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42ND STREET - Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Auditions

Posted: March 15, 2017

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42ND STREET - Waltham MA EPA
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

AUDITION DATE

Mar 31, 2017
2:30 pm - 10:30 pm (EDT)
break TBD


APPOINTMENTS

AEA Members may make appointment for singing auditions via Christian@reaglemusictheatre.org or call 781-891-5600. Audition sign-ups will close Thur 3/30, at 4:30 PM. AEA Members without appointments seen throughout Friday as time permits. Note that ALL interested in auditioning MUST sing for the production team. Those who are unable to attend the Friday call, but still wish to audition, should contact Christian Krenek, Audition Coordinator, at the above email/phone


CONTRACT

LOA Salary pending


SEEKING

Seeking skilled performers, singers, and dancers for principal and ensemble roles in our production of 42nd Street. Performances to be held August 3rd-13th. Please note the roles of Dorothy Brock and Julian Marsh have already been cast.

Please note that singing and dancing ability will be equally considered. We especially encourage ALL dancers to apply, regardless of singing experience.


PREPARATION

Please prepare from 16 to 32 bars in the style of the show or from the show itself. Also, please plan to arrive ten to fifteen minutes before your requested time to fill out audition paperwork. We also request a copy of your résumé and most recent headshot, stapled back to back. Seeking performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.


LOCATION

The Reagle Music Theatre
617 Lexington Street
Waltham, MA 02452
The building is the same address/location as Waltham High School


PERSONNEL

Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Durbin
Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Based on the novel 42nd Street by Bradford Ropes

Producing Artistic Director: Robert J. Eagle
Director: Eileen Grace
Co-Choreographers: Eileen Grace, Susan Chebookjian
Musical Director: Dan Rodriguez


OTHER DATES

Rehearsals will be held afternoons and evenings beginning July 18th. First performance will be August 3rd; closing performance will be August 13th. Performances will be held over two weekends, with three dark days between weekends.


OTHER

The Dance Callback for the roles of Andy, Annie, Lorraine, Phyllis, and Ensemble is invitation only, and will be held Saturday, April 1st, at 9:30 AM. The Dance Callback for the roles of Billy and Peggy is invitation only, and will be held Saturday, April 1st, at 1:00 PM. If you are invited, please be warmed up and ready at the start of the call. All should bring tap shoes.
Acting/Singing Callbacks will be held Saturday April 1st, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

PRINCIPAL:
Billy Lawlor:
Male. The charming leading man of Pretty Lady. Please note that the actor must be able to tap dance extremely well. 20’s – 30’s. Strong Tenor.
Andy Lee:
Male. The dance director of Pretty Lady. Must have excellent tap skills. Late 20’s-early 40’s. Baritone.

Bert Barry:
Male. The co-author of Pretty Lady who stars as the show’s comic lead with Maggie, his partner. He is kindhearted and practical. Strong comedic skills. 30’s – 50’s. Baritone.
Abner Dillon:
Male. Dorothy’s “Sugar Daddy” from Oklahoma who is the “Angel” for Pretty Lady. 50’s-60’s. A little character singing possible, but not necessary.
Pat Denning:
Male. A former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s and her true love who is down on his luck. 40’s – 50’s. Baritone.
Oscar:
Male. The rehearsal pianist for Pretty Lady. Late 20’s-50’s. Spoken. Big plus if the actor can play piano well.
Peggy Sawyer:
Female. A sincere small-town girl (from Allentown, PA) with big Broadway dreams. Must be an extraordinary tapper. Late teens-20’s. Soprano/mezzo-soprano.
Maggie Jones:
Female. The co-author of Pretty Lady who stars as the show’s comic lead with Bert, her partner. Tough-talking, but kind. Strong comedic skills. Mid-30’s-40’s. Alto.
Ann “Anytime Annie” Reilly:
Female. A sub-principal in Pretty Lady who is an excellent tapper. Late 20’s-30’s. Mezzo-soprano.
ENSEMBLE:
There are many Ensemble roles in this show, with opportunities for both solos and speaking roles, including Mac (Pretty Lady’s Stage Manager); Lorraine, Phyllis, and the rest of the show’s chorines; some Mafia thugs; waiters; party guests; and, of course, dancers in Pretty Lady. All must be able to dance, and especially tap-dance, extremely well. All Ethnicities.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.


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