42ND STREET - News Journal Center Non Equity Auditions

Posted April 5, 2024
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VIRTUAL AUDITIONS: To submit your audition - please visit our website at www.halifaxrep.com and visit the Get involved page.

  • Non-AEA Auditions for 42nd Street

    Halifax Repertory Theatre celebrates diversity and inclusion in across multiple dimensions. Seeking Non-Union actors. All Actors are welcomed and urged to audition. We commit to practicing diverse and inclusive casting and we encourage individuals of any race, ethnicity and national origins, ability, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, class and religion to audition for our productions.

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  • Music by Lyrics by
    Book by


    Allison Maxwell

    Musical Director

    Tori Rathbun

    Based on the Novel by BRADFORD ROPES and the motion picture 42nd Street owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed by Warner Bros.

    42ND STREET is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com

  • Show description:

    Come along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway! 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square and the magic of show biz with wit, humor and pizzazz. At the height of the Great Depression, aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me, Dames, We're In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street.

  • Actors should prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show using an (instrumental) backing track. Please include a dance/movement reel along with your submission. An unlisted YouTube link is preferred.

    Actors auditioning for the role of Peggy Sawyer, or Julian Marsh should prepare a one minute dramatic monologue.

    Actors auditioning for the role of Maggie Jones, or Bert Barry should prepare a one minute comedic monologue.

    Virtual auditions will be accepted until Tuesday, May 21st 8:00 pm.

    Actors may be asked to attend callbacks. Callbacks will be held in person at HRT Studios, 615 S. Yonge St. Ormond Beach, FL 32174. In person Dance Callbacks will be held on Thursday, May 23rd from 7:30pm-9:30pm, and In person Actor/Singer Callbacks will be held Saturday, May 25th from 4pm-7pm.

    A tap dance combination will be taught for the dance callbacks for all dancers and principles who are required to tap in the show. All ensemble, except where noted need to be able to tap!

  • Important Dates:

    Deadline for all audition submissions: Tuesday, May 21st, by 8:00 pm

    In-person Call Backs (By invitation only): Dance - Thursday, May 23rd, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm and Actor/Singer- Saturday, May 25th 2:00 pm-7:00 pm.

    Read/Singthrough & Cast Meeting: Friday, May 31st, 6:00-9:00 pm

    May 31st - July 14th

    Stage rehearsals-tech week:

    Mon. July 15th 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

    Tues. July 16th 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

    Wed. July 17th 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

    Thurs. July 18th 5:30 pm-10:00 pm

    Performance schedule:

    Fri. July 19th Show 7:00 pm

    Sat. July 20th Show 7:00 pm

    Sun. July 21st Show 2:00 pm

    Fri. July 26th Show 7:00 pm

    Sat. July 27th Show 7:00 pm

    Sun. July 28th Show 2:00 pm

    Please note, we are devoted to diverse casting both in ethnicity and gender expression.

    *All ensemble, except where noted need to tap.

    Dorothy Brock - Alto/Belt (Range: Eb3-B4) An established Broadway star, 40-50’s

    Peggy Sawyer- Soprano/Mezzo Soprano (Range: Eb3-E5) Young, talented, hopeful, tap dance, early 20’s

    Ann Reilly (Anytime Annie) - Mezzo Soprano (Range: Ab3-Bb4) Chorus girl, sub-principal of Pretty Lady, tap dancer, 20-30’s

    Julian Marsh - Baritone (Range: D3-Ab4) Broadway Director/Producer, 40-50’s

    Billy Lawlor - Tenor (Range: C#3-A4) Young leading man of Pretty Lady, tap dance, 20-30’s,

    Maggie Jones - Alto/Belt (Range: Ab3-Bb4) Co-author of Pretty Lady, comic/character actor, 30-40’s

    Bert Barry - Baritone (Range: C3-D4) Co-author of Pretty Lady, comic/character actor, 30-40’s

    Andy Lee - Baritone (Range: D3-Db4) Dance Director, tap dance, 20-30’s

    Pat Denning - Baritone (Range: D3-Eb4) Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s, character actor, 40-50’s

    Abner Dillon - non-singing. Dorothy’s sugar daddy” and the bankroll of Pretty Lady, character actor 40-50’s,

    Various Ensemble roles:

    Phyllis Dale - Chorus girl, tap & sing

    Lorraine Flemming - Chorus girl, tap and sing

    Gladys - chorus girl – Chorus girl tap and sing

    Mac - stage manager – Actor/singer

    Oscar – Rehearsal Pianist – Actor/singer

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