Wednesday, July 27, 2016

audition notice - SHE LOVES ME - Mesa Community College Act 1 Musical Productions - August 24

Book by: Joe Masteroff – Music by: Jerry Bock – Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick
Directed by: SueAnne Lucius & Allyson Van Patten
Music Direction by: Cathy Hauan
Choreography by: Michelle Speakman

Audition Date(s): Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Audition Time(s): By appointment: call (480) 461 – 7577 or email:
  3:30 – 6:00pm (or until finished)
Audition Location: MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
  1833 W. Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ, 85202
  Music Building (MU43) – on the NE side of campus near the football field

Synopsis: She Loves Me takes place in Budapest, Hungary in the late 1930s. It focuses on Mr.
  Maraczek and the employees of his Parfumerie, particularly George and Amalia, two
  bickering co-workers who are unknowingly falling in love with each other as pen pals.
  Based on Miklos Laszlo's play, Parfumerie, George and Amalia's story has also been told
  in the films The Shop Around The Corner, In The Good Old Summertime, and most
  recently, You've Got Mail.

Character Breakdown:

GEORG NOWACK (25-40) - The soft-spoken, shy, capable manager of the Parfumerie.
Likable leading man type. Baritone/Tenor; C3 - G4

 AMALIA BALASH (25-40) - A determined, romantic young woman who becomes a
  salesclerk at the shop. Soprano; C4 - C6 -strong high C, Strong mix
  MR. MARACZEK (50+) - The genial-looking gentleman who owns the Parfumerie. Very
  generous to his employees, but also quite capable of being difficult if the occasion arises.
  Must move well. Baritone; B2 - C4

  ILONA RITTER (30-45) - A wisecracking, sexy salesgirl who gives the impression of a girl
  that's been around. Good comic role. Mezzo; G3 - C5, Strong Belt to B Flat

  STEVEN KODALY (pronounced code-EYE) (30-45) - Handsome, dapper, shallow,
  opportunistic salesclerk. Good song and dance man. Tenor; A2 - A4, Strong Falsetto

  LADISLAV SIPOS (35-50) - Veteran salesclerk at Maraczek's. Looks older than he is.
  Baritone; A2 - D4

  ARPAD (15 - 25) - The Parfumerie's indefatigable errand boy. Young man with big dreams
  and lots of youthful enthusiasm. Tenor; B2 - F4
  WAITER (25 - 50) - Funny character role. Only one scene/song, but the kind of role that
  can steal the show. This actor will also perform as part of the Ensemble. Tenor; C3 - F4

  BUSBOY (20 - 35) - Featured dance role in one number. Other times, a member of the

  ENSEMBLE - Varied ages and types to play Shoppers, Restaurant Patrons, Carolers, etc.
  Must move well. Limited rehearsal time.

Callback Date(s): Friday, August 26, 2016
Callback Time(s): 3:30 – 6:00pm (or until finished)
Callback Location:   MCC Music Building (same location as auditions)

Rehearsal Outline: Monday / Wednesday / Friday 3:30 – 6:00pm

Performance Dates: November 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12 @ 7:30pm
  November 5 & 12 @ 2:00pm

Additional Information:
Auditions are open to all members of the community – you DO NOT need to be a student
  at MCC to audition.  HOWEVER, if cast, all must register for MUP270, a two-credit class.
  Current credit rates are $81 per credit.  Scholarships are available! Contact SueAnne
  Lucius for more information.

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