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Auditions

CURTAINS
Book by Rupert Holmes
Original book and concept by Peter Stone

Music by John Kander * Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Additional lyrics by John Kander and Rupert Holmes

Performances:
MAY 19—JUNE 23, 2018

AUDITIONS:
Tuesday, February 27 @ 7:00 p.m. &
Wednesday, March 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

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.

Director:  Jeffrey Sanzel.
Musical Director:  Jeffrey Hoffman. 
Choreographer:  Whitney Stone. 
Stage Manager:  Melissa Troxler

Curtains unfolds 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. 

Seeking: 

Niki Harris.  Female, 20-35.  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).

Georgia Hendricks.  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 C).

Jessica Cranshaw.  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.

Aaron Fox.  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).

Sidney Bernstein.  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.

Oscar Shapiro.  Male, 40’s to 60’s.  From the garment district and sole investor in Robin Hood.  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 middle C).

Bobby Pepper.  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).

Daryl Grady.  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 dancing.

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 can sing.

Randy Dexter.  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.

Performances:

Saturday, May 19  8:00 pm

Sunday, May 20    3:00 pm

Friday, May 25      8:00 pm

Saturday, May 26 8:00 pm

Friday, June 1       8:00 pm

Saturday, June 2  8:00 pm

Sunday, June 3     3:00 pm

Wed, June 6          2:00 pm

Thursday, June 7   8:00 pm

Friday, June 8       8:00 pm

Saturday, June 9   8:00 pm

Sunday, June 10   3:00 pm

Thursday, June 14 8:00 pm

Friday, June 15     8:00 pm

Saturday, June 16 8:00 pm

Sunday, June 17   7:00 pm

Friday, June 22     8:00 pm

Saturday, June 23 8:00 pm