Looking for Female Vocalists who Move
Location: New Britain, CT
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Thoroughly Modern Millie".
Run Dates: 5/5/17 - 5/21/17.
Set in New York City in 1922, Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas who comes to New York in search of a new life for herself. Her grand plan is to find a job as a secretary for a wealthy man and then marry him. However, her plan goes completely awry. The owner of her dingy hotel kidnaps young girls to sell to the Far East; her wealthy boss is slow in proposing marriage; and the man she actually falls in love with doesn't have a dime to his name - or so he tells her.
Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment. From explosive tap numbers to a Fred and Ginger routine on a window ledge this is the perfect show for theatres looking to show off the dance skills of their performers. In Millie Dillmount, musical theatre has found a new heroine for the ages in Thoroughly Modern Millie!
We are casting principle roles and many featured/ensemble roles for adults. We are looking for a diverse cast. Actors will be seen in order of arrival.
Prepare 16-32 bars from the classic musical theatre songbook, no songs from the score, please. Please bring sheet music in your key, your resume and a headshot if you have one. An accompanist will be provided. All must sing first and, will be asked to attend a dance call each evening. A call back audition, if needed, will be held on Wednesday February 22nd, 6:30 to 8:30pm. Those auditioners who the director wishes to see further will be invited to the call back audition.
Millie Dillmount: (Female 22-35) A sweet, charismatic woman with a great sense of humor, sharp comedic timing, and a zest for life. Needs a strong voice with lots of stamina. Mezzo/belt low Ab3 to E5, optional F5. Tap dancing a must.
Dorothy Brown: (Female 20s-30s) She'll only be referred to as Miss Dorothy, befitting her wealthy status; a refined and sophisticated yet naive, lady. Soprano to A5, optional C6. Tap and ballet or ballroom skills.
Mrs. Meers: (Female 40s+) Deceptive and conniving, she's a former actress from Brooklyn who fakes a Chinese accent and motherly instincts to lure unsuspecting tenants into her trap. Alto/belt with a low E.
Miss Flannery: (Female age 30+) A stern, no-nonsense kind of gal. The Sincere Trust Insurance Company's Office Manager, she runs a tight ship. Strong singer. Tap dance a plus.
Gloria, Alice, Rita, Ruth, and Ethel: (Females 20s-30s) Energetic, fun-loving young ladies, all looking for their big break in NYC. All must sing. Looking for different ranges. All must have at least 3 years training in tap and ballet.
Muzzy Van Hossmere: Female (40+; [ALTO RANGE. Low: G sharp below middle C. High: D an octave above middle C]). Glamorous, big-hearted, fun loving, and wise with lots of soul. A diva who knows how to have a good time while never losing sight of what really matters in life & love. Must be a good mover.
Female Ensemble to play multiple roles: All must sing and be excellent movers, tap dance a plus.