Auditions

SWEET CHARITY
Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Director: Ted Leib
Choreographer: Siri Hafso

SUMMARY
Auditions for SWEET CHARITY will be held Monday, December 16, 2019 and Wednesday, December 18, 2019, with callbacks January 7 & 8, 2020.  Performances will be from March 6 thru March 29, 2020, on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. There also will be one “Industry Night” performance at a time and date to be determined.  There is pay.  NON-UNION.

SYNOPSIS
Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful score by Cy Coleman, sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, SWEET CHARITY captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist. Musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “Rhythm of Life,” “I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”

NOTE:  Auditions are by submission only. (Details below)

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Charity Hope Valentine (Alto/Mezzo) 20s-30s: A sweet, quirky, dance hall dancer. She sings and dances through all of her emotional escapades. Very demanding role. Hardly ever leaves the stage. Must sing and dance. Any ethnicity.

Oscar Lindquist (Baritone) 30-45: Shy, educated yet awkward in an adorable way. Works a mundane job but is okay with that. A reluctant romantic who falls for Charity.  Must sing. Any ethnicity.

Nickie (Alto/Mezzo) 25-40s: One of Charity’s two best friends. Also a dance hall dancer, she’s the caretaker of the girls. Must sing and dance.  Any ethnicity.

Helene (Alto/Mezzo) 25-40s: The other of Charity’s two best friends. Also a dance hall dancer. Feisty, straight talking, street wise. . Must sing and dance.  Any ethnicity.

Carmen, Rosie, Suzanne, Frenchy, Betsy, Elaine (Alto/Mezzo) 25-40’s: Dance hall hostesses. Must sing and dance.  Any ethnicity.

Vittorio Vidal (Baritone) 30s-50s: Charismatic, debonair Italian film star. Must have a legit a singing voice.

Herman (Tenor) 35-50s: Owner of the Fandango Ballroom where all the girls work. A tough, hard New Yorker with a soft spot for each of the girls. Must sing. Must move well. Any ethnicity.

Ursula March (and others) 25-35: Beautiful, stunning, hot headed wife of Vittorio Vidal. Also, an Italian movie star. Must sing and dance.

Daddy Brubeck 30s-50s: Funky hippie leader and founder of the Rhythm of Life Church. Must sing and move well. (This role may double with Vittorio Vidal).

Assistants To Brubeck (Tenors) 20s-30s: Must sing and dance.

Charlie (and multiple parts) 25-40: Charity’s shyster boyfriend who robs her. Very aloof. Must sing.

Ensemble: to play multiple roles. Must sing.

AUDITION DETAILS

WHEN:
6:30 – 10pm, Monday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 18

WHERE:
The Brooks Theatre, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, California

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals will begin January 21, on Sun thru Wed and Fri evenings and Saturdays, noon–6pm.  Thursdays off.

Auditions are by submission only.  Please email a headshot and résumé to auditions@oceansidetheatre.org.  Please send attachments; do not send links.  Headshots must be in JPG, PNG, or PDF format. Résumés must be in Microsoft Word, PDF, or RTF; no Mac PAGES documents.  If chosen to audition, you will be contacted with an audition time.

QUESTIONS:
Email any questions to: auditions@oceansidetheatre.org

SWEET CHARITY is presented by arrangement with
Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company
www.tamswitmark.com