"42nd Street" Needs Female Dancers & Singers
Location: Davis, CA
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
The Company announces AUDITIONS for "42nd Street".
Callbacks are scheduled for Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:30 pm.
Prepare to sing a minimum of 16 bars of a song (not from the show), and provide sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a Capella singing or recorded music.
Be prepared to move on stage, and bring tap shoes if you are a tap dancer.
It's New York City, 1933. The big news for all performers in town: Julian Marsh, one of Broadway's hottest producers and directors, is gearing up to stage his next big show.
One of show business's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.
Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy's talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show's previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found - someone like Peggy Sawyer!
Peggy's rise from showgirl to star is the stuff of show business dreams. 42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theater standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS (All roles open):
NOTES: Not all characters are required to tap dance. Age ranges refer to the characters, not the performers.
Female, Soprano, Age 18-29. New to town, trying out for her first show. The all-American, genuinely talented girl; innocent, hopeful, spirited; a triple threat: she acts, she sings, and must be a spectacular tapper. Mezzo/belt. Lead.
Female, Alto, Age 30-50. A genuine Broadway Star with a capital "S". Very elegant; must move well and possess a strong sense of comic timing. Low alto to low Eb. Lead.
Female, Alto, Age 30-50. Brassy part of the song writing team, must sing and move well and be able to play comedy with great warmth and charm. Character alto. Supporting.
Female, Belt, 18-29. The archetypal chorus girl; knows the ropes and is no fool; must have strong belt and great tap skills.
Female singers and dancers. Tap/dance experience is a plus, but not required. Please keep in mind - this show is one of the best ensemble shows ever!
The general rehearsal schedule is 7:30 to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, beginning on Sunday, November 20. Not all performers will be called for every rehearsal. Some daytime Saturday rehearsals may be scheduled as needed. (No rehearsal on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.)
Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., January 6 - 29, 2017, with a special gala preview performance on New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2016.