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Audition Notice for Side Show -Portland, OR - Casting ID # 1564468
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Portland, OR Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-17-18
Audition Date 04-17-18 Submission deadline 04-16-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Based on the true story of Siamese twins Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became stars during the Depression, Side show is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip, whose extraordinary bond brings them fame but denies them love. Told almost entirely in song, the show follows their progression from England to America, around the vaudeville circuit, and to Hollywood on the eve of their appearance in the 1932 movie Freaks. With musical styles ranging from the vaudevillian “Stuck With You” to the sweepingly emotional “Who Will Love Me as I Am,” this gorgeous musical from the composer of dreamgirls will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone.

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

(Alto/Mezzo with belt; big range – E3 – G5 sustained). The dominant and more outspoken of the twins, her dream is to become a famous performer/celebrity.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 35

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

(Mezzo/Soprano with belt; big range – Eb3 – F#5). The shy and more composed of the twins, her dream is to marry and raise a family at home.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 35

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

(Baritone with strong upper range – F#2 – G4). A talent scout/agent for the Vaudeville circuit. Handsome, smooth, and suave; a leading-man type. Daisy’s love interest. Actor will ballroom dance.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 35

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

(Tenor; big range – F2 – A4). Usher turned Entertainer. Bright and energetic, but a bit naive with a secret to hide. A song and dance man. Violet’s love interest.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 35

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

(Tenor/baritone with strong top range – G2 – A4). “Side Show” Foreman. Very strong physical presence even when silent. Secretly in love with Violet. Strong singer who can move well. Athletic build. Jake is also the Cannibal King.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 25 to 60

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

(Strong Tenor voice – C3 – G4). Formidable presence; the sleazy, mean owner/emcee of the “Side Show.”


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 30 to 59

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

Exotic look. Strong belter/gospel voice.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 8 3-Legged Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He’s got something a little extra.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 9 Lizard Man
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Looking for a versatile actor to play the character.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 10 Half reptile
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Form-fitting costume and mask.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 11 Venus De Milo
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Considered one of the strangest exhibits in the sideshow. Armless. Actress must perform some basic tasks with her feet.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 12 Dog Boy
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A masked character. Must be comfortable in heavy facial makeup and or prosthetics.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 13 The Geek
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A “refined but deadly” wild man. Deformed. Wears mask and make up. Costume will make him seem taller than normal.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

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

Traditionally a little person.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 15 Human Pin Cushion
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Make up illusion allows for pins to go through body.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 39

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

Looking for a versatile actress to play the character.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 69

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

Body covered in wild tattoos. Might be bald capped.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 20 to 49

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

The famous magician sings a song to Daisy and Violet about finding inner peace.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 59

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

The woman who “cared” for the twins. Sings in 2 songs.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 30 to 59

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

1 court room scene. Singer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60

Role # 21 Sir’s Lawyer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A Non singer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 40 to 60

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

Great singer and dancer. Featured in 1 number.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 20 to 39

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

Small part in the end of the show.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 24 Tod Browning
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Famous director. Appears in 1 scene.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

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

Featured role. Athletic, “Carnies,” they are part of the “Side Show,” managing the equipment, patrons, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 26 Doctors
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Featured role. Athletic, “Carnies,” they are part of the “Side Show,” managing the equipment, patrons, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

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

Featured role. Athletic, “Carnies,” they are part of the “Side Show,” managing the equipment, patrons, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 28 Ensemble
Seeking 4 talent(s) for this role

Featured role. Athletic, “Carnies,” they are part of the “Side Show,” managing the equipment, patrons, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

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

Athletic, “Carnies,” they are part of the “Side Show,” managing the equipment, patrons, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

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

Athletic, “Carnies,” they are part of the “Side Show,” managing the equipment, patrons, etc.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60