2020 Auditions

Calling all musical comedy fans!

Our Hawaii Comedy Festival Start Up writers need actors to perform in their original musicals! We have THREE short, original musicals to cast. WOOHOO!

As of today (September 12th) all auditions and rehearsals will be virtual. The show will also be virtual and is set to air on Thursday, October 15th.

Questions? Email: hi@hicomedyfest.com

SELF TAPE AUDITIONS Due Date: September 18th 11:59pm Hawaii Time

HOW TO SEND IN YOUR AUDITION

1) Record a short video (no more than 60 seconds) of you singing something that shows off your vocal range and acting chops. Can be acapella, to a track or with a live accompanist.
NOTE: Please say, “Hi my name is __________.” before singing your song.

2) Email the completed video to: hi@hicomedyfest.com

3) Email subject: HAWAII COMEDY FEST AUDITION

4) Email should also include: YOUR FULL NAME & CONTACT PHONE NUMBER & THE MUSICAL (OR MUSICAL) AND ROLE (OR ROLES) you are interested in.

5) Everyone that auditions will be contacted by Sept. 22nd.

REHEARSALS

Earliest Date: Wednesday, September 23rd (evening)
Last Possible Date: Tuesday Oct 13th (evening)
Rehearsal times are flexible.
SHOW
Thursday Oct 17th 7:30pm

PAY
No pay. Comps to online show.

AGE REQUIREMENTS
18 and over only please.

MUSICALS & CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

MUSICAL #1: HOMAGE TO UNCLE ROG*
by Sean Choo and Jose Ver (mentored by Chris Renfro)
*ALL ROLES HAVE BEEN PRECAST

MUSICAL #2: MATING SEASON
by Amaya Begoña Eckel (mentored by Joy Regullano)
Two explorers venture to an (all female) mysterious island to answer the call to aide in reproduction but are faced with a moral dilemma when they realize that things aren’t always as they seem.

William- William is a settler with noble intentions, and although a gentleman, still eager at the prospect of mating with beautiful women. Classical Voice, think Gastón.

George-George isn’t the brightest, but what he lacks in intelligence, he makes up for in enthusiasm. He is likeable and is led by his sexual desires. Blues.

Gīna- Gīna is the leader of this evolved island of only females. She has led her people to a place of utopia. She is the epidemy of soft feminine strength and leads through calm fluidity.

Urétra- Urétra is a skeptic. It is her duty to protect her people, while still maintaining the utmost strength in femininity. She is our heroine’s (Vulva) most fierce advocate. Up-tempo Rhythm/Blues character song.

Vulva – (PRECAST)  A fierce and hideous beautiful beast of a woman. The ultimate showing in primal strength, with a barbaric hunger to mate.

Ovária (Ensemble)- 1 Man, open to play female gender. Will play a Goddess, also a male voice. Comedic, fun, able to harmonize.

MUSICAL #3: MA’AM YOU’RE THE CHOSEN ONE
by Anette Arinix (mentored by Daryl Jim Diaz)
Being the chosen one has always been a title reserved for teenagers who don’t know any better. They don’t have a plan so it’s easy for them to just pick up and save the world. That’s how it is in books. That’s how it is in movies. It’s not real life. That is why, when Marni is told by agents from another timeline that she is the chosen one, she is not having it. She just doesn’t have the time.

MARNI – badass, quick-witted, nonsensical, loud mother of two. Good comedic timing.
Vocal: Strong Belt, Good rhythm
THE AGENTS – A bit anxious to complete their mission. Good comedic timing. Also double has other voices. Agent Jay, Agent Ray, Agent Kay
Vocal: Good rhythm, rapping a plus, strong belt a plus

CYNTHIA – Mother of Marni. Sweet but oblivous-ly rude to Marni.