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.
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.
MALE OR FEMALE ROLES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.