Performances:May 20—June 24, 2017
Auditions: Sunday, February 12 @ 10:00
a.m. & Sunday, February 19 @ 10:00 a.m.
Auditioning singer-actor-dancers (ages 16 and up;
should appear at least) to create a strong ensemble. ALL roles open
except Tony. Prepare 16 bars from the song of your choice; bring sheet
music in the proper key; accompanist provided. You may sing from the
score. Be prepared to dance. Readings will be from the script. Callbacks
to be determined. Please bring picture/resume. Stipend of
$25/performance (for those 18 and older/post high school). Rehearsals to
begin in April.
Director: Jeffrey Sanzel
Musical Director: Jeffrey HoffmanChoreographer:
Whitney StoneAssistant Choreographer: Jack Saleeby
Stage Manager: Peter Casdia
Seeking: [All characters have
believable Brooklyn accents.]BOBBY C. Tenor
(Low Bb to A). Plays 18-20, awkward Brooklyn Italian. One of “The Faces”
(Tony’s gang). Insecure and needy. A troubled soul who tries too hard.
Strong mover with a show-stopping pop voice.DOUBLE J.
Baritone (C to F#). Plays 18-25, handsome Brooklyn Italian lady's man.
One of “The Faces” (Tony's gang). Genuinely tough guy, cocky, a criminal
in the making. Strong dancer with a good pop voice.JOEY.
Tenor (E to High A). Plays 18-25, Brooklyn Italian goofball, sees
himself as worldly. One of “The Faces” (Tony’s gang). Strong dancer with
a good pop voice.GUS. Baritone (E to F Sharp).
Plays 18-25, cute Brooklyn Italian. One of “The Faces” (Tony's gang).
Bumbling klutz, a little befuddled. A follower. Strong dancer with good
pop voice.MONTY. Baritone (B to High G). Plays
20’s – 40’s. High-energy DJ at the dance club.
STEPHANIE. Mezzo (Bb to F#). Plays 20, extremely beautiful
Brooklyn Italian. Projects overconfidence and pretension but is really a
simple girl trying to be more than what she came from. Must be genuinely
likable. Killer voice and very strong dancer.ANNETTE.
Alto (Low F to C). Plays 18-20, attractive Brooklyn Italian. Innocent,
insecure, needy; obsessed with Tony. She tries to mask her vulnerability
with toughness. Strong dancer with show-stopping voice.
PAULINE. Alto (Low G to E). Plays 19. Bobby’s sweet and
optimistic ex-girlfriend who is hurt by Bobby’s behavior. Strong singer.
CANDY. Mezzo (Middle C to G). Plays 20’s –
40’s. Nightclub singer. Commanding presence with a killer voice.
Additional Roles (which will possibly double in the
ensemble):FRANK SR. Plays 40’s – 60’s. Tony's
Brooklyn Italian, iron-fisted father who leads with bloated pride in the
face of unemployment.FRANK JR. Plays 25-30.
Tony's brother who is leaving the priesthood. Brooklyn Italian genuine
paternal, spiritual energy.MR. FUSCO. Plays
30’s+. Tony’s boss at the hardware store.JAY.
Plays 20’s – 30’s. Stephanie’s ex-boyfriend. Likable upscale
Manhattan-type. (No Brooklyn accent.)PETE. Any
age. Dance instructor who also runs the dance studio.
FLO. Plays 40’s—60’s. Tony’s traditional, very religious
Brooklyn-Italian mother.A strong
ENSEMBLE of singer-dancers (late teens to 30’s) who populate the
Brooklyn world of 1977 and, most specifically, that of the club 2001