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Kelsay + Morales Company is currently accepting video submissions for the Orlando, FL based tour of
THE LIGHTNING THEIF (TYA EDITION), produced by TheaterWorks USA.

 
SEEKING: A diverse company of Actor/Singers with strong pop/rock vocal style.
Performers of all ethnic backgrounds and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.
Actors must be local to Orlando, FL or Central Florida



SUBMISSION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022

THEATERWORKSUSA’S THE LIGHTNING THIEF
(TYA EDITION) 2023 TOUR

 

Producer: TheaterWorks USA

Artistic Director: Barbara Pasternack

Associate Artistic Director: Jillian Carucci

Associate Producer (Orlando): Paige Gober

Remount Director + Choreographer: TBA
Music Director: TBA

Book: Joe Tracz

Music & Lyrics: Rob Rokicki

Original Director & Choreographer: Josiah Davis
Casting Director: Kayla Kelsay Morales & Joshian Morales, Kelsay + Morales Company

SALARY:

$505/Week -- AEA TheaterWorks USA Contract
Tour Location: United States

This is an ACTOR/ASM contract.

DATES:

December 27, 2022-January 13, 2023

Opening Date(s): January 14, 2023

Closing Date(s): May 28, 2023

*All dates are currently subject to change.

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ABOUT THE SHOW:

 

The Lightning Thief (TYA Edition) with music and lyrics by Rob Rokicki and book by Joe Tracz, is based on the 2005 novel by Rick Riordan. THE LIGHTNING THIEF is a coming-of-age story. The story of a generation who feel discarded by their parents, who want to be wanted, who want to be fully seen. This is the story of a group of friends who find each other, see each other, protect each other, rage for each other, and become family. With their powers combined, they must face the impossible and reestablish the peace.

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION:

This reimagined musical production is a live, pop punk concert from which the theatrical event will erupt! We will channel the inherent theatricality of a live concert to create Percy, Annabeth, and Grover’s journey to the underworld. Vocally we are not looking for polished or musical theatre perfection. We are looking for something grittier and gutsy (while staying true to the demands of the score). To be clear, we may not be looking for perfection, but we are looking for excellence.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

PERCY JACKSON – Lead Vocalist in the band. Son of Poseidon. A kid with a tough exterior but a sensitive heart who spent his whole life defending himself. Fueled by impulse, he must now own his power and go on the offensive to save his mother, the most important thing. Strong pop-rock tenor.

ANNABETH CHASE – Singer in the band. Daughter of Athena. Overqualified but unseen. She is over being invisible. Learning to live unapologetically in her brilliance, she is unwilling to hide her black girl magic. She got it from her mama. Embracing the hyper-visibility inherent in her identity with expressive hair that will never fit under a hat. Strong pop-rock high belter.

GROVER UNDERWOOD – Singer in the band. A soft spirit. Intuitive and sensitive. Keeping the group motivated and driving forward, he takes the responsibility of friendship very seriously. His empathy and humor disguise the fact that he is working through deep guilt and shame from the past. Hoping to be seen as worthy. On his journey, he discovers he is enough. Also plays Mr. D (aka Dionysus). Strong folk-pop tenor.

 

CLARISSE, SALLY JACKSON & OTHERS – Backup singer in the band. Embodies a range of roles including Clarisse: daughter of Ares, Sally: Percy’s hard-working mother, The Oracle, and a variety of other characters. Strong pop rock soprano with high belt.

MR. BRUNNER & OTHERS  Backup singer in the band. Embodies a range of roles including Chiron: a wise centaur and part-time Latin teacher, Poseidon: god of the sea, Hades: god of the dead, and a variety of other characters. Strong pop rock bari-tenor.

LUKE & OTHERS – Backup singer in the band. Embodies a range of roles including Luke: son of Hermes, Gabe: Percy’s foul step-father, Ares: god of war, Charon: ferryman to the underworld, and Minotaur. Strong pop rock bari-tenor.

COVID-19 SAFETY:

TWUSA ADHERES TO AEA SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND CDC GUIDELINES RELATED TO COVID-19 FOR AUDITIONS, REHEARSALS, AND TOURING. All COMPANY MEMBERS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AND UP TO DATE AGAINST COVID-19, IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC GUIDELINES, UNLESS AN EMPLOYEE REQUESTS A VALID EXEMPTION PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTE § 381.00317

CASTING REMINDER:

THIS IS A TOURING PRODUCTION. THE COMPANY TRAVELS BY CAR & VAN TO THEATERS AND SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ALL ACTORS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO AUDITION, REHEARSE, PERFORM, AND TRAVEL FROM ORLANDO, FL.

ALL ACTORS ARE SIGNED AS ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGERS (ASMs) and will be required, as such, to lift scenery and sound equipment during daily load-in and load outs. All actors participate in assembling and disassembling the set at each venue and school at which they perform.

TheaterWorksUSA serves a diverse, nationwide audience and strives to hire artists and staff that reflect the diversity of our audiences. TheaterWorksUSA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer.

TO SUBMIT:

Please submit a headshot and resume as well as a video of 16-32 bars of a pop/rock or contemporary musical theatre song that shows range, OR choose one (1) of the songs provided at this DROPBOX LINK

Actors may submit their video submissions by clicking the button below. (Preferred method.) If unable to use the provided link, performers may submit by emailing the link to their submission video (YouTube or Vimeo link) and a PDF headshot and resume to hello@kelsaymoralescompany.com.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2022

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