Auditions for Curtains @ Drury Lane Theatrical Productions Inc., Burlington [13 January]

Auditions for Curtains


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13
January
10:00 - 16:00

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Drury Lane Theatrical Productions Inc.
2269 New Street, Burlington, Ontario L7R 1J4
CALLING ALL ACTORS / SINGERS
Drury Lane Theatrical Productions Inc. (DLTP) will be holding auditions for our spring production of the musical, Curtains this coming January!

Composer: John Kander
Lyricist: Fred Ebb
Librettist: Rupert Holmes and Peter Stone
Director: Gregory Flis
Music Director: Trevor Price
Choreographer: Wanda Markocki
Producer: Michael Belton

Audition Information:
Auditions will take place at the Drury lane Loft (2269 New Street, Burlington) on the following dates:
Saturday January 13th from 10:00 am- 12:30 pm and 1:00pm to 4:00 pm

Call backs: Monday January 15th at 7:00 pm

You can book your audition time slot by contacting Michael Belton ([email protected]) or 905-317-4049. Please let us know your preferred time and we will do our best to fit you in!
You will be asked to prepare a simple ballad, show tune, or hymn in a traditional musical style. Please bring sheet music, as an accompanist will be provided.

Production Dates & Locations:
The show runs from May 4th, 2018 to May 27th, 2018 at the Drury Lane Loft in Burlington Ontario (2269 New Street).

Overview:
When the talentless star of a musical is murdered on opening night, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives to solve the mystery and finds himself drawn into the dramatic world of the production.

Show Synopsis:
Curtains is parody of 1950s «whodunnit» theater mysteries, where a lone detective, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, investigates a series of murders that take place place behind the scenes of a fictional 1950s cowboy musical, Robbin' Hood. The cast of Robbin' Hood is forced to stay inside the theater while Boston police detective Frank Cioffi unravels the mystery, getting involved with the show and falling in love with ingenue Niki Harris in the process.

Roles:
Lieutenant Frank Cioffi (Baritone)
Male Lead — The central character, a Local Boston detective who is also a musical theatre aficionado. Aside from being exceptionally good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. He falls in love with Niki.

Niki Harris (Soprano)
Female Lead — Pretty, naïve ingénue. Niki is playing a supporting role and is Jessica Cranshaw's understudy in the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She is eager to make her Broadway debut. She meets and falls in love with Detective Frank Cioffi, who is investigating a murder at the theatre.

Aaron Fox (Baritone)
Male Lead — The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he's separated

Georgia Hendricks (Mezzo-Soprano)
Female Lead — Female half of songwriting team. Ends up taking on the leading lady role of the show-within-the-show.

Bobby Pepper (Baritone)
Male Supporting — The choreographer and male star of the show within the show. A handsome Gene Kelly type who is the one shining star in an otherwise dire show. He is Aaron's charming rival and the current boyfriend of Georgia. A strong singer and even stronger dancer.

Carmen Bernstein (Alto)
Female Supporting — The show's brassy producer, unhappily married to Sidney and Bambi's estranged mother. Highly comical role with a belt voice. Carmen had always belittled Bambi in public, but for a nice reason.

Bambi Bernact (Soprano)
Female Supporting — Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer; she has a contentious relationship with her mother, who insists on calling her by her real name, Elaine. She changed her name to Bambi because in the Disney movie, hunters kill Bambi's mother.

Christopher Belling (Baritone)
Male Supporting — English director. Very holy and funny.

Jessica Cranshaw (Soprano)
Female Featured — Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer, dancer and actress who stars in the show within a show and is murdered on its opening night.

Oscar Shapiro (Baritone)
Male Featured — The general manager and sole investor. An agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money.

Daryl Grady (Spoken)
Male Featured — A Theatre critic for the local Boston newspaper, he enjoys using the power he has to make or break shows during their out-of-town tryouts.

Johnny Harmon (Spoken)
Male Featured — The Stage Manager of the show-within-the-show. Johnny is gruff but lovable. He keeps the company in line and on their toes throughout the rehearsal process.

Sidney Bernstein (Spoken)
Male Ensemble — The co-producer of an out of town flop. Sidney is tough and self-serving.

Sasha Illjinky
The European conductor of the show within the show; played by the orchestra's actual conductor.

Randy Dexter
One of the male ensemble actors of the show within the show.

Harv Fremont
One of the male ensemble actors of the show within the show, Randy's sidekick.

Detective O’Farrell
Cioffi's associate from the Boston Police Department, assists in the investigation.
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