- Casting ALL Ethnicities including Asian Pacific actors;
- Bring Resume, Photo and any Rehearsal Conflicts
- Bring sheet music with prepared Broadway song of choice;
- Be prepared to cold-read from Script; some Dance/Movement required.
Director: Patricia Miller; Music Director: Bill Wolfe; Choreographer: Bradley Miller
(Patricia, Bill, and Bradley have collaborated on many successful musicals at Westminster Playhouse: Fiddler on the Roof, Pajama Game, Annie, Plaid Tidings, and Once Upon A Mattress).
OPEN AUDITIONS: Monday, March 11th and Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30),
Call Backs: Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 pm at Director's discretion.
Rehearsals start March 18, 2019.
PERFORMANCE DATES: May 10th to June 1st, 2019 (5/10, 5/11, 5/12. 5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 5/24, 5/25, 5/26, 5/31 6/1); 4 weekends/no conflicts allowed.
AUDITION INFORMATION CONTACT:
Patricia Miller: call or text 949-394-9325; Email: email@example.com
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Classical Rogers & Hammerstein, the plot centers on an American nurse stationed on a South Pacific island during World War II, who falls in love with a middle-aged expatriate French plantation owner but struggles to accept his mixed-race children. A secondary romance, between a U.S. lieutenant and a young Polynesian girl, explores his fears of the social consequences of marrying his Asian sweetheart. The issue of racial prejudice is candidly explored throughout the musical, most controversially in the lieutenant's song, "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught". Supporting characters, including a comic petty office and the girl's mother - Bloody Mary - help to tie the stories together. A cast of Navy nurses, US military characters and great songs including "Some Enchanted Evening", "Bali Hai", "There's Nothin' Like A Dame", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", and "Younger Than Springtime", make up this classic musical. The 1949 production won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Libretto; it's the only Musical production to win Tony Awards in all four Acting categories; the 2008 Revival was critically acclaimed and won 7 Tony Awards.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Ensign Nellie Forbush: Nurse, 22-27, naive, from Arkansas, Mid-West accent (Alto)
Emile de Becque: French plantation owner, 35-45, speaks w/French accent (Bari-tenor)
Ngana: Emile’s daughter, Eurasian (Polynesian), 10-12, petite-mischievous, speaks French (1st Alto)
Jerome: Emile’s son, Eurasian (Polynesian), 8-9, small-mischievous, speaks French (1st Alto)
Henry: Emile’s servant, Polynesian, 40-50, speaks French (Baritone, Bass) *
Bloody Mary: Native Polynesian, will sell anything, 35-45, speaks w/heavy Island accent (Alto)
Liat: Mary’s daughter, 17-22, innocent native girl (non-singing role; expressive dance)
Luther Billis: petty officer, 30-45, enterprising, comedic (Baritone)
Lt. Joseph Cable: US Marine Corps, 24-30, in love with Liat (Tenor)
Capt. George Brackett: US Navy, 50-55 (Any range)
Commander William Harbison: US Navy, 50-60 (Any range)
7 to 10 FEMALES: Navy Nurses, Ensemble Singing & Speaking Roles, ages 20-35 (All vocal ranges) *
10 to 12 MALES: Sailors/Marines, Ensemble Singing & Speaking Roles, ages 20-45, (All ranges) *
* Can be doubled by other Cast Members: Islanders, Nuns, Officers, Soldiers; various Ethnic backgrounds & ages (All vocal ranges)