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:
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.
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.
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
Mrs. Orcutt -House mother who runs the boarding house -theatrical past
Mrs. Shaw-Linda’s mother
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
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.
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