The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Audition Information

Auditions

Sunday February 8th 6-9 pm

Monday February 9th 7-9 pm

Wednesday Feb 11th starting at 7PM , please arrive at 6 PM to learn dance routine

Callbacks starting at 8 PM Feb 11th

Due to the storm and unsafe road conditions, the Actorsingers will NOT have auditions for Crazy for You Monday Feb 9th , we will hold auditions on Wednesday Feb 11th starting at 7 pm. Doors will open at 6 to learn a short dance routine, please note this will be the ONLY opportunity to learn the dance.

Due to time constraints everyone who is planning to audition must have learned the dance and be prepared to audition by 7 PM.

Some auditionee's may be asked to stay for callbacks on Wednesday Feb 11th , so please be prepared to stay longer.

Callbacks will start at 8 pm on Wednesday.

Callback list for those that auditioned on Monday will be posted on the website today (Feb 9th).

If possible please come prepared with your Audition form already filled out. (see below links).

Audition form (Word)                       Audition form (pdf)
What to bring/prepare:

          Music – be prepared to sing 32 bars of music from a show of similar style. Bring your own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

          Dance – wear comfortable clothing. Jazz shoes for basic movement. Character shoes if auditioning to be a follies girl. Tap shoes if auditioning for the tap number.

          Readings – cold readings from the script will be provided at the time of auditions.

*Please note, the hall will open one hour prior to auditions for auditionee’s to learn the dance portions of the audition. There are two dance auditions, a jazz and tap. Not all cast members will be required to learn tap.

 

Actorsingers age requirement: ages 16 and older may audition.


Rehearsals will begin Sunday February 15th and will be held on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings.

More Information here.

Short synopsis of the show

CRAZY FOR YOU is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930′s playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiancée, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include I Can’t Be Bothered Now, Bidin’ My Time, I Got Rhythm, Naughty Baby, They Can’t Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. It’s a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.

For a more in depth description of the show, please visit:  http://www.tamswitmark.com/shows/crazy-for-you/

 

CRAZY FOR YOU ‐ PRINCIPAL CHARACTERS

BOBBY CHILD – A New Yorker in love with musical theatre but is forced to work in

a bank by his controlling mother. He has been (reluctantly) engaged to Irene Roth

for 5 years, but falls instantly in love with Polly.

Leading Man, baritone, age appropriate to Polly as a love interest, and “alike”

enough to Bela Zangler for a “mistaken identity storyline. Involved in 12 songs

(many solos) ‐ needs to be a strong singer, actor, dancer including “Fred and

Ginger” type numbers with Polly.

 

POLLY BAKER – Only SINGLE female in Deadrock where she is the postmistress

and “all American girl”. The men adore her ‐ Lank Hawkins is always asking her to

marry him but she has no interest ‐ then falls for Bobby disguised as Zangler.

Leading Lady, mezzo, age appropriate to Bobby as a love interest and daughter to

Everett. Involved in 9 musical numbers ‐ needs to be a good singer ‐ actor dancer

including tapper, and ballroom.

 

BELA ZANGLER – Male supporting role, baritone, aged 35 – 65 but must be “alike”

enough to Bobby Child for a “mistaken identity storyline. Usually played with a

Hungarian accent. Zangler is an established New York musical producer and

theatre owner / manager of the Zangler Follies. He follows Tess, his dance

director, to Deadrock despite being already married. Zangler enjoys a very funny

drunk scene and duet with Bobby so needs to be a good character actor.

 

IRENE ROTH – Supporting mezzo role, age appropriate to be Bobby’s fiance.

Bobby’s domineering fiancée engaged to him for 5 years. Irene follows him to

Deadrock and finally accepts the fact that Bobby won’t marry her because he

loves Polly. Then Irene falls madly for Lank Hawkins whom she seduces with her

only song “Naughty Baby.” She needs to move well.

 

LANK HAWKINS – Supporting male role, aged 30 – 45, owner of the Deadrock

Saloon. No solos but sings in many of the chorus numbers. Lusts after Polly ‐

wants to buy the Deadrock theatre from Polly’s father. Has some very funny lines

of dialogue so must be strong character actor.

 

EVERETT BAKER – Male baritone, Polly’s father, age appropriate to be Pollys

father. Everett is always reminiscing about how lovely Polly’s mother was when

she performed in the Gaiety Theatre, Deadrock. Finally, he falls instantly in love

with Lottie Child when she arrives in Deadrock.

 

LOTTIE CHILD – Non singing female role aged 45 – 60. Lottie is Bobby’s business

orientated and controlling mother who gives him an allowance. She wants him to

forego his ideas of being in musical theatre and make a career in the bank . She is

a very bossy and overbearing woman.

 

THE ZANGLER FOLLIES: 8 or 10 strong dancer (must tap) / singers ( all parts) –

They are the house dancers for the Zangler Theater and collectively need to be

similar enough in age and dance ability to represent a dance “troupe” al la Busby

Berekley days. While each has their own unique personality, the two featured

Follies Girls are

TESS – Female follies dance director ‐ pursued by Zangler even though he is

married. Tess sings and dances with the other follies girls so must be a good

tapper.

PATSY – Female follies girl ‐ “dumb” blonde role . Patsy has a high pitched

speaking role and sings and dances with the other follies girls.

 

THE DEADROCK COWBOYS:

MOOSE, MINGO, SAM – All aged 18 – 55, all have small dialogue and form

the Cowboy Trio who have solo pieces and sing with the male chorus. Must

be able to carry harmony. Ideally need to be dancer/tappers to partner

with the follies girls.

HARRY, PETE, CUSTUS, JIMMY,BILLY, WYATT, JUNIOR—all aged 18 – 55.

Harry is the bartender, Billy, Wyatt and Junior are the card players. All these

men have lines of dialogue and need to be tappers and dancers to partner

the follies girls. All these men involved in staged gun fights for the tourists.

 

EUGENE FODOR – Male baritone, cameo role, aged 30 – 60, an English tourist

who with his sister is writing a guide book to the American West. He needs to be

able to move well. .

 

PATRICIA FODOR – Eugene’s English sister, cameo role soprano, aged 30 – 60 and

fellow tourist. Also needs to be able to move well.

 

ENSEMBLE – play crowds in NY, additional Deadrock residents / guests for the

new theater, roadies for the Follies when they travel to Deadrock (Costumers,

Crew etc.....)

 

All auditions and info night will be held at:

Actorsinger Hall

219 Lake Street

Nashua NH

Any specific questions you may have regarding the show, please email the director at marthdh@gmail.com

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