Auditions

Damn Yankees

DAMN YANKEES
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production
Director: Gina Lupi
Musical Director: Kara Leigh
Choreographer: Randy Accardi
Dance Captain: Johnathon Hanson

AUDITION DATES:
Sunday, July 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (please arrive no later than 7:30 p.m.)
Tuesday, July 26 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (please arrive no later than 8:30 p.m.)

CALLBACKS:
Monday, August 1 from 7 pm to 10pm

LOCATION:
All auditions will be at the Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street, Manasquan.

AUDTION REQUIREMENTS:
Audition requirements for all participants:
1. Recent head shot or color photo and resume.
2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
3. Prepare 32 bars of a standard Broadway musical selection (bring sheet music in correct key-accompanist provided).
4. For principle roles (except for Lola, Smokey, Linville and Rocky) and certain ensemble roles be prepared to demonstrate the ability to perform simple dance movements taught by choreographer.
5. For Lola, Smokey, Rocky, Linville, ensemble men and women dancers: be prepared to demonstrate the ability to learn an advanced dance routine taught by choreographer.

AUDITION MATERIALS:

Music:

Sides:

REHEARSALS:
Rehearsals will begin on or around August 7, 2016. Exact rehearsal schedule will be set once the availability of all actors is learned but will take place during weekday evenings and weekends.

TECH WEEK:
Technical Rehearsals will begin on Sept 23.
Mandatory Brush-Up Rehearsal: Thursday, October 6 at 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 2 at 3 p.m.
Friday, October 7 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (2 shows)
Sunday, October 9 at 3 p.m.

SYNOPSIS:
The story is a retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C., during a time when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball. It is based on Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant.

DAMN YANKEES CAST BREAKDOWN:

Applegate (35-50): Humorous, cynical devil, skilled actor, great timing, character baritone. He is consumed with winning the soul of Joe Boyd, and makes the deal with Joe that the play hinges on: Joe being transformed to a great baseball player for the Washington Senators, in exchange for his soul at the end of the season.

Joe Boyd (45-60): (later called Joe Hardy): A middle-aged baseball fanatic, Joe would do anything to help his beloved Washington Senators take the pennant, including selling his soul. In fact, he does strike a deal with the devil, who transforms him into a young slugger who saves the season for the Senators. However, the deal also requires Joe to give up his life, including his beloved wife, excellent singer. Baritone.

Meg Boyd (35-55): Joe's wife, Meg is devoted and understanding, loving, mature, excellent singer. Mezzo. When Joe disappears, she continues to hope against hope that he will return.

Joe Hardy (18-28): Respectful, athletic, young, clean-cut, all-American type, excellent singer. Baritone. Joe Hardy is who Joe Boyd becomes when he makes his deal with Applegate.

Lola (25-35): Ultimate seductress, works for Applegate, excellent dancer, singer, actress, belt range. Lola is assigned to seduce Joe and take his mind off his wife, thus fulfilling his contract and losing his soul to the devil. However, deep inside, Lola has a soft heart, especially for Joe.

Gloria (25-35): Feisty young reporter, strong belt voice, dance ability.

Van Buren (30-55): The hard-working manager of the Washington Senators with great heart but no luck, must sing well. Baritone.

Rocky, Smokey, Linville (17-40): Baseball players for the Washington Senators, must sing harmony and move well (Featured in the number "Heart"), good sense of comedy.

Doris (35-55): Strong character actress, any size or ethnicity, great comedic timing, silly and funny, Meg's best friend. Alto.

Sister (30-55): Strong character actress, any size or ethnicity, great comedic timing. Mezzo.

Eddie (17-35): Excellent dancer capable of executing Fosse choreography. Featured in the number "Who's Got the Pain" with Lola. This actor will double in other roles as well.

Washington Senator Baseball Players: (Sohovik, Henry, Bryan, Bouley, Lowe, Mickey). At least 15 years old +. Must sing well. Need at least 6-10 excellent Male Dancers. Ball players can/may also double as husbands in "Six Months Out of Every Year," reporters and dancers in "Two Lost Souls".

"Baseball" Wives (20-55): 8-10 strong singers who lose their husbands to baseball every tear. Featured in "Six Month Out Of Every Year." All or some can double as fans in show and dancers in "Two Lost Souls."

Female Dancers: at least 6-10 excellent female dancers ages 15 + are needed for "Two Lost Souls." Depending on age may double as "Baseball Wives" and fans.

Mr. Welch (40-65): Owner of The Washington Senators, hard, enthusiastic, wealthy, high-strung (Non-singer okay).

The Commissioner (50-80): Male, fun-loving alcoholic, strong character actor (Non-singer okay).

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