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Pontiac Theatre IV is an independent community theatre group presenting live theatre to Pontiac and Oakland County since 1969. Theatre IV presents four or five shows per season including a musical, a straight show, a children’s show and a musical review. The 2019-20 Season shows include, the hilarious horror spoof Curse of the Werewolf; the family favorite Anne of Avonlea; our children’s show Disney’s The Lion King, Jr, a Musical Review performed by our teenage members; and one of the all time classics of the dramatic stage, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth. We will also be announcing a major musical once the rights have been awarded. Watch the site and Facebook for more information!

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Pontiac Theatre IV Announces Auditions for Grease

By on November 12, 2019

PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE FOR CALLBACKS!

Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce our upcoming auditions for Grease. The classic musical with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey is produced in association with Samuel French, Inc. The show will be directed by Rob Martin, Produced by Gary Essenmacher and Assistant Producer Laura Johns.

The auditions and the show will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 3882 Highland Road, Waterford, MI
Sunday December 1st: 7 PM to 9 PM
Monday December 2nd: 7 PM to 9 PM
Callbacks PLEASE NOTE NEW CALL BACK DATE:
Tuesday, December 3rd: 7pm to 9 PM

Performances :
March 6,7,8 13,14,15 2020

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Age 13 and above.
• SINGING- Sing any Broadway song of your choosing (songs from the show are ok)
• Dancing: Short dance combination will be taught, dress to move.
• Reading: Cold reading from script

The story
Sandy Dumbrowski, the new girl in town, and Danny Zuko, the school’s coolest greaser, have a secret summertime romance – but when they get back to school, everything is different. Sandy attempts to navigate the tricky Rydell High School social waters and catch Danny’s attention again, but Danny is chiefly concerned with maintaining his tough-guy reputation. In the end, the Pink Ladies help Sandy figure out how to win back the leader of the Burger Palace Boys.

Character Descriptions

DANNY ZUKO: Male, 17-35 (Range: tenor, D4–B5) The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm

SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, 17-35 (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5) New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent

BETTY RIZZO: Female, 17-35 (Range: Alto A3– C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable

FRENCHY: Female, 17-35 (Range: Alto, A3–D5) A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician

MARTY: Female, 17-35 (Range Alto, C4–C5) The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

JAN: Female, 17-35 (Range: Alto, A3-C5) Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

DOODY: Male, 17-35 (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero- worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

KENICKIE: Male, 17-35 (Range: Tenor, C4–F5) The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

SONNY LATIERRI: Male, 17-35 (Range: baritone, G3–A5) A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer.

ROGER:Male, 17-35 (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

VINCE FONTAINE: Male, 20-45 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, 17-35 (Range: Alto, C4–C5) The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male, 17-35 (Range: Tenor, A3– E5) The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high- pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

JOHNNY CASINO: Male, 20-45 (Range: Tenor, G4- E5) All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

MISS LYNCH: Female, 40-60 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.

PATTY SIMCOX: Female, 17-35 (Range: Alto, D4-A4) A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

TEEN ANGEL: Male, Age Flexible(Range: Tenor, E4–F5) Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

Radio Voice: Male or Female , Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, A3–C5) A Radio Voice.

Ensemble: Male and Female, Age Flexible (13-99) vocal range SATB. Students and Alumni of Rydell.

The Young People Take Center Stage for Broadway Revue, Jr

By on October 13, 2019

Pontiac Theatre IV is very pleased to add a new twist to our annual music revues by presenting children from 10-18 in Broadway Revue, Jr.. Broadway Revue, Jr. is a cabaret style show performed by fifteen very talented childrensinging many

Pontiac Theatre IV Announces the Cast for Anne of Avonlea

By on September 5, 2019

Pontiac Theatre IV is pleased to announce the cast for its upcoming family show, Anne of Avonlea from the novel by L. M. Montgomery written by Joseph Robinette,” directed by John Tonner with Assistant Director Sean Harbert and Stage Manager

Pontiac Theatre IV Announces 2019-2020 Season

Pontiac Theatre IV Announces 2019-2020 Season

By on August 5, 2019

Pontiac Theatre IV is proud to present our 2019-20 season. Cry of the Werewolf Directed by Scott Talas, Produced by Gary Essenmacher – Performances – Oct 25, 26, Nov 1, 2, 2019 at Pontiac High School. Broadway Revue, Jr. Produced

Our first show of the Season Curse of the Werewolf

By on August 4, 2019

Pontiac Theatre Iv is pleased to present the first show of our 2019-20 Season, the hilarious horror spoof Curse of the Werewolf by Tim Kelly! Curse of the Werewolf is Directed by Scott Talas and Produced by Gary Essenmacher. Buzz