The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience - Seeking Actors/Dancers

Rate of Pay: 
$1500.00

Currently casting local Twin Cities talent for: 

THE QUEEN’S BALL: A BRIDGERTON EXPERIENCE, an Immersive Theater Production coming to Minneapolis.

 

THE QUEEN’S BALL: A BRIDGERTON EXPERIENCE

Immersive Theater Production

https://bridgertonexperience.com  

Exec. Producers: Netflix, Shondaland, Fever

Casting Producer: Chris Downey-Asher

L.A. Casting Executive: Paul Weber, CSA

Minneapolis Casting Director: Sheena Janson Kelley

 

RATE: Base minimum: $1500/week for all roles (except SIR HARRIS who is compensated at an hourly rate of $40.00)

All rates inclusive of agency commissions if talent is submitted by agency. Producer paying actor directly. Actor will be responsible for compensating agent commission. 

 

Location: MINNEAPOLIS, MN.

LOOKING FOR MINNEAPOLIS -BASED TALENT ONLY, OR TALENT THAT CAN WORK AS MINNEAPOLIS LOCALS.

Submissions Due by: Thursday, October 6, 2022 5:00PM CST

In Person Callback Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 

Rehearsals: Oct. 22 - Nov 8, 2022

Opening Show Night: Nov 9, 2022

Last show night: o/a Dec. 18, 2022 (with possible extension)

 

11 show guarantee. Each show runs 90 minutes long. Wednesday - Sunday.

(1 show on Wed and Thursday. 3 shows on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday)

 

Wednesdays - 7:00pm

Thursdays - 7:00pm

Weekend Showtimes

Fridays - 4:30/6:30/9:00pm

Sat/Sun - 2:30/5:30/8:00pm

**Subject to Change**

 

IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL RUN PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT. (Limited conflicts may be considered, however, LADY HEARTELL, must be available for all shows.)

 

NON-UNION (SAG-AFTRA ACTORS MAY SUBMIT, AS WELL AS EQUITY CANDIDATES, HOWEVER NO EQUITY ACTORS, PLEASE) 

*ALL TALENT MUST BE MINNEAPOLIS LOCAL HIRES* 

Bridgerton Minneapolis Casting hires actors, 18 and older that must be able to provide a local address for their employment contracts. You will be considered a "local hire" when submitting to Casting; meaning that travel, per diem, and accommodations are not provided. 

 

Please note this is confidential information only intended for the agents and actors that fit the specs. You will be required to sign an NDA. Please send in your signed NDA along with your self tape submission. 

We are accepting self tapes for this audition. Please submit self tapes by Thursday, October 6, 2022 by 5:00PM CST (ideally please submit prior if possible) to THIS FORM.

Self tapes will only be accepted through the form link above in YouTube/Vimeo form. Please do not send via email. We are not accepting .mp4 or .mov formats. 

 

SELF TAPE INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Be sure to film against a solid color wall, and a clean space. 
  2. Film scene in Medium shot 
  3. In a separate tape - Slate: (please see audition instructions for each role on what to slate)

Please upload your self tapes to either Vimeo or YouTube, and then submit that link. Do NOT submit your actual mp4 video.

SYNOPSIS: Step back in time and enter the magical world of Bridgerton. The Queen herself invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime evening of music and dance complete with acrobatic performances, interactive experiences, a stunning dance show, and plenty of surprises. 

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity and prohibits all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment based upon ages 40 or over, ancestry, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, military and veteran status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, including breastfeeding or medical condition relating to breastfeeding, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by law. 

Note: Each role (Except Lady Heartell) will be double cast. All performers must be available for all dates. (Production may have some flexibility on this.) 

PLEASE VIEW LINKS FOR EACH ROLE VERY CAREFULLY FOR SPECIFIC NOTES AND SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS. 

 

 

 

 

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS: 

QUEEN/BEE/IMMERSIVE CHARACTER AND URBAN DANCER 

Female. 25-45. Multi-Ethnic. Some dialogue. Strong skills in different ethnic dance styles: voguing, contemporary, hip hop, jazz/funk. Charismatic, with a strong stage presence and good physical acting. She will dance, improvise and interact with the audience. No tattoos on arms, back, neck or face. MUST be 5'5" – 5'8" tall. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DON’T MATCH THESE HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS, AS TALENT MUST FIT PRE-ESTABLISHED COSTUMES. 

