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Complete Synopsis, Logline and, Cast Breakdown for DanceMachine!

DANCEMACHINE! LOGLINE: Perry Chase falls in love with an enchanting Japanese girl who teaches him to dance like a pro for the upcoming Dance Machine competition, where Perry finds out that Tami’s not really who he thought she was… she’s not real at all.

DANCEMACHINE! ABBREVIATED SYNOPSIS: Perry Chase isn’t like most of the kids in his Senior literature class. He’s only a sophomore who takes a constant ribbing from senior jocks like Devon and Jason, especially when Perry’s favorite folk tale, myth or legend report introduces his class to a tale of Japanese lore. The girls, like cheerleader babe Lena, think Perry’s story is tragically beautiful, and Zoe, the other 16 year old in the class, agrees it’s “not too shabby.” But, that’s Perry, a romantic at heart, who wonders out loud with pals MJ and Razmeek what it would be like to someday be with a beautiful girl… say someone like Lena. So, Perry, hardworking go-getter that he is, decides to ask Lena to the Harvest Moon Dance. Hey, she cried when he offered up his folk tale, she must have a sensitive spot. While MJ, Raz and Zoe watch, Lena and Devon make a fool of Perry, and he comes crashing back to reality.

DANCEMACHINE! COMPLETE CAST BREAKDOWN

IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE

PERRY – Smart, shy, easy to like, Perry wears his heart on his sleeve and usually pays the price for it. He wants desperately to be a part of the “in” crowd but no matter how hard he tries he always comes up short. (Any ethnic group, role is for a 16 year old, must be able to play 15 to 18 years old.)
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ZOE (pronounced Zoey, rhymes with Joey)Zoe’s personality is a little dark, guarded, Goth, abrasive, underneath shy, not sure of herself.(Any ethnic group, role is for a 16 year old, must be able to play 15 to 18 years old.)
AUDITION SIDE #1 | AUDITION SIDE #2

MJ – Is an uncoordinated, dapper dressing, neatnik with bleached hair. The king of cool or so he thinks. (Any ethnic group, role is for a 16 year old, must be able to play 15 to 18 years old.)
AUDITION SIDE #1 | AUDITION SIDE #2

DEVON – Pompous jock, a bully, threatening. (Any ethnic group, role is for a 16 year old, must be able to play 15 to 18 years old.)
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RAZMEEK – Computer geek, walking encyclopedia, very smart, to the point of being annoying.(Hindi/Asian, role is for a 16 year old, must be able to play 15 to 18 years old.)
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LEONARD – Is a big guy, a little awkward.(Any ethnic group, role is for a 16 year old, must be able to play 15 to 18 years old.)
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JOE – Is a former professional Ballroom dancer now owns Joe’s Leaning Tower of Pizza. Joe has a gruff, tough guy exterior – what it takes to run a restaurant – but has a “fatherly” heart of gold. Never speaks about his “dance” history but he’s very proud of it. (Any ethnic group, must be able to play 50-60’s years old.)
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TAMI – Is a petite Asian “princess,” very sweet, yet mysterious.(Asian, role is for a 16 year old, must be able to play 15 to 18 years old.)
AUDITION SIDE #1 | AUDITION SIDE #2

