We are excited to announce our open auditions for the hilarious musical comedy whodunit… “Curtains!”
Audition Dates: Monday, December 9 and Thursday, December 12, 2020
Audition Time: 7pm – 9pm
Audition Location: Union County Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium – 233 W. 6th St., Marysville, OH
Show Dates: March 13-15, 2020
Show Beneficiary: The Avalon Theatre
Directed by: David Dodds and Laural Olson
Be Prepared: All auditioners are expected to sing a small portion of a song of their choice. Also be sure to bring a completed and signed Audition Form.
What to expect: After auditioning with your song we will be doing cold reads and then conclude with a small choreography teaching/evaluation.
It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! Packed with glorious tunes and a witty, charming script filled with delightful characters, CURTAINS is a hilarious journey for both performers and the audience. The Broadway production garnered 8 nominations at the 2007 Tony Awards® including Best Musical.
(please note that ages may shift depending on turnout)
LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI (40s) 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 (20s-early 30s) Pretty, naïve ingénue. Niki is a chorus girl/understudy in the chorus of the show-within-the-show during its Boston tryout. She aspires to make it as a performer on Broadway. She meets and falls in love with Dt. Frank Cioffi who is investigating a murder at the theatre. Actress must have legit Soprano and good comic timing.
GEORGIA HENDRICKS (30s) Female half of our songwriting team. She ends up taking on the leading lady role. She must sing and dance well.
CARMEN BERNSTEIN (45-65) Brassy Broadway producer. She is a terrific comedic actress who sings well.
AARON FOX (40s) The composer of the show-within-the-show. His songwriting partner, Georgia, is also his wife from whom he’s separated. He’s a sexy, charming ladies man.
SIDNEY BERNSTEIN (NON-SINGING Late 50s-Mid 60s) The producer of an out of town flop. Sidney is tough and self-serving. Actor should have good comic timing.
CHRISTOPHER BELLING (40-60) English director. Very camp. Very funny. Requires a good comic lead actor.
BAMBI BERNÉT (Early 20s-early 30s) Performer in the chorus and daughter of Carmen, the lead producer. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer many think she was only hired because of her mother. Bambi is a good dancer/comedienne who sings well.
DARYL GRADY (NON-SINGING 30s) 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.
OSCAR SHAPIRO (45-65) The general manager. He is an agreeable if slightly gruff man. He is always looking for any angle to find money. Requires a good comic actor who sings.
BOBBY PEPPER (20s to early 30s) The choreographer and lead dancer. He is a strong singer who dances well.
JESSICA CRANSHAW (30s-40s) Fading Hollywood star. A diva, who has no right to be one, she is a terrible singer and actress who stars in the show-within-the-show and gets murdered on its opening night.
ENSEMBLE AND OTHER ACTING ROLES…