Bhangin’ It Casting

Nationwide open call for video submissions

The creative team of Bhangin’ It is currently doing a nationwide search for South Asian dancers/performers that reflect the entire multitudes and shades of the diaspora!

Theatre Venue: La Jolla Playhouse

Artistic Director: Christopher Ashley
Executive Producer: Eric Keen-Louie
Director: Stafford Arima
Choreographer: Rujuta Vaidya
Book: Mike Lew, Rehana Lew Mirza
Music and Lyrics: Sam Willmott
Additional Music: Deep Singh
Casting: Calleri Jensen Davis
In-House Casting: Jacole Kitchen
Rate: $1080/weekly / LORT B

1st rehearsal: 1/18/22
Tech starts: 2/22/22
Previews start: 3/8/22
Opens: 3/20/22
Closing: 4/17/22

Winner of the Richard Rodgers Award, Bhangin’ It is an exhilarating new musical that celebrates the traditions we inherit from yesterday and those we create for tomorrow. When a young woman finds her identity cannot be defined by checking a box, she sets off on a quest to dance to her own beat. Drawing from competitive Bhangra and mixing it with other Indian and Western dance forms alike, Bhangin’ It is a brash, intoxicating and joyous musical for America today.

In order to break down barriers of traditional theater auditions regardless of whether you are represented by an agent or not, we are inviting you to show us what you’ve got!

This musical showcases various types of South Asian dance and music including but not limited to bhangra to kathak and ghazals to classic songs.

If you think you can dance – please submit.
If you think you can sing – please submit.
If you think you can sing and dance – we would really love to see you submit!

We are currently seeking dancers/performers for the following roles:

AMIT 20s. Character portrayed as male, South Asian American. Charismatic but conflict-avoiding team captain of the Tigres. Tenor. Strong dancer in multiple styles, with some experience in Bhangra, Bollywood, or any other Indian dance styles

LILY 20s, character portrayed as female, Black. A quiet hijab-wearing Muslim math nerd. Soprano. Dance experience in multiple dance styles.

MOHAN 20s, character portrayed as male, South Asian American (Sikh). Turban-wearing dancer, sensitive feminist. Some singing required. Strong dancer in multiple styles, with some experience in Bhangra, Bollywood, or any other Indian dance styles

Please submit your headshot and resume. If you have one, please also include your reel or any other video link that may be helpful to the creative team in casting this production.

We won’t be able to respond to all of our submissions, but ensure all will be reviewed and considered. We will be in touch via e-mail if we need anything further.

Must be available for the production process and run at La Jolla Playhouse (1/18/22 – 4/17/22)



Book by Mike Lew and Rehana Lew Mirza
Music and Lyrics by Sam Willmott
Additional Music by Deep Singh
Choreography by Rujuta Vaidya
Directed by Stafford Arima

Casting and Cultural Consultants
SRC Partners

Bhangra Consultant: Anushka Pushpala

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