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THE ANDREWS BROTHERS auditions

Seeking strong comedic actors with the ability to sing intricate harmonies for Musical Theatre West’s production of the The Andrews Brothers. Two roles are still to be cast, both roles are open to both Equity & non-Equity performers, and performers of all ethnicities. We are very interested in diverse and non-traditional submissions.

The Andrews Brothers
Created by Roger Bean
Music Direction by Ryan O’Connell

DATES
Virtual submission deadline: Monday, December 6, 2021
Callbacks will be scheduled according to availability between December 8-17, 2021
First AEA rehearsal: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Preview: Friday, February 11, 2022
Opening: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Closing: Sunday, February 27, 2022

LOCATIONS
EPA & Open Call: Virtual!
Callback location: MTW Rehearsal Hall – 4350 E 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804
Rehearsals will also be held at MTW rehearsal hall
Performances will be held at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center: 6200 E Atherton Ln, Long Beach, CA 90815

CONTRACT
AEA COST (Tier 2+, $863/wk)
Priority is always given to those with local housing

VACCINATIONS
MTW is operating under AEA’s Fully Vaccinated Cast Rider. All Actors cast must be Fully Vaccinated for Covid-19 by the start of the rehearsal process. Proof of vaccination will be required.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please email mtwauditions@musical.org and attach: 

  • HEADSHOT
  • RESUME
  • VIDEO SUBMISSION of yourself singing the requested cuts of music linked in Character Description as LINKS ONLY – NO DOWNLOADS. Please ensure the link permissions are open, so that anyone with the link can view. 
  • Feel free to include your REEL as well!

Music & backing tracks for submission material will be available at musical.org/auditions by Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Please send your audition submission by Monday, December 6, 2021

SHOW DESCRIPTION
A USO performance from the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain. Thankfully, three earnest stagehands are determined to go on with the show! The Andrews Brothers is filled to the brim with 30 songs made famous by The Andrews Sisters and other top artists of the era, including the showstoppers “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree,” “Three Little Sisters,” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” Mistaken identities and madcap adventures—imagine Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in a road movie of Some Like It Hot—along with the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful valentine to the heroes of World War II.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

THE ROLES OF MAX & PATRICK ANDREWS HAVE ALREADY BEEN CAST

Lawrence Andrews – 35-55, all ethnicities. Tenor, Bb2-B4. Sits up on G’s and A’s – must be comfortable in high tenor register, and singing in swing style. His Andrews counterpart is LaVerne. He has incredibly poor eyesight, and wears thick glasses. Lawrence is the middle brother, and takes on that role. He is perhaps a little resentful of his older brother, and always ready to crack jokes at his expense. The vast majority of the score is in tight 3- and 4-part harmonies, sung by solo voices with no doubling. Must be able to sing intricate harmonies.  Click for audition materials

Peggy Jones – 30-55, all ethnicities. Ab3-Eb5. Smooth swing belter, mezzo/alto. A cross between Betty Hutton and Betty Grable, with the added vocal stylings of Rosemary Clooney & Peggy Lee, Peggy is a WWII pin-up girl, and she longs to show everyone she’s more than just another pretty face. Warm, loving, and sincere. Must be able to sing intricate harmonies. Click for audition materials

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