Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
$969 weekly minimum (LORT B)
Rod A. Lansberry - Director and Producing Artistic Director
Submissions will be viewed by:
Rod A. Lansberry, Producing Artistic Director of Musical Theatre
Keith Ewer, Assistant Musical Director
First Rehearsal - March 9, 2021
Opening - April 2, 2021
Closing - May 2, 2021
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed.
ELVIS PRESLEY: Baritone or Tenor. Early 20s; Elvis at the beginning of his career. Songs include “Memories Are Made Of This”, “That’s All Right”, “Long Tall Sally”, “Peace In The Valley”, “Party”, “Hound Dog”. Should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator.” Please accompany yourself on guitar to “That's Alright Mama”, “Peace In The Valley” or any other Elvis song of your choosing. Must be familiar with his music and be able to play guitar.
JERRY LEE LEWIS: Tenor. Early 20’s; He was rock & roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing"; superb piano player, fun, energetic. Songs include “Real Wild Child”, “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”. Accompany yourself on piano to “Great Balls Of Fire”, “Whole Lotta Shakin”, or another song of your choosing. Must be able to play piano like Jerry Lee Lewis. Comic skills a plus.
CARL PERKINS: Tenor. Mid 20s; he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes.” Songs include “Who Do You Love”, “See You Later Alligator” or any other Carl Perkins song of your choosing. Please accompany yourself on guitar. Must be an excellent lead guitarist and play electric guitar.
JOHNNY CASH: Bass or Baritone. Tall; Mid 20s; Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career. Songs include “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Sixteen Tons”, “I Walk The Line”, “Riders In The Sky”. Please accompany yourself on guitar to Folsom Prison Blues (the show’s version of 16 Tons) or any other Cash song of your choosing. Must be familiar with his music and be able to play guitar.
SAM PHILLIPS: Tenor or Baritone. Mid 30s; Father of Rock’n’Roll and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King. A charismatic figure in American music; must have a strong stage presence and ability to command an audience. This track may cover other male roles.
DYANNE: mid 20’s; An aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend. A great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-ups through the show. She sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part (3 “Gs” above middle “C”) of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song); also sings “I Hear You Knockin.”
Video submissions starting November 30 - December 11, 2020. Actors should submit a song up to three minutes by video link (such as YouTube or Vimeo). Email your video link, and required headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in. Place your name in the Subject line.