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Auditions for Memphis -Charleston, SC - Casting ID # 1552194
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Charleston, SC Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 07-24-17
Audition Date 02-26-18 Submission deadline 02-25-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Memphis tells the story of a white radio DJ, Huey Calhoun, who adores taboo Black music and eventually falls in love with a beautiful Black singer. The singer, Felicia Farrell, is desperate to find her big break. The unlikely couple rises quickly in the Memphis music scene but trouble arises as they earn the attention of racists.

Role # 1 Delray Jones
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Felicia’s older brother who owns the club on Beale Street where she sings; powerful, cautious, protective, and aware of the dangerous realities of the segregation that exists in Memphis and the world beyond.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Gladys Calhoun
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Excellent actor with comic skills; Huey’s stern, traditional blue-collar, southern mother who has worked her entire life to be able to support herself and her son, whom she loves, but about whom she constantly worries


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Gator
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Works as a bartender at Delray’s, hasn’t spoken since age five.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Bobby
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The janitor at Mr. Simmons’s radio station, full of personality and heart.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Mr. Simmons
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The conservative owner of the radio station where Huey gets his start; a strong, southern, commanding businessman who becomes willing to take a chance on Huey when he realizes the audience Huey reaches and the money he can command.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Mr. Collins
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Whites Only’ Department Store owner.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Wailin’ Joe
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Wild rhythm & blues singer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Rev.Calvin Hobson
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Good natured Reverend of First Baptist Church.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Buck Wiley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Exceedingly white ‘good ole’ boy’ DJ at WHDZ.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Martin Holton
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

New York City television executive.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Perry Como
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Sings Summer Heart solo as ‘Perry Como’.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Frank Dryer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Owner of Dryer’s Grocery Store.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Back Up Singers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Saturday Night Trio
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 DJ
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Beale Street
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Caucasian DJ
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Father
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Mother
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Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Teenager
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Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 13 to 19
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Station Managers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Main Street
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -