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Auditions Announced! Damn Yankees & R+H Cinderella


Updated 7/18/22

Seeking strong dancers, actors, and singers local to the Los Angeles / Orange County area. Please see breakdown. Contracts will be considered for all roles. All actors must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Musical Theatre West strives to reflect its community, and welcomes and encourages all performers of any gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, language, physical ability or diverse viewpoints to audition.

 

Damn Yankees

Book by George Abbott & Douglass Wallop

Music by Richard Adler

Lyrics by Jerry Ross

Directed by Cynthia Ferrer

Music Direction by TBA

Choreographed by Alexis Carra Girbés

Dates

First rehearsal: Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Preview: Friday, October 14, 2022

Opening: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Closing: Sunday, October 30, 2022

 

R+H’s Cinderella

Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

New Book by Douglas Carter Beane

Original Book by Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Larry Raben

Music Direction by Dennis Castellano

Choreographed by Peggy Hickey

Dates

First rehearsal: Monday, November 14, 2022

Preview: Friday, December 2, 2022

Opening: Saturday, December 3, 2022

Closing: Sunday, December 18, 2022

 

AUDITION DATES

Damn Yankees/Cinderella Principal/Chorus Vocal Audition: Saturday, July 30 11am-7pm (break  2-3pm)

Equity Members can make an appointment by emailing mtwauditions@musical.org

Non-AEA members are encouraged to attend, and will be seen in order of sign-in

Cinderella Male-Identifying Dance Call (ECC): Sunday, July 31 at 12pm

Cinderella Female-Identifying Dance Call (ECC): Sunday, July 31 at 2:30pm

Performers who don’t identify with either gender are welcome to attend the dance call of their choosing. Preliminary ECC audition combo has been uploaded HERE.

Cinderella Agent Appointments and Callbacks: Sunday, July 31 & Monday, August 1, 2022

Damn Yankees Male-Identifying Dance Call (ECC): Saturday, August 13 at 10am

Damn Yankees Female-Identifying Dance Call (ECC): Sunday, August 14 at 10am

Performers who don’t identify with either gender are welcome to attend the dance call of their choosing. Preliminary ECC audition combo will be uploaded HERE one week prior to auditions.

Damn Yankees Agent Appointments & Callbacks: Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14, 2022

 

LOCATIONS

Auditions & Rehearsals will be held at MTW rehearsal hall: 4350 E 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804

Performances will be held at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center: 6200 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815

CONTRACT

AEA COST (Tier 2+, $863/wk)

Non-AEA ($15/hr)

Priority is always given to those with local housing

VACCINATIONS

MTW operates under the guidance of AEA’s MOU regarding COVID-19 Pandemic Reopening Process. All company members must be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19 by the start of the rehearsal process. Proof of vaccination will be required.

AUDITION MATERIAL

As per AEA requirements, masking and proof of vaccination will be required in order to audition (as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine).

Please prepare a 16-32 bar vocal selection in the style of the show you are auditioning for. Singing from the show is welcomed. For Cinderella, a traditional musical theatre ballad is recommended (nothing post-1975).

Callback Material for both Damn Yankees & Cinderella will be found HERE no later than 1 week prior to callbacks.

When attending an audition, please ensure that you bring a headshot & resume, and be prepared to dance (depending on the role)!

If you aren’t able to attend the in-person auditions, please complete one or both forms to submit a virtual audition, which includes:

  • HEADSHOT
  • RESUME
  • VOCAL VIDEO – 16-32 bar vocal selection in the style of the show you are auditioning for.
  • Sample of dance/movement ability or provided dance combo, which can be found HERE 1 week prior to in person auditions.
  • Feel free to include your REEL as well!

DAMN YANKEES VIRTUAL SUBMISSIONS

Please submit by Sunday, Aug 7, 2022

CINDERELLA VIRTUAL SUBMISSIONS

Please submit by Thursday, Jul 28, 2022

DAMN YANKEES SHOW DESCRIPTION

Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favorite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind. Joe ultimately outsmarts Applegate, returns to his former self and shepherds the Senators to the World Series.

DAMN YANKEES CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

Joe Boyd

A middle-aged, overweight married man who is in love with baseball, especially the Senators.

Age: 40 to 55

Vocal range: G5-A3

 

Meg Boyd

Joe’s long-suffering, but loyal wife. She is lonely and misses her husband. Decides a little white lie is worth telling to save a good person.

