MUSICALS TONIGHT! 
SEASONAL SHOWCASE
Musicals Tonight! Inc.            
Equity Seasonal Showcase - $680 stipend
VT: Theatre Row Theatre – 410 West 42nd

 

 

Producer: Mel Miller
Director/Choreographer: Casey Colgan (Funny Face)
Director/Choreographer: Mindy Cooper (Hoi Polloi)
Music Director: James Stenborg  (Funny Face)
Music Director: David Bishop (Hoi Polloi)
 

Email headshot/resume to hdbauditions@gmail.com to be considered for an appointment.


Rehearsal Schedule: Musicals Tonight shows rehearse for only two weeks prior to opening. Saturday is a day off for all actors. The Sunday, Monday (5pm-10pm) and Tuesday (12pm-5pm) before opening are MANDATORY rehearsals. Performances: Each production runs two weeks – There are 8 shows per week for two consecutive weeks - Evenings at 7:30 (Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat) and Matinees at 2:00 (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun).

*** PLEASE NOTE *** In the past Musicals Tonight! had presented shows in a staged reading format, however this year, Musicals Tonight! will be performing all shows off-book as fully realized productions in a showcase format. All performers will be off-book!

 

FUNNY FACE (1927)
Music & Lyrics: George & Ira Gershwin
Director/Choreographer:  Casey Colgan
Music Director:  James Stenborg
 

Rehearsals: October 3rd-18th
Rehearsals for Funny Face are from 5pm-10pm during the week and from 11am-6pm the first Sunday and 11-8pm the second Sunday.
Show Runs: October 18th-30th, 2016

Jimmy Reeve (originally Fred Astaire) is the legal guardian of three pretty sisters, Dora, June and Frankie (originally Adele Astaire).  In his safe are June's pearl necklace and Frankie's diary.  Because the diary contains incriminating things, she convinces Peter Thurston to steal it. He steals the pearls by mistake, and two bumbling burglars, Herbert and Chester, steal the diary by mistake.  The Sheriff chases them to Atlantic City where everything ends “swimmingly”.  Songs include:  The Babbitt and the Bromide; Funny Face; He Loves and She Loves; 'S Wonderful.

 

JIMMY REEVE (Male – Early 30s) He is the guardian of Dora, June and Frankie, but he is only slightly older. Suave, yet still boyish .  Must be a great dancer (solo and partner) and an excellent singer. Light Baritone.

FRANKIE WYNN (Female – Late 20s) She one of Jimmy’s wards and has a crush on Peter Thurston. She is a transparent and inveterate liar. Must be a great dancer (solo and partner) and an excellent singer. Legit Soprano.

JUNE WYNN (Female – 20s) She is a ward of Jimmy’s. She can be coy and flirtatious. She is our ingénue. Must be a good dancer and an excellent singer. Legit Soprano.

DORA WYNN (Female – 20s) She is a ward of Jimmy’s. A hilarious comedienne – the funniest of the bunch. Must be a good dancer and an excellent singer. Legit Mezzo Soprano.

PETER THURSTON (Male – 30s) Peter is a leading man type - amateur aviator, once-rich eligible bachelor, and reluctant crook.  Must be a good dancer and an excellent singer. Baritone.

DUGSIE GIBBS  (Male – 20s/30s) Dugsie is a wanna-be lothario who has eyes for Dora and is a friend of Peter.  Hilarious physical comedian also a great dancer with an excellent voice. (Think Cosmo Brown.) Baritone with personality.

CHESTER (Male – Any age) Another crook – great physical comedian. Good mover.  Character singing.

HERBERT (Male – Any age) The frightened and nervous crook. Must be good at physical comedy. Good mover. Baritone.

SERGEANT (Male – Any age) He is the strong silent type with a dry sense of humor.  Good mover. Character Singing.

ENSEMBLE MEN & WOMEN  (20s/30s) Seeking very good dancers/singers and excellent quick-change artists. Ensemble will play multiple roles. All vocal ranges needed.

 

HOI POLLOI
Music & Lyrics: Noel Coward
Director/Choreographer:  Mindy Cooper
Music Director:  David Bishop

Rehearsals: October 17th- November 1st
Rehearsals for Hoi Polloi are from 12-5pm during the week and from 11am-6pm the first Sunday and 1pm-10pm the second Sunday.
Show Runs: November 1st – 13th, 2016
 

THIS IS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF AN UN-PRODUCED NOEL COWARD MUSICAL EDITED BY SIR BARRY DAY, O.B.E.

HOI POLLOI (1949).  Pinkie, a London girl, and an on-leave sailor, Harry, meet in Covent Garden Market, stroll in Hyde Park and she takes him home to meet her family – full of charming characters.  Invited by newlyweds they’ve just met to go to a fancy party, he refuses.  They quarrel, he relents, and they dress up and go.  Next morning they part when he returns to camp.  But he’ll be back and she’ll be waiting.  Sigh.

Note: If you wish to be considered for this show, you should be prepared with a British Style Music Hall Number and/or either a comic or sentimental ballad in the style of Noel Coward, Jerome Kern or Ivor Novello etc.

BARMEY FLO (Female – Any Age) The local flower seller with a good soul – motherly and grounded.  Character singer with personality. Character singer with personality. Mezzo

MR CAPPER (Male – Any Age) The local fruit and vegetable seller with a warm heart and grounded, yet lovable energy. May double as Theatrical Dame. Non singing role.

PINKIE MACKLIN (Female – 20s) Our East End heroineShe has spunk and sparkle. Great singer with decent dance. Mid-range soprano

ALFIE MACKLIN (Male – 20s) Pinkie’s brother and pal.  He is boyish and fun. Great singer/good mover. May double as Theatrical Dame. Character baritone/tenor

HARRY HORNSBY (Male – 20s) An earnest and charming Sailor on leave.  Great singer/dancer. Baritone

DOREEN MACKLIN (Female – 20s) Pinkie’s younger sister and confidant. Great singer/dancer. May double as Theatrical Dame. Character mezzo

FANNY MACKLIN (Female – 40s-50s) Pinkie’s mother and ex-Vaudeville performer who still has it, after all these years! Great singer/mover. Think Tessie O'Shea.

CHARLIE MACKLIN (Male – 40s-50s) Pinkie’s father and ex-Vaudeville performer who still has it, after all these years! Great singer/mover. Think Alfred Doolittle.

LINDA CURTIS (Female - 20s-30s) The upscale, high society newlywed of Julian.  Great singer/dancer. Must be adept with British RP. Legit soprano.

JULIAN CURTIS (Male - 20s-30s) The upscale, high society newlywed of Linda.  Great singer/dancer. Must be adept with British RP. Legit baritone/tenor.

THREE THEATRICAL DAMES (Male or Female - 40s-50s) Dames Rosie, Dames Laura, and Dames Margaret are three heavily painted, retired vaudevillian performers who have a fun comedy turn in the show. Any vocal type with a lot of personality.

ENSEMBLE MEN & WOMEN (20s-30s) Excellent singer/dancer with great personality. Must be adept with accents. Ensemble will play multiple roles. All vocal ranges.

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