SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Audition Call May 18-19

//SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Audition Call May 18-19

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN Audition Call May 18-19

Tap your toes and sing along in this splashy
adaptation of the celebrated and beloved film.

Director Lisa Newton
Choreographer Hannah Marsh
Music Director Charlsie Falcon

Early Registration Thursday, MAY 17, 6-8pm
or arrive early on day of auditions to register
AUDITION CALL MAY 18-19
6:30PM FRIDAY or 10AM SATURDAY
attend either session
Call backs Saturday, May 19, 2pm
Cast Meeting May 29 / Production July 12-22

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17 CHARACTER ROLES for 7 women, 8 men, 2 boys (Principal Roles are Don, Kathy, and Cosmo)
LARGE ENSEMBLE of Singers and Dancers Needed: all adult roles, 14yrs & up that can look like adults are welcome
Seeking large cast of all ages, heights, physical types, and performance levels. The songs are iconic classics from the golden age of Hollywood musicals that are fun and easy to sing along with. Expect a tap style show with pops of musical theatre jazz dancing.

PREPARING FOR AUDITIONS Lobby opens a half hour before auditions. Arrive early to fill out an audition form and get a head shot if you did not attend Early Registration on Thursday night.
Step 1 Singing: Prepare a song selection from any Broadway Musical in the style of Singin in the Rain (not from the show). Be prepared to sing only 16-24 bars. The song does not have to be memorized, and you will need to bring the sheet music for the accompanist to play. (Optional if auditioning for one of the non-singing character roles)
Step 2 Acting: Prepare a 30-60 second monologue you have memorized or can sight read.
Step 3 Dancing: Come prepared to perform a short tap and musical theatre jazz combination. Preview the dance combination video to be familiar with the basic steps. Wear comfortable clothes and appropriate footwear. Tap, jazz or character shoes are preferred, but not required. Video will be available soon.

SUBMIT A VIDEO AUDITION: For those who cannot attend the auditions you may submit an audition video.
• Download, print, and fill out audition form from website.
• Make recording singing a full song from a Broadway musical and a performance of the dance combinations (computer cam, phone, or camera).
• Attach audition form, resume, and picture to an email. Include in the body of the email your name, phone number and a link where your video can be viewed online. Send to rehearsal@saac-arts.org by May 16.

NOTE for DANCERS ONLY interested in dancing in the big musical numbers:
• Attend the Friday night audition. Be sure to fill out an audition form and have head shot made. The song and monologue are not required. But if you do sing, please come prepared with a song.
• If you cannot attend Friday night, contact the SAAC office to schedule an appointment time to audition for the choreographer.

CAST LIST
Don Lockwood Male 25-40 (Dancer, Baritone)
Kathy Selden Female 20-30 (Dancer, Mezzo)
Cosmo Brown *Male 25-40 (Dancer, Tenor-Baritone)
Production Singer Male 25-40 (Lyric Tenor)
Young Cosmo 9-12 (Tapper, Singer)
Young Don 9-12 (Tapper, Singer)
Lina Lamont *Female 30-40 (Mezzo, character voice)
R.F. Simpson Male 40+
Roscoe Dexter *Male 30+
Dora Bailey Female 30+
Miss Dinsmore Female 30+
Male Diction Coach/ Man on Screen *30+
Rod ^
Zelda Zanders ^
Olga Mar ^
Mary Margaret ^
Sid Phillips ^
Additional Ensemble Lady-In-Waiting, Villain, Policeman, Butler, First Director, Second Director, Third Director, Wardrobe Mistress, Hairdresser, Sound Engineer, Movie Stars, Film Crew, Actors
Dance ONLY non-singing, non-acting dancers welcome
^ Denotes pulled from the ensemble
* Denotes comedic timing required

Need Help? If you need information about auditions, staff will be available at the Meet and Greet on Saturday, April 28, 6:00-8:00pm and at Early Registration on Thursday, May 17, 6:00-8:00pm. Stop by to ask questions! Pick-up an audition form!

NEED HELP SELECTING A MONOLOGUE?
There are lots of resources online. Search the web for a dramatic or comedic monologue that shows your character. Remember it only needs to be 30-60 seconds, the length of an average TV commercial. Depending on how fast you speak, that is about 100-200 words.

