Dance auditions by appointment for a reimagined, audience participation production of The Nutcracker called DANCE-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) NUTCRACKER- now in its second year!
Presented by MuSE
Producers: Alicia Lieu and Ian Brodsky
Director of Dance: Theresa Burns
11/6-12/7 (with 11/22-11/25 off for Thanksgiving)
Three performances and one invited dress rehearsal from 12/8-9 at Good Shepherd Church (152 West 66th st.)
ACTOR/DANCERS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO REHEARSE AND PERFORM IN NYC
ALL CAST MEMBERS WILL INTERACT WITH THE AUDIENCE. A LOT. ALL CAST MEMBERS WILL TEACH THE AUDIENCE AND DANCE WITH THE AUDIENCE AND SHEPHERD THE AUDIENCE. ACTIVELY SEEKING A DIVERSE CAST.
Seeking Actor/Dancers with excellent audience interaction skills for the following tracks:
Nutcracker Prince- Male. A brave, strong young man. Seeking a strong actor and dancer (ballet, contemporary, theatre jazz, partnering) who is extremely comfortable interacting with and leading an audience. In the Land of Sweets, he will be “learning” the audience participation sequences with the audience and demonstrating them for the audience to follow.
Uncle Drosselmeyer/Mother Ginger: Any gender. One actor/dancer to play this track. Uncle Drosselmeyer: Clara’s uncle. A HUGE presence- impressive, in charge, powerful, and an awesome uncle. Experience with magic would be a sweet bonus, but is not essential: we will teach you. Mother Ginger- Crunchy granola mom who is not at all subtle about trying to get the Prince and Clara together. Seeking a strong actor and dancer (ballet, contemporary, theatre jazz) who can lead the audience through a game of parachute and who is willing to learn simple magic tricks.
Spanish Dancer/Ensemble- Any gender. “Chocolate” in the Land of Sweets (Act 2). Seeking a strong actor and excellent dancer (flamenco, ballet, contemporary, theatre jazz) who can lead, teach, and interact with the audience. Will also play ensemble roles in Act 1. MUST HAVE FLAMENCO EXPERIENCE.
Asian Dancer/Ensemble- Any gender. “Tea” in the Land of Sweets (Act 2). Seeking a strong actor and dancer (traditional Asian dance, ballet, contemporary, theatre jazz) who can lead, teach, and interact with the audience. Will also play ensemble roles in Act 1. MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH TRADITIONAL ASIAN DANCE (a lot of dance forms fall under this title- we are purposefully casting a wide net so we can build this dance around the dancer and what they do best)
Ensemble/Understudy 3- Any gender. Seeking a strong actor and dancer (belly dance, ballet, contemporary, theatre jazz) who can lead, teach, and interact with the audience. This dancer will also understudy Uncle Drosselymeyer/Mother Ginger (see description above) and the Arabian Dancer track. MUST BELLY DANCE.
Ensemble/Understudy 4- Female. Seeking a strong actor and incredible dancer (ballet, contemporary, theatre jazz, and flamenco) who can lead, teach, and interact with the audience. This dancer will also understudy Clara and the Spanish Dancer track. MUST HAVE FLAMENCO EXPERIENCE.
Please email a headshot and resume to DIYNutcracker@gmail.com by Wednesday September 6th.
- In the subject line, please include: Role submitting for - Your Name
Example: Ensemble/Understudy 3 - Jane Doe
- In the body of your email, please confirm that you are available to rehearse and perform in NYC from 11/6-12/9 (excluding 11/22-11/25)
SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT THE REQUESTED SUBJECT LINE FORMAT OR AVAILABILITY CONFIRMATION IN THE BODY WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Auditions will be held during the day on 9/14. An initial ballet combination will be taught and dancers will be given the opportunity to demonstrate any appropriate special skills. Callbacks will be held later that same day.
Audition time and location will be disclosed when you are assigned an appointment.
November 6, 2017 - December 9, 2017