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Keegan Arnold

multiple roles

AMERICAN IDIOT AUDITIONS
PRODUCTION TEAM:
Director: Keegan Arnold (He/Him)
Assistant Director and Choreographer: Christina Kudlicki Hoth (She/Her)
Music Director: Bryce Biffle (He/Him)
Stage Manager: Patrick Peachee (He/Him)
Intimacy Director: Mandy Rausch (She/Her)
VIDEO AUDITIONS:
Must consist of a slate including name, preferred pronouns, and preferred role.
30 seconds to 1 minute of a song in the style of the show.
A 30 second to 1 minute monologue.
Dance provided by the choreographer.
Auditions will be submitted online, and are due June 18th by midnight. Click here to fill out your audition form and submit your video
CALLBACKS:
In-Person Callbacks will be June 21-23.
The production will ONLY see actors called back from online submissions. No walk-ins will be allowed in the building, to help adhere to CDC guidelines.
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS:
Vaccinations will not be required for the casting process, but are highly encouraged.
If an actor is unable to book a vaccine appointment before the rehearsal process, the production team will help find one for the actor.
The first three weeks of rehearsal will consist of staggered rehearsals with production team and performers strictly adhering to CDC guidelines.
The production team is fully vaccinated.
SHOW DESCRIPTION:
Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Will is called back home to attend to familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.
CONTENT WARNINGS:
Homophobic slurs, drug use and addiction, unplanned pregnancy, sexual situations, domestic violence, and suicide.
Some partial nudity, and scenes involving intimacy between performers.
Any scenes involving intimacy on stage will be worked with, and choreographed with the intimacy director.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
Johnny
The self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia.” Bored of his do-nothing, go-nowhere existence, he takes off for the city to get a new lease on life. He wages an inner war between a budding love for Whatsername and growing dependency on St. Jimmy and drugs.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Tunny
Johnny’s friend who follows him to the city and eventually enlists in the army. He travels to the Middle East. A dreamer who is easily swayed, first by Johnny’s ideas and then by patriotism and the American Dream.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Will
Johnny’s friend. He ends up staying in Suburbia to take care of pregnant girlfriend Heather. The more he stays on the couch, the more he becomes slowly disconnected from the world and his own relationships.
Gender: Male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C#3
St. Jimmy
Johnny’s alter ego. Known as the “city badass.” An enigmatic and charismatic enabler who gets Johnny addicted to drugs and grows jealous of his relationship with Whatsername.
Gender: Any
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: C3
Heather
A girl in Suburbia and Will’s girlfriend. She discovers she is pregnant but has difficulty telling her boyfriend of the news. Once she settles down with him, she struggles to maintain their relationship with his despondency and eventually leaves him.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Whatsername
A girl in the city who falls for Johnny. A rebellious activist who is willing to follow Johnny to the ends of the earth, but fights to have him embrace their authentic relationship rather than pursue his addiction.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: D#5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Extraordinary Girl
A girl in the Middle East who appears as a sexual hallucination to injured Tunny. Attractive and mysterious, she later appears as his nurse and accompanies him home after the war.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 35
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Ensemble
Carson, Daniel, Brandon, John, Jamal, Dustin, Jared,

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