SINGERS WANTED FOR ‘BILLY & THE DREAMERZ’ – UNION (NON-UNION MAY ALSO APPLY)

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    • Casting Call
    • Toronto, ON
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    Caged Angel Films

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    PRODUCTION TITLE: Billy & the Dreamerz CAEA Workshop – Singers only

    MEDIA: THEATRE Musical

    STATUS: UNION / CAEA (Non-Union may also apply)

    THEATRE/PRODUCTION COMPANY: Caged Angel Films / Dreamerz Productions

    DIRECTOR: Neil Coombs

    AUDITION DATE: Monday April 1, 2019 – Priority will be given to CAEA or ACTRA members.

    AUDITION LOCATION:  Toronto

    REHEARSALS START: Monday April 8, 2019 Workshop hours occur between 10am and 6pm.

    PREVIEWS: Saturday April 13, 2019 Final day of workshop, full rehearsal run through.

    PAY RATE:  CAEA, DOT agreement rates.

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    STORYLINE: Set in the tumultuous political and cultural landscape of the UK in the 1980s, Billy & the Dreamerz tells the story of a group of working class friends who form a garage band, not knowing that it will change their lives forever. When tragedy strikes, Billy must choose between love, fame and family.

    Billy & the Dreamerz explores the gulf between opportunity and obligation – a gulf that is ultimately bridged by love.

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    PRODUCTION AND CASTING COMMENTS:
    Caged Angel Films & Dreamerz Productions are committed to casting with diversity that reflects the society in which we live. We encourage submissions from all professional artists who self-identify with under-represented communities.

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    CASTING COMMENTS – PLEASE READ:
    • Please note that this is a rock opera.
    • First Workshop of original musical ‘Billy & the Dreamerz’
    • Only singers who can sing a soulful ballad or rock ballad should submit.
    • Considered applicants will receive sheet music and instrumental tracks via email.
    • Apart from ‘Billy’, characters will also read minor roles &/or sing harmony.

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    CASTING:

    BILLY – MALE – AGE RANGE 18 – 27 – VOCAL RANGE: HIGH TENOR
    He is a singer/songwriter, introspective with a strong sense of duty. Sarah’s love interest.

    SARAH – FEMALE – AGE RANGE 18 – 27 – VOCAL RANGE: ALTO
    Keyboardist for the Dreamerz, she is attractive, shy and gothic. Billy’s love interest.

    EVA – FEMALE – AGE RANGE 22 – 35 – VOCAL RANGE: ALTO
    Confident, wealthy, ended her relationship with Billy at the request of her Upper Class family.

    TREVOR – MALE – AGE RANGE 25 – 40 – VOCAL RANGE: HIGH TENOR
    The drummer, a positive thinker, quiet unless his drums do the talking.

    RONNIE – MALE – AGE RANGE 25 – 40 – VOCAL RANGE: TENOR
    Lead guitarist, brash, full of energy and a protector of his bandmates.

    FRANK – MALE – AGE RANGE 40 – 55 – VOCAL RANGE: TENOR
    Billy’s father, he is caring and dutiful but embittered by the loss of his own dreams of a musical career.

    ELSIE – FEMALE – AGE RANGE 35 – 50 – VOCAL RANGE: ALTO
    A quiet, intelligent person and loving Mother.

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    AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
    • Candidates will be asked to prepare a short paragraph of dialogue from the book and thirty seconds of an original song from the musical.
    • Dreamerz Productions will only contact individuals selected for auditions.
    • At time of notification, text, sheet music, an instrumental track with and without guide vocals and audition time will be provided.

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    DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
    THURS. MARCH 28TH AT 5:00PM

    Only singers who can sing a soulful ballad or rock ballad should be submitted.
    Considered applicants will receive sheet music and instrumental tracks via email.

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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 – SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE LINKS TO SONGS
    3 – IF YOU HAVE AN AGENT, PLEASE PROVIDE THEIR NAME & CONTACT INFO
    4 – MENTION THAT YOU SAW THIS NOTICE ON eBOSS CANADA
    5 – PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING EMAIL SUBJECT LINE FORMAT:
    (Subject Line Example:  BILLY & THE DREAMERZ – <ROLE> – <YOUR NAME>)
    (Subject Line Example: BILLY & THE DREAMERZ – SARAH – <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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