Auditions for Zombie Prom!
Auditions for Pickwick Players 2013 season are continuing with Zombie Prom.
Music by Dana P. Rowe
Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey
Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy
Directed by Thomas Fitzpatrick
Produced by Barron Henzel
Musical Direction by Michael Farley
Choreography by Alisa Williams
Audition Date/Time: By appointment.
Sunday, February 24th Noon – 4pm
Monday, February 25th 6:00 – 10:00pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 6:00-10:00pm
Auditions and rehearsals:
Carlton Oaks School
9353 Wethersfield Road
Santee, CA 92071
May 10 – May 19, 2013 – 7 performances
10th – 12th: Friday/Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm
17th – 19th: Friday/Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2pm
Performances will take place at Moxie Theater
6663 El Cajon Blvd. Suite N, San Diego CA 92115
To Reserve Your Audition Time:
Preferred: E-mail Tomtonyfitz@aol.com with your name and telephone number and picture/resume attached (if available) or call Thomas Fitzpatrick (director) at (619) 895-6368. Please put “Zombie” in subject when E-mailing. Appointments will be scheduled in five-minute increments.
- For all roles: Prepare a one minute song that best shows your vocal range. Traditional musical comedy preferred or 50s Rock n Roll. Bring sheet music in correct key or CD/tape. An accompanist will be provided. If you choose to use a CD/tape, please have it CUED. Please no a cappella.
- Bring a photo/headshot and resume (if available).
- Bring your calendar through May 19, 2013; all conflicts will be required to be listed on the audition form. Rehearsals will begin early March.
- Non-Equity/Community Theater production.
Play description: This girl-loves-ghoul rock n roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage. “A musical blast! Fun for the whole nuclear family!” – New York Daily News
CHARACTERS: Seeking actors ages 14-50. Casting will be age appropriate. Will consider young adults 20-25ish for students, if they read age17-19. Note that all roles are very stylized and a bit exaggerated. Looking for actors who are able to play outside of the box.
DELIAH STRICT Age Range: Must read 34-36. Male or Female – may be cast as a man in drag. School Principal; icy and hard on the outside with a heart of gold. Should have excellent comic timing. Think Carol Burnett/Bea Arthur/Ru Paul. Strong Belt Mezzo with good head tones
EDDIE FLAGRANTE Age Range: Must Read 35-40. Smarmy newspaper journalist; opportunistic tabloid reporter who roots for the underdog and “justice” in the end. Think Geraldo Rivera but with Kevin Klein’s comic appeal. Strong Baritone – Frank Sinatra/Michael Buble’ tone.
TOFFEE Age: Must read 17-19. Senior; Good girl from the right side of the tracks. Hopelessly in love with Jonny. Belt Soprano
CANDY Age: Must read 17-19. Senior; Nervous and hyper. Always chewing her nails. Solid Belt
COCO Age: Must read 17-19. Senior; sexy bad schoolgirl with a dry wit. Belt Soprano
GINGER Age: Must read 17-19. Senior; Class nerd, sweet and means well but she verges on annoying. Belt Soprano
JONNY WARNER Age: Must read 17-19. Senior; good kid from the wrong side of the tracks turned zombie. Sincere and funny. High Rock Tenor – up to A or Bb (can use strong head voice or falsetto too)
JOEY Age: Must read 17-19. Senior; Class Jock. Big, handsome and dumb. Tenor with low notes too
JOSH Must read 17-19. Senior; The class geek. Aspiring journalist. Tenor with low notes too
JAKE Age: Must read 17-19. Senior; Probably voted the most popular. He’s sweet and personable and is deeply in love with Candy. High Rock Tenor
OTHER ROLES: 3 Adult Male and 3 Adult Female Ensemble Characters who play various character roles. Age Range 25-50. Must sing and move well.
- Mother’s Voice, Secretary, Make-Up Lady
- Secretary (Sheila), Stage Manager
- Secretary, Ramona Merengue Sings lead on “Come Join Us” with back up Motorwise Guys
- Father’s Voice, Copy Boy, Motorwise Gasoline Guy
- Copy Boy, Motorwise Gasoline Guy
- Office Worker, Announcer/Motorwise Gasoline Guy
Additional performers may be cast as student ensemble. Age: Must read 17-19
Participation in our productions is always free! When e-mailing, give the following:
- Age (or age range if adult)
- Preferred day and time
- Phone number
- E-mail address.