Auditioning singer-actor-dancers (ages 16 and up) to create a strong
ensemble. ALL roles open
except Lieutenant Cioffi, Christopher Belling, Carmen Bernstein, and
Bambi Bernet. Prepare 16
bars from the song of your choice; bring sheet music in the proper key;
accompanist provided. You
may sing from the score. Be
prepared to dance. Readings
will be from the script.
Callbacks to be determined.
Please bring picture/resume.
Stipend of $25/performance (for those 18 and older/post high
school). Rehearsals to
begin in April.
backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical
could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its
talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night
during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to
conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves
irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck
detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit,
as he is in solving the murder.
Pretty, almost too innocent , a local performer in a small role, hoping
Robin Hood will be the Boston
production that at last takes her to Broadway; love interest for
Lieutenant Cioffi, apparently reciprocated; role requires a legit
soprano and strong dancing in an extended Fred and Ginger number; great
comic timing. Mezzo, middle C to E (above middle C).
Female, 30’s to 40’s.
Female half of the songwriting team; she ends up taking on the
leading lady role and still has a soft spot for her former husband; must
sing and dance well. Mezzo, G (below middle C) to E (two above middle
Female, 20’s to 40’s.
Faded Hollywood star, a grand diva with no right to be one, and a
plague to the show-with-the-show and to her cast; gets murdered on its
opening night in Boston; must be skillful enough to sing hilariously
out-of-tune and ineptly, and adroit enough to dance perfectly out of
step with the rest of the cast. Appears only in the first minutes of the
musical and then will double in the ensemble.
Male, 30’s to 40’s. The
composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia,
is also his wife, from whom he's separated but for whom he still pines;
he's a handsome, intense, somewhat tortured artist-type; role requires a
strong vocalist with comedy. Tenor/high bari, Bb (two below middle C) to
Gb (above middle C).
Male, 50’s to 70’s.
The always-angry, sleazy, philandering producer of the out-of-town flop;
Sidney is rough around the edges and completely self-serving; role
requires a cartoon-like character actor who is funny on arrival. No
singing required. Good comic timing.
Male, 40’s to 60’s.
From the garment district and sole investor in
A likably gruff man who knows nothing about theater and frets
over every dime of his monies spent; role requires good rough around the
edges comedy and singing. Baritone, Bb (two below middle C) to E (above
Male, 20’s to 40’s.
The Gene Kelly of Robin Hood,
its choreographer and male star, and a handsome rival to Aaron for
Georgia’s affection; role requires strong dancing, singing, comedy.
Baritone, A (two below middle C) – E (above middle C).
Male, 30’s to 50’s.
Caustic and smug theater critic for the local Boston newspaper;
patronizingly pompous, enjoys using his power to make or break shows
during their Boston tryouts; role does not require strong singing or
Johnny Harmon. Male, 30’s to
50’s. Stage manager of the
show-within-the-show, and both drill sergeant and mother hen to the
cast; barks orders but has a pleasant side as well, keeps the company in
line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process. Comic actor who
Male, 20-40. a
member of the singing and dancing ensemble featured in “Kansasland,”
pleasant but with a sensitive side. Baritone, A (two below middle C) to
Eb (above middle C).
A strong ENSEMBLE of singer-dancers.
Late teens to 30’s.
20 3:00 pm
25 8:00 pm
May 26 8:00 pm
June 2 8:00 pm
3 3:00 pm
June 6 2:00 pm
8 8:00 pm
June 9 8:00 pm
10 3:00 pm
June 14 8:00 pm
15 8:00 pm
17 7:00 pm
22 8:00 pm
June 23 8:00 pm