Florida Theatrical Association is holding auditions for the Off-Broadway musical “Altar Boyz,” scheduled to open in The Abbey, Orlando’s hippest new entertainment venue, in October. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, August 24 and Thursday, August 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m at The MEZZ in downtown Orlando.
“Altar Boyz” is a comedic spoof about a heavenly boy band trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time. After huge success Off-Broadway in New York, Altar Boyz decided to take the musical to the national level with numerous touring productions.
The musical will be produced by Florida Theatrical Association and directed by Steve MacKinnon. Interested performers will need to prepare 32 bars of appropriate music in the style of the show (contemporary musical theater/pop). Pianist will be provided, please have music in correct key, and CD/track are also acceptable. Those auditioning may be asked to learn a brief hip-hop dance combination and will need to bring a stapled picture and resume to their appointment.
The production will run October 8, 2011 through November 6, 2011 and will play at The Abbey in downtown Orlando. All roles are paid. AEA performers work under an Equity OAT contract.
Please call 407-704-6124 to schedule an appointment or email [email protected] for more information.
The MEZZ is located in the Sanctuary Building in downtown Orlando’s Eola Square district between Church Street and Pine Street. The street address for The MEZZ is100 South Eola Drive, Suite 200 in downtown Orlando. Valet parking is available in front of the Sanctuary Building for $5.
The roles that are being cast are as follows:
Matthew: The leader of the group with looks and charisma to spare, a voice that could sell millions of albums and an ease with the audience that makes the girls and boys swoon. A pop tenor. Preferably able to beatbox. Ideally reads mid to late 20s.
Luke: The “bad boy”. Street-wise, but rather dim in every other area. He gives everything he does 110% – even when he only has 60% of the know-how. He speaks in hip-hop lingo from about 6 years ago. Strong comedic instincts necessary. Pop baritone. Ideally reads mid to late 20s.
Mark: The innocent “bowl of sunshine”. He has always looked up to Matthew and is really, really glad that they are friends. Strong comedic instincts necessary. High Pop tenor. Ideally reads early 20s.
Juan: The “ethnic one”. Juan was dropped on the steps of a church in Tijuana and raised by nuns who raised him as a Hispanic. In reality, he may or may not be although he does speak with a Spanish accent. Strong comedic instincts necessary. Pop Baritone/Tenor.
Abe: The Jewish Altar Boy. Abe loves singing and dancing and, while he is perplexed as to why God told him to join a Christian Boyband, he faithfully gives it his all while still fully retaining his faith. He loves these guys and is accepted by them 100%. Pop Baritone/Tenor.