WARNER THEATRE Main Stage Production
Director/Choreographer – Sheila Waters Fucci
Music Director – Dan Ringuette
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 7:00pm (by appointment)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:00pm (by appointment)
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2:00pm
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:00pm
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 2:00pm
All roles are open to audition. We are seeking an ensemble of 30-40 performers for this high-spirited, toe-tapping production. There are 7 principal roles available (3 women/4 Men) as well as numerous featured supporting roles and a large singing, dancing ensemble including tap. Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized Broadway-style musical selection that showcases their vocal range. It is preferred to not use music fromAnything Goesfor your audition.
Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed. Auditioners will also be asked to read from the script and perform a dance combination that will be taught at the audition. Please bring tap shoes if you have them.
Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. There will be one midweek rehearsal on Thursday, May 9th.
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment. An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointmen
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications that ensue intrigue every audience and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES.
The S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carries an unusual group of passengers. Included amongst them are a gangster (Moonface Martin), a wealthy debutante and her mother (Hope and Evangeline Harcourt), a nightclub singer (Reno Sweeny), and a wealthy New York businessman and his stowaway assistant (Elisha Witney and Billy Crocker). It turns out that Hope is Billy's long-lost love. Unfortunately, she is now engaged to a wealthy Englishman, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. After a series of comedic happenings, Billy manages to win back Hope. Meanwhile, Billy's friend, Reno, manages to seduce and win Lord Evelyn. All this happens while Moonface Martin attempts to escape the law and Hope's mother strives to maintain her social status.
Terrific Cole Porter songs includeIt's De-Lovely, Friendship, I Get A Kick Out Of You, All Through The Night, Anything Goes, You're The Top and Blow, Gabriel, Blow, Take Me Back To ManhattanandLet's Misbehave.It's a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!
Reno Sweeney: A sexy and charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist who is in love with Billy.(Mezzo/Age Range 30–50)
Hope Harcourt: A wealthy and beautiful heiress.(Soprano/Age Range 20 – 35)
Billy Crocker:Elisha's kind but inefficient general manager who is in love with Hope.(Tenor/Age Range 21-35)
Bonnie Latour: Moonface Martin's attractive but not-so-bright girlfriend. (Mezzo/Age Range 21-40)
Mrs. Wadsworth T. Harcourt:Hope's mother who is mainly concerned with social status and money. She wants Hope to marry rich.(Spoken/Age Range 45-60)
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh:Hope's nerdy and aristocratic English fiancé.(Baritone/Age Range 30-50)
Elisha Witney: An extremely near-sighted business tycoon and drunk.(Spoken/Age Range 45 – 65)
Moonface Martin:A gruff but lovable gangster who is wanted by the police.(Tenor/Age Range 30-60)
ANGELS (4); Reno’s backup singers(Age Range 20-35)
Purser: The Captain's lackey.(Spoken/Age 28-42)
Captain: A military man who is in charge of the S.S. American.(Spoken/Age Range 45 – 65)
Luke and John:Two mischievous Chinese heathens who happen to be exceptional card players.(Spoken/Age Range 24 – 36)
Ling: A chinese convert and reformed gambler(Spoken/Age Range 20 – 55)
Ching: A chinese convert and reformed gambler (Spoken/Age Range 20 – 55)
DANCE HALL CHORUS LINE: High-stepping, tap dancers