Debbie O’Brien is holding auditions for THE CHOIR OF MAN

  • London

Producer: Creative Studios for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Director: Nic Doodson
Musical Supervisor: Jack Blume
Choreographer: Freddie Huddleston

Dates: NCL Escape

  • Travel to Tampa: May 3, 2024
  • Board the Vessel: May 26, 2024
  • Contract Length: 6-8 Months onboard

Fees: On board fees $1100 USD per week

Auditions in London:

  • Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February 2024 (first round – must be available for one of these days)
  • Thursday 15th February 2024 (recalls – must be available for this day)
  • Friday 16th February 2024 (finals – must be available for this day)

Welcome to “The Choir Of Man” – the best pub concert you’ve ever been to…

“The Choir of Man” is the Olivier-nominated worldwide smash-hit show, transitioning from the Edinburgh Fringe to sold-out seasons at the Sydney Opera House, multiple national and international tours, and London’s West End. Currently playing on Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Encore, in Melbourne, and in London’s West End at the Arts Theatre, the show is filled with hits from artists such as Queen, Luther Vandross, Sia, Paul Simon, Adele, Guns & Roses, Avicii, and Katy Perry, to name but a few. This is a pub like no other! A wildly talented group of incredible instrumentalists, world-class wordsmiths, and sensational singers; this cast of nine (extra)ordinary guys serve it all… live! An uplifting celebration of community and friendship with something for everyone – including free beer!

We are currently casting for the 11th company on Norwegian Escape – some members from previous companies may be returning, but at the moment we are considering applications for all roles.

MALE-IDENTIFYING SINGERS

We actively encourage applications from performers of all ethnicities or heritages, of all shapes and sizes.

Please note that some roles require instrumental skills – please highlight these on your applications. All performers require excellent singing voices and the ability to comfortably sustain close harmonies.

  1. THE ROMANTIC
    • HIGH TENOR. Full voice pop belt up to top C5; strong, controlled high falsetto to F5. Basic rhythm guitar preferred, but not necessary.
  2. THE JOKER
    • HIGH TENOR. Full voice up to top C#5; strong, controlled high falsetto. Intermediate piano (chords) required, and ability to play or learn intermediate guitar, banjo, and ukulele.
  3. THE HARD MAN
    • TENOR. Full pop-rock voice to top A4; strong, controlled falsetto. Basic piano (block chords), or ability to learn.
  4. THE BARMAN
    • TENOR. Full pop/rock voice with belt to at least A4, plus strong, controlled high falsetto with excellent choral blend – the ability to mix is desired. No specific instruments are required, but please do mention any instrumental skills candidates might have.
  5. THE MAESTRO
    • TENOR. Full voice to A4, plus falsetto, with the ability to control and blend chorally throughout his range. Outstanding technical piano skills, music-reading ability, and overall musicality. Classical or Jazz training preferred. Ability to be both creative and consistent with piano playing, and adapt as required.
  6. THE POET
    • BARITONE. Characterful, warm, baritone voice. Full-voice range spanning G2 to G4, plus falsetto. Intermediate piano skills (or willingness to learn the required piano pieces) is required, in addition to learning a basic piano-accordion part.
  7. THE HANDYMAN (TAPPER)
    • BARITONE. Smooth baritone voice. Full-voice range spanning G2 to A4, plus falsetto. Requirement to learn basic trumpet, unless already possessing a similar instrumental skill (saxophone, clarinet), by approval of the creative team.
  8. THE BEAST
    • LOW BARITONE. Warm soulful/folky/blues voice. Full-voice range spanning E2 to F4, plus strong, controlled falsetto. Outstanding acoustic guitar required with the ability to lead an ensemble rhythmically, fingerpick creatively, solo impressively and adapt as required.
  9. THE BORE
    • BASS. Bottom D2 to F4. Basic piano skills, and strong rhythmic coordination (rhythmic ability sufficient to play cajon confidently). Ability to play or learn basic ukulele.

Please send suggestions either by email including CV and photo as soon as possible to:

[email protected]

with “THE CHOIR OF MAN NCL ESCAPE 11.0” in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to info@debbieobrien.net