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Audition Notice for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS


Book by Andrew Bergman

Music/Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown


Director: Sandi LaPlante

Music Director: Ernesto De Luca

Producer: Mel Hinch


*Please see the update regarding audition booking/submission requirements below.

A romantic romp from New York to Vegas to Hawaii, this musical about saying “I do” is non-stop, laugh-out-loud fun. Follow Jack as he tries to live up to his promise to his dying mother that he will never marry, despite being in love with his girlfriend, Betsy. Add a sneaky gambler who likes Jack’s girlfriend, and you can just imagine the antics.


Characters (Casting Actors Ages 18+):
  • Jack Singer – 29 to early 40s (Tenor). The hero - a funny, high strung, superstitious guy with a deep-rooted fear of getting married, despite being in love with his girlfriend, Betsy. The ghost of his mother haunts him, reminding him of her dying wish that he never marry.

  • Betsy Nolan – 29 to early 40s (Soprano/Mezzo Soprano). She is Jack’s fiancé of 5 years. Betsy is a teacher with great patience and understanding, but she is getting impatient with Jack’s inability to commit to marriage.

  • Bea Singer – 50s to 70s (Mezzo Soprano) Jack’s mother. Being dead doesn’t keep her from continuing to play a central role in Jack’s life. Her ability to provoke massive guilt is breathtaking.

  • Buddy Rocky – 20s to 60s (Tenor/Baritone) A Las Vegas nightlife entertainer. A flashy talent who packs the Milano Hotel and Casino every night with his show stopping performances.

  • Tommy Korman – 40s to 60s (Baritone) A professional gambler with no discernible scruples. He sees something special in Betsy who bears an uncanny resemblance to his dead wife, Donna.

  • Johnny Sandwich – 40s to 60s (Baritone) Tommy’s right hand man. He is intensely loyal, prone to overeating and saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. He is not very intelligent, but that doesn’t both him at all.

  • Roy Bacon – 40s to 60s (Tenor/Baritone) Elvis Impersonator. Leader of the world famous Flying Elvises.

  • Mahi – 20s to 30s (Mezzo Soprano) Jack’s tour guide while in Hawaii. Playful, sexy, flirty and cunning. Tommy pays her to ensure Jack doesn’t find his way to Betsy while on the island.

  • Teihutu – 25 to 60s (Tenor/Baritone) “Hawaiian local” hired by Tommy. Supporting role with some vocal solos.

  • Raymond – 20s to 50s (Tenor/Baritone) The head of staff at Tommy’s Hawaiian estate. He is happy, attentive, kind, and reassuring.

  • Alex/Ensemble – Tommy’s “son” / Ensemble

  • Rose/Ensemble – Tommy’s “daughter-in-law” / Ensemble

  • Ensemble – 4 to 5 males and 4 to 5 females (various ages). The ensemble will be very busy! Many roles have dialogue and vocal solos. The ensemble plays New Yorkers, Vegas tourists, taxi drivers, a salesperson, customers, a nurse, showgirls, hotel guests, hotel Bellhop, hotel Manager, Elvis impersonators, ticket agents, staff, card players, etc.


Show Dates:

May 3 – 19, 2024 on Friday/Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm at The South Simcoe Theatre, 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown, Ontario. Cast members are required to be available for both dress rehearsals and all production dates without exception.


Audition Dates:

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 from 6:30 to 10 pm and Friday, September 15 from 6:30 to 10 pm. Callbacks will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 10 am to 1 pm. (If you can't make the September 12 or September 15 auditions, we may be able to slip you in on the September 23 callback day – you will just need to clearly state that in your initial email).


**Update/Please note: An audition appointment must be made with the Producer - please email madrigal1.mh@gmail.com to let Mel Hinch know of your interest in auditioning.

Audition Location:

In person at The South Simcoe Theatre

1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown, Ontario


Audition Details:

Please prepare a 32- bar excerpt (max of 3 min) of a musical theatre song that shows off your voice and acting ability. Do NOT choose a song from the show. Also prepare a short monologue.


There will be a short dance audition in small groups – no preparation or experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you can move in easily.


If you are unable to attend the audition dates above, video submissions will be considered. Please mention this in your email of interest. Once approved by the Producers, we will request video submissions be uploaded to the candidate’s own YouTube page with the link emailed to: madrigal1.mh@gmail.com


Rehearsal Information:

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, January 14, 2024 (1 to 5 pm) and continue on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (7-10 pm). Sunday evening rehearsals from 6 to 9 pm will be added beginning March 24, 2024. During tech week, dress rehearsals will be held on April 30 and May 1, 2024. Cast members must declare any potential rehearsal date conflicts on the audition form. This will be taken into consideration when casting.


 

Health & Safety Policies:

In keeping with Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit this theatre will comply with any mandated health regulations. While not mandatory at this time, mask wearing may be encouraged at certain times during the rehearsal period.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:

The South Simcoe Theatre encourages inclusion and representation in all its endeavours. Everyone is welcome both on stage and off. In that spirit, we encourage diversity in our casting process.


Questions?

Email Mel Hinch, Producer at madrigal1.mh@gmail.com


This is a NON-EQUITY, NON-PAYING production.


Thank you.


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