Porchlight Music Theatre announces NON-UNION AUDITIONS for Mainstage: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, Porchlight Revisits staged reading productions: WOMAN OF THE YEAR & THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG and NEW FACES SING BROADWAY series


PERSONNEL:

Director, Michael Weber (Woman of the Year, Merrily We Roll Along)

Director/Choreographer, Chris Carter (They’re Playing Our Song)

Music Director, Aaron Benham (Merrily We Roll Along)

Music Director, David Fiorello, (Woman of the Year, New Faces Sing Broadway 1939)

Associate Director & Musical Staging, Christopher Pazdernik (Merrily We Roll Along)

Directors, Keely Vasquez, Christopher Pazdernik & Adrian Abel Azevedo (New Faces Sing Broadway)


AUDITION DATES:

Wed, July 5, 10:30am – 3:30pm & 4:30pm – 6:30pm (FULL)

Friday, July 7. 10:30am – 7:00pm *NEW*

Saturday, July 8. 10:30am – 2:30pm *NEW*


PRODUCTION DATES:

Merrily We Roll Along

1st Reh: Jan 2, 2018

1st Perf: Jan 26, 2018

Anticipated close: Mar 18

Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year

1st Reh: Week of Oct 30

Performances: Nov 14, 15 & 16

Porchlight Revisits They’re Playing Our Song

1st Reh: Week of February 19, 2018

Performances: March 6, 7 & 8, 2018


AUDITION LOCATION:

Porchlight Music Theatre Rehearsal Studios

4200 W. Diversey, Chicago

Free parking in fenced lot and on street. #76 Bus pulls up in front of building.


PREPARATION:

32 Bars of a song in the style of the show that best shows off your voice. If auditioning specifically for Merrily We Roll Along, please perform a song by Stephen Sondheim.

Have a second song ready in the event you are asked. An accompanist will be provided. Please have sheet music, no A capella.


CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Merrily We Roll Along

Franklin Shepard

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Mary Flynn

Vocal range top: Gb5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Meg Kincaid

Vocal range top: Gb5

Vocal range bottom: D4

Gussie Carnegie

Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: G3

Joe Josephson

Vocal range top: F#4

Vocal range bottom: A2

Beth

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Ensemble

Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year

Alexi Petrikov, a Russian ballet dancer

Helga, Tess’s maid

Larry Donovan, Tess’s first husband

Jan Donovan, a housewife, Larry’s second wife

Chip Salisbury, a perky newsman

Abbott Canfield, a cartoonist

Porchlight Revisits They’re Playing Our Song

Casting a six-member ensemble that acts as the inner voices of Vernon and Sonia.


SEEKING:

All available roles. The following roles have been cast:

Merrily We Roll Along: Charley Kringas

Woman of the Year: Tess, Sam & Gerald

They’re Playing Our Song: Vernon & Sonia

Porchlight Music Theatre is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Porchlight Music Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend auditions.

No phone calls, please.


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