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Casting Dancers and Singers for "Curtains" Show

Newport Beach, CA, United States
ID: 265821Exp: 7/22/2024

The company is holding auditions for "Curtains" Show and looking for performers, please see the details below. About the project: Packed with glorious tunes by Kander & Ebb, and a witty, charming book by Rupert Holmes, CURTAINS is a hilariously suspenseful musical comedy whodunit. Set in the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959, Boston’s Colonial Theatre is playing host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage, the entire cast and crew all become potential suspects. Enter local detective Lt. Frank Cioffi, a stagestruck gumshoe sniffs out clues while donning tap shoes. Rate: This is a non-equity, volunteer community theatre production. There is no pay. Additional info: Please prepare a 32-bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to learn a short dance routine. Rehearsal Schedule : The general rehearsal schedule is Mondays - Thursday, 7pm - 10pm and Saturdays 10am - 4pm. There will be an additional rehearsal on Friday, Sept. 13th from 7pm - 10pm. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. There will be a two-show Saturday on October 12th with shows at 2pm and 7:30pm. There will NOT be a show on Thursday, October 10th.

16 roles

LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFIBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Local Boston detective who is also a musical theatre aficionado. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. He falls in love with Niki. Basic tap skills needed. Vocal Range: Ab2 to E4

NIKI HARRISBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Pretty, naïve ingénue. She is an innocent ingénue/understudy in the chorus of the show-within-the show during its Boston tryout. She aspires to make it as a performer on Broadway. She meets and falls in love with Lt. Frank Cioffi who is investigating a murder at the theatre. Actress must have legit Soprano, good comic timing, and basic tap skills. Vocal Range: C4 to E5

GEORGIA HENDRICKSBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Female lyricist-half of our songwriting team along with husband, Aaron, whom she’s separated from. She has a flirtatious romance with Bobby, the choreographer and male lead. She ends up taking on the leading lady role. Vocal Range: G3 to E5

CARMEN BERNSTEINBoth genders50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Brassy Broadway producer. She is a no-nonsense woman who thinks of theatre as a business. She’s a terrific comedic actress who sings well. Vocal Range: Eb3 to E5

AARON FOXBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he’s separated. He is a handsome, intense, somewhat tortured artist-type. Vocal Range: Bb2 to Gb4

SIDNEY BERNSTEINBoth genders50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

The producer of an out-of-town flop. Sidney is a tough, self-serving womanizer. He is married to Carmen. Actor should have good comic timing. No singing required.

CHRISTOPHER BELLINGBoth genders40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Sharp-witted English director. Very camp. Very funny. Requires a good comic actor. Vocal Range: B2 to E4

BAMBI BERNÉTBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer, many think she was only hired because of her mother. Bambi is a strong dancer and comic actor who sings well. Vocal Range: C4 to C5

DARYL GRADYBoth genders30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

A theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper, he enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out-of-town tryouts. No singing required.

JOHNNY (or JENNY) HARMONBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

The Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show Johnny/Jenny is a character who is gruff but lovable. He/She keeps the company in line and on their toes through the rehearsal process. Limited singing.

OSCAR SHAPIROBoth genders50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

The general manager. He is an agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money. Requires a good comic actor who sings. Vocal Range: Bb2 to E4

BOBBY PEPPERBoth genders30-44 y.o.All ethnicities

The choreographer, male star of the show-within-the-show, and a romantic rival to Aaron for Georgia’s affections. Required strong dancing and singing. Vocal Range: A2 to E4

JESSICA CRANSHAWBoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer and actress who stars in the show-within-the-show and gets murdered on its opening night. Will be part of the ensemble after death scene. Vocal Range: G4 to D5

RANDY DEXTERBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A member of the singing and dancing ensemble featured in “Kansasland” and “In the Same Boat #2,” pleasant but with a sensitive side. Vocal Range: A2 to Eb4

HARV FREMONTBoth genders20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A member of the singing and dancing ensemble who bears a bouquet and is featured in “In the Same Number Boat #2.” Vocal Range: A2 to Eb4

ENSEMBLEBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Singing and dancing ensemble to play members of the company, detectives, etc.