Audition for BILLY ELLIOT

 

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

MUSIC BY: Elton John
BOOK AND LYRICS: Lee Hall

DIRECTOR: Neil Dale
CHOREOGRAPHER: Jared Nelson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Don LeMaster

 

AUDITION LOCATION:
SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111

SEEKING:
Union and Non-Union Singers, Dancers and Actors. Will consider AEA actors (along with non-union actors) for the roles of Dad, Mrs. Wilkinson and Grandma.

AUDITION SCHEDULE:
You must make an appointment to audition. Please refer to the section SCHEDULE AN AUDITION to see which call you should attend. You may only schedule one appointment. Callbacks are by invitation only. Should you receive a callback, you can download the sides from our audition page on our website or on Casting Manager.

KIDS CALL – Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
PRINCIPAL CALL – Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
ENSEMBLE CALL – Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6:00pm
CALLBACK – Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (Time TBD)

SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:
KIDS CALL – To schedule an appointment for one of the Ballet Girls or Small Boy, create a free profile for your child on Casting Manager by using the link below. Make an appointment at 12pm on Sunday, June 25. Please note: This is the only call the kids will need to attend, as we will be casting from this session. The roles of Billy, Michael and Tall Boy have been cast.

PRINCIPAL CALL – To schedule an appointment for Grandma, Dad, Mrs. Wilkinson, Dead Mum or Tony, create a free profile on Casting Manager by using the link below and making an appointment for Sunday, June 25 between 4pm and 8pm. Please note: Actors auditioning for these roles should not attend the dance/movement call on Monday. We will dance/move anyone auditioning for these roles at the callback on Tuesday should you receive one.

ENSEMBLE CALL – To schedule an appointment for the Ensemble, Adult Billy or any other role not listed in the adult singer call, create a free profile on Casting Manager by using the link below and schedule an appointment for Monday, June 26 at 6pm. Please note: Actors auditioning on this day should not attend the singer call on Sunday. We will dance/move, sing, read and cast from this call.

To schedule an appointment, use the following link:
BILLY ELLIOT APPOINTMENT LINK
If you have any questions, email Jill at jill@sdmt.org

WHAT TO PREPARE FOR YOUR AUDITION:
KIDS CALL: Seeking girls and one boy, ages 9-14 years old and no taller than 5’4”. Please wear basic dance attire and ballet shoes. If asked to stay and sing, prepare 32 bars of a pop or contemporary song in the style of the show that demonstrates personality. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Check-in will begin at 11:30am. Plan on being with us for a few hours, as we will be casting from this call. All should prepare the acting side on our website www.sdmt.org located on our audition page under ABOUT on the toolbar. You can also download the side on Casting Manager. A Geordie/Durham accent will be required for the show. For auditions, you do not have to come with a perfectly formed Geordie/Durham accent but trying is encouraged and you should be familiar with it.

PRINCIPAL CALL: Prepare 32 bars of a pop or contemporary song in the style of the show that demonstrates personality. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Please check-in 10 minutes prior to your appointment time. A Geordie/Durham accent will be required for the show. For auditions, you do not have to come with a perfectly formed Geordie/Durham accent but trying is encouraged and you should be familiar with it.

ENSEMBLE CALL: Movers wear sneakers and comfortable clothing to move in, dancers should bring tap, jazz and ballet shoes. Should you be asked to sing and read, please prepare the female or male ensemble acting/vocal sides on our website www.sdmt.org located on our audition page under ABOUT on the toolbar. You can also download the sides from Casting Manager. Bring your book of music should the director like to hear something of your own choosing though we plan on doing the sides that evening. Check-in will begin at 5pm and bring 1 headshot/resume with you. Please be warmed up and ready to move/dance by 6pm. Plan on being with us for most of the evening, as we will be casting from this call. A Geordie/Durham accent will be required for the show. For auditions, you do not have to come with a perfectly formed Geordie/Durham accent but trying is encouraged and you should be familiar with it.

DATES AND PAY SCALE:

  • Kid Rehearsal Begins: Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • Non-Union Rehearsal Begins: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
  • Equity Rehearsal Begins: Tuesday, August 29, 2017
  • First Performance: Friday, September 22, 2017
  • Closing Performance: Sunday, October 8, 2017
  • Equity Guest Artist Contract: $458.00 weekly
  • Non-Union stipend: $1200 to $1800 for the run (depending on role)
  • Kids stipend: $200 for the run

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
DAD: 35-45. Billy’s stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy’s dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son. Range: A2 – Eb4 Baritone-rough around the edges. No movement or dance required. Should attend Principal Call.

GRANDMA: To play 60+. Billy’s eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance. Range: F#3 – F#4. Alto- with good control of the vibrato. Not a dancer, but should be comfortable with some movement.

 Should attend Principal Call.

TONY: To play 18-25. Caucasian. Billy’s brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance. Range: D3 – F4 – lyric Baritone/Tenor 2. No movement or dance required.

 Should attend Principal Call.

MRS. WILKINSON: 40-50’s. The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy’s mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance. Range: Gb3 – Bb5 Alto- strong mix/belt. Not a dancer, but should be comfortable with some movement.

 Should attend Principal Call.

DEBBIE WILKINSON: Seeking girl 9-12 years old. The ballet teacher’s daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him. Should have basic ballet skills but acting is the priority. Should attend Kids Call.

BALLET GIRLS / SMALL BOY: Seeking girls 9 to 14 years old 5’5” or smaller, and one small boy. Open to all ethnicities. All sizes and shapes. Should have basic ballet skills/knowledge. We are looking for a wide range of skill levels. Should attend Kids Call.

ADULT BILLY: 20’s. Very strong, classically trained ballet dancer. Should attend Ensemble Call.

BILLY’S DEAD MOM: late 20s – late 30s. Billy’s mom is a featured ensemble track. In the show she has died and returns to visit Billy in his imagination.  She is a kind and loving woman and has some beautiful moments with Billy. This Person will also be used multiple times in the ensemble as a minors wife. Should attend Principal Call.

ENSEMBLE/CHORUS: Open to all ethnicities. Ages 25 to 60. Men and women of all shapes, sizes and vocal types; who have solid singing voices and personalities to play many ensemble roles that include: MR BRAITHWAITE, BIG DAVEY, GEORGE, MINERS, POLICE OFFICERS, ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL MEMBERS. Vocal requirements: The top note for the Sopranos and Tenors is an Ab. The men and women should have character in their voices. Seeking movers and dancers. Should attend Ensemble Call.

SIDES:
Male Ensemble
Female Ensemble
Kids Call
Dad
Dead Mum
Grandma
Mrs Wilkinson
Tony