Slick back your hair, grab your pom-poms, and get ready to dance the Hand Jive! Cabrillo Music Theatre announces auditions for all roles for its first-ever production of GREASE! Cabrillo’s GREASE goes back to the show’s roots, when stars of the stage and film versions of GREASE, Barry Pearl (Doody) and Kelly Ward (Putzie), direct and choreograph respectively, joined by David O as Musical Director. The production will be supervised by Cabrillo’s Artistic Director, Lewis Wilkenfeld. GREASE features such classic songs as “Summer Lovin’,” “Beauty School Dropout,” “We Go Together,” and “Greased Lightnin’.”
GREASE will play April 12th through the 21st, 2013, in the Kavli Theatre at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. Rehearsals begin March 12th, 2013 for non-Equity performers, and March 18th for Equity performers.
Currently seeking Equity Talent and non-Equity Talent.
All roles are open, and all roles are open to Non-Equity talent. Please note that there is no “ensemble” for YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Note: DIVERSITY IS ENCOURAGED. ALL ETHNIC TYPES WELCOME.
All roles are open, and all roles are open to Non-Equity talent. 3 Equity contracts are available, to be cast from among the following roles: Danny, Sandy, Kenickie, Rizzo. There is pay for all roles for age 18 and up. Please note: Due to the ensemble nature of the show, all actors cast as Burger Palace Boys or Pink Ladies will be required for weekday afternoon rehearsals.
DIVERSITY IS ENCOURAGED. ALL ETHNIC TYPES WELCOME.
Cast limited to age 16 and above. Please bring picture and resume. Bring sheet music in the proper key, accompanist provided. Music in the style of show strongly encouraged. Pop is okay. No recorded music or a capella, please. Non-union please limit song to one minute.
Audition schedule is as follows:
Thousand Oaks Auditions:
Hillcrest Center for the Arts, 403 W. Hillcrest, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Singing Appointments for all roles:
Saturday, January 12th – 10:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday, January 13th – 1:00PM-6:00PM
Monday, January 14th – 5PM-10PM
Los Angeles Auditions:
Madilyn Clark Studios, 10852 Burbank Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91601
A.E.A. Principal Appointments
Tuesday, January 15th – 10:30AM-6:00PM
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN! All auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an audition, please call (805) 497-8614 X3. When leaving a message, please include your name, role(s) for which you’d like to be considered, telephone number, and whether or not you’re a member of Actors’ Equity Assn. Please also leave your preferred date/time for audition. Callbacks to take place on January 16-19, and are by invitation only.
Role Descriptions for GREASE
NOTE: All roles listed as “teens” will be cast with older teens and young adults (ages 16 and up) who can portray those ages. All the “Burger Palace Boys” are true “greasers” (super cool, D.A. haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers...or so they think). All the “Pink Ladies” (in the 1950’s this group would have been known as “bad girls”) are club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girl gang members that hang around with the “Burger Palace Boys.” “Burger Palace Boys” and Pink Ladies” require excellent musicianship. ALL cast members must show a strong instinctual grasp of 1950's (as opposed to contemporary) rock & pop vocal stylings.Males:
DANNY ZUKO (plays 17-18) The leader of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Well-built, nice-looking, with an air of cool easy-going charm and sex appeal. Strong and confident. A “bad-boy” who really isn’t bad. Strong and versatile soloist & ensemble singer, rock tenor to high B (falsetto to D). Must dance well.
LKENICKIE (plays 17-18) Second-in-command of the Burger Palace Boys, the toughest looking of the group, tattooed and surly... a Biker. Avoids any show of softness. Off-beat sense of humor. Strong soloist & ensemble singer, bari-tenor low A to high A. Moves well.
DOODY (plays 16-17). Small, boyish, open with a disarming smile and hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys. Strong soloist & ensemble singer, high youthful tenor to high C (falsetto to E). Moves well. Guitar playing a plus.
ROGER (plays 16-17) The “anything-for-a-laugh” stocky type. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. The class clown who enjoys putting other people on. Strong soloist & ensemble singer, rock tenor to high Bb. Moves well.
SONNY (plays 16-18) Italian-looking, with shiny black hair and dark oily skin. A braggart and wheeler-dealer who THINKS he’s a real lady-killer. Strong ensemble singer, bari-bass to low G, sings "doo-wap" style bass. Moves well.
EUGENE (plays 16-18). The class valedictorian. Physically awkward, with weak eyes and high-pitched voice. Tall and lanky. An apple-polisher, smug and pompous but gullible. The quintessential “nerd” with glasses, bow tie and all. Excellent comic skills. Competent ensemble singer, range flexible.
VINCE FONTAINE (any vocal type 30-40) A typical “teen audience” radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking with a good “announcer” sound. A veteran greaser who “comes on to” the high school girls. Competent ensemble singer (optional), range flexible.
JOHNNY CASINO (to play age 17-18) A “greaser” student at Rydell High who leads a rock’n’roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock’n’roll “idol.” Knows his way around a guitar. Strong soloist, rock tenor or baritone. Attractive, moves well. Possibly doubles as TEEN ANGEL.
TEEN ANGEL (Tenor 25+) The character is a dream fantasy of Frenchy's who is a good-looking, falsetto-voiced, Fabian or Frankie Avalon look-alike. A singer who would have caused girls to scream and faint back in 1958. Sex appeal. Strong soloist, rock tenor to high B (falsetto to E). Possibly doubles as JOHNNY CASINO.Females:
SANDY DUMBROWSKI (plays 17-18) Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, naïve and cute like Sandra Dee in the “Gidget” movies; and who has the ability to transform into the hottest of Pink Ladies by show's end. Strong and versatile soloist & ensemble singer, wide range mezzo to low A, belt to C#, comfortable mix to E. Excellent dancer.
BETTY RIZZO (plays 17-18) Leader of the Pink Ladies. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable. Italian, with unconventional good looks. Strong comic timing. Strong soloist & ensemble singer, wide range mezzo to low A, belt to C, comfortable mix/head to G. Moves well.
FRENCHY (plays17-18) A dreamer. Good natured and 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. Strong comic timing. Strong ensemble singer, mezzo/alto, who dances or moves well.
MARTY (plays 16-18) The “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age whenever she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Strong soloist & ensemble singer, mezzo-soprano to high G, moves well.
JAN (plays 16-18) Chubby, compulsive eater. Loud and pushy with the girls but shy with boys. Excellent actress with comic timing. Strong soloist & ensemble singer, alto to low F.
PATTY (Any vocal type 16-18) A typical cheerleader at a middle-class American public high school. Attractive, athletic and perky. Aggressive, sure of herself and given to bursts of enthusiasm. Catty, but in an All-American Girl sort of way. Prefer actress who can also twirl a baton. Strong ensemble singer, range flexible. Baton-twirling and gymnastics a plus.
CHA-CHA DiGREGORIO (plays 17-19) a blind date at the dance. Could be overweight, slovenly, loud-mouthed and unattractive (NOT the sexpot portrayed in the film version). Takes pride in being the “best dancer at St. Bernadette’s.” Strong soloist & ensemble singer, mezzo/alto to low A, belt to C. Must dance. Strong comic timing. All physical types encouraged.
MISS LYNCH (Age 35-60) Stereotypical old maid English teacher. Excellent comic actress. Competent ensemble singer, range flexible. Movement a plus.