Posted: 24 Feb 2018 06:09 PM PST
Musical of destiny casting call
Edinburgh-based writers, Malachi Reid and Jonnie Grant, are set to premier a new musical, Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny at EdFringe 2018.
The pair have put out an open call for performers to join them in the musical, for which Reid has written the book and Grant the additional music. It will also contain original Tenacious D music by Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Liam Lynch.
The musical is somewhere between a nod and a tribute to the 2006 movie, Tenacious D: the Pick of Destiny, staring Jack Black and Kyle Gass, and directed by Liam Lynch.
According to Reid, who will be directing the production: “The show tells to epic story of a young rocker from Kickapoo called JB journeying to find his counterpart in rock KG, and together they form the band TENACIOUS D.
“Once formed, they decide to chase the legend of a magical pick that has shaped the history of modern music for decades and will give them ultimate rock power!
“Along with a group of rambunctious roadies, a super surgery groupie girl and “A Take No Sh*t” Tour Manager, they will put their musical spirits and their friendship to the test.”
The production will play a week at the fringe under the musical direction of Grant, running from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 August 2018 at theSpace@Niddry Street in the Lower space, 10.15 – 11.30pm.
Auditionees should prepare two songs (a rock song of their choice and a Tenacious D song) and, at their discretion, a small instrumental performance (not mandatory).
The company will accept people who turn up without booking in advance but do not guarantee that they won’t have to wait to be seen.
The first four roles have specific vocal requirements:
JB (Playing age 20-25) Tenor (rock vocal qualities). Must be able to belt to B. Strong falsetto.
KG (Playing age 20-30). Tenor (rock vocal qualities); Must be able to belt to A. Good falsetto.
Diana (Playing age 20-25). Mezzo-soprano (contemporary vocal qualities). Must be able to belt up to E.
Sally (Playing age 18-25) Mezzo-soprano (rock vocal qualities).
These four roles are flexible by vocal type but a balance between the four will be required. Ideal voices are noted.
Pat (Playing age 25-30). Bari-tenor (contemporary vocal qualities). Must be able to belt up to G. Good falsetto. Low A required.
Nat (Playing age 20-30). Bari-tenor (contemporary vocal qualities). Must be able to belt up to B. Strong falsetto. Low A required.
Max (Playing age 18-25). Soprano (contemporary vocal qualities). Must be able to chest voice to A.
Bob (no specific playing age). Baritone (contemporary vocal qualities).
Featured Cast (4)
Purely Ensemble Cast (3)
Listings and links
Auditions: Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny
Further details on the production facebook page: @TenaciousDTheMusicalofDestiny.
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Posted: 24 Feb 2018 03:39 PM PST
Auditions for Casanova Dreaming and Volpone
Arbery Productions has issued open casting calls to Edinburgh-based actors for its two Edinburgh Fringe 2018 productions, the revival of Volpone and a new production: Casanova Dreaming.
Both productions will run through the whole festival and there is a guaranteed minimal payment for all cast. The company is looking for male and female actors over the age of 18.
Auditions for Casanova Dreaming will be on Sat 17/Sun 18 March with callbacks on Wed 21. Rehearsals will be during the day in July.
Martin Foreman's adaptation of Ben Jonson's rollicking satire Volpone maintains all the elements of Jonson's plot while shortening the script to two hours and updating the language and setting to the nineteenth century.
The greatest change comes in transforming two leading characters to women. One is Corbaccia, the old lady who disinherits her son to get Volpone's riches. The other is Volpone's servant, Mosca, whose quick thinking saves herself and her master from potential discovery and offers them even greater rewards.
The show was first presented in a one-week run at EdFringe 2017 (Æ review: “★★★★☆ Ruthless“). The production is being enhanced and reprised for a three-week run in the early evening in Paradise Sanctuary (Venue 152) on George IV Bridge.
In Casanova Dreaming, the 18-year old Giacomo Casanova is asleep in bed with his first true love when he is visited by an old man who shows him his future – but is what he sees a promise or a warning?
Foreman reveals the life of the famous libertine – a life more complex and varied than legend relates, he says – and continues his exploration of themes of love, loss and death that focus on the city of Venice.
Casanova Dreaming will run in the early afternoon in the intimate theatre of theSpace on Niddry Street (Venue 9). Although it does not contain nudity, auditionees should be aware that it will contain sexual language and intimate scenes between the performers.
A cast of 13 actors will play 20 characters. Volpone and Mosca have been cast; the outstanding parts are:
A cast of 7 (3m, 4f) will portray more than a dozen characters.
Listings and links
Auditions for Volpone are on
Auditions for Casanova Dreaming:
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