We are so thrilled that you would like to put together a video submission for the Non Union National Tour of MOTOWN! Below is the material for you to prepare. Just click on the character name, print and prepare. Below the character, you will find MP3s for the music, which you can also access to prepare your submission.
We prefer that you submit your video via YouTube or Vimeo link. Instructions on how to do this are found on the cover page of the material.
Tip on taping: Please utilize the “Recording with Vocal Line Mp3” to learn the melody, but prepare and record your video audition submission with the Instrumental MP3.
It’s fine to record with a handheld device such as a phone but please do so with the instrumental track set at a volume that won’t distort the audio, so that we can hear your full voice over the instrumental.
Please send your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions/concerns on putting together your submission please email email@example.com
YOUNG MICHAEL JACKSON (Sheet Music) – riples as young Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Male, African American, 8 to 13, to play 8. Must have young Michael Jackson’s commanding vocal ability to conquer such hits as WHO’S LOVING YOU, I WANT YOU BACK, A.B.C. and STOP THE LOVE YOU SAVE in the original keys. LEAD ROLE.
SMOKEY ROBINSON (Sheet Music) – Male, African American, 20s to early 30s.Tenor Must look and sound like Smokey Robinson and must be an authentic and sincere actor. Funny with a heart of gold. Chest voice to Bb4, falsetto mix to Eb5. LEAD ROLE
MARVIN GAYE (Sheet Music) – Male, African American, 20s to early 30s. Must look and sound like Marvin Gaye ( tenor) and must be an authentic and sincere actor. Must morph from young polite Marvin Gaye to the volatile activist he became. Chest voice to Bb4 with falsetto mix to E5. LEAD ROLE
DIANA ROSS (Sheet Music) – Female, African American, to play 16 to 40. 5’1” to 5’5”, stunningly beautiful with a petite/slim build. Must be able to portray Diana’s youthful shy innocence and then grow to become a super star. Strong pop belt to E5 with wonderful melodic sensibilities. LEAD ROLE
BERRY GORDY (Sheet Music) – Male, African American, to play 18 to 50. Attractive, appealing and aspirational… a commanding presence. Slim build. Must have a huge pop tenor voice with soaring tenor notes. (Preferred strong chest voice to D5, with strong falsetto mix.) LEAD ROLE
MALE ENSEMBLE (Sheet Music) – Males to play 18 to 40s, with great pop voices who move very well to play various characters in the world of Motown. Will also be looking at swings from this pool of actors. ENSEMBLE.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE (Sheet Music) – Female, African American, ages 18 to early 30s, with great pop voices who move very well to play various characters in the world of Motown. Must be fit. Will also be looking at swings/ understudies from this pool of actors. Will understudy everyone from Diana Ross to Teena Marie. 5’1” to 5’7” only. ENSEMBLE