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3 lead roles in new musical by Emmy award-winning composer - Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

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3 lead roles in new musical by Emmy award-winning composer - Leeds

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'Ruby' is a brand new Magical Musical Fairytale written by Emmy award-winning Composer Martyn Swain, about whom Julian Lennon recently said 'Martyn has a depth & understanding of Music & Character that most in his field could only Dream of…’

We're looking for 3 professional lead roles to be filled in a production which is being watched closely by London & Broadway Producers alike - and described by the BBC's Head of Music & Events Jan Younghusband as 'Simply Beautiful'.

We have 7 performances coming up at the Leeds City Varieties Music Hall. They are:

Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th September inclusive.

2 matinees on the 11th and 15th September.

The theatre is booked for rehearsals from Monday 3rd September, so we’re looking at getting the professional cast in for part of that week.

The roles we’re looking to fill are:

The adult Ruby (2nd half only) – Full Soprano range - aged between 20-28 - playing the lead role of the ‘beautiful and beguiling’ heroine.

The Young Emerald King (2nd half only) - Full tenor range - aged between 20-30 - a King fit for such a beauty as Ruby!

The Good Fairy (throughout) - Full Soprano range - Aged 20-40ish – The Good (but sometimes downright evil) Fairy may need to be on a wire for a couple of scenes!

As things stand we have a budget of between £3-4K for professional singers but this could dramatically rise shortly.

The rest of the cast are being drawn from the community and we’ve already engendered a strong sense of unity.

With huge interest from the BBC and Broadway, this could be a great opportunity for an up-and-coming star of stage musicals, as we want to keep the ‘team’ together as far as possible.

Check out the website here for examples of the music:

website available upon application

Payment: Minimum £1000 per role, rising with experience

Applications to this casting call require:
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  • A profile photo
  • An audio clip

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Musical Theatre Full Range Soprano

This is the most prominent role in the professional cast. 'Ruby' is the heroine of this Production. She goes from Amazonian beauty discovered in a 'Forest of Thorns' to the wife of the handsome young Emerald King. This is predominantly a singing role and hitting a 'top C' is important (although we may be able to adjust the score for an outstanding auditionee).

Females, aged 20 to 28 from Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: UK English

Full Range Tenor

The 2nd Professional member of the cast of 'Ruby' plays the Young Emerald King. A full range tenor 'Musical Theatre' voice is required, hitting a 'Top C' is important (although, as with other roles, the score can be adjusted for an outstanding auditionee).

The Young King only appears in the 2nd half of the Production, but has the most important song in the show - the beautiful 'Love Aria'. You can hear the demo (which will be less 'Operatic' in the production) on the website.

Males, aged 20 to 30 from Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: UK English

Full Range 'Musical Theatre' Soprano

The 3rd member of the Professional Cast, the 'Good Fairy' - this is a demanding role from the 1st scene to the last and demands a full voice and Soprano range up to a Top C.

More than any of the other roles, the role also needs a high level of acting ability and those auditioning will need to feel comfortable on a wire.

Potentially an extremely rewarding role, as the 'Good Fairy' expresses virtually every emotion in this 75 minute production.

Females, aged 25 to 40 from Leeds, United Kingdom

  • Minimum Acting experience: Previous paid speaking roles
  • Attended drama school: Yes
  • Languages spoken: English
  • Accents spoken: UK English

Previous audition:
Wanted male solo singer for 30th June needs to be local to West Wales

Next audition:
Need a camera man to camera for 4 hours - Victoria

Listing created: 16 May 2012

Applications closed: 1 July 2012

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