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SBMT announces auditions for Thoroughly Modern Millie Nov. 11-12, 2018

Auditions for South Bay Musical Theatre’s spring 2019 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie will be held Nov. 11 and 12, 2018. All roles are open, and we strive for diversity in our casting. If you’d like to be notified about all of our future auditions, please sign up for our audition announcement email list here. If you have questions about auditions, you can email us at auditions@southbaymt.com. We look forward to seeing you at auditions!

Production Staff:
Director & Choreographer: Lee Ann Payne
Producer: Sasha Motalygo
Production Manager: Sara Dean
Musical Director: Joseph Kelly
Vocal Director: Kevin Brownstein

Key Dates:
First Rehearsal: March 24, 2019
Load-in: April 27, 2019
Opening Night: May 18, 2019
Closing Performance & Strike: June 8, 2019

Sunday, November 11 and Monday, November 12, 2018
Location: Saratoga Civic Theater, 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070

By invitation, Sunday, November 18 and Monday, November 19, 6:30 – 10 p.m.

What to bring:
32 bars of a song in the style of the show — no songs from the show, please — with sheet music in the correct key. No recordings, as an accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot, resume, accurate conflict calendar, clothes and shoes comfortable to dance in, and tap shoes if you have them. All attending vocal auditions will be expected to stay and dance at the Open Dance Call after their vocal audition appointment.

Shop requirement:
As part of participating in an SBMT production, actors will be expected to commit six hours, spread out over one or two Saturdays, to help build the set. For those physically unable to assist with building or painting, volunteering in other departments is also an option. Food is provided, and it’s a great way to bond with your fellow actors. Your assistance with assembling the sets is how SBMT is able to fund its high-quality productions, and we deeply appreciate it. Thank you for your understanding.

More information:
If you have questions, please contact auditions@southbaymt.com

Character Breakdown

South Bay Musical Theatre is committed to inclusivity in our casting process. Actors of all races, ethnicities, genders, body types, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition. All roles open.

Millie Dillmount: A sweet, charismatic woman with a great sense of humor, sharp comedic timing, and a zest for life.  Needs a strong voice with lots of stamina. Mezzo/belt low Ab3 to E5, optional F5. Tap dancing a must.

Jimmy Smith: Self-assured, quick-witted, and charming with a good sense of comedic timing. Tenor with solid high A. Good mover; dancer a plus.

Miss Dorothy Brown: A naive, wealthy girl who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She becomes Millie’s roommate and confidant. Lyric Soprano to A5, optional C6. Ballet, tap, and ballroom experience a plus.

Trevor Graydon: Handsome and debonair, Trevor is an executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company; a strong leading man. Comedic in his “straight man” role. Lyric Baritone A2 to G4. Good mover.

Mrs. Meers: Deceptive and conniving, she’s a former actress from Brooklyn who fakes a Chinese accent and motherly instincts to lure unsuspecting tenants into her trap. Alto/belt with a low E. Comedic role.

Muzzy Van Hossmere: (Ethnicity: preferably African-American) Glamorous, big-hearted, fun-loving, and wise with lots of soul. A diva who knows how to have a good time while never losing sight of what really matters in life & love. G#3 with Belt to D5. Must be a good mover.

Ching Ho: (Ethnicity: Asian, Pacific Islander) A sweet, eager and kind Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Younger brother of Bun Foo and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Vocal range: Bb2 to E4. Singing in Mandarin and speaking in Cantonese is a plus, but not required. Must sing and be a good mover.

Bun Foo: (Ethnicity: Asian, Pacific Islander) A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Vocal Range: E3 to E4. Singing in Mandarin and speaking in Cantonese is a plus, but not required. Must sing and be a good mover.

Miss Flannery: A stern, no-nonsense kind of gal. The Sincere Trust Insurance Company’s Office Manager, she runs a tight ship. Mezzo/belt Bb3 to D5. Tap dance a plus. Comedic role.

Male and Female Ensemble: to play multiple roles. Seeking singer/dancers and dancer/singers who tap.

About the Show

Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan. New Music by Jeanine Tesori. New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan. Original Story and Screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures film.

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie was the 2002 season’s most awarded new show on Broadway! Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the 1920s Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns,” including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce, and rewriting the rules of love. Millie has carefully calculated romantic plans to find the perfect, successful husband, but an unexpected meeting with penniless Jimmy Smith might just change all that. Filled with dancing flappers, dashing leading men, and a dragon lady of a villainess that you’ll love to hate, Thoroughly Modern Millie is perfectly constructed madcap merriment. The score includes notable favorites like “Forget About the Boy;” “I Turned the Corner;” “Gimme, Gimme;” and, of course, the toe-tapping title tune.

SBMT Mailing Address

South Bay Musical Theatre
PO Box 700215
San Jose, CA 95170

Phone: 1.408.266.4734

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