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JERSEY BOYS
Audition Notice

Book by: Marshall Brickman
Book by: Rick Elice
Music by: Bob Gaudio
Lyrics by: Bob Crewe

Director and Choreographer: Alex Rodriguez
Music Director: Jim Boggess

Actor Stipend: $825.00

Audition Dates:
June 1st – 12pm-4pm
June 2nd – 6pm-10pm
June 3rd – 6pm-10pm
* Actors only need to attend ONE of the three general audition dates.
June 8th – 11am-5pm (Invited Callbacks)

*Auditions will take place at the Omaha Community Playhouse, please arrive 15-minutes prior to your audition appointment, and enter through the stage door in the back of the building. 

*A dance/movement invited callback will take place on June 8th. 

Preparation:
Please prepare a brief cut of two contrasting songs in the style of the show. Each cut should not exceed 60 seconds.
An accompanist will be provided, please make sure your music is properly cut, labeled, and bound.
(If you’re interested in the role of Frankie, make sure one of your songs showcases your falsetto.)

Important Dates:
First Rehearsal: Sunday, July 28th
Tech Week: September 8th – September 12th

Opening Night: September 13th
Run: September 13th – October 13th  (Possible Extension Until October 20th)
*No conflicts allowed after September 1st, 2024.
*Actors must be available for the possible extension. 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN-UP AND COMPLETE AN AUDITION FORM.

               (Please only fill out ONE audition form)

Show Synopsis:
With phenomenal music, memorable characters, and great storytelling, JERSEY BOYS follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. Winner of Best Musical at both the Tony Awards® and Olivier Awards®, JERSEY BOYS takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to discover the secret of a 40-year friendship as the foursome work their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom. Thrill your audiences with electrifying performances of chart-topping hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Dawn,” and “My Eyes Adored You,” which brought The Four Seasons the highest honor: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Character Breakdown:
Frankie Valli: (Strong Tenor/Falsetto/Appears 20-35)
Lead singer of The Four Seasons, who serves as one of the 4 narrators of the show. Looking for a strong actor who must be able to sing in the style of Frankie Valli in four-part harmonies and be comfortable with movement. He is charismatic and charming, yet gritty. Vocal Range: C3 to G5 – Strong tenor to high A or Bb with strong falsetto to G5.

Tommy DeVito: (Strong Tenor/ Baritone/Appears 30-40)
Co-founder of The Four Seasons, who narrates the band’s early struggles and mob connections. He is a natural-born leader with an appealing bad-boy quality. A funny, wise guy who must be comfortable with four-part harmonies and movement. Vocal Range: C3 to C5

Nick Massi: (Strong Bass/Baritone/Appears 30-40)
A focused member of The Four Seasons, who is disillusioned by internal troubles within the band. He is a quiet dreamer who longs for life after the band. An understated guy with a dead-pan quality who must be comfortable with four-part harmonies and movement. Vocal Range: E2 to E4

Bob Gaudio: (Strong Tenor/Baritone/Appears 20-35)
The songwriter for The Four Seasons, who highlights his pivotal role in the band’s success with hit songs. He is an intelligent, sensitive, and introspective musical prodigy. Must be comfortable with four-part harmonies and movement.
Vocal Range: Bb2 to Db5

Joe Pesci & Others: (Strong Tenor/Appears 20-35)
Looking for a strong actor and vocalist who can be young, energetic, and funny characters. This role will play various roles. Vocal Range: C3 to E5

Barry Belson & Others: (Strong Tenor/ Appears 20-49)
Looking for a strong actor and vocalist who can riff in rhythm-and-blues style. This role will play various roles, including band friends and producers. Vocal Range: Bb2 to G5 – Strong tenor to high C with a strong falsetto to G5.

Bob Crewe: (Tenor/Baritone/Appears 30-40)
The genius producer pivotal to The Four Seasons’ identity. Looking for a strong actor who can play intelligent and flamboyant. Vocal Range: Bb2 to Db5

Norm Waxman, Nick DeVito & Others: (Strong Tenor/Baritone/ Appears 20-35)
Owner of a private money lending agency, brother of Tommy, and various other roles. Looking for a strong actor and vocalist. Vocal Range: B2 to Bb4

Gyp DeCarlo: (Strong Baritone/Appears 45-55)
A mob boss with whom Tommy and Frankie form a close relationship. Looking for a strong actor and vocalist who can play a tough, Mafioso type. Vocal Range: C3 to G#4

Mary Delgado & Others: (Strong Mezzo-Soprano/ Appears 20-39)
Frankie Valli’s wife. Looking for a strong vocalist and dancer. She is a tough, “Seen it all”, Italian-Jersey girl who has a killer sense of humor. This actor also plays various roles including a member of a 60’s style girl group. Vocal Range: Bb3 to G5

Lorraine & Others: (Appears 20-35)
Frankie’s girlfriend. Looking for a strong vocalist and dancer. She is an educated, career girl who is not from Jersey. A young Diane Sawyer-type who also plays a variety of other roles, including a member of a 60’s style girl group.
Vocal Range: Bb3 to F5

Francine & Others: (Appears 20-37)
Frankie’s daughter.  Looking for a strong vocalist and dancer. She is a vulnerable Jersey girl who misbehaves due to a lack of attention from her dad.  This actor also plays various roles including a member of a 60’s style girl group.
Vocal Range: Bb3 to G5.

