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!

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.

Bhangin’ It is a true extravaganza of a variety of dance styles. The musical showcases Bhangra in its many styles along with Bollywood, kathak, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary and other dance forms all set in a collegiate Bhangra environment. For the first time ever you get to see all these amazing dance forms performed with live vocals taking you into the world of true musical theater.” – Choreographer Rujuta Vaidya

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:

PREETI – 20s – character portrayed as female, South Asian American. A tough, no-nonsense Punjabi who’s proud of her culture and has no time for foolery. Strong mix-belt. PRINCIPAL.

REKHA – 40s-60s – character portrayed as female, Indian immigrant who has lived in the US for 20 years. An ex-Bollywood-star-turned-restaurateur. Alto. PRINCIPAL.

NEW MARY – 20s – character portrayed as female, South Asian American. Freshman brought on as a ringer to replace Mary, defers to the group. Some singing required.

SHILPA – 20s – character portrayed as female, South Asian American. Dancer, non-biologically related twinsies with Shetal (kinda the nice one). Some singing required.

BIG BOB – 20s – character portrayed as male, South Asian American. The Bengal Tigers’ bighearted Dancer/Spotter, sometimes prone to freaking out. Some singing required.

GOBIND – 20s – character portrayed as male, South Asian American (Sikh). An upbeat, turban-wearing chemistry major. He loves bhangra with all his heart and also his two left feet. Tenor.

MOHAN – 20s – character portrayed as male, South Asian American (Sikh). Turban-wearing dancer, sensitive feminist. Some singing required.

VARUN – 20s – character portrayed as male, South Asian American. Dancer, bro-y, premed major, beer pong minor. Some singing required.


SUBMISSION DEADLINES

For REKHA and PREETI – We will consider all submissions that arrive by Friday, July 9 at 5:00 pm EST

For NEW MARY, SHILPA, BIG BOB, GOBIND, MOHAN, and VARUN – We will consider all submissions that arrive by Friday, July 23 at 5:00 pm EST

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 in-person for a workshop in New York City (9/27/21 – 10/15/21) and for the production process and run at La Jolla Playhouse (1/24/22 – 4/17/22)

TO SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION MATERIALS, CLICK BELOW:

ONLINE AUDITION FORM


 
BHANGIN’ IT
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 Amy Anders Corcoran

Casting and Cultural Consultants
SRC Partners

Bhangra Consultant: Anushka Pushpala

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