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Auditions for My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra

Details

When: Monday, July 29; 6-9pm

Where: Pluss Theatre, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St.

Appointments: Click here to sign up

Preparations: 32 bars of a Frank Sinatra song

Contract: Both Equity SA and non-equity contracts offered. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Please note: An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Cherry Creek Theatre does not believe in discrimination based on color, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or otherwise. All performers, including those of color, ethnicities, age, gender identity, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration.

Breakdown

Conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson
Book by Todd Olson
Directed by Susie Snodgrass
Music direction by David Nehls

  • Rehearsals begin in early January.
  • Production runs January 24–February 23, 2020
    (Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm; Sundays, 2:00pm)

Roles Available

  • Man 2: 1940s big band “crooner” look. He should have a strong legit lyric baritone voice and be an excellent part singer. He sings up to a G. Listen to the Sinatra recordings with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to understand the smooth easy vocal style that is required for this role. Man #2 should also have a natural and unaffected flair for comedy as he carries much of the show’s humor and lighter moments. He spends much of the show trying to learn how to be “cool.”
  • Woman 1: In some ways, her character represents the female version of Frank (“Rat Pack” period). She is a “classy dame” who drips with style, sophistication. Woman #1 has the more difficult singing role of the two women. Vocally she is a strong mezzo-soprano who can also belt. Her vocal style is based on great “torch singers” like Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Judy Garland. This actress sings through a wide range vocally and must also be a capable part singer.
  • Woman 2: She should be able to project an energetic and youthful sexuality to the audience. Woman #2 is the type of woman that always attracted Frank (aka Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Mia Farrow, etc). Vocally this character needs to have that same smooth liquid big band singer sound of the ’40s. Woman #2 is also a mezzo but does sing some soprano parts. Her voice should be lighter and provide a contrast to the darker sound required for Woman #1. She too needs to be a capable part singer.

The role of Man 1 has been cast.

Description

Let the music of Frank Sinatra transport you back in time to a swanky nightclub on the Las Vegas strip. Experience more than 50 quintessential hits from the Ol’ Blue Eyes’ collection. From Strangers in the Night to New York, New York, you can’t help but hum along to your favorite jazz standards on this trip down memory lane. Pack up, let’s fly away and fall in love all over again with the music of one of the most celebrated recording artists of all time in My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.