Classic Broadway Musical Needs Dancers/Singers
Location: Fredericksburg, TX
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Hello, Dolly!" Musical.
Callbacks (if needed) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26th at 7:00 p.m. All roles are available. Everyone is welcome to attend both audition sessions on Oct. 24th & 25th, but it is not mandatory.
Anyone interested in a principal role will need to prepare 16 bars of an uptempo Broadway musical standard. It is highly recommended that you prepare a piece that best features your vocal range. Please have your song memorized. A pianist, CD player, and a computer for mp3 tracks will be available. Please be prepared to sing with a pianist or a backing track. Please, no a cappella auditions.
Anyone interested in only a chorus part may audition as part of a group by singing the title song to the show, "Hello, Dolly!" Sheet music will be available at the theater office beginning Monday, September 26th, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Please be prepared for a brief dance/movement audition to follow the vocal audition. Acrobatic skills (rolls, flips, hand-stands, etc.) will be needed for some of the actors playing the Harmonia Garden's waiters. The movement audition will be followed with cold readings from the script.
If cast, attendance to all technical rehearsals, Feb. 11th-16th, is mandatory, as well as attendance to all performances. Performance dates are Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's February 17th-March 5th. For further details please call the theater office ask to speak to Steve Reily.
Hello, Dolly! is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi's efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire, and send his money circulating among the people like rainwater the way her late husband, Ephraim Levi, taught her. Along the way she also succeeds in matching up the young and beautiful Widow Molloy with Vandergelder's head clerk, Cornelius Hackl; Cornelius' assistant, Barnaby Tucker, with Mrs. Molloy's assistant, Minnie Fay; and the struggling artist, Ambrose Kemper, with Mr. Vandergelder's weeping niece, Ermengarde.
Mrs. Levi tracks Vandergelder to his hay and feed store in Yonkers, then by train back to Mrs. Molloy's hat shop in New York, out into the streets of the city where they are all caught up in the great Fourteenth Street Association Parade, and finally to the most elegant and expensive restaurant in town, the Harmonia Gardens. There, Dolly is greeted by the waiters, cooks, doormen and wine stewards in one of the most famous songs in the history of American musical comedy, "Hello, Dolly!"
What happens in the end? Dolly gets her man, of course. (She even makes him glad she caught him!) Dolly leaves the stage at the end of Act II with a wink to the audience as she takes a peep into Vandergelder's bulging cash register, and promises that his fortune will soon be put to good use. She quotes her late husband as she says, "Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around encouraging young things to grow."
Hello, Dolly! is an ebullient and irresistible story of the joy of living, glittering with happy songs, shining with loving scenes, alive with the personality of one of the most fabulous characters on the musical stage...Dolly Gallagher Levi!
Classic musical numbers include "Put On Your Sunday Clothes", "Ribbons Down My Back", "Before the Parade Passes By", "Elegance", "It Only Takes A Moment" and "So Long, Dearie."
Seeking females 18+ for the following roles:
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi - an indefatigable meddling matchmaker; a widow in her middle years
Mrs. Irene Molloy - a millineress with a hat shop near 14th Street in New York City
Minnie Fay - a young girl who works in Irene's Shop
Ernestina - a brash woman in need of Mrs. Levi's services
SUPPORTING (from the Chorus):
Mrs. Rose - sells vegetables from a street cart, a friend of Mrs. Levi's from years before
First Cook - Harmonia Gardens employee with a German accent
Second Cook - Harmonia Gardens employee
Townspeople of New York
Feed Store Customers
Harmonia Gardens Customers
Polka Contest Contestants
14th Street Parade Ensemble