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AUDITIONS

Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY

Experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age with all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline. “Talkies” are replacing silent movies and things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen. You remember Gene Kelly splashing his way through the famous MGM film – but have you seen it live? Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, this show is guaranteed to make a big splash! And yes, it really will rain onstage!

Director – Will Gelinas

Music Director – Diane Cushing

Choreographer – Nicole Couture Skorb

CAST REQUIREMENTS – looking for a large cast of up to 30 (ages 16 and up); tap ability required for key roles and dance ensemble

(Please review character descriptions below).

Where: Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
When:  Monday May 20 @ 7PM and Tuesday, May 21 @ 7PM; Callbacks if needed: Wednesday, May 22 @ 7PM

For the auditions all should:

  1. Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability preferably from the show (score will be available). Sheet music required if you decide to do a song not from the show. An accompanist will be provided.
  2. Wear comfortable clothing for a dance audition.
  3. Bring tap shoes if interested in lead roles or dance ensemble – SEE INFO ON PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOP BELOW

Performance Dates:  August 9, 10, 16, 17 @ 8PM, August 18 @ 2 PM

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Primary days Sundays 6-9pm; Mondays and Wednesdays 7-10pm. There will be double rehearsals on some Sundays as we get closer to performances. A calendar will be available at the auditions to review and compare with your personal calendar to define possible conflicts.

CASTING INFORMATION

(Ages are approximate – performers must be able to “play” within the age range)

Zelda Zanders: A flapper socialite and actress on her ninth marriage, she is Lina’s friend and confidante. Age: 30 to 40

 F. Simpson: A successful, magnanimous, film producer. He leads the other characters in creating a new movie musical. Age: 50 to 65

Roscoe Dexter: A famous film director with theatrical mannerisms and tendencies. Frequently frazzled and works with Lina and Don. Age: 30 to 50.

*Cosmo Brown: A wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films. Don’s best friend and dance partner. Age: 25 to 45. Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom C3. MUST BE ABLE TO TAP.

Lina Lamont: A slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly unpleasant voice. She is Don’s regular co-star. Age 30 – 50; Vocal range top: Eb5; Vocal range bottom: C4.

*Don Lockwood: A suave Hollywood actor and dancer. Cosmo’s best friend and Lina’s regular co-star. Age: 25 – 45; Vocal range top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: G2; MUST BE ABLE TO TAP

Rod: An excitable film agent bordering on manic. He works for Simpson. Age: 25 – 45

*Kathy Selden: An earnest, talented actress with wit and charm. She falls in love with Don and performs as Lina’s speaking and singing voice. Age: 20 – 30. Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: G3; MUST BE ABLE TO TAP

Production Singer: The lead tenor in Monumental Pictures’ first movie musical. Age 25 – 40; Vocal rage top: Ab4; Vocal range bottom: Db3

Miss Dinsmore: Lina’s vocal coach. She is the “mother hen” type with caring affection for the younger performers. Age 40 – 55.

Ensemble: Movie Stars, Film Crew, Actors; dance ensemble MUST BE ABLE TO TAP

*PRE-CASTING FOR KEY ROLES

The roles of Don Lockwood, Cosmo Brown and Kathy Selden have been cast.

 For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

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TAPPIN’ IN THE RAIN

PRE-AUDITION TAP CLASS

Thinking about auditioning for Theatre at the Mount’s production of Singin’ in the Rain but nervous about the tap audition?

Join choreographer Nicole Couture Skorb for a 3-hour pre-audition prep.

You will….

  • Learn basic tap skills
  • Learn the actual tap audition combination that will be part of the Singin’ in the Rain auditions (allows you lots of time to polish your performance before auditions!)

 

2 SESSIONS – only 20 spots in each session (ages 16 and up)

Monday, April 22 @ 7PM or Wednesday, April 24 @ 7PM

Registration Fee is just $10.00

We expect these to fill up quickly – register online now at

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

We are a true community theatre! All Theatre at the Mount auditions are open to anyone, regardless of previous theatre experience.