AMAZING GRACE - Open Call for Singers

Washington D.C. Premiere

Salary: $450/week min. Travel, housing, and per diem provided for out-of-town actors.

Producers: Troika Entertainment & CRC Productions
Book: Christopher Smith & Arthur Giron
Music and Lyrics: Christopher Smith
Director: Gabriel Barre
Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli
Music Director: TBA
Casting: Brad Watkins, Theatre Work
New York Casting: Joy Dewing Casting

First Rehearsal: October 16, 2017
Performances Begin: November 14, 2017
Closing: January 7, 2018

A Note About the D.C. Premiere: Amazing Grace will play the new Museum of the Bible in downtown Washington D.C. The museum, opening in November 2017, will be the most technologically advanced museum in the world, providing guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative and impact of the Bible. The performance schedule is Tuesday-Sunday with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays, excepting holidays.

Friday, May 19, 2017
Pearl Studios
500 8th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT HERE.  NO UNOFFICIAL LISTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your time slot to check-in.  If all slots are filled, please arrive at 9am on the day of the audition and sign up on the provided alternate list. ALTERNATES WILL BE SEEN as long as time permits.

PREPARATION: Please prepare 16-bars of a contemporary musical theatre or gospel song that shows range and power.  Bring your book and an up-to-date headshot and resume.


[JOHN NEWTON] Tenor, Caucasian, 20’s. British Dialect (RP). A rebel, who is roguishly attractive. Starts the show arrogant, defiant, and resentful after the early loss of his mother. He turns his back on his musical gifts, and dreams of adventure and profit on the high seas in the slave trade. He is smitten with his childhood friend Mary and longs for a relationship with his aloof and severe father. Through his many trials and tribulations he transforms into a passionate, selfless man who pens the lyrics to the title song and devotes the rest of his life to abolishing slavery. LEAD.

[MARY CATLETT] Mezzo-Soprano/Soprano, Caucasian, 20’s. British Dialect (RP). Chatham, England’s own songbird who longs for a career as a concert vocalist, possessing a noble spirit and elegant beauty. Her inquisitive nature and courage lead her to a life of intrigue in the anti-slavery movement. She loves John as a man and as a friend and she never stops seeing the good in him. LEAD.

[THOMAS (PAKUTEH)] Bari-tenor, African/African American, 20 – 50. African Dialect. Resourceful and protective, Thomas has been the house slave of the Newton family since John’s boyhood, effectively raising him after his mother’s death. He possesses a quiet inner strength and patience, which helps him deal with John’s unpredictable and volatile behavior, as well as and his own enslavement. LEAD.

[ROBERT HAWEIS] Bari-tenor, Caucasian, 20’s. British Dialect (RP). John’s sharp- witted and loyal friend who attended boarding school with him. He now works for Captain Newton on the slave ship, Greyhound.  Will also understudy the role of John Newton.

[SOPHIE] Caucasian, 20’s. British Dialect (RP). Mary’s slightly ditzy and fast-talking, eager friend. Enamored with John. Comedienne. Will also understudy the role of Mary Catlett.

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