Open Auditions for Stalking John Barrowman - a new musical

Hello Musical Theatre Actors of the National Theatre Wales Community!

Just want to let you all know about a fantastic new musical that we would love for you to be a part of! It's based in Cardiff, premiering in Cardiff and we would love for Welsh Musical Theatre talent to be involved. Open auditions are 15th June - all the details you need are below. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Have a fantastic day, 

The SJB creative team

The Show

Title: Stalking John Barrowman

Book: Naomi Chiffi and Jude Garner

Music and Lyrics: Patrick Steed

Director: Simon Riordan

Synopsis: Two lost souls: one shared mission - to find the man of their dreams! Jamie and Julie are Barrowman super-fans with a side-line in spying, but will their powers of detection lead them down a troublesome road? Shimmy with our sleuths on a high-kicking, toe-tapping, finger-clicking romp through Cardiff in this hilarious new musical by Naomi Chiffi, Jude Garner and Patrick Steed.

Performance Dates: 27th - 30th August 2013, Chapter Arts Centre

Rehearsal dates: Various workshops/rehearsals through July/early August (TBC) Intensive rehearsals: 10th - 26th August 2013

Characters

Julie (female lead, 30-50, mezzo-soprano) Jamie (male lead, 18-35, baritone/tenor)

The J-Belles (female gospel trio which narrate our story, strong harmony singing skills required, 18-40)

J-Belle 1 (Soprano) J-Belle 2 (Mezzo-Soprano) J-Belle 3 (Alto)

Ensemble: 5 men (18-50) and 4 women (18-50,) compromising of ensemble, additional characters and understudies

Important Information

We are looking for Musical Theatre Actors with professional training and/or previous musical theatre experience. We are hoping there will be some payment available to actors (based on a profit-share system) however I would advise you commit to the show based on your passion for new musical theatre writing and exposure rather than financial reward as this cannot be guaranteed. This production is perfect for musical theatre graduates and actors wanting to showcase their talent. We have already got a strong marketing team involved and hope this will be the biggest musical theatre event in the Welsh calendar for 2013! 

Be part of something special

This show gives you the opportunity to workshop a brand new musical with it's writers and a fantastic director. We are constantly developing the script, the music is evolving and we want you to be part of this process! The show has already received much interest from press, producers and of course, John Barrowman fans. Producers, directors and the Musical Theatre Elite will be invited from across UK to see the show and these four days in Chapter Arts Centre could turn into something MUCH BIGGER! We also hope to raise lots of money for Ty Hafan through the creation of this musical so we are able to give back to the local community.

In addition to musical theatre talent, we will be looking to select actors who are fun, easy to work with, committed, passionate, energetic and with whom we can enjoy this creative process with. 

Harmony Singing

Within Stalking John Barrowman, our musical theatre actors will need strong harmony singing ability. You will be required to hold individual harmony lines in complex arrangements which at times can split into 10-part harmony. Previous choral and vocal ensemble experience is desired.

Auditions Details

Date: Saturday 15th June 2013

Time: 10am - 3.30pm 

Where: Chapter Arts Centre, Ground Floor, First Space

Plan of the Day

10am - Midday: Introductions & Workshops (inc. show information, ensemble vocal workshops, improv & script work)

Midday - 12.30pm: Lunch (please bring lunch, refreshments are also available to purchase at the Chapter cafe)

12.30-3.30pm: Individual Auditions (please prepare a short modern monologue and a 20-30 second extract from a musical theatre song, which will need to be performed acapella. Please choose material which you feel best displays your vocal ability. You may be required to wait a while for your individual audition. We'll give you a time on the day, however please bring a book or your ipod to keep you busy if needed) 

How to get involved? 

Send a headshot and CV to SJBthemusical@gmail.com along with any information you feel would be beneficial. We will shortlist applications and confirm your place at the auditions as soon as possible however please keep the date free. 

Cannot make the audition date? 

Send us your details anyway however priority is likely to be given to those able to attend open auditions on 15th June 2013.

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Comment by Patrick Steed on June 8, 2013 at 14:43

Thanks Jon-Pierre - I shall certainly let you know! 

Comment by Jen Thornton on June 7, 2013 at 8:47

I am EXCITED about seeing this! x

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