WCP holds auditions for The Musical of Musicals

Arts and Entertainment

September 24, 2016

From: Westfield Community Players

Audition Notice for "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)"

Westfield Community Players [Westfield, NJ] is holding auditions for "The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)", a musical about musicals by Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell!

SYNOPSIS

In this hilarious satire of musical theatre, one story becomes five delightful musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form, from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Stephen Sondheim. The basic plot: June is an ingénue who can't pay the rent and is threatened by her evil landlord. Will the handsome leading man come to the rescue? The variations are: a Rodgers & Hammerstein version, set in Kansas in August, complete with a dream ballet; a Sondheim version, featuring the landlord as a tortured artistic genius who slashes the throats of his tenants in revenge for not appreciating his work; a Jerry Herman version, as a splashy star vehicle; an Andrew Lloyd Webber version, a rock musical with themes borrowed from Puccini; and a Kander & Ebb version, set in a speakeasy in Chicago. This comic valentine to musical theatre was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company's 35-year history before moving to Off-Broadway.

**THIS SHOW CONTAINS MATURE THEMES**

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director Linda Viel

Music Director Remoh Mosley

Choreographer Samantha Tirone

PERFORMANCE LOCATION AND DATES

Westfield Community Players

1000 North Avenue West

Westfield, NJ

Performances are Jan. 14, 21, 27, 28, 2017 @ 8PM
Jan. 22, 2017 @ 2PM - Matinee

AUDITION LOCATION INFORMATION

Westfield Community Players

1000 North Avenue West

Westfield, NJ

AUDITION DATES

∙Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm

∙Monday, October 17, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm

∙Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:00pm 10:00pm

-Call-backs, if needed, will be scheduled

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

- Please prepare one song that demonstrates your vocal range and strengths. Be prepared to sing 2 3 minutes of this piece. Please do NOT prepare a piece from this show.

- Sheet music must be provided to the accompanist and all sheet music must be in the correct key.

- Please be prepared to stay the entire time (7-10pm).

- Sides and music from the show will be utilized for callbacks.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Willy (male 20-35) - leading man and romantic figure

Jitter (male 30-65) - the villainous landlord

June (female 20-35) - leading lady who can't pay the rent

Abby (female 30-65) - wise older lady

This is a great opportunity for people to put their musical theatre talents to the test. We are looking for strong singers, good dancers and comic actors who can establish characters quickly, are able to improvise and want to get involved in the creative process of developing an intimate ensemble show.