTING:

    TONY – MALE – AGE RANGE: 18-22 – VOCAL RANGE: HIGH TENOR – SOUTH ASIAN
    South Asian. To play 18. (Vocal Range: high tenor (written range B2 to G4). Tony is Jess’s best friend. He has always supported Jess’s dreams, and pushed her to reach for the stars. Tony has a secret of his own, which is that he’s gay. British/Londoner accent.
    SUBMIT FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY PLEASE.

    SIMI/HERITAGE SINGER/AUNTIE – FEMALE – AGE RANGE: 30-40 – VOCAL RANGE: SOPRANO – SOUTH ASIAN
    South Asian. (Vocal Range: Highest quality Indian heritage soprano singer style with advanced control of characteristic ornamentation, alaap style (range Aflat3 to G5). The wedding planner for Pinky. Strong singer with acting skills and moves well.
    SUBMIT FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY PLEASE.

    MR. CHOPRA/TEETU’S DAD – MALE – AGE RANGE: 40-55 – VOCAL RANGE BARITONE – SOUTH ASIAN
    South Asian. Teetu’s Dad. Mr. Chopra and his wife feel that Teetu is marrying beneath the family. They are wary and quick to break off the marriage when Pinky’s sister, Jess, is suspected of kissing a woman. Proud but eventually willing to admit their error and ultimately want whatever will make their son very happy. Skilled singer/actor who moves well.
    SUBMIT FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY PLEASE.

    DIMPY & RIMPY/FEATURED ENSEMBLE – FEMALE – AGE RANGE: 20-25 – SOUTH ASIAN
    South Asian. A member of Pinky’s sassy crew of friends. British/Londoner accent. Must be skilled singer/dancer/actors. (Vocal Range: mezzo-sop with chest belt to C5 and head to approx E5)
    TORONTO ACTORS ONLY PLEASE

    TEETU CHOPRA – MALE – AGE RANGE: 18-22 – VOCAL RANGE: TENOR OR BARITONE – SOUTH ASIAN
    South Asian. Teetu is Pinky’s fiance. He loves Pinky, but his parents do not approve of her. British/Londoner accent. Must be a skilled singer/dancer/actor. (Vocal Range: Tenor or Baritone)
    TORONTO ACTORS ONLY PLEASE

    MRS. CHOPRA/TEETU’S MUM GENDER – FEMALE – AGE RANGE: 40-55 – VOCAL RANGE: MEZZO SOPRANO – SOUTH ASIAN
    South Asian. Teetu’s Mom. Mrs. Chopra and her husband feel that their 18 yr old son, Teetu, is marrying beneath the family. Mrs. Chopra offers up that her son could have his pick of fine young women. They are wary and quick to break off the marriage when when Pinky’s sister, Jess, is suspected of kissing a woman. When Mrs. Chopra sees how depressed her son is without Jess, she gives in and agrees to the marriage knowing his happiness comes first. Skilled singer/actor who moves well.
    TORONTO ACTORS ONLY PLEASE

    TAZ & JAZ/FEATURED ENSEMBLE GENDER – MALE – AGE RANGE: 18 – 22 – VOCAL RANGE: TENOR OR BARITONE – SOUTH ASIAN
    South Asian. Tenors or baritones. One of Tony’s mates and a part of the boy group with Teetu and Tony. Must be skilled singer/dancer/actors. British/Londoner accents.
    TORONTO ACTORS ONLY PLEASE

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    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Singing, acting, dancing

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    EMAIL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
    If you are interested – you must email the following to be considered

    1 – EMAIL A RESUME, HEADSHOT (OR RECENT PICTURE) & YOUR CONTACT NUMBER
    2 – IF YOU HAVE AN AGENT, PLEASE PROVIDE THEIR NAME & CONTACT INFO
    3 – MENTION THAT YOU SAW THIS NOTICE ON eBOSS CANADA
    4 – PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING EMAIL SUBJECT LINE FORMAT:
    (Subject Line Example:  BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM – <ROLE> – <YOUR NAME>)
    (Subject Line Example: BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM – DIMPY & RIMPY – <YOUR NAME>)

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
    We sincerely thank everyone for their submissions
    but only those talent selected for an audition will be contacted.

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