Olney Theatre Center is in the process of casting Moises Kaufman's exciting new musical, CARMEN: AN AFRO-CUBAN JAZZ MUSICAL.
AUDITION DATE: August 31, 2015
FIRST REHEARSAL: January 5 or January 12, 2016
PERFORMANCE DATES: February 10 - March 6, 2016
POSSIBLE EXTENSION DATES: Through March 13, 2016
Tony® Award-nominee Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project, Gross Indecencies, 33 Variations) and two-time Grammy-winner Arturo O’Farrill (Song for Chico, The Offense of the Drum) turn Bizet’s passion-fueled opera Carmen into an Afro-Cuban Jazz musical, moving the action from 1820s Spain to Batista’s Cuba in 1958, on the verge of the revolution. One of the greatest heroines in drama, Kaufman reimagines Carmen as a gun-runner for the rebels, who falls fiercely in love with Jose, a Batista loyalist. When the nation’s great boxing legend Escamillo returns to Havana, Carmen and Jose’s love falls tragically apart. With choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Next to Normal), this stunning new version of Carmen is sure to be one of the most talked-about productions of the year.
ENSEMBLE: African American or Latino singer/dancers; Havana townspeople & soldiers; Dancers preferably with strong ballet/contemporary dance training, as well as Latin and ballroom dance