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"Billy Elliot" Auditions-New York City, NY - Casting ID # 1610156
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location New York City, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 02-11-20
Audition Date 02-18-20 Submission deadline 02-17-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Billy Elliot tells the story of a young boy from Easington, a coal mining village in northeast England, who transcends class and circumstance to become a ballet star. The musical is set against the backdrop of the 1984-5 miners strike, which tragically affects the whole village. After his mother's death a few years earlier, Billy is cared for by his father, brother, and grandmother. His family is not well off, and they have no experience with, or tolerance for, the arts. His dad and brother are totally against the idea of him learning to dance, but Billy finds himself drawn towards the ballet world. As a result, Billy is forced to take his boxing lesson money and use it secretly for dance lessons from local dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson. She quickly notices that Billy is a prodigy and takes him under her wing. Soon, despite his family's resistance, Mrs. Wilkinson manages to get Billy an audition with The Royal Ballet School in London. The village learns to overcome their ill-founded prejudices and, along with Billy's father, come around to support Billy's dream to become a dancer.

Billy Elliot rehearses in New Canaan, CT. commute from NYC 65 minutes by Metro North. NYC Transportation stipends provided. Performances Thursday-Sunday.
Equity's contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

- If given an appointment, prepare one 32 bar cut of a song in the style of BIlly Elliot (Singing from the show is encouraged).
- Be prepared to read as sides may be provided at audition. Dancers bring tap shoes as well as character shoes.
- Please email with Headshot and resume.
- Actors of all ethnicities encouraged to audition. All characters speak with English dialect.

Role # 1 Billy Elliot
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: C5. Vocal range bottom: E3. 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. Must be an excellent ballet and tap dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 10 to 13
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Dad
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: Eb4. Vocal range bottom: A2. 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. Doesn't need to dance.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Grandma
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: F#3. Billy's eccentric grandmother. She is forgetful and a little aloof. Despite her inattention, she harbors a bitter resent



Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 60 to 75
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Mrs. Wilkinson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: Bb5. Vocal range bottom: Gb3. 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. Must be an excellent dancer, tap optional.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 40 to 50
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Tony
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: F4. Vocal range bottom: D3. 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. Must be a good mover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 25
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Mum
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top F5. Vocal range bottom: G3. Billy's mom who died when he was young. Compassionate, loving. A source of strength for Billy. Mover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 45
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 George
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Boxing Coach. An imposing, gruff and tough miner. Comedic skills. Must be a good mover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Mr. Braithwaite
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: C4. Vocal range bottom: G2. Accompanist (actor doesn't need to play the piano), comedic skills. Must be an excellent mover.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 55
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Dream Billy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A dream image of the star ballet dancer Billy will become. Must be an excellent ballet dancer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 30
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Michael
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Vocal range top: B4. Vocal range bottom: A#3
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. Must be an excellent dance, tap optional.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 10 to 13
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Adult Ensemble
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking an ethnically and physically diverse ensemble of excellent male and female singer, dancer, actors to play Miners; Police Officers;, Royal Ballet School Members. Strong movers and a range of dance ability are needed including some excellent tappers.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -