Announcing Open Auditions

ANYTHING GOES
FINIAN’S RAINBOW
MAN OF LA MANCHA

 

Saturday, June 2 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM and
Sunday, June 3 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM

 

ANYTHING GOES

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September/October 2018
Rehearsals begin in mid-July.

Call Backs for Anything Goes
Sunday, June 3
7:00 PM until 10:00 PM

 

A 1930’s musical, Anything Goes has been revived several times and has received Tony Awards for the Best Revival of a Musical. Filled with dance and the songs of Cole Porter, the story concerns madcap antics aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London. Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with an heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer/Evangelist, Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy #13 Moonface Martin aid Billy in his quest to win Hope. The musical introduced such songs as "Anything Goes", "You're the Top",
“It’s Delovely and "I Get a Kick Out of You."

 

Staff
Producer: Lucy Haab
Director: C. Michael Traw
Musical Director: Christopher Adams
Vocal Director: Christopher Adams
Choreographer: James Ambler

 

Roles


Principals


SIR EVELYN OAKLEIGH - English gentleman, eccentric comic timing and character singing
MRS. WADSWORTH T. HARCOURT - silly, snobbish mother of Hope; society matron - 40 to 70. Mostly speaking, some singing.
HOPE HARCOURT - 18 to 35 and engaged to Sir Evelyn. Strong legitimate soprano, some dance ability, sweet personality.
RENO SWEENEY - nightclub singer, former evangelist, 25 - 50, must have a brassy personality, a strong belt and great comic timing. Tap ability is helpful.
BILLY CROCKER - 20 - 35. Whitney's "general manager", in love with Hope, comic timing, some dance ability and a lyrical voice.
MOONFACE MARTIN - Public Enemy No. 13 disguised as a preacher, lots of physical comedy. Featured comic singer with high energy.
BONNIE - moll, traveling with Moon, 20 to 40 years old. Must be perky, have a fun comic voice, strong singing belt and fantastic tapper.
(all are principal singers)

 

Supporting


ELISHA J. WHITNEY - Wall Street executive; lush. 40 - 70, strong comic desire to drink. Mostly speaking with some featured singing.
STEWARD - of the liner "American”, 20 - 40, hard working and often confused, mostly a speaking role, can also be a member of the speaking chorus.
REPORTER (CHARLIE) - for the Globe American
CAMERAMAN - for the Globe American
BISHOP (HENRY T. DOBSON) - missionary, very full of himself, 30 to 60, mostly a speaking role, can also be a member of the speaking ensemble.
FIRST CHINESE MAN (CHING) and SECOND CHINESE MAN (LING) - Christian converts and gamblers, silly comic speaking roles. May also be members of the singing ensemble.
PURSER - of the liner "American"
CAPTAIN - skipper of the liner "American”, 30 - 60. Mostly a speaking role, can also be a member of the singing chorus.
CHASTITY, PURITY, VIRTUE, AND CHARITY (ANGELS) - girls in the backup vocal quartet (Andrews Sisters Style) and showgirls for Reno's Act, 17 - 40, featured dancers and strong voices, great personalities and excellent tappers.
SAILORS QUARTET - 17 to 40, strong singing quartet featured vocally throughout the show. Must move well.
SAILORS - Ensemble, ship's crew
GIRL 1, 2 and 3 - Ensemble and Passengers
SINGING ENSEMBLE
DANCING ENSEMBLE

 

FINIAN’S RAINBOW

 

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February, 2019
Rehearsals begin in late October with time off for the holidays.


The winner of 3 Tony Awards, with Irish whimsy, melodious magic, and biting social commentary, Finian’sRainbow tackles the American Dream and the state of civil rights in the post-World War II United States. Aging Irish dreamer Finian McLonerghan and his savvy daughter Sharon travel to America to bury a small pot of gold, which Finian believes will grow to yield millions. When they arrive in fictional Rainbow Valley in Missitucky, the McLonerghans encounter goodhearted sharecroppers, bigoted blowhard politicians… and a romantic leprechaun! One of America’s classic and most original musicals, FINIAN’S RAINBOW remains as timely now as when it was first written. The charming score called “one of the most enduringly delicious ever concocted for an American musical” by The New York Times, includes hits like “Old Devil Moon,” “Look to the Rainbow,” “How Are Things In Glocca Morra?” and “If I’m Not Near the Girl I Love”.

 

Staff


Producer: Lucy Haab
Director: TBA
Musical Director: TBA
Vocal Director: TBA
Choreographer: TBA

 

Roles

 

SHARON MCLONERGAN - a lovely, Irish collen, 30 - 49, Soprano, Mezzo Soprano
FINIAN MCLONERGAN - Lead, 60 - 80, Character Singer, Must do a good Irish accent, Tenor or Baritone
OG - semi-mortal Leprechaun, Tenor or Baritone, excellent mover, 30 - 59
WOODY MAHONEY - 30 - 49, bari-tenor, homegrown hero
SUSAN MAHONEY - Woody’s mute sister, excellent ballet skills
SENATOR BILLBOARD RAWLINS - prototypical white Southern Politician, spoken, tenor, 40 and older
BUZZ COLLINS ENSEMBLE - Supporting, Spoken, 30 - 59
SHERIF/ ENSEMBLE - Supporting, Male, Spoken
“NECESSITY SINGER - Female, 30 - 59
WHITE GEOLOGIST - Male, Featured, Spoken
AFRICAN AMERICAN GEOLOGIST - Male, Featured, Spoken
GOSPELEERS/ENSEMBLE: Males & Females, 20 and up
ENSEMBLE - Females and Males - All Ages including Sunny, Send Sharecropper, Mr. Robust, Henry, Howard,, Henry’s Mother, Mr.
Shears, Diana, Honey Lou, First Deputy, Second Deputy, Third Deputy (These roles may be selected from the ensemble
after rehearsals begin.), 2 children, mixed, all ethnicities
JOHN THE PREACHER - Male, Featured, Tenor
PASSION PILGRIM GOSPELEERS - Male, Tenor, Baritone
MAUDE, DELORES, LYN - Female, featured, Mezzo Soprano, Alto
ENSEMBLE/SHARECROPPERS - Either gender, All vocal ranges

 

MAN OF LA MANCHA

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July, 2019
Rehearsals begin in late April with time off for 4th of July weekend.

 

Man of La Mancha, the winner of 5 Tony Awards including best book and best score and has inspired theatre goers since the very first note of “The Impossible Dream” was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his own follies.

 

Staff


Producer: Lucy Haab
Director: Mark Drumm
Musical Director: Pat Day
Vocal Director: Anita Carey
Choreographer: Kim Saunders

 

Roles

 

CAPTAIN OF THE INQUISITION - An Imposing, cruel man. This is a non-singing role unless he also doubles as one of the prison characters later in the play.
DON QUIXOTE (ALONSO QUIJANA)/ MIGUEL de CERVANTES: - Tall, thin charismatic man, he is an actor, playwright, and would-be knight.
He is both the narrator of the story, and the main character in this play-within-a-play. Baritone (Low B Flat to G).
SANCHO PANZA (THE MANSERVANT): Older than Don Quixote, he is shorter and more squat.even with all his idiosyncrasies. Tenor (C to high A). NOTE; ALL THE REMAINING CHARACTERS DOUBLE AS PRISONERS WHO BECOME THE VARIOUS CHARACTERS LISTED BELOW. ALL WILL EVENTUALLY SING “IMPOSSIBLE DREAM”:

ALDONZA (DULCINEA) - A serving woman and prostitute, rough on the outside but has a gentle heart, Soprano (low A Flat to high A Flat).
THE INNKEEPER (THE GOVERNOR) - A large and powerful man. Bass (low A to C sharp).
THE DUKE (DR. SANSON CARRASCO/KNIGHT OF THE MIRRORS): Baritone (low C to D flat). Sings “We’re Only Thinking of Him.”
THE PADRE: A kindly, sympathetic Cleric. Tenor (C to High G).
THE BARBER: Comedic Role, he is the traveling barber with the Golden Helmet. Tenor (F to high G).
ANTONIA: Alonso Quijana’s (Quixote) self-centered niece and Dr. Carrasco’s fiancée. Mezzo (C to high F).
THE HOUSEKEEPER: Alonso Quijana’s strong housekeeper who is full of hope, and with strong religious/ moral convictions. Mezzo (A to high F).
PEDRO: The head muleteer, he is a mean and vicious man, leading the attack on Aldonza. He uses a bull whip. Baritone (Low D to D).
ANSELMO: Another rough, sturdy muleteer. Tenor (F to high G Falsetto).
GUITAR PLAYER: One of Muleteers, he must be able to play Flamenco Rhythm, and has a guitar solo. Could also be any of the other muleteers listed. Any Range. Please bring your guitar to the audition.
OTHER MULETEERS (JOSE, TENORIO, PACO, JUAN): All are tough muleteers. Various singing Parts.
MARIA: The Innkeeper’s shrewish wife. Any Range.
FERMINA: A servant girl in the Inn. Any Range
THE MOOR (Also one of the Muleteers): Head of the Moorish/Gypsy band. Tenor (C to high B). Sings in Moorish Dance
CANTOUR: Assistant to The Moor. Tenor (F to A Flat). Sings in Moorish Dance. Could be played by a female.
MOORISH/GYPSY SPECIALTY DANCER: Special Featured Female Dancer of Moorish Dance Any Range.
MOORS: Male & Female Gypsies who dance & sing. Males will double from Muleteers. Any Range.
GUARDS/MEN OF THE INQUISITION/ KNIGHT OF THE MIRRORS’ ATTENDANTS: These are either “extras” or are made up of male and female cast members who are not in the scene immediately before theirs.

 

Important Information for All Show Auditions

 

Audition Location
Park Townsend
46 W Julian St.
San Jose, CA (downtown San Jose, you may need change for parking meters) Enter 0016 on the Call Box outside the front door. Walk up the grand staircase or take the elevator to the second floor, the audition room is right there.

 

Auditionees

 

Sign up for an audition spot at
Bring your own audition music, a head shot if you have it and plan on signing 16 bars - 32 bars. A piano player will be provided.
Sign up for an audition slot and receive your audition forms by going to www.sjmt.org.

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If you have questions, please call Lucy at 408/781-5862.
You will receive an email notice within 3 days after auditions letting you know if you have been called back or not.
If you are Called Back you will receive an email notice letting you know the time and place of Call Backs.

 

Rehearsal and Performance Locations


Rehearsals will be held at Evergreen Valley College through their kind generosity. Performances will be in the lovely 390 seat theatre which has state of the art sound and lighting equipment.

 

Volunteers
Needed and welcomed in all areas to join in the fun and work on our shows. Teen to Senior. In addition to our casts we need many volunteers to sew, paint, help with computer skills, construct scenery, hang lights and be on the run-crew. Run-crew for all shows will require many volunteers to help with multiple quick costume changes and other backstage duties. Volunteers may sign up during auditions. Run-crews are a great way to get involved and be a part of these fantastic shows and the San Jose Musical Theater family. Please email, sjmt@sonic.net or call Lucy 408/781-5862 to express your interest in participating with us! There will also be sign up sheets during auditions.

 

We look forward to seeing you at auditions and/or at the show!

 

Very sincerely,
San Jose Musical Theater