FOR THE MUSICAL
(As relevant and explosive today as it was almost 50 years ago!)
SATURDAY, APRIL 28th, at 11:00 a.m.
MONDAY, APRIL 30th, at 7:00 p.m.
The Story: It's 1959 at Rydell High in this fun-loving musical. Greaser, Danny Zuko, and new-girl-in-town, Sandy Dumbrowski, try to recapture the thrill of their summer romance. The T-Birds and the Pink Ladies dance and sing through Summer Nights, Greased Lightnin', It's Raining on Prom Night, Alone at the Drive-In Movie, and many more great songs. The score recalls the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley, and the story is a valentine to more innocent times.
Singers who have strong musical theater vocal and harmonic abilities are needed to play leading, supporting and featured characters.
Please bring sheet music to auditions - and be prepared to sing 16 bars of music. (Music Director, Linda Sharp, will accompany.)
Auditions will also consist of learning a few dance steps
(led by Choreographer Aaron Hansen) and readings from the script.
Casting notes regarding age: For the teen roles, we are seeking male and female actors between the ages of 15-27 years who can 'play' the ages of 15-19. For the adult roles, we are seeking male and female actors between the ages of 25-50 years.
MISS LYNCH (Vocal Part Flexible,) A no-nonsense, serious, loud, Rydell High School Principal and English teacher.
BLANCHE (Soprano) Miss Lynch’e faithful secretary.
SANDY DUMBROWSKI (Soprano, A3–F#5) Sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent, must transform to being sassy and sexy.
BETTY RIZZO (Alto A3–C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.
FRENCHY (Alto, A3–D5) A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.
MARTY (Alto, C4–C5) The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.
JAN (Alto, A3-C5) Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.
CHARLENE 'Cha-Cha' DIGREGORIO (Alto, C4–C5) Best dancer at St. Bernadette's. A loud mouth who wins the dancing competition with Danny.
FEATURED SINGERS (all-ranges) A group of singers and dancers who will sing the Alma Mater, Those Magic Changes and play a variety of students: in the cafeteria, cheerleaders, dream sequences, etc.
VINCE FONTAINE (Vocal Part Flexible) A typical teen-audience disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran greaser.
TEEN ANGEL (Age Flexible, Tenor, E4–F5,) Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.
DANNY ZUKO (Tenor, D4–B5) The leading character; he's good-looking, strong and confident, with an easy-going charm.
KENICKIE (Tenor, C4–F5) Second in command, tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.
SONNY LATIERRI (Baritone, G3–A5) One of the guys; a funny Italian-American, a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer.
DOODY (Tenor, D4-A5) The youngest of the guys; he needs to play the guitar. Doody is small and boyish with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys.
ROGER (Tenor, D4-A5) An 'anything-for-a-laugh' stocky clown who is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.
EUGENE FLORCZYK (Tenor, A3–E5) The class valedictorian; awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher,' both smug and pompous, and also gullible.
JOHNNY CASINO (Tenor, G4-E5) All-American, rock-star greaser student at Rydell High, thinks of himself as Elvis. His real name is Clarence.
FEATURED SINGERS: A group of singers and dancers who may sing the Alma Mater, be featured in Greased Lightning, and play a variety of jocks and other students.
Show runs from July 12th to the 22nd and rehearsals will begin in mid-May. The play will be directed by Greg Holt.
Please call (319) 235-0367 for additional information.
More auditions for Waterloo Community Playhouse
UPCOMING AUDITIONS FOR WATERLOO COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE
We will hold audition prep classes on Saturday, September 8th, and Sunday, September 9th.
Auditions will be:
Saturday, September 15th, at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18th, at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 17th, at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, November 19th, at 7:00 p.m.
RING OF FIRE:
Saturday, January 19th, at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20th, at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30th, at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 2nd, at 7:00 p.m.