Woodstock Musical Theatre Company announces
Open Auditions for the musical: “42nd Street”
Auditions are Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Woodstock Opera House, 221 Van Buren Street, Woodstock IL.
Enter at the Dean Street side entrance. No appointment is necessary.
Please prepare a song, 16 to 32 bars in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided so bring sheet music for them.
Please bring tap shoes or character shoes or hard soled shoes for the dance audition.
You will be taught a dance routine, prepare to tap or to learn to tap for the show.
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Performance dates are: October 5, 6, 7; 12, 13, 14; and 19, 20, 21; 2017. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.;
and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Nine shows total.
Rehearsals will be in Woodstock at a local church or SARA (Storage and Rehearsal Area), 3 to 4 evenings a
week. Actors are scheduled only for the days they are needed to make best use of our time. Please note all date
conflicts when you fill out your audition form. Show conflicts are NOT negotiable.
This is a non-Equity, non-paying production. Strong performers of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. You must be at least 14 years of age to audition.
WMTC provides costumes, each cast member is responsible for their own shoes and makeup. Cast members
must pay a $25.00 deposit for their script and vocal score, deposit returned when script is returned.
Artistic Director Beth Davis, Vocal Director Charlie Sommers, and Choreographer Kevin Kline, require an
ensemble cast of 20-22. Strong singers and tap dancers needed for the ensemble.
One of show business’s most classic and beloved tales,42nd Street tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented
young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.
Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and
big dreams. Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot
in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who
takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty
Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found —
someone like Peggy Sawyer!
Peggy’s rise from showgirl to star is the stuff of show business dreams.42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap
dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
Roles in the Production:
Peggy Sawyer - Female, Lead, Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano
Dorothy Brock - Female, Lead, Alto
Julian Marsh - Male, Lead, Baritone
Billy Lawlor - Male, Lead, Tenor
Maggie Jones - Female, Supporting, Alto
Bert Barry - Male, Supporting, Baritone
Andy Lee - Either Gender, Supporting, Baritone or Mezzo-Soprano
Pat Denning - Male, Supporting, Baritone
Abner Dillon - Male, Supporting, Spoken
Ann Reilly (Anytime Annie) - Female, Supporting, Mezzo-Soprano
Phyllis Dale - Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano
Lorraine Fleming - Female, Featured, Mezzo-Soprano
Mac - Either Gender, Featured, Spoken
Oscar (piano player) - Either Gender, Featured, Spoken
Doctor - Either Gender, Featured, Spoken
Ensemble - Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass
For further information, please contact: Beth Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
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Woodstock Musical Theatre Company