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Rose Center Theater Announces Auditions for Summer Musical - 42nd Street!

The Rose Center Theater is excited for the return of in-person auditions as we seek talent local to the Orange County and Los Angeles area for the upcoming Broadway musical sensation, 42nd Street!

42ND STREET 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 for information on how/what to submit for a self-tape. To schedule an appointment, please fill out the AUDITION REQUEST FORM HERE. 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.



First Rehearsal: Wednesday June 1, 2022

Opening Night Gala: Friday July 8, 2022

Closing: Sunday July 24, 2022


No pay.


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.

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.

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