The Prom - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is seeking video submissions for their upcoming production of The Prom. All roles are open – none have been pre-cast. Local actor/singer/dancers are encouraged to submit. For this show, we are looking to hire actors that will be at least 18 years old by the date of the first rehearsal (1/17/2023). 

BIPOC performers are strongly encouraged to audition, and all roles are open to inclusive casting. CDT is committed to becoming a more anti-racist organization on stage and throughout the company, and shall conduct all auditions in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, ability statuses and body types. To learn more about the work that we are doing, please visit the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion page on our website. 

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) contracts prohibit discrimination. AEA is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, AEA encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

 

Instructions

Please prepare and record a 60-90 second video of a song in the style of the show. If you would like to be considered for a principal role, we encourage you to sing from the provided cuttings. 

AUDITION MATERIALS – GOOGLE DRIVE

You will need to upload your video and resume and provide links in our audition submission form.

 

Deadline

Monday, June 13th

SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION HERE

 

Production Dates

First Rehearsal: January 17th, 2023
First Preview: February 10th, 2023
Press Night: February 17th, 2023
Closing: June 10th, 2023

 

Personnel Viewing Auditions

Michael Brindisi, Director
Tamara Kangas Erickson, Choreographer
Andy Kust, Music Director

 

Callback Information

Actors who are called back will be notified via email.  Callbacks will take place, in person, the week of June 27th. We will be conducting all callbacks in accordance with local, state, and national COVID-19 advisories, along with guidance from Actors’ Equity Association.

 

Character Descriptions

ALYSSA GREENE

Female, Playable Age: 18+ to play High School Senior, All Ethnicities, Vocal: Mix/belt up to a D. 

Tries desperately to fit in. A cheerleader. Secretly Emma’s girlfriend, but afraid to come out. Afraid to stand up to her mother. Pop voice. Strong singer/actor. If you are interested in being considered for the role of Alyssa, please sing the provided cutting from “Alyssa Greene.”

 

ANGIE DICKINSON

Female, Playable Age: 30-49, All Ethnicities, Vocal: alto with a belt

Angie is an ensemble member in the Broadway production of “Chicago”. Jaded Fosse girl with a heart of gold. Strong singer/mover. If you are interested in being considered for the role of Angie, please sing the provided cutting from “Zazz.”

 

BARRY GLICKMAN

Male, Playable Age: 30-59, All Ethnicities, Vocal: high baritone/low tenor

Barry is a very gay Broadway star. Completely politically incorrect and doesn’t know it. Impulsive and loves to make a scene everywhere he goes. Strong singer. Big broadway belter. If you are interested in being considered for the role of Barry, please sing the provided cutting from “Barry’s Going To Prom” OR “Tonight Belongs To You.” 

 

DEE DEE ALLEN

Female, Playable Age: 30-59, All Ethnicities, Vocal: alto with a very strong belt

Dee Dee is a current Broadway diva. A huge ego to match her huge talent. Has no filter. Hilariously self-involved, but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. Strong Singer. Big Broadway belter. If you are interested in being considered for the role of Dee Dee, please sing the provided cutting of “It’s Not About Me.” 

 

EMMA NOLAN

Female, Playable Age: 18+ to play High School Senior, All Ethnicities, Vocal: Alto with a great high pop mix

Emma is a high school student. Mix/belt up to a D. Forced into the spotlight because she asked her girlfriend to the prom. A reluctant poster child for gay/lesbian youth. Very smart. Sweet pop voice. Strong singer/actor. If you are interested in being considered for the role of Emma, please sing the provided cutting from “Dance With You” OR “Unruly Heart.”

 

MRS. GREENE

Female, Playable Age: 30-49, All Ethnicities, Vocal: Strong Alto

Alyssa’s mother, and the school board president. Very strong, controlling and intimidating. Loves her daughter very much, but has the specific view of what is “right” and “wrong” for her daughter and the school. Strong singer/actor. If you are interested in being considered for the part of Mrs. Greene, please sing the provided cutting from “Tonight Belongs To You.” 

 

SHELDON SAPERSTEIN

Male, Playable Age: 30-49. All Ethnicities, Vocal: Baritone

A charismatic press agent. Traditional musical theatre sound. 

 

TOM HAWKINS

Male, Playable Age: 30-59, All Ethnicities, Vocal: Baritone

The small-town principal at Emma’s high school. Easily Flustered. Straight-laced. A Broadway enthusiast. Strong singer/actor. If you are interested in being considered for the role of Tom, please sing the provided cutting of “We Look To You.”

 

TRENT OLIVER

Male, Playable Age: 30-49, All Ethnicities, Vocal: tenor

Trent is a pretentious Broadway star who is probably better known for TV infomercials. Loves the sound of his own voice. Strong singer, pop and legit. If you are interested in being considered for the role of Trent, please sing the provided cutting from “Love Thy Neighbor.”

 

ENSEMBLE

Characters are male and female, age 18+ to play high school students and various characters in the ensemble. All ethnicities. If you are interested in being considered for the ensemble, you can sing a song of your choice in the style of the show, or any of the the provided cuttings of “Tonight Belongs To You,”  “You Happened” or “It’s Time To Dance.” Understudies for principal characters will perform in the ensemble.

 

Youth Auditions
Auditions are only available for adults 18+. There will be no youth auditions for The Prom.

Contact information

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
Nick Haug
Email/contact
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Monday, June 13
Posted May 27