Spring Teen Cabaret and Play Audition Information

 

AUDITIONS FOR THE TEEN CABARET AND TEEN PLAY (STAGE DOOR) WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 11th 6-9:30PM.  Sign up for your time slot here:

https://signup.com/go/ZDFUZRH

CALLBACKS FOR THE PLAY WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 12th 7-9PM. Please be prepared to stay for the full time.

YOU MAY AUDITION FOR ONE OR BOTH SHOWS DURING YOUR AUDITION TIME SLOT

Teen Cabaret Audition Material: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song.  Be sure to bring your sheet music in the proper key for the accompianist.

Stage Door Audition Materials: See the sides linked below.  Please print your own copy of which scene you will audition with. During callbacks be prepared to read different scenes and characters.

 

STAGE DOOR

by

Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman

 

SETTING: 1936 -the Footlights Club- a club for girls of the stage.  It occupies an entire brownstone house in the West 50’s in NYC.

The Plot:

During the Depression, the NYC Footlights Club in the west Fifties provides an affordable respite and community for the bevy of struggling stage actresses who reside there. They are an amusing and varied lot. The main story concerns Terry Randall, a headstrong and witty girl from the Midwest who is determined to become a leading actress on the Broadway. While pursuing her career, she becomes involved with two completely different men: the left-wing arrogant playwright Keith Burgess, who eventually goes Hollywood as a screenwriter, and David Kingsley, a well-groomed elegant film producer who decides to return to Broadway. Among her co-residents at the Footlights Club are Jean Maitland, who lands the Holy Grail—a seven-year film contract; Kaye Hamilton, whose lack of stage success leads to suicide; Pat Devine, a nightclub dancer; and Linda Shaw, a society girl who shocks her mother by having an affair with a wealthy married man. Despite the vicissitudes of the theater trade, Terry sticks to her guns and wins both the leading role in a Broadway play and the affections and respect of the man she loves

 

STAGE DOOR CHARACTERS

 

 

Terry Randall-vivid personality-excellent actress determined to make it on “legitimate” stage and avoid Hollywood

Judith Canfield—hard, wise, sarcastic

Jean Maitland-beautiful girl in 20’s-charming, a little too vivacious-goes “Hollywood”

Kaye Hamilton-frail, wispy-running away from abusive husband

Big Mary Harper-Big Mary is ironically SHORT-best friends with Little Mary—bubbly, sense of humor

Little Mary McCune -Little Mary almost a foot taller than “Big” Mary— the 2 aare lways together

Bernice Niemeyer- constantly asks questions-bit of a character

Madeleine Vauclain-“languid beauty” from Seattle-rather snooty

Ann Braddock-judgmental and self-righteous

Linda Shaw-having an affair with wealthy married man—spites her mother

Bobby Melrose-feminine Southern belle

Louise Mitchell-marries and moves home to Wisconsin

Susan Paige-acting student by day; understudy by night

Pat Devine-nightclub dancer-does little dance steps throughout play

Kendall Adams—glamorous from a prominent, wealthy Boston family

Olga Brandt-Russian accent, concert pianist-bitter about having to play beneath her talent level to survive

Mattie—housekeeper

Mrs. Orcutt -House mother who runs the boarding house -theatrical past

Mrs. Shaw-Linda’s mother

 

MALE ROLES

David Kingsley-Hollywood producer, charming, distinguished

Keith Burgess-brooding, self-centered playwright who gives up his “art” for the $$ in Hollywood. Terry’s boyfriend for most of play.

Dr. Randall-Terry’s father-small town doctor-kind and loving

Frank-House employee-married to Mattie

Sam Hastings-young actor from Houston; dates one of the girls

Jimmy Devereaux-student at New York School of Acting, dates one of the girls

Fred Powell & Lou Milhauser- Business Men in town for a night-go on date with Madeleine and Judith

Larry Westcott-New York publicity man who follows Jean back to the club

Billy Adolph Gretzl-photographer for Jean’s publicity

 

AUDITION MATERIAL:

NOTE: IF YOU ARE AUDITIONING FOR A CHARACTER NOT LISTED BELOW, CHOOSE ANY OF THE SCENES BELOW FOR YOUR AUDITION.  YOU MAY INDICATE ON YOUR AUDITION SHEET THE ROLES YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND READ FOR THOSE DURING CALLBACKS.

Terry Randall Terry 616-617.jpg Terry 616-617_2.jpg

Keith Burgess  618-619 TerryKeith.JPG  618-619 TerryKeith_2.JPG

Mr. Kingsley Kingsley 618-619.JPG Kingsley 618-619_2.JPG

Mrs. Orcutt & Kaye MrsOrcutt&Kaye 597-598.JPG MrsOrcutt&Kaye 597-598_2.JPG

Jean Maitland Jean p600.jpg

Bernice Niemeyer Bernice 613.JPG Bernice 613_2.JPG

Dr. Randall Dr. Randall 642-643.JPG Dr. Randall p642-643_2.jpg