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ANYTHING GOES and THE MUSIC MAN - Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston Auditions

Posted: February 26, 2018

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ANYTHING GOES and THE MUSIC MAN - Waltham MA EPA
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

AUDITION DATE

Fri, Mar 30, 2018
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
lunch break tbd.

APPOINTMENTS

AEA Members may make appointments for singing auditions. Contact Christian@reaglemusictheatre.org or call 781-891-5600. Audition sign-ups will close Thursday, March 29th at 4:30 PM.

CONTRACT

LOA $571 per week

SEEKING

Seeking skilled dancers, singers, and performers of all ethnicities, ages, and physical types for principal and ensemble roles in ANYTHING GOES and THE MUSIC MAN.

These are Singing Auditions. Please note that ALL those wishing to audition MUST sing for the creative team.

PREPARATION

Preparation: Please prepare either a brief song or 32 bars of two different songs in the style of the shows. Also, please plan to arrive ten to fifteen minutes before your requested time to fill out audition paperwork. We also request two copies of your résumé and most recent headshot, stapled back to back.

LOCATION

Reagle Music Theatre
Waltham High School
617 Lexington St
Waltham, MA 02452-3003
The building is the same address/location as Waltham High School. Use the entrance under the Reagle Music Theatre awning.

PERSONNEL

Producing Artistic Director: Robert J. Eagle
Director and Choreographer, Anything Goes: Eileen Grace
Director and Choreographer, The Music Man: Susan Chebookjian
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez

OTHER DATES

See breakdown for all dates.
Rehearsals will be held evenings, 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Anything Goes)/ 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM (The Music Man), and weekends, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Anything Goes)/11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (The Music Man). Performances will be held Thursday afternoons, Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday afternoons.

OTHER

See breakdown for note on Dancing Invited Auditions
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

ANYTHING GOES (1987 Version)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse, Guy Bolton, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crouse.
New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
Director and Choreographer, Anything Goes: Eileen Grace
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez

Rehearsals for Anything Goes will run June 19th through July 4th, with performances July 5th-15th.
Please note the role of Reno Sweeney has already been cast.
FEMALE:

Hope Harcourt (Lead):
A beautiful young debutante who is stuck in an unhappy engagement to wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Sweet and good-natured. Early to Mid-Twenties. Soprano. Must move well.
Evangeline Harcourt (Supporting):
Hope’s snooty, overbearing mother, obsessed with her financial status. Late forties-early sixties. Spoken.
Erma LaTour (Supporting):
A tough-talking New York gal and Moonface Martin’s “moll.” Brassy and vivacious. Comic role. Mid-twenties to mid-thirties. Mezzo-Soprano. Must move well.
MALE:

Billy Crocker (Lead):
A lovestruck Wall Street broker employed by Elisha Whitney. Charming, funny, and energetic. Tenor. Must move well. Tap a plus.
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh (Lead):
Hope’s wealthy and stuffy (but good-hearted) English fiancé. Nerdy and charming. Strong comic timing. Baritone/tenor.
“Moonface” Martin (Lead):
A bumbling New York gangster. Fun and lovable. Public Enemy #13 but trying to move up the list. Strong comic timing. Tenor.
Elisha Whitney (Supporting):
Billy’s boss, a wealthy Wall Street tycoon. Cantankerous. Proud Yale graduate. Forties to sixties. Baritone.
The Captain (Supporting):
An ex-military man who now “commands” the SS American. Upright and crowd-pleasing. Forties to sixties. Baritone.
Luke and John (Featured):
Two Asian-American “reformed” gamblers who board the SS American.
ENSEMBLE:
Anything Goes features a large Ensemble with many featured roles, including Reno’s “Angels” (a quartet of backup singers and dancers), the “Lady Fair” Quartet (a group of sailors), the Ship’s Purser, and Bishop Henry T. Dobson. The Ensemble consists of Sailors, Passengers, Reporters, Photographers, and FBI Agents. Please note that the Dance Ensemble must be able to tap dance and the Singing Ensemble must move well.
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THE MUSIC MAN
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Frank Lacey
Director and Choreographer, The Music Man: Susan Chebookjian
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez

Rehearsals for The Music Man will run July 17th to August 1st, with performances August 2nd-12th.
Please note that the role of Marian Paroo has already been cast.
FEMALE:
Mrs. Paroo (Supporting):
A spunky, warmhearted Irish widow; mother to Marion and Winthrop. She wants what is best for her children, and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Mid-fifties to early sixties. Mezzo-soprano. Please note the actress must be able to speak in an Irish dialect.
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn (Supporting):
The “first lady” of River City and head of its social circles. Overdramatic and gossipy, she is something of a snob. Mid-forties to early sixties. Alto.
Zaneeta Shinn (Featured):
The Shinn family’s eldest daughter, in love with Tommy Djilas. She is popular, excitable, and eager (YE GODS!). Late teens-early twenties. Soprano-Mezzo Soprano. Please note the actress must be able to dance well.
Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix, Maud Dunlop, and Mrs. Squires (The Pick-A-Little Ladies), (Featured):
Eulalie Shinn’s friends and the leading gossips of River City. They form a “Ladies’ Dance Committee” and love spreading rumors. Varying ages. Soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto

MALE:
"Professor" Harold Hill (Lead):
A charming, fast-talking con man whose "angle" is creating boys' bands to prevent moral panic. Successful and quick-thinking, he can easily talk his way out of any situation, but has a good heart deep down. 30's-40's. Baritone-Tenor.

Marcellus Washburn (Supporting):
A former con-man who has “gone legitimate” in River City. He is more cautious than Harold, but still energetic and fun. Mid-twenties to mid-thirties. Tenor.
Mayor George Shinn (Supporting):
The bombastic mayor of River City. He is prone to making long-winded speeches, but also easily fooled and distracted. Mid-forties to mid-sixties. Bass/Baritone.
Tommy Djilas (Featured):
A handsome teenager from “the wrong side of town”; in love with Zaneeta Shinn. He leads a gang of local teens and likes to play pranks. Late teens-early twenties. Baritone/Tenor. Please note the actor must be able to dance well.
Olin Britt, Oliver Hix, Ewart Dunlop, and Jacey Squires (The School Board), (Featured):
A group of bumbling, argumentative businessmen who Harold forms into a barbershop quartet. Despite their best efforts, they are constantly tricked by him. Tenor, Second Tenor, Baritone, Bass. Varying ages. Please note the actors must be able to sing in barbershop style.
Constable Locke (Featured):
The head of River City’s police force and Mayor Shinn’s right-hand man. Despite the low crime rate in town, he takes his job very seriously and does his best to uphold the law. Mid-forties to mid-sixties. Spoken.
Charlie Cowell (Featured):
A scheming con man who hates Harold Hill. He comes to River City in an effort to expose the “Professor’s” scams. Baritone.
ENSEMBLE:
The Music Man features a large Ensemble of all ages, including the town’s Children and Teens, Parents, Salesmen, and Society Ladies/Gentlemen. There are also opportunities for spoken roles, including a Train Conductor, Businessmen, and other adults.
YOUTH ENSEMBLE:
We will be auditioning all youth roles, including Winthrop Paroo, Amaryllis, Gracie Shinn, and the Youth Ensemble, at a later date. Please check Reagle’s website frequently for updates.
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DANCING AUDITIONS / CALLBACKS - By Invitation Only

Saturday, March 31st: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM, Dance Call (The Music Man); 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM, Dance Call (Anything Goes); 9:00 AM-6:00 PM, Acting Callbacks
For the Dance Call: We will have two separate dance calls, both invitation only, on Saturday, March 31st. If you are invited, the dance call forThe Music Manwill begin at 9:00 AM. The dance call forAnything Goeswill begin at 11:30 AM; those invited to this call should bring tap shoes. Please be warmed up and ready to dance at start of call.
For Acting Callbacks: Callbacks will be held throughout the day on Saturday, March 31st. Information will be provided at the singing auditions.


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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