The Toxic Avenger (MUSICAL)
Uptown Players announces auditions for the regional premiere of The Toxic Avenger, winner of the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Off-Broadway Musical.
With book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, The Toxic Avenger is a charming love story and laugh-out-loud musical that has it all. Melvin Ferd the Third wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey. Foiled by the mayor's bullies, Melvin is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey's first superhero. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero is a seven-foot mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark. He's out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in town.
The following roles are open to both equity and non-equity actors. There are two LOA/LORT principle equity contracts available for this production. The production is under the direction of Jeremy Dumont.
Appears as numerous supporting roles, both male and female. Physically versatile with strong dialects. Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 30, Vocal range top: D6, Vocal range bottom: A3
Mayor Babs Belgoody / Ma Ferd / Nun
As the Mayor, she is corrupt and scheming. Accepts loads of cash in return for storing the toxic waste. Set on one day being the governor of New Jersey by any means necessary. Gender: Female, Age: 45 to 55, Vocal range top: G5, Vocal range bottom: G3
Melvin Ferd The Third/toxic Avenger
Always trying to be the hero, but he isn't good at it until he is turned into the Toxic Avenger. Determined to save New Jersey from toxic waste. He is a nerd but prone to bouts of rage in the face of corruption. Unattractive and sensitive. Gender: Male, Age: 24 to 32, Vocal range top: C6, Vocal range bottom: D4
Sarah - The Blind Librarian
Blind. The classic heroine. Very sexy and sensual. Always speaks exactly what's on her mind. Gender: Female, Age: 20 to 28, Vocal range top: E5, Vocal range bottom: G3
Appears as numerous supporting roles, both male and female.
Gender: Male, Age: 20 to 35, Vocal range top: B5, Vocal range bottom: A3
Vocal auditions will be held by appointment on Sunday, May 15 from 5pm to 10pm at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, 3636 Turtle Creek Boulevard (@ Blackburn), Dallas TX 75219.
A headshot and resume are 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. Callbacks will take place on Monday, May 16 at 7pm.
Rehearsals will begin the week of August 1. The production runs August 26 through September 11 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. For additional information, visit www.uptownplayers.org.
The script is available at S.T.A.G.E. and at the Uptown Players Box office during box office hours.
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