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Audition Notice: La Cage aux Folles & Grease 

La Cage aux Folles – Concert Production
Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics and Music by Jerry Herman; Based on the play by Jean Poiret; Directed/Choreographed by Karen Azenberg; Music Direction by Helen Gregory

 

Enjoy the story of partners Georges and Albin, who run the Saint-Tropez drag night club, where Albin is the star attraction. When Georges’ son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician, comical chaos ensues!
 
Grease
Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey; Directed/Choreographed by Karen Azenberg; Music Direction by Helen Gregory
They’re back – Danny and Sandy, the Pink Ladies and the Burger Palace Boys – dancing and singing their way through their senior year. Enjoy the songs we enjoyed singing and dancing to, such as “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Greased Lightnin'” and “You’re the One that I Want.”
Audition Dates:
PTC does not accept video/online submissions 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Actors’ Equity Association members only.)
Callbacks will be held December 17, 2018 by invitation only.
 
Rehearsal/Performance Dates:
La Cage Aux Folles – Concert Production 
March 4 – 14 (Rehearsal)
March 15 – 16 (Performance)
Grease
April 15 – May 9, 2019 (Rehearsal)
May 10 – 25 2019 (Performance)
Audition Location:
Babcock Theatre at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre
300 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Audition Sign Up:
Callboard in Room 325 of Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.
Sign-up sheet will be posted on December 5.


Additional Information: 

All roles listed in character breakdown below are available.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to audition.
A headshot and resume are recommended.
Please only prepare 16 bars in the style of the show you are auditioning for.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN(S)
La Cage Aux Folles:
Georges: Male, Age 45-59 (Range: Baritone G2-F4)
A show-man and emcee of the nightclub; suave, debonaire, very personable, and madly in love with his partner of 20+ years, Albin; deeply in love with his son and would move mountains to give him anything he wants; very attractive, moves well.
Albin: Male, 40-55 (Range: Baritone A#2-G4)
The charismatic, overly dramatic, and dynamic personality in the long term relationship with Georges; his alter ego is Zsa Zsa, the star of the Folles and a force to be reckoned with when crossed, but his love of family and his ability to entertain makes him a most beloved friend, confidant, and “mother”. Should have excellent comic timing.
Jacob: Male 25-30 (Range: Baritenor – Bb2-Ab4)
The “butler/maid” with a flair for the ridiculous; campy, over the top; aspires to be on the stage, full of zest; requires great dancer and comedian.
Jacqueline: Female 40-50 (Range: Mezzo Soprano B3-F5)
The hostess of the top restaurant in the town; has the ability to make anyone feel like they are part of her family; very theatrical;
Anne: Female, 20-25 (Range: any vocal range)
Beautiful fiance of Jean Michel; kind and sweet, emotionally, she appears a bit confined by the conservatory morals of her father, yet she is her own person when not in his presence. Should be a strong dancer – is also in the ensemble
Jean-Michel: Male, 20-25 (Range: High Baritone A#2-G4)
Baritenor; a handsome masculine, well-mannered, educated guy desperately in love with his finance; must appear innocent enough that his actions of offending his fathers does not seem calculated, but a misstep initiated by his fear of losing Anne; must move well.
Mme Dindon: Female, 50-55 (Range: Mezzo Soprano B3-F5)
Anne’s mother; the quiet wife; always in her husband’s shadow; rarely asked to voice an opinion; sexually repressed and sex starved; character actress with a great sense of comedy who can move well.
Ensemble and Cagelles:
Looking for male, female, trans, dancers and singers all ethnicities, all types welcome.
Cagelles and other roles will be cast from this ensemble.
Prepare a vocal selection that shows off your range – dancing will be done at callbacks.

Grease:
All characters (unless indicated) must be able to believably play high school students and must be able to dance well. However – all auditioners must be at least 18 years of age.
Danny Zuko: Male, (Range: tenor, D4-B5)
The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm
Sandy Dumbrowski: Female, (Range: Soprano, A3-F#5)
New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent
Betty Rizzo: Female,  (Range:Alto A3-C5)
Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable
Frenchy: Female, (Range: Alto, A3-D5)
A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician
Marty: Female, (Range Alto, C4-C5)
The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.
Jan: Female, Range: Alto, A3-C5)
Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.
Patty Simcox: Female, (Range: Alto, D4-A4)
A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.
Cha-Cha, aka Charlene DiGregorio (Range: Alto, C4-C5)
The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny. Must be a very strong dancer
Doody: Male, (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.
Kenickie: Male,  (Range: Tenor, C4-F5)
The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.
Sonny Latierri: Male, (Range: baritone, G3-A5)
A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer
Roger: Male, (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)
The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas
Vince Fontaine: Male, age 30-45
A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’
Eugene Florczyk: Male, (Range: Tenor, A3-E5)
The class valedictorian; physically awkward, a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.
Jonny Casino/Teen Angel: Male,  (Range:Tenor, E4-f5)
A student at Rydell who leads a rock ‘n roll band and likes to think of himself as real rock ‘n roll idol/Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.
Miss Lynch: Female, 45-65 – Non singing role
A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher