MUSICAL DIRECTOR for Immersive Sci-fi show

Not Too Fancy Productions LLC seeks experienced non-union MUSICAL DIRECTOR (“MD”) for it’s upcoming Chicago production of WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO at the Chopin Theatre in Wicker Park, Summer 2018. WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO is a 60’s sci-fi immersive musical comedy about a planet of women who’ve never seen men. It ran in New York for 10 months and is transferring to Chicago, hiring a local cast, crew and design team.

Musical style comparable to Little Shop or Grease. There are 8 songs in the show and a cast of 7, plus 2 understudies.

Requirements
Skills & Qualifications: 

Music is fully scored. Good piano playing/sight reading skills and experience teaching actors their vocal parts a must. Actors will sing to pre-recorded tracks during the show.

MD also required to participate in the casting session, playing piano as needed and helping with casting decisions.

 

DATES (likely but subject to change):

Interviews: Dec 13-15 2017

Productions meetings: January – March 2018 as needed (not much needed from MD)

Casting: April 2018 (2 days, to be determined)

Rehearsals in Rehearsal Studio: likely last 2 weeks in May 2018

Load in and Tech Rehearsals at Chopin:  2 weeks beginning May 28 2018, including preview performances likely June 2 & 4th, 2018. MD will be required only for actor rehearsals as needed during this time.

 

PAY (Non-Union)

$100 for casting

$650 for production meetings as needed, rehearsals as needed up to first performance (June 7 2018)

We will also ask you to help teach music to possible new cast members during the run (Summer 2018) should the need arise, for which you will be paid an additional fee.

To Apply: 

Please send an email with your cover and resume to info@planetwongo.com for an interview in mid-December 2017.

More about WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO at www.planetwongo.com and www.facebook.com/wildwomenofplanetwongo

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Dave Ogrin
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