DATES: Sunday April 10 Noon - 4:00 pm
Monday April 11 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
*Callbacks Tuesday April 12 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
LOCATION: The TADA Theatre 701 P Street
Suite 203 Lincoln, Ne.
Video auditions are also acceptable and can be emailed to email@example.com
FOR THE AUDITION: Sing a song no longer than 2 minutes in length. Nothing from the show itself but a song you strongly believe in and showcases you well.
PRODUCTION DATES: June 9-26 (Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm / Sunday 2:00 pm)
ABOUT THE SHOW: Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's Rent follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Through heart pounding musical numbers, sensational ballads and moving scenes, the show shines a light on the importance of human connection.
ABOUT THE CAST: RENT will have a talented ensemble of performers of varying sizes, abilities, gender-expressions and identities, and racial and ethnic-identities. We strongly welcome actors of all identities and experiences to audition for the role they gravitate towards.
REHEARSALS: Music rehearsals will begin on April 19. The process will carry throughout May leading up to the June opening. Rehearsals generally take place from 6:30 pm-10:00 pm Monday-Friday and some Sundays. TADA is extremely organized and will get the cast a calendar ahead of time so that actors know which dates and times they are called for at rehearsal. Your time is valuable to us! If you have conflicts during the rehearsal period, please list them on your email to casting. We can work around several however the closer to opening the more essential attendance will be. The fewer conflicts overall increases your chances of being cast.
MORE ABOUT THE ROLES
ROGER DAVIS: A struggling musician and former drug addict. Roommates with Mark in the loft and battles with being HIV-positive.
Vocal range top: A4 / bottom: F2
MARK COHEN: Filmmaker and video artist. Knee deep in his own soul-searching, Mark is the typical young artist. He and Roger are roommates in the loft. A bit of a nerd.
Vocal range top: G4 / bottom: A2
TOM COLLINS: A computer genius and liberal professor. He is a nurturer with a smooth and relaxed disposition. Used to be a roommate in the loft.
Vocal range top: A4 / bottom: F#2
BENJAMIN COFFIN III: The landlord of Mark and Roger's apartment building. A former roommate in the loft, Benny traded in his personal morals for power and wealth.
Vocal range top: F#4 / bottom: Bb2
JOANNE JEFFERSON: A public interest lawyer and headstrong lesbian. She is smart and purposeful in all her decisions. She is in a relationship with Maureen.
Vocal range top: E5 / bottom: G3
ANGEL DUMOTT SCHUNARD: The eccentric HIV-positive street drummer. A drag queen with an incredible gift of dance and a magnetic personality. Tom's lover.
Vocal range top: A4 / bottom: C3
MIMI MARQUEZ: A stripper with drug addictions. She conceals it all at her job in the local strip club. She lives in the same building as the loft.
Vocal range top: E5 / bottom: Eb3
MAUREEN JOHNSON: An unpredictable performance artist. Maureen oozes sexuality and used to live in the loft. She has recently dumped Mark for Joanne.
Vocal range top: F5 / bottom: C4
ENSEMBLE: Variety of ages from teens to 50’s.The ensemble will make up the wide array of people in New York, including (but not limited to): homeless people, parents, people struggling with addiction, police officers, and business professionals.