Auditions by City

Success Stories


Profile Pic

I just want to say thanks for your site. You guys have really helped me in this business. I was t... Read More »


Profile Pic

My son Ricky just landed his first paid job, a commercial for an MP3 player. We are flying to New... Read More »


Profile Pic

Landed 2 movie roles... Thank you ExploreTalent... Christina landed 2 Feature Film roles. Th... Read More »


Profile Pic

I was suspicious at first, you know the saying "too good to be true", but within a week I got a j... Read More »


Profile Pic

I've been on here for 3 days and got booked for a OJ ad and commercial. I get paid and I also g... Read More »

Become the Next Success Story »

"Ragtime" - Open Call - North Little Rock, AR

Audition Details

Casting ID #
1603813
Submission Type
Open Call
Location
North Little Rock, AR - 72114
Union
Non-union
Rate/Pay
$0.00
Release Date
10-18-2019
Audition Date
10-27-2019
Expiration Date
10-26-2019
Casting Category
Theatre - Non-Equity
Market(s)
Little Rock, AR | Memphis, TN

Audition Description

RAGTIME is a musical with a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. The music includes marches, cakewalks, gospel and ragtime. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of three groups in the United States in the early 20th century: African Americans, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr., a Harlem musician; upper-class suburbanites, represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; and Eastern European immigrants, represented by Tateh, a Jewish immigrant from Latvia. Historical figures are represented in the stories, including: Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit, Booker T. Washington, J. P. Morgan, Henry Ford, Stanford White, Harry Kendall Thaw, Admiral Peary, Matthew Henson, and Emma Goldman. Ragtime led the 1998 Tony Awards with thirteen nominations. It won awards for Best Featured Actress (Audra McDonald), Original Score, Book, and Orchestrations. Ragtime was also made into a 1981 film with James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Pat O'Brien, Mary Steenburgen, Mandy Patinkin, Howard Rollins and many other award-winning actors. It was nominated for 8 Academy Awards.

  • Role #1 - Coalhouse Walker Jr.

    Although our story is told through the chance interactions of a number of historical figures and fictional characters at the turn of the 20th Century, Coalhouse is truly the driving engine behind it all. However, internally, he also reflects the unbridled rage experienced by vast numbers of African Americans at the hands of an oft unjust society that was America in this era. Even so, he controls and channels this rage into a highly calculated, systematic approach to his own brand of justice. The actor who seeks to fill this role must exhibit polish, charisma, intelligence, and strength. Coalhouse is a very intricately written character. While many may not condone his actions, most would certainly concede the challenges he faces. Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 24 - 36
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #2 - Booker T. Washington

    One of Ragtime's historical figures comes to life. Washington strives to embody and provide the voice of restraint and wisdom for his people in the face the injustices and unimaginably trying circumstances they face. In speech and demeanor, his character very much mirrors that of Coalhouse. But that's where the similarities end. Washington should be portrayed as polished, educated, and emblematic of the actual man he was. He delivers passionate speeches. He means to sway the direction his people should take in the struggle for racial justice and equality. He must speak with great conviction and authority. Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 37 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • She's got to be quite an amazing young woman. Her death gives rise to the transformation within Coalhouse that leads to a devastating effect. She is uniquely strong-willed for her age and race in this time period. Although the exact circumstances of Coalhouse's mistreatment of her remain a mystery, we are able to piece together the basic narrative. Regardless, Coalhouse makes it his unwavering mission to regain her affection, which he ultimately succeeds in doing. Sadly, their renewed life and love affair is short-lived. In the brief period between their reunion and her death, they display an amazingly deep, rare, and passionate sense of connection, idealism and true love. Mezzo-Soprano.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 25
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Father to the Little Girl, Tateh is a wonderful character who displays the struggles of the newly arrived to this country during the turn of the century. As he sits aboard the rag ship that provides his passage to a new life, he dreams of the ease with which he will find success and wealth in America. In the novel, we first meet Tateh after he has arrived in America. At any rate, in both the novel as well as the show, we are given a fairly intimate view into the lives of these new immigrants. We witness Tateh's progression from naive optimism to misery in the face of stark poverty. He then rebounds to a person who enjoys absolute success as a pioneer in the early days of the motion picture industry. Tateh is an imaginably devoted and loving father to his daughter. His entire being is dedicated to her, and her needs are ultimately the source of his drive to emerge from the abject poverty they endure. The actor who seeks this role must convey the undeniable sense of showmanship and charisma that Tateh exhumes. Tenor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 27 - 39
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #5 - Harry Houdini

