Philadelphia auditions for “Ain’t Misbehavin”

05/28/2011

audition notice posted by the Executive Director
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Philadelphia, PA
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller, conceived by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., lyrics by various artists
Winner of 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical! The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway’s best. The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin’ new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

CASTING NEEDS
Seeking African American vocalists who can move well and handle jazz and blues vocal styles

Nell – female, confident, charming, worldly, good at physical comedy (alto)
Armelia – female, voluptuous and a bit sexual (soprano)
Charlaine – female, sweet, young and innocent, classy with vivacious energy and comic timing, tap dancer a plus (alto)
Andre – male, a seductive mover, man about town, a dandy, an unrepentant party hound, sly and sensual (bass to high baritone).
Ken – male, jovial, loud, larger than life – like Fats Waller himself, strong comic timing (bass to high baritone)

REHEARSALS – 3 times per week starting in mid-Nov.

PERFORMANCES – 2 weekends, Feb 17th – 26th ( Fri & Sat @ 8:00 pm, Sun @ 3:00 pm).

CASTING INFO/APPOINTMENTS: www.tripac.org; casting@villageprocutions.org

Tri-County Performing Arts Center
245 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464
www.tripac.org; 610.970.1199

Casting Location: Philadelphia, PA
Contact email: marta@villageproductions.org

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