Auditions

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.


SHOW SYNOPSIS

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.

David Hyde Pierce leads the Broadway cast of Curtains in their performance at the 2007 Tony Awards

CASTING NOTES 

(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…

RANDY DEXTER
MONA PAGE
HARV FREMONT
ROBERTA WOOSTER
DETECTIVE O’FARRELL
MARJORIE COOK
ARLENE BARRUCA
ROY STETSON
BRICK HAWVERMALE
JANE SETLER
CONNIE SUBBOTIN
PEG PRENTICE
RONNIE DRISCOLL
RUSS COCHRAN

20 thoughts on “Auditions”

    1. Aly, it is open auditions. You just need to show up between 6:30pm am 9pm ready with a song and your audition form.

  1. My son is a Freshman at Fairbanks High School and is interested in trying out. He was a part of the Musical last year as an extra, however he did not have to try out. Can you tell me what type of song he would be preparing for the audition?

    1. Hello Jennifer! Really any type of song that would showcase his voice (not beyond his range). A good tip is to find something that is close to the style of the show that is being done. I hope that makes sense. You can find all sorts of Karaoke backing tracks that he could sing along with as well online. If you have more questions please let us know!

  2. We want to let you all know that we are going to proceed with auditions tonight as planned. If by chance, we end up having a level 2 snow emergency (or worse) we will re-schedule our auditions for Thursday night.

    We also understand that some of you may not feel safe about driving tonight and we want to offer to you the opportunity to audition, by special arrangement, on Thursday night at 6:30. Please contact us to make these arrangements.

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