AUDITION NOTICE FOR THE 2018 SUMMER SEASON

Rainbow Stage is now accepting electronic submissions from adult comedic singers and actors of all ethnicities, religions, ages (16+), sizes, shapes, and orientations for our 2018 Season production of:

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Book by Ben H. Winters, Erik.Jackson

Music by Neil Sedaka

Lyrics by Howard.Greenfield, Philip Cody

Directed by: Debbie Patterson

Music Directed by: Danny Carroll

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018

CAEA and Non-CAEA artists may apply. While we thank you for your interest in our 2018 Season, only artists selected for an audition will be contacted with an appointment. CAEA members will be seen first at all audition calls. All artists cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members please indicate your membership on your resume and bring your card to the audition.

Artists who participated in our August 2017 general auditions need not re-apply. Selected artists from our 2017 General auditions will be notified via email by January 15, 2018.

In an effort to reduce paper consumption during the submissions process, Rainbow Stage is only accepting electronic submissions. All hard copy materials will be recycled without review.

Please send the role(s) you would like to be considered for, as well as your headshot and resume by January 15th, 2018 to:

Jeffrey Kohut, Production Administrator, Rainbow Stage submissions@rainbowstage.ca Subject Line: Submission – Breaking Up – Your Name

Auditions Location: Korol Studio, Pantages Theatre, 180 Market
Dates and Times: Auditions: Jan 25, 10-4pm & Jan 27, 1-8pm. Callbacks: Jan 28, 1-5pm
Materials: Script & Score available to read M-F, 9-5 at 200-180 Market Ave Songs/Sides to be posted at www.rainbowstage.ca by Jan.12, 2018
Rehearsals Start: June 18-July 12, 2018
Previews: July 9-11
Opening: July 12
Closing: July 22
Holdover: TBC

CASTING BREAKDOWN

Rainbow Stage is committed to promote equal engagement opportunities by inclusive casting of artists who self-identify as diverse in roles where ethnicity, gender, age, the presence or absence of a disability, or any other ground of discrimination prohibited by law, is not prescribed.

MARGE GELMAN (mid to late 20’s; mezzo soprano, comfortable to an E and possibly beyond): Abandoned at the altar, Marge is an aspiring dentist from Brooklyn who finds herself in the Catskills on what would have been her honeymoon weekend. Duped into falling for the suave band leader, she ultimately finds self-esteem, learns the value of honesty and friendship and finds love where she least expected it.

LOIS WARNER (mid to late 20’s; alto with some mezzo soprano ability, comfortable to a C and possibly beyond): An aspiring nightclub singer, Lois lives her life as if in a Betty Grable movie. She brings her best friend Marge up from Brooklyn to the Catskills for Labor Day Weekend. In trying to help her friend Marge recover from heartbreak, she inadvertently puts her in the line of fire with Del, the hotel’s suave but manipulative bandleader.

DEL DELMONACO (late 20’s to 30’s; tenor, comfortable to an A—the higher the better): An Elvis wannabe, Del is not the brightest bulb on the tree. Del will do anything to get ahead, including misleading Marge into thinking he loves her and stealing his cousin Gabe’s songs for his own use.

GABE (mid to late 20’s; tenor, Bb-C range): The clumsy, brainy and terribly shy Guy Friday at the hotel, Gabe is on a fast track to joining his father’s orthodontia practice. Lacking the self-confidence to perform his own music, Gabe is secretly the song writing genius behind the music Del claims as his own. When Gabe meets Marge, he is compelled to take action to win her heart and, ultimately, to reveal himself as the true musician, performing his own songs in front of the whole resort.

ESTHER (50’s to 60’s; alto, comfortable to a C, or at least a Bb): The owner of the mid-size hotel named after her (Esther’s Paradise), Esther is a survivor. Since the death of her husband, she has single-handedly kept the hotel afloat using crafty solutions, boundless energy and creativity to keep guests happy. She is fiercely independent, refusing help or support from anyone, and she’s always there with a quip or smart remark.

HARVEY (50’s to 60’s; baritone, should have range to an F# or a G): The resident “tummler” (comedian/social director) at Esther’s Paradise, Harvey is old-school Catskills. He is all about the punch line (and the set-up). A confirmed bachelor, Harvey spends most of his life cracking wise and avoiding any show of genuine emotion or vulnerability. When he witnesses the extreme lengths to which Marge will go to make love work for her again, he is inspired to take a leap of faith with Esther, the one person who truly appreciates the man behind the jokes.

ENSEMBLE (One female, one male): Female – Low F below middle C, High E octave and 3rd above middle C; Male – Low Eb if possible (but some low parts can be sung up the octave), High Eb above middle C (higher is an asset)