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Audition Announcement

*** Lyric Music Theater Auditions ***
 
 

Based on the novel "Forty-Second Street” by Bradford Ropes

Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble

Director: Everett O’Neil
Music Director: Nell Britton
Choreographer: Ray Dumont
Assistant Choreographer: Keith Nadeau

Where: Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer Street, South Portland, ME

When: Friday, January 5 – 6:00 - 9:00pm
Saturday, January 6 – 1:00-4:00pm and 6:00 - 9:00pm
Callbacks (if necessary) Sunday, January 7 - 6:00pm

Auditions will consist of singing, dancing, and readings for all auditions. Everyone must bring a prepared vocal audition piece with sheet music for the accompanist. There will be no a cappella auditions. Everyone will be asked to dance and women should bring heels for the dance portion of the audition (character shoes are fine). If you have tap shoes, please bring them to the audition. Not all characters/ensemble necessarily have to tap, but most do. All parts are open and everyone auditioning will be considered. No auditioners under 18 please as there are no roles in that age group. Callbacks on January 7 are on an as-needed basis.

Show dates: April 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 29 (must be available for all performance dates)

Synopsis:
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.”

Rehearsals:
Dance rehearsals will begin right after the auditions. Likely Sundays and one or two weeknights. Full cast will begin rehearsals in mid-February.

Cast of Characters:
Dorothy Brock: An established Broadway star. Should appear to be 30-50 years old. Supporting role. ALTO Medium dancing; she is supposed to appear to be a poor dancer

Peggy Sawyer: Lead- she is a triple threat. Plays 21 years old. SOPRANO Intense dancing including tap

Maggie Jones: Co-author of "Pretty Lady,” the show within the show. ALTO Light dancing 

Ann Reilly: "Anytime Annie” Supporting role SOP/ALTO Intense dancing including tap

Phyllis Dale: Chorus girl SOP/ALTO Intense dancing including tap

Lorraine Flemming: Chorus girl SOP/ALTO Intense dancing including tap

Gladys Chorus girl: non-speaking SOP/ALTO Intense dancing including tap

Diane Lorimer: Chorus girl SOP/ALTO Intense dancing including tap

Ethel: Chorus girl SOP/ALTO Intense dancing including tap

Julian Marsh: Lead. Broadway show director. Should appear 40-50’s. BARI/TENOR

Bert Barry: Co-author of "Pretty Lady”. BARI/TENOR Light dancing

Billy Lawlor: Leading man of "Pretty Lady”. TENOR Medium dancing including tap

Andy Lee: Dance Director of "Pretty Lady” NON-SINGING Intense dancing including tap

Oscar: Rehearsal pianist for "Pretty Lady” NON-SINGING, NON-DANCING

Mac: Stage Manager of "Pretty Lady” NON-SINGING, NON-DANCING

Pat Denning: Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy. BARITONE NON-DANCING

Abner Dillon: "Angel” of "Pretty Lady” and Dorothy’s "sugar daddy.” BARITONE. Little to no dancing.

Ensemble males and females to play a variety of smaller roles. ALL must dance, not all have to tap – varying levels of tap from beginner to advanced

Thank you for your interest. For further information, please contact Producer, Nancy Lupien at nlupien1@gmail.com.

See you at auditions!

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