1940’s Radio Hour, FORGE THEATRE, 09/10/2017

Show: 1940’s Radio Hour
Theater Website: http://www.forgetheatre.org
Theater Phone: (610) 935-1920

Start date of auditions: 09/10/2017

Auditions for The 1940’s Radio Hour will be held at the Forge Theatre, 241 First Avenue, Phoenixville, PA, on Sunday, September 10, at 7pm and Tuesday, September 12, at 7pm. Auditions will consist of singing a prepared song (preferably with a 1940’s, or standard feel) and movement, and cold readings from the script.

Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings at 7pm. Show Dates: January 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20 and 21*.
*Denotes 2pm matinees. Please note, in case of bad weather, we could possibly add two performances on January 26 and 27th.

Roles for this show include the following and are subject to change by the director depending on turnout and the ability to fully cast this show:

Men’s roles (10 roles*)

Pop’s Bailey – 60 ish, Stage Doorman, non-singing role
*Stanley – Handyman/Stage Person, *this non-singing role can be female
Clifton Feddington – 30 to 40’s, Band Leader, announcer
Zoot Doubleman – 45 to 50′ ish – Tired, Bandleader
Wally Fergusson – young, hopeful, delivery person
Lou Cohn – 35 to 40’s – Big Shot, obnoxious wants to be stage manager
Johnny Cantone – Featured vocalist, drinker, suave
B.J. Gibson – preppy, young Yale student, dating Connie
Neal Tilden – comic, cab driver, always in everyone’s business
Biff Baker – Young, baby-faced, horn player, going off to war

Women’s roles (4 roles)

Ginger Brooks – 25 to 35’ish, Betty Boop type character, Pin Up Type
Connie Miller – 17 to 21’ish, Drinks Cokes, swoons for Johnny, Little Judy Garland like
Ann Collier – 30 to 45’ish, Secretary, sweet, Doris Day type, dates Johnny
Geneva Lee Browne – soulful singer, like an Ella Fitzgerald

Ages for many of these characters are approximate so please do not rely on the ages given for some of the characters noted. Songs that are in the show include: Strike Up the Band, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B, I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good, You Go to My Head, Blue Moon, Old Black Magic, Our Love Is Here to Stay and I’ll Be Seeing You.

For those of you who do not know the show, the Forge Theatre will be having a Script in Hand event to showcase our upcoming shows for next season on Friday, August 11, 7:30pm, at the theatre. The 1940’s Radio Show will be included. While this is not a pre-audition, it will help you become more familiar with the show, if you are unaware of the script and the music in the show.

The 1940’s Radio Hour is being directed by Greg Morton and produced by Keith Chamberlain/Pam Taylor with music direction by Denise Wisneski and choreography by Gail Oldfield.

Questions can be directed to the director, Greg Morton at greggymorton2002@gmail.com or a cell number of 917-913-2619.

Thanks, and looking forward to see you all at the auditions!

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts and administrative abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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