CASTING INFO / AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS:

 

We are currently casting for ALL ROLES (original character descriptions from show below). All ethnicities, gender expressions, and all bodies are encouraged to submit.

If you are interested in being considered, please do one of the following:

 

  1.   VIDEO SUBMISSION:  Send an email by FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022 EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, APRIL 14 to: CASTING@RAYOFLIGHTTHEATRE.COM 

 PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR EMAIL:

  • SUBJECT LINE: Last Name, First Name – (Preferred Pronouns) –  Role(s). For example: Porter, Billy (he/him) – Lola, Angels
  • VIDEO: Via an unlisted YouTube link that includes a brief (under 1 minute) pop/rock song that shows your vocal range and skill. Please have a piano or instrumental track accompany you. No a cappella submissions or songs from the show, please.
  • HEADSHOT/RESUME: A current picture and resume (including location and contact information).

    For tips on how to create your best self-tape audition, click here.

Video submissions that do not follow the above criteria will not be considered.

 

OR

 

2. IN-PERSON OPEN CALL – MONDAY, APRIL 18th at 42nd St Moon Rehearsal Studios – 250 Van Ness :  Please prepare a brief (under 1 minute) pop/rock song that shows your vocal range and skill. Please bring sheet music in the correct key.

Sign up for an appointment here.  (If there are no appointments remaining, please follow the directions for video submissions above.)    

After you sign up for a slot please send an email to: CASTING@RAYOFLIGHTTHEATRE.COM with the following information:

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR EMAIL:

  • SUBJECT LINE: Last Name, First Name – (Preferred Pronouns) –  Role(s). For example: Porter, Billy (he/him) – Lola, Angels
  • HEADSHOT/RESUME: A current picture and resume (including location and contact information).


This is a non-union, travel stipend-only production. Rehearsals begin August 1, with performances at The Victoria Theatre in San Francisco September 8-October 1, 2022. Housing is not provided.

CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD BY INVITATION ON APRIL 18TH & 19TH FROM 6-10PM. 

 

 


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Please note that the entire cast should be comfortable with a pop/rock singing style and a British accent. Character descriptions below from original Broadway Production.

 

CHARLIE PRICE
Late 20’s – early 30’s. Sings C3–B4. A leading man, just out of university. He is privileged but likable — his father owns the shoe factory. He is handsome and lovable, but there is a temper right under the skin. Must have a great rock voice, ability to move, and be a strong performer.

YOUNG CHARLIE PRICE
Age 7. Sings D5 – G4. Charlie as a seven year old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective.

LOLA/SIMON
30’s–40’s. Sings E3–B4 (with one top C). Black performer.  An emotionally and physically challenging role that requires star presence and comfortability wearing everything from full glamour in heels as a scene-stealing drag performer to nothing but boxing trunks. A killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Strong comedic actor.

YOUNG LOLA/SIMON
Age 10. Sings D5 – G3. Black performer. Lola as a ten year old boy who already knows he’s destined to wear high heels.

LAUREN
20’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5. Beautiful but quirky working-class girl who works in the shoe factory. Funny and intelligent but has had bad luck with men—a great comedic performer.

NICOLA
20’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5. Charlie’s girlfriend since school. Sophisticated looks. She is a social climber, driven and uncompromising. She knows what she wants and goes for it. Great pop voice.

THE ANGELS
20’s–30’s. These are the six drag performers from The Blue Angel Nightclub who perform with Lola. Actors with star quality and personality. Must be versatile singers and dancers, and tumbling and acro skills are a plus.

DON/ENSEMBLE
30’s–40’s. Sings A2–F4 (must have a solid falsetto to D5 for the Finale). Lola’s nemesis. Burly hyper-masculine bear of a factory worker. Has a menacing physicality. Least likely to be seen on a runway in kinky boots. Strong performer required.

GEORGE/ENSEMBLE
40’s–50’s. Sings G#2–D4. Factory Manager, keeping up traditions. Reserved and tightly wound.

TRISH/ENSEMBLE
40’s–50’s. Sings B♭3–D5 and must have a strong rock/pop belt. A factory worker who has been there longer than any of the other women. A lot of life experience and a lot of responsibility shows in her face. Comedic chops.

PAT/ENSEMBLE
30’s. Sings B♭3–F♯5 and must be strong pop/rock soprano. An assertive office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed.

HARRY/ENSEMBLE
20’s–30’s. Sings F#3–F#4. A contemporary of Charlie’s, Harry is successful, self-aware, confident, and carefree. Must have a great rock voice. Also plays a Factory Worker etc.

MR. PRICE/ENSEMBLE
40’s–50’s. Sings F4–G2 and must have a good voice. Charlie’s father and owner of the shoe factory. Appears in the opening and closing sequence and plays a pub patron, factory worker, etc., for the rest of the show.

RICHARD BAILEY/ENSEMBLE
30’s–50’s. Nicola’s boss. An overtly attractive and successful man.

SIMON SR/ENSEMBLE
30’s–50’s. Lola’s father. An unforgiving tower of anger.

ENSEMBLE
20’s–50’s. The ensemble must be excellent pop/rock singers, and they play factory workers, pub patrons, etc. Factory workers should look like real, everyday people and be able to move well.

 


ABOUT THE SHOW:

KINKY BOOTS is the winner of every major BEST MUSICAL award, including the Tony, the Grammy, and London’s Olivier Award. Based on true events, this huge-hearted hit tells the story of two people with nothing in common—or so they think!

With songs by Grammy and Tony-winning pop icon CYNDI LAUPER and book by four-time Tony Award-winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind.

Inspired by actual events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northhampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of sturdy new stilettos.

 

Direction and Choreography by ALEX RODRIGUEZ (he/him), Musical Direction by BEN PRINCE (he/him). Casting by LORI FOWLER (they/them), and ANGEL ADEDOKUN (she/her).