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STAGE RIGHT Announces Auditions for Singin’ in the Rain

STAGE RIGHT of Texas, resident theatre company at the historic Crighton Theatre, announces auditions for the musical Singin’ In the Rain Nov. 16 & 17 at 7 pm. The show is directed by Manny Cafeo.

Plot Summary:

Singin’ in the Rain is based on the MGM film with screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. 1920's Hollywood is the setting for this zany, light-hearted romantic comedy about the early days of sound film, when many a movie studio found itself scrambling to salvage the career of its chipmunk-voiced silent picture star. The MGM classic has been faithfully and lovingly adapted, with each unforgettable scene and song present and accounted for, including ‘Moses Supposes’, ‘Make ‘Em Laugh,’ ‘You are my Lucky Star’, the show stopping title number.

Audition Dates & Times:
Sunday & Monday Nov. 16 & 17 at 7:00 PM

Audition Location:
Crighton Theatre
234 N. Main St.
Conroe, TX 77301

Monday auditions will start in the upstairs rehearsal hall. Enter the backstage entrance to the theatre at 117 Simonton Street (next door to the Red Brick Tavern) and go up the stairs.

Performance Dates:
February 13 – March 1, 2015
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM
No conflicts accepted for Performance Dates or the week before Opening

Audition Requirements:
Please bring a resume and headshot (if you have one) and a list of all potential conflicts including travel, etc. (a rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions and online at www.stage-right.org). Please prepare at least 16 bars or song in the style of the show. Please bring your music accompaniment on iPod, phone, etc. or a CD as long as the track is cut to the correct section of the song and there are no vocals. Bring tap shoes if you have them. Be prepared to dance, bring comfortable clothes and shoes. You will also be asked to read from the script. No appointment necessary.

Character Breakdown:
Don Lockwood: 25-30s (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Leading Man. Charming, witty, Hollywood star. (Dancer - especially tap).
Young Don: 9-12 (Tapper, Singer).
Kathy Selden: 19-28 (Actress, Singer, Dancer) Young, upcoming actress. Strong willed, smart. Don Lockwood’s love interest. (Singer - Mezzo with mixed belt to C and legit to E, Dancer - strong tap)
Cosmo Brown: 25-30s (Actor, Singer, Dancer) Don’s wacky best friend and film studio’s head musician. (Actor - strong comedic timing, Singer - Tenor to Ab, Dancer - especially tap).
Young Cosmo: 9-12 (Tapper, Singer).
Lina Lamont: 25-40 (Actress, Singer) Glamorous silent screen film actress with a brash and obnoxious personality and a high-pitched, nasal voice. (Actress with comedic timing, Singer - Character Voice, Mezzo or Soprano to Eb).
R.F. Simpson: 40+ (Actor) Louis B. Mayer type. Head of the film studio.
Roscoe Dexter: 40+ (Actor) High strung, frustrated director. Comedic timing.
Dora Bailey: 40+ (Actress) Hedda Hopper type. Over-exaggerated, bubbly columnist and radio personality.
Miss Dinsmore: (Actress) Lina’s diction coach.
Male Diction Coach/Man on Screen: (Actor) Over-enunciating diction coach.

The following parts will double in the ensemble – Note: Tap dancing is a plus, all must sing. All vocal ranges needed, choral singing experience is a plus.

Rod: PR guy for the studio.
Zelda Zanders: Young starlet. Lina’s best pal. A gossip.
Olga Mar: Exotic star dressed in Spider gown.
Mary Margaret: Mary Pickford type. Dating a sugar daddy.
Sid Phillips: Flamboyant Director of musicals.
Man in Production: Golden tenor, sparkling charisma. Soloist in big musical, (Lyric tenor to Ab).

Additional Ensemble Roles: Lady-In-Waiting, Villain, Policeman, Butler, First Director, Second Director, Third Director, Wardrobe Mistress, Hairdresser, Sound Engineer

Performance dates are weekends February 13 – March 1, 2015, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm with Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stage-right.org or by calling the Crighton Theatre box office at 936-441-7469. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and groups of 15 persons or more, $15 for youth 16 and under and for senior groups of 15 or more persons. The historic Crighton Theatre is located at 234 N. Main St. in downtown Conroe.