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THE PROM

at Lewiston / Auburn Community Little Theatre

 

AUDITION NOTICE

 

Director: Jennifer McClure Groover

Assistant Director: Myranda Michaud

Music Director: Paul G. Caron

Choreographer: Adelyn Bell

Stage Manager: Brian Pfohl

Producer: Sophie Wood

Production Assistants: Sarah Duncan, Justin Morin

 

AUDITION DATES:  

Sunday, May 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m.

Possible Callback Date:  Wednesday, May 22th at 6:30 p.m.

 

SHOW DATES:

August 9th - 18th, 2024

 

LOCATION: 

Community Little Theatre, 30 Academy St., Auburn, ME,  third floor (please enter through the entry on the Academy Street side of the building (patron entry).

 

THE STORY:

Four eccentric Broadway stars are in desperate need of a new stage. So when they hear that trouble is brewing around a small-town prom, they know that it’s time to put a spotlight on the issue…and themselves. The town’s parents want to keep the high school dance on the straight and narrow—but when one student just wants to bring her girlfriend to prom, the entire town has a date with destiny. On a mission to transform lives, Broadway’s brassiest join forces with a courageous girl and the town’s citizens and the result is love that brings them all together. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Best Musical, THE PROM expertly captures all the humor and heart of a classic musical comedy with a message that resonates with audiences now more than ever.


 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

 

EMMA NOLAN:

  • Vocal range: A3 - E5 Mezzo-Soprano/Alto

Teenager in Indiana. A reluctant poster child for LGTBQ+ youth. Very smart. A bit of a tomboy quality. Wears their heart on their sleeve. Not your typical leading lady. Must be a strong actor and singer with underdog energy and a charming sense of awkward/anxious humor. Ability to play guitar is an asset but not a requirement. Female identifying Strong soloist. Needs to have a strong mix belt.

 

ALYSSA GREENE: 

  • Vocal range: Ab 3 - Db5 Alto/Mezzo-Soprano

A cheerleader and top student. Secretly Emma’s girlfriend. Faces constant pressure from her mother and friends. A little miss perfect who chafes under the pressure and isn’t quite as perfect as she seems. Must be a strong actor, singer and mover. Female identifying. Strong soloist.

 

MR. HAWKINS: 

  • Vocal Range G2 – C4 High Baritone. 

A small town principal. A black man in a predominately white town who understands what it feels like to be “othered.”  Straight-laced, a problem solver. An ally to Emma and a long-time fan of Dee Dee. A Broadway enthusiast. Good singer. Age range 30’s – 50’s. 
 

MRS. GREENE: 

  • Vocal range: A3 - C5 Alto

Alyssa’s intimidating, conservative, single mother. The head of the PTA. Knows deep down that her daughter Alyssa is struggling with her identity. She is too afraid to face the reality because she fears her daughter will face a hard life. Strong actor.  Female identifying. Primarily ensemble singing. Late 30’s-50’s.

 

DEE DEE ALLEN:

  • Vocal range: E2 - D5 Alto 

Broadway diva. A huge ego to match her huge talent. Hilariously self-involved but yearns to do something good for someone other than herself. Known for her strong Broadway belt vocals and large stage presence. Jaded with relationships so does not believe in true love until she meets Mr. Hawkins. Strong actor and singer. Female identifying. Actor needs to have a strong belt or a very strong mix belt. Late 30’s-60’s. 

 

TRENT OLIVER:

  • Vocal range: D3- Ab4 Baritone, Tenor

Pretentious Juilliard graduate recently cast in the non-Equity tour of Godspell. Handsome, charming, funny and loves to hear himself speak. Strong actor/singer/mover.  Male identifying actor who will require a large vocal range. 30’s-40’s.

 

ANGIE DICKINSON:

  • Vocal range: C4 - C5 Alto

A long running ensemble member in the Broadway production of Chicago (20 years!). Jaded Fosse girl with a heart of gold. Strong actor/singer/dancer - flexibility an asset. Female identifying.  Late 30’s-50’s. 