TOPHER – Is a little old for High School but he’s still there, still asleep in the back row. He’s a sort of throwback to the 80’s, long hair, metalhead, dopey.(Any ethnic group, role is for a 19-20 year old.)
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EMCEE – A Ryan Seacrest wannabe. Thinks he’s a big time DJ even though his only DJ job is working Quinceañeras and little kids' birthday parties.(Any ethnic group, any accent, role is a flexible age, quirky, 35-65 years old.)
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CHERI – Is Perry’s mom. Once vibrant and involved, Cheri has retreated to an online shopping world where she wheels and deals and imagines herself an internet mogul. (Any ethnic group, mid 40s.)
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JASON – Is Perry’s older brother. Tall, good looking, jock, tough guy. Always carries a ball. (Football, softball, baseball, etc.) Lives to humiliate Perry. He’s really jealous of Perry because Perry is so smart. (Any ethnic group, role is for a 18 year old, must be able to play 17 to 19 years old.)
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LENA – Even though Lena’s birth certificate may say she’s 17 everything else about her says she’s 25. She knows how to turn a head and make the boys follow her every move. (Any ethnic group, role is for a 18 year old, must be able to play 17 to 19 years old.)
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PAIGE – Is one of Lena’s “Rat Pack” of High School cheerleader darlings. She’s the thinking, smartest of the group. (Any ethnic group, role is for a 18 year old, must be able to play 17 to 19 years old.)
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BUD – Is a rugged guy, a little gray around the edges, softened by age. Mechanic by day, sports fanatic by night – loves any kind of competition. (Any ethnic group, role is for a mid 30s to mid 40s.)
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DOOLEY – Is a mess, really. Everything about and around him needs a haircut, shave, bath… Doesn’t say much but when he does it’s profound, philosophical. To him, old Detroit muscle cars are the highest form of art and his restorations a “mission from God.” (Any ethnic group, role is for a mid 50s to mid 60s.)
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COACH SPARKS – Is a throwback 80’s, like he just stepped out of a Hughie Lewis and the News music video, carries a bullhorn everywhere.(Any ethnic group, role is for a mid 40s to mid 50s.)
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TV HOSTESS – Any physical appearance considered, what we need here is a friendly almost motherly, honest look with a good stage presence and genuine sincerity. (Any ethnic group, role is for a mid 40s to mid 50s.)
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FEATURED EXTRAS
JUJU BEAN
– This character is a Dance Machine devotee who is an expert all levels of the Dance Machine. Knowledge and skill on the real-life arcade Dance Machine is a must.(Any ethnic group, any gender, any age.)
Please submit a Dance Audition for this role.
Multiple audition submissions are welcome.

MRS. DILLARD – Teacher “babe,” attractive, in touch with the kids, still connected. (Any ethnic group, role is for early mid-twenties.)
Please submit your audition using your favorite monologue. If you don’t have a favorite or are looking for something unique Google actor monologue. Multiple audition submissions are welcome.

PEPE – Is small stature, with a big smile, favorite with the ladies, can’t stay married. Works for Joe at the pizzeria, really knows his way around the kitchen and the ladies. (Latino, role is for a mid 40s to mid 50s.)
Please submit your audition using your favorite monologue. If you don’t have a favorite or are looking for something unique Google actor monologue.  Multiple audition submissions are welcome.

MRS. BUCKINGHAM – Is the High School principal. (Any ethnic group, age range mid 40s to 70s.)
Please submit your audition using your favorite monologue. If you don’t have a favorite or are looking for something unique Google actor monologue .multiple audition submissions are welcome.

TITO – Smaller build, friendly, easy going, big smiles, great dancer.(Any ethnic group, role is for a 18 year old, must be able to play 17 to 19 years old.) Please submit a Dance Audition for this role. Multiple audition submissions are welcome.

JERMAIN – Quiet, thin, great dancer.(Any ethnic group, role is for a 18 year old, must be able to play 17 to 19 years old.)
Please submit a Dance Audition for this role. Multiple audition submissions are welcome.

SPECIALTY EXTRAS DANCERS
Dance Machine Players – Male and female, any race, any “look,” High School student age.
Please submit a Dance Audition for this role. Multiple audition submissions are welcome.

High School “Harvest Moon” (High School students at the dance)
Male and female, any race, any “look,” High School student age.
Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

LENA’S RAT PACK
Cheerleaders -any race, any “look,” High School student age.
If you have a cheer routine please include in you audition submission. Multiple audition submissions are welcome.

BANDS/MUSICAL ACTS
Bands/Musical Acts to perform at the Harvest Moon Dance.
Please submit a video audition if available. Multiple audition submissions are welcome.

CHEERLEADERS
Cheerleaders, Cheer Squads,
High School student age.
Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

EXTRAS

Football players, male, High School student age.

Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

High School students, High School student age. Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

Cafeteria staff, all.
Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

School staff, all.
Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

Parents, all.
Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

Customers at the Pizza shop, all.
Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

Mall customers, all.
Please submit your photo(s)/headshots and resumé (if available).

OPEN AUDITIONS
Would you like to audition your own material or your favorite monolgue?  The stage is yours.  Multiple submissions are welcome and encouraged.


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