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THE WEDDING SINGER - THE MUSICAL - interACT Theatre Productions Non Equity Auditions

Posted: November 29, 2022
Audition Location: Maplewood, NJ



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interACT Theatre Productions announces auditions for 

 

The Wedding Singer

 

Music by Matthew Sklar, 
Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
From the New Line Cinema film written by Tim Herlihy

 

Directed by Nicholas J. Clarey
Music Direction by Holland J. Jancaitis
Choreographed by Dana P. Hawkins and Katie Claire
Fight/Intimacy Direction Katie Claire

 

Performance dates

 

April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 2023
Fri, Sat - 7:30p, Sun - 4:00pm
The Burgdorff Center for The Performing Arts
10 Durand Rd. - Maplewood NJ, 07040

 

PARENTAL GUIDANCE DISCLAIMER: This production includes adult language and situations.

NOW SCHEDULING AUDITIONS

December 12,13,17, 2022

 

By Appointment

 

MAPLEWOOD, NJ

 

WHAT TO PREPARE

 

Auditionees will sing two song excerpts: one uptempo, and one ballad. At least one of these must be in pop/rock/contemporary style. Excerpts should be between 16 and 32 bars long. Please bring sheet music in a binder for the accompanist, with your cuts clearly marked. The acting segment of auditions will be by cold reading only. No Monologues will be seen at this audition. Auditionees should also prepare for and dress appropriately for a movement audition.

 

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE

 

interACT welcomes persons with disabilities to audition for all of its productions. If you require accommodations such as large print audition sides, require the audition sides to be sent ahead of time, or any other accommodations due to impairment or disability, please reply to this email and let us know at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled audition. 

SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION AT http://www.interactproductions.org/the-wedding-singer

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

 

It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

 

PLEASE NOTE: No roles have been pre-cast - No roles have been guaranteed to any individual. All characters open to all races and ethnicities.

 

CHARACTERS

 

Robbie Hart (Lead - M - 25-40) – The lead singer of a band. Handsome and charismatic. A truly 'nice' guy that has the classic lead singer aura and personality. Also a bit of a dreamer. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart. Vocal range top: C6 bottom: B3

 

Julia Sullivan (Lead - F - 20-35) – Waitress. The pretty "girl next door" in looks and personality. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave. Vocal range top: F5 bottom: G3


Sammy - (Supporting - M - 25-45) – The bass player in the wedding band and one of Robbie's best friends. A total guy's guy, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor he is actually in love with Holly. Vocal range top: A5 bottom: C4


Holly - (Supporting - F - 25-35) – Julia's cousin, very uninhibited and forward with comedic timing. Sexually promiscuous and always up for a good time, but wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy. Vocal range top: E5 bottom A3


George - (Supporting - M - 20-40) – The wedding band's keyboardist and one of Robbie's best friends. Sensitive and flamboyant. Reminiscent of Boy George from the 80s.Vocal range top: A5 bottom C4


Rosie - (Supporting - F - 65+) – Robbie's grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and sometimes crass despite her age. Comedic Timing. Vocal range top: C5 bottom: C4 plus rapping


Glen Guglia - (Supporting - M 25 - 50) – Julia's fiancé. A Wall Street broker. He is attractive, rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia's love with money. He is a slimy womanizer. Vocal range top: B5 bottom: D4


Linda - (Supporting - F - 20-35) - Robbie's fiancé who leaves him at the altar. Rock star idealist. "White Snake Girl" Type. Vocal range top: D5 bottom: A3 (Will also be in ensemble)


Angie Sullivan - (Featured - F - 40-60) - Julia’s mom. Divorced and still bitter about it. Wants Julia to not make same mistakes she did. Good Singer. (Will also be in ensemble)


Ricky - (Featured - M/F - 25+) - The Bartender - Good Singer. (Will also be in ensemble)


Bum - (Featured - M/F - 40+) - A drunken bum who hangs out at Ricky's Bar - Good Singer. (Will also be in Ensemble)


Sales Clerk - (Featured - F - 40+) - Works at the mall. - Good Singer. (Will also be in Ensemble)


Bad Haircut Guy, Sideburns Lady, Loser Guy, Twinkie Lady - (Featured - M/F - Any) - Loser Chorus of characters in casualty of love with Robbie. - Good Singers. (Will also be in Ensemble)


Featured Ensemble Characters - (Featured Ensemble, a few lines, or small solos each - M/F - Any) - Harold and Debbie Fonda, David Fonda, Priest, Crystal and Mookie, Tiffany and Donnie, 1st and 2nd Waiters, Donatella and Shane McDonnough, Donatella's Father, Glen's Secretary, Junior Secretary, Second Suit, Agent (Will also be in Ensemble)


Featured Impersonators - (Featured Ensemble - M/F 18+) - Billy Idol, Cyndi Lauper (Must be good singer), Mr. T, Ronald Reagan, Tina Turner (Must Be Good Singer), Nancy Reagan (Non-speaking), Imelda Marcos (Must Be Good Singer). Charro (Must Be Good Singer)


Featured Dancers - (Ensemble - M/F/NB - 18+) - Various featured dancers within the ensemble, must be able to learn more complicated, high energy, steps than other ensemble members)


Ensemble - M/F/NB (18+) - Wedding Guests, Shoppers, Customers, etc. ensemble dancing and singing required.
 

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