AUDITIONS: 42ND STREET

The ultimate show-biz musical, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star?

 

The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me,” “Dames,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”

Auditions will be held on:

Saturday, August 25, from 1:00pm – 5:30pm

Sunday, August 26, from 5:30pm – 8:30pm

 

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, August 29 from 6:30pm – 10:00pm
You will be notified by email if you will be needed for callbacks.

 

No appointment needed. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.

 

All auditions and any necessary callbacks will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.

Street parking available.

Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6:00pm. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

32 bars of a song (verse and chorus) from standard musical theatre (no pop or rock, which means anything written after 2000, no Disney songs).

Accompanist is provided.

You may bring your accompaniment on iPhone or iPad or the Android equivalent as we do have playback ability for those devices.

Be prepared to dance.  

November 13 through December 15:
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

(Including thanksgiving weekend)

Actors will also perform in the Geoffrey Awards the evening of December 16.

Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances.

This is non-negotiable!

Rehearsals will begin Saturday, September 08, and are held:

Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Saturdays from 1:00pm to 6:00pm &

Sundays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

More than 2 conflicts on those days may result in an actor not being cast.

Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only rehearsals where they are being used for a scene.

Rehearsals will be worked around children’s schedules as much as possible.

As always, we consider homework a priority!

  • A picture (a school picture or snapshot is fine).

  • A resume or list of shows done.

  • Your conflicts for the rehearsal period.

  • Both jazz, and tap shoes (if you tap).

All conflicts MUST be submitted prior to callbacks.

If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.

Billy Lawlor

14-18, Tenor

A leading man type, cheeky and charming with an eye for the ladies.

Excellent singer/dancer, tap a plus.

Bert Berry

Character baritone

Half of the writing duo, must sing and move well and be able to play comedy with vaudeville timing.

Abner Dillon

Non-singing role

The producer of the show and Dorothy’s current boyfriend, pompous, throws his weight (money) around.

Pat Denning

Baritone

Dorothy’s suave ex-vaudeville partner and the love of her life. He likes to stir up trouble. A little bit of a “player” but obviously really loves Dorothy.

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Peggy Sawyer

14-18, Alto/Soprano

Extraordinary tap dancer who can sing like a Broadway leading lady and play the ingenue believably. At the beginning of the show we must see Peggy is nervous and quirky but eager and keen. As the show progresses, we see her talent shine through and her inner steel and strength of character to remain true to herself stand out.

Dorothy Brock

14-18, Alto

A past-her-prime Broadway diva. Must possess a strong sense of comic timing. While very selfish and mean to everyone at first, she comes to understand what’s really important in life after breaking her ankle and therefore unable to perform.

The actress cast must be able to play age (40+).

Maggie Jones

14-18, Character Alto

Half of the writing duo; must sing and move well and be able to play comedy with great warmth and charm, good dancer.

Anytime Annie

14-18, Alto Belt

One of the girls in the "chorus;" must be a first rate tap dancer and natural comedienne.

Larraine, Phyllis

12-18, Alto/Soprano

Two other girls in the “chorus”, featured in “Go Into Your Dance”.

Excellent singers/dancers (tap).

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Andy Lee

12-18, Non-Singing Role

The choreographer of the show, excellent tap dancer.

Ensemble

Ages 10 to 18

Must sing and dance well.

Strong tap skills recommended. The more you tap, the more you do.

Great ensemble parts with lots of lines.  

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  • Audition:  Ensemble (opening tap number)

  • Young & Healthy:  Billy/Peggy

  • Shadow Waltz:  Dorothy & Girls

  • Go Into Your Dance:  Peggy, Maggie, Annie, Lorraine, Phyllis

  • You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me:  Dorothy/Billy

  • Getting Out of Town:  Ensemble

  • We’re In The Money:  Peggy, Annie, Lorraine, Phyllis and Ensemble

  • Dames:  Billy & Ensemble

  • Sunny Side to Every Situation:  Annie, Lorraine, Phyllis and Ensemble

  • Lullaby of Broadway:  Julian and Company

  • About A Quarter to Nine:  Dorothy/Peggy

  • Shuffle Off to Buffalo:  Peggy, Billy & Ensemble

  • 42nd Street:  Peggy, Billy & Ensemble

  • 42nd Street Reprise:  Julian

Non-Equity, there is no pay.

Questions? Email the director, Anne Gesling at amgesling@yahoo.com.

2627 Pico Blvd.