Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

DU BARRY WAS A LADY **UPDATED** - 42nd Street Moon Auditions

Posted: August 22, 2013

Back to All Listings

DU BARRY WAS A LADY - EPA

42nd Street Moon|San Francisco, CA


Date of Audition:
8/22/2013





Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Thursday, August 22, 2013
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Contract
Bay Area Theatre
$398.00/weekly

Location
Moonspace
250 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94111
Walking distance from MUNI or BART (Civic Center). Metered parking/lots.


Seeking
7m, 6f; age range males early teens - late 50's; females early 20's to 30's. Seeking local San Francisco Bay Area talent for these shows.

Preparation
Please prepare 2 Golden Age of B'way songs: Cole Porter, the Gershwin's, Rodgers & Hart, etc. Sondheim, Jerry Herman are OK. Please no rock musicals or Andrew Lloyd Webber. One classic ballad and one character/comedy song. Be prepared to sing the entire song. Bring 2 H/Rs.

Other Dates
Please see breakdown for details.

Other
http://www.42ndStMoon.org

Personnel
Artistic Director Greg MacKellan
Producing Director Stephanie Rhoads
Director & Choreographer Zack Thomas Wilde
Musical Director Dave Dobrusky
Managing Director Joe Mader
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will

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

Appointments
Annette Lai415-255-8205x105. Emailalai@42ndstmoon.orgEmail is preferred. Annette Lai will be out of the office the week of August 5.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

DU BARRY WAS A LADY (Cole Porter/Herbert Fields/B.G. DeSylva, 1939).

7m, 6f; age range males early teens - late 50's; females early 20's to 30's.

SYNOPSIS: Louis Blore, a janitor at the Club Petite, is in love with featured singer May Daly. Just after winning the Irish Sweepstakes, Louis is knocked out, and dreams he is Louis XV and that May is his mistress, Du Barry. Everyone in the show has a part in the modern (1939) nightclub world, and in the dream, a late 1930s version of 1700s France.

LOUIS BLORE / LOUIS, THE KING OF FRANCE - Mid 30s to mid 40s, character baritone. A real vaudeville-type comic. BERT LAHR originated the role. Louis, a janitor at the club, has won the Irish Sweepstakes, making him very popular.

MAY DALY / MME DU BARRY - PRE-CAST.

ALEX BARTON / ALEXANDRE - Late 20s - early 30s. Legit lyric baritone. Very handsome - May Daly's boyfriend who becomes an anti-monarchy poet in the dream.

ALICE BARTON / MME ALISANDE DE VERNAY - Early-mid 20s. Alex's sister, a showgirl at the club and a lady-in-waiting to Du Barry in the dream. Mid-range soprano, sings "Well, Did You Evah?" and "Ev'ry Day a Holiday" - MUST DANCE.

HARRY NORTON / LEBEL, CAPTAIN OF KING'S GUARD - Mid - late 20s to early 30s - Alice's boyfriend. Lyric Baritone or Tenor - MUST DANCE.

VI HENNESSY / MME DE VILLARDELL - Another showgirl, turned Louis down but very interested now that he's rich.

BILL KELLY / LE DUC DE CHOISEUL - Late 30s - late 50s. Character baritone. Friend of Louis', and advisor to the King in dream.

DOCTOR / LE DOCTEUR - 30s - 50s. Doctor in the dream. Character baritone.

CHARLEY / THE DAUPHIN - Late teens - early 20s, character baritone or tenor. Charley is a bratty delinquent Louis is trying to help. In the dream, he's the bratty Dauphin of France.

FLORIAN/ZAMORE/JONES - Jones is an IRS agent after Louis' money. Zamore is an
advisor to the King in dream.

SHOWGIRLS (early to late 20s - ALL DANCE):

BETTY / LA DUCHESSE DE GRAMMONT

GEMZE / LA MARQUIS DE GRUYERE / NURSE COLETTE

FRITZI / LA COMTESSE DE CAMEMBERT

ADDITIONAL NOTE: Annette Lai will be out of the office the week of August 5. Any H/R submissions will receive a reply the week ofAugust 12. Thank you.

First rehearsal for DU BARRY WAS A LADY isApril 8, 2014. Previews areApril 30,May 1 and 2, 2014. Opening Night isSaturday, May 3. Closing isSunday, May 18.

Rehearsals are typically weeknights from6 - 10 pmand weekends fromNoonto 5 or1:00 to 6:00 pmas per production needs. You may not be called to every rehearsal, but you will need to keep these times available for us. The rehearsal on theSundayprior to opening runsNoon to 10 pm.

Regular show schedule: Wednesdays & Thursdays at7 pm;Fridaynights at8 pm;Saturdayevenings at6 pm and Sundayafternoons at3 pm. There is one added Family/Student Matinee at1 pmon the secondSaturdayof the run.

Appointments will be in 10-minute increments, with 2 people per time slot.

Callbacks will be the afternoons ofAugust 26th and 27th, 2013.

42nd Street Moon celebrates its 21st Season in 2013-14. The company presents intimately produced versions of uncommon musicals, specializing in early to mid-20th Century American Musical Theatre. Since 2008, our shows have been fully staged, with choreography and are performed off-book.http://www.42ndStMoon.org

Learn More About BroadwayWorld Education
Search BWW for Show Info | View All Listings...