"Owen & Mzee" - Musical Theatre
Vital Theatre Company, Inc.

"Owen & Mzee" - Musical Theatre
Vital Theatre Company, Inc.

  • Project Details
    Casting “Owen & Mzee,” a musical theatre production about the inspiring true story of two great friends, a baby hippo named Owen and a 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee.When Owen is stranded after a tsunami strikes his home in Africa, villagers in Kenya work tirelessly to rescue him and place him at an animal conservation park. Then, to everyone’s amazement, the orphaned hippo and elderly tortoise adopt each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photo’s emailed from friend to friend have quickly made them worldwide celebrities. Here is a joyous reminder that in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that too often separate us.This is a contemporary ensemble musical which is set in Kenya, East Africa. We are seeking a company that looks like modern day Kenya yet expresses the diversity of the African diaspora.The music is contemporary musical theatre inspired by East African choral music.Performers must act, sing, and move well and basic puppetry skills are a huge plus but not required.
  • Production Type
    Plays
  • Union Status
    Non Union
  • Location
    New York
  • Dates & Location
    April 25-29
  • Closing Date
    24th Jan 2022
  • Roles
  • No Pay
    23
    18
    Male
    Owen
    White / European Descent | Black / African Descent | Latino / Hispanic | Asian | South Asian / Indian | Indigenous Peoples | Middle Eastern | Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial
  • No Pay
    60
    18
    Male
    Mzee/Narrator and Others
    White / European Descent | Black / African Descent | Latino / Hispanic | Asian | South Asian / Indian | Indigenous Peoples | Middle Eastern | Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial
  • No Pay
    99
    18
    Female
    Mama Hippo and Others
    White / European Descent | Black / African Descent | Latino / Hispanic | Asian | South Asian / Indian | Indigenous Peoples | Middle Eastern | Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial
  • No Pay
    99
    18
    Papa Hippo and Others
    White / European Descent | Black / African Descent | Latino / Hispanic | Asian | South Asian / Indian | Indigenous Peoples | Middle Eastern | Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander | Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial