Singin’ In The Rain

Director Jeff Anderson who has directed Mr. Popper’s Penguins and Frosty The Snowman for GREAT Theatre

Choreography by Britta J Peterson who has choreographed White Christmas, Disney’s Aladdin Jr. and High School Musical 2. 

AUDITIONS: Please plan to attend either of the Dance audition times (for all roles requiring dance) and one of the Singing/Acting audition times (for all roles.)

Sunday May 7th - SIGN UP for your audition time here

1:00pm-2:00pm Dance Audition Group One 
2:00pm-3:00pm Singing Acting Audition One

OR

6:00pm-7:00pm Dance Audition Group Two
7:00-8:00pm Singing Acting Audition Two


Mon. May 8th 6:00-9:00pm- Call Backs

We are looking for a really fun group of performers to bring this splashy musical to life. We have roles for singers and non-singers and dancers and non-dancers.  This will be really amazing choreography and as a tap dance show we will be looking for those with experience and those with rhythm as our tap dance leads and ensemble.  We will be auditioning early and can provide some early tap dance classes before rehearsals begin. 

Rehearsals: Cast Read Through May 15th 6:00-9:00pm then rehearsals will begin July 22 (individual singing and tap dance rehearsals will be scheduled on days actors are available prior to rehearsals beginning.) See draft of rehearsal schedule below.

Character Breakdown: We will be auditioning teens and adults for this production.
Character - Age - Vocal Range - Description – Dance!

MEN:

  • Don Lockwood 28-40 G to F# --Famous movie star, romantic lead, charismatic and charming, tap dancer, strong singer.
  • Cosmo Brown 28-40 C to G --Don’s best friend, high energy comedic sidekick, tap dancer, acrobatic skills and/or ability to play piano would be a plus. 
  • R.F. Simpson 40+ No singing.-- Big time studio executive and producer with Monumental Pictures. No dancing.
  • Rosco Dexter 30+ No singing.-- Director of Lockwood and Lamont pictures, high strung No dancing.
  • Rod 30+ No singing. Public Relations man for Monumental Pictures, may also be in ensemble. No dancing if not in ensemble.
  • Featured Tenor Soloist in Beautiful Girl, also in ensemble. Dancing yes.
  • Male Ensemble Age: 18-50 Various vocal ranges. Various speaking roles, most will also dance and sing.


WOMEN:

  • Kathy Selden 20-30 G to Eb --Classic ingénue, Don’s love interest, sweet but spunky, tap dancer, strong singer.
  • Lina Lamont 28-40-- Don’s leading lady onscreen (but not off), air headed starlet with a big ego, nasal irritating voice. Minimal dancing.
  • Zelda Zanders 25-35 Any vocal range. --Actress, Lina’s friend, on her ninth husband, also in ensemble for dancing and singing.
  • Dora Bailey 35-50 No singing. --Red carpet commentator, gossipy society reporter. No dancing. 
  • Miss Dinsmore 35-55 No singing. --Lina’s exasperated diction coach No dancing.
  • Female Ensemble 18-50 --Various singing and dancing roles, including featured dancer in Broadway Melody. Most will dance and sing.

what to prepare

To audition for a role that sings please prepare either "Good Morning" or"Singin' In The Rain."

Please prepare one of the following monologues (you don't have to memorize.)

Kathy: Leave me alone. You’re a criminal. Wait a minute. Your Don LockwoodUh-Mr. Lockwood I can't tell you how sorry I was about taking you for a criminal before but it was understandable under the circumstances. I knew I'd seen you even though I don’t watch your movies. Oh, no offense. But you see, I'm not interested in the movies. I mean they don't act. They just make a lot of dumb show. Acting means great parts, wonderful lines speaking those glorious words...Shakespeare, Ibsen...

Lina: You won’t do nothing R.F. You wouldn't want to call the papers and say Lina Lamont is a big fat liar! You can’t control me any more, what do you think I am? Dumb or somethin'? I had my lawyers go over my contract. I control my publicity not you. And the studio's responsible for every word printed about me. And if I don't like it, I can syoo! And if you tell the papers about Kathy Selden, it would be "Detrimental and deleterious to my career." It says so right here.  Contract dated June 8, 1925 paragraph thirty-four -subdivision letter .A the party of the first part -- That's me!

Don: I've had one motto, which I've always lived by: Dignity -- always dignity. This was instilled in me by Mum and Dad from the very beginning. They sent me to the best dancing schools. Where I met my lifelong friend. Cosmo Brown. And with him, I used to perform for all Mum and Dad's society friends. They used to make such a fuss over me.  They brought me up on Shaw and Moliere. The finest of the classics. This stimulated my love for performing, and to this we added rigorous musical training at the conservatory. In a few years, Cosmo and I were ready to embark on a dance concert tour.

Cosmo: Why don't you just release the last one under a new title? If you've seen one, you've seen them all. Come on now, Don. Snap out of it! You can't let a little thing like this get you down. Why you're Don Lockwood, aren't you"? And Don Lockwood's an actor, isn't he? What’s the first thing an actor learns? The show must go on. Come rain, come shine, come sleet, come snow, the show must go on. So remember short people have long faces. Long people have short faces. Big people have little humor and little people have no humor at all!


If interested in one of the non-singing roles please prepare either:

R.F.:Don, Lina, come here. All right everybody, save it! Tell them to go home!! We’re shutting down for a few weeks! What’s the matter? “The Jazz Singer”, that’s what’s the matter. “The Jazz Singer”. It’s a sensation. The public is screaming for more! More what? Talking pictures! Talking pictures! We should have thought of this freak thing at this studio! I told you talking pictures were a menace, but no one would listen to me. Dexter, we’ve got to put our best foot forward. We’re going to make “The Dueling Cavalier” as a talking picture.

Dora: Hello, out there! This is Dora Bailey talking to you in front of Graumann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Every star is here to make Monumental Pictures’ premiere of “The Royal Rascal” the outstanding event of 1927. We are breathlessly awaiting the arrival of its two great stars, Lina Lamont and Don Lockwood. The stars keep pouring in, anticipating the arrival of tonight’sglorious stars. Here come Mr. RF Simpson, the man who gave you all the Lockwood-Lamont pictures, and his lovely wife.

 

Rehearsal Schedule Draft: Not every actor will be called to every rehearsal.

REHEARSALS:

Mon. May 15th 6:00-9:00pm
Read Through, Cast Meeting & Costume Measurements, provide “MTI rehearse score” for each actor’s songs

May 16-July 21- Individual singing rehearsals with each actor & Tap Dance Basics/Refresh

Saturday July 22
12-1 Warm Up
2-5  Singin’ in the Rain Act 2 (Full Cast)
5-9 Singin’ in the Rain Act 2 (Full Cast) 

Sunday July 23
12-1 Review
2-5 Broadway Ballet (Ensemble, Kathy, Don, Lina)
5-9 Broadway Ballet (Ensemble, Kathy, Don, Lina) 

Monday July 24
5-6 Warm Up (Full Cast)
6-10 Review (Full Cast) 

Tuesday July 25
5-6 Review
6-10 Moses Supposes – 4 hours (Cosmo, Don, Male Dance Ensemble)

Wednesday July 26
5-6 Review
6-10 You Were Meant For Me (6 select dancers + Don and Kathy)
BLOCK SCENES 6:00-10:00pm
Act 2 Scene 2
Act 2 Scene 3
Act 2 Scene 4
Act 2 Scene 5 

Thursday July 27
5-6 Review
6-8 Singin’ In The Rain 1 (Don + Ensemble + Dance Assistant)
8-10 Beautiful Girls (Female Ensemble + Production Tenor_

       Don Review w/ Dance Assistant
BLOCK: 6:00-10:00pm
Act 1 Scene 4
Act 1 Scene 12
Act 2 Scene 1 

Friday July 28
5-10 Review w/ Dance Assistant 

Tuesday August 1
5-6 Review
6-10 Good Morning (Don, Kathy, Cosmo)
Ensemble Review w/ Dance Assistant

Wednesday August 2
5-6 Review
6-8 Fit as a Fiddle
8-10 All I Do (Kathy + Female Ensemble)
Don/Cosmo Review w/ Dance Assistant
BLOCK: 6:00-10:00pm
Act 1 Scene 2
Act 1 Scene 3
Act 1 Scene 6 

Thursday August 3
5-6 Warm Up
6-10 Review

Monday, August 7th  6:00-10:00pm
BLOCK:
Act 1 Scene 1
Act 1 Scene 5
Act 1 Scene 7
Act 1 Scene 11
MUSIC: ENSEMBLE

Tuesday, August 8th  6:00-10:00pm
Act 1 Scene 8
Act 1 Scene 9
Act 1 Scene 10
Act 1 Scene 13
MUSIC: ENSEMBLE

Wednesday, August 9th 6:00-10:00pm
MUSIC- LEADS
DANCE- Review

Thursday, August 10th 6:00-10:00pm
MUSIC- ALL
DANCE- Review

Monday, August 14th 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW

Tuesday, August 15th 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW

Wednesday, August 16th 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW

Thursday, August 17th 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW

Monday, August 21st 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW

Tuesday, August 22nd 6:00-10:00pm
MUSIC & DANCE

Wednesday, August 23rd 6:00-10:00pm
MUSIC & DANCE

Thursday, August 24th 6:00-10:00pm
MUSIC & DANCE

Monday, August 28th 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW @ Paramount

Tuesday, August 29th 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW @ Paramount

Wednesday, August 30th 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW @ Paramount

Thursday, August 31st 6:00-10:00pm
RUN SHOW @ Paramount

Friday, September 1st 6:00-10:00pm
DRY TECH @ Paramount

Saturday, September 2nd 10am-5:00pm
TBD

Monday, September 4th Noon-5:00pm
First TECH

Tuesday, September 5th 5:00-10:00pm
Second TECH

Wednesday, September 6th 5:00-10:00pm
Third TECH

Thursday, September 7th 5:00-10:00pm
Fourth & Final Tech

Friday, September 8th 7:30pm
OPENING NIGHT

 

If interested in an ADULT beginner/refresher tap class please complete the form below. 
This class is open to adults interested in auditioning as well as those who are just looking for an intro tap class for fun.  The choreography routine for auditions will not be taught at this class.  Space is limited and you must sign up below. Contact Jamie@GreatTheatre.org with questions.