Open Call - Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure - Non-Union TYA National Tour – Fall 2022 | Playbill

Open Call - Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure - Non-Union TYA National Tour – Fall 2022

CATEGORY: Performer

Rhythm of the Arts / Mexico Beyond Mariachi
New York , NY
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Open call for self-tape submissions. In-person callbacks will be by invitation.

LINK TO AUDITION SIDES: Sugar Skull Audition Sides

Mexico Beyond Mariachi Presents…

SUGAR SKULL! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure

Non-Union TYA National Tour – Fall 2022 – OPEN CALL


GREGORY JAFARI VAN ACKER, Casting Director

The Casting Collaborative


ELENA ARAOZ, Director

SINUHE PADILLA-ISUNZA, Musical Arrangements/Musical Director

ARGELIA ARREOLA, Choreographer

GREGORY JAFARI VAN ACKER, Book/English Lyrics

PAULA SANCHEZ, Dramaturg/Cultural Sensitivity Specialist

PETER BASIL BOGDANOS, JOHN GILLILAND, LEAH KEITH,

RHYTHM OF THE ARTS LLC, Producers


About the Show:

SUGAR SKULL! is a bilingual, bicultural, TYA music and dance experience that tells the tale of twelve-year-old Vita Flores, who thinks her family has gone loco planning a celebration for the dead. But when a candy skeleton suddenly springs to life, Vita finds herself on a journey to stop a malevolent monster and unravel the true meaning of Día de Muertos. With direction by award-winning Elena Araoz, and musical direction by Mexican Music Award-winner Sinuhé Padilla-Isunza. SUGAR SKULL’s blend of live music, thrilling dance, and heartfelt adventure touches the hearts of family audiences in over 30 cities yearly!


About Mexico Beyond Mariachi: https://www.mexicobeyondmariachi.com/

About Rhythm of the Arts: https://www.rhythmofthearts.com/


Dates & Locations:

Rehearsals - New York, NY, 9/12-9/24

Tech - Salt Lake City, UT, 9/25-9/29

National Tour Dates - 9/30 (Salt Lake City, UT) – 11/13 (ending in Washington, DC)

Roles:

[ VITA GABRIELLA JOSEFINA FLORES ] Female-identifying, 20’s (to play age 12) actress of Mexican descent. Vita’s a brave, energetic, somewhat sarcastic second generation Mexican-American with indigenous roots (central/western Mexico) growing up in Brooklyn, NY. VITA no longer speaks Spanish at home, and no longer wishes to celebrate Día de Muertos. VITA has a powerful imagination that's only slightly blurred by her tween sensibilities. Warm, confident, able to provide a welcoming and relatable entrance character for youth audiences. Strong singing voice, movement, and at least some Spanish proficiency. PRINCIPAL.

[ MAMA / ABUELITA / PANCHITA ] Female-identifying, 40+ versatile character actress of Mexican descent to play Vita's busy MAMA, as well as clever ABUELITA, and comical PANCHITA. Needs maturity. Some dance experience a plus (ideally traditional Mexican dances). Sweet, tender singing voice, fluency in Spanish. PRINCIPAL.

[ SUGAR SKULL ] Any gender, 20-40+, vivid character performer, singer, dancer, comedian, with a firm handle on traditional Mexican songs and dances. Charming, versatile, joyful, comfortable animating large and small puppets, highly expressive and able to effectively convey emotions through makeup. PRINCIPAL. Currently seeking covers and potential future replacements for this role.

Self-Tape Submission Guidelines:

Please slate name, height, and role of interest.

Mention any dance background, especially any traditional Mexican dance. For MAMA/ABUELITA/PANCHITA please let us know if you can do a cartwheel (not required for role!)

Please mention any background in musical instruments (jarana, percussion, etc)

Record all sides for character(s) you’re auditioning for

Sing one short song selection of your choice

You may submit one single video with everything, or separate vids. If submitting separate vids, please label as follows: YOUR NAME/ROLE/AUDITION SELECTION (example: YOUR NAME/VITA/AUDITION SCENE 3. Or YOUR NAME/ABUELITA/SONG SELECTION)

***Send audition materials to: [email protected]. Please include HEADSHOT and RESUME with your submission.

*IN-PERSON CALLBACKS WILL BE SCHEDULED WITH DATES TBD.

LINK TO AUDITION SIDES: Sugar Skull Audition Sides

DURATION

Sep 12, 2022 - Nov 13, 2022

SALARY

$400 rehearsal stipend, $900/week while touring, Non-NYC dates: per diem plus housing/travel

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY BY EMAIL

gregoryvacasting…
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