Nice Work If You Can Get It Auditions
Musical Theatre West generally holds auditions for its productions six to eight weeks before a show’s opening date. All roles are open to both Equity and non-Equity performers, and all ethnicities are always encouraged to audition.
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Director: Larry Raben
Choreographer: Peggy Hickey
Musical Director: Dennis Castellano
AUDITIONS ARE HELD AT:
The Musical Theatre West Reiner Rehearsal Hall
4350 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
Monday, January 8th
10am-6pm EPA (Lunch 1pm-2pm)
6:30pm. Female Dance Call (Must be signed in by 6:15pm)
8:30pm. Male Dance Call (Must be signed in by 8:15pm)
Tuesday, January 9th
4pm-7pm Non-Union Principals
7pm Ensemble Callbacks
Wednesday, January 10th
AEA–$764. per week
Non-Union–$1000 flat fee
1st Non-Union Rehearsal March 12th at 3pm
1st AEA Rehearsal March 19th at 3pm
Preview April 6th
Opening April 7th
Closing April 22nd
Please sing 16 bars of a song appropriate for the show.
CHARISMATIC. SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES. TECHNICAL DANCING SKILLS A MUST. ALL MUST BE ADEPT AT PARTNERING AND MUST TAP DANCE. A VERY ATHLETIC DANCE SHOW. ALL MUST SING.
Women: Please bring character shoes, tap shoes and jazz sneakers
Men: Please bring jazz sneakers, tap shoes and kneepads
The Role of Cookie McGee has been cast
JIMMY WINTER:(early – mid 30s) A wealthy and handsome playboy about to be married. Actor must have great charm, comic skills, MUST SING AND MOVE EXTREMELY WELL. Classic song and dance man. BARI-TENOR (B3-F4, falsetto Bb5)
DUKE MAHONEY (early 30s – mid 40s): Cookie’s sidekick. Not the brightest guy around. Very shy with women. By circumstance he must pass himself off as the Duke of England. He falls in love with the beautiful sexy chorus girl, Jeannie Muldoon. He is the dim but sweet stooge, paired with Cookie. Seeking physically extreme types. Dance ability a major plus. BARITONE (Bb3-Eb4).
SENATOR MAX EVERGREEN (late 50s – 60s): Eileen’s father. A humorless career politician. Stuffy, stern and judgmental. Very distinguished looking. In his youth was in love with Millicent Winter, Jimmy’s mother. NON-SINGING ROLE.
CHIEF BERRY (40s): Chief of the Long Island Police Department. Fiercely, and to a fault, dedicated to his job. Seems gruff on the outside. BARITONE (D3-Eb4).
BILLIE BENDIX (mid 20s – early 30s): A tough, clever, feisty and street-wise young woman. Partners in rum running with her best friends, Cookie and Duke. She has always lived in a man’s world until she meets Jimmy, a millionaire playboy and falls in love. Must be a skilled farceur. Very appealing, attractive and underneath her tough veneer, she must have a strong sense of vulnerability. VERY HIGH BELT AND STRONG CHEST MIX (A4-E5) MUST DANCE VERY WELL.
EILEEN EVERGREEN (late 20s – mid 30s): Lush and lovely, she is the self-proclaimed finest interpreter of modern dance in the world – as well as being spoiled rotten and completely self-involved. Jimmy’s fiancée and Senator Evergreen’s daughter. A dish with GREAT comic skills. LEGIT SOPRANO WITH A STRONG BELT (Bb4-Bb5). MUST MOVE VERY WELL.
ESTONIA DULWORTH, THE DUCHESS OF WOODFORD (late 40s – late 50s): An upper-class, bejeweled dowager. A fervent prohibitionist – but underneath there is a wild spirit just waiting to be freed. STRONG BELT AND MIX, LEGIT HEADVOICE IS A PLUS (F#4-Bb5)
JEANNIE MULDOON (mid 20s): A lovely, sexy, chorus girl from Brooklyn who falls in love with Duke, who she thinks is the Duke of England. She still loves him for who he is once she finds out the truth. They are the perfect couple, not too bright but winning. STRONG BELT (Ab3-Db5). MUST BE A DANCER.
MILLICENT WINTER (60s): Jimmy’s mother. She is ‘Auntie Mame’; full of life with absolutely no pretenses even though she is unbelievably rich. Lives live to the fullest. Has sex appeal. We find out she made all of her money as a rum runner. NON-SINGING ROLE.