Audition for Pump Up The Volume – A 90’s Palooza!

 

No video auditions are accepted.
We do not schedule auditions outside of the dates and times below.

CREATED BY:
Jon Lorenz and Colleen Kollar Smith

MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND MUSIC DIRECTION BY:
Jon Lorenz

DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY: Colleen Kollar Smith

SEEKING:
San Diego Musical Theatre is seeking 7 versatile and diverse performers for the World Premiere of PUMP UP THE VOLUME: A 90s PALOOZA!

AUDITION SCHEDULE:
Singer Call – Friday, March 3, 2017 from 5pm-9pm (by appointment)
Singer Call – Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 12pm-4pm (by appointment)
Callback – Saturday, March 4, 2017 starting at 5pm

AUDITION LOCATION:
SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4652 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111

MINIMUM AGE TO AUDITION:
18 years

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • To schedule an audition, create a free profile on Casting Manager by using the following link: http://castingmanager.com/audition/info/3xyK2PplIzAQ0KN
  • Look over the rehearsal/performance calendar before signing up to make sure you are available for the production. Calendar
  • We have some housing for out of town actors and 1-2 Equity contracts available for this production.
  • Email Jill at jill@sdmt.org if you have any questions or problems signing up.

DATES AND PAY SCALE:
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
First Preview: Friday, July 28, 2017
Opening: Friday, August 4, 2017
Closing: Sunday, September 10, 2017
Equity Guest Artist Contract: $433.00 weekly
Non Union: $300 weekly

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:
Please prepare 2 contrasting 32 bar song cuts. 90s songs preferred, but we welcome anything that embodies the alternative rock, country, boy-band pop, r&b or hip-hop of the decade. We are looking for diversity of vocal style and vocal range. We are not looking for impressions of artists, but rather performers who can embody the style of a song or artist. All characters must be able to hold harmonies and move well. Storytelling a must. Let us know if you play an instrument. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

THE SHOW:
Oh, snap! The 90s are back! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, comes Pump Up the Volume: A Musical 90s-Palooza. Seven strangers escape from the grind of two-thousand-now into the 1990s and relive the pimpin’ pop culture, phat fads and stylin’ fashion of the eclectic decade that’s all that and a bag of chips. Join them as they grunge, swing, vogue, rave, do the Carlton and rediscover their voice in a world longing to connect on the precipice of a new millennium. Pump Up the Volume! It’s so money!

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Man 1: The Breckin
Kind of a Baldwin. As long as you love him, he can love you like that. Feels like Toad to Timberlake, Baldwin to Basket Case, Swayze to Cruise, Pauly to Sandler, Morris to Dawson, Wayne to Dufrain. All ethnicities. 20’s-30’s

Man 2: The Slater
Lives the Vida Loca. And he knows Kung Fu. Feels like Ricky to Julio, Sandler to Neo, Garth Brooks to Garth Algar, Suave to Lopez. All ethnicities. 20’s-30’s

Man 3: The Prinze
In West Philadelphia, born and raised… Feels like Smith to Snipes, Kravitz to Coolio, Chris Rock to 2Pac, Wayans to Wayans. MJ to Mix-a-Lot. African American. 20’s-30’s

Man 4: The Freeman
You know which wallet is his. Feels like Seal to Sam Jackson, Fugee to Freeman, Hootie to Hammer to Humpty, Morpheus to Milli, Biggie to Biz Markee. African American, 40s.

Woman 1: The Silverstone
She’s just a girl in the world. If the apocalypse comes, beep her. Feels like Buffy to Britney, Torrance to Cher, Ryder to Zellweger, Faith to Loeb, Stefani to Cranberry, Bjork to Yorke, Neve to Liv, Hansen to Aniston. All ethnicities. 20’s-30’s

Woman 2: The Lillith
She’s feelin’ like a Criminal. A Jewel in the rough. Feels like Kudrow to Garofalo, Sheryl to Shania, Imbruglia to Merchant, JLO to Amos, Daria to Aguilara. All ethnicities. 20’s-30’s

Woman 3: The Queen
Fierce. Fabulous. Ready or not, here she comes. Feels like Braxton to Bey, Janet to Hill, En Vogue to Urkle, Mariah to Whitney. African American. 20’s-30’s