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.

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