Theater auditions: GOAT’s ‘Aida’

Here’s the promised audition notice for Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre’s production of the musical Aida. The auditions are this weekend:

Greater Orlando Actors Theatre announces auditions for ‘Aida’

Greater Orlando Actors Theatre is holding auditions for the rock musical Aida, Elton John and Tim Rice’s contemporary Broadway hit, on Sunday, December 5 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center at 812 East Rollins Street. Auditions will also be held on Monday, December 6 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Harwood-Watson dance studios at 820 Lake Baldwin Lane. Call backs, if necessary, are scheduled for Tuesday, December 7 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Harwood-Watson.

Auditioners should prepare two contrasting songs, 16 bars each. Please bring sheet music in your key or CD accompaniment if necessary. Be prepared to dance and read from the script if asked. Please bring a resume and a recent headshot or photograph.

The roles of Aida and Amneris are cast. All other roles are available and include the following characters:

  • Radames: Tenor; A handsome, Egyptian Captain, son of Zoser, who enjoys the adventures of war without realizing its devastation. He is a good man who wants to be a better man.
  • Zoser: Baritone; A manipulative and evil Chief Minister of Egypt, father of Radames. He is power-hungry and lives without scruples.
  • Mereb: Tenor; A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames, who is faithful to his Nubian heritage and dreams of a better life for his people.
  • Nehebka: Mezzo-Soprano; A Nubian slave.
  • Amonasro: King of Nubia and father of Aida. An honorable and peaceful man.
  • Pharaoh: Leader of Egypt and father of Amneris.
  • Ensemble: Male and Female

All roles are unpaid. GOAT encourages performers of all ages and ethnicities to audition.

Paul Castaneda is the Director. Terry Wolfe is the Musical Director.

Aida is a story of star-crossed love set in ancient Egypt. It centers around a strong-willed Nubian Princess who falls in love with an Egyptian captain during a time of brutal war between their countries. Add in the captain’s materialistic royal fiancée, his power-hungry father, murder, sex, temptation, intrigue, love and humor, and you wind up with a compelling musical that captivates and entertains.

Aida will be performed at the Goldman Theatre at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center on 812 East Rollins Street. Performances will be on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. in the Goldman Theatre from January 28 through February 13. Industry Night will be Monday, February 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Greater Orlando Actors Theatre has produced cutting-edge, critically acclaimed shows since 2007. GOAT strives to create bold, provocative and innovative theatre. Despite its short history, GOAT proudly produced the first local version of the blockbuster musical RENT. Other recent accomplishments include earning Patron’s Pick at the Orlando International Fringe Festival in 2010 and being called part of “north Orlando’s Broadway” in the Orlando Weekly Best of Orlando 2010. GOAT is run by a board of directors and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. For more information, email info@goatgroup.org, call 407-872-8451 or visit www.goatgroup.org.

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