    He's a magician who gains worldwide notoriety for his feats as an escapist. His character is, along with many others, less pronounced in the show than in the novel. In the show, he embodies the story of an immigrant's success in America. He also reflects the rise of the fame and celebrity status that was newly emerging in this era due vastly to improved communication. However, even though he attempts to hide his origins, he never, never forgets them. Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 20 - 33
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #6 - Emma Goldman

    A fascinating firebrand, Emma Goldman adds to the lengthy list of historical figures that populate the show. Staunchly leftist, Goldman spends her entire life tirelessly crusading against the injustices faced by the poor working-class, uneducated masses who struggled to make a life for themselves. In our story, Goldman meets Tateh, a new immigrant to America, and his daughter. She works to enlist him in the fight to earn rights for workers. She also becomes acquainted with Younger Brother. Goldman must be played as a tremendously passionate human being. She must speak with the vigorous enthusiasm and influence that would command masses to take action, even in the face of jeopardizing their very livelihoods and lives alike. A staunch anarchist, Goldman's verbalized political zeal must be palpable in audition. She is not for the weak or tame of heart. Alto.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #7 - Mother

    Mother very much represents the rapidly changing ideals and cultural norms at-play within the country during this era. In the absence of her husband, she must not only take on the role of managing the household, but must also lead the business affairs of her husband's company during his expedition. The novel takes a bit more time to describe the successes she has at this venture. She both witnesses and is equally changed by the times in which she lives. While it is not a transformation she sought, she nevertheless accepts it and emerges vastly stronger, much to the chagrin of her husband who feels displaced. The actor who seeks to take on this role will display quiet strength. Mother is a reserved woman, and is the epitome of elegance and social conditioning. She should reflect polish and formality, but not suggest a sense of being elitist or unapproachable. Mezzo-Soprano.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #8 - Father

    Father makes the decision to go off stomping around the North Pole and leaves his family. Still, you really can't help but feel sorry for him as he, unsuccessfully, tries to reconnect with the world left behind before his journey. He struggles to eventually realize that the world he left no longest exists. In truth, this process is probably quite similarly experienced by many people as they age. His sense of nostalgia and connection for the past prevents him from adapting to the realities of the new world in which he exists. It's strange, on the one hand, he can be played as a staunch conservative who simply doesn't understand the modern world in which he lives. On the other hand, the novel paints him as much more of a sympathetic character. Father is a great guy. He can't help his predicament any more than anyone can help his or her own personal biases and perspectives formulated over the course of a few decades. Anyway, he should be played as a sympathetic, albeit somewhat short-sighted person. Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #9 - Evelyn Nesbit

    Evelyn is the iconic sex symbol in America during the time in which our story is set. Her character is invariably played to be very one-dimensional. She is a goofy, gorgeous, bombshell young actress and model. Not so. In reality, as in the novel, Evelyn was a remarkably sharp young woman. Yes, she may project the outward appearances of a clichéd mindless beauty, but we want to see the truth of her personality revealed in small doses. Mezzo-Soprano.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 25
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #10 - Young Brother

    Younger Brother represents one of the characters from the novel who is a bit shortchanged in the show. Younger Brother is a bit of a lost soul. He is quite intelligent, very idealistic, and very gifted in his trade, but he lacks direction and focus. First, we're shown his Evelyn Nesbit infatuation phase. Next, we're shown his crusade for social justice phase. Bottom line, he needs to be focused, identifiable with his social standing, and played somewhat reserved and awkward. Tenor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 28
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #11 - Grandfather

