When Pigs Fly - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 04.21.21)

When Pigs Fly - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 04.21.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

Uptown Players
Dallas, TX

Job Details



$384 weekly minimum (LOA ref. LORT)

Conceived by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop.
Sketches and Lyrics by Mark Waldrop.
Music by Dick Gallagher.
Directed by B.J.Cleveland.
Music Direction by Kevin Gunter.

Rehearsals to begin June 14, 2021.
Production runs July 9-25 with 4 shows per week.

Rehearsals and performances will be indoors following all vaccinated individuals CDC and Equity guidelines. All current CDC COVID health and safety protocols will be in place for this production, including callbacks, rehearsals, and performances. All cast and crew and production team must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (including the 14 day period following) before attending rehearsals.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

Equity actors for roles in WHEN PIGS FLY (see breakdown). Two principal actor contracts available.

Local Dallas actors particularly encouraged to submit.

Please sign up at http://bit.ly/PigsFlyAuditions to let us know that you plan to send in a video submission and which role you feel suits you best.


Howard Crabtree’s When Pigs Fly takes place in a hastily booked theatre under renovation, Howard struggles to put on a lavish musical revue over numerous obstacles, including the near-mutiny of his cast, and the nagging memory of his high school guidance counselor, who told him he'd succeed 'when pigs fly.' Just when it seems all is lost, Howard realizes the problem isn't that he's gone too far - it's that he hasn't gone far enough. The show goes on, and all of Howard's fabulously sequined dreams come true.

All cast members must be strong singer/actor/movers with solid skills in traditional musical comedy. The show is designed to celebrate the joy of old-school vaudevillian performance style. All the characters in the show are gay men. All ethnicities are encouraged to submit a video audition. Quirkiness, individuality, and diversity are all a plus.

HOWARD – Male. 30’s. Any ethnicity
A mad genius costume designer, he is the heart of the show and its driving force—even as he loses control of it. Wholesome and mid-western, his creative urge cannot be denied.

MAN #1 – Male. 35-45. Any ethnicity
Imperiously grand, he holds on to his professionalism as number after number implodes under the weight of Howard’s overblown ambitions. Must be an adept drag performer.

MAN #2 – Male. 25-40. Any ethnicity
Impish subversive. Wicked, but lovable. A strong comic who can turn around and deliver the one serious ballad.

MAN #3 – Male. 22-35. Any ethnicity
Male. 25-40. A young tall character man with a great physique.

MAN #4 – Male. 25-35. Any ethnicity
A plus size show-stopper with a big Tenor voice.

Prepare an up-tempo comedy song in the style of the show that shows personality & vocal range or use the accompaniment track at https://www.dropbox.com/s/hmytp66kivg6cdq/ You_Cant_Take_The_Color_Out_Of_Colorad o_-_A_Patriotic_Finale_G_piano.mp3?dl=0 to sing Color of Colorado. (If you're unable to locate sheet music, e-mail auditions@uptownplayers.org.) Please slate with your name & song at the beginning of the video. Attach your headshot & resume to the email with a link to your video submission.

Deadline: 04/21/2021





LOA $384 weekly minimum (LOA ref. LORT)