Grease

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

Auditions:

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.

Open Call:

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

Audition Requirements

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). 

Brief Synopsis:

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.

COVID POLICY

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