AUDITIONS for 42ND STREET
The Rose Center Theater is seeking talent local to the Orange County and Los Angeles area for the Rose Center Theater's summer musical production of 42nd Street! This is a heavy dance musical, and those with exceptional dance abilities are highly encouraged to audition! We welcome performers of any gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, language, physical ability, or diverse viewpoints to audition. Please see the breakdown below.
Music by HARRY WARREN
Lyrics by AL DUBIN
Book by MICHAEL STEWART and MARK BRAMBLE
Based on the Novel by BRADFORD ROPES
Directed & Musically Directed by TIM NELSON
Choreographed by DIANE MAKAS & JENNIFER SIMPSON-MATTHEWS
AUDITION DATE & TIME
Saturday May 21, 2022 | Audition Time Slots: 1 PM, 1:50 PM, 2:40 PM, 3:25 PM, and 4:10 PM
All auditions will be by appointment only. If you are unable to attend the in-person audition, please email us at RoseCTProductions@gmail.com for information on how/what to submit for a self-tape.
Note: we do our best to accommodate all time requests, but can not guarantee that all requests will be honored. In those instances, we will do our best to schedule appointments as close to the requested time as possible.
Callbacks are scheduled at the invitation of the Artistic Team and are currently slated for Sunday evening May 22 between 7 PM - 10 PM. Not all actors who are called back will be asked to stay the entire time.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE DATES
First Rehearsal: Wednesday June 1, 2022
Opening Night Gala: Friday July 8, 2022
Closing: Sunday July 24, 2022
Please bring/prepare sheet music for 16-32 bars (no more than 1 min.) of a classic or similar style musical theater song. Singing from the show is acceptable. An accompanist and score will be provided. If electing to audition with an accompaniment track, please have it cut and ready on your device. A plug-in sound system will be available.
When attending the audition, please ensure that you bring a HEADSHOT and RESUME. Even if you are auditioning for a role that does not require heavy dancing abilities, all those auditioning will be requested to take part in a tap and/or dance/movement evaluation. Please dress and/or bring appropriate clothes and shoes accordingly.
One of show business's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Peggy arrives in New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant disliking to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found - someone like Peggy Sawyer! Peggy’s rise from chorus girl to star is the stuff of show business dreams. 42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
The role of Julian Marsh has been cast.
Seeking the following:
DOROTHY BROCK: female, an established Broadway star; Alto
PEGGY SAWYER: female; small town girl with big dreams, talented and hopeful; Alto/Midrange Soprano; Must Tap
BILLY LAWLOR: male; juvenile lead of Pretty Lady; Tenor; Must Tap
MAGGIE JONES: female; Co-Author of Pretty Lady; Alto; Comedic Character
BERT BARRY: male; Co-Author of Pretty Lady; Baritone; Comedic Character
ANN REILLY “ANYTIME ANNIE”: female; chorus girl, sub-principal of Pretty Lady; Belter, Must Tap
PHYLLIS DALE: female; chorus girl; Belter, Must Tap
LORRAINE FLEMMING: female; chorus girl; Belter, Must Tap
PAT DENNING: male; former vaudeville partner of Dorothy Brock; Actor, some singing
ABNER DILLON: male; financial backer of Pretty Lady; Actor
ANDY LEE: male; dance director; Must tap
ENSEMBLE, CHORUS, & VARIOUS FEATURED ROLES: exceptional singers, dancers, actors, and gymnasts