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Mon, 2017-05-22 21:51

Auditions

The Wilmette Center for the Arts announces additional general auditions for the summer production of

DAMN YANKEES

Direction by Geoffrey Bleeker
Music Direction by Ilana Atkins
Choreography by Kayla Boye

General auditions will be Monday, May 1st and Tuesday, May 2nd from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, May 6th times TBA. Rehearsals begin the week of May 14th.

The production is an outdoor production that will take place at the Wallace Bowl amphitheatre in Gillson Park, just off of Lake Michigan and accessible via the Linden stop on the Purple Line.  Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, July 13 – 29.

Please note that ALL ROLES (except Meg, Joe Boyd, Joe Hardy and Lola) are open to all genders.

CASTING BREAKDOWN:

Joe Boyd: A middle-aged, married man who is in love with baseball, especially the Senators. Vocal range: A3 to G5

Meg Boyd: Joe's long-suffering, but loyal wife. She is lonely and misses her husband. Decides a little white lie is worth telling to save a good person. Vocal range: G3 to G5

Mr. Applegate: The Devil in disguise as a slick salesperson. A controlling, greedy smooth talker. Vocal range: A3 to G5

Sister / Brother: A friend of Meg's and Doris's sibling. Outspoken and brash, but caring. Very involved in community activities. Vocal range: D4 to G5

Doris: A friend of Meg's. Slightly quieter and more conservative than their sibling, but still outspoken. An avid baseball fan very involved in the community. Vocal range: D4 - G5

Joe Hardy: The 22-year-old, home run hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind. Vocal range: A3 to G5

Sohovik: A baseball player for the Washington Senators. The smartest and most level-headed of the players. Enjoys a side job of selling insurance. The unofficial leader of the team. Vocal range top: D4 to G5

Smokey: A catcher for the Washington Senators. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Tries to be a tough guy like Rocky, but truly is not. Vocal range: C3 to G5

Van Buren: The luckless team manager. A sort of parental figure for the team, who proudly defends them. A bit of a loose cannon. Vocal range: D4 to A5

Rocky: A baseball player for the Washington Senators. Cocky, but a little bit dopey, too. Vocal range: D4 to B5

Gloria Thorpe: A probing reporter whose bottom-line is a good story for the paper. Fearless and biting. Vocal range: B3 to G5

Mr. Welch: The owner of the Senators. Believes in Joe and believes in the team. A peacekeeper between the press and the team. Protective of Joe and the boys. Vocal range: D4 to G5

Lola: The Devil's seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don't work on him. Though she's done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside. Vocal range: F3 to G5

Ensemble: Ball Players; Baseball Fans, strong singer/dancers of all ages

Please prepare 32 measures (or up to one minute) of an up-tempo song in the style of the show that best shows off your voice, and be prepared to dance. If you wish to be considered for a principal role, please have a contrasting second song choice ready if asked.

Auditions are open to all adults and teens that will be entering into their freshman year in high school and up.

To schedule an audition, please email your name, which audition date you would like to attend, and your contact info to auditions@wilpark.org.


Audition information for the 2017-18 season will be posted late Summer.

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