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Audition Announcement

*** Lyric Music Theater Auditions ***
 

 
WHITE CHRISTMAS

Directed by Sean Senior
Musical Direction by Jaye Churchill
Choreography by April Monte

Auditions will be held:
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 7pm (please sign in no later than 8pm)
Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7pm (please sign in no later than 8pm)
Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7pm. If you are auditioning for a named role, please be available for a potential callback.
 
Location:
Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer Street, South Portland, Maine

Story:
Taking place in 1954, White Christmas tells the story of veteran showmen Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who meet young up and comers Betty and Judy Haynes. Together, the four work together to save the Vermont inn of Bob and Phil's former World War II commander General Henry Waverly by putting on a holiday spectacle.

Casting:
The production team is committed to diverse casting to build an ensemble. We encourage actors of all backgrounds and identities to audition for this show.

Rehearsals:
Rehearsals will begin September 30th.

Show dates:
November 30 - December 16th, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM. A matinee performance will also be held on December 8th at 2pm. All actors must be available November 25th through 29th for dress rehearsals, no exceptions. Please bring a list of conflicts to auditions. Availability may be a consideration in casting decisions.

Auditions:
Please prepare a song in the style of the show that showcases your voice. Please bring a copy of the music in your key. All auditioners will be asked to sing with the pianist.


CAST

BOB WALLACE - (Late 20's to mid 30's) A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily and is a born leader but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite his occasional gruffness, he is deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love.
- Baritone, with some high A's and F's; an audition piece showing high notes is recommended. A strong mover.

PHIL DAVIS - (Late 20's to mid 30's) The fun-loving, go-getting song-and-dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator and incorrigible ladies' man who is determined to see his friends happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. Has a boyish charm and sex appeal.
-Bari-Tenor. Strong jazz and tap-dancing needed.

BETTY HAYNES - (Late 20's to mid 30's) The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song-and-dance team, The Haynes Sisters. Destined to be a star in her own right, she is nonetheless hesitant to take the spotlight for herself. A woman of decent, upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister. Like Bob, she hides her yearning for true love under a protective shell.
- Rich chest mix with soprano extension. Must move well.

JUDY HAYNES - (Late 20's to mid 30's) The younger, more ambitious, slightly scheming Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty - a winning charmer.
- Chest mix. Strong jazz and tap dancing needed.

GENERAL HENRY WAVERLY - (Late 50's to mid 60's) A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post WWII America. Once a powerful leader, he now struggles to run an Inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principle and dignity. Beneath his curmudgeonly military exterior lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love.
-With the exception of one line, a non-singing role.

MARTHA WATSON - (Late 40's to mid 60's) Once a Broadway star, now the general's housekeeper at the Inn, Martha has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. Bighearted but completely unsentimental, she runs the General's life in spite of his protestations. She is an irrepressible meddler, but always for what she believes to be the other guy's best intentions.
-A winning, appealing character-comedienne with a clarion belt voice.

SUSAN WAVERLY - (9-12 years old to play 9 years old) The General's granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing real kid. She is very smart, wise beyond her years, and cares deeply about her grandfather. Once bitten hard by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer.
-Must have an excellent belt voice, and be able to move well.

RALPH SHELDRAKE - (Mid to late 30's) Army buddy of Bob and Phil's, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. A fast-talking, New York professional.
-Baritone

RITA AND RHODA - (Mid 20s to early 30s) Bob and Phil's two star chorus girls, they are brash, sexy, and fun, although perhaps not the smartest.

EZEKIEL FOSTER - (Mid 40s to late 50's) The ultimate taciturn New Englander, who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace.

MIKE - (Mid 20's to late 30's) Bob and Phil's stage manager. Has a tendency to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical but will get things done.

ENSEMBLE - A male and female ensemble of dancers, able to sing very well.
 
Questions? Email - stsenior@gmail.com

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