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Audition Notice 

New Village Arts will be producing BEEHIVE: THE ‘60s MUSICAL outdoors at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Kristianne Kurner, this show shows the evolution of women in the 1960s, from being trained to think that they had to live their lives for other people to finding their own voices and celebrating their awesome femininity.  

BEEHIVE The ‘60s Musical is a toe-tapping, head shakin’ musical tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the era so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner, and every woman in between! With two dozen beloved hits, the show takes you on a journey through song, documenting the dramatic changes that American women underwent during the 1960s. 

NVA is committed to diversity and inclusion in all casting.  Roles are open to all. Please note that you must be 18+ to be in this show. 

OUTDOOR IN PERSON PRODUCTION  

NON-UNION 

Video Submission Deadline: End of day, Thursday April 22, 2021 

Callbacks via Zoom: Saturday, April 24, 2021 12-3pm 

BEEHIVE: The ‘60s Musical 
Directed by Kristianne Kurner 
Music Direction by Kyrsten Hafso Koppman 
Choreography by Alyssa Junious 

Rehearsals: April 27 – May 25, Tuesdays – Saturdays (max 26 hours per week) 
Tech: May 26 – June 3 (max 30 hours per week) 
Previews: June 4 – 15 (max 30 hours per week) 

Opening Night: June 16 at 7pm 
Closing Night: July 25 at 7pm 

Actors become employees of New Village Arts and are paid $15/hr for 180 – 220 total hours 

Rehearsals will be on zoom and in person. In person rehearsals will require vaccinations and/or COVID testing. 

Seeking 

5 actors to play powerful women (one role is cast, part TBD) 

Wanda: F to F 

Pattie: F to F 

Alison: F to D sharp 

Laura: D flat to A 

Jasmine: A to G flat 

Gina: B flat to F 

Send material to auditions@newvillagearts.org 

Please include in your email: 

  • Link to a video of two songs (no more than 32-bars each) 
  • an early 1960s song (artist examples: The Supremes, The Angels, Lesley Gore, Shirley Ellis, The Ronettes) 
  • A late 1960s song (artist examples: Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Aretha Franklin) 
  • These can be songs from the show (see full song list below) 
  • Headshot/Resume 
  • Contact information (email and phone) and pronouns 
  • Conflicts 
  • Do you play any instruments? What level (beginner, proficient, advanced)? 

SONG LIST 

#1 Round the Beehive / Let’s Rock  

#2 The Name Game (Shirley Ellis) 

#3 It’s My Party (Lesley Gore) / Where Did Our Love Go, Come See About Me (The Supremes) 

#4 Walking In The Rain / Junkman (The Ronettes / Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles) 

#5 Academy Award  

#6 I’ll Never Change Him (Annette Funicello) 

#7 Sweet Talkin’ Guy (The Chiffons) 

#8 You Can’t Hurry Love (The Supremes) 

#9 My Boyfriend’s Back (The Angels) 

#10 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (The Shirelles) 

#11 One Fine Day (The Chiffons) 

#12 Where the Boys Are (Connie Francis) 

#13 Be My Baby (The Ronettes) 

#14 Then He Kissed Me (The Crystals) 

#15 Baby, I Love You (The Ronettes) 

#16 The Beehive Dance  

#17 Abraham, Martin, and John (Dion) 

#18 You Don’t Own Me (Lesley Gore) 

#19 Son of a Preacher Man (Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin) 

#20 To Sir, With Love (Lulu) 

#21 British Invasion Cut Short  

#22 River Deep / Proud Mary (Tina Turner) 

#23 Aretha Franklin Medley (Chain of Fools, I Never Loved a Man, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 

#24 Somebody to Love (Jefferson Airplane) 

#25 Cry Baby (Janis Joplin) 

#26 Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)/ Bobby Mcgee (Janis Joplin) 

#27 Make Your Own Kind of Music