Open auditions for the Waukesha Civic Theatre’s production of Billy Elliot The Musical  will be held:

ADDED DATE: Thursday, July 12, 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018, starting at 7:00 pm

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, starting at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, starting at 7:00 pm

If you cannot attend the audition date, please submit a video of yourself singing 16 bars to Mark E. Schuster at mes917@gmail.com

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Auditions will be held at the Waukesha Civic Theatre Building at 264 West Main Street, Waukesha.

Those auditioning should be prepared to sing, dance, and possibly read from the script. Please prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Please bring sheet music in your key for the accompanist. Unaccompanied auditions are discouraged. Wear clothes and shoes that you are comfortable moving in. If you have tap shoes, especially if you are auditioning for Billy and/or Michael, feel free to bring them. Please note there are adult situations and language in Billy Elliot The Musical. 

The character of Billy needs to have some experience with ballet, tap, and jazz dance styles. The character of Michael tap dances. Some ballet experience is helpful for girls. No previous dance experience is required for the adults - EXCEPT Mrs. Wilkinson (ballet & jazz), Mr. Braithwaite (jazz) and Adult Billy (ballet). Character descriptions and a general casting concept from the director are also available at the WCT web site audition page.

Please sign up for a specific audition time by clicking here and going to the WCT Signup Genius audition page. If you will not arrive at auditions until 8:30 or later, please contact the theatre so the director can be informed. Some actors may be asked to stay past their initial reading.

 

Set during the miners’ strike of 1984-85, this musical follows Billy as he trades in boxing gloves for

ballet shoes and develops the courage to be uniquely himself.

 

All roles are open.

There are 3 roles for boys age 9-12. There are 11 roles for girls age 9-12.

There are 16 roles for men age 17-70. There are 4 roles for women age 25-50. There is 1 role for a woman age 60-75.

     

Billy Elliot The Musical will run October 26-November 11, 2018, at WCT.  Mark E. Schuster is directing. Yeng Thao is music directing. Ceci Scalish is choreographing.

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Character Descriptions

Billy Elliot: 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.

Gender: male

Age: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: E3

 

Dad: Billy's stoic father. A widowed miner struggling with maintaining a household in lieu of a work strike, he is still deeply scarred by the death of his wife. Billy's dancing initially sends him into a rage but he learns to support his son.

Gender: male

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: Eb4

Vocal range bottom: A2

 

Debbie Wilkinson: The ballet teacher's daughter. A bit stand-offish and argumentative, her childhood crush on Billy leads her to constantly discourage him.

Gender: female

Age: 9 to 12

 

Grandma: Billy's eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resentment towards her dead abusive husband but has found solace through dance.

Gender: female

Age: 60 to 75

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: F#3

 

Michael: Billy's careless and fun-loving best friend. He lives in the realm of expressing oneself, going so far as to commonly dress in women's clothing.

Gender: male

Age: 10 to 13

Vocal range top: B4

Vocal range bottom: A#3

 

Mrs. Wilkinson: 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.

Gender: female

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: Bb5

Vocal range bottom: Gb3

 

Tony: Billy's brother. A lazy but passionate miner. Hotheaded and scrappy with seemingly no regard of respect for his father, although he shares his disapproval of dance.

Gender: male

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: F4

Vocal range bottom: D3

 

Ensemble

Miners (Big Davey, George, Lesley)

Ballet Girls (Angela Robson, Tracey Atkinson, Keeley Gibson, Tina Harmer)

Police Officers

Royal Ballet School Members (Clipboard Woman, Posh Boy, Posh Son, Dancer)