ALLEGIANCE auditions

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Announcing auditions for the Bay Area premiere of ALLEGIANCE
Music and Lyrics by Jay Kuo
Book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, & Lorenzo Thione

Directed by Lily Tung Crystal
Music Director by Kenji Higashihama
Choreography by Allison Paraiso

NEEDED
Non-AEA only. Travel stipend for performance weeks only.
See casting breakdown below

AUDITION AND CALLBACK DATES
Tuesday, June 26, 7 pm
Wednesday, June 27, 7 pm

CALLBACKS
Sunday, July 1, 6:30 pm

LOCATION
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
951 Pomona Ave (cross street Moeser)
El Cerrito, CA 94530

PERFORMANCE DATES
September 21-October 21, 2018
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm

AUDITION PREPARATION
Prepare 32 bars of a Broadway standard; bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided.

ROLES

Principals (in order of appearance):

SAM KIMURA, a WWII hero (also OJII-CHAN, his grandfather) (to appear late 60s)
ETHNICITY: Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

KEI KIMURA, Sam’s sister (to appear late 30s)
Mezzo voice with a strong mix up to D#5
ETHNICITY: Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

SAMMY KIMURA, the young memory of Sam (to appear mid-20s)
Strong tenor with a solid A4
ETHNICITY: Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

TATSUO KIMURA, a farmer, father to Sammy and Kei, son of Ojii-San (to appear mid-50s)
Classic baritone to F.
ETHNICITY: Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

MIKE MASAOKA, Nat’l Secretary, Japanese American Citizens League (to appear 40-60)
Non-singing role
ETHNICITY: Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

FRANKIE SUZUKI, an activist (to appear mid-30s)
Bari-Tenor to Ab.
ETHNICITY: Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

HANNAH CAMPBELL, an Army nurse (to appear mid-20s)
Mezzo with belt to D/Eb; classic Broadway with a contemporary twist; strong mix to E.
ETHNICITY: Caucasian

ASIAN ENSEMBLE (MALES AND FEMALES, 20-49)
Strong singers. Good movers.
ETHNICITY: Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race

CAUCASIAN MALE ENSEMBLE (MALE, 20-49)
Strong singers. Good movers.
Caucasian Male Ensemble plays, among other roles, the USO Singers, one of which is the Big Band Singer, Bari-Tenor with a solid high G4.
ETHNICITY: Caucasian.

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