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1998 Bochum Auditions

We are looking for:

- female/male dancers who sing well

- principle singers who dance well

Especially for the roles of:

Rusty 20´s, must move well and have contemporary "pop" sound with a wide dramatic range. Must be capable of a high B flat. A young fun-loving steam-train - the boy next door with big dreams.
Greaseball 20´s-30´s strong rock sound able to do both rock´n´roll and hard rock styles. A very cool , strong Elvis type capable of a high G. A diesel train who loves himself more than anyone else.
Caboose 20´s strong male dancer with a contemporary pop sound with falsetto as an advantage . Must be capable of a high A flat. Very sweet caboose car at the back of the train but devious side gets the best of him.
Poppa 30´s-40´s strong male performer with rythym and blues style. Lived in tonal quality and scat singing an asset. Baritone with strong top able to reach a high B flat. A fun-loving and still fighting steam train with a lovely grandfather quality.
Electra 20´s-30´s strong male singer in pop style with a chest voice up to A flat plus a strong falsetto voice. A mysterious AC/DC electric train from the future with a huge pop persona and an entourage of five always following him. Must dance very well.
Pearl 20´s strong dancer with a contemporary "Whitney Houston" type tone required. Must have a wide dramatic range with a chest belt up to a D and an ability to achieve a credible chest/head mix up to an F. She is incredibly sweet, beautiful and bright-eyed first class train who wants to experience the world.
Dinah Early 20´s strong dancer with a dramatic country/western style with a chest belt up to at least an E flat, though preferably up to an F sharp. A young Southern Belle dining train who is dedicated to her man.
Buffy 20´s strong dancer with a contemporary pop sound . Chest belt to E flat. The quick-to-serve and zany buffet train who has served the best and knows how to please them all.
Ashley 20´s strong dancer with a contemporary pop sound with a smokey quality.Chest belt to E flat. Very sexy and alluring smoking train who knows how to get what she wants.

Roller skating not essential . Skate training will be provided prior contract.

Please prepare two songs (ballad and rock) and please bring dance clothes and KNEE-Pads

Starlight-theatre 19.10.98 10 am

2000 Bochum Auditions

STELLA Entertainment - is the biggest Musical production Company in Germany currently producing Cats, Phantom Of The Opera, in Hamburg, Starlight Express in Bochum, Beauty And The Beast and Dance of the vampires in Stuttgart and The Hunchback of Notre Dame in Berlin.

The German Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's STARLIGHT EXPRESS

AGENT'S CALLS
October, 8th 2000
The ADI, 218 Lambeth Road, London SE1 7JY
October, 9th 2000 (callbacks: October, 11th 2000)
PINEAPPLE STUDIOS,
7 Langley St Covent Garden,
London WC2H 9JA
OPEN AUDITIONS
October, 10th 2000; 10:00am
(callbacks: October, 11th 2000)
PINEAPPLE STUDIOS,
7 Langley St Covent Garden,
London WC2H 9JA

We are looking for:

- strong female/male dancers who sing well

- strong principal singers who dance well

To cover the roles of:

Pearl: 20's strong dancer with contemporary pop sound. Must have wide dramatic range with a chest belt up to a D and an ability to achieve a credible chest/head mix up to an F.
Dinah: Early 20's strong dancer capable of a Country/Western sound with a chest belt up to at least an E flat.
Ashley 20's strong dancer with a contemporary pop sound with a smoky quality. Chest belt to E flat. Very sexy.
Buffy 20's strong dancer with a contemporary pop sound. Chest belt to E flat.
Rusty 20's, must move well and have contemporary "pop" sound with a wide dramatic range. Must be capable of a high B flat.
Greaseball 20's-30's strong rock sound to high G. A very cool, strong Elvis type.
Caboose 20's strong male dancer with contemporary pop sound with falsetto as an advantage. Must be capable of a high A flat.
Electra 20's-30's strong male singer in pop style with chest voice up to an A flat plus some falsetto. Must dance well.
Poppa 30's-60's strong Male performer with rhythm and blues style. Mature lived in tonal quality, ability to scat sing would be an asset. Baritone to high B flat
Rockies Street style performer with strong athletic ability who can dance well and vocally competent. Ability to do basic gymnastics an advantage.

