THE THEATRE GROUP AT SANTA BARBARA CITY COLLEGE announces auditions for
Music and Lyrics by Book by
Cole Porter Arthur Kopit
Directed by R. Michael Gros
Musical Director: David Potter
Musical auditions will be held first for principals and chorus.
Please prepare a song from the Great American Song Book, and/or by Cole Porter are preferred, but NOT from High Society, also bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Choose a song that shows your ability to tell a story through song.
General Auditions: Tuesday, May 2nd from 6:00-9:00pm
In the Garvin Theatre
Callbacks: Tuesday, May 9th from 6:00 to 9:00pm
In the Garvin Theatre
Dance Auditions: Wednesday, May 10th 6:00pm
In the Jurkowitz Theatre
Rehearsals begin: May 22, 2017, full company,
General rehearsals are Monday thru Friday starting no earlier than 6:30pm,
and concluding no later than 10pm.
Including some Saturdays, between 10am and 2pm.
Performances: July 12 – 29, 2017
Possible Equity/professional guest artist or professional non-AEA actor contract
available for role of Tracy Lord.
Imagine that Philip Barry had written “The Philadelphia Story,” his classic 1939 romantic comedy, not as a play but a musical, with Cole Porter as his collaborator, and you have … HIGH SOCIETY! It’s not only the show’s title but the show’s first song, in which the Lord Family’s amazing staff sets the scene (the Lord family lives on a waterfront estate in Oyster Bay now, not Philadelphia). Come join the Lords for a weekend of fun and games!
Tracy Lord: feisty/high spirited, “Bryn Mawr girl,” late 20s – mid 30s, athletic, strong-willed, sexual, low F to high G – mezzo/soprano – with belt and upper legit range.
Dexter Haven: (Tracy’s Ex Husband): 30s – 40s, clever, sharp. Masculine, athletic, adventurous, low Ab to high G – baritone/tenor.
Dinah Lord (Tracy’s younger sister): 10 to 14, must read “young.” Precocious. Must have ballet/dance abilities and/or roller skating skills! Low A to high E – mezzo/soprano – with a belt and good upper range.
Seth Lord (Tracy’s father): 50s – 60s, patriarch, convivial, low A to high G – baritone/tenor – character.
Liz Imbrie (magazine photographer): 30s – 40s, witty/sharp tongued, talks tough, soft heart. “Girl Friday” vibe, low F to high G – mezzo/soprano, with belt and upper range.
Mike (Macaulay) Connor (journalist): 30s – 40s, Witty/sharp tongued, earthy, secret poet, talks tough but is actually a romantic, low G to high F – baritone.
Margaret Lord (Tracy and Dinah’s mother) 50s – 60s, family matriarch, mannered, sophisticated, embodies “high society”, low Eb to high E – alto/mezzo.
Uncle Willie (Tracy’s uncle): 50s – 60s, convivial, “fun” lush, comic relief, low G to high G – baritone.
George Kittredge (Fiancé): 30s – 40s, uptight, stuffy. Prig. Not as smart as he thinks he is. Slow on the uptake. Baritone, low Ab to F# - baritone.
Vocal Ensemble minimum of 4 males/4 females. All ages, 18 and up. (Think the Daddy Warbucks’ staff from ANNIE – while “servants” they are part of the “family.” ) Basic movement required. Modest dance skills desired. Able to hold harmony. Range: soprano, alto, tenor, bass.
Principal Dancers 2 males/2 females. All ages 18 and up. Must have excellent dance skills and athleticism. Basic singing necessary.
CONTACT Christina Frank-Bellew, 805-965-0581, ext. 2376, Monday through Thursday 10am-4pm to schedule an appointment STARTING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25TH! (www.theatregroupsbcc.com), or by emailing Christina: email@example.com.