Audition Notice
tick, tick... BOOM!

Orpheus is seeking talented performers to cast the hit Broadway musical by the creator of RENT.

INFO MEETING, AUDITIONS & REHEARSALS will take place at Orpheus House, 17 Fairmont Avenue.

INFORMATION MEETING: Monday, June 19 at 7pm
AUDITIONS: Wednesday, June 21 to Friday, June 23 (6pm / 7pm / 8pm time slots).
CALLBACKS (TBC): Saturday, June 24 (Time 2pm)
FIRST REHEARSAL: Wednesday, June 28 at 7pm
SHOW DATES: September 20-24, 2017 at 7:30pm (Matinees on Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24 at 2pm)  Orpheus will be performing this show at the Centrepointe Theatre Studio, 101 Centrepointe Drive.
 
HOW & WHEN TO BOOK YOUR AUDITION:

  • Members: As of Monday, June 5, 2017

  • Non-Members: As of Monday, June 12, 2017

- Call the Orpheus office at 613-729-4318; or email auditions@orpheus-theatre.ca
 - Please provide more than once choice of day/time in case your first choice is not available.
 - Auditions are by appointment only.
 
About the auditions:
All auditionees will learn a short dance routine and perform it as a group for the directing team. Following the dance audition, each person will sing and read individually. Please arrive a few minutes before your appointed time to stretch and warmup. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to move in. An accompanist will be provided for each audition. Auditionees must bring a printed copy of selected music in the preferred key (please do not ask the accompanist to transpose your piece; self-accompaniment and karaoke tracks are not permitted).
 
Once casting is complete you will be advised of the outcome either by phone or email. Because casting information is confidential, we ask you to please refrain from discussing, especially on Facebook, Twitter or any other popular social media sites until the cast has been announced.
 
About the show:
Before Rent, there was tick, tick... BOOM! This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, tick, tick... BOOM! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.
 
His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and, yet, Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a rock musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.
 
Character Breakdown:
 
Jon

A struggling composer on the brink of his 30th birthday. Michael's roommate and Susan's boyfriend.
Gender: Male
Stage age: 30
 
Michael*

A former actor-turned-market research executive. He is Jon's roommate and best friend.
Gender: Male
Stage age: 30
  
Susan*

A dancer and Jon's girlfriend. Sexy, kind, independent.
Gender: Female
Stage age: 25 to 35

  

*Character doublings may include: KARESSA, ROSA, JUDY, MOM, COUNTER GUY, DAD, and MARKET RESEARCH GUY

© 2019, Orpheus Musical Theatre Society 

A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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