ROLLER SKATING IS NOT ESSENTIAL! SKATE TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED

Please prepare two songs (ballad & up tempo) and please bring dance clothes, KNEE-PADS, resume and photo

For further information please contact:

STARLIGHT EXPRESS THEATRE;
Meinolf Mueller;
Stadionring 24;
44791 Bochum;
Germany
Phone: 0049 234 50602-45

For consideration for private auditions

please send photos and CV to

David Grindrod Associates,
4 th Floor, Palace Theatre,
Shaftsbury Avenue,
London, W1V 8AY

2011 Bochum Auditions

The German Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s STARLIGHT EXPRESS 24th year in Bochum

AUDITIONS IN LONDON

Monday 10th – Friday 14th October 2012

We are looking for:

- strong female/male dancers who sing well

- strong principal singers who dance well

To play and cover the roles of:

Pearl 20’s strong dancer with contemporary pop sound. Must have wide dramatic range with a chest belt up to a D and an ability to achieve a credible chest/head mix up to an F.
Dinah Early 20’s strong dancer capable of a Country/Western sound with a chest belt up to at least an E flat.
Ashley 20’s strong dancer with a contemporary pop sound with a smoky quality. Chest belt to E flat. Very sexy.
Buffy 20’s strong dancer with a contemporary pop sound. Chest belt to E flat.
Rusty 20’s, must move well and have contemporary ”pop” sound with a wide dramatic range. Must be capable of a high B flat.
Greaseball 20’s-30’s strong rock sound to high G. A very cool, strong Elvis type.
Caboose 20’s strong male dancer with contemporary pop sound with falsetto as an advantage. Must be capable of a high A flat.
Electra 20’s-30’s strong male singer in pop style with chest voice up to an A flat plus some falsetto. Must dance well.
Poppa 30’s-60’s strong Male performer with rhythm and blues style. Mature lived in tonal quality, ability to scat sing would be an asset. Baritone to high B flat
Hip Hoppers Street style performer with strong athletic ability who can dance well and vocally competent. Ability to do basic gymnastics an advantage.

ROLLER SKATING IS NOT ESSENTIAL! SKATE TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.

Rehearsals start : mid February 2012 

Performances from beginning June 2012. Final performance end May 2013.

Please send cv and photo BY POST ONLY – NO E-MAILS!

Debbie O’Brien – Starlight Express Casting
72 High Street, Ashwell,
Near Baldock,
Hertfordshire SG7 5NS

2014 Bochum - Additional Call

1. Engine/Hashamoto with covers for Caboose and possibly Hip Hopper – strong body, excellent dancer with tenor singing range. Acro a real advantage.
2. Swing dancer – with Electra / Caboose cover strong body, excellent dancer, very good singer in pop style with chest voice up to an A flat plus some falsetto.

ROLLER SKATING IS NOT ESSENTIAL ! SKATE TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.

Rehearsals start : Monday 11th February

Performances from 28th May 2014.

Final performance 31st May 2015.


2018 Bochum Auditions

Casting

The German Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s

STARLIGHT EXPRESS - 30th Anniversary Year in Bochum

AUDITIONS IN LONDON

From Thursday 28th September 2017

We are looking for:

- STRONG MALE AND FEMALE TRAINED DANCERS WITH EXCELLENT VOICES

- STRONG MALE AND FEMALE TRAINED SINGERS WHO DANCE WELL

ROLLER SKATING IS NOT ESSENTIAL ! SKATE TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.

Rehearsals start: Monday 5th February 2018

Performances from 29th May 2018

Final performance: 26th May 2019

Please send cv and photo BY POST ONLY – NO E-MAILS! - to arrive by Tues 26th September 2017

Debbie O’Brien – Starlight Express Casting

2018 Additional Audition - October 2017

O P E N A U D I T I O N

Wir suchen für: / We are looking for:

die Rolle der Mama /
the role of Mama

Sängerin / Singer: 30-60 Jahre alt, Rhythm & Blues Stimme, sportlich

Wien - (Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18-20, 1060 Wien)
Dienstag/Tuesday, 17. Oktober 2017; ab 14:00 Uhr Vorsingen
Bochum - (Starlight Express Theater, Stadionring 24, 44791 Bochum)
Montag / Monday, 30. Oktober 2017; ab 14:00 Uhr Vorsingen
Callbacks Bochum Dienstag/Tuesday, 31. Oktober 2017
ERFAHRUNG IM ROLLSCHUHLAUFEN NICHT ERFORDERLICH! MEHRWÖCHIGES ROLLSCHUHTRAINING STARTET NACH VERTRAGSBEGINN. ROLLER SKATING IS NOT ESSENTIAL ! SKATE TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.
Bitte bereiten Sie 2 Gesangsstücke vor (Ballade und Rocksong) und bringen Sie bitte Tanzkleidung und Knieschoner mit. Please prepare two songs (ballad & up tempo) and please bring dance clothes and KNEE-PADS.

