As you consider your interest in joining the cast of the upcoming touring production of MOTOWN the Musical, we wanted to provide you with information about what it means to be part of a touring production so that you can decide if this type of work is what you want to do!
HOW LONG IS THE TOUR?
Rehearsals for the tour begin August 2017 in New York City.
The show opens in Chicago on or about September 26, 2017
The tour closes in June of 2018.
* Housing during the New York City rehearsal period is not provided
WHERE DOES THE TOUR GO?
The show will play in cities across the country. The specific cities and theatres are still being booked but you can expect to spend anywhere from 2 days to one week in any given location.
HOW DOES THE COMPANY TRAVEL WHILE ON TOUR?
The entire company travels by coach bus or economy class air depending on the length of the travel needed to get from city to city. Everyone is assigned one seat on the bus meaning that you may have someone seated next to you. Each cast member can travel with 2 pieces of luggage that will be stored under the bus and 1 smaller personal bag that will travel with you on the bus or plane.
HOW MANY PERFORMANCES DO YOU PERFORM IN EACH WEEK?
The number of performances will vary in each city but most cities will have a show in the evening and there can also be matinees depending on the city and the number of show each city books.
HOW MUCH DO YOU GET PAID?
Salaries are negotiated for each performer based on the role they play. The minimum salary for all cast members is $500/week. In addition to the weekly pay, all performers are provided with SHARED accommodations as well as per diem.
Actors are paid weekly by check or direct deposit. There is NO health insurance provided by the Production, however you will be offered a health care stipend. You will have Worker’s Comp coverage while employed.
Motown features a child performer who plays young Michael Jackson/Young Berry Gordy/Young Stevie Wonder. Whoever plays this role will travel with one parent or guardian. A tutor will be provided for the duration of the tour. The child performer and one guardian will share one hotel room. The guardian will be given per diem.
If you would like to put together a video submission for the Non Equity National Tour of MOTOWN you can find information at wscasting.com/audition_info/motown.
Please send your submission to: email@example.com.
For further questions email firstname.lastname@example.org