Auditions

Showtune

SHOWTUNE

Directed by Robert Adams

 

Audition Dates:  May 11, 1-4 pm Hidden Cypress Ballroom

May 12, 2-5 pm Lakehouse Ballroom

 

Performance Dates:  July 8-11

 

You wouldn't expect Dolly Levi, MAME Dennis, Mabel Normand and Albin (a/k/a Zaza) to be in the same musical. When we meet the heroine of Hello, Dolly! she's living in the 1880s. We follow silent film star Mabel Normand's life on and off the screen from 1911 to 1930.

MAME's adventures lasted through the late 1940s - just around the time a man was born as Albin but in his adulthood preferred to become San Tropez's most popular female impersonator Zaza. Both were made famous in three La Cage aux Folles films and a smash-hit musical.

These characters were all set to words and music by Jerry Herman between 1964 and 1983. Now they appear in SHOWTUNE, a jukebox musical that celebrates the esteemed composer-lyricist's songs.

Your cast of many will sing and dance to five songs from La Cage aux Folles, eight from Hello, Dolly! and nine each from MAME and Mack & Mabel.

SHOWTUNE AUDITION GUIDE:

 

Male Singer:
speak the lyrics to “I Won’t Send Roses,” measures 12-44,

And then sing it.

 

Male Singer:
sing “It Takes A Woman,” measures 244-275, plus the ending.

 

Female Singer:
speak the lyrics to “Before The Parade Passes By,” measures 1-46, and then sing it.

 

Female Singer: 
sing “Time Heals Everything,” measures 727-746

 

 

(There will also be dance movements choreographed by Pat Beer so please wear comfortable clothes and shoes)