Age: 40 to 50

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3

 

Applegate

The Devil in disguise as a slick salesperson. A controlling, greedy smooth talker. Charming and formidable.

Gender: open

Age: 35 to 60

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Sister

A friend of Meg’s and Doris’s sister. Outspoken and brash, but caring. Very involved in community activities. Comedic.

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Doris

A friend of Meg’s. She is slightly quieter and more conservative than her sister, but still outspoken. An avid baseball fan very involved in the community. Comedic.

Age: 35 to 45

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Joe Hardy

The 22-year-old, home run hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind.

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Sohovik

A baseball player for the Washington Senators. The smartest and most level-headed of the players. Enjoys his side job of selling insurance. The unofficial leader of the team.

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Smokey

A catcher for the Washington Senators. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Tries to be a tough guy like Rocky, but truly is not.

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Van Buren

The luckless team manager. A sort of father-figure for the team, who proudly defends them. A bit of a loose cannon.

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Rocky

A baseball player for the Washington Senators. Cocky, but a little bit dopey, too. 

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Gloria Thorpe

A probing reporter whose bottom-line is a good story for her paper. Fearless, feisty and biting. Strong singer/dancer.

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: B3

 

Mr. Welch

The owner of the Senators. Believes in Joe and believes in his team. A peacekeeper between the press and the team. Protective of Joe and the boys.

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: D4

 

Lola

The Devil’s seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don’t work on him. Though she’s done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside. Great Singer/Dancer

Age: 25 to 35

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: F3

 

Ensemble

Ball Players; Baseball Fans

 

R+H CINDERELLA SHOW DESCRIPTION

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.

R+H CINDERELLA CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

ELLA: soprano —  B3-G5

Strong singer and dancer. Though no one notices her beneath her rags and quiet demeanor, she is opinionated, charismatic, passionate, beautiful and funny. Idealistic and hopeful, she courageously challenges the prince to change the policies in his kingdom – and helps him discover who he truly is. Always her late father’s daughter, she is determined to see the good in everyone despite her hardships and suffering. We see her blossom into a confident woman

 

TOPHER: tenor — B2-A4

Strong singer and dancer. A misguided and lost prince who longs to do something important with his life. Though brave and heroic, he feels lonely and unfulfilled. Charming but NOT a stereotypical ladies man, he is thoughtful, appealing and innocent – with an unforced goofy streak. Moral, genuine and kindhearted, he is at a crossroads and must take control of his kingdom and his future.

 

JEAN-MICHEL: tenor — C3-G4

A feisty, passionate peasant determined to make a change for the starving class. Impetuous. A firebrand, but lacks authority and isn’t taken seriously as a revolutionary. Has a crush on Gabrielle, though their courtship is forbidden because they are from different social classes.

 

GABRIELLE: mezzo-soprano — C4-D4

Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Encouraged by her mother and sister to value material wealth and social status, she unenthusiastically joins them in their abrasive behavior. Quietly passionate, empathetic, and witty, she is drawn to Ella and Jean-Michel. Ironically aware that she doesn’t fit in.

 

CHARLOTTE: mezzo-soprano — B3-E5

Ella’s stepsister and daughter of Madame. Brash, self-centered, materialistic, snooty, loud, sassy, and bratty, she has a ridiculously high, but unfounded opinion of herself. She never passes up an opportunity to be the center of attention.

 

MARIE: soprano — A3-Ab5

A friend to Ella and the town’s resident crazy lady and beggar woman, Marie is actually a fairy godmother in disguise. Wise, warm, otherworldly and charming. Marie rewards Ella for her kindness by making her dreams a possibility.

 

Madame: alto — B3-D5

Ella’s selfish stepmother. The epitome of vanity and fashion. A ravenous social climber who values wealth, status, and material possessions above all else. Unapologetically dismissive and sometimes cruel, Madame schemes her way up the social ladder.

 

SEBASTIAN: baritone — C#3-Eb4

The kingdom’s Lord Chancellor. Though he is Topher’s trusted advisor, he is devious and selfish. Using propaganda and dishonesty, he keeps Topher isolated and in the dark about his kingdom. Sebastian rules without regard for the lower class, or anyone other than himself – and truly believes he deserves to rule the kingdom.

 

LORD PINKLETON: legit tenor — D3-A4

The Lord Chancellor’s right-hand man. Announces royal balls, banquets and even the weather to the villagers.

 

ENSEMBLE: Strong singers & dancers, all ranges needed

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