Mar 29, 2017

Motown The Musical - Open Auditions

 Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Motown Founder Berry Gordy are pleased to announce an open call casting search for African-American singers for the national touring production of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, with a rare opportunity to audition at Hitsville U.S.A., home to the Motown Museum (2648 W Grand Blvd) in Detroit, MI on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.   

The Motown Museum will host auditions in the famed Studio A where Motown’s legendary artists and groups recorded iconic and much-loved music that is featured in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is seeking African-American men and women, ages 20s-40s, with exceptional voices.  Also seeking an African-American boy, age 8 to 13, to play young Michael Jackson / Berry Gordy / Stevie Wonder.  No prior theatre experience is necessary.

All candidates must have amazing soulful voices to play different performers from Motown history.  All vocal parts are encouraged to attend.

DETROIT OPEN CALL
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM ET – 1:00 PM ET and 2:00 PM ET – 5 PM ET (sign-in begins at 8:30 AM ET and ends at 10:30 AM ET)
Location: Motown Museum, 2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit MI 48208

What to Bring
1.       Bring sheet music for a song of choice from the Motown songbook that best features vocal range. An accompanist will be provided.
2.       Bring a picture and resume including contact information (cell phone, email) stapled together.  A recent snapshot is sufficient in the absence of a formal headshot.

For more information about the upcoming tour, visit: www.wscasting.com/motowntourauditioninfo .

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre, April 18 – 30th.  Single tickets are currently on sale and are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com and at the Fisher Theatre box office.

Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.

Featuring more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to
the same beat.
MOTOWN THE MUSICAL features staging by Schele Williams, choreography by Patricia Wilcox (Blues in the Night) and Warren Adams (Toy Story), scenic design by David Korins (Bring It On: The Musical, Annie), costume design by Tony Award® nominee ESosa (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, “Project Runway”), lighting design by Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once, Sister Act), sound design by Tony Award® nominee Peter Hylenski (Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Aladdin), hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe (Memphis) and casting by Wojcik | Seay Casting.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL’S arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (Rock of Ages), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is produced by Tony Award® winning producer Kevin McCollum (Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q), Chairman and CEO of SONY Music Entertainment Doug Morris and Motown founder Berry Gordy, in association with Work Light Productions.

For more information about MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com.

Performance times for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL appearing April 18 – 30, 2017 at the Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit, are:

  • Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
  • Open captioned performance on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre box office.  A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at The Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email groups@broadwayindetroit.com. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.
The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.  As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.

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