Audition Notice: Singin' in the Rain - Conejo Players Theatre

Based on the MGM film
Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International
Directed and Choreographed by Miriam Durrie-Kirsch
Produced by Christy Miller
Music Director - John  Gaston

Audition Dates & Times: 

Sunday, Monday & Tuesday; Jan 15th through Jan 17th at 7:00 PM

Audition Location: 

Conejo Players Theatre
351 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361-1008

Performance Dates: 

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
March16th through April 14th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening

Audition Requirements: 

Please bring a resume and a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. (A detailed rehearsal schedule will be posted at the auditions). Special Requirements:  Please prepare 16 bars or a one-minute song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in your key, an accompanist will be provided. You may also use a CD as long as the track is cut to the correct section of the song and there are no vocals. Bring tap shoes if you have them.  Be prepared to dance, bring comfortable clothes and shoes. You may be asked to read from the script. No appointment necessary. Open Call Auditions. There is NO PAY.

Plot Summary: 

1920's Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted, with each unforgettable scene present and accounted for, including the show stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! 

For More Information: 

If you need additional information, please contact Christy Miller at Christy@socialknit.com

Character Breakdown: 

Don Lockwood: 25-30s (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Leading Man. Charming, witty, Hollywood Dancer - especially tap).

Young Don: 9-12 (Tapper, Singer).
 
Kathy Selden: 19-28 (Actress, Singer, Dancer) Young, upcoming actress. Strong willed, smart. Don Lockwood’s love interest. (Singer - Mezzo with mixed belt to C and legit to E, Dancer - strong tap
 
Cosmo Brown: 25-30s (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Don’s wacky best friend and film studio’s head musician. (Actor - strong comedic timing, Singer - Tenor to Ab, Dancer - especially tap, pianist a plus).
 
Young Cosmo: 9-12 (Tapper, Singer).
 
Lina Lamont: 25-40 (Actress, Singer) Glamorous silent screen film actress with a brash and obnoxious personality and a high-pitched, nasal voice. (Actress with comedic timing, Singer - Character Voice, Mezzo or Soprano to Eb).
 
R.F. Simpson:  40+ (Actor) Louis B. Mayer type. Head of the film studio.
 
Roscoe Dexter: 40+ (Actor) High strung, frustrated director. Comedic timing.
 
Dora Bailey: 40+ (Actress) Hedda Hopper type. Over-exaggerated, bubbly columnist and radio personality.
 
Miss Dinsmore: (Actress) Lina’s diction coach.
 
Male Diction Coach/Man on Screen: (Actor) Over-enunciating diction coach.
 
The following parts will double in the ensemble – Note: Tap dancing is a plus, all must sing. All vocal ranges needed, choral singing experience is a plus.
 
Rod: PR guy for the studio.
Zelda Zanders: Young starlet. Lina’s best pal. A gossip.
Olga Mar: Exotic star dressed in Spider gown.
Mary Margaret: Mary Pickford type. Dating a sugar daddy.
Sid Phillips: Flamboyant Director of musicals.
Man in Production: Golden tenor, sparkling charisma. Soloist in big musical, (Lyric tenor to Ab).
 
Additional Ensemble Roles: Lady-In-Waiting, Villain, Policeman, Butler, First Director, Second Director, Third Director, Wardrobe Mistress, Hairdresser, Sound Engineer