PVPA Professional Auditions

 


“42nd Street” AUDITION NOTICE
Palos Verdes Performing Arts announces casting for “42nd Street,” the classic fable of Broadway.

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER – CHRISTINE NEGHERBON

MUSIC DIRECTOR – RYAN O’CONNELL

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER – KEENON HOOKS

PRODUCER - CHRIS GILBERT

NON – UNION REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, APRIL 2.
AEA REHEARSALS BEGIN MONDAY, APRIL 9.


Rehearsals are Mondays-Thursdays, 3pm-11pm, Saturdays 10am-6pm, Sundays, 1:30pm-9:30pm
OPEN: APRIL 27, CLOSE: MAY 13 - 11 total performances


THE ROLE OF ANDY LEE HAS BEEN CAST. ALL OTHER ROLES ARE OPEN. THE ROLES OF PEGGY, JULIAN, BILLY, DOROTHY, BERT, MAGGIE, ABNER, AND PAT MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR EQUITY (UP TO 3 CONTRACTS).  ALL OTHERS FOR NON-UNION CONTRACTS.

PAY:  AEA GUEST ARTIST TIER 3: $568/week             Non-Union: $1000 flat fee

AUDITIONS:

MONDAY, February 19 (Singing)
10am – 3:30pm - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 (Singing)
10am – 2 pm – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

**TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20   DANCE CALL**

***730pm – 1030pm ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN ENSEMBLE AND BILLY, PEGGY, ANNIE, PHYLLIS, LORRAINE MUST ATTEND***


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22 (Singing)
10am – 3:30pm – BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

CALLBACKS BY INVITATION ONLY FRIDAY, February 23, 10am – 4pm

AUDITIONS TO BE HELD AT THE NORRIS PAVILION:  
501 INDIAN PEAK ROAD, ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA 90274
The Norris Pavilion Building is next to the fire station. 

Parking is across the street in mall parking structure. It is FREE.

PLEASE PREPARE:

30-45 seconds of uptempo and 30-45 seconds of a ballad in the style of the show. Bring picture, resume and sheet music in your own key. Accompanist provided. No recorded music or a capella. You may sing from the score.

DANCE CALL:  is for all those interested in Peggy, Billy, Annie, Phyllis, Lorraine, and Ensemble, and they should bring tap shoes and dance shoes and wear comfortable clothes.

To make an appointment please use the following link: http://castingmanager.com/audition/info/1Y4nZtj6sbt88hX

Sign in, or create your own account, and make your appointment. 
Call 310-544-0403 ext 263 with questions.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Peggy Sawyer (Lead): ALL ETHNICITIES Female, 20-29 Extraordinary tap dancer who can sing like a Broadway leading lady and play the ingenue: mezzo/belt
  
Julian Marsh (Lead): ALL ETHNICITIES Male 40-59   Powerful, charismatic, a successful Broadway director.  Baritone to Ab

Dorothy Brock (Lead): ALL ETHNICITIES Female 40-49   A genuine star, elegant, now fading a bit. Move well, comic timing needed Low alto to low Eb.

Billy Lawlor (Lead): ALL ETHNICITIES Male, 20-29 Extraordinary tap dancer who can sing beautifully and believably play the “juvenile lead.”  Tenor

Maggie Jones (Supporting): ALL ETHNICITIES Female, 40-49 Half of a writing duo. Sing and move well, comic timing a must, warm and charming. Character alto

Bert Barry (Supporting): ALL ETHNICITIES Male, 40-49 Half of a writing duo. Sing and move well, comic timing a must, vaudeville flair. Character baritone

Abner Dillon (Supporting): ALL ETHNICITIES Male 40-65 Sugar Daddy, Texan, big presence.

Pat Denning (Supporting): ALL ETHNICITIES Male 30-50 Dorothy’s former vaudeville partner and love interest, leading man

Oscar (supporting): ALL ETHNICITIES Male any age - Piano Accompanist for “Pretty Lady”; piano playing a plus

Anytime Annie (supporting): ALL ETHNICITIES Female 25-35

Phyllis (featured): ALL ETHNICITIES Female 25-35

Lorraine: (featured): ALL ETHNICITIES Female 25-35

Women’s Ensemble: ALL ETHNICITIES   Must be very strong tappers who sing very well.  The roles of Gladys, Diane, and Ethel will come from the ensemble.
 
Men’s Ensemble:  ALL ETHNICITIES   Must be very strong tappers who sing very well. The roles of Mac, Doc, Thugs, etc. will come from the ensemble, as will the Thief (non-speaking), a lithe-Fosse-esque character in the ballet.
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES BELOW: PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
Other Important dates:

Saturday, April 21, 11am-7  (Sitzprobe 11am-3pm)

Sunday, April 22, 12pm-12am (10 out of 12)

Monday, April 23 OFF

Tuesday, April 24, 3pm – 11pm all

Wednesday, April 25, 3pm-11pm all   Dress rehearsal with orchestra 8pm

Thursday, April 26, 3pm-11pm all   Final Dress rehearsal with orchestra 8pm

Friday, April 27, 1-6pm (as needed) 7:30 half hour call 8pm PERFORMANCE

Saturday, April 28, 730 half hour  8pm PERFORMANCE

Sunday, April 29,  130 half hour  2pm PERFORMANCE

Friday, May 4, 3pm-6 Brushup Rehearsal 7:30 half hour  8pm PERFORMANCE

Saturday, May 5, 130 half hour  2pm PERFORMANCE

Saturday, May 5, 730 half hour  8pm PERFORMANCE

Sunday, May 6, 130 half hour  2pm PERFORMANCE

Friday, May 11, 3-6pm Brushup Rehearsal 7:30 half hour  8pm PERFORMANCE

Saturday, May 12, 130 half hour  2pm PERFORMANCE

Saturday, May 12, 730 half hour  8pm PERFORMANCE

Sunday, May 13, 130 half hour,  2pm PERFORMANCE