Crazy For You Audition Information
Director: Ron Watson
Music Director: Neal Gibson
Choreographer: Judy Thompson-Price
Initial Auditions for The Georgetown Palace’s production of Crazy For You will Take place from April 2-4, 2023. The production is scheduled to open on Friday June 30, 2023 and close on Sunday July 30, 2023. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on Monday May 8, 2023.
*There will be a special adaptive performance on Thursday, July 20, 2023 for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
*The ASL interpretation performance will be on Saturday, July 8, 2023.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
A zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy, Crazy For You® tells the story of young New York banker Bobby Child, who is sent to Deadrock, Nevada, to foreclose on a rundown theatre. In Deadrock, Bobby falls for spunky Polly Baker, the theatre owner’s daughter. But Polly takes an instant dislike to the city slicker, so Bobby vows – through cunning, razzmatazz, and a hilarious case of mistaken identity – to win Polly’s heart and save the theatre. Memorable Gershwin tunes from the score include “I Got Rhythm,” “Naughty Baby,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Embraceable You,” “But Not for Me,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It” and “Someone to Watch Over Me.”
This show is going to be a lot of fun to bring to life and we’re going to use a live band for this production. The ensemble is critical to this show and is going to be busy the whole time. Singing, dancing, and playing many different featured characters. Come play with the Palace this summer, and help us make this show amazing!
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for talented and diverse performers of all ethnicities for all roles aged 16 and up.
Character descriptions can be found at Crazy For You Character Descriptions for more specific information regarding the people that populate this piece.
Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition. In reference to the character descriptions below—most characters we encounter currently are in the binary and are written with he/him or she/her pronouns and you will see that in the following descriptions. But however limiting the descriptions are, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide (from language developed by Kevin Kantor and Emily Tarquin from the Actors Theatre of Louisville)
Primary auditions will consist of a singing audition on Sunday, April 2 with a required dance call for all auditioners on Monday, April 3. Callbacks will be held on the evening of Tuesday, April 4.
Vocal auditions are from 6:00 PM- 10:00 PM on Sunday April 2 on the Springer Stage. This initial audition will consist of one selected vocal side from the show. Please choose one side from below to perform for your initial audition. Two MP3 files (one with the vocal line; one with piano accompaniment only) and a PDF of the sheet music are available for all music audition sides. The “instrumental” track will be used for your audition.
Bobby Child (select one of the two sides)
Polly Baker (select one of the two sides)
Patricia and Eugene Fodor
Cowboys/Follies Girls and All Other Roles
The dance audition on Monday April 3 will be from 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM on the Springer Stage and will consist of a general dance call. Please come in comfortable clothes (probably not jeans) and appropriate shoes – Jazz or Character Shoes are preferred but tennis shoes are acceptable as well. You will also need your tap shoes, as well, if you have them. All roles will participate in some capacity during musical numbers, so all auditioners are required to attend.
If your audition slot on Sunday is from 6:00p-7:45p, please come to dance call on Monday at 7:00p.
If your audition slot on Sunday is from 8:00p-10:00p, please come to dance call on Monday at 8:30p.
Callbacks will take place on Tuesday April 4 by invitation only from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM on the Springer Stage. Callbacks will be posted on the Georgetown Palace website as soon as possible after initial auditions are completed, and an email will be sent to all audition participants at the time of posting. Specific reading sides and cuts of songs will be provided for callbacks for all characters. A link to the callback list (which includes the material) will be provided in the email.
Audition sign ups can be found HERE
If none of the auditions times listed work for your schedule, please fill out the form and add yourself to the waiting list. Send firstname.lastname@example.org an email, and we’ll arrange an alternate audition time.
When signing up for an audition slot please note any conflicts during the rehearsal or performance dates. Please note: conflicts do not necessarily negate the opportunity to be cast, but we must know about them up front to factor that into the casting decisions. Barring emergencies, additional conflicts added/disclosed after casting could result in dismissal from the production. Sunday rehearsals will only be planned for tech rehearsals immediately prior to opening, but please include Sunday afternoon conflicts for the rehearsal period so that in the event a Saturday must be canceled due to cast conflicts we will know whether a reschedule on Sunday is an option. Adding all of your conflicts after casting could result in removal of the production.
Rehearsals begin Monday May 8. Scripts and scores will be available for pick up prior to this rehearsal for those who are offered roles in the production. Rehearsals will typically be held Monday-Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and on Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Sunday afternoon will only be an option in the event a Saturday must be canceled due to cast conflicts.
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30p, and Sundays at 2p. Sometimes ticket demand causes us to add Saturday Matinee performances at 2p.
**Please note the second Saturday of performances will be an ASL night
**Please note that there will be an adaptive performance on Thursday, July 20.
Once casting is completed (typically 2-3 days after callbacks), emails will be sent to the actors that will be offered a role in the production. Once the full cast has accepted, everyone else who auditioned will be notified via email.
HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
Everyone should self-monitor for symptoms and stay home if they do not feel well. You should also wear a mask if you have direct exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and get tested on the 5th day following the exposure.
We’re constantly monitoring and evaluating our policies and will update them based on guidance from the CDC.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual’s ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin, or other factors. We strongly encourage candidates of all ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities to audition.
Please see our operating Standards at the following link:
Georgetown Palace Operating Standards
Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit organization. There is no compensation for any of the actors at this time.
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