|AUDITIONS FOR 2018-2019 PRODUCTIONS|
|2018 - 2019 Season|
by Agatha Christie
Produced by Linda Correll
Oct. 13, 20, 26, 27, 2018 @ 8PM
Oct. 21, 2018 @ 2PM - Matinee
by Larry Shue
Produced by Kay Macrae
Jan. 12, 19, 25, 26, 2019 @ 8PM
Jan. 20, 2019 @ 2PM - Matinee
On Borrowed Time
by Paul Osborne
Directed by Linda Viel
Produced by Anne King
Mar. 9, 16, 22, 23, 2019 @ 8PM
Mar. 17, 2019 @ 2PM - Matinee
music by Stephen Sondheim & book by James Goldman
Directed by Ed Bontempo
Produced by Steve Lemenille & Kay Macrae
May 4, 11, 17, 18, 2019 @8PM
May 19, 2019 @2PM - Matinee
Dates subject to change
|--- A U D I T I O N N O T I C E ---|
directed by Ed Bontempo
produced by Steve Lemenille & Kay Macrae
musical direction by Bruce De LaCruz
choreography by Natalie Dee
Sun. Jan. 27 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Mon. Jan. 28 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Tues. Jan. 29 Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
SYNOPSIS OF THE MUSICAL
Follies - A musical by Stephen Sondheim; book by James Goldman
Before their former theater is demolished, the "Weismann Follies" showgirls reunite to reconnect and sing and dance their old numbers. Featuring some of Sondheim's most well-known songs, including "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here," and "Broadway Baby," Follies juxtaposes innocence with sophistication, harsh reality with surrealism, and the dreams of what will be with the regrets of what was. Memory and time intermingle as two couples confront the truth about their past in order to face the future.
ROLE BREAKDOWNS --- All roles are open.
Sally Durant Plummer (f) (Female, 45-55 yrs. old | Range: F3 - G5) Petite. Sweet-faced. Bubbly. Still remarkably like the girl she was 30 years ago. A former Follies girl, she married a man she didn't love. Needy and delusional at times.
Young Sally: (f) (Female, 18-25 yrs. old | Range: C4 - Gb5) A younger version of the adult Sally. She is perhaps the most similar to her adult counterpart of any of the foursome. Petite. Sweet-faced. Bubbly. Adventurous. Wants it all, but may not have the patience or drive to wait for it.
Heidi Schiller: (f) (Female, 65-75 yrs. old | Range: D4 – A6)
Tall and queenly. Viennese. Incredibly rich and well known in elite social circles, she is constantly reminiscing.
Hattie Walker: (f) (Female, 65-75 yrs. old | Range: G3 - B5)
An appealingly tough, no-nonsense lady. A former knockout Follies girl from the earlier years of the shows. She has married several times and always to the same type: the bad boy.
Emily: (f) (Female, 65-80 yrs. old | Range: A4 - D5)
A tiny, bright, and papery woman. Married to Theodore; together, they teach dance.
Theodore Whitman: (m) [(Male, 65-80 yrs. old | Range: A3 - D4)]
A tiny, bright, and papery man. Married to Emily; together, they teach dance.
Solange La Fitte:(f) [(Female, 65-75 yrs. old | Range: A4 - G5)]
A French fashionista. Very much still alive and enjoying it, she is a perfume creator and seller. Has travelled the world but loves Paris more than any other place.
Carlotta Campion: (f) [(Female, 45-55 yrs. old | Range: Eb3 - C5)] The one-time movie star, in terrific shape for her age. The kind of woman who has seen everything and is proud to be standing where she is.
Phyllis Rogers Stone: (f) [(Female, 45-55 yrs. old | Range: F3 - E5)] Stylish and intelligent. Her face is more beautiful now than it was 30 years ago. A woman who made her husband her life, the journey has hardened her and replaced the traces of life with cold sophistication and poise.
Benjamin Stone: (m) [(Male, 50-60 yrs. old | Range: A3 - F5) ] Tall. Trim. Distinguished. Successful. Authoritative. A man bent on success from a young age who has achieved it, and now realizes the toll it had on personal relationships.
Young Phyliss: (f) [(Female, 20-25 yrs. old | Range: C4 - F#5)] A younger version of Phyllis, when she was an energetic and naïve Follies girl. Slightly sad and homesick. With all the drive and none of the sophistication of the adult Phyllis.
Young Ben: (m) [(Male, 20-30 yrs. old | Range: C3 - Fb4)] A not yet fully realized version of the man we see before us today, he is driven and intelligent but not quite so distinguished, and not yet frightened by his success.
Buddy plumber: (m) [(Male, 50-60 yrs. old | Range: C3 - F4)] A handsome, charismatic man with a sad face wrinkled from years of too much smiling. Stuck in a broken marriage, he's had multiple affairs.
Young Buddy: (m) [(Male, 20-30 yrs. old | Range: C3 - Gb5)] A younger version of the Buddy we see today. Charismatic and lively, a man who knows how to have fun. Loves Sally blindly and wants to give her the world.
Young Heidi:: (f) [(Female, 18-25 yrs. old | Range: E4 - Ab5)] A younger version of the Heidi we see today. Already tall and queenly, but perhaps not yet rich and so well connected.
Dimitri Weissman: (m) [(Male, 70-80 yrs. old | Speaking Role)]An acerbic, vital, energetic man who looks 15 years younger than he really is. Staged the Follies every year between the great wars, and made stars of any girl he wanted from the legions who threw themselves at him.
3 three dancing girls: (f) [(Females, ages 18+)]
4 dancing boys: (m) [(Males, ages 18+)]
Roscoe: (m): [(Male, 55-65 yrs.old) | Range: High tenor - Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: D4)] An elderly showman with a majestic tenor voice who introduces the Follies girls as if no time has passed and they are still the beautiful young girls of years ago.
Young Stella: (f) [Female, young teen/adult | Range: Alto]
other roles: Ghosts/party guests/ waiters doubled up roles.
a) Please bring a current headshot & resume OR complete AUDITION FORM at: AUDITION FORM for FOLLIES
b) Each person should have 2-3 min (max) monologue of their own choice. Those who don't, a monologue will be provided.
c) Each person should be prepared to sing a song of their own choice AND do a time step. [NOTE: tap shoes are not mandatory.]
c) Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.
May 4, 11, 17, 18, 2019 @ 8PM;
May 19, 2019 @ 2PM - Matinee
Apr. 28 thru May 3, 2019
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|Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment of the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. |