[OutVoice] Casting

David davieclem1 at aol.com
Tue Jul 22 10:46:17 EDT 2008


This is last minute, so you can e-mail if interested, and I'm sure that none of you need need to be told this BUT I can't stress enough: DON'T put the casting director on your mailing list, DON'T email her about anything else, you will only succeed in alienating and annoying her and negating your objective.  If (and only if) you are interested in this job and think you're what they're looking for, send your info to:
devorahnyc at hotmail.com

CASTING for "Show @ Spotlight on Broadway"
NEW resident LIVE Caberet/Variety Show from the Creators of Blue Man Group, Counts Media,  and writer Bruce Vilanch.


NON-JURISDICTIONAL
RATE: Professional Pay


MC / HOST $250 - $300 per show. Compensation will begin during rehearsals and remain in place during the initial 3 night per week run Thurs -Sat (2 shows per night) and the run is expected to expand to a 6 night per week run! 


DJ / CO-HOST: $150 - $200 per show.  Compensation will begin during rehearsals and remain in place during the initial 3 night per week run Thurs -Sat (2 shows per night) and the run is expected to expand to a 6 night per week run! 




Production Company: Creators of Blue Man Group, Counts Media & Spotlight Live
Director: Michael Counts
Writer: Bruce Vilanch
Casting Director: Amy Gossels
Casting sessions: This Thurs & Fri - July 24th & 25th
Rehearsal dates: Begin mid-late August '08
Tech & Dress Rehearsal on location: Mid-September '08
Show open: Beginning of October '08 (open ended run).  Show will begin as a 3 nights per week run, Thursday thru Saturday nights (w/ 2 performances per night, ie, at 7pm and at 9pm) and is expected to expand to a 6 night per week run.






Please Submit yourself (ONLY if you are NY based in in NYC 7/24 and/or 7/25) ASAP!!!


Hardcopies can messengered or dropped off NO LATER than Tues, July 22nd!!


TO:      Amy Gossels Casting
            c/o Senderos
            1471 3rd Ave
            (at 83rd Street)
            NYC 10028


Hardcopy submissions should be MARKED "Show @ Spotlight".





ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:  Counts Media is a new entertainment company in New York founded by Michael Counts, the co-founder and artistic director of the highly acclaimed experimental theater company GAle GAtes (in DUMBO).  Michael Counts has created a wide range of ground breaking productions that have pushed the boundaries of what a theater experience can be for more than a decade!  Counts has been called a "Mad Genius" but the New York Times and TimeOutNY credited him with having the most fertile imagination in the New York City theater.
This NEW SHOW, tentatively titled "SHOW at SPOTLIGHT ON BROADWAY" is a collaboration between Michael Counts,  the creators of Blue Man Group and legendary comedy writer BRUCE VILANCH.


OVERVIEW: This new show  SHOW at SPOTLIGHT ON BROADWAY"  will combine the tone and style of the 20's Cotton Club era, the 40's Copacabana era,  elements of German Cabaret, the Modern Burlesque and contemporary nightclub acts,  all with the added twist of multi-media and video entertainment as well!


SEEKING:


HOST / Master of Ceremonies:  Male or Female, 20's - 50's,  any ethnicity as long as there is GREAT energy and this person is CHARISMATIC and MULTI-TALENTED!  This MC could be anything from a HIP 20-something in a retro suit and tie on the one hand to a drag queen on the other extreme!  In  other words,  we are seeking the ultimate in terms of someone having a unique NYC persona!  The MC should be able to SING and DANCE to some degree...  and do a short STAND-UP set as well.  Having great comic ability is KEY.  The MC should also have GREAT STYLE,  and must be CHARMING and ABLE TO RUN A ROOM.  The MC should be CLASSY,  EDGY,  and  URBAN,  and even exotic in some way,  if possible!   There will be a distinct NYC vibe to this new show!   Show begins rehearsal mid-late August and the 3 night per week open ended run (Thurs-Sat) will begin 1st week of October.Rate is $200 - $350 per show and compensation will begin during rehearsals and remain in place during the initial 3 night per week run Thurs -Sat (2 shows per night) and then the run is expected to expand to a 6 night per week run! 




DJ / Co-Host:  Male or Female, 22- 35 years old,  any ethnicity (as long as this person has some SOLID DJ-ing experience / ability and meets the rest of the criteria below).  First and foremost, it is imperative that the DJ/Co-Host has GREAT stage presence as well as comedy and improvisational skills to keep very entertaining banter going with the MC.   We are also looking for the DJ to have GREAT STYLE, CHARM, have an URBAN and EDGY feel to him/her,  but still be classy!  Exotic types would be a plus. We also need someone who really knows how to SPIN and has EXCELLENT  DJ SKILLS,  but an engaging, outgoing and comedic personality is the most important thing!  For this role,  think Ellen Degeneres type DJ's for example... Show begins rehearsal mid-late August and the 3 night per week open ended run (Thurs-Sat) will begin 1st week of October. Rate is $150 - $200 per show and ompensation will begin during rehearsals and remain in place during the initial 3 night per week run Thurs -Sat (2 shows per night) and then the run is expected to expand to a 6 night per week run! 
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