Columbus Ohio Theater “Yank” – Paid Principal Roles

02/10/2015

Evolution Theatre Company in Columbus announces auditions for YANK!

ALL ROLES ARE PAID!

YANK! (Musical Serio-Comedy)

Music by Joseph Zellnik, Book & Lyrics by David Zellnik
Performances: May 27 – June 6, 2015

Directed by Jimmy Bohr
Musical direction by Michael Medvidik
Choreography by Edward Carignan

Yank! is a love song to Hollywood’s “it takes one of every kind” platoon flicks and to 1940’s Broadway. It’s the kind of old-fashioned musical that makes you feel as if you’re watching an amalgam of World War II movies and listening to some old long playing records of swing music by the Glenn Miller band and the Andrew sisters. Thus, if all the characters seem a little like stereotypes of the G.I. Joes who were thrown together in a war fought by an across-the-board draft rather than a volunteer service corps, that’s part of this show’s charm and intent. It’s a memory piece triggered by a diary found in a junk shop. It’s a typically bittersweet wartime love story, except that it’s Stu and not a girl who falls in love with Mitch who epitomizes the tall, dark and handsome leading men of this period.

CAST BREAKDOWN:

Mitch – 20-30s, Baritone.
Classic Leading Man with strong, legit singing voice. The soldier that everyone looks up to. He eventually becomes Stu’s lover.

Louise/all female roles versatile actress, 20 – 30?s
Torchy, smokey blues singer. Plays all the women in the show, some speaking but mostly sung. Strong Singer/Dancer

Tennesee – 20?s, Bari-Tenor.
Southern guy with capability of violence. Strong singer/dancer 20s

Czechowski – 20-early 30s. Baritone.
Lovable dockworker from Brooklyn who’s everybody’s best friend. Strong singer/dancer.

Rotelli – 20s. Baritone.
Comedic fellow and immigrant soldier from Sicily Strong singer/dancer.

Professor – 20?s.
Recruit from Boston (accent preferred), smart. Strong singer/dancer

Cohen – 20s. Bari-Tenor.
Scrappy and sweet Jewish kid who wants to kill Nazis. Strong singer/dancer.

Sarge – 40?s.
Cussing, spitting Task Master Sargent of the platoon Non singing

Artie Goldberg – 30s, Baritone.
A dapper, very sexual guy. Tenor. Must be proficient in tap

Ensemble Men – 20’s -late 30’s to play various roles. Strong Actor/Singer/Dancer

PLEASE NOTE: the roles of Mitch, Tennessee, Cohen, Czech, Rotelli and Professor may require brief nudity.

Yank Musical Columbus, Ohio

Please prepare 16-32 bars in the style of Rogers and Hammerstein along with a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue

Sunday February 22 1-5 PM
Monday February 23 7-10 PM

Go to www.yankauditionform.weebly.com to sign up for an audition.

Auditions and callbacks will be held at:
CPAC – Columbus Performing Arts Center
549 Franklin Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215

FREE parking on street or in lot across



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