Auditions for “Curtains”!
Auditions July 29, July 31 and Aug 1
Book Audition appointments here
Video auditions considered email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals begin early August Tentative schedule TWTh 7-9:30 Sun 2-5
Show dates Fri, Sat, Sundays Nov 5-21
Directed by Charlie Rader
Produced by Tom Cavano
The Story of “Curtains” – Curtains is a backstage musical with a “play-within-the play”. Set in the 1950’s it tells the story of a troupe of actors, the cast of “Robbin’ Hood,” an ill-conceived musical in its Boston pre-Broadway tryout. On opening night, its supremely untalented leading lady is murdered on stage, the first of several murders. The cast is quarantined in the theatre, and the police investigation is led by Lt. Frank Cioffi, a community theatre aficionado in his off-time, who proves himself as interested in fixing the troubled musical as solving the murders. Of course, he accomplishes both tasks! The score for Curtains runs the gamut from witty patter songs, to rich ballads and lots of exciting, full ensemble numbers. Because Curtains may not be well-known to some of you, a complete story synopsis can be found at: http://www.theatricalrights.com/curtains
Please prepare and provide the following for your audition:
• 16-32 bars of music that showcases your vocal range.
• Sheet music in the proper key with cuts marked. An accompanist will be provided
• Backing tracks (CD or Bluetooth) or a cappella numbers acceptable.
• Shoes and clothing appropriate for a dance audition
• Reading sides from the Script are here
COVID Policy: We encourage the use of masks for those not fully vaccinated. You will not be required to wear a mask while auditioning.
Roles in “Curtains” – 24+
LT. FRANK CIOFFI (30s-40s): Boston detective, also musical theatre aficionado. Good at his job, he has also aspired to be a musical theatre performer his entire life. Falls in love with Niki. Strong comic skills, major singing, some dance; vocal range: A-flat-E.
NIKI HARRIS (20s-early 30s) Pretty, naive ingenue, chorus girl/understudy meets and falls in love with Cioffi; legit Soprano, C-E, good comic timing, dance.
GEORGIA HENDRICKS (30s-40) Female half of songwriting team., ends up taking on the leading role. Must sing and dance well, G-E.
CARMEN BERNSTEIN -Precast
AARON FOX (30s-40s) The composer, separated from his wife. Charming ladies man, strong baritone, B-flat-G-flat.
SIDNEY BERNSTEIN (Late 40s-Mid 60s): Co-producer, tough and self-serving. Good comic timing; non-singing.
CHRISTOPHER BELLING (40-60) English director. Very camp. Good comic skills, character singer, B-E.
BAMBI BERNET (Early 20s30s) daughter of Carmen. Hungry to work her way up to leading performer, good dancer/comedienne who sings well, C-C.
DARYL GRADY (30s-40s): Theatre critic for the Boston Globe, enjoys using his power to make or break shows, nonsinging.
JOHNNY HARMON (40s-50s) Stage Manager, gruff but lovable, minor singing. OSCAR SHAPIRO (45-65): The general manager, agreeable if slightly gruff man. Always looking for any angle to find money; Good singer, B-flat-E.
BOBBY PEPPER (20s to early 30s) The choreographer and lead dancer; Strong singer who dances well, A-E.
JESSICA CRANSHAW (30s-40s) Fading Hollywood star, a diva, who has no right to be one, “terrible” singer and actress; strong comic skills, G-D.
PLUS MANY NAMED ENSEMBLE ROLES, members of the “Robbin’ Hood” company, with a LOT to do! This is a big show for dance, and great ensemble work!