Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New York Stage Casting Update: Feb 17th

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(NEW) Ruthless! The Musical

AUDITION DATES: Sunday March 6th 2011 @ 5:30pm & Monday March 7th 2011 @ 7:00pm (Girls auditioning for the role of Tina will be auditioned first.) CALL-BACKS: Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. (if necessary). DOVER LITTLE THEATRE, 69 Elliott, St, Dover, NJ 07802 (973) 328 9202. www.doverlittletheatre.org. An audition pianist will be provided. No recorded accompaniment for the singing portion of the audition please. Reading will be from the script, a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue is welcome but not necessary. Children auditioning for Tina should prepare a short tap combination, and bring taped accompaniment on a cassette or CD. We will have a boom box available. All auditionees should be prepared to do some cold reading from the script. There is no dancing required for the initial audition, except for the role of Tina. For the audition, please bring sheet music in the appropriate key for one uptempo musical theatre standard, in the style of (Gypsy, Mame, Hello Dolly, Annie etc.) Please do not bring music from this show.

DOVER LITTLE THEATRE is holding auditions for Ruthless! The Musical. Book & Lyrics by Joal Paley. Music by Marvin Laird. Director: Tom Blewitt. Musical Director: Sue Chandler. Choreographer: Desiree Caro. PERFORMANCES: May 7th thru May 21st 2011 Friday & Saturday Evenings @ 8:00pm (Sunday performances are at 2:00 p.m) Please note that everyone cast in this show MUST be available for every performance. ABOUT THE SHOW: This is a very funny, fast-paced, and wickedly twisted musical comedy with 8 distinct female roles. There is no “ensemble”. With the exception of the non-singing role of Miss Block, all the characters have solo songs. PLEASE NOTE: We are looking to cast a male performer in the role of Sylvia St. Croix.

Seeking: Tina: an 8-year old “triple threat”, loaded with talent and manipulative to the core, she is sickeningly sweet but underneath, is a remorseless psychopath. She will be required to tap quite proficiently, and should have a strong belt. Ideally, we would like to cast someone between 8-12 years old, but would consider someone older. Range: F# below middle C to E one octave above middle C.

Judy/Ginger: Tina’s mother, approximately 28-40, a simple June Cleaver-type housewife (with similarities to Ellen Greene in Little Shop of Horrors), who is transformed into Ginger, a Norma Desmond-type Broadway diva. Range: F below middle C to B Flat one octave above middle C.

Sylvia St. Croix: The stereotypical “in-your-face” talent manager, who is obsessed with making Tina a star. For this role, we are looking to cast a man in drag. Range: A one octave below middle C to E above middle C (or a woman with Bea Arthur’s vocal quality).

Miss Thorn: A wannabe actress who had to settle for teaching 3rd grade, she is the director of the school play. Her integrity in casting is questionable. Range: E below middle C to B above middle C.

Louise Lerman: The student who beats out Tina for the lead in the school play, she has limited talent and is larger than Tina. Range: Middle C to B Flat above middle C. Lita Encore: Judy’s adoptive mother, a theatre critic with a poison pen, who hates musicals. An Ethel Merman-type with a strong belt. Range: E below middle C to D one octave above middle C.

Eve: Efficient personal assistant to Broadway star, Ginger. She wants Ginger’s life, and copies her every mannerism. May double as Louise. Range: F# below middle C to C above middle C.

Miss Block: A reporter who wants to do a story about Ginger’s past. This is a non-singing role, and may be doubled with Miss Thorn.

Technical & Backstage Volunteers are also needed for this production. please email the director Tom Blewitt at tomsquad73@yahoo.com