2018 Additional Audition - January 2018

Holding auditions for The German Production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s STARLIGHT EXPRESS – 30th Anniversary in Bochum

AUDITIONS IN LONDON

Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January 2018

To complete the casting, we are looking for:

RUSTY 20’s, must move well and have contemporary “pop” sound with a wide dramatic range. Must be capable of a high C.
ELECTRA 20’s-30’s strong male singer in pop style with chest voice up to an A flat plus some falsetto. Must dance well.
KILLERWATT Tall and strong, male street style performers with athletic ability who can dance well and have good, confident singing voices. Ability to do gymnastics / tricks an advantage.

We are particularly keen to receive submissions from artistes who identify as BAME, but artistes of all heritages, races, ethnicity and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

ROLLER SKATING IS NOT ESSENTIAL ! SKATE TRAINING WILL BE PROVIDED.

Rehearsals start: Monday 5th February 2018

Performances from 29th May 2018

Final performance: 26th May 2019

2019 Bochum - Additional Auditions, November 2018

This audition notice was posted November 2018 after the first rounds of open auditions had been held in October.

Auditions for the German production of STARLIGHT EXPRESS will be held in London on Friday 9 November. Recalls will be on Tuesday 13 November – you must be available for this date.

To complete casting, they are looking for the following roles only. All cast members must be willing and keen to learn to skate – skate training will be provided. Above all they must be fearless.

All cast must be strong actors.

Performers from all ethnic and racial backgrounds and heritages are encouraged to apply.

CARRIE and a FEMALE SWING, both to cover Pearl and Dinah:

CARRIE female, playing age 18 – 25. Fun, warm. Luggage car. Contemporary Pop Belt with Mezzo Soprano/Alto ability. Featured Ensemble

Range: Mix/Belt – Bb3 – F5*.

FEMALE SWING Strong versatile dancer – commercial, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and jive. Acrobatics an advantage. Excellent singing voice to cover the following roles.
Covers:
Pearl female, playing age 20s Romantic, pure juvenile, beautiful, feisty. Newest carriage. MUST have a brilliant contemporary pop belt with Mezzo Soprano/Soprano ability. Must be able to mix.

Range: Mix/Belt – G#3 – G5 (Head Voice to A5)

Dinah female, playing age early 20s. Warm Texan girl who can sing pop country and western that has excellent comedic timing. Dining car. MUST have a strong Country sound with Contemporary Pop Belt with Mezzo Soprano/Soprano Must be able to mix.

Range: Mix/Belt – G#3 – G5 (Head Voice to A5)

Electra male, playing age 20s-30s Tall, slim in the style of Prince/Bowie. New mysterious electric train. Gender fluid / androgynous. Contemporary Pop Tenor with strong lower Baritone range. Must be strong throughout full required vocal range and with excellent falsetto ability.

Range: G2 – C5.

FLAT TOP, to cover Greaseball and Caboose:

Flat-Top Male, Characterful. Jack the lad with excellent comedy skills. Tenor Featured Ensemble

Range: B2 – Bb4*

Greaseball male, playing age 20s-30s Vain rock ‘n’ roll star. Diesel train. Handsome and masculine. High Baritone. Strong modern Rock singer.

Range: A#2 – A4

Caboose male, playing age 20’s Truck at the rear of the train. Strong male commercial style dancer. Funky Bruno Mars. Contemporary Pop Tenor. Must be comfortable in modern funk/soul styles. Must be able to mix/falsetto comfortably to G5.

Range: Chest – B2 – A4 (Mix/Falsetto to G5)

Rocky Male Baritone. Must be comfortable in a variety of rap styles. *Featured Ensemble. Excellent hip hop/street dance with tricks required.

Range: A2 – Eb4.

MALE ENSEMBLE Versatile and strong trained dancers: commercial, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and jive. Acrobatics an advantage. Must have strong singing voices for covers – please do not suggest artistes who do not sing.
STUNT SKATERS Must have exceptional tricks – singing not required.

Contracts will start 4 February 2019 and finish on 31 May 2020.

The director is Arlene Phillips.

Please send CV and photo either by Spotlight link or email to starlight@debbieobrien.net.

2020 Bochum Auditions


All roles casting for long running German production of show

Casting will shortly begin for the German production of STARLIGHT EXPRESS.

AUDITIONS IN LONDON on Monday 7 October-Saturday 12 October.

They are looking for strong principal singers who dance well and strong female/male dancers who sing well to play and cover these roles in the new Starlight Express.

