Audition Announcements

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for ages 16 and up for 42ND STREET on Saturday January 5, 2019 at 2 PM at the theatre located at 2 East Main Street, Smithtown.

Please prepare appropriate song material in the style of the show. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided for you. Please bring headshot and resume.

A dance call and callback session will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM. You will only be contacted if needed for a dance call, callbacks, or if you are cast in the show. Please do not call the theater.

Performances are July 6 through August 18, 2019 – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, as well as Sunday matinees. All those cast must be available for select weekday matinee performances – Thursday July 18 at 2 PM and Thursday August 8 at 2 PM.

Rehearsals will begin on Tuesday, May 28, and will be most Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings as well as some weekends. Per show stipends are available for all performers 18+.

Additional inquiries may be sent to Jordan.hue@gmail.com. Again, DO NOT CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE – They do not have any other information than what is posted here.

Creative Team:

Directors – Ryan Nolin and Jordan Hue
Choreographer – Ryan Nolin
Musical Director – Melissa Coyle

Character Breakdown:

Peggy Sawyer: Lead. Soprano. Intense dancing. She is a triple threat. Plays 21 years old. Intense dancing.

Julian Marsh: Lead. Baitone. Broadway show director. Plays 40s-50s. Minimal dancing.

Dorothy Brock: Supporting. Plays late 30s – 40s. ALTO. Moderate dancing. An established Broadway star. She appears to be an inferior dancer.

Billy Lawlor: Supporting. Leading man of “Pretty Lady”. Tenor. Intense dancing.

Maggie Jones: Supporting. Alto. Co-author of “Pretty Lady” the show within the show. Light dancing.

Ann Reilly “Anytime Annie”: Supporting. Soprano/alto. Intense dancing.

Phyllis Dale: Chorus girl. Soprano/alto. Intense dancing

Lorraine Flemming: Chorus girl. Soprano/alto. Intense dancing

Gladys: Chorus girl; non-speaking. Soprano/alto. Intense dancing

Diane Lorimer: Chorus girl. Soprano/alto. Intense dancing

Ethel: Chorus girl. Soprano/alto. Intense dancing.

Bert Barry: Co-author of “Pretty Lady” Baritone/Tenor. Light dancing

Andy Lee: Dance Director of “Pretty Lady” Light singing. Intense dancing.

Oscar: Rehearsal pianist for “Pretty Lady” Light singing, non-dancing role.

Mac: Stage Manager of “Pretty Lady” Light singing, non-dancing role.

Pat Denning: Supporting. Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy. Light singing, non-dancing role.

Abner Dillon: Supporting. “Angel” of “Pretty Lady” and Dorothy’s “sugar daddy”. BARITONE. Light dancing.

Ensemble males and females (16 – 35) to play a variety of smaller roles. ALL must dance.

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts will hold auditions for both SOUTH PACIFIC and EVITA on Monday January 14 from 7 – 10 PM at the theatre located at 2 East Main Street, Smithtown.

CHILDREN will be seen from 7 – 7:30 PM for the roles of Jerome in South Pacific (boy – POC – must play 8 – 10) and Child Soloist (Boy or Girl, age 8 – 12, soprano) in Evita.
(The role of Ngana in South Pacific is cast.)

AGES 16+ will be seen from 7:30 – 10 PM.

Please bring dance appropriate clothes and footwear, you may be asked to stay for a dance call after your vocal audition.

18 years of age and up are eligible for performance stipend. ALL ROLES ARE OPEN (with the exception of Emil and Bloody Mary for South Pacific, those roles are cast). We are seeking a diverse, multicultural cast for both shows.

NO PERFORMANCE CONFLICTS. Please review performance dates for both shows at our website:

http://www.smithtownpac.org/theatre-schedule/mainstage-18-19/south-pacific/
http://www.smithtownpac.org/theatre-schedule/mainstage-18-19/evita/

Prepare 16 bars from an appropriate musical showing your range. Bring photo and resume.

Callbacks will be held Wednesday January 16 at 7 PM for Evita and Thursday January 17 at 7 PM for South Pacific. You will be emailed if you are needed for callbacks.

For further information or if you have questions please email ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE BOX OFFICE – THEY KNOW ONLY WHAT IS POSTED HERE.

For South Pacific inquiries: SpacSp2019@gmail.com
For Evita inquiries: SpacEvita2019@gmail.com

SOUTH PACIFIC:

Director: Ronald Green III
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle
Choreographer: Milan McGouldrick
Stage Manager: Ryan Cavanagh

EVITA:

Director: Ronald Green III
Musical Director: Melissa Coyle
Choreographer: Ashley Nicastro
Stage Manager: Anthony Panarello

South Pacific Character Breakdown:

Nellie Forbush – Female, Lead, Mezzo-Soprano
An optimistic and uncomplicated Navy nurse from Arkansas who falls in love with Emile. When she learns of his past and his family, Nellie struggles with her conflicting views on race and marriage, and must learn compassion and acceptance to lead the life she feels is right. Must be a strong actor/singer who has subtle comedic timing and moves very well.

Lieutenant Joseph Cable – Male, Supporting, Tenor
A young, formal, masculine, and attractive officer who falls in love with Liat. His rejection of her forces him to come to grips with this own prejudices and insecurities.

Seabee Luther Billis – Male, Supporting, Baritone
A masculine, yet mediocre entrepreneur and sailor. He has an eye for Nellie, whose friendship reveals his sensitive, puppy dog side. Must be a strong comedian.

Liat – Female, Featured, Spoken
Must play believable Late Teens. Bloody Mary’s heartbreakingly delicate, pure, and beautiful Tonkinese daughter. Must move very well.

Bloody Mary’s Assistant – Either Gender, Featured, Silent

Henri – Male, Featured, Spoken

Professor – Male, Featured, Baritone

Stewpot – Male, Featured, Baritone

Captain Brackett – Male, Featured, Spoken

Lieutenant Genevieve Marshall – Male, Featured, Spoken

Commander William Harbison – Male, Featured, Spoken

Ensemble Men & Women – featured singing/speaking roles – all voice types, movement ability required.

Evita Character Breakdown:

EVITA: (Female) Must be able to play ages 18 to 33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma. She is a beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking woman, who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by the age of 26. She is also a woman of few options, who uses her sexuality to build power. The actor playing this role must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control. A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Must be a passionate and strong actor and dancer.

CHE: (Male, 18-35) This character is dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative. Che is a political activist and the narrator of the show, a radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers. An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that can sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.

PERON: (Male, 30-50) An officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President. He is a man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer who can play character/leading man. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.

MISTRESS: (Female, seeing ages16-18 to look 15) A very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable, innocent young girl who plays Juan Peron’s teenaged Mistress. She is “dismissed” out of Peron’s life by his future wife, Eva. The Mistress ponders the rejection during her song, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” She will also appear in the ensemble. Must be able to move well and sing a low A to a high E.

MAGALDI: (Male, to play 30 – 40) A tango singer with whom Eva has her first love affair. A charming loser – never quite made it. Has the first number in the show, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” and sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavor to the piece, which is essential. He will also appear in the ensemble. A Latin American “personality” type and feel that needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time. Sings high tenor High G.

ENSEMBLE: Seeking a broad range of males and females of all ethnicities/ages. Excellent singing voices in all ranges. All must understand the Latin temperament even if they don’t fit into the “look.” All shapes and sizes to play everything from Generals to Peasants. A fully featured, versatile ensemble that helps define this world. Strong dance ability necessary.