Auditions

Oceanside Theatre Company, in conjunction with Teatro San Diego, is holding auditions by video submission for SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD by Jason Robert Brown.  Producer: Ted Leib; Co-Directors: Kevin “Blax” Burroughs and Julio Catano; Choreographer: Alyssa “Ajay” Junious; Music Director: William Ah Sing.

SUMMARY

Video submissions for SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD are open now until April 9th, 2022.  Callbacks will be by invitation only April 10, 11 & 12, 2022 at The Brooks Theater, Oceanside.  Performances will be June 3 through 26, 2022, Fri & Sat at 7:30pm and Sun at 2pm, at The Brooks Theater, Oceanside.  Actors will be paid as hourly employees. NON-UNION.

NOTE: Auditions are by VIDEO SUBMISSION only. (Details below)

SYNOPSIS

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is a song cycle with the common theme of making a decision. Each song and performer will represent forms of social injustice in America, such as Feminism, White Privilege, Gender Equality, and Racial Justice.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

NOTE: All roles open to all ethnicities except where noted.  Seeking actors who are strong vocalists that are comfortable with stylistic movement. (Dance experience in hip hop and jazz is a plus).

Woman 1 / “Feminism” – Female identifying, any ethnicity.  Soprano/Belt, G3-F5
Sings “I’m Not Afraid Of Anything,” “Christmas Lullaby,” “The World Was Dancing,” and “I’d Give It All For You.”

Woman 2 / “White Privilege” – Any gender identity, any ethnicity, mezzo soprano/belter F3-F5 (Dramatic and comedic acting a plus)
Sings “Just One Step,” “Stars and The Moon,” “Surabaya-Santa,” and “The Flagmaker, 1775.”

Man 1 / “Racial Justice” – Any gender identity, Black/African descent.  Tenor, D3-C5
Sings “On The Deck of a Spanish Sailing Ship,” “The River Won’t Flow,” “The Steam Train,” “King of the World,” and “Flying Home.”

Man 2 / “Gender Equality” – Male identifying, any ethnicity.  Baritone, F2-Ab4
Sings “The River Won’t Flow,” “She Cries,” “The World Was Dancing,” and “I’d Give It All For You.”

Ensemble Dancers (two):

Dancer 1 – Any gender identity, any ethnicity. Strong background in contemporary, jazz and hip hop dance styles.  (Please submit a 60 second reel of you dancing contemporary, jazz and/or hip hop dance styles)

Dancer 2 – Any gender identity, Black/African descent.  Strong background in contemporary, jazz and hip hop dance styles. (Please submit a 60 second reel of you dancing contemporary, jazz and/or hip hop dance styles)

AUDITION DETAILS

WHEN:
By video submission only, now through April 9th, 2022.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals will begin April 17, weekend days and weeknights (Thursdays off).

Auditions are by video submission only.  Videos can be posted to any video platform, including YouTube, Vimeo, and Dropbox.

Please sing a 32bar cut (no more than one minute) of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is preferred but not required.

Email submissions to: submissions@oceansidetheatre.org  Please include the following:

  • In the subject line: “Songs For A New World” [character(s)]
  • Link to your video. Please do not send password-protected links.
  • Headshot and resumé. Headshots must be in JPG, PNG, or PDF format.  Résumés must be in Microsoft Word, PDF, or RTF; no Mac PAGES documents.
  • Contact information (email & phone) and preferred pronouns
  • Any conflicts with the rehearsal or performance schedule
  • You may include links to additional performances / reels (not required)

QUESTIONS?  Send email to auditions@oceansidetheatre.org