Paid Dancers and Singers – Hayward California


Theater auditions posted by the Artistic Director

Where: Hayward, CA
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Type: Dance

Auditions for 110 IN THE SHADE Book by N. Richard Nash Music by Tom Jones Lyrics by Harvey Schmidt
22311 North Third Street in Hayward, CA

11:00 am – Open Call for Dance & Vocal Ensemble
Dancers: An open call for dancers will be held at 11:00 am. Dancers will be taught a dance combination by choreographer, Faith Blevins. Please dress to move. Bring shoes you can confidently move in.
Vocalists: Open call for singers wishing to be a part of the ensemble. Please be prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of a song of your choosing. If you wish to sing with accompaniment a pianist will be provided. Please bring your music scored for piano and in the key in which you sing.

Dance & Vocal Ensemble Roles:
TOBY, the middle-aged stationmaster
MRS. JESSEN, middle-aged and good natured
MR. CURTIS, a minister
WALLY SKACKS, an old man
PHIL MACKEY, about 19
TOMMY, a boy of 8
BELINDA, a girl of 9
GESHY TOOPS, a man in his 30s
GIL DEMBY, a boy in his teens (dancer)
OLIVE BARROW, a girl in her teens (dancer)
WALLY SKACKS JR, a boy in his late teens (dancer)
MAURINE TOOPS, a girl in her 20s (dancer)
BO DOLLIVON, a boy in his twenties (dancer)
Other townspeople to dance and sing, all ages and descriptions.

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Appointments for Principal & Featured Actors/Singers
How to Arrange an Appointment: To schedule an appointment, please submit a request to the director, Nancy Engle, at You may also
contact her for more information.

What to Prepare: Actor/Singers should prepare one song from their musical
theatre repertoire and a one-minute contemporary monologue. Please bring
your sheet music scored for piano and in the key in which you sing. An
accompanist will be provided. Please submit a photo and resume.

Principal & Featured Roles:
LIZZIE CURRY (Mezzo; strong upper register, late 20s to late 30s) – A strong, smart,
but very plain looking spinster. She yearns desperately for romance.
H.C CURRY (Baritone, 50 – 70) – Lizzie’s father. Powerfully set, capable,
dependable – but a dreamer too.
NOAH CURRY (Baritone, 30-40) – Lizzie’s older brother. Like his father, without
H.C.’s imagination. He would appear to be self-righteous and rigidly opinionated
were it not for his basic decency and his warm yearning to be kind.
JIMMY CURRY (Tenor, late teens to early 20s) – Lizzie’s younger brother.
Big and broad-shouldered, but the mind of a child. He is filled with longing.
BILL STARBUCK (Baritone: strong upper register, early 30s to mid 40s ) – A big man,
lithe, agile — a loud braggart, a gentle dreamer. Starbuck is the driving force of the story
– a strong actor who sings and is able to carry the intimate romantic scenes as well
as the big musical numbers.
FILE (Baritone, mid 30s to early 40s) – The sheriff, He is a lean man, reticent,
intelligent. He smiles wryly at the world and at himself.
SNOOKIE UPDEGRAFF (Mezzo/Belt, dancer, mid teens to early 20s) – She is
perky and charming. Strong comedienne.

CALLBACKS – Callbacks are by invitation and will be held Saturday, August 17 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

REHEARSALS: The rehearsal period is September 16 through November 13. Rehearsals are held evenings and weekends at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre.

Compensation/Stipends: A limited number of small stipends are available to help defray travel and other expenses. The Douglas Morrisson Theatre offers career-bound actors the opportunity to build their resumes and expand their training while providing them with professional production values and a high quality product to showcase their talent.

PRODUCTION DATES: 110 In The Shade will be performed November 14 through December 8. Performances will be at 8:00pm November 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30; December 5, 6, & 7. Matinees will be at 2:00pm November 17, 24, 30; December 1 & 8. Fifteen performances in total; please note there are two performances on Saturday, Nov. 30

THE STORY: Based on Nash’s classic play The Rainmaker, 110 in the Shade tells the story of Lizzie Curry, a love-starved woman living with her family on a rain-starved ranch in a small town in Texas. Filled with achingly beautiful music and dynamic dance numbers (originally choreographed by Agnes de Mille). The plot centers on Lizzie’s search for love and her choice between two suitors: Starbuck, a charismatic con man posing as a rainmaker who can bring rainfall to the drought-stricken area, and File, the town’s Sheriff, disillusioned with the dream of lasting love

ARTISTIC TEAM: Director, Nancy McCullough Engle;?Choreographer, Faith Blevins;?Music Director, Marianna Wolff;?Vocal Director, Gregory W. Mason;?Scenic Designer, Liliana Duque Pineiro;?Lighting Designer, Heather Basarab;?Costume Designer, Katina Letheule;?Stage Manager, Wayne Roadie.

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: Hayward, CA
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