Monday, February 12, 2018

audition notice - 42ND STREET - Scottsdale Musical Theater Company - March 24, 25 & 26


42nd STREET - Audition Dates/Times:   

​Saturday, March 24th 

Singing Auditions start at 1:00pm by appt. only; Dance Call will start after singing auditions finish, approx. 3:00pm

Sunday, March 25th 

Singing Auditions start at 6:00pm by appt. only; Dance Call will start after singing auditions finish, approx. 8:00pm

Monday, March 26th 

Auditions start at 8:00pm by appt. only;

Callbacks:      Monday, March 26th @ 8pm (if required)

Location: Conservatory of Dance
13637 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix
(on the southeast corner of Tatum and Thunderbird)

Performance Dates:  July 6th - 15th

Performance Venue:   Tempe Center for the Arts

Stipend: There will be a $300 stipend provided

Rehearsals start: Beginning of May and will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights plus Saturday and Sunday afternoons. All rehearsals will be held at Conservatory of Dance.

Cast members are never be required to attend every rehearsal. However, we do need to know existing conflicts so we can be as flexible as possible. There will be a rehearsal schedule with specific dates provided at auditions and a conflict sheet to fill out.

Director: David Hock

Choreographer: Eloise Kropp (Broadway’s On The Town, Dames At Sea, Cats)

Asst. Choreographer: Hillary Conrad

Musical Director: Joni Van Rossum

Conductor: Kevin Hayward

Stage Manager: Karen Carvelli

Audition Requirements:

Singing/Acting Call

Singing/acting auditions will be by appointment only. Please email auditions@scottsdalemusicaltheater.com or call (602) 909-4215 to schedule your audition time. Audition times will be assigned every 5 minutes. Please prepare 1 vocal selection of 32 bars or less.. You will need to have sheet music in the proper key; an accompanist will be provided. No cds or acapella singing will be allowed. Please do not sing anything from the show. Have your music either in a hole-punched binder or taped together. (please no loose pages) You may also be asked to do a second vocal selection of 16 bars or less and/or a monologue, not to exceed 1 minute, so please have both prepared just in case.

Dance Call

All performers auditioning need to attend the dance call. Once you have finished singing, please warm up and be ready to dance. Please wear dance appropriate clothes and shoes. There will be a tap routine taught and a jazz routine taught for the dance call. All females should wear character heels if possible. Wearing tap shoes will be required for the tap portion of the dance call.

The following roles do not need to attend the dance call: Billy Lawlor, Pat Denning, Mac, Abner Dillon

​Character Breakdown

Julian Marsh - Guest Star - Charles Shaughnessy (TV’s “The Nanny”, “Days of Our Lives”, Broadway Urinetown)

Dorothy Brock - Guest Star - Debby Boone (3x Grammy Award winner; #1 Hit “You Light Up My Life”)

Anytime Annie - Guest Star - Eloise Kropp (Broadway’s On The Town, Dames At Sea, Cats)

Peggy Sawyer - (Cast - Karylin Veres)

Bert Barry - (Cast - Hector Coris)

Maggie Jones - (Cast - Liora Danine)

Billy Lawlor - Supporting role, strong acting and singing skills required. Must have a charming and youthful appearance with strong stage presence. Billy is the juvenile lead of the show. Becomes enamored with Peggy. (Age Range: Early to Mid 20s; Vocal Range: Tenor)

Andy Lee - Supporting role, superb tap and jazz dance skills and solid singing skills required. Andy is the Dance Director of the show. He's featured in a number of the dance production scenes. (Age Range: Early to Mid 30s; Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor)

Pat Denning - Supporting role, strong acting and singing skills required. Pat is Dorothy's long time romantic companion. (Age Range: 40s to 50s; Vocal Range: Baritone)

Abner Dillon - Supporting role, strong acting and singing skills required. Abner is a wealthy patron who is infatuated with Dorothy and finances the show. (Age Range: 40s to 50s; Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor)

Mac - Supporting role, strong acting and singing skills required. Mac is the shows stage manager and Julian’s right hand man. (Age Range: 30s to 40s; Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor)

Julian Marsh understudy - Will be the rehearsal Julian Marsh until Charles Shaughnessy comes for the last week of rehearsals. Will need to be a solid singer and actor. Will also help Charles with blocking notes and getting acclimated to when and where he needs to be for each scene. (Age Range: 40s to 50s; Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor)

Ensemble - This is a dance/production number heavy show, so the ensemble is used a lot and needs to be very versatile. Singing skills and the ability to handle harmony is certainly required. All minor and small roles will be cast from the ensemble. There are both tap and non-tap dance requirements for this production. So for both men and women if you don’t tap, but are a strong jazz dancer there are still parts available. (Age Range: Late teens to early 30s; Vocal Range: all)

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