 

BARRY GLICKMAN:

  • Vocal Range E2 – Ab4 Baritone, Tenor

A very gay Broadway star. Completely politically incorrect and doesn’t know it. Impulsive and loves to make a scene everywhere he goes. Longs to give Emma the prom he was unable to have as a teen. Strong singer. Big, Broadway belter. High Baritone/Tenor. 30’s – 50’s.

 

SHELDON SAPERSTEIN:

  • Vocal range: G2 - Ab3 Baritone

A charismatic press agent who works for both Dee Dee and Barry. Dry wit is a must. Great character actor. Late 30’s-60’s. Male OR Non-Binary identifying. 

 

SHELBY/ENSEMBLE:

  • Vocal range: Wide range parts will be adjusted to fit the actor

Popular cheerleader at school. Kaylee’s second in command, and Kevin’s girlfriend. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma. Strong singer/dancer. Female identifying. 

 

KAYLEE/ENSEMBLE:

  • Vocal range: Wide range parts will be adjusted to fit the actor

Head cheerleader and lead mean girl. Nick’s girlfriend. Every girl wants to be her, and every guy wants to date her. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma. Strong singer/ dancer. Female identifying.

  

NICK/ENSEMBLE:

  • Vocal range: Actor needs to have an F4

Popular jock at school. Kaylee’s boyfriend. Incredibly handsome - every guy wants to be him, and every girl wants to be with him. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma. Strong singer/dancer. Male identifying. 

 

KEVIN/ENSEMBLE:

  • Vocal range: Actor needs to have a G4

Jock at school and Shelby’s boyfriend. Nick's right hand and the class clown. Bullies, but eventually learns to accept Emma. Strong singer/dancer. Male identifying.

 

OLIVIA KEATING/MOTEL CLERK/MRS. GREENE’S FRIEND

  • Vocal range: Open - Will be adjusted to fit the actor 

Broadway reporter Olivia Keating/ Quirky small town Motel Clerk/Mrs. Greene’s friend…Hilarious and versatile character actor who will be playing many bit parts, as well as fitting into big ensemble numbers. Strong actor. Good singer/mover. Female identifying. 30’s-50’s. 

 

ENSEMBLE: 

Opening Night Party Attendees, Reporters, High School Students, PTA Members, Cast of the Non-Equity Tour of Godspell, Monster Truck Rally Audience, LGBT Students, various ages

 

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Auditions will include readings, closed vocal auditions and a dance audition.

 

Vocal:  Auditioners should be prepared to sing at least sixteen bars of a song in the style of the show. Songs from the show are preferred.  Music from the show will be available.  No a capella auditions.  

 

Choreography:  Please wear comfortable clothing that you can dance in.  Dance will consist of fast-paced jazz and hip-hop influenced choreo. Please do not wear character heels, as those will only be needed in the event of a callback.  

 

IMPORTANT TO CONSIDER:

This show welcomes auditioners ages 13 and up.  

 

REHEARSAL DRAFT CALENDAR:

Please click on the link below to view the rehearsal calendar for an idea of the time commitment of this show.  Actors will need to be present for all shows, most runs of the show and will need to arrive at audition with a list of conflicts in their schedule so that these can be communicated prior to casting.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HjGs6JiP0RnBjnUng3m6Wo9vl74JKdc2CXMu3ZDvORc/edit

 

 

 QUESTIONS?

 

​Please email Music Director Paul G. Caron at pcaron003@gmail.com with any questions regarding vocal auditions.

 

Please email Choreographer Adelyn Bell at adelynsbell@gmail.com with any questions regarding dance auditions. 

 

Please email Director Jennifer Groover at jgrooverclt@gmail.com with any general show questions.

We Look Forward To

Seeing You At Auditions!

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