Auditions

For Frank Loesser's

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS

(Without Really Trying)

Sunday May 21

Monday May 22

 

Callbacks (by invitation)

Wednesday May 24

All at 7:00 PM at St. John's Lower Hall

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

SummerStage at Leonia is proud to announce this year’s production:  Frank Loesser’s Tony- and  Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, HOW TO SUCCCED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING.

 

Auditions are Sunday and Monday, May 21 & 22 at 7:00 pm.  Callbacks (by invitation only) are Wednesday, May 24 at 7:00 pm.  We hope you will consider auditioning for us!

 

For the past 17 years SummerStage has set the standard for excellence in  community theater, prompting the Bergen Record to write, “This summer, the next best thing to the Great White Way is in Leonia.”

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT

"HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING"

 

COME PLAY WITH US!

Unsure about auditioning?  Consider the following:

 

  • ALL roles are open … nothing is pre-cast!
  • You’ll play in an historic theater (but one that is fully air-conditioned and equipped with all modern amenities)
  • You have the chance to appear in a “big” musical but play it in an intimate, 110-seat house
  • We have the budget to do things right … no skimping here!
  • We have first-rate production values, with professionally-designed scenery & lighting and great costume plots
  • We use a 10-piece  orchestra of professional musicians
  • For those of you in NYC or beyond, we are only minutes from Manhattan, with easy transportation from Port Authority or the GWB bus station
  • We work hard, but the atmosphere is easy-going and collegial
  • Performances end July 30, so you still have all of August for sun, surf and relaxation!

 

Want to know more?  Just reach out to us … We’d love to hear from you!

 

 

 e-mail:  raymond.yucis@gmail.com

phone:  201-461-5689

 

THE CAST

J. Pierrepont Finch

Our story's protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the 'ladder of success.'  Needs a charismatic singer/actor who moves well and can carry a show.

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: G4 / Vocal range bottom: C3

 

J.B. Biggley

The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting.  Needs a strong comic actor with an idiosyncratic presence.

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: A4 / Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Rosemary

A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch's love interest.  Perky, determined.  Strong singer/actress.

Age: 20 to 30

Vocal range top: B4 / Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Hedy

A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants.  Requires a great comedienne with a TERRIFIC figure.  Think Marilyn Monroe … or Megan Hilty … or Christina Hendricks (Joan on “Mad Men”)

Age: 25 to 35

 

Smitty

A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man.  She is Rosemary’s mentor and confidante.

Age: 30 to 40

 

Bud Frump

Biggly's nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections.  Needs a strong comic actor who can play a classic “mama’s boy.”

Age: 18 to 21

Vocal range top: F4 / Vocal range bottom: C3

 

Miss Jones

J.B.'s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her.  Requires a STRONG voice.

Age: Flexible

Vocal range top: Gb5  / Vocal range bottom: Bb3

 

Mr. Twimble

He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed.

Age: 60 to 75

Vocal range top: E4 / Vocal range bottom: C#3

 

Wally Womper

The company's Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer.

Age: 55 to 70

Vocal range top: E4 / Vocal range bottom: D3

 

(Note:  Typically Mr. Twimble and Wally Womper are played by the same actor.)

 

Ensemble

Scrubwomen, Executives, Secretaries … Need a bright, energetic ensemble of singer/dancers.  Other supporting roles will be cast from the ensemble.

 

 

SummerStage at Leonia is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Auditions

For Frank Loesser's

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS

(Without Really Trying)

Sunday May 21

Monday May 22

 

Callbacks (by invitation)

Wednesday May 24

 

All at 7:00 PM at St. John's Lower Hall

Auditions

For Frank Loesser's

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS

(Without Really Trying)

Sunday May 21

Monday May 22

 

Callbacks (by invitation)

Wednesday May 24

 

All at 7:00 PM at St. John's Lower Hall

AUDITIONS

May 21-22 7PM

Callbacks May 24