Please Note: Actors auditioning for this role may also be considered for the unlisted role of LADY IN WAITING. 

Minneapolis based talent ONLY, or talent that can work as a Minneapolis local

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. A short video presentation/slate stating: full name + dance background + height + union status + vaccination status + a few words explaining why you are interested in this project.
  2. Dance reel and acting Reel (if available), resume with measurements, and 3-5 photos, including one full body. 

3. A freestyle video of you wacking and voguing, no more than 2 minutes long.

4. A 2 minute video of improvisational, non-verbal acting with these key notes: You are Her Majesty, The Queen: Enter your ball room, walk around and sit on your throne. One after another, imaginary people are being presented to you: You are either bored, amused, disgusted, interested, distracted, sophisticated or pretentious. Play within these qualities with a touch of humor. Tell a story with your posture, eyes, and body in minimal movement. Express the subtleties and extremes of these actions.

Inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydCUr9hXx7o Inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydCUr9hXx7o 

 

LADY HEARTELL - O.S. VOICE OVER ACTRESS. CHARACTER WILL REVEAL HERSELF ON STAGE AT THE FINALE 

Female. 20-35. Any ethnicity. We are looking for a mature sounding, sophisticated voice with the ability to portray an impeccably proper British accent - Julie Andrews as an example. Actor must be able to deliver scripted lines and also improvise live with witty, clever, and comedic commentary on things they observe at the performance.  While this role is mostly offstage, there is a brief appearance in costume, hair and makeup. 

Minneapolis based talent ONLY, or talent that can work as a Minneapolis local

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. Please submit voice reels. Voice reels MUST include a sample of a believable British accent. 

2. A short video presentation/slate stating: full name + height + union status + vaccination status + a few words explaining why you are interested in this project. 

2. VO reel and acting reel (if available), resume with all measurements, and 3-5 photos, including one full body. 

3. Audio recording interpreting the following text in a British accent using the lines as either an inspirational quote, or with a touch of sarcasm, or with judgment, detachment, reflection, or as if gossiping to a group of friends. 

 

 

 

V.O. SCRIPT: "When you are ignored by the stars, you wonder if you might ever burn bright."

"I was unaware that men were so entirely susceptible to women's clothing that it rendered them unable to control their hands."

"Passion comes with the worst of sin far more than it comes with the best of virtue."

"There were undoubtedly worse things than being an unmarried woman in charge of her own life, free to come and go as she pleased, free to explore pleasure."

"I wonder what it was really like back then. We think it's all fun and flirting, but there was probably a lot of ugly reality. Like the dancing."

"Call it what you like, my lady, but it is still spying."

"One is only as good as one is useful."

"At first glance, the ball seemed to be an elegant success. However, re-evaluation would allow an observer to see more than a graceful party. Many well-thought plans highlighted what this really was: a marriage market." 

4. Audio recording commenting the following scene - picture below - in a British accent using an inspirational quote, or with a touch of sarcasm, humor or with judgment, detachment, reflective or as if gossiping to a group of friends.  

 

 

 

MARIA/LADY ST. CLAIRE/FEMALE DANCER AND IMMERSIVE CHARACTER

Female. 21-29. All ethnicities. Strong skills in classical, contemporary, jazz, and most importantly ballet. Charismatic, with a strong stage presence. Upper body strength is required. Character will dance, improvise and interact with the audience. MUST be 5'5" – 5'8" tall. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DON’T MATCH THESE HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS, AS TALENT MUST FIT PRE-ESTABLISHED COSTUMES. No tattoos on arms, back, neck or face. Aerial skills strongly preferred. Please submit ALL ETHNICITIES . 

Please Note: Actors auditioning for this role may also be considered for the unlisted role of LADY IN WAITING. 

Please Note: This is a love story told in dance between Maria and Wilfred. Both performers must be comfortable with a courtship on stage culminating in a kiss. 

