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Damn Yankees - Auditions - 2018

Posted by Evelynn Decker Sunday, February 11, 2018 11:54:00 AM Categories: Actorsingers Teen Auditions

Teen Show

Words and Music by
RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS
Book by
GEORGE ABBOTT and DOUGLASS WALLOP
 
 
Based on the novel by Douglass Wallop "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant"

 

Director - Matt Zielonko
Music Director - Christie Conticchio
Choreographer - Logan Higgins
Producer - Chris  Szczerba
Stage Manager - Kendyl Trot

 

 

Information Night, Auditions and Rehearsals are at Actorsingers Hall, 219 Lake Street, Nashua NH

Information Night:
Friday, April 6 at 6:00 pm  


Audition Dates:
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 pm- 10:00 pm, doors open at 6 PM  for Choreographer to teach the audition dance.


Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, door open at 12 noon for Choreographer to teach the audition dance.

 

Callbacks:
Sunday, April 22 at 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

CALLBACKS: Consists of reading sides and singing songs from Damn Yankees that will be assigned by the Director and Music Director, respectively.

CALLBACK LIST TO GO UP BY 8PM Saturday April 21 ON THE ACTORSINGERS WEBSITE 

The call back list is here
*The callback list will hopefully be up by 8:00 on Saturday evening, and auditioners are expected to check the website to see if they are asked to be present for callbacks, and to review the materials assigned to their character(s). The Director (Matt) and the Music Director (Christie) will be available at the hall starting at 9:00 am on the day of Callbacks (Sunday) to teach/review all of the callback materials.
 
IMPORTANT: IF YOU CAN NOT BE PRESENT FOR CALLBACKS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd PLEASE SEND A VIDEO OF YOUR CALLBACK MATERIALS TO DY-Video-Auditions@actorsingers.org BY 2PM ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22nd.

Callback sides 

Applegate-Joe Boyd Scene

Gloria-Van Buren Scene

Lola-Applegate Scene

Lola-Joe Hardy Scene

Meg-Joe Hardy Scene

Van Buren Monologue

 

Callback music

Applegate_Music

Heart_ballplayers_triad_music

Joe_Boyd_Joe_Hardy_music

Lola_music

Van_buren_music

 

CAST LIST WILL BE UP BY MONDAY MORNING - April 23

 

Video Auditions

We will be accepting video submissions for anyone who might be away at school or can’t make either of those days. VIDEOS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY 4PM ON THE 21st  of April TO BE REVIEWED BY THE AUDITION BOARD.

What to include with your video audition: 

  1. Completed audition form including conflicts
  2. Headshot
  3. Video of the dance audition (Video of dance audition is here
  4. Video of song #1 choice below
  5. Video of song #2 choice below
  6. Video of comedic monologue described below
  7. e-mail all 6 above items to DY-Video-Auditions@actorsingers.org 

​​* If files are too large, please send multiple e-mails clearly marking each e-mail who the submission is from and what item(s) of the video audition are included in the email.

Rehearsal days:

Tuesdays 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Thursdays 7:00 to 10:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 pm


First Rehearsal Date -
(Read-through and Social)
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm
<Required for Joe Boyd, Joe Harty, Applegate, Lola, Vanburen, possibly other characters and then anyone else who can come>

First Full Rehearsal:
Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm

 

Show Dates:

July 13-15, 2018

Show Venue:

Janice B. Street Theatre

14 Court Street, Nashua NH

 

Audition Requirements

This is a Teen production.,  You must be at least 13 and no older than 19 by the opening of the show (July 13, 2018)

Dance – Logan, the Choreographer will teach a brief audition dance in the hour before the auditions start, and will post a video of the dance after info night for anyone who wants to start practicing early, or has to send in a video submission. Please dress for a dance audition, you should also consider bringing knee pads if available.

Video audition is here 

Music – Auditioners are expected to prepare 16 bars of two separate songs (a total of 32 bars). We ask that one song be from a musical that debuted before 1990 (Think classics like How to Succeed, Gypsy, Into the Woods, West Side Story, Funny Girl, Carousel, etc.) and the other song be from a show that debuted after 1990 (Think modern shows like Rent, Avenue Q, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, etc.). Damn Yankees is a classic show, so we want to see how your voice sounds in both a traditional and more modern Broadway setting. Please refrain from singing songs from Damn Yankees. Please bring sheet music for accompanist , or you can bring an audio clip to sing to, if you bring your own audio, we request that it be pre-cut to just the sections of music that you will be singing, so we don’t waste time, searching through a YouTube video for the correct section of music.

Acting – Auditioners are expected to prepare around a minute of a comedic monologue of their choosing. If necessary it can be read, but memorized is preferred.

 

Audition form

Word and pdf

 

Character Descriptions 

Role  Character Description Vocal Range Note Range Dance Range
Joe Boyd A middle-aged avid fan of the hapless Washington Senators. He is so invested in the team that he agrees to sell his sole to help the team win a championship. Baritone A2 - G4 Little to no dance 
Joe Hardy The baseball player who Applegate transforms Joe Boyd into. He plays supernaturally good baseball for the Washington Senators to help them attempt to win the pennant. Baritone A2 - G4 Must have strong movement abilities 
Meg Boyd Joe Boyd’s wife. She struggles to understand why her husband has disappeared, while she opens her home to Joe Hardy to keep her company. She is loyal to a fault and a holeless romantic Mezzo-Soprano G3 - G5 Moderate dance
Lola The henchwoman of the devil. She has been comissioned by the devil to execute a “seduction job” on Joe Hardy to distract him from baseball ambitions, leading to the eventual acquisition of his soul by Applegate. Actresses interested in playing Lola should possess excellent comedic timing, and strong singing/dancing abilities. Alto F3 - G5 Must be a strong dancer
Applegate The devil, who has come from hell to earth to strike a deal with Joe Boyd to transform him into a championship baseball player in an exchange for his sole. Actors/actresses interested in pursuing this role must posess dry comedic timing. Baritone A2 - G4 Little to no dance
Benny Van Buren Coach of the Washington Senators. He knows that their is greatness in his team and is constantly trying to boost their morale and help them win a championship. Tenor D3 - A4 Little to no dance 
Gloria Thorpe Member of the press and long time fan of the senators. Despite the team’s short comings, she always gives them the media coverage they deserve. Mezzo-Soprano G5 - B3 Moderate dance

 

Show Information

https://www.mtishows.com/damn-yankees

 

Damn Yankees

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

www.MTIShows.com

http://www.actorsingers.org/damn-yankees-auditions-2018-.aspx