ZACH Theatre announces auditions for One Night with Janis Joplin by Randy Johnson on February 12th, 2012 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the ZACH Nowlin Rehearsal Hall located at 1426 Toomey Road. Callbacks will be announced after auditions.
Guest Artist and Playwright/Director of this production is Randy Johnson. Rehearsals begin on Monday, June 10th, 2013. The first preview performance is on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 and opening night is Thursday, July 18th. Performances will be Wednesday through Sundays weekly with the final performance on Sunday, September 1st.
Please be prepared to read sides and sing portions of songs from the play for the character for which you are interested in auditioning. Click here to download sides.
Actors will be seen by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please send an email with your headshot and resume, as well as the character for which you are auditioning to firstname.lastname@example.org. All actors should also bring a headshot and resume to the audition. For general information about ZACH please visit us at www.zachtheatre.org.
We are seeking both AEA and non-AEA actors. Seeking to cast the following roles –
- Janis Joplin
- The Blues Singer – evocative of Etta James, Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, and Big Mama Thornton. Not an impersonator.
- 3 background vocalists / understudies
One Night with Janis Joplin is a music-driven theatre event focusing on the artist, her music, and her musical influences. With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore. Packed with classic songs (“Piece of My Heart, “Summertime,” “Mercedes Benz”), the show also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis – like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin.