Auditions in Boston for Musical Theater Production of “In The Heights”

Come audition for “In the Heights”

Location: Boston, MA

Type: Theater

Hey Boston!

The Beantown Players, a brand-new Non-equity group of young amateurs in the Greater Boston area who love theater, are working on staging a musical production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights”.
Do you love to sing? Do you dance around your room when no one is home? Or perhaps you’d prefer to make magic backstage as a tech?
Whether or not you have experience, come audition to be a part of our fledgling production! We may be a brand new group, but we are passionate and excited about this production, and need your help to make it happen!
We all have our day jobs, but we also want to have some fun with this production, so hope to see you at the audition!

For the audition, you will be reading sides from the script (provided) as well as singing a song of your choice from the show (to an accompaniment-only track, provided.) We want this to be as little stress as possible, so neither need to be memorized.

If you are called back, you will be given a different selection from the script, as well as a different song from the show. This time, both will need to be memorized.

If you’re auditioning for a role that requires dancing, please also wear or bring comfortable dance attire, as you will be required to learn a short dance/movement combination.

Note that this show is about a cast of characters in a predominantly Latinx/Hispanic neighborhood, but we welcome submissions from adults of all ethnicities, ages and genders.

Resumes and headshots are useful, but not necessary.

Please note that your participation will be UNPAID – we are all just doing this for fun and the love of theatre!

AUDITION DATES:
Saturday May 7th, location TBA

CALLBACK DATES:
Sunday May 8th, location TBA

REHEARSAL START DATE:
Saturday May 14th, location TBA
Other dates and times are TBA – we will work out a timetable to accommodate work schedules

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Friday August 26th and Saturday August 27th (tentative)

PERFORMANCE VENUE:
Boston Center for the Arts (tentative)

SYNOPSIS:
Nina has just returned to her Washington Heights neighborhood from her freshman year at Stanford, unsure if she plans to go back; her parents struggle to keep their small business alive and Benny, their young employee, does his best to help the company stay afloat; Usnavi operates a tiny bodega, and his love interest, Vanessa, only dreams of finding a studio apartment in the coveted West Village. When the winning lottery ticket, a power outage, and romantic tension all hit the ‘hood, the long-time friends and neighbors make discoveries about each other, about themselves, and about the place they all call home.

FEMALE PRINCIPALS:
– Vanessa: Usnavi’s love interest, works at salon, wants to get out of the barrio, worldly and urban, strong dancer, high belter
– Nina: daughter of Kevin & Camila, freshman at Stanford, very bright and sweet, feels that she has let everyone down because she’s dropping out of college, high belter, no required dancing
– Abuela Claudia: raised Usnavi and Sonny, grand-matriarch of the entire community, wins the lottery, Spanish speaking a plus, belter, no required dancing
– Camila: Nina’s mom, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, determined to keep the family together, glue of the family, straight talker, Spanish speaking a plus, strong singer, no required dancing

FEMALE FEATURED:
– Daniela: owner of hair salon, brash and gossipy, Spanish speaking a big plus, singer belter
– Carla: works at hair salon as side kick to Daniela, ditzy but sweet

MALE PRINCIPALS:
– Usnavi: owner of De la Vega’s Bodega (corner store), has a thing for Vanessa, central hub of the story, loveable and energetic, rapper/singer, high baritone/tenor, no required dancing
– Benny: works at Rosario’s Car and Limousine, proud of the work he does, has thing for Nina, tenor, singer/rapper, no required dancing
– Kevin: Nina’s dad, co-owner of Rosario’s Car and Limousine, a strong personality, dreaming through Nina, singer, baritone, no required dancing, Spanish speaking a plus

MALE FEATURED:
– Sonny: Usnavi’s younger cousin, works at the bodega, young, loyal and charming, rapper/singer, tenor
– Piragua guy: sells shaved ice from a cart, tenor with extensive singing, age not defined, Spanish speaking a plus, dancing not necessarily required
– Graffiti Pete: local graffiti artist, rough, confident, must have “swag”, strong hip hop dancer, rapper/singer, Spanish speaking a plus

ENSEMBLE
– Group of 18-24 men and women, 13-35yrs old, very active ensemble in several large numbers, singing and dancing

MORE NOTES:
If you’re interested in being part of the show but are not able to make it to the auditions, please let us know – we’re happy to accommodate if we’re able.

In addition, if you’re interested in being part of the show but are not interested in acting/singing, we are happy to have you help out the show backstage. Lighting technicians, musicians, soundboard operators, stagehands, and set builders are just as crucial to the success of the show! Please get in touch and outline what it is you’re interested in. Any participation is helpful!

Please email us at thebeantownplayers@gmail.com if you have any questions!

– The Beantown Players

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Boston, MA
Please submit to: thebeantownplayers@gmail.com

This casting notice was posted by: The Beantown Players

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