Auditions for Sweet Charity
The Community Players announce open auditions for our SPRING musical
Sunday, December 15 and Monday, December 16, 2013
(Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Thursday, December 19)
Sign-in will begin at 6:30 p.m., with auditions beginning promptly at 7.
All those auditioning must sign in by 8:30.
St. Margaret’s School
1098 Pawtucket Avenue – East Providence, RI.
Sweet Charity tells the story of Charity Hope Valentine, a down-on-her-luck dance hall hostess who longs to find love. She works at the seedy Fandango ballroom with her sassy friends, hoping to someday find Mr. Right. Could he be the international movie star, Vittorio Vidal, with whom Charity spends one romantic evening? Or the claustrophobic accountant, Oscar, with whom she gets stuck in an elevator? Or does the real answer to her happiness lay somewhere inside her? With a score by Cy Coleman, book by Neil Simon and original choreography by Bob Fosse, Charity’s adventurous journey towards love is marked by some of the best-loved songs (“If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This,” “I’m a Brass Band”) and most iconic dance numbers (“Big Spender,” “Rich Man’s Frug,” “Rhythm of Life”) in Broadway history.
Director Greg Geer is seeking an ethnically diverse cast for this classic show. Those auditioning should prepare 16-32 bars of clearly marked sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided (no tapes or CDs, please). A dance combination will be taught to everyone, so come prepared to move. Because of the tile floor, it is recommended you bring sneakers or rubber soled shoes for the dance audition. Auditions will also consist of readings from the script – see below for specific character breakdown information..
Please come prepared with potential rehearsal conflict dates (evenings you are not available, any vacation periods, etc.) Rehearsal nights (beginning January 5th) to be determined, but there will be some long Sunday choreography rehearsals.
Charity Hope Valentine (25-35) (mezzo) — A dance hall hostess who is an eternal optimist looking for love in all the wrong places. Heavy dance.
Nikki (20s-30s) (mezzo) — A dance hall hostess and one of Charity’s two best friends. Heavy dance.
Helene (30s-40s) (mezzo) — A dance hall hostess and one of Charity’s two best friends. Heavy dance.
Ursula (20s-40s) — Vittorio Vidal’s glamorous girlfriend. Will also be featured in some ensemble scenes as a singer (range open, see ensemble notes)
Oscar Lindquist (30s-40s) (baritone) — The first nice man in Charity’s life. Very little dance.
Vittorio Vidal (40s-60s) (baritone) — A famous Italian movie star. No dance.
Herman (30s-70s) (tenor) — The manager of the Fandango Ballroom. Some musical staging.
Big Daddy Brubeck (30s-50s) (baritone) — Charismatic head of the Rhythm of Life Church. Will also be featured in some ensemble scenes.
Ensemble (17-50s) — Good comedic character actors who can play multiple featured roles with ease. Must also be excellent singers and movers who can dance with attitude in a Fosse style. Will play multiple featured characters as well as dance
**NOTE There are a 1 or 2 roles for older character actors who do not have to dance.
Production dates are March 28-30, and April 4-6 & 11-13 at Jenks Auditorium.
Musical direction is by Mark Colozzi, with choreography by Lennie Machado.
For further information, call Greg at 774-306-1196 or email firstname.lastname@example.org