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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Norwegian Cruise Line

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Norwegian Cruise Line
 

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Norwegian Cruise Line
Theatre
Union / Non-Union
Pay Rate: Ensemble $900/wk minimum, Lead $1000/wk minimum

Director: Dean Bryant
Choreographer: Andrew Hallsworth
Musical Supervisor: Stephen “Spud” Murphy
Musical Director: Randy Glass
Associate Director: Tammy Colucci
Associate Choreographer: Joshua Buscher

Director, Entertainment Production, NCL: Robert Dean Hertenstein
VP Entertainment, NCL: Richard Ambrose
Production Casting Associate, NCL: Kai Carrier
Casting: Eisenberg/Beans Casting

Contract Begins: January 3, 2018 – travel to Tampa, FL
Rehearsals Begin: January 4, 2018 – rehearsals in Tampa, FL
Board Ship: February 10, 2018 – Barcelona
Itinerary: Norwegian Epic, ports in Barcelona and Port Canaveral with European and Caribbean Itineraries.
End of Contract: August 12, 2018

OPEN DANCE CALL FOR MALE ROLES:
Wednesday October 18, 2017
Ripley Grier, 520 8th Ave, Studio 17A
10am start – Sign In begins at 9 am
Come prepared to dance. We will start with sneakers and move to heels. Bring a picture/resume, stapled together

TO SUBMIT FOR A VOCAL APPOINTMENT FOR ALL ROLES (MALE AND FEMALE) OR IF UNABLE TO ATTEND DANCE CALL:
Email priscilla@nullebcastingco.com
Subject Line: PRISCILLA NCL [Insert Role Here]

Norwegian Cruise Line is committed to raising the bar on what can be expected from at-sea entertainment. We can and do deliver A-list productions with amazing directors like Warren Carlyle, Patti Wilcox, and Tiger Martina, with competitive salaries and professional working environments (and of course, the bonus of cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful destinations!). It’s an exciting time to become a part of the Norwegian family.

Norwegian Epic is the ship of choice for those sailing on a Mediterranean cruise or one of our many Caribbean cruises. Norwegian Epic is offering world-class performers and a new wave of accommodations – from Studios, designed and priced for the solo traveler, to the private Haven. Norwegian Epic has taken having fun to the next level with a huge, multi-slide Aqua Park, a two-story Sports Complex with rock climbing and basketball court, and a fitness center complete with boxercise ring. Add more than 20 different dining options and you’ll understand why this is Freestyle Cruising on a truly grand scale.

Based on the Oscar winning film, Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical tells the story of three drag performers who set off from Sydney across the Australian desert in a battered old bus, christened Priscilla. The show contains over 20 classic disco hits such as I Will Survive and I Love The Nightlife. This contract also includes Epic Variety; a farewell show that brings together the talented casts of Priscilla and Burn The Floor in one theatrical event.

Please note the music in “Priscilla” is written in the contemporary style of the 70’s and 80’s. Vocal gymnastics, embellishments and improvisation are not a requirement. The Musical Director wants to hear a clear contemporary tone and a natural uncontrived pop/contemporary vocal approach to the songs.

SEEKING:

BERNADETTE – 40s-50s male. Outstanding acting, dance, singing (range adaptable) and lip-synching ability essential. A quietly dignified transsexual who must be convincing as an older woman who was once the star performer of ‘Les Girls’. The mother of the group, Bernadette is glamorous, oozing Old Hollywood charm with rapier wit and sensitivity. Must be able to be convincing and touching in her attraction and growing relationship with Bob. Leading Role (played in film by Terence Stamp)

MITZI/ TICK – 30s to early 40s male. Outstanding acting, dance, singing (baritone – tenor) and lip-synching ability essential. With an unremarkable and essentially straight exterior, Tick is a discontented drag queen, the best in the business. Estranged husband of Marion and absent father to 8 year old Benjamin, his journey from disillusionment to fulfillment through being reunited with his son is the central core of the story. Leading Role (played in film by Hugo Weaving)

FELICIA/ ADAM – early to late 20s male. Very well maintained physical features with outstanding character acting, dance, singing (tenor) and lip-synching ability essential. A flashy, young drag queen and born performer with a more than occasional bitchy streak. Provocative and outspoken he has a tendency to get himself into trouble with both friends and complete strangers. Leading Role (role played in film by Guy Pearce)

THE DIVAS – 20s-30s females. Sassy and strong, these women lead us through some of the greatest hits of the last decades. All shapes and sizes welcome – but brilliant vocalists in the disco-belt style a must. Will also be part of the female ensemble.

