AUDITIONS: THE WEDDING SINGER

Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.

It's 1985, and once a rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is now New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie suddenly starts making every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. But Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

The Wedding Singer features a wacky ensemble with a dizzying array of fun, featured roles for actors who sing and dancers who act.

AUDITIONS

Auditions will be held on both:
Saturday, April 13 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Stage)
Sunday, April 14, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Rehearsal Hall)

 

Callbacks will be held on Monday, April 15 from 6:00pm – 11:00pm (Stage)
You will be informed by email if you are required 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 p.m. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

PREPARE

For the vocal audition, please prepare two 16-32 bar musical theater selections, at least one of which needs to be in the style of the show (i.e. 80’s pop.)

Please bring sheet music in the correct key with cuts clearly marked; an accompanist will be provided.

Auditionees may be asked to only sing one selection based on time constraints.

For this show, all singers must be comfortable singing in 80’s pop styles.

Dance audition will take place on the day of callbacks. A combination will be taught.

PERFORMANCE DATES

June 29 - August 03
2019

 

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sunday afternoons (matinees) at 2:00pm.
Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances. This is non-negotiable!

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals begin Sunday, May 12 and are held

Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm,

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

Sundays from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

 

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

BRING

Picture, resume and list of all conflicts for the rehearsal period. (May 12 - June 29)

All conflicts must be submitted prior to callbacks.

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

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 In reference to the character descriptions that follow—most characters we encounter currently are on the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, gender fluid, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with.

We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors with disabilities as well as non-disabled actors for all roles. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide.

We are actively committed to casting an inclusive show that reflects the community.

This is a high energy show with many upbeat numbers.

Accordingly, all cast will be expected to perform some degree of movement and dance.

Ensemble

We are seeking a wild, eclectic, brilliant assortment of brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, banquet servers, wedding guests, parents, strippers, Wall Street executives, club goers, bartenders, waiters, priests, old folks, maitre’d, best men, bums, shopkeepers, engaged couples, airline agents, valets and Las Vegas impersonators including Cyndi Lauper, Mr. T, Billy Idol and others.

The ensemble is a vital part of this show, chock full of hilarious, scene-stealing potential.

Everyone is encouraged to audition and bring your most hilarious character choices.

Robbie Hart

Male, 25-35, Vocal range: very strong, HIGH tenor (B2-A4, falsetto to C5)

The charismatic lead singer of the in-house wedding band in a chintzy wedding hall in New Jersey. A truly 'nice' guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also a bit of a dreamer. A true romantic at heart until his fiancée, Linda, leaves him at the altar and shatters him to pieces.

Movement required.

Note: Ability to play the guitar is a plus, but is not necessary.

Sammy


Male, 25-35, Vocal range: Tenor/High baritone (C3-G4)

The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie's best friends. The epitome of a Monster Ballad, Sammy is a total guy's guy. However, beneath his bad boy bachelor antics, he is actually sensitive and very in love with Holly.

Movement required, dancing ability a plus.

George


Male, 25-35, Vocal range: Tenor, including comfortable falsetto; must also be able to rap (C3-A4)

The wedding band's keyboardist and one of Robbie's best friends. He is sensitive, flamboyant and endearing. Out of all the characters, he is living life to his truest self. The perfect counterpart to Sammy's super guy attitude.

Movement required, dancing ability a plus.

Julia Sullivan

Female, 25-35, Vocal range: Strong and flexible Mezzo/Alto, must have versatility between belt and lighter head voice (A3-E5)


A starry-eyed waitress at the banquet hall, she is a sweet and quirky “girl next door" in looks and personality. So in love with the idea of love, she gets engaged to her long term boyfriend, Glen, but, ultimately, truly falls for Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose.

Movement required.

Holly

Female, 25-35, Vocal range: Mezzo/Alto, must belt high (A3-E5)


Julia's cousin and also a waitress at the banquet hall. Holly is sassy, in control of her body and mind, and always up for a good time. Deep down she dreams of romantic fulfillment, but for now she’s having fun in looking for love in all the wrong places. She ultimately reignites the flames with her ex, Sammy.

Dancing required.

Glen Guglia

Male, 30-40, Vocal range: Tenor/High baritone (D3-G4)


Julia's fiancé. A Wall Street broker. Sexy, seductive, and charming. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. He is a bit of a womanizer.

Movement required, dancing ability a plus.

Rosie

Female, 55-75, Vocal range: Alto, must be able to rap (C4-C5)

Robbie's grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain "hip" regardless of her age.

Movement required, some dancing ability a plus.

Performs a rap number with George.

Linda

Female, 20-30, Vocal range: Alto/Mezzo, maybe with a rock edge; must belt high (A3-D5)


Robbie's fiancée who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie.


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Non-Equity, there is no pay.
Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to the director, 
Kristie Mattsson at kristierutledge@gmail.com.

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