RUSTY Male. MUST have a really strong contemporary pop sound with wide expressive rangeContemporary Pop Tenor. Must be comfortable singing consistently in a high register between G4 & C5. Range: A2 – C5.
Playing age 20’s Optimistic, naïve, chirpy personality. Steam train.
PEARL Female. MUST have a brilliant contemporary pop belt with Mezzo Soprano/Soprano ability. Must be able to mix. Range: Mix/Belt – G#3 – G5 (Head Voice to A5).
Playing age 20’s Romantic, pure juvenile, beautiful, feisty. Newest carriage.
MOMMA Female. Character Alto Belt. Must be comfortable in soul, blues and gospel styles. Strong, powerful and rich low range essential. Range: D3 – E5.
Playing age 40 – 50. Inspirational. Earth mother. Old steam train. MUST have a big Southern American Gospel sound.
DINAH Female. MUST have a strong Country sound with Contemporary Pop Belt with Mezzo Soprano/Soprano Must be able to mix. Range: Mix/Belt – G#3 – G5 (Head Voice to A5).
Playing age early 20s Warm Texan girl who can sing pop country and western that has excellent comedic timing. Dining car.
GREASEBALL Male. High Baritone. Strong modern Rock singer. Range: A#2 – A4.
Playing age 20’s-30’s Vain rock’n’roll star. Diesel train. Handsome and masculine.
CABOOSE Male. Contemporary Pop Tenor. Must be comfortable in modern funk/soul styles. Must be able to mix/falsetto comfortably to G5. Range: Chest – B2 – A4 (Mix/Falsetto to G5.)
Playing age 20s. Truck at the rear of the train. Strong male commercial style dancer. Funky Bruno Mars.
ELECTRA Male. Contemporary Pop Tenor with strong lower Baritone range. Must be strong throughout full required vocal range and with excellent falsetto ability. Range: G2 – C5.
Playing age 20s-30s Tall, slim in the style of Prince/Bowie. New mysterious electric train. Gender fluid / androgynous.

We are looking also for strong actors, singers and dancers with excellent vocal ability to play a variety of ensemble/featured ensemble parts – some will be required to cover other roles:

BELLE Female. Contemporay Pop Belt with Mezzo Soprano/Alto Strong, rich low range essential. Range: Mix/Belt – G#3 – Eb5
Playing age 18–25. Tough physical and sensual. Runs the bar. Featured Ensemble.
CARRIE Female. Contemporary Pop Belt with Mezzo Soprano/Alto ability. Range: Mix/Belt – Bb3 – F5
Playing age 18–25. Fun, warm. Luggage car. Featured Ensemble.
DUSTIN Male. Characterful, warm, loveable and naïve. Tenor Range: B2 – Bb4
Featured Ensemble.
FLAT TOP Male. Characterful. Jack the lad with excellent comedy skills. Tenor Range: B2 – 4
Featured Ensemble.
ROCKY 1 & 2 Male. Baritone. Must be comfortable in a variety of rap styles. Range: A2 – Eb4
Featured Ensemble. Excellent hip hop/street dance with tricks required.
ROCKY 3 Female. Alto. Must be comfortable in a variety of rap styles. Range: Mix/Belt – G3 – C5
Featured Ensemble. Excellent hip hop/street dance with tricks required.
RUHRGOLD Male. Legit Character Baritone Range: A2 – Eb4 .
MANGA Male. Character resonant Tenor/High BaritoneRange: B2 – Ab4.
TURNOV Male. Character Bass/Baritone Strong, resonant low range essential. Range: A2 – Eb4.
BREXIT Male. Character Tenor Range: B2 – Ab4.
ESPRESSO Male. Legit Character High Baritone Ability to sound as an Italian tenor desirable. Range: B2 – G4.
VOLTA and KILLERWATT Male. Baritone Range: B2 – F4.
JOULE and WRENCH Female. Alto/Mezzo Soprano Range: B3 – E5.
COCO Female. Alto Range: Mix/Belt – B3 – C5 .

All cast members must be willing and keen to learn to skate – skate training will be provided. Above all they must be fearless. All must have movement skills or dance skills, depending on the role.

Dance required: commercial, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and jive. Acrobatics an advantage.

All cast must be strong actors. Performers from all ethnic and racial backgrounds and heritages are encouraged to apply.

Finally, in addition we need exciting STUNT SKATERS who must have exceptional tricks.

Contracts will start 1 February 2020 and finish on 30 May 2021

The director is Arlene Phillips.

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