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CURTAINS - Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Auditions

Posted: March 14, 2013

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Curtains-Principal Auditions

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities|Arvada, CO

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Friday, April 5, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch is from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

LORT Non-Rep
LORT B - minimum $765/week

Arvada Center
6901 Wadsworth Boulevard
Arvada, CO 80003

Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Strong movement abilities are required.

Please prepare song appropriate to the style of show. Please bring sheet music; accompanist provided. No recorded music or a cappella. Principal Auditions: prepare 2 and a half minutes. Chorus Singers: prepare 16 bars. Dance Call: Women-heels, Men-jazz shoes. Current headshot and résumé required.

Other Dates
Chorus Singers Audition: 4/4. See separate post.
Chorus Dancers Audition: 4/8. See separate post.
REHEARSALS: Begin on: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
OPENING: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
CLOSING: Sunday, July 28, 2013


Rod A. Lansberry - Artistic Producer
Gavin Mayer - Director
Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck - Choreographer
David Nehls - Musical Director
  • EPA Rules are in effect.
  • A monitor will

    notbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Auditions are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling Arvada Center Box Office(720) 898-7200. Do not contact the production staff.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI (40s) Baritone - Local Boston detective who is also a musical theatre aficionado. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. He falls in love with Niki.

NIKI HARRIS (20s-early 30s) Soprano - Pretty, naive ingénue. Niki is a chorus girl/understudy in the chorus of the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She aspires to make it as a performer on Broadway. She meets and falls in love with Dt. Frank Cioffi who is investigating a murder at the theatre. Actress must have legit Soprano and good comic timing.

GEORGIA HENDRICKS (30s) Mezzo - Female half of the songwriting team. She ends up taking on the leading lady role. She must sing and dance well.

CARMEN BERNSTEIN (45-65) Alto - Brassy Broadway producer. She is a terrific comedic actress who sings well.

AAARON FOX (40s) Baritone - The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he's separated. He's a sexy, charming ladies’ man.

SIDNEY BERNSTEIN (Late 50s-Mid 60s) Must sing in ensemble. The producer of an out of town flop. Sidney is tough and self-serving. Actor should have good comic timing.

CHRISTOPHER BELLING (40-60) Baritone - English director. Very camp. Very funny. Requires a good comic lead actor.

BAMBI BERNET (Early 20s-early 30s) Soprano - Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer many think she was only hired because of her mother. Bambi is a good dancer/comedienne who sings well.

DARYL GRADY (30s) Must sing in ensemble. A Theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper, he enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out of town tryouts.

JOHNNY HARMON (40s-50s) Must sing in ensemble. The Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show. Johnny is a character man who is gruff but lovable. He keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process.

OSCAR SHAPIRO (45-65) Baritone - The general manager. He is an agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money. Requires a good comic actor who sings.

BOBBY PEPPER (20s to early 30s) Baritone - The choreographer and lead dancer. He is a strong singer who dances well.

JESSICA CRANSHAW (30s-40s) Soprano -Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer and actress who stars in the show-within-the-show and gets murdered on its opening night.

SASHA ILJINSKY Must sing in ensemble. The show's pit conductor. He/She sings the opening song in Act II and leads the orchestra.

ENSEMBLE ROLES: Randy Dexter, Mona Page, Harv Fremont, Roberta Wooster, Detective O’Farrell, Marjorie Cook, Arleen Barruca, Roy Stetson, Brick Hawvermale, Jane Setler, Connie Subbotin, Peg Prentice, Ronnie Dricoll, Russ Cochran.

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