The “Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark” Broadway show is holding casting calls and here are the details:
SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK ANNOUNCES OPEN CASTING CALLS
DIRECTED BY JULIE TAYMOR, MUSIC & LYRICS BY BONO & THE EDGE
CURRENT SCHEDULE OF OPEN CALLS
Thursday, April 9
New York, NY
Monday, April 13
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, April 18
Monday, April 20
Thursday, May 7
Wednesday, May 27
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, featuring direction by Julie Taymor (Across The Universe, Frida, The Lion King on Broadway) with music and lyrics by 22-time GrammyÂ® Award-winners Bono and The Edge (from U2) will be holding open casting calls at major cities across the country starting next week.
SPIDER-MAN is seeking principals and understudies for the roles of â€˜Peter Parker,â€™ â€˜Mary Jane,â€™ and â€˜Female Lead Villian.â€™ The production is looking for performers with dynamic rock/pop voices including those with experience in bands and as solo performers. Regardless of experience, anyone who thinks they might be qualified is encouraged to audition.
Open casting calls are being organized by Telsey + Company (Rent, Across The Universe, Sex & The City, Wicked) and will be held in the following cities:
ORLANDO, FL (Thursday, April 9; 10 AM â€“ 5PM)
Orlando Marriott World Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
NEW YORK, NY (Monday, April 13; 10 AM â€“ 5PM)
The Knitting Factory
74 Leonard Street
New York, NY 10013
LOS ANGELES, CA (Saturday, April 18; 10 AM â€“ 5PM)
Hollywood United Methodist Church
6817 Franklin Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
SEATTLE, WA (Monday, April 20; 10 AM â€“ 6PM)
Theatre Puget Sound
Seattle Center House
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
CHICAGO, IL (Thursday, May 7; 10 AM â€“ 5 PM)
LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
AUSTIN, TX (Wednesday, May 27; 10 AM â€“ 6 PM)
Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
The production is looking for candidates to fill the following roles (both principals and understudies):
PETER PARKER â€“ Male. 16-20â€™s. Must have a great rock tenor voice. Can be nerdy with understated sex appeal and a good sense of humor.
MARY JANE â€“ Female. 16-20â€™s. Beautiful girl next door. Strong pop/rock singing voice required.
LEAD FEMALE VILLAIN â€“ Female. 25‐35 years old. All ethnicities encouraged. Must have an amazing rock voice. Think Sinead Oâ€™Connor with a Middle Eastern /Bulgarian/Greek twist. Foreign and/or world music types are great. Foreign accents are great.
WHAT TO BRING:
All interested people should bring a snapshot or photo of themselves and a brief pop/rock or rock song to sing. Please note that no accompanist or audio equipment will be provided.
For more information, updated casting call information, or if you are not able to attend any of the above casting calls, please e-mail: SpiderManCasting@gmail.com or visit SpiderManonBroadway.com.
SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark will open in New York on Thursday, February 18, 2010.
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Source: Superhero Hype!