Richmond BC Theater Auditions

Crazy For You –  Canada

Location: Gateway Theatre 6500 Gilbert Road Richmond BC V7C 3V4

Type: Theater

CASTING CALL
Crazy For You (Equity and Non Equity)
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin ° Book by Ken Ludwig

COMPANY
Gateway Theatre
Barbara Tomasic – Director
Christopher King – Musical Director
Julie Tomaino – Choreographer.

PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Synopsis:

1930s New York swings to life in this high-octane, tap dancing musical! Bachelor Bobby Child begrudgingly works at the family bank while he plugs away at his theatre career, but after he’s forced to foreclose on a property in the middle of nowhere, Bobby finds that his love of theatre and the love of his life are waiting for him in the most unlikely of places. In order to get both, he’ll have to pull a few tricks (and fake moustaches) from his theatrical back pocket! Between the hijinx and hilarity, you’ll be humming along to famous songs like I Got Rhythm and Nice Work if You Can Get It.

AUDITIONS
Will be held June 22-23rd, 2014 at Gateway Theatre. Callbacks June 29-30th, 2014.
Please mail or drop off your resume and headshot. No e-mails please.

Crazy For You
c/o Dawn Ewen, Artistic Associate
6500 Gilbert Road
Richmond, BC
V7C 3V4

DEADLINE for applicants is May 20th, 2014.

If you are selected for an audition, you will be contacted sometime during the week of June 9th, 2014.

– Actors will be asked to prepare a monologue (2mins maximum)
– One song is required (be prepared with other material if asked for). Please bring sheet music in correct key and in a binder. Accompanist will be provided for you.
– Dance audition will include both Jazz and Tap, please bring appropriate dance shoes for both
(Ladies: Character shoes and Character tap shoes & Men: Jazz oxfords and Tap shoes).

Looking for strong actors, singers and dancers for both Equity and Non-Equity roles. If you play an instrument at a high level please bring the instrument(s) and be prepare to show what you can do (2mins maximum).

Gateway Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and encourages submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds.

REHEARSAL AND PRODUCTION DATES
Rehearsals start November 2nd, 2014 Tues to Fri 2 -10pm and Sat & Sun 10 -6pm. The run is from December 4th – 31st, 2014 at the Gateway Theatre.

Perusal scripts are available for in house reading by appointment only. Please call Robin Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm at 604-247-4986 to book an appointment.

SEEKING TALENT

Bobby Child male baritone 25 – 35 lead
A New Yorker/man about town/playboy who wants to do nothing more than sing and dance – despite his mother’s plans for him to work in the Bank – Her bank. Bobby needs to be an extremely good dancer including tap (Gene Kelly style). A principal singer

Bela Zangler male baritone 35 – 55 supporting
A New York/Hungarian Jew and a very successful Broadway producer. A hard-nosed, no nonsense businessman – except when it comes to Tess. Zangler needs excellent comedic timing but does not need to be a dancer as such; he needs to be a very confident mover. A principal singer, strong physical comedian, and Hungarian accent is a must.

Polly Baker female mezzo 20 – 30 lead
Deadrock Nevada’s “All American” Postmistress. Polly is the only girl in Deadrock, and she is “one of the boys”. She needs to be an extremely good dancer including tap. A principal singer.

Lottie Child female spoken 45 – 60 supporting
Bobby’s overbearing and controlling Mother and a VERY wealthy, business focused woman. She’s a city woman with no time for the frivolous or the unsophisticated. No dancing required. No singing required, though ensemble singing would be good.

Irene Roth female mezzo 25 – 33 supporting
A New York Society Debutant & Bobby’s fiancée. Another strong personality in Bobby’s life. She expects to get her own way and has a sassy side to her character. A principal singer.

Lank Hawkins male spoken 30 – 45 supporting
Deadwood Nevada’s saloon proprietor with an eye for business and high hopes for restoring the town’s long-gone prosperity. Arrogant about his good looks and business prospects, being the “only eligible man in town” and expects to marry Polly. No dancing required, though he is an integral part of one of the numbers. Some ensemble singing.

Tess female spoken 22 – 32 supporting
The dance director of Zangler’s Follies and Bela Zangler’s unrequited love interest. A no-nonsense, common sense, kind of gal who gets on with the job at hand. Needs to carry off the fact that she is the Dance Director. Ensemble and solo line singing.

Everett Baker male baritone 48 – 60 cameo
Polly’s father. Loveable enough, but lives in the past and doesn’t embrace change. Ensemble and solo line singing.

Eugene Fodor male baritone 40 – 55 cameo
A British traveler (co-founder of the famous Fodor Travel Guides). Stereotypical “jolly hockey sticks” Englishman. No dancing required, but needs to be able to move well. Ensemble and solo line singing.

Patricia Fodor female soprano 32 – 50 cameo
A British traveler and Eugene Fodor’s sister (founder of the famous Fodor Travel Guides) and a classic Englishwoman. No dancing required, but needs to be able to move. Ensemble and solo line singing.

Mingo, Moose & Sam male trio 18 – 35 cameo
A singing trio of cowboys. Laid back to the point of being lazy. Dancing required, but the ability to move wouldn’t go astray. These guys are principal singers that need to harmonize well with each other.

Patsy female 18 – 32 cameo
One of the Follies Showgirls. Loveable, and blissfully naïve. Being one of the Follies Girls, she needs to be a good dancer. Ensemble singing with solo lines.

Mitzi female 18 – 32 cameo
One of the Follies Showgirls. A very strong tap & jazz dancer. Ensemble singing

Follies Dancers
There are several roles for dancer/singers as part of Zangler’s Follies Girls as well as some other cameo roles. Strong dancers – particularly with tap & jazz

Male Ensemble
There are several other cameo roles for men of various ages that double as cowboys and New Yorkers. We will also be looking for men that are confident with performing stage fighting and pratfalls as well as strong male dancers including tappers. Ensemble singing

Please do not submit your resume and headshot for this audition unless you are available for the entire contract. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Payment: Other

Casting call in Richmond BC

City or Location of call: Gateway Theatre 6500 Gilbert Road Richmond BC V7C 3V4
Please submit to: by 2014-05-20

This casting notice was posted by: Dawn Ewen Gateway Theatre Artistic Associate

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