COME ON, GET TAPPY! - Outrage Onstage / SecondStory Repertory Non Equity Auditions

Posted April 24, 2024
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COME ON, GET TAPPY! - Outrage Onstage / SecondStory Repertory

Show Synopsis

The “Tappy McCrackin Variety Hour” is the biggest hit show network television has ever seen. A pint-sized girl named Tappy McCrackin is the singing, dancing star of it all – but when disaster strikes the studio, right before the big show – who will help her save the day?

The score is a catchy, fun, jazzy, and heartfelt fusion of contemporary and traditional Broadway with some pop influences. The script is quirky, with the best way to describe it as Annie meets Carol Burnett meets Scooby-Doo.

Seeking non-Equity performers who are strong singers and musicians who are open to collaboration and aren’t afraid to find the funny. Not all characters need to tap. While tapping is a plus, please don’t let that deter you from auditioning! All performers need to be comfortable singing harmonies, move fairly well, and be adaptable to change as this is a new work.

We are casting 16 people (10 female presenting, 6 male presenting) for this production.

Audition Dates

May 18th, 2024
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Children’s Auditions
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Adult auditions

May 19th, 2024
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Children’s Auditions
2:00 – 4:00 PM – Adult Auditions

Callbacks will be Saturday, May 25th, 2024, between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM – to be determined based on need. There will be a dance call.

Location: Theatre Puget Sound on the 4th floor

For the Audition

  • Please bring a physical copy of your headshot and resume for the creative team.
  • Please prepare a brief comedic monologue and a verse and chorus of a Broadway song that best shows off your range and storytelling.
  • You may be asked to sing a second song.?
  • An accompanist will be provided. No tracks.

For those auditioning for the role of Tappy, the character in the show is 10. You do not need to be 10 years old, but you’ll need to believably play 10 in both voice and appearance.


Rehearsals will start July 14th, 2024. They will be split between Theatre Puget Sound, Renton Civic Theatre, and SecondStory Repertory, located in Redmond Town Center.

Rehearsals will be held Sundays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM and Mondays – Thursdays 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. There will be one Saturday rehearsal, August 3rd, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Actors will receive a stipend of $350 for their participation in the show as well as four complimentary tickets.

Performance Schedule

Week 1

  • Fri 8/23 Evening
  • Sat 8/24 Evening

Week 2

  • Thu 8/29 Evening
  • Fri 8/30 Evening
  • Sat 8/31 Matinee**
  • Sat 8/31 Evening
  • Sun 9/1 Matinee

Week 3

  • Thu 9/5 Evening
  • Fri 9/6 Evening
  • Sat 9/7 Matinee**
  • Sat 9/7 Evening
  • Sun 9/8 Matinee

Week 4

  • Thu 9/12 Evening
  • Fri 9/13 Evening
  • Sat 9/14 Matinee**
  • Sat 9/14 Evening
  • Sun 9/15 Matinee (CLOSING)

**Please note there are double Saturday performances.

Performances will be held at SecondStory Repertory Theatre, located in Redmond Town Center.

Character Descriptions

Blythe – 34 years old. Smart. Former Tappy, star of the Variety Hour, and nanny to the current Tappy. Dedicated to the cause. Also is Sister Two, the leader of the Secret Order of Tappy (aka SOOT). No tap needed.
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo/High Belt A3 – F5 (optional G5)

Hannah – 35 years old. Tappy’s mother and the original Tappy. Smart, articulate, cunning. A woman with a mission. No tap needed.
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo A3 – D5

Tappy – A 10-year-old dynamo full of spirit and fire, but still a kid. Searching for her place. Tap dancer.
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo G3 – F5 (high belt)

Betty Jean/Ruth – 60’s. Recluse. Creator of the Tappy McCrackin character and the Tappy McCrackin Variety Hour. Doubles as Ruth, a newly hired member of the chorus who is perpetually on vocal rest. Some tap.
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo B3 – E5

Susie – Mid-20’s – Mid-30’s. Hannah’s devoted assistant. Notices more than she lets on. Also Sister Ten, a member of SOOT. No tap needed.
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo B3 – E5

Scissors – Mid-30’s – Early 40’s. An evil genius and Hannah’s partner. A campy villain in the vein of Batman characters. No tap needed.
VOCAL RANGE: Tenor B2 – B4

Bill – 35. The stage manager and probably the most sane person in the place. No tap needed.
VOCAL RANGE: Baritone D3 – F4

Pixie – Aging chorus girl who has been with the show for 25 years. Quick, best frenemies with Bubbles. The smarter of the two – but not by much. Some tap.
VOCAL RANGE: Alto/Mezzo A3 – D5

Bubbles – Aging chorus girl who has been with the show for 25 years. Slightly ditzy, sarcastic, best frenemies with Pixie. Some tap.
VOCAL RANGE: Alto/Mezzo A3 – D5

Fredrico – Makeup artist for the show. Over the top, sarcastic, fabulous. Some tap.

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