NEED HELP SELECTING A SONG? Check out this list…

Shows in the style of SITR:
Guys & Dolls
She Loves Me
The Music Man
Hello Dolly
Oklahoma
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Bye Bye Birdie

Songs for Ladies:
I Got the Sun in the Morning – Annie Get Your Gun
Wouldn’t it be Loverly – My Fair Lady
Anyone Can Whistle – Anyone Can Whistle
A Bushel & A Peck – Guys & Dolls
Put on a Happy Face – Bye Bye Birdie
Gorgeous – The Apple Tree

Songs for Guys:
Put on a Happy Face – Bye Bye Birdie
Gary, Indiana – The Music Man (ONLY for YOUNG Boys)
Sit Down, You’re Rockin the Boat – Guys & Dolls
Try Me – She Loves Me
Any Dream Will Do – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Don:
Love Sneaks In – Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
No Business Like Show Business – Annie Get Your Gun
It Only Takes a Moment – Hello Dolly

Cosmo:
I am Adolpho – The Drowsy Chaperone
What Do I Need With Love – Thoroughly Modern Millie
Grand Knowing You – She Loves Me

Kathy:
Will He Like Me – She Loves Me
Simple Little Things – 110 in the Shade
Embraceable You – Girl Crazy
It Only Takes A Moment – Hello Dolly

Lina:
Adelaide’s Lament – Guys & Dolls
I Cain’t Say No – Oklahoma
Gorgeous – The Apple Tree

Production Tenor:
Try Me – She Loves Me


Director • Melissa (Lisa) Newton is an award-winning director with more than 17 years’ experience and is currently the director at Texas High School in Texarkana. Before moving to Texarkana, she was the Chapter Director for the Alabama Educational Theatre Association and the theatre director for Thomasville High School. While in Alabama, she directed both a one act selected to perform at the International Thespian Festival and two musicals selected to perform as mainstage performances at the Alabama Thespian Festival. She also worked as a lighting designer and stage manager for area theatres while she lived in Alabama. “With its glamour and glitz, its iconic dance numbers and songs, Singin’ in the Rain is my favorite old Hollywood musical film. I look forward to bringing the magic that this ‘boy meets girl’ film evokes to life on stage.”

Choreographer • Hannah Marsh is from Junction City, Arkansas, and is the owner of Lucy’s Ladies Dance Studio in El Dorado. She has been training in various dance styles for over 20 years. She studied under Cydni Hutson in Homer, Louisiana, for 15 years and was also a soloist in the Twin City Ballet Company. After graduating high school, she traveled to Los Angeles on a year long scholarship to the Edge Performing Arts Center. She then signed a contract with Go2Talent agency and started working as a professional dancer. She is now back home in Arkansas, sharing her knowledge and love for dance with El Dorado.

Music Director • Charlsie Falcon is a vocal music director currently serving as the choir director of Norphlet Middle School and Smackover High School. She also teaches private voice and piano at the South Arkansas Arts Center. A classically trained vocalist, Charlsie received her bachelors in Vocal/Keyboard music education at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and studied vocal music at the Salzburg College through the Miami Frost School of Music. Drawn to music at a very young age, Charlsie has made the joy of making music a lifelong endeavor, and looks forward to making music with all who are involved in Singin’ in the Rain.

AD/Producer • Hali Pinson, a native of Nashville, Arkansas, has been working in theatre for 6 years. She graduated from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Vocal Music and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Music Theatre. Currently, she works as a sound engineer for the Murphy Arts District using the skills she learned from live theatre to expand her technical knowledge. Her true passion, however, is performing. Pinson has been in numerous shows at SAAC including 110 in the Shade, The Addams Family Musical, and most recently Sunset Boulevard.

Stage Manager • Thomas Brewster


About the Script and the Songs

● Overture
● Fit As A Fiddle – Don, Cosmo
● You Stepped Out Of A Dream – Don, Chorus
● All I Do Is Dream Of You – Kathy, Girls
● Make ‘Em Laugh – Cosmo
● Beautiful Girl – Production Tenor
● Lucky Star – Kathy
● You Were Meant For Me – Don
● Moses Supposes – Don, Cosmo
● Moses Reprise – Chorus
● Good Morning – Don, Kathy, Cosmo
● Singin’ In The Rain – Don
● Would You – Don, Kathy
● What’s Wrong With Me? – Lina
● Broadway Melody – Don, Chorus
● Lina’s Would You – Kathy, Cosmo
● Lucky Star (Reprise) – Don, Kathy
● Finale – Singin’ In The Rain – Don, Kathy, Cosmo, Chorus
● Bows – All

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted by Broadway legends, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, from their original award-winning screenplay in Singin’ in the Rain. Each unforgettable scene, song and dance is accounted for, including the show-stopping title number, complete with an onstage rainstorm! Hilarious situations, snappy dialogue and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards make Singin’ in the Rain the perfect entertainment for any fan of the golden age of movie musicals.

Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.

Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, Singin’ in the Rain is a guaranteed hit for any theatre. The technical elements can be challenging but well worth the effort when the audience is left leaping to their feet. Three extrodinary roles for dancers and a tour de force comedic turn make this a perfect choice for any theatre with an abundance of talent ready to shine.

A copy of the script will be available for review in the SAAC office. For more information call the SAAC at 862-5474.

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