Minneapolis based talent ONLY, or talent that can work as a Minneapolis local. 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. A short video presentation/slate stating: full name + height + union status + vaccination status + a few words explaining why you are interested in this project. 

2. Dance reel and acting reel (if available), resume with all measurements, and 3-5 photos, including one full body. 

3. Please submit an Improvisation Audition Video to the Bridgerton Instrumental version of Billie Eillish's "Bad Guy." Audition should include a mix of ballet, contemporary and lyrical. Performance should demonstrate technique and emotional range. No more than 2 minutes. Please view music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWUbCwmBmgE 

Please view example for Upper body strength audition: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10j72SbuonzJi1RLfpleJTt0kRIiCk3Lk/view?usp=sharing 

 

WILFRED/LORD BROOKS/MALE DANCER AND IMMERSIVE CHARACTER 

Male. 21-29. Any ethnicity. Strong skills in classical, contemporary, jazz, and most importantly ballet. Charismatic, with a strong stage presence. Upper body strength is required. Character will dance, improvise and interact with the audience. MUST be 5'8" – 6' tall. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DON’T MATCH THESE HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS, AS TALENT MUST FIT PRE-ESTABLISHED COSTUMES. No tattoos on arms, back, neck or face. Shorter, Regency-era hairstyle preferred. Aerial skills strongly preferred. 

Please Note: This is a love story told in dance between Maria and Wilfred. Both performers must be comfortable with a courtship on stage culminating in a kiss. 

Minneapolis based talent ONLY, or talent that can work as a Minneapolis local. 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. A short video presentation/slate stating: full name + height + union status + vaccination status + a few words explaining why you are interested in this project. 

2. Dance reel and acting reel (if available), resume with all measurements, and 3-5 photos, including one full body picture. 

3. Please submit an Improvisation Audition Video to the Bridgerton Instrumental version of Billie Eillish's "Bad Guy." Audition should include a mix of ballet, contemporary and lyrical. Performance should demonstrate technique and emotional range. No more than 2 minutes. 

Please view music video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWUbCwmBmgE 

Please view example for Upper body strength audition: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/10j72SbuonzJi1RLfpleJTt0kRIiCk3Lk/view?usp=sharing 

 

SIR HARRIS - ACTOR 

Male. 21-35. Any ethnicity. Excellent British accent needed. Charismatic, with strong Improvisational skills. Comfortable with Immersive theater style interactions with guests. Comfortable with simple dance steps/choreography. Sir Harris is a Regency-era gentleman. He is a part of upper society and acts like it. He is flirty and fun, but never salacious. No tattoos on neck or face. Shorter, Regency-era hairstyle preferred. MUST be 5'8" – 6' tall. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT IF YOU DON’T MATCH THESE HEIGHT REQUIREMENTS, AS TALENT MUST FIT PRE-ESTABLISHED COSTUMES.

Minneapolis based talent ONLY, or talent that can work as a Minneapolis local. 

AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: 

1. A short video presentation/slate stating: full name + dance background + height + union status + vaccination status + a few words explaining why you are interested in this project. 

2. Dance reel and acting Reel (if available), resume with all measurements, and 3-5 photos, including one full body. 

3. A video self-tape of the following monologue in a British dialect (if possible):

 

"Apologies, I noticed you reading this Lady Whistledown pamphlet and I have many questions. Oh, where are my manners? Sir Harris Thornby. It's a pleasure to meet you. So what can you tell me about this Lady Whistledown? She is quite fascinating. What's that? You know the true identity of Lady Whistledown? Come with me, let's find somewhere quiet to continue our conversation. Well, you have my attention. Who is Whistledown? You don't say! I never would have imagined. And how did you come about this information? Well your secret is in protected hands. And here's a secret in return: I happen to have personal access to the Queen's ear, and I'll be sure to put in a good word for you as consideration for Diamond of the Evening. It certainly was a pleasure.” 

 

We are accepting self tapes for this audition. Please submit self tapes by Thursday Oct 6, 2022 by 5:00PM CST (ideally please submit prior if possible) to THIS FORM. Callbacks are Tuesday, October 11. Talent must attend in-person callbacks to be considered. 

For any questions, please email [email protected] and you will receive a response within 2 business days. 

 

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