YANKEE DOODLE DANDY - Musical Theatre West Auditions

Posted: March 14, 2018

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Yankee Doodle Dandy - Long Beach EPA/ECC Singers
Musical Theatre West

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (PDT)
Lunch: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

APPOINTMENTS
EPA rules in effect. In-person sign up begins at 9:00AM on 4/16/18.

CONTRACT
COST Minimum - $764/wk

SEEKING
See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Please bring a song in the style of the show you are auditioning for.

LOCATION
Musical Theatre West Rehearsal Hall
4350 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804

PERSONNEL
Paul Garman: Executive Director /Producer
Jamie Rocco: Director/Choreographer
Jeff Rizzo: Musical Director

OTHER DATES
First Non-Equity Rehearsal: June 11, 2018
First AEA Rehearsal: June 18, 2018
Opening: July 6, 2018
Closing: July 22, 2018

OTHER
info@musical.org
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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
Note: All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. All roles are open

George M. Cohan – a brash and charismatic master showman. Expert singer, dancer, actor. (25-40) Must tap excellently, be experienced in ballroom partnering and have an arsenal of dance and acrobatic tricks. This character carries the show and rarely leaves the stage. Drive, determination and energetic stamina is a must.
Sam Harris – a NY lower east side up and comer. George Cohan’s dynamic producing partner. Sam Harris shaped the business of American Theatre and is an original in a dynasty that led to George Abbott, Harold Prince and David Merrick. (25-38) Does not dance or sing.
Old George – a cantankerous, brash and noisy older version of his younger self. Sings. Does not need to tap dance. Must have some knowledge of dance feel and very good rhythm. (60s or older)
Jerry Cohan – George’s father, a smooth song and dance man. (50s)
Nellie Cohan – George’s mother, warm and strong. (50s)
Josie Cohan – George’s sister, pretty and spunky. A natural foil for George. Known for her twirling skirt dance and in this show as good a dancer as Vera-Ellen. Splits and lifts required. (20-early 30s)
Ethel Levy - George’s first wife. A star in her own right. Great singer and comedienne. A savvy, wise cracking “gal” who could charm anyone with a wink, a joke and a great song. She was a natural comic in the Fanny Brice mode and a very good singer. Please prepare a comic song and a heartbreaking ballad from the early 20th century.
Georgette - The daughter of George and Ethel. She will try anything to be loved and her talent is an unmodulated mix of both of her parents’ talents—she can come off comical when she means to be sincere and masks her insecurity with the false bravado of the child of famous parents. Georgette is whacky, outrageous and big. Prepare a short whacky “Carol Burnett” type comic song.
Old Lou—An ex dancer who now works as a stage doorman. A contemporary of Old George. Very minimal singing and dancing.
Erlanger — One of the most successful producers of Vaudeville, a shark and a businessman.
Stage Manager — A comic version of a fussy detail man. Overwrought and over extended in a Paul Lynde sort of way.
Young Lou -- George’s longtime dance captain and understudy. Funny actor who is a good dancer.
The Champ – A big dumb lug who happens to be able to sing and dance. Must look good in his “skivvies,” per the script
Chick Gordon – brash hipster who works in nightclubs and speakeasies. He is a conniving musician and “agent” who is attempting to cash in on Georgette’s name. He regards George as a comical relic from the past.
Agnes Nolan – Beautiful, talented young Irish girl with an eye for George.
Alice Nolan – Beautiful, talented young Irish girl with an eye for Sam.


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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