Billy Elliot the Musical - YOUNG Actor DANCE Call 6:00pm (Ages 7-16). Please plan on staying late if you are asked to stay.
Wednesday September 26, 2018 - 6:00pm
Please prepare: ● Arrive prepared to dance; dance shoes and tap shoes, if you have them ● If asked to stay, please have one (1) 60-second contemporary comedic monologue and one (1) 16-bar musical theatre song prepared (please bring your sheet music) o No a cappella singing or tracked accompaniment will be allowed.
OUT OF TOWN ACTORS ONLY: Video submissions for Billy Elliot will be accepted ONLY for the roles of BILLY and MICHAEL. Please submit a video only if you are unable to make the auditions because you don’t live locally. If you are local talent, an in-person audition is mandatory.
- AEA and non-union talent are eligible to submit for these roles. - For BILLY - Submit a 30 second ballet combination showing advanced technique and turns. Submit a 30 second tap combination showing advanced technique and clean sounds. Submit 30 seconds of a musical theatre song. Record and submit the scene reading the role of Billy (resource section above). - For MICHAEL - Submit a 30 second tap combination showing advanced technique and clean sounds. Submit 30 seconds of a musical theatre song. Record and submit the scene reading the role of Michael (resource section above). - All submissions should be emailed to email@example.com by Monday, September 24, 2018.
Adults (18+) will be seen on Tuesday September 25, 2018 (sign up is under a separate link).
BILLY (8-13) STRONG DANCING REQUIRED! Any Ethnicity. A boy who stumbles upon a ballet class and develops a passion for dance; to him, dance is a way to feel whole and free himself from the problems of life; he finds himself stuck between appeasing family and chasing his newfound love. Vocal range: E3–C5. Dance: Must have ballet and tap training; must be able to jump rope; acrobatics, tumbling, and/or gymnastics training a plus, but not required.
MICHAEL (8-14) STRONG DANCING REQUIRED! Any Ethnicity. Billy's careless and fun-loving best friend; must sing (A#4-B4); he lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women's clothing. Dance: Must move well; Strong tapper.
DEBBIE (9-12) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! The ballet teacher's daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him. Must have strong dance skills and be able to sing. Good actress.
TALL BOY / POSH BOY (13-16) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! Portrays one of the boys in the community as well as one of the boys auditioning for the ballet school. Good actor and mover.
BALLET GIRLS (9-16) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! Members of Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet class. Various sizes and shapes and ethnicities. Should dance well but will look as if they don’t. Will also double as ballet dancers at the audition school.
SMALL BOY (5-8) NO DANCING REQUIRED! Any Ethnicity. A young boy who has a fun and humorous personality; this character starts the show with his entrance, and has some touching, adorable, and funny bits throughout the course of the show; no dance or singing experience is necessary.
Please note that AEA and non-Equity performers will be seen. We are looking for a very diverse range of ethnicity in our actors. Stipends begin at $250 for young actors. Stipends for the roles of Billy and Michael will begin at $800.
We will not see Adults during the Young Actor's Call. Adults will be seen on Tuesday September 25, 2018. There is a separate link to sign up.