Kelsey Casting Call: “42nd Street”

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M&M Stage Productions have announced auditions for their 2017 Kelsey Theatre  production of 42nd Street, opening July 2017 at The Kelsey Theatre. Wanna audition? Good! Here is everything you need to know!


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This is a non-union, non-paid production.

About the Show

Peggy Sawyer arrives in NYC from Allentown, PA, with her tap shoes and big dreams. Her talent catches the eye of legendary director, Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of his new show, “Pretty Lady”. Unfortunately, the female lead of the show, Dorothy Brock, dislikes her. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s preview, the show is in danger of closing unless they can find someone to step in to save it… Someone like Peggy Sawyer…

Audition Dates

Auditions and callbacks will be held in the Communications (CM) building adjacent to Kelsey Theatre. (On the campus of Mercer County Community College – 1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, NJ)

  • Friday, April 21st from 7pm-9pm
  • Saturday, April 22nd from 10am-3pm
  • Sunday, April 23rd from 10am-4pm

Production Company & Creative Team

  • Presented by M&M Stage Productions
  • Directed by Mike DiIorio
  • Choreographed by Laura Murey Ghaffoor
  • Music Direction by Pam Sharples

Performance Dates & Location

  • All performances will take place inside The Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
  • Performance Dates:
    • Friday, July 14th at 8pm
    • Saturday, July 15th at 8pm
    • Sunday, July 16th at 2pm
    • Friday, July 21st at 8pm
    • Saturday, July 22nd at 8pm
    • Sunday, July 23rd at 2pm

Rehearsal Information

How To Sign-up

  • To schedule an audition appointment, please email auditions@mandmstage.com.
  • Appointments are not required, but are highly recommended. Walk-ins will only be seen as time permits.

Audition Prep

  • Bring an updated acting resume and headshot (or recent photograph).
  • Singing
    • Each auditioner is required to participate in a singing audition.
    • Prepare a song from the show in the original key.
    • An accompanist will be provided.
  • Dancing
    • Each auditioner is requred to participate in a dance audition.
    • Some roles are more dance-heavy than others, so there will be various movement routines.
    • Bring both jazz shoes and tap shoes. If you do not have jazz shoes, bring comfortable sneakers. If you do not have tap shoes, bring well-fitted shoes with hard soles.
    • Wear clothing comfortable for movement.
  • Acting
    • Only auditioners coming out for speaking roles will participate in an acting audition.
    • Cold readings will be from the script.

Casting

All roles available.

  • PEGGY SAWYER  – (Lead, W) A chorus girl who gets her big break when called to fill-in for the injured star of the show. Young and naïve. Talented and hopeful. Age: 19 to 23. Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano. Intense dance. Must be strong tapper. Audition Song: Quarter to Nineor 42nd Street.
  • DOROTHY BROCK – (Lead, W) Established Broadway star. Known for being a poor dancer. Breaks her ankle and loses leading role. Temperamental and vain. Character softens by show’s end. Age: 35 to 45. Alto. Must be strong vocalist. Medium dance. Audition Song: Quarter to Nine or I Know Now.
  • JULIAN MARSH – (Lead, M) Broadway show director. Tense due to directing big show during the Great Depression. Realizes that the show isn’t the only important thing. Strong and charismatic. Age: 35 to 55. Tenor. Must be strong vocalist. Light dance. Tap a plus. Audition Song: Lullaby of Broadway.
  • BILLY LAWLOR – (Lead, M) Young Broadway star. A bit of a ladies man. Helps Peggy overcome her nervousness. Age: 22 to 27. Tenor. Intense dance. Must be strong tapper. Audition Song: Dames.
  • MAGGIE JONES – (Supporting, W) Comedic co-writer of  Broadway show. Age: 30 to 45. Mezzo-Belter. Must be strong vocalist. Light dance (with tap). Audition Song: Shuffle Off to Buffalo.
  • BERT BARRY  – (Supporting, M) Comedic co-writer of  Broadway show. Age: 30 to 45. Tenor. Light dance. Tap a plus. Audition Song: Shuffle Off to Buffalo.
  • ANN REILLY – (Supporting, W) Experienced chorus girl who takes Peggy under her wing. Big flirt. Age: 24 to 35. Mezzo-Belter. Must be strong vocalist. Intense dance. Must be strong tapper. Audition Song: We’re in the Money.
  • PAT DENNING – (Featured, M) Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy and her true love. Age: 35 to 50. Baritone. No dancing. Audition Song: Lullaby of Broadway.
  • ABNER DILLON – (Featured, M) Dorothy’s wealthy beau who provides financial backing for show as long as Dorothy stars. Texan. Age: 40 to 60. Baritone. No dance. Mostly speaking role. Audition Song: Lullaby of Broadway.
  • ANDY LEE – (Featured, M or W) Dance captain. Tough drill sergeant. Age: any. Intense dance. Must be strong tapper. Audition Song: Lullaby of Broadway.
  • MAC – (Featured, M) Stage manager. Bossy and gruff. Age: any. No dance. Mostly speaking role. Audition Song: Lullaby of Broadway.
  • OSCAR – (Featured, M) Rehearsal pianist who is onstage quite a bit. Piano playing a plus. No dance. No lines. Audition Song: Lullaby of Broadway.
  • PHYLLIS, LORRAINE, GLADYS – (Featured, W) Chorus girls who befriend Peggy. Ages: 25 to 35. Mezzo-Belters. Intense dance. Must be strong tappers. Audition Song: We’re in the Money.
  • CHORUS GIRLS AND GUYS – (Ensemble, M and W) Dancers and singers in Broadway show. Age: over 15. Intense dance. Must be strong tappers. Some doubling of roles. Ability to sing harmony a plus. Audition Song: Lullaby of Broadway.

How To Sign-up

  • To schedule an audition appointment, please email auditions@mandmstage.com.
  • .Appointments are not required, but are highly recommended. Walk-ins will only be seen as time permits.
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