The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, on Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13
. This production will be directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry.
Equity auditions will be held on September 12 from
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Open auditions will be held on September 12 from
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
and on September 13 from
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling (720) 898-7200.
auditions will be held September 19-21.Location and time TBD.
Experienced performers possessing strong vocal abilities and dance abilities are needed.
Principal roles must have exceptional vocal abilities in a strong Rock style as well as movement skills. Auditioners must be 18 years of age or older. Ethnic minorities and cultural varieties encouraged for all roles
Principal roles are available for two adult women ages late 20s - early 30s, one woman age 30s - 40s, one male age 20s, one male age late 20s - early 30s, one male age 40s, and two males 50 - 60s. Numerous other roles are available for a wide variety and ages with strong vocal and dance abilities. Complete character descriptions (see attached) can also be found online at www.arvadacenter.org/auditions. This is an equity LORT B production, although non-equity actors may audition. Some roles may be pre-cast.
Actors should prepare 16 – 32 bars of up-tempo music appropriate to the production. Auditioners should know the complete song but may only be required to perform 16 bars. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No taped music or a cappella allowed. Some roles will require strong dance skills. A current Headshot and Résumé are required. Equity members must have a current ID card.
Rehearsals for AIDA
November 8, 2005
. The show opens November 29 and runs through
December 30, 2005
on Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, for a total of eight shows per week.
for the Arts and Humanities is generously supported by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
It is the metro area’s seventh largest cultural attraction, devoted to all aspects of the arts. Located two and a half miles north of Interstate 70 on
Character Descriptions for AIDA
for the Arts and Humanities
(The following breakdown is a guideline only.)
Amneris: Female late 20s – early 30s. Attractive, vibrant, materialistic but smarter than she appears, daughter of Pharaoh. Strong willed. Used to the easy life but knows her status. Self consumed but grows.
Mezzo – Soprano Low E – High F
Radames: Male late 20s – early 30s. Egyptian Captain, handsome, physically commanding, strong willed. Honest and ambitious. Man’s man. Sincere. Confused by emotions or feelings. Can be boastful.
Rock Tenor A flat – B flat
Aida: Female late 20s - early 30s. Nubian Princess daughter of Amonsro. Naturally attractive, strong presence and capable. Intelligent and dedicated to her people. Can be forceful and open. Accepting of her position and its responsibilities. Physically strong and covered emotionally. Free thinking.
Mezzo – Soprano Low F – High F
Mereb: Male 20s. Nubian slave,smart, conniving, street wise. Capable, quick-witted and quick on his feet. Survivor.
Tenor G – B flat
Zozer: Male40s. Radames’ father, Chief Minister, evil and plotting.Power hungry and dishonest. Intimidating and underhanded. Concerned only with himself and his advancement.
Baritone F – F
Pharaoh: Male 50 – 60s. Pharaoh of
. Elderly and in ill health. Strong in role and powerful but illness weakens him.
Nehebka: Female30 – 40s. Nubian slave. Dedicated to her king and Aida. Strong understanding of her status and her duties to her king and Aida. Willing to sacrifice for others.
Amonasro: Male 50 – 60s. Older stately King of Nubia,Aida’s father. Caring and honest. Peaceful and fair. Loving of his daughter and his people.
Ministers: A wide variety of types and ages with strong vocal and dance abilities.
Soldiers/Guards: Men Low G – High A
Nubians: Women Low B flat – High A flat
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