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The Color Purple-Albany, NY - Casting ID # 1562792
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Albany, NY Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 12-14-17
Audition Date 05-06-18 Submission deadline 05-05-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
“The Color Purple was produced on Broadway at the Broadway Theater by Oprah Winfrey, Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, and Quincy Jones. The world premiere of The Color Purple was produced by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia”

The Color Purple is an inspiring family saga that tells the unforgettable story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.

This musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (and the popular 1985 Steven Spielberg film) spotlights Celie, a downtrodden young woman whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story.

With a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love and a celebration of life.

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Role # 1 Celie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Drives the story. Vulnerable, spirited, introverted, mischievous, seemingly passive but really not, has a deep, hard soul, believes that she is ugly, has a sense of humor which is sometimes wicked. She is an observer. Needs a great belt singing voice with lots of soul.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 33
Ethnicity: African American -

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

A popular singer, we meet her at death’s door. Attractive, confident, dynamic, powerful, irresistible, but has a frailty, like a wounded animal. Her vulnerability is shocking later on. She is loved by both Celie and Mister. Needs a knockout, Bessie Smith-style, bluesy singing voice.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 49
Ethnicity: African American -

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

Also known as Albert - Like Celie, a deep well. Handsome, big, masculine, strong presence, dominating, capable of brutal behavior but also a victim in his own way. Gets his power for free. Married to Celie, he abuses her. He is in love with Shug. He transforms to a kind man by the end of the story. Needs a great singing voice.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 49
Ethnicity: African American -

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

Powerful warrior woman. Sofia is big and beautiful. Comfortable being large, great sense of humor, touching, vulnerable. Married to Harpo, she does not let anyone mistreat her. Needs comic chops. Needs a great belt singing voice.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 39
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 5 Harpo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mister’s vulnerable, confused, good-hearted son. Represents the new generation. He marries the independent Sofia. He spends much time trying to get Sofia to obey him the way Celie obeys his father, but he is unsuccessful, as Sofia is considerably stronger than he is. Harpo eventually establishes a jukejoint in his first house and becomes Squeak’s lover. Later, he and Sofia reconcile. Through his love of Sofia, he learns how to love a woman. Needs a great tenor singing voice.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 6 Nettie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Celie’s younger sister. Attractive, adventuresome, feisty spirit, maternal, more educated and knowledgeable than Celie. She has a powerful bond with Celie. Forced by Mister to leave Celie, she starts a new life in Africa. Needs a great belt singing voice with African influence.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 7 Squeak
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Harpo’s lover after Sofia leaves him. Although she is mistreated, she eventually undergoes a transformation, demanding to be called by her actual name, Mary Agnes, and starting a new life. She is of mixed ancestry. Attractive, sassy, fiery, strong-willed, unafraid to take anybody on, has a caring heart. Needs comic chops. Needs a great singing voice with belt and soprano capability.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 29
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 8 Adult Singers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

All types and singing ranges. Need fantastic singing voices and dynamic personalities. To play various roles in the ensemble The ensemble includes a trio known as Church Ladies, busybody types who are featured throughout the show.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 59
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 9 Boy Singer
Seeking 4 talent(s) for this role

Need strong singing voices and dynamic personalities.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 9 to 12
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 10 Girl Singers
Seeking 3 talent(s) for this role

Need strong singing voices and dynamic personalities.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 9 to 12
Ethnicity: African American -

Role # 11 Young Nettie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 12 Mister’s Daughter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 13 Young Celie
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 18

Role # 14 Young Olivia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 18

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

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 12 to 18

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

Church Soloist/ Church Lady - Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

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

Church Lady - Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

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

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 19 Daisy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 20 Preacher
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 21 Prison Guard
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

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

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 23 Young Harpo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 24 Young Adam
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 25 Squeak
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35

Role # 26 Ol’ mister
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 27 Buster
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 28 Chief
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 29 Grady
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 30 Bobby
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 31 Older Olivia
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 36 to 60

Role # 32 Older Adam
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60