MUSIC BY: Lin Manuel-Miranda and Tom Kitt
LYRICS BY Lin Manuel-Miranda and Amanda Green
BOOK BY: Jeff Whitty
DIRECTOR: Caroyln Agan
CHOREOGRAPHER: Kyle Hawk
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: TBA
SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111
Auditions – Monday, December 11, 2017, 4 PM – 8 PM (extension to 9:00 PM will potentially be added) Seeing actors in 5 minute increments each hour, followed by a 20-minute dance call.
Callbacks – Monday, December 18, 2017, 5 PM – 9 PM (be prepared to dance and sing)
Plan on arriving at least 10 minutes early to check-in. Callbacks are by invitation only. Should you receive a callback, you can download the sides from our website www.sdmt.org or on Casting Manager.
If you have any questions, email Jill at email@example.com
Please prepare16 – 32 bars of an upbeat musical theatre or pop song in the style of the show. If interested in a role that raps, please be prepared to do so.
Come prepared with appropriate shoes and attire to dance/cheer. If you have any special skills in tumbling or cheer – be prepared to demonstrate.
Rehearsals: January 22 – March 22, 2018
Performances: March 23 – March 25, 2018
All performances at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego.
January 22 – March 14, 2018
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM as needed
March 17 – 18: Tech 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
March 19 – 22: Tech 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
(Tech schedule subject to change – this is the maximum time)
We will call cast members only on an as-needed basis, with an emphasis on releasing students under 15 before 9 pm. However, please have all dates open or note any conflicts on your initial audition sheet.
March 23 – 25, 2018
Friday, March 23, at 8 PM
Saturday, March 24 at 2 PM
Saturday, March 24 at 8 PM
Sunday, March 25 at 1 PM
Sunday, March 25 at 7 PM
Members of the ensemble will also cover the following principal roles:
Campbell: Our central character: truly nice and kind, sincere, who slips easily in and out of a “cheerleader” affect but possesses an innate intelligence. Being captain of the squad means everything to her. A leader, driven, can be easily flustered. Senior in high school; pop/rock sound, good belt range. Dance/cheerleading skills a plus.
Bridget: Female. Gawky, nerdy, jolly and insecure. A bouncy optimist in spite of her perceived shortcomings. overweight to some degree, self-effacing to a fault, she blossoms into confidence over the course of the show. Great singer with R&B and riffing skills. Dance/cheerleading skills a plus.
Danielle: The “Queen Bee” of Jackson High School, regal, dominating, complicated. Is head of a talented dance crew. Has a wicked sense of humor behind a composed mask. Loyal to her friends, can be lacerating to her enemies. But is ultimately fair. R&B sound, good belt range. Dance/cheerleading skills a plus.
Randall: Male. Campbell’s developing love interest. Cute, “alternative,” an expert DJ with an easy and generous confidence. Doesn’t need to be a tremendous athlete. Pop/rock tenor voice.
Eva: Female. Immensely likeable, sweet, fragile-seeming Freshman who joins the Roosevelt squad – and turns out to be a sociopathic back-stabbing climber who takes over the squad and ruins the lives of many. (But more emphasis on “sweet and fragile” – we shouldn’t see it coming.) Pop/rock voice. Must be able to handle significant Dance/Cheerleading.
Skylar: Female. A more stereotypical “bitchy” cheerleader type, funny, loyal to her friends, not terribly invested in her education. One of Campbell’s wing-women at the beginning of the show. Good singer. Dance/Cheerleading skills a plus.
Kylar: Female. A slightly less-intelligent version of Skylar and a year behind her. Rather a follower, also one of Campbell’s sidekicks. Good singer. Dance/Cheerleading skills a plus.
Nautica: Female. Aggressive, funny sidekick to Danielle, sassy, loyal, can be aggressive when called for. Good singer with R&B and bluesy chops. Must be able to handle significant Dance/Cheerleading.
La Cienega: A transgendered woman, born a male (and played by a male). Her gender is simply not an issue, accepted by her friends, barely referred to. BFFs with Nautica and Danielle. Has a wicked tongue but a generous spirit. Good singer with R&B and bluesy chops. Dance/Cheerleading skills a plus.
Steven: Male. A handsome, slightly vapid puppy-dog, begins the show as Campbell’s boyfriend. Easily manipulated. Means well. Good singer with great Dancing/Cheerleading skills.
Cameron: Male. Sexy boyfriend of Danielle, a star athlete who lets his guard down as he joins the Jackson cheerleading squad. Good singer with good hip-hop/rap skills. Must have significant Dancing/Cheerleading skills.
Twig: Male. Small, wiry sidekick of Cameron, develops an instant attraction to curvaceous Bridget. A flirt, well-meaning, funny. Good singer with hip-hop/rap skills. Must have significant Dancing/Cheerleading skills.
Alexis: Female. The graduating captain of the Roosevelt cheerleading squad who “passes the torch” to Campbell at the beginning of the show. Confident and forward – no one messes with Alexis. Great singer with significant dancing/cheerleading skills.
Ensemble Dancers/Cheerleaders: Male and female, all ethnicities to play high school students/cheerleaders