AUDITIONS HAVE BEEN MOVED BACK TO IMAGINATION THEATER
Author: Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Director/Choreographer: Vanessa Lathrop
Music/Vocal Director: Jerri Myers
Run: Feb. 18, 2022- March 14, 2022
Pre-Audition Workshop and Informational Meeting:
Tuesday, August 31, 2021. 7:00pm at Imagination Theater. This voluntary workshop is for prospective auditioners, ages 14 to 20 and their parents or families.
Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021
Check-in: 8:30 am
Vocal Auditions: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch break: 12:00 pm – 1:00pm
Dance Auditions: 1:00 pm – 3:00pm
Break: 03:00 pm – 3:30pm
Cold Readings: 4:00 pm – 5:30pm
Callbacks (Invite Only)
Monday, Oct. 4, 7:00-9:00pm
Location For All Auditions: Imagination Theater, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville CA
Bring a photo and a simple resume.
Auditions will include acting, singing, and dancing.
Auditioners must stay for the entire time.
Acting: The auditions will include cold reading from the script. (copies of the script available at the IT box office beginning Sept. 1).
Singing: Prepare a memorized song (one verse and chorus only) of a song from the show or another musical with a similar “feel”. All who audition need to participate in the singing audition EVEN if auditioning for a non-singing role. A Capella singing will not be allowed. Live accompaniment will not be available. Please have music prepared and cued up on a cell phone, iPod, iPad, CD, or laptop. A speaker system will be available.
Dancing: Auditioners will learn a simple dance combination which will be performed in a group. Wear clothes and shoes that are easy to dance in (no short skirts, boots, sandals, or open-toe shoes). All who audition need to participate in the dance audition EVEN if auditioning for a non-dance role.
Callbacks: Additional reading from the script will be required. You may be asked to prepare a specific song from the show. Additional choreography may be taught (including partner dancing).
It’s Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin'”, “It’s Raining on Prom Night”, “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals along with innumerable school and community productions place GREASE among the world’s most popular musicals.
This will be Imagination Theater’s 4th production of GREASE.
Casting the Following Roles:
*Ages are listed as approximate. If you are in the general age RANGE or can play a particular age, please audition. Often the ages of characters are adjusted (within reason) when casting shows
Songs / Dance / Other Skills Required
|Danny||The leader of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Well built, good looking, with an air of cool, easy going charm. Strong and confident. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+)||Summer Nights (with Sandy) Alone at the Drive In Movie (Solo) All Choked Up (with Sandy) Greased Lightning (with Kenickie & T Birds) Good dancer||D – High B Good Falsetto to High Db (optional)|
|Kenickie||Second-in-command of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Tough looking, tattooed, surly, avoids any show of softness. Has an off-beat sense of humor. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+)||Greased Lightning (Lead) – Good Dancer||D – F#|
Burger Palace Boy
|Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero worshipping attitude toward the other guys. Plays guitar (optional).||Those Magic Changes (Lead) Rock’n’Roll Party Queen (with Roger) Greased Lightning (with Kenickie & T Birds)||D – G Good Falsetto to High Eb (optional)|
Burger Palace Boy
|The ‘anything for a laugh’ stocky type. Full of mischief, half baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on.||Mooning (with Jan) Greased Lightning (with Kenickie & T Birds) Rock’n’Roll Party Queen (with Doody)||F – G|
Burger Palace Boy
|A wannabe tough guy who thinks he’s a real lady killer||Greased Lightning (with Kenickie & T Birds)|
|Eugene||The class valedictorian. Physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high pitched voice. A nerdy apple polisher, smug and pompous but gullible.||Alma Mater (with Choral Group) – Good mover|
|Vince Fontaine||Adult, a typical ‘teen audience’ radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran ‘greaser’. Must be able to convincingly play an adult (25+)||Non singing – Good mover|
|Johnny Casino||A ‘greaser’ student at Rydell who energetically leads a rock’n’roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock’n’roll idol (like Elvis).||Shaking at the High School Hop (Lead) Born to Hand Jive (Lead) Good energetic solo performer||A – C Good Falsetto to High C (optional)|
|Teen Angel||A good looking, falsetto voiced crooner. A singer who would have caused the girls (and women) to scream and riot back in 1958. (May double cast with a “Burger Palace Boy”)||Beauty School Dropout (Lead)||E – B Good Falsetto to E|
|Other Characters / Chorus||Students / Additional Teachers and Coaches / Little Brothers|
Songs / Dance / Other Skills Required
|Sandy||Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute, like Sandra Dee of the ‘Gidget’ movies. However, must be able to play sassy and sultry after her transformation. Must be able to convincingly play an older (16+)||Summer Nights (with Danny) It’s Raining on Prom Night (duet with Soloist 1) Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee – Reprise (Solo) All Choked Up (with Danny)||A – D|
|Betty Rizzo||Leader of Leader of the “Pink Ladies”. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken, but vulnerable during a pregnancy scare. Italian, with unconventional good looks. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+)||Freddy My Love (with Marty and Pink Ladies) Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee (Lead) There Are Worse Things I Could Do (Solo)||A-C|
|A dreamer. Good natured but a little dumb. Heavily made up, fussy about her appearance – particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+)||Freddy My Love (with Marty and Pink Ladies)|
|The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+)||Freddy My Love (Lead) Must be able to walk comfortably in high heels – please wear to audition||C – Db|
|Energetic, bubbly, and eating all the time! Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys.||Freddy My Love (with Marty and Pink Ladies) Mooning (with Roger) Alma Mater (with Choral Group of 12) Cheerleading / Baton Swirling (optional) Cha||Bb – Bb|
|Patty||A typical all American cheerleader. Attractive and athletic. Aggressive, sure of herself, given to burst of disconcerting enthusiasm. Catty. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+)||Alma Mater (Choral Group) Cheerleading / Baton (optional)|
|Cha Cha||Kenickie’s blind date, who dances the Hand Jive with Danny. Sexy, fiesty and overly confident. Is, and takes pride in being ‘the best dancer at St Bernadette’s’. Must be able to convincingly play an older teenager (16+)||Non singing Excellent dancer Must be able to walk AND dance comfortably in high heels – please wear to audition|
|Miss Lynch||The Rydell High School Head Mistress. Strict, demanding teacher, who would like to consider herself ‘hip’, but she definitely isn’t. Must be able to convincingly play an adult (40+)||Alma Mater (badly) Doesn’t need to be a good singer|
|Other Characters / Chorus||Students / Additional Teachers and Coaches / Little Sisters|
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