Auditions

Green Day’s American Idiot

SYNOPSIS

The two-time Tony Award-winning hit musical Green Day’s American Idiot, based on the Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album, American Idiot, as well as several songs from its follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Johnny, Tunny, and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

Book & Lyrics by Billy Joe Armstrong
Book by Michael Mayer
Music & Lyrics by Green Day

Direction by Clareann Despain
Music Direction by Tim Flores
Choreography by Kelly King

Audition Dates:
January 20-21, 2018 – 1:00-4:00 pm
January 22, 2018 – 7:00-10:00 pm
Callbacks: January 28, 2018 – 1:00 pm

Production Dates:
April 5-15, 2018
Thurs-Sat: 8 pm, Sun: 2 pm
Jaeb Theater @ Straz Center for the Performing Arts

N.B. All roles are available. Performers of all ethnicities and genders are welcome to help us create the world of today’s America. Punk sensibilities especially welcome. All actors must be at least 16 years old.

Johnny
Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, but at core a tender soul seeking meaning in a world that can’t be trusted. His pain is deep and manifests in desperate attempts to escape his life through music, love, drugs, whatever is at hand.
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: B2-B4
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Tunny
A seeker who desperately wants to believe in the American Dream.
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: D3-B4
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Will
Tries to do what society expects, but finds that this isn’t the path to happiness.
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: C#3-A4
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St. Jimmy
Johnny’s alter ego. Known as the “city badass.” An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: C3-F#5
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Heather
Faces the difficult choice of keeping a child she is not certain she or the father (Will) are ready for. She struggles to balance social expectations with her own needs, many of which she is still figuring out.
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: A3-E5
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Whatsername
An activist who is committed to changing the world. She loves as ferociously as she fights for justice. She has a name, even if no one can seem to remember it.
Age: 20-30
Vocal Range: F#3-D#5
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Extraordinary Girl
A girl in the Middle East who first appears in Tunny’s hallucination. Her strength, compassion, and intelligence later lead to Tunny falling in love with her.
Age: 20-35
Vocal Range: Bb3-E5
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Ensemble
10 individuals who participate in and drive the quest for meaning in a “land of make believe that don’t believe in them.”

PLEASE NOTE: ALL ACTORS ARE UNPAID VOLUNTEERS. ALL ACTORS MUST BE AT LEAST 16 YEARS OLD.

Auditions will take place in downtown Tampa. The specific address and time will be shared after your audition form has been received.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE AUDITION:
1. A resume or list of theatre experiences
2. A headshot photo is preferred, but we will also take a picture at the audition
3. Sheet music in the correct key, as an accompanist will be provided. A CD/mp3 player will not be provided. Tracks and a cappella auditions are not allowed.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE AUDITION:
1. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled audition time.
2. The audition will consist of a singing portion and a dance portion, so please bring appropriate attire for dance. There will be very little time to change, so it may be helpful to wear your dance attire for the singing audition as well.
3. The song should be no more than 24 bars and represent both you and the character you wish to portray.
4. An accompanist will be provided; a cappella auditions and auditions to tracks are not allowed.
5. We may also test your vocal range after your singing audition.
6. Your audition block could last up to 2 hours; please plan accordingly.

CALLBACKS:
Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 28, at 1:00 pm. If you are called back, you will be provided the following via email: part(s) being called back for, scene(s) from the show, as well as song(s) you will need to learn.

We may extend auditions to ensure we have the right set of actors to bring to callbacks. All actors and actresses will be notified of casting decisions as soon as possible.

CONFLICTS:
Excessive rehearsal conflicts will make it difficult to cast you. New conflicts after being cast are problematic and must be limited to legitimate emergencies.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals will begin on January 31 and will occur most nights of the week through the show opening on April 5.
Note that during tech week before opening, rehearsals will likely run later than usual.

View the full rehearsal and production schedule here.

 

mad Theatre of Tampa is proud to support local instrumental musicians by hiring them to play live for our productions!

We look for proficient instrumentalists who are able to perform music at high level of difficulty with very little group rehearsal time. Each production has a little bit different orchestration, so each show’s music director assembles a new band for that production; that said, we love to work with mad Theatre veterans as well as newcomers! Our show band will gather to rehearse together only at the Sitzprobe and during tech week, but they will receive the music in advance to work it up on their own before the Sitzprobe. Auditions for instrumentalists are scheduled individually with the music director and members of the board.

If you’re interested in joining the mad Theatre family as an instrumentalist, or for more information, please e-mail us at madauditions@gmail.com; we’d love to hear from you!

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Tampa, FL 33674
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