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42 balloons

ABOUT THE SHOW
Global Musicals & Alchemation, (the UK and US Producers of SIX The Musical), are delighted to be mounting a fully staged production of new British musical '42 Balloons' following its sellout concerts at the Vaudeville in 2023. This new production will be opening at The Lowry Theatre in April 2024.

2nd of July 1982. Using a lawn chair and approximately 42 helium-filled weather balloons, truck driver Larry Walters defied all the odds (and FAA airspace regulations!) to make his lifelong dream a reality and fly sixteen thousand feet above Los Angeles.
No, seriously. In a chair.

42 BALLOONS is an uplifting musical inspired by the highly improbable true story of how Larry, and his partner Carol Van Deusen, convinced their friends and family to help Larry achieve his dream of flying.

Featuring an irresistible, 80s pop-inspired score, 42 BALLOONS questions how far you would go to make your dreams come true. Is the sky actually the limit, and what happens if it doesn’t all go to plan?

Writer: Jack Godfrey 
Director: Ellie Coote 
Musical Supervisor: Joe Beighton 
Choreographer: Alexzandra Sarmiento

AUDITIONS

First rounds - 11th, 12th December
Finals - 13th December

You should be available to meet through these dates, as required, in person. 

CONTRACT DATES

Rehearsals in London:  4 March – 6 April 2024, Monday to Saturday

Get-In/Tech in Manchester:  From 8 April 2024

Dress Rehearsals: 17 April 2024

First Preview:  18 April 2024

Final Performance:  19 May 2024 (six week run)

ROLES:

RON (MALE, 33–45 YEARS)

Baritone with rapping ability. Confident mover. A truck driver and film nerd. Ron once dreamed of becoming a Hollywood filmmaker but gave up on his dream as a teenager. Warm, supportive, honest, open and relaxed. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role please submit performers without regard to disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Appearance:

Black-Other Areas, Black-Caribbean, Black-African, African-American, Scandinavian, White, Eastern European, Mediterranean, East Asian, Pakistani, Asian, Indian, Filipino/Malay/Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mixed Race, Maori, Latin American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American, North African

Contract type:

Equity - UK Theatre (Commercial)

Contract info:

Salary above Equity Minimum. Holiday is not permitted during the period of engagement, but is payable as an addition to salary.

MALE FEATURED ENSEMBLE + SWINGS (MALE, TRANSGENDER - MALE, NON-BINARY, 18–45 YEARS)

Seeking strong triple threat performers - must have strong dance ability with proficiency in contemporary, jazz, and hip hop styles. Unique, interesting vocal style - confident with rock and pop. Characterful and quirky individuals. Variety of ages, vocal ranges and appearances. Please note: most ensemble tracks will be required to cover principals therefore should have strong leading pop vocals alongside the appropriate dance styles. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role please submit performers without regard to disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Appearance:

Black-Other Areas, Black-Caribbean, Black-African, African-American, Scandinavian, White, Eastern European, Mediterranean, East Asian, Pakistani, Asian, Indian, Filipino/Malay/Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mixed Race, Maori, Latin American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern, Native American, North African

Contract type:

Equity - UK Theatre (Commercial)

Contract info:

Salary above Equity Minimum. Holiday is not permitted during the period of engagement, but is payable as an addition to salary.

For consideration please email a CV, headshot & any relevant reels to casting@pearsoncasting.com

with YOUR NAME/42BALLOONS in the subject box.

PLEASE CHECK WHETHER YOUR AGENT HAS ALREADY SUGGESTED YOU ON SPOTLIGHT BEFORE SUGGESTING YOURSELF

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