Foothill Music Theatre & Foothill Theatre Arts Dept. present Auditions for,
Music by Richard Rodgers
Open Auditions for
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by James Michener
Audition Dates and Times:
Wednesday, March 12th, 6-9 or Saturday, March 15th, 12-5pm
Smithwick Theatre, #1001
No appointments necessary. May be asked to read.
Sunday, MAR 16th, 1-6pm or Tues MAR 18th, 7-10pm
JUL 24th - AUG 10th, 2014, in the Smithwick Theatre.
begin approx. June 6th, 2014.
What to Prepare:
All Roles are open, no appointment necessary. Casting requirements
call for eleven featured characters 6 male and 3 female ranging between their
early 20's to early 60's , two children ages 6-12, plus a strongly featured ensemble.
Please prepare 1 song from Rodgers & Hammerstein or other golden age Broadway
style musical piece. Please bring music in the appropriate key. Accompanist provided.
The Story (South Pacific):
South Pacific - From the pages of James Michener's Pulitzer Prize winning novel
came Rogers & Hammerstein's sweeping epic set on an island paradise during
World War II. Winner of 10 Tony Awards in 1950, including Best Musical, the plot
follows two parallel love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war.
The production was also ground-breaking for its candid and progressive message on racism.
The music of "South Pacific" has become iconic popular standards: "Some Enchanted Evening",
"Younger Than Springtime", "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame",
"Happy Talk", "Bali Ha'i" and "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair".
The show, which was the second longest running on Broadway at the time, spawned
a 1958 motion picture and has repeatedly enjoyed success in revivals and tours.
In 2008 it returned to Broadway to wide critical acclaim and nearly 1,000 performances.
It would win another seven Tonys that year, including Best Musical Revival. Vividly
capturing the emotions of war, the intensity and boredom, the optimism and desperation,
and the prejudice and acceptance, this is a story ahead of its time and for all time.
Foothill Music Theatre is not-for-pay.
There are no fees for participating.
Foothill Music Theatre enthusiastically endorses non-traditional casting.
Location and Parking at Auditions:
|Nellie Forbush||female||mezzo||22 - 30||lead|
|Emile de Becque||male||baritone||35 - 50||lead|
|Lieutenant Joe Cable||male||tenor||22 - 33||supporting|
|Bloody Mary||female||mezzo||35 - 55||supporting|
|Liat||female||spoken||15 - 22||supporting|
|Luther Billis||male||baritone||21 - 28||supporting|
|Ngana||female||mezzo||7 - 14||feature|
|Jerome||male||mezzo||5 - 11||feature|
|Seabee Morton Wise||male||baritone||18 - 28||feature|
|Marine Cpl. Hamilton Steeves||male||baritone||23 - 34||feature|
|Sgt. Kenneth Johnson||male||baritone||18 - 28||feature|
|Seabee Richard West||male||baritone||18 - 28||feature|
|Radio Operator Bob McCafffery||male||baritone||18 - 28||feature|
|Stewpot||male||baritone||18 - 30||feature|
|Lt. Buzz Adams||male||baritone||18 - 28||feature|
|Yeoman Herbert Quale||male||baritone||18 - 28||feature|
|Ensign Dinah Murphy||female||mezzo||18 - 27||feature|
|Captain Bracket||male||35 - 55||feature|
|Cmdr. William Harbison||male||-||25 - 40||feature|
|Ensign Janet MacGregor||female||-||18 - 26||feature|
|Seaman Tom O'Brien||male||-||18 - 28||feature|
|Lt. Genevieve Marshall||Female||-||28 - 36||feature|
|Henry, DeBecque's servant||male||-||22 - 40||feature|
|Professor||male||-||25 - 40||feature|
|Bloody Mary's Assistant||female||-||feature|
7 Ensigns (Connie Walewska, Bessie Noonan, Rita Adams, Lisa Minelli, Pamela Whitmore, Sue Yaeger & Cora MacRae)
2 Seabees (Morton Wise and Richard West) / 2 Sailors (Tom O'Brien and James Hayes)
3 Marines (Sgt. Kenneth Johnson, Cpl. Hamilton Steeves and Staff Sgt. Thomas Hassinger) /
A Shore Patrolman, Islanders, Nuns, Officers, Sailors, Marines, and Soldiers
Closest parking to auditions is in Student Lot 1, immediately
to your right as you enter the Foothill College Campus. Alternately, and to avoid the
stairs, you may park in Student Lot 5 and take the five minute, level walk to auditions.
There is a $3 parking fee in the lots at all times; permits are available from machines
in the lots. Bring $3 in coins or $1 bills. If you are cast in the production, you will
be given a free permit for the duration of the project. Foothill College is located at
I-280 and El Monte Road, in Los Altos Hills.
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