OPEN AUDITIONS - 1940's Radio Hour
Landmark will hold auditions for a toe-tapping holiday musical, 1940’s Radio Hour directed by Dan Checovetes with Musical Direction by John Dressel & Jim Luurtsema and choreography by Rhiannon Carta on Tuesday September 8th & Wednesday September 9th from 7pm to 10pm. The production will run November 27, December 4, 5, 11, 12 @ 8pm and November 28, 29, December 6, 13 @ 2pm.
With 1940s music, dancing and old-time sound effects the play portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942. Relive the spirit of that bygone era when the world was at war and pop music meant "Strike Up the Band" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (both are in this show). The musical captures the holiday mayhem as the harassed producer copes with a drunk lead singer, the delivery boy who wants a chance in front of the mike, the second banana who dreams of singing a ballad, and the trumpet playing sound effects man who chooses a fighter plane over Glenn Miller. 1940’S RADIO HOUR is holiday gem to share with whole family.
Casting requirements call for four female roles ages ranging from 16 to 50’s & nine male roles ages ranging from 20’s to 60’s. Please prepare a fully memorized Broadway musical selection or Jazz Standard that showcases your vocal range and is no longer than one minute in length. Songs from The 1940’s Radio Hour are permitted. Please vocalize and warm up prior to your audition. An accompanist will be provided, so please bring piano sheet music for your song with your selection highlighted. No a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment will be allowed. Additional casting information available on our Facebook pages: www.facebook.com/LandmarkCommunityTheatre
Auditioners are also encouraged to contact Landmark in advance to confirm their interest; however, walk-ins are welcome. Email: email@example.com OR call the main office: (860) 293-8558. All auditions will take place at the Arts Center Theatre of the Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main Street, Thomaston CT 06787