BOB – 40s-early 60s male. Strong acting ability with one song. A mechanic. Typical laconic attitude, soft hearted Aussie bloke who spent years wandering around the world only to find he was better off where he started. Has a fascination with Bernadette whom he saw perform in ‘Les Girls’ in Sydney more than twenty years ago.

SHIRLEY – 20s-40s female. Hardened outback bar tender/waitress. Good ironic comedy. Character acting, dance and strong singing ability – solo and ensemble pieces. Also one of the Divas.

MARION – late 20s-early 40s female. A hotel Entertainment Manager in Darwin, mother of 8 year Benjamin and estranged wife of Tick (Mitzi). A strong, direct and forthright woman who takes charge, but is incredibly accepting of her role as a single mother. There is a deep unconventional affection between her and Tick. Strong singing and acting. Will be required to sing and dance in ensemble numbers.

CYNTHIA – 20s-early 30s female of Asian/Eurasian origin. Bob’s feisty Filipino wife. A frustrated performer of obscure ‘stage tricks’ which make her very popular at the local pub. She spends her days as a housewife looking after Bob and his home. Character acting, dance and singing ability essential. Please note: Anyone auditioning for this role should look at the scene in the film involving Cynthia’s performance in the bar involving ping pong balls, where the role and costuming will be at its most raunchy.

MISS UNDERSTANDING – 20s-30s male. A fabulous drag queen with great comic hosting ability. Sets up the tone of the show for us – must be able to work a crowd well, and look brilliant in drag. Ability to deliver Tina Turner numbers convincingly a must. Character acting, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene.

FRANK – late 20s-mid 30s male. Tough miner bloke with violent tendencies. A hardened resident of mining town Coober Pedy. Tall, strapping and very outback Australian. Character acting, dance and singing ability, mostly all ensemble pieces with one key scene.

ENSEMBLE – 18-40 year old males with excellent acting, singing and dance ability. A number of performers are required to play a variety of ensemble characters in the production. Tall preferred – over 5ft 10in ideal – any drag experience a plus. Must be able to move comfortably in heels.

INITIAL AUDITION MUSIC:
BERNADETTE – Colour My World Audition Extract

ALL FEMALE ROLES – Finally-Shake Your Groove Thing Audition Extract

FELICIA, TICK, BOB, MISS UNDERSTANDING, FRANK, MALE ENSEMBLE – We Belong Auditions Extract

Audio Tracks:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4jhon5jird5ptvd/AAAZomHWPV7CtgI32es0SUS5a?dl=0

CALLBACK MATERIAL (OCTOBER 19 & 20 ONLY!) – Please use appropriate accents!:

BERNADETTE Callback Material

BOB-Callback-Material

BOB-Callback-Material

CYNTHIA Callback Material

FELICIA-ADAM-Callback-Material

MARION Callback Material – MARIONs SHOULD ALSO PREPARE DIVA CALLBACK MATERIAL

MISS UNDERSTANDING Callback Material

SHIRLEY Callback Material– SHIRLEYs SHOULD ALSO PREPARE DIVA CALLBACK MATERIAL

TICK Callback Material

FRANK, FARRAH, MALE ENSEMBLE Callback Material – We Belong Auditions Extract

ONSTAGE FEMALE SWING CALLBACK MATERIAL – ONSTAGE FEMALE SWING Callback Material

DIVA CALLBACK MATERIAL:
PREPARE CALLBACK PACKET, I WILL SURVIVE, GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN, AND CARMEN!
DIVA Callback Material – All Divas

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun NY (Divas) Auditions

I WILL SURVIVE – learn up to the instrumental break!
I Will Survive DIVAS Version (Girls)NY Audition

DIVAS SHOULD ALSO PREPARE ‘CARMEN’ FROM BURN THE FLOOR:
Carmen BURN THE FLOOR Music

I Will Survive/Carmen MP3s: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dvx3c7dy9f6mfdt/AADCTl8SQUl0VXc_SjDgCn3Ya?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4jhon5jird5ptvd/AAAZomHWPV7CtgI32es0SUS5a?dl=0

FOR FRIDAY OCTOBER 20, 2017 ONLY!:
DIVA HARMONY WORKSESSION – IT’S RAINING MEN in DIVA Callback Packet:
Be familiar with all parts.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4jhon5jird5ptvd/AAAZomHWPV7CtgI32es0SUS5a?dl=0
In this link are 4 recordings:
It’s Raining Men Piano accompaniment only
It’s Raining Men D1 part
It’s Raining Men D2 part
It’s Raining Men D3 part

CALLBACK SIDES:

FARRAH Side

FRANK Side

JIMMY Side

BENJI Side