Director: SARAH COMBS
Choreographer: JUSTIN BOCCITTO
Musical Director: ERIC THOMAS JOHNSON
Rehearsals begin: June 3
Performances: June 21 - July 7
Music and Lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Please prepare a short song in the style of the show for the role you are interested in
or feel free to sing from the show.
Character Breakdown - Click name for Callback Sides
Polly’s father, aged 48 – 60. Everett is always reminiscing about how lovely Polly’s mother was when she performed in the Gaiety Theatre, Deadrock. Finally, he falls instantly in love with Lottie Child when she arrives in Deadrock.
aged 30-40 . Bobby’s domineering fiancée engaged to him for 5 years. Irene follows him to Deadrock and finally accepts the fact that Bobby won’t marry her because he loves Polly. Then Irene falls madly for Lank Hawkins whom she seduces with her song “Naughty Baby.” She needs to be sexy, dance well and be an excellent comedienne.
aged 30 – 45, Handsome owner of the Deadrock Saloon. No solos but sings in many of the chorus numbers. Must have excellent comic timing. Lank wants to buy the Deadrock theatre from Polly’s ue. He wants Polly to marry him until Irene throws herself in his direction.
MOOSE, MINGO, SAM
All aged 18 – 40, all have small dialogue and form the Cowboy Trio who have solo pieces and sing with the male chorus. Ideally need to be tappers and dancers to partner the follies girls.
HARRY, PETE, CUSTUS, JIMMY,BILLY, WYATT, JUNIOR
All aged 18 – 40. Harry is the bartender, Billy, Wyatt and Junior are the card players. All these men have lines of dialogue and need to be tappers and dancers to partner the follies girls. All these men involved in staged gun fights for the tourists.
FOLLIES GIRLS–singing and tapping girls including Tess and Patsy. All must be good singers and dancers.
Three Equity Contracts available for the following roles only.
No unofficial lists will be honored.
Those people auditioning for Ensemble tracks must attend the dance call.
Sides/Music provided are for callbacks only. However, due to the short time between preliminary calls and callbacks, feel free to print and familiarize yourself with the material on the chance you are asked to come back.
For the February 12 Dance call, please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. All those auditioning should have tap and character shoes. Women’s shoes should have a heel. Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced. Please prepare 16 bars of a song appropriate for the season. Bring other selections, as a contrasting song may be requested. Accompanist provided.
For the February 13 audition, Please prepare a short song and/or monologue appropriate for desired role.