SHINE: A Burlesque Musical is the award-winning, tassel-twirling original musical comedy that Time Out New York called “Rent for our generation.” I'll be playing guitar in the band and it's a real treat because these days it's rare to have a musical in Vancouver with a live band.
Some say Shine is "the HBO of live musical theatre! It's The Muppet Show for grownups."
You can enter to win tickets to the show thanks to the Georgia Straight. All you have to do is answer their skill-testing question on the Georgia Straight website.
Visit shinemusical.com for a video preview, event dates, and to find the answer to the skill-testing question.The winners will receive two vouchers which can be redeemed for tickets to opening night – July 6.
Tickets just went on sale today for SHINE: The Burlesque Musical. The show runs from July 6-16th at the WISE Hall. I am very excited to work as the Music Director for this show and to get to play guitar in the band.
TICKETS now available from Brown Paper Tickets!
This is an all-original rock and roll musical written by the Wet Spot's John Woods, Cass King, and with Sam Dulmage.
The story is about a burlesque theatre struggling to survive. It's a comedy, drama, and inspirational story with a fantastic rocking soundtrack that we get to play live in the show!
"Hands down more goosebumps per minute than any other show! It's RENT for our generation. The music is Broadway caliber. If it doesn’t go on to a longer run, there is no God." -Time Out New York
More info about the show can be found on the official SHINE website.
AUDITION NOTICE: Seeking fierce and fabulous characters. We are looking for ACTORS who sing and dance, BURLESQUE PERFORMERS who sing, and MUSICAL THEATRE TYPES with killer comic timing and zero shame.Burlesque style semi-nudity is required of all performers.
Production Venue: The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver
Show Dates: July 6 - 17, 2016
Rehearsals start: May 6,2016 (144 hours of rehearsal, part time)
Audition Dates: Sunday, March 20 11-5 at The WISE Hall, 1882 Adanac.
Callbacks Thursday, March 24 6pm - 9pm, location TBA
Deadline to Submit: Wednesday, March 16
Winner of a Vancouver Ovation Award for Best Original Musical, SHINE is a rock musical about an infamous burlesque theatre and the family of misfits trying to save it from demolition… or worse, respectability. SHINE will be directed by Simon Webb, with choreography by Diva Fandango and April O’Peel, and musical direction by Blue Morris.
RICHARD SUIT: Tenor, 30-40
LULU VON DOOZY: Alto, 20-40 Bodacious (size 16 - 22)
MISS HOLLY GOFUCKYOURSELF: Baritone, 50-60, Drag character
GRACE ANDERSON: Soprano, 20-25
FRANKIE AVID: Tenor, 20 - 25
VIOLET APPLEBOTTOM: Any age, soprano
FERAL/CHAD: Male, 20-40, non-singing role. Strong dance and physical comedy required
KATRINA LEVY: Alto, 20-40. Must be able to FAN DANCE.
All actors please prepare one song to sing a capella or with a CD or MP3. Dance and scene audition materials will be provided by email.
Full character descriptions and song samples available at: www.shinemusical.com/auditions
We welcome submissions from adults of all ages, ethnicities, and genders.
Interested applicants are asked to submit a resume, headshot, and cover letter by email. Please mention any special skills such as acrobatics, roller skating, hula hoops, proficiency on musical instruments etc. Links to video are welcome.
We did it! We reached over our minimum funding goal of $15,000 for SHINE: The Musical. This means we'll be bringing Shine to Vancouver in July 2016.
Thanks to everyone who contributed and spread the word. I can't wait to get working with the musicians and actors on this great show.