Foothill Music Theatre & Foothill Theatre Arts Dept. present Auditions for,

Open Auditions for
South Pacific
South Pacific

Music by Richard Rodgers
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

Where:
Smithwick Theatre, #1001
No appointments necessary. May be asked to read.

Call Backs:
Sunday, MAR 16th, 1-6pm or Tues MAR 18th, 7-10pm

Performances Dates:
JUL 24th - AUG 10th, 2014, in the Smithwick Theatre.

Rehearsal Info:
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.

Actors:
Foothill Music Theatre is not-for-pay. There are no fees for participating.
Foothill Music Theatre enthusiastically endorses non-traditional casting.


South Pacific
Character Breakdown
Nellie Forbushfemalemezzo22 - 30lead
Emile de Becquemalebaritone35 - 50lead
Lieutenant Joe Cablemaletenor22 - 33supporting
Bloody Maryfemalemezzo35 - 55supporting
Liatfemalespoken15 - 22supporting
Luther Billismalebaritone21 - 28supporting
Nganafemalemezzo7 - 14feature
Jeromemalemezzo5 - 11feature
Seabee Morton Wisemalebaritone18 - 28feature
Marine Cpl. Hamilton Steevesmalebaritone23 - 34feature
Sgt. Kenneth Johnsonmalebaritone18 - 28feature
Seabee Richard Westmalebaritone18 - 28feature
Radio Operator Bob McCaffferymalebaritone18 - 28feature
Stewpotmalebaritone18 - 30feature
Lt. Buzz Adamsmalebaritone18 - 28feature
Yeoman Herbert Qualemalebaritone18 - 28feature
Ensign Dinah Murphyfemalemezzo18 - 27feature
Captain Bracketmale35 - 55feature
Cmdr. William Harbisonmale-25 - 40feature
Ensign Janet MacGregorfemale-18 - 26feature
Seaman Tom O'Brienmale-18 - 28feature
Lt. Genevieve MarshallFemale-28 - 36feature
Henry, DeBecque's servantmale-22 - 40feature
Professormale-25 - 40feature
Abnermale-feature
Bloody Mary's Assistantfemale-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


Location and Parking at Auditions:
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.

For easy directions: http://www.mapquest.com/ .

 
Questions:
If you have further questions, please email: careymilissa@foothill.edu
 
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