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Audition Announcement

*** Lyric Music Theater Auditions ***
 
  

 

What: Nice Work if You Can Get It Music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book by Joe DiPietro. Direction by Joe Swenson, Music Direction by Bethany Perkins, Choreography by April Monte, Produced by Nancy Lupien 

Seeking the Following Roles:

Jimmy Winter - A wealthy and handsome playboy. Dripping with Charm and Charisma – BARI-TENOR
Billie Bendix - A tough, feisty, and street-wise young woman. Partners in rum-running with Cookie and Duke – CHEST MIX
Cookie McGee - A fast-talking, wise-cracking bootlegger - BARITONE
Duke Mahoney - Cookie’s sidekick. Not the brightest guy around - BARITONE
Eileen Evergreen - Rich and lovely, she is the self-proclaimed finest interpreter of modern dance in the world – STRONG BELT MIX
Max Evergreen - US Senator, Eileen’s father. A humor-less career politician. Serious, stern, judgmental – NON SOLO ROLE
Estonia Dulworth - The Duchess of Woodford, noted prohibitionist. Serious, stern, judgmental – STRONG BELT MIX – LEGIT HEADVOICE IS A PLUS
Jeannie Muldoon - A tough chorus girl from Brooklyn – STRONG BELT
Chief Berry - Chief of the Long Island Police Department. Fiercely dedicated to his job - BARITONE
Millicent Winter - A wealthy matron with great élan. Jimmy’s mother – NON SOLO ROLE
Female Ensemble - Chorus Girls: Olive, Dottie, Alice, Midge, Flo, & Rosie
Male Ensemble - Vice Squad; Elliot, Fletcher, Edgar, Floyd, Vic, & Slim 

When:Sunday, June 11th and Monday, June 12th between 6:00-9:00 p.m. Callbacks if necessary but not likely will be Tuesday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer St. South Portland, Me 04106 

Call: 45 Minute Audition Blocks (please contact Producer Nancy Lupien - contact information below)

Prepare: Sing in the style of the show (music from the show preferred), Gershwin encouraged but any swing or jazz style is okay. Bring shoes to perform choreography in. Be prepared to read with others. 

Rehearse: Rehearsals will begin on July 6th and run Mon-Thurs from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Not all actors will be called all days. Exception would be final two weeks prior to open, will require all actors available for all rehearsals. 

Performances: Nice Work if You Can Get It will be performed at Lyric Music Theater from September 15 - October 1, 2017. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m.

Plot: Nice Work if You Can Get It is set in the 1920s during the height of prohibition, as playboy inheritor Jimmy Winter tries to figure out how to earn his inheritance from his mother. She has very specific requirements for Jimmy and one of the most important is that he marries well this time. A story about love, mischievous behavior, comedy, and breaking down barriers while enjoying the amazing music of Gershwin.

Info: Contact Nancy Lupien at nlupien1@gmail.com or 207-653-6677

 

Note: Lyric Music Theater is a volunteer production company and does not pay its performers.

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