AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TOMMY IN CONCERT
Palos Verdes Performing Arts is pleased to announce auditions for TOMMY: In Concert.
Kirsten Chandler: Director, Sean Alexander Bart Music Director.
Tommy - An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Guitar skills a plus. Age: 18 to 30 Vocal range: Tenor Db3-B4
Mrs. Walker - Tommy's mother and Captain Walker's wife. Mrs. Walker transforms from a young woman full of hope and romance to a guilt-ridden, weary mother, frustrated from trying to care for and cure her son. Age: 20s to early 40s. Vocal range: Alto-Mezzo G3-D6
Captain Walker - A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife's lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy's trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Age: 20s to early 40s Vocal range: Tenor F3-C#5
Uncle Ernie - A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests young Tommy and later runs a children's camp seeking to profit from Tommy's popularity. Age: 30s to 50s Vocal range: Tenor G2-Bb4
Young Tommy - Deaf, dumb and blind. When he sings, he expresses Tommy’s trapped soul. Age: 10-13 Vocal range: Unchanged Young Male Voice
Youngest Tommy - Witnesses a murder, then becomes spontaneously deaf, dumb and blind. Seeking a good young actor who is able to hold focus onstage. Age: 6-10 Vocal range: unchanged male voice
Cousin Kevin - A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin Tommy when they're young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy's success. Age: 18 to 30 Vocal Range: Baritenor Ab2-B4
The Gypsy - A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy's parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures. Age: Open Vocal range: Rock alto-mezzo G3- F5
The Specialist - A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy's parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son. Age: Open Vocal range: Baritone G#3- F4
Sally Simpson - A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenager. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him. Age: Teens- early 20s Vocal range: Mezzo-soprano F3-D5
Ensemble - Will portray parents, soldiers, nurses, minister, harlots, teenagers, guards, reporters. All must sing and move well. Dance skills required for the roles of the teenagers.
We crave diversity and all roles open to all ethnicities.
Auditions will be held: Monday, December 16 and Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 6-10pm. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
PLEASE SIGN UP HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508094aaea92da4f49-auditions3
Rehearsals begin: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Norris Theatre and performances are Friday, January 24 – Sunday, January 26, 2020.
Please prepare 32 Bars of an up-tempo pop-rock song that shows off your range. Please have an alternate selection ready if needed.
Three Equity Guest Artist (Tier 3 contracts) are available.
Auditions will be held at the Norris Pavilion: 501 Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
The Norris Pavilion Building is next to the fire station. Parking is across the street in mall parking structure. It is FREE.