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Announcing Auditions for Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Indianapolis production team Zach & Zack announce auditions for our January 2018 production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Auditions are open for the roles of Hedwig and Yitzhak. Both roles are paid.
Auditions will take place Sunday, September 24th and Tuesday ,September 26th at a TBD evening time and location. Callbacks will be Tuesday the 26th. Auditions will be by appointment only. To sign up for a slot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a headshot, copy of your resume, and preferred date.
Hedwig opens Friday January 5th 2018 with a TBD number of performances through January 28th. The rehearsal schedule will be set at a later date, working around holiday conflicts. Performances will take place at the home of Epilogue Players, next door to Footlite Musicals at 19th and Alabama.
They are also in search of a set designer and stage manager for this production. Please email email@example.com if you’re interested in being considered for either position.
Please prepare a song (no more than two minutes) appropriate for the style of Hedwig (but nothing from the show, please), and bring sheet music in the correct key. No a cappella or CD auditions. An accompanist will be provided.
Producer: Zach Rosing
Director: Zack Neiditch
Associate Producer: Tim Alan Thompson
Music Director: Jake Stensberg
Costume Designer: Beck Jones
Hair/Makeup Designer: Daniel Klingler
Assistant Hair/Makeup Designer: Andrew Elliot
Lighting Designer: Matthew Cunningham
Hedwig – Male. Late 20s – 50s. East German rock singer and front woman of The Angry Inch. Formerly Hansel, a slip of a girly boy who grew up in communist East Berlin, fell in love with an American GI – became Hedwig and underwent a botched sex change operation in order to marry and move to the states. Glamorous, charismatic and always commanding even when at her most bitchy or vulnerable. Has had high highs and low lows. Very strong rock tenor (high to B4). Must have a convincing East German accent. Actor must be able to dexterously shift from persona to persona (Hedwig’s mother, husband, rock icon ex-lover, Tommy Gnosis). Actor should have terrific physical stamina.
Yitzhak – Female. Late 20’s – 40. Hedwig’s Croatian male husband and roadie/back-up singer. He is Hedwig’s vocal sparring partner- theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship. The actress playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male but one that chafes at the bonds of traditional masculinity and longs to explore his feminine, creative side. Very strong singer with rock and roll vibe. Wide vocal range a must (High belt to a G). Must have a convincing Balkan accent. Actress should be able play basic percussion instruments – tambourine; maracas.
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