Theater Auditions in Chicago, Illinois for “Grease” Musical

08/01/2022

Grease – the musical

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Theater

DIRECTOR: LAUREN KATZ * MUSIC DIRECTOR: SAMANTHA ELLIOTT *
CO-ASSISTANT DIRECTORS AND CO-CHOREOGRAPHERS: NIKKI DIZON * CHRISTINA PACINI

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
Auditions by Appointment – to schedule your appointment: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/hiyuw
Dates/Times: Monday, August 15, 7 PM & Tuesday, August 16, 6:00 PM;
Call-backs Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 PM

PLACE: Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Avenue, Oak Lawn, IL

AT THE AUDITIONS: Please come prepared to sing 16 to 32 bars of a song of your choice in the style of the show. It does not need to be a song from the show. The song should show off your range & style. Please provide sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. There will also be a simple dance audition, so dress appropriately and wear appropriate shoes. Bring headshot and resume if available. Please be prepared to provide any prior conflicts/commitments you may have from August 23 through performance weekend (October 23, 2022). Thank you!
Minimum actor age is 16.
Masking will be required at the auditions. Cast members are required to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 + at least one booster.
The Beverly Theatre Guild is committed to diversity in casting. All adult ages and types are invited.
Appropriate Covid-19 rules will be in force for the auditions, rehearsals, and performances.

Roles to be cast:

DANNY ZUKO: Male, High School Teen (Range: tenor, D4–B5)
The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, High School Teen (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5)
New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

BETTY RIZZO: Female, High School Teen (Range:Alto A3–C5)
Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable.

FRENCHY: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3–D5)
A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

MARTY: Female, High School Teen (Range Alto, C4–C5)
The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

JAN: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3-C5)
Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

DOODY: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

KENICKIE: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, C4–F5)
The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

SONNY LATIERRI: Male, High School Teen (Range: baritone, G3–A5)
A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer

ROGER: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

VINCE FONTAINE: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, C4–C5)
The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, A3–E5)
The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

JOHNNY CASINO: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, G4-E5)
All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

MISS LYNCH: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)
A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher.

PATTY SIMCOX: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, D4-A4)
A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

TEEN ANGEL: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, E4–F5)
Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

THE PINK LADIES: Ensemble (SATB)
The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

THE BURGER PALACE BOYS: Ensemble (SATB)
A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.

Radio Voice: Male, Age Flexible (Rage: Tenor, A3–C5)
A Radio Voice

REHEARSALS: For the most part, until tech week, rehearsals will be
Sundays 1:00 to 5:00pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00 to 10:00pm, at Salem Church.
There may be added day/evening rehearsals if needed. Subject to change based on cast availability.

PRODUCTION DATES: Friday, October 21, 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 22, 7:30 pm, Sunday, October 23, 2:00pm
Also, some of the cast may be performing in the Beverly Art Walk on September 17

QUESTIONS: Please email: btg.grease@gmail.com. You will receive a reply as soon as possible.

BTG is a not-for-profit community theatre company & most of our production staff & all actors are volunteers. We encourage actors who have been on our stage & actors who have never worked with us to join us in bringing the experience of live theatre to the southwest side. Please join us & we look forward to seeing you at auditions!!!

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Chicago, Illinois
Please submit to: btg.grease@gmail.com by 2022-08-16
Please bring headshot & resume to your Audition by Appointment – full details and to schedule your appointment: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/hiyuw

This casting notice was posted by: Beverly Theatre Guild of Chicago

 



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