    Grandfather is written as a very simple, clichéd crotchety old man in the show. We don't know much about him. However, he should be played as an important source of comedy and a very crotchety old man! Spoken.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 50 - 70
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #12 - Willie Conklin

    Willie is a very colorful character who is the spark that ignites Coalhouse's mini-revolution. He is the very epitome of racial intolerance. His lack of intelligence and racial superiority echo the deep divisions that exist between the various races, creeds, and ethnicities. Having said that, he is brash, brazen, abrasive, offensive, and just plain ugly. Tenor.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 24 - 39
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #13 - Henry Ford

    Henry Ford was folksy, full of himself, and a self-made man. Ford almost single-handedly help create the middle class in America, given his contributions to industrialize America and the world. His passion for his business is felt and reflected in every waking second of his life. He is full of energy, and the actor must also be very strong and confident. Baritone.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 34 - 49
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #14 - Little Girl

    Tateh's daughter is a young Eastern European immigrant. While reserved and quiet she is not shy and is unusually mature for her age. She is intelligent and is raised by her father to be a cautious participant in a world of struggles. Her dead-pan delivery of a few lines provides some wonderful laughs that must be played stone-faced. Soprano.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 12
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #15 - Little Boy

    The young, inquisitive, and slightly unique son in our story's core family, the Little Boy is often seen as being one of two possible sources of the narrative in the novel. He's intelligent, has sharp diction, is creative, and somewhat clairvoyant. He is truly unique and the actor needs to show that. Alto.
    Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 8 - 12
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019
  • Role #16 - Ensembles

    Seeking versatile talent who can portray this role.
    Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role
    Talent specs:
    Gender: Male, Female
    Ethnicity: Any
    Age: 18 - 60
    Expiration Date: Oct 26, 2019

Warning! Do not send money to anyone. Avoid scams and fraud! Beware of getting advance check and sending money back through Western Union, Moneygram, wire transfer Read more. Report a scam.

Note: Explore Talent only provides Internet exposure, resources, and tools for you to match your talent with auditions and casting directors. All materials, information, casting information, products, and services included in or available through this site (the "content") are provided "as is" and "as available" for your use. The content is provided without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability. All talent under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times

One of many success stories Click here for more

Landed 2 roles in 2-months Exploretalent, thank you for your services; for I have only been a member for 2-months and have landed a role as a cop on Sensing Murder for the Discovery Channel and I just got done shooting for a feature film called (The Bayridge Boys) with major stars. I have recieved pay for both projects, Thank you again! sincerely, Doug Romer

Become our next success story!
Advertisement
Click here to see
What we can do For You!

Connect with Facebook
Over 10,000 Monthly Auditions & Jobs

Get weekly Email
Auditions & Jobs


Buzz Rules


FAQ: Before Talent's can chat: 1. Verify your email address 2. Upload Primary image

Rules: 1. No cussing 2. No fighting 3. Do not post website 4. Do not post phone numbers

Disclaimer: Use of ET's Community Buzz chat rooms constitutes agreement with the following guidelines:

Adult Users: By clicking "I Agree," you are acknowledging acceptance of all Explore Talent.com community guidelines and are over the age of 18.

Youth: By clicking "I Agree," you certify you have consent from your parent or legal guardian to participate in the community.

Agree and LogIn

Contest Buzz


Buzz Rules


Disclaimer: Use of ET's Contest Buzz chat rooms constitutes agreement with the following guidelines:

Adult Users: By clicking "I Agree," you are acknowledging acceptance of all Explore Talent.com contest guidelines and are over the age of 18.

Youth: By clicking "I Agree," you certify you have consent from your parent or legal guardian to participate in the contest.

Agree and Login

Follow Us

Facebook icon 0

Advertisement