UPCOMING AUDITIONS: SWEET CHARITY – THE MAN WITH THE GLASS HEART

THE MAN WITH THE GLASS HEART

Directed by Karen Randazzo
Music Direction by Eric K. Johnston

Auditions will be held at Curtain Call, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT,
Monday, March 6 and Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – 7:00pm to approximately 9:00pm each night.
(Watch this site for possible changes to the times noted.) 

This World Premiere musical will play in The Dressing Room Theatre from May 4 through 14.

 
 
The story of father and son is a tale as old as time or in this case, as old as glass. The father in
this story works his whole life in a quarry in 5th century Germany to give his son a better life.
The son goes to university, drops out, and invents modern glass making. The musical tracks the
ups, downs, and ups of his progress and relationships with his father and others. Only after his
father aids him in an hour of dire need, does the son come to appreciate all that his father has
done for him.
CASTING FOR THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

VICTOR – Male Tenor in his late teens/early twenties. Son of William and Rae. Headstrong.
Passionate. Inventor with a low degree of tolerance for things that don’t fit his worldview,
missing the whole idea of two-way relationships. Seeking his father’s approval though he’d
never admit it.

WILLIAM–Male Baritone old enough to be Victor’s father. Steady. Level headed. Supportive.
Thoughtful. Soothing. Someone you’d want as a boss, coach or father. Eager to pass his gifts
on to his son.

MINDY – Female Soprano. An attractive contemporary of Victor. Loves Victor. Caring and
generous. Artistic. A little flighty.

KURT – Male Tenor. Contemporary of Victor. Victor’s brother. Lives in Victor’s shadow.

Unquestionably loyal.

RAE – Female Contralto old enough to be Victor’s mother. Sweet. Caring. Supportive.

THE ENSEMBLE
Eight additional actors, including at least two males to portray at different times:
The mine FOREMAN, mine OWNER, a UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, a DOCTOR, Mindy’s Son,
other miners, students, and factory workers.

 

SWEET CHARITY

Directed by Debra Lee Failla
Music Direction by Tony Bellomy
Choreography by Emily Frangipane

Auditions will be held in The Kweskin Theatre, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT,
Sunday, March 19 and Monday, March 20, 2017 – 7:00pm to approximately 9:00pm each night.
(Watch this site for possible changes to the times noted.) 

Charity Valentine is the eternal optimist. While working at the seedy Fan-Dango Ballroom, she is often exploited by men, and has been strung along in a series of bad relationships. Nonetheless, she always holds out hope — and she seems to have finally met a decent fellow in Oscar. Concerned that he will reject her if he discovers her true profession, Charity lies to Oscar tells him that she works in a bank. Soon, Oscar asks Charity to marry him. Unfortunately, when Oscar discovers Charity’s real profession, he backs out of the marriage. Based on Federico Fellini’s screenplay for Nights of Cabiria, Sweet Charity follows Charity’s romantic ups and downs as she remains ever-hopeful that, despite her work as a prostitute and dancer-for-hire, she will ultimately find love.

CHARACTERS

Charity Hope Valentine
21+ – looking for love anywhere she can find it. No matter how many times life has kicked her down she has a positive outlook. Strong actress, singer, dancer low F to D.

Helene (Supporting):
mid-20’s – 40’s – Charity’’s fellow dancer at the Fandango Ballroom, and closest friend; sympathetic and lively; a great friend and a fun gal; 
strong actress, singer, dancer; alto.

Nickie (Supporting):
mid 20’s – 40’s – Charity’’s fellow dancer and friend at the Fandango Ballroom; hardened and smart-mouthed, often sarcastic; sees through the bull, but keeps an eye on Charity
strong actress, singer, dancer; alto.

Oscar Lindquist (Supporting)
30+ – Charity’’s love interest; a good-natured, upright and genuinely sweet guy who is also phobic, insecure, and shy; he’s looking for new experiences and also looking for love, and thinks he’’s found it in Charity –but can’’t make up his mind; unintentionally charming, and kind of messed up. Baritone low B to F#.

Daddy Brubeck (Supporting): Male, 30+
Charismatic preacher with an unorthodox church. Thinking of someone who’s been around more, jaded which is why he’s started his church. Strong singer/dancer.  May double in ensemble.

 
Ursulla,  Female,  (Supporting) 18+ 
Ursulla is beautiful film star; will double in ensemble.

Victorio Videl (Supporting): Males 30-50, baritone
Victorio Videl is a handsome Italian film star, good actor; may double in ensemble.

  
Herman (Supporting): Male, 20+ 
sleazy manager of the Fandango Ballroom. Strong character actor. Strong vocals. High tenor. Non-dance role.
 
ENSEMBLE ROLES:
  • Carmen (20s-50s): Brassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Very sarcastic. Good comedic actress.
    Must be a good dancer.

  • Rosie (18+): The hot new girl at the Fandango Ballroom.  Fresh off the bus, but whip smart and easily corrupted. Must be a good dancer.

  • Suzanne, Frenchy, Betsy, Elaine (20s-50s): The featured dance hall hostesses at the Fandango Ballroom.  All must be strong character actors who can move.  A grizzled and tired bunch, working at a dead end job in Times Square.  Lots and lots and lots of attitude.

  • Ensemble Roles (20s-50s): Good comedic character actors who can play multiple featured roles with ease.  Must also be excellent singers and movers who can dance with attitude in a Fosse style.  Will play multiple featured characters as well as dance in Big Spender, Rich Man’s Frug, Rhythm of Life, and I’m a Brass Band.  Ensemble roles include, among others:

  • Men:
    Manfred
    Officer Monte
    Marvin the Fandango Regular
    Daddy Brubeck’s Assistants     
  • Women:
    Featured Hostess at the Fandango
    Secretary at the 92nd Street YMCA.

 

 

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