Tutti Frutti- The Life and Music of Little Richard (A New Musical) | Playbill

Tutti Frutti- The Life and Music of Little Richard (A New Musical)

CATEGORY: Performer

Super Bad Theater Company LLC
Vallejo, CA
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

ALL ROLES OPEN **Please Submit ONLY if AVAILABLE for DATES**

AUDITIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 12, 2024 6PM CST

Show Synopsis:

Tutti Frutti The Musical tells the story of The Architect of Rock and Roll,Richard Wayne Penniman, better known to The World as Little Richard. From his early days (1951) being discovered by the Godmother of Rock and Roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Starting out and spanning nearly 7 years of what would become a monumental career until his abrupt stop (1957); we see how a divided music industry, troubled but impactful childhood, sexual fluidity, ever so changing of the sounds of music and the murder and love for his father. shaped the artists’ work. A live band accompanies, bringing the passion of his music alive while offering a message of freedom, breaking racial boundaries, artistic exploration and being bold enough to be Authentically You.

Little Richard-(Male,Late 20’s to Early 30’s, African American):

Mr.Richard Penniman -(Male,Early 40’s to Mid 50’s,African American):

Scott- (Male Early 20’s to - Late 30’s, White/European Descent

Scott’s Secretary- (Female Early 20’s to Early 30’s,Black/African American)

Studio Executive/Radio Station Manager- Male (Late 20’s to Mid 30’s,White/European Descent)

Bumps Blackwell- (Male Mid 30’s to Early 40’s, Black/African Descent,Ethnically Ambiguous/Multiracial)

Alan Freed- (Male Early 20’s to Early 30’s, White/European Descent)

The Upsetters(The Band/Fellas)- Male singers and Band (Percussion, Bass, Guitar, Piano “in style of the period”, Tenor Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Trumpet) Male or Male Identifying Early 20’s to late 50’s, Black/African Descent

Art Rupe- (Male, Late 30’s to Early 50’s, White/European Descent)

Clint Brantley(Manager)- Male (Early 30’s to Early 40’s, Black/African Descent)

Billy Wright- Male (Late Teens to Late 20’s, Black/African Descent)

Audrey Robinson (Girlfriend)- Female (Late Teens to Early 20’s), Ambiguous/Multiracial,Black/African Descent

Sister Rosetta Tharpe- Female (Early 30’s to Early 40’s,Black/African Descent)

Ernestine Harvin (Fiance)- Female (Late Teens to Early 20’s,Black/African Descent)

Radio Personality Voice-(Male Early 20’s to Early 30’s, White/European Descent)

Female identifying Ensemble(Playing Multiple Roles)- Female, Trans Female, Early Teens- Late 20’s, Any Ethnicity

Make identifying Ensemble(Playing multiple roles)- Male, Trans Male, Early Teens- Early 30’s, Any Ethnicity

Written By Dedrick Weathersby

Directed by Snoop Robinson

Music Direction: TBA

Choreographer: Jordan Burns

Rehearsals Begin: 10/20/2024 (8 Weeks- For Rehearsal and Show(s)

Tech and Performances: 12/20/24 and 12/21/24 (2 Shows)

CALLBACKS if needed: Date, Time by appt.. Given by Casting Team (Please No Email Follow Ups)

Theater Name and Address: Dallas Theater Center- 2400 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201


AUDITIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 12, 2024 6PM CST

What to Prepare

Prepare your audition for the Role of: ROLES Listed above that you're interested in and showcases your range

Step 1: Please prep song in the style of the show, monologue in the essence of the show and attach dance video **If non Singer, submit monologue and dance video**, **If non Dancer, submit two songs and dance video**, If You are a mover and non dancer, please submit video (SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT)

Step 2: Attach a copy of your Headshot and Resume to form

“even if we know you” “even if you submitted via email, Casting Networks, Actors Access or Backstage”

Step 3: Fill out Google Form Information HERE

Step 4: Please View Dance Video Below:

https://youtube.com/shorts/dFy9gq-KEwE?feature=share

DURATION

Oct 20, 2024 - Dec 21, 2024

SALARY

$185.00 – $250.00 per week

HOW TO APPLY

APPLY ONLINE

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaKHAiKB5Z3bMrk5rNW3PXJc3lsa3NbNQP1IqcP0p_bkoG1A/viewform?usp=pp_url

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