VOCALISTS / DANCERS / ACTORS / MUSICAL THEATRE PEFORMERS
SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2022
By Appointment Only!
Debbie O’Brien Casting is currently accepting appointment requests for the upcoming London audition. To be considered, please have your representation submit via Spotlight, or send your headshot and resume, along with any videos that best show off your dance, acting, and vocal ability to: email@example.com with SUMMER in the subject line.
From the powerhouse production team that created "Jersey Boys" comes "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical." This is the story of Donna Summer's meteoric rise from young starlet to the Queen of Disco featuring a score of more than 20 of Summer's mega hits including "Bad Girls," "Last Dance," and "Hot Stuff."
Director: Des McAnuff
Choreographer: Sergio Trujillo
Music Supervisor: Ron Melrose
Assoc. Director: Michael Bello
Assoc. Choreographer: Katherine Roarty
Assoc. Choreographer: Kyli Rae
Sr. Manager, Theatrical Casting NCLH: Franklyn Warfield
London Casting Partner: Debbie O’Brien Casting
Rehearsals begin on or about January 3, 2023
Board the Norwegian PR1MA January 30, 2023
End of contract TBD approx. 6 months onboard
Donna Summer in her 50s at the pinnacle of her career. Black woman. She is warm and wise. She has lived a life and is our emcee for the evening. Also plays MARY GAINES, Donna’s mother. Professional singer, including belt to E and believable strong mix to G above the staff. Must move well. Leading role.
Donna Summer in her late teens and 20s. Black woman. She is riding the wave of her skyrocketing career from Boston to Germany to the discotheques of Los Angeles and Manhattan. She is charismatic and strong as she navigates this world of fame for the first time. Professional singer, including belt to E and believable strong mix to G above the staff. Must dance well. Leading role.
Donna Summer as a pre-teen. Early 20s to play younger. Black woman. She is trying to find her voice amid a large Boston family. She has gumption, and yet is also fragile. Also plays MIMI, Donna’s oldest daughter. Pre-teen who will become professional singer, including belt to E and believable strong mix to G above the staff. Must move well. Leading role.
Late 30s/early 40s. White man. Bass player for Brooklyn Dreams and Donna’s eventual husband. Steadfast, supportive, bright and witty. Track includes two duets with Donna. Tenor or Bari-tenor, comfortable on G above middle C. Must move well. Leading role.
30s. White woman. Neil Bogart’s business-savvy wife. One of Donna’s few friends in the industry. Must sing and move/dance well. Track includes a featured vocal section. Supporting role.
40s. Black man. Donna’s father. Ex-military. Has stern exterior but loves his children more than anything. Should move well. Supporting role.
Late 30s. White man. The head of Casablanca Records and Donna’s mentor. Works hard and parties harder. Must sing and move/dance well. Supporting role.
Donna’s younger sister. Preteen. Early 20s to play younger. Black woman. Supportive. Also plays BROOKLYN: Donna’s middle daughter. Spunky and outspoken. Must sing well and be able to perform a solo gospel riff. Must move/dance well. Donna cover. Supporting role.
Donna’s youngest sister. Preteen. Early 20s to play younger. Black woman. Sometimes at odds with Donna as only little sisters can be. Also plays AMANDA: Donna’s youngest daughter. Imaginative. Adores her mother. Must sing well. Must move/dance well. Donna cover. Supporting role.
Adult Mary Ellen
20s/30s. Black woman. Much like her younger counterpart, she supports Donna when her sister needs her most. Must sing well and be able to perform a solo gospel riff. Must move/dance well. Donna cover. Supporting role.
20s/30s. Black woman. Compassionate. Helps Donna during one of her darkest times. Also plays NORM BROKAW: Donna’s William Morris agent. Must sing well. Must move/dance well. Donna cover. Supporting role.
Ensemble Men & Women
20s-40s. Strong dancer/singer/actors of the ensemble to play various roles (Boyfriends, Publicists, Attorneys, Churchgoers, Club-goers, Family Members, Policemen, Nurses, Musicians, Record Executives, Doctors, etc.).
Must by 18 years or older to apply.