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THE BODYGUARD
Venue:  Paper Mill Playhouse/National Tour
Producers:  Paper Mill Playhouse (First Engagement) and The Nederlander Organization & David Ian Productions (National Tour)
GM:  Troika Entertainment
Director:  Thea Sharrock
Writer:  Alexander Dinelaris
Based on the screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan
Music: various writers of Whitney Houston’s hit songs
Choreographer:  Karen Bruce
Musical Supervisor:   Richard Beadle
Casting:  Paul Hardt/ SH Entertainment
Contract:  COST Tier 4 (min $840/wk)  & SETA Category 1 (min $944/wk)
Rehearsals:  10/17/2016 in NYC
First Performance:  11/25/2016
Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse:  12/4/2016
Closes at Paper Mill Playhouse:  1/1/2017
A 60 week National Tour begins January 10th in Minneapolis, MN until April 2018

ECC  Tuesday Sept 13th
500 Pearl Studios, 4th Floor

10am   MALE DANCERS.  Must be 5’10 or taller with great muscular physiques, as much of this show is performed shirtless for the male dancers. All ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend.   Hip Hop, Salsa, partnering and jazz dance skills required.  Singing required but dance skills are the first priority.  Please wear Jazz sneakers

2pm  FEMALE DANCERS:  Females of all ethnicity encouraged to attend,   Must be strong hip hop, salsa, partnering and jazz dance, plus have tremendous sex appeal  Singing required but dance skills are the first priority.   Must wear heels

Please prepare a pop, rock, contemporary song in case you are asked to sing after you dance

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THE BODYGUARD
Venue:  Paper Mill Playhouse/National Tour
Producers:  Paper Mill Playhouse (First Engagement) and The Nederlander Organization & David Ian Productions (National Tour)
GM:  Troika Entertainment
Director:  Thea Sharrock
Writer:  Alexander Dinelaris
Based on the screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan
Music: various writers of Whitney Houston’s hit songs
Choreographer:  Karen Bruce
Musical Supervisor:   Richard Beadle
Casting:  Paul Hardt/ SH Entertainment
Contract:  COST Tier 4 (min $840/wk)  & SETA Category 1 (min $944/wk)
Salaries negotiable based on resume or “star name”
Rehearsals:  10/17/2016 in NYC
First Performance:  11/25/2016
Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse:  12/4/2016
Closes at Paper Mill Playhouse:  1/1/2017
A 60 week National Tour begins January 10th in Minneapolis, MN until April 2018

Auditions:  Sept 14th

SEEKING:
RACHEL MARRON- Cast Deborah Cox

FRANK FARMER:  Caucasian Male 40’s, A former C.I.A. agent  Physically fit, lithe and athletic.  Sharp witted and instinctive. Handsome and charismatic.  He radiates a silent strength, - an American alpha man type.  Please only submit actors with little or NO musical comedy credits, as this is a non singing role.  Prototype:   The leading man from a Shonda Rhimes series

NICKI MARRON:  Female, African American Rachel’s older sister, late 30’s.  Also a very talented singer who has taken a back seat to her sister’s rising star.  Quiet type but attractive.  Must be a very strong singer.  Nicki must have a very soulful, gospel-tinged voice.  She sings ballads in the show and so should have a warm resonance, excellent pitch and an ability to riff.  Range from G below middle C to E at top of staff.

STALKER:  Male, Late 20’s to 30’s, Rachel Marron’s stalker, military type, must have a impressive muscular physique, attractive.   Please submit models with acting training and actors who have resumes with more straight theatre than musical theatre credits.

FEMALE COVER:   Female, African American, 30’s attractive.  She will be an off-stage cover for the roles of Rachel, Nikki and the on-stage back-up singer.   Must have incredible, powerful vocals in the style of Whitney Houston

2 MALE ENSEMBLE:   Looking for 2 males who will cover principals.   One is On stage and the 2nd iss the Off Stage understudy   Strong actor needed, 30’s, all ethnicities   Please submit actors who have more straight theatre resumes than musicals, as these roles have minimal vocal requirements.

Please submit electronically

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Performers can mail headshots and resumes to:

Patrick Parker 
Associate Artistic Director
Paper Mill Playhouse
22 Brookside Drive
Millburn, NJ 07041

E-mail: Patrick Parker

Child and Teen Performers

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General Information

Audition Notices are posted on this page (as the information becomes available). Audition Notices are also posted in the Backstage Newspaper two weeks prior to the auditions. These notices contain the name and address of the audition location, audition times, the roles available, what we are looking for, and requested audition material.

Paper Mill Playhouse does not accept unsolicited script submissions. All inquiries and agent submissions may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Associate Artistic Director at Paper Mill Playhouse.