Ensemble Woman: (Appears 20-35)
This actor plays various roles including a member of a 60’s style girl group. Looking for a strong dancer-singer. 

Angels in America
Part One: Millennium Approaches 
Audition Notice

By Tony Kushner
Directed by Allison Price
Intimacy Choreographer: Addie Barnhart

Actor Stipend: $725.00

Audition Dates:
June 15th
–  12pm-4pm
June 16th – 6pm-10pm
June 17th – 6pm-10pm
* Actors only need to attend ONE of the three general audition dates.
June 22nd – 12pm-4pm (invited Callbacks)

*Auditions will take place at the Omaha Community Playhouse, please arrive 15-minutes prior to your audition appointment, and enter through the stage door in the back of the building.

Important Dates:
First Rehearsal:
Sunday, August 18th
Tech Week: September 29th – October 3rd

Opening Night: October 4th
Run: October 4th – November 3rd 
*No conflicts allowed during tech week or for any performance.

CLICK  HERE TO SIGN-UP AND COMPLETE AN AUDITION FORM
(Please only fill out ONE audition form)

The first play of Tony Kushner’s two-part epic Angels in America, Millennium Approaches chronicles the intersecting stories of a diverse group of Americans during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in New York City, Utah and around the country. Considered one of the most important American plays of the last century, Kushner’s drama weaves political, social, religious, medical, cultural, and historical themes for a powerful message of love and hope, as relevant today as it was at the approach of the millennium.

 Content Disclosure: This play contains mature language, racial and ablest slurs, references to explicit sexual situations including depictions of; addiction and drug use, drinking, illness, homophobia, death, simulated sex, Queer violence, and AIDS diagnoses and symptoms.

There are moments in the show that indicate full and partial nudity per the playwright’s intent. Due to the content of the show, we will be involving the actors in the creation process of intimacy and violence in the scenes alongside the intimacy choreographer, director, and violence choreographer. For your psychological safety and boundaries, please complete the intimacy survey in the audition form, adapted from Theatrical Intimacy Education.

Casting Breakdown:

*Special note: though many characters in the play are cis-gender, trans/nonbinary actors are encouraged to audition.

Roy Cohn (he/him): Queer character; appears to be in his 50s, a successful and influential New York City lawyer and unofficial power broker. Relentless and cunning; denies his sexuality and his AIDS diagnosis. Also plays: Ghost of Prior II who is from London in the 17th Century, very sophisticated and posh.

Intimacy Notes: Embraces between Roy and Joe.

Joe Pitt (he/him): Queer man; chief clerk for Justice Theodore Wilson of the Federal Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Appears to be in their late 20s-30s; Mormon; Harper’s husband; closeted and battling with his own queerness. He is doing his best to be perfect. Also plays: Ghost of Prior I a gruff and blunt medieval farmer and the Eskimo who is one of Harper’s imaginary friends.

Intimacy Notes: Embraces between Joe and Roy, kisses and embraces between Joe and Harper, kisses shared by Joe and Louis.

Harper Pitt (she/her): Joe’s wife, an agoraphobic with a mild Valium addiction; Mormon but not as intense about it as Joe. Appears to be in their late 20s-30s, and she is determined to survive in a world that is crumbling around her. Also plays: Martin Heller, a Reagan Administration Justice Department flackman.

Intimacy Notes: Embraces and kisses between Harper and Joe.

Louis Ironson (he/him): A gay Jewish man, boyfriend to Prior. Appears to be in their late 20s-30s, a word processor working for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals; intellectual, idealistic, and often puts his needs above those of others.

Intimacy Notes: Kiss between Louis and Joe , embraces/cuddles and kisses Prior, simulated sexual encounter with Man in the Park.

Prior Walter (he/him): A gay man with AIDS, Louis’s boyfriend. Appears to be in their late 20s-30s, his best friend is Belize. Quick-witted, uses humor to hide pain, loves strongly, comfortable and confident in his queerness. Also plays: Man in the Park 

Intimacy Notes: Simulated intimacy between Prior and Louis indicated in the script in the form of embraces/hugs, cuddling, and kisses, simulated embraces/cuddles and kisses between Prior and Belize,  simulated sexual encounter between Man in the Park and Louis, full nudity as indicated in the script.

Hannah Pitt (she/her): Joe’s mother, appears to be in her 50s-60s, currently residing in Salt Lake City, a Mormon who is loyal to her faith and loves her son. Also plays: Ethel Rosenberg and Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz

Belize (he/him/they/them): Queer black character; appears to be in their late 20s-30s, a registered nurse and former drag queen. Perceptive, compassionate, won’t take shit from anyone. Also plays: Mr. Lies, Harper’s imaginary friend who is a travel agent.

Intimacy Notes: Embraces/cuddles and kisses between Prior and Belize.

The Angel (she/her): Four divine emanations, Fluor, Phosphor, Lumen, and Candle. She is a messenger from Heaven to bestow a prophecy on Prior. Commanding, direct, and divine. Also plays: Emily, Homeless Woman, Sister Ella Chapter

Upcoming Auditions

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August 3rd – 12pm-4pm (Children)
August 4th  – 1pm-5pm (Adults)
August 5th  – 6pm-9pm (Adults)
August 8th – 6pm-9pm (Adult Callbacks)
August 9th – 4:30pm-7pm (Children’s Callbacks)

 

Through upholding high ethical standards, demonstrating respect for all and consciously working to provide diverse representation, OCP 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. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.