South Bay Musical Theatre is excited to announce auditions for our fall musical “Fiorello!” The show runs Sept. 19 to Oct. 10, 2015—and we’re hoping you might want to be a part of it!
Click here to sign up for an audition time slot: http://www.mysignup.com/fiorello
This dynamic, Tony-winning show about New York’s colorful Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia has a Pulitzer prize-winning book and wonderful songs like “When Did I Fall in Love?” It also boasts great featured roles for men and women, plus lots of fun character roles, a set of feisty female tap dancers, and an ensemble of all types (including non-dancers).
We’ll need as many talented men and women as one stage can hold in order to put this show together—and that’s where YOU come in! Join us for auditions at the Saratoga Civic Theater (13777 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga 95070) on Sunday, May 24, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m., scheduled by appointment (see link above). Callbacks will be held May 25 and 26 (by invitation only). A full list of role description appears below.
Can’t make those dates? Please contact us! We may be able to find an alternate time or date for you.
Please prepare a short (16-32 bars), up-tempo audition song excerpt that shows off your singing abilities and vocal range, and bring sheet music in your key (no recordings or a cappella, please). An accompanist will be provided. South Bay Musical Theatre encourages actors of all ethnicities to audition for our productions. You are welcome to bring a head shot and/or resume if you have them (not required).
Our staff includes Director C. Michael Traw, Vocal Director Anita Hsiung Carey, Musical Director Jean Narunsky, and Producer Jay Steele. Rehearsals will begin in mid-July. South Bay Musical Theatre is a non-profit community theatre committed to presenting high-quality musical productions. All roles are open, and all are unpaid and non-AEA.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you at auditions!
Jay Steele, Producer
“FIORELLO!” ROLE DESCRIPTIONS:
BEN MARINO. Republican leader of the 14th district who makes a deal with Fiorello to gain political notoriety. Experienced, wise, and good-hearted underneath his political crust. Male, 40-60 yrs old. Range: B2 – G4
BEN’S POKER BUDDIES/HACKS (6 total). Six street-hardened political operatives who help and advise Ben. As a group, they sing three of the show’s main songs. Males, 30 – 65 yrs old. Range: various (tenor 1 & 2, bass 1 & 2)
DORA. A political activist and loyal gopher for her leader. Finds love unexpectedly and is launched into a wealthier lifestyle. Female, 25-35 yrs old. Range: C4 – F5
FIORELLO LAGUARDIA. An upstanding, proactive politician, philanthropist and lawyer. He is the future mayor of New York. Dynamic, motivated, and principled. Must have the “spark” to be a believable hero. Ideally, he is short and round (but we may be flexible on physical type). Male, 35-50 yrs old. Range: C3 – G4
FLOYD. An uptight, strict, no-nonsense police officer who shows a softer, loveable side when he falls in love. Male, 30-45 yrs old. Range: D3 – D4
MARIE FISCHER. Fiorello’s hard-working and passionate secretary who aspires to create laws. She carries a torch for Fiorello and is always there for him. Female, 30-40 yrs old. Range: G3 – E5
MITZI TRAVERS. An impressive showgirl, talented vocalist, and celebrated musical comedy star who performs at the political rally. Female, 21-35 yrs old. Range: G3 – C5
MITZI’S DANCERS. Four “showgirl” type women who dance in Mitzi’s big number. Female, 18-30 yrs old
MORRIS COHEN. A doleful, pessimistic office manager and dedicated supporter to Fiorello. Good comic timing. Male, 25 – 50 yrs old. Range: A#2 – E4
MR. LOPEZ. A recent immigrant, who seeks assistance in adjusting to the new country’s customs. Male, 25-45 yrs old. Range: C3 – D4
MR. ZAPATELLA. An elderly Italian who has a daughter that he raises strictly and forcefully, yet with the best of intentions. Male, 50-65 yrs old. Range: C3 – E4
MRS. POMERANTZ . A plump matron who is honest and to-the-point in her actions and words. Female, 50-60 yrs old. Range: C4 – D5
NEIL. A faithful law clerk and passionately active member of Fiorello’s committee. Male, 20-35 yrs old. Range: Db3 – E4
THE SENATOR. An old-school Washington conservative politician, ponderous and benign. 40 – 65 yrs old. (speaking role; will also be in ensemble)
THEA. A strongly opinionated community member and leading political activist from Trieste, Italy. She has the magnetism to make Fiorello fall instantly in love with her. Female, 25-40 yrs old. Range: Bb3 – G5
ENSEMBLE OF LADY STRIKERS; SOLDIERS; NEWSIES; HECKLERS; REPORTERS; THUGS; PARTY GUESTS; VOTERS. There are many speaking roles to be cast from the ensemble.