Garden Theatre
Billy Elliot the Musical - ADULT DANCE CALL (18+ ONLY)
REQUIREMENTS

Character Breakdown:

6:00PM DANCE CALL:
OLDER BILLY/SCAB (20-30) STRONG DANCING REQUIRED! Scab one of the few villagers in the small mining town who has chosen not to go on strike to support his family; while an outcast to most of the community, he still offers his support to Billy and others with financial assistance and moral support. As Older Billy, he makes an appearance during the second act and performs a side-by-side dream-like dance sequence of "Swan Lake" with younger Billy; must have ballet training and must be experienced in lifts and partner work, as he will work closely with younger Billy on this dance; must exude confidence and stature as a dancer. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies.

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GEORGE (30-40) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! Billy’s boxing teacher; Geordie miner; excellent comedy skills; friend of Dad’s; spokesman of the miners; community-spirited; the owner of a local boxing hall that Billy attends; he is very brutish and unfriendly; he is tough as nails, but does express a side of compassion and humility, as well, when the time calls for it; he is loyal to his friends and to the Miner's Association, and cares deeply about his community and its well-being. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies.

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BIG DAVEY (20s-45) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! A local miner and friend of Tony and Billy's dad; he is one of the leading forces of the Miner's Association during the strike in Durham County; he is also a bit hefty and at one point, he must eat an entire sandwich he has prepared on stage in front of the audience as a sight gag; he is full of energy and life and does his best to keep the local community rallied around the cause and their spirits high. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies.

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MR. BRAITHWAITE (25-45) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! Mrs. Wilkinson's ballet-class piano player; he is a bit of scaredy-cat who hates confrontation, despite his large size; he also has a “secret” passion for dance and helps Mrs. Wilkinson prepare Billy for his audition. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies. Strong movement skills required. Ability to jump rope a plus. Some dance training is a plus, but not necessarily required for this role.

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POSH DAD (30-50) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! He is an elite upper-class British man who is attending auditions with his son at the Royal Ballet School. Featured role. Must have experience in choral/ensemble singing and be able to hold harmonies.

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MR. WILKINSON (25-45) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! Mrs. Wilkinson’s husband. Plays various roles throughout. Must have singing experience, preferably with ability to hold his own in tight harmonies and must be able to move well.

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MINERS / ENSEMBLE (20-45) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! Plays various roles throughout. Must have singing experience, preferably with ability to hold his own in tight harmonies and must be able to move well.

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MRS. WILKNSON (30's-50's) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! The local ballet teacher who eventually becomes Billy’s mentor. Hardened and mouthy, she actually has capacity for caring when she sees promise in Billy. Believes in the power of personal expression through dance. Strong actress, singer. Must move well and have some knowledge of dance. Vocal range: Bb5 to Gb3.

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DEAD MUM (late 20's - early 30's) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! Billy’s dead mother. She appears to him throughout the play. Strong actress and singer. Will play other roles throughout.

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LESLEY (20s-40s) MUST MOVE VERY WELL! Woman in the mining community. Strong actress and singer. Will play other roles throughout.


GUIDELINES

Billy Elliot the Musical - Adult DANCE Call (18+ only)

Friday September 28, 2018 (6:00pm OR 7:30pm) See below

6:00pm
Older Billy (age 18-30, strong, technical ballet dancer)

● Arrive prepared to dance; ballet shoes & tap shoes, if you have them
● Those attending this call must have already been seen at the Adult Open Singing Call

7:30pm
MALE & FEMALE ROLES/ENSEMBLE

● Arrive prepared to dance; dance shoes & tap shoes, if you have them
● Those attending this call must have already been seen at the Adult Open Singing Call




OTHER INFORMATION

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 $800 for adults.

● Callbacks for Billy Elliot will be held on October 5 & 6, 2018 BY INVITATION ONLY.



LOCATION

160 W Plant St
Winter Garden, FL 34787


CONTACT INFORMATION

For inquiries please contact:

Debbie Sansing / Company Manager
debbie@gardentheatre.org
407-614-1875

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