Uptown Players announces auditions for the concert version of Aida, which runs January 15 through January 17, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall.
Winner of four 2000 TONY Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. The show is under the direction of Ann Nieman, with music direction by Kevin Gunter and the Turtle Creek Chorale under the direction of Sean Baugh.
The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are two LOA principle equity contracts available for this production.
The role of Aida has been cast and will be played by Feleceia Benton.
Amneris: A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh. Female, 20-28 yrs old; Range: E3 - F5
Radames: An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: B3 - G5
Mereb: A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. Male, 18-23 yrs old; Range: G3 - Bb5
Zoser: The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames. Male, 45-55 yrs old. Range: F4 - Ab5
Nehebka: A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. Female, 20-35 yrs old. Range: A3 - E5
Amonasro: An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida. Male, 45-55 yrs old. Speaking Role
Pharaoh: Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman. Male, 55-65 yrs old. Non-singing role.
Dancing Ensemble: up to 8 Women and 8 Men. Must move/dance well. All ethnicities are encouraged.
Singing Ensemble: adult male and female singing ensemble members will be needed to supplement the Turtle Creek Chorale. All ethnicities encouraged to audition for the singing ensemble.
Vocal auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, October 11 from 530pm to 1030pm and Monday, October 12 from 6pm to 930pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219. Everyone must make a vocal audition appointment by calling 214-219-2718. Callbacks for dancers will take place on Monday October 12 at 915pm or Tuesday October 13 at 6pm and callbacks for principle roles will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm. A headshot and resume is required at auditions, along with sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please prepare 16 bars of two contrasting contemporary Broadway musical selections that show off vocal range, musicianship, and versatility.
Rehearsals will begin the week of December 7 with time off during the Christmas Holidays. The production runs January 15 through 17 at Dallas City Performance Hall. Rehearsals will take place at the Sammons Center and the Kalita Humphreys Theater until production week. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.