What: Auditions for My Fair Lady, Lerner & Loewe’s Tony Award-winning, critically-acclaimed musical
Who: Actors, singers and dancers 14-years-old and up at all levels of experience for a range of lead and secondary roles and ensemble are invited to audition. Presented by Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre, the region’s six-time International Music & Entertainment Association Award-winning theater company. Directed by Barrymore Award-nominated director/choreographer Stephen Casey. Show dates in late March/early April.
When: Auditions on Tuesday, November 27 & Wednesday, November 28 starting at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Neshaminy High School, 2001 Old Lincoln Hwy., Langhorne, PA
No appointments needed. Come prepared to sing a song of your choice and to learn and then perform a short dance routine in a group
(Langhorne, PA) Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre seeks actors, dancers and singers of all levels of experience, ages 14 and up, for its 63rd annual musical production, My Fair Lady. Auditions will be held Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Neshaminy High School, 2001 Old Lincoln Highway in Langhorne. The production will be directed and choreographed by Barrymore Award-nominated director/choreographer Stephen Casey and performed on March 29, 30, and 31 and April 5 and 6, 2019 at the high school.
My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The musical follows Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl in London who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a lady. The original Broadway and London productions starred Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. The musical’s 1956 Broadway production was a critical and popular success winning six Tony Awards. It set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It was followed by a hit London production, the popular 1964 film version, and many revivals including the currently successful run on Broadway. My Fair Lady has been called “the perfect musical.”
Lead roles include Eliza Doolittle, Henry Higgins, Colonel Hugh Pickering, and Alfred P. Doolittle, as well as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Pearce, the housekeeper, several secondary roles, and a featured quartet. The show has nine ensemble and full company song and dance numbers.
Those auditioning are requested to come prepared to sing a short excerpt of a song from any show or genre, be prepared to learn and perform a short dance/stage movement routine in small groups, and possibly to read an excerpt of the script. Individuals are asked to bring sheet music for the song they will sing for the accompanist, sing a song for which the accompanist may have the music, or sing a cappella. Auditions are done in the order individuals sign in. Call backs for those being considered for lead roles will take place the evening of Thursday, November 29.
Previous casts have included individuals who have performed professionally along with those who have their first performance experience with the Theatre. Participants come from throughout the Delaware Valley. All cast and crew are volunteers. Neshaminy Valley has received national recognition for its annual productions including 32 nominations and six wins from the International Music & Entertainment Awards.
Performances are scheduled for March 29, 30, and 31 and April 5 and 6, 2019 at Neshaminy High School’s auditorium. Those cast in the show should be prepared to attend rehearsals up to three evenings a week, usually held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting in early January, with some weekend dates closer to the opening of the production.
Stephen Casey, who will direct and choreograph the show, has received three nominations for Philadelphia’s Barrymore Awards and has directed or choreographed productions for Bristol Riverside Theatre, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Bucks County Playhouse, Montgomery Theatre, and Arizona Broadway Theater, as well as ten prior productions with Neshaminy Valley including Anything Goes, Oklahoma, Curtains, Guys and Dolls, and Young Frankenstein.
Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre is also looking for set builders, painters, stage crew including lighting and sound, as well as volunteers to work on marketing, ticketing, and other administrative tasks.
The Theatre was founded in 1956 as a not-for-profit, scholarship grant organization and has awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to talented local high school seniors who plan to pursue their education in the fine or performing arts.
For more information visit nvmt.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 267-733-8876.
Theater/Organization Neshaminy Valley Music Theater
Theater/Organization Website: https://nvmt.org
Theater/Organization Address: P.O. Box 131 Langhorne, Pennsylvania 19047 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (215) 860-1584