Auditions | Kinky Boots
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music & Lyrics By Cyndi Lauper
Date: Sunday May 15th
Time: 5 to 9PM
Players by the Sea
106 6th Street North
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
May 16th - 6:30 pm - Dance call w/ Choreographer
(Vocal Callbacks as Needed)
Show dates: July 8 - July 31st, 2022
Directed by: Joe Kemper
What to prepare:
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early with your headshot and resume
Prepare 16 bars of a Pop/Rock or Contemporary Musical Theater Pop selection. (You MAY sing from the show)
Please bring music on a recorded device. Accompanist will not be provided
Show Description:After trying to escape his father’s low-key, family ambitions for him, Charlie Price has suddenly inherited his father's shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Charlie must now face the decision of whether to pursue a new life in London with his fiancee Nicola, or return to the town in which he grew up and save his father’s dreams. Ultimately, Charlie decides to try to live up to his father's legacy and rescue his family business, and, in doing so, he finds unlikely inspiration in the form of Lola. A fabulous drag queen in need of some sturdy stiletto boots, Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he's meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. With the door thrown open and the world at their fingers, Charlie discovers that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.
Charlie Price - (Male) -Late 20’s – early 30’s. Sings C3–B4. A leading man, just out of university. He is privileged, but likeable — his father owns the shoe factory. He is handsome and loveable but there is a temper right under the skin. Must have a great rock voice, ability to move and be a strong actor
Lola - (Male) - 30’s–40’s. Sings C3–B4 (with one top C). 5’8” and above is preferable. An emotionally and physically challenging role that requires the body of a boxer with the soul of a Diva, a la Whitney Houston. Must have star presence and feel comfortable wearing everything from full glamour as a scene-stealing drag performer to nothing but boxing trunks. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Strong comedic actor. This is the Tony Award®-winning role originated by Billy Porter on Broadway, written for a non-Caucasian (generally African heritage) male
Lauren (Female) - 20’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5. Beautiful, but quirky (not glamourous like Nicola) working class girl who works in the shoe factory. Funny and smart but has had bad luck with men. Terrific comedic actress.
Nicola (Female) - 20’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5. Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Sophisticated looks. She is a social climber, driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Must have a great pop voice
Don (Male) - 30’s–40’s. Sings C3–F4 (must have a strong falsetto to D5 for the Finale). Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker. Has a menacing physicality. Least likely to be seen on a runway in kinky boots. Strong actor required.
George (Male) - 40’s–50’s. Sings C3–F4. Factory Manager, keeping up traditions. Reserved and tightly wound.
The Angels (Male) - “This ain’t no job for wallflowers!”
20’s–30’s. These are the six drag performers from The Blue Angel Nightclub who perform with Lola. Actors with star quality and personality. Must be versatile and terrific singers (with a contemporary pop/rock/R & B belt) and dancers (required to dance in heels). Physical fitness is crucial. Tumbling and acro skills a plus (one angel will back handspring and another does a tour into splits). Any Angels required to cover Lola must be non-Caucasian due to the specific nature of the role. Three Angels sing to C♯5 and three sing to A4.
Trish (Female) - 40’s–50’s. Sings B♭3–D5 and must have strong rock/pop belt. Factory worker who has been there longer than any of the other women. A lot of life experience and a lot of responsibility–this shows in her face. Comedy chops.
Pat(Female) - 30’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5 and must be strong pop/rock soprano. Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed.
Mr. Price / Ensemble (Male) - 40’s–50’s. Sings B♭2–G4 and must have a good voice. Charlie’s father and owner of the shoe factory. Appears in the opening and closing sequence as well as playing a pub patron, factory worker etc for the rest of the show.
Harry / Ensemble (Male) - 20’s–30’s. Sings E3–C4. A contemporary of Charlie’s, but his opposite. Harry is successful, self-aware, confident and carefree. Must have a great rock voice. Also plays a Factory Worker etc.
Ensemble and Swings (6 Males & 5 Females) - 20’s–50’s. The men and women of the ensemble must be excellent pop/rock singers. They will cover Principal and Featured ensemble roles as well as play factory workers, pub patrons etc. Factory workers should look like real, everyday people and be able to move well. Females that cover the principal roles must be very strong singers — belters! Male swings must be terrific dancers, have great pop voices and be comfortable in drag in order to cover Angels. Lola covers are required to be non-Caucasian due to the specific nature of the role.
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