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Auditions for Hello Dolly and Merrily We Roll Along

MAY 5th  6:00pm to 11:00pm Vocal Auditions

MAY 6th  6:00pm to 11:00pm Dance Call Hello Dolly

MAY 7th  6:00pm to 11:00pm Hello Dolly Callbacks

MAY 12th  6:00pm to 11:00pm Merrily We Roll Along Callbacks

 Link to Audition Sign-Up (opening May 24)

Vocal audition: you will have 2 minutes to present one vocal selection from the Traditional Broadway canon.

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Hello Dolly

Dolly Levi: (35- 60) A charming widow in her middle years who has decided to begin her life again. She is a matchmaker, meddler, opportunist, life-loving woman. Actress needs to have strong commanding stage presence and excellent comic timing. Vocal range: alto-soprano. Dance ability: some.

Horace Vandergelder: (40-60) Proprietor of a Hay & Feed store and a client of Dolly Levi. Well-known half-a millionaire, widower, gruff, set in his ways, authoritative.  Actors needs to have a commanding stage presence and excellent comic timing. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: some.

Cornelius Hackl: (25 – 35) Vandergelder’s chief clerk who yearns for one exciting day in NYC. Energetic, enthusiastic, and adventurous young man who has a sweet innocence about him. Some legit baritone singing.  Good comic timing. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: strong.

Barnaby Tucker: (18 - 25) An assistant to Cornelius at Vandergelder’s Hay & Feed store. Sweet, naïve, energized, and a follower. Vocal range: baritone. Dance ability: strong.

Irene Molloy: (25 - 40) A widow, beautiful, smart, fun-loving milliner with a Hat Shop in New York City. Dolly has introduced her to Horace Vandegelder but she yearns for romance. Vocal range: soprano. Dance ability: strong.

Minnie Fay: (17 – 22) A young girl who work’s in Irene’s hat shop. Irene’s assistant, naïve, straight-laced, fresh, follower. Vocal range: mezzo-soprano. Dance ability: strong.

Ambrose Kemper: (18 – 25) An explosive young artist seeking to marry Ermengarde. Struggling artist, goodnatured, accommodating. Vocal range: tenor. Dance ability: strong.

Ermengarde: (16 – 25) The young niece of Horace Vandergelder. She cries often and wants her independence and wants to marry Ambrose. Vocal range: alto. Dance ability: strong.

Earnestina Money (25 – 45) An eccentric looking girl in need of Dolly’s matchmaker services. Good comic timing. A non-singing role but will also perform in the singing chorus. Vocal range: any. Dance ability: none.

Rudolf Reisenweber (30 – 45) Maitre’d of the Harmonia Gardens, proper, commanding. Vocal range: bass. Dance ability: strong

Mrs. Rose: (35-50) Street vendor (will be cast from the chorus). Sells vegetables and a friend of Dolly’s from years before. A non-singing role but will also perform in the singing chorus. Vocal range: any. Dance ability: none.

Judge (30-65yrs) White whiskered night court judge. Easily moved to tears by romance. A non-singing role but

may also perform in the chorus. Vocal range: any. Dance ability: none.

Singer/Dancer Ensemble We are looking for strong singer-dancers who will also play featured character parts (both speaking and non-speaking) throughout the show. Needed types include: NYC townspeople, feed store customers, Harmonia Gardens customers, waiters and staff.

 

Merrily We Roll Along

BETH SPENCER             A naive and insecure middle-American who is the mother of Frank's son. She arcs from a down-trodden housewife at her wits end to a hopeless romantic at the beginning of her engagement to the man of her dreams.Female, 25-35 yrs oldRange: A3 - G5

CHARLEY KRINGAS             A stubborn, intense man with average looks. He ranges from a successful lyricist and Frank's long-time friend to a bright-eyed optimist creating his own opportunities in NYC.Male, 25-40 yrs old  Range: A#2 - G#4

ENSEMBLE             PARTY GUESTS; ARTISTS; STUDENTS

FRANKLIN SHEPARD             His character ranges from an influential songwriter and film producer to an innocent, bright-eyed optimist in NYC. Talented and handsome but misled, tragic, and tormented. Male, 25-40 yrs old  Range: A2 - Bb4

GUSSIE CARNEGIE             The flamboyant, self-invented actress. Her character begins at the end of her relationship with Frank, but throughout the show we see her grow more and more helplessly in love with him. Greedy and seductive.  Female, 25-35 yrs old  Range: G3 - C5

JOE JOSEPHSON             Big-talking Broadway producer and husband to Gussie. He later becomes pathetic and poor.  Male, 35-50 yrs old  Range: A2 - F#4

MARY FLYNN             A middle-aged theatre critic. Her character arcs to the youthful, gorgeous 20-something living in NYC with best friend Frank. Sardonic, bitter, and witty.  Female, 30-45 yrs old  Range: G3 - Gb5

MEG KINCAID             Starry-eyed starlet who is naive and ambitious. At the start of the show, she is Frank's newest fling.  Female, 18-25 yrs old  Range: D4 - Gb5

  Link to Audition Sign-Up (opening May 24)