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AUDITIONS





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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Audition: Saturday, April 27 , 2019

1:00 pm (Singers and Actors)
3:00 pm (Dancers)
You can audition for both groups!

Rehearsal Dates:
May 2 - June 20, 2019
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–8:00 pm

Performance Dates
Friday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 23 at 3:00 p.m.
4 Performances at the LSU Shaver Theatre

Audition Requirements
For Singing and Acting Audition:
Please prepare a memorized 90 second package that includes both a comedic monologue a song.

For Dance Audition:
Be prepared to learn a dance combination and come dressed in all black attire with no logos & high top sneakers.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for All Ethnicities. Young Performers 18 Years and Younger

CHARACTERS
Aladdin
Babkak
Omar
Kassim
Genie
Iago
Isir
Manal
Rajah
Jafar
Jasmine
Sultan
Agrabahns and Ensemble
Featured Dancers


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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Tuesday, April 30 , 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Rehearsal Dates: May 20 - July 24
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m.
6 Performances at the LSU Shaver Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a one-minute of a soul song that shows your range and vocal ability. ALL SONGS WILL BE PERFORMED WITHOUT MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT.
(Dance / Movement Audition Required)
Monologues will be provided at the audition.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

CHARACTERS

Mojo Johnson - Blues Singer
Male
Ages 50 +

Ollie - Matriarch of the Juke Joint
Female
Ages 50 +

LaWanna the Juke Joint Jezebel  - New, young singer at the club
Female
Ages 18 - 30

Nippie and Sippie “Shank Sisters” - Sisters who sing back up at the club
Female
Ages 20 +

Pound Cake - Bartender at the club
Male
Ages 20+

Ruby - Club owner
Female
Ages 30+

Sugga - Club owner
Female
Ages 30+

Willie James - Sugga’s husband, and local business man
Male
Ages 30+

Georgia Brown- New hot head singer at the club
Female
Ages 30+

Cadillac - Music Promoter and Ruby’s boyfriend
Male
Ages 30 +

Herschel Johnson - Bar regular.
Male
Ages 50+
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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Thursday, May 30 , 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Rehearsal Dates: July 1 - August 8
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:00 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, August 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m.

4 Performances at the LSU Studio Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second dramatic monologue.

CHARACTERS
NYA—Black female, mid-late 30’s. Single mother. Public H.S. Teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damndest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.

OMARI—Black male, late teens. Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya’s son.

JASMINE—Black or Latina female, late teens. Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.

XAVIER—Black male, mid-late 30’s. Single father—struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya’s ex-husband. Omari’s father.

LAURIE—White female, 50’s. Pistol of a woman. Teaches in Public High School and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn’t bite her tongue. A don’t-fuck-with-me chick.

DUN—Black male, early-mid 30’s. Public High School security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It’s not easy.


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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition Dates: Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 3:00 pm (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: January 7 - February 13
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
6 Performances at the LSU Studio Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second gospel song. Songs will be performed without accompaniment. Monologues to read will be provided at the audition. There will also be a short movement audition.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for Black Actor(s)

CHARACTERS
Wanda - female, African-American - Oshun, Orisha of the rivers and water
Jeanette - female, African-American - Yemaya, Orisha of seas, life giving of the ocean
Velma - female, African-American - Oya, Orisha of violent storms
Yolanda - female, African-American - Ogun, Orisha of iron, war, and labor
Mother Shaw - female, African-American - Obatala, Orisha of wisdom
Mabel - Orisha of Fire
Elegba- male, African-American
Man Two - African-American, singer & dancer

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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: January 7 - February 21
Mondays & Thursdays, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Friday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Special School Performances at 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
3 Performances at the Southern University, Frank Hayden Hall Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second comedic monologue.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES
Role(s) for All Ethnicities
CHARACTERS
Orisha
Praying Mantis
Dassie Rock Rabbit
Kwammanga Rainbow Spirit
Mongoose
Lion Cub
Wise Eland
Mother Lion
Hare
Vulture
Mat Maker
Elder
Big , Old Elephant
Giant Hippopotamus
Two Lordly Lions
Storyteller
Palace Attendant Ras Waka , a poor man
Me J , his mule
Monkey Without A Tale
King of Shoa
Queen of Shoa
Subjects , Extras 
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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Thursday, January 24 at 6:00 pm (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: February 18 - March 28
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 31at 7:30 p.m.
4 Performances at the LSU Studio Theatre

Audition Requirements
Please prepare a 45-second dramatic monologue.

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Role(s) for African-American Actors

CHARACTERS
Muhammad Ali (Lead): Male, 20-39
World famous boxer. Must be physically fit.
ETHNICITY: African Descent, African American

Stepin Fetchit (Lead): Male, 50-59
Stage name of American film persona; a man who has been at the top and blown it all, holding on but maintaining his own sense of dignity.
ETHNICITY: African Descent, African American

Sonji Clay (Lead): Female, 20-39
married to Muhammad Ali, former wild party girl trying to be a good Muslim wife, intelligent, loving and tough but perhaps not tough enough.
ETHNICITY: African Descent, African American

Brother Rashid (Supporting): Male, 30-50
Former hustler now militant officer in the Brotherhood of Islam, authoritative and suspicious but caring deep down.

William Fox (Supporting): Male, 40-69
Studio mogul, brash and tough, all about the bottom line.
ETHNICITY: Caucasian, Ethnically Ambiguous/ Mixed Race.

a Dance Musical

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Audition Location
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 2nd Floor
427 Laurel Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Audition: Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (General Auditions)
Rehearsal Dates: February 25 -
Mondays—Thursdays, 6:00–9:30 PM
Rehearsals are at the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge

Performance Dates
Saturday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.

2 Performances at the LSU Shaver Theatre
Audition Requirements

(Casting Male & Female Dancers)
Be prepared to learn a dance combination and come dressed in all black attire with no logos & high top sneakers.

CHARACTERS
Role(s) for All Ethnicities and Ages (Dancers Only)