Show: THE WEDDING SINGER
Theater: Newtown Arts Company
Theater Website: http://www.newtownartscompany.com/
Theater Phone: (215) 860-7058
Start date of auditions: 10/26/2019
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD:
Saturday, October 26th from 10:00am-2:00pm and
Sunday, October 27th from 1:00pm-4:00pm
Reserve your AUDITION SPACE HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49aaad23a5ff2-auditions3
Location: Crossing Community Church, 80 Lower Silver Lake Rd, Newtown PA 18940
Callbacks will be held Thursday, November 7, by invitation at a different location
Performances are Thursday, April 23 through Wednesday, April 29 (no performance Monday, April 27)
Cast meet and greet and costume measurements will be Thursday, November 14th (location TBD.) REHEARSALS WON’T START UNTIL JANUARY and will likely take place on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday afternoons If you foresee having multiple schedule conflicts, we kindly ask that you reconsider auditioning for this production.
Please note: all roles are nonpaid, non-equity.
~Sign up for a time slot. Appointments preferred, but we may be able to accommodate walk-ups. If you are interested in auditioning but can’t make these times please contact us at tickets@NewtownArtsCompany.com, as other accommodations may be made.
~Complete the audition form from our website in advance and bring it with you. (Make sure to include schedule conflicts!): https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ad293c7be-2063-4414-bd1e-9958f1ad92ca
~Bring a head shot or recent photo, and a resume (if you have one)
~Prepare to sing 16-32 measures of a Broadway song that demonstrates vocal ability. Please bring your own sheet music. We will have an accompanist.
~You may be asked to dance, be sure to have comfortable clothes. Women please bring character shoes and sneakers. Men please bring sneakers.
We also welcome those who may be interested in joining our production team. If you or someone you know has skills or interests in stage crew, sound, lights, costumes, set building etc., let us know. We will train!
For questions, please contact us at: tickets@NewtownArtsCompany.com or 215-860-7058.
All roles are open and some actors may be cast in multiple roles.
ROBBIE HART – Rock Tenor, Vocal Range: B3-C6, Age Range 18-30. Strong singer. Ability to play guitar a plus. Great comedic timing. Basic movement. A musician and lead singer for a trio that plays for weddings. In love with love until Linda leaves him at the altar and breaks his heart. Very charismatic, yet insecure, with a “puppy dog” appeal.
SAMMY – Baritone, Vocal Range: C4 – A5, Age Range 20-30. Singer, ability to play bass a plus. Basic movement. Robbie’s friend and bassist for the trio, not terribly bright but means well and is supportive. Sammy is a typical man’s man, rock star wannabe, but beneath his pretending to love being a bachelor he is actually in love with Holly.
GEORGE – Baritone, Vocal Range: C4 – A5 (strong falsetto), Age Range 20-30. Strong character singer who can rap and has good falsetto. Plays keyboard for the trio. Boy George type. He is sensitive and somewhat flamboyant. The foil to Sammy’s super guy attitude.
JULIA SULLIVAN – Soprano, Vocal Range: G3 – F5, Age Range 18-30. Strong singer, with movement ability. She is a waitress who longs to be married and live the perfect married life. The pretty “girl next door” in looks and personality. Engaged to Glen but falls in love with Robbie and is conflicted as to who to choose. Empathetic, caring, and brave.
HOLLY – Pop belt, Vocal Range: A3 – E5, Age Range 25-35 A unique voice with a strong belt. Must be a strong actor with comedic timing and movement ability. Julia’s cousin. Promiscuous and always up for a good time. Wants to be loved and is looking for romantic fulfillment in all the wrong places. She is in love with Sammy.
GLEN GUGLIA – Baritone, Vocal Range: D4 – B5, Age Range 30-40. Strong acting, singing and movement. Julia’s fiancé?. A Wall Street broker. He is rich, shallow, and materialistic. Constantly tries to buy Julia’s love with money. He is a bit of a womanizer.
ROSIE – Mezzo Soprano that can rap, Vocal Range: C4 – C5, Age Range 40+. Must have great comic timing and a singing voice that suits both classic musical theatre and rap. Basic movement. Robbie’s grandmother who raised him. Motherly but adventurous and always trying to remain “hip” despite her age.
LINDA – Rock belt, Vocal Range: A3 – D5, Age Range 20-30. Strong belt voice and movement. Robbie’s fiancé? who leaves him at the altar. Keeps Robbie around as a back-up plan. Is more in love with the idea of Robbie being a rock star than she actually is with Robbie.
Supporting (Ages 18+)
Ensemble to portray various roles including guests at weddings, office workers, Vegas impersonators, mall patrons, etc.
Director: Hilary Appel
Assistant Director: Chrissy Breeman
Music Director: Susan den Outer
Producer: Lisa Reiser
Assistant Producers: Beth Seffrin, Melissa Victor, Cheryl Young
Choreographer: Joy Woffindin
Costume Designer: Ruth Schanbacher