Music by Julie Styne; Lyrics by Bob Merril; Book by Isobel Lennart
Produced by Kevin Heaney
Directed by Jonathan Edmondson
Musically directed by Michelle Foster
Choreographed by Gabriela Morris
Friday, July 26th at 6PM
Saturday, July 27th` at 11AM
At the Mickey Sedlak Center
Dolan Street, Sayreville
Showdates: October 4th, 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Rehearsals will begin after August 5th, 2019. Actors MUST be available for rehearsal on the weekends (Saturday afternoons, Sunday evenings) as well as some weeknights. Willing to work around conflicts during rehearsal, but please refrain from auditioning if you have any conflicts with show dates. Please note this is a non-union, non-paying production.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Songs from “Funny Girl” are allowed. Please choose a song that will showcase your acting abilities as well as your vocal abilities. A piano accompanist will be provided. No a cappella auditions.
*All roles are open EXCEPT for the role of Fanny Brice. All roles will be cast age appropriately - this is not a youth production. We are seeking actors 16+. Actors will play multiple roles and be required to dance in ensemble numbers*
Nick Arnstein (M, 20s-40s, Baritone) - Fanny’s love interest and eventual husband. Nick is described as elegant and charming. Must be comfortable with stage romance.
Mrs. Brice (F, 30s-50s, Mezzo) - Fanny’s mother. Sympathetic, funny, and quick witted. Must be comfortable with light dancing and solo singing.
Eddie Ryan (M or F, 20s-30s) - A theatre choreographer who helps train Fanny and is often her only steady friend. Lots of featured dancing and solos.
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. (M, 30s-60s, Baritone) - Owner of the Ziegfeld Follies. One of the first people to take a chance on Fanny and her abilities. Warm, but professional.
Mrs. Strakosh (F, 30s-50s, Mezzo) - A friend of Mrs.Brice’s who believes in Fanny’s ability. Must be comfortable with light dancing and solo singing.
Jenny (F, 20s-30s) - One of the lead dancers in Fanny’s shows. Featured dancing and solos.
Ziegfeld Tenor/Paul/Mr. Renaldi (M, 20s-30s) - A featured male ensemble track with solo singing and dancing opportunities.
Emma/Bubbles/Cathy (F, 20s-30s) - A featured female ensemble track with lots of lines, solos and featured dancing. Emma is Fanny’s confidant backstage at Ziegfeld's.
Ensemble (M and F, 20s-60s) - Various ensemble tracks with lots of opportunities for speaking lines and other featured moments. The ensemble will be used continuously throughout the show.
To sign up for an audition slot, please email director Jonathan Edmondson at JonathanEdmondson94@gmail.com. Walk-ins will be welcomed as time permits.