You can finally be in the room where it happens! Kinda, well your living room or a studio will be enough to get you there! The hard to get tickets for, sold out until late 2016 hit Broadway musical Hamilton is seeking performers to join the current Broadway company (!) and upcoming National Tours (!!).
This is your chance, so don’t throw away your shot! If you are an extremely skilled rapper, singer and actor, and are interested in being considered for the show, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the notice posted on the website, performers interested in auditioning should include the following in their email:
- A video via an unlisted YouTube link or Vimeo that includes: a brief (under 1 minute) pop/rock song that shows your vocal range and a brief rap (under 1 minute) that shows your skill level. Please have a piano accompany you.
- A current picture and resume that includes your height and weight
- Your location, contact information (cell phone # and email address) and your date of birth (if under 18)
To avoid the Kent State fiasco, Lin-Manuel Miranda explicitly states in the character breakdown the ethnicity of each character opening the roles up for all people of color. The breakdowns are cleverly creative with descriptions such as “Eminem Meets Sweeney Todd” for title character Hamilton, while Angelica Schuyler (currently played by Renee Elise Goldsberry) is described as “Nicki Minaj meets Desiree Armfeldt.” Hamilton’s political nemesis Aaron Burr (currently played by Leslie Odom Jr.) is written as “Javert meets Mos Def.”
You can check the rest out here to make sure you fit the bill when it’s your chance!
The acclaimed-hit musical about the life of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, opened Aug. 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. The show has already broken records by grossing an impressive $57 million in advance sales, with tickets not available to purchase until October of next year. Don’t worry, there’s always Ham4Ham which makes waiting in the cold for the chance to win the $10 ticket all worth it.