Auditions for All Shook Up

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auditions for All Shook Up

Sugar Factory Playhouse / West Jordan Theater Arts will hold auditions for “All Shook Up” Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the old West Jordan library (1970 W. 7800 S.). Callbacks will be held by invitation only at the same location Saturday, April 28.

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” “All Shook Up” tells the story of a small town girl with big dreams from somewhere in the middle of a square state in the middle of a square decade and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. “All Shook Up” is inspired by and features the songs of Elvis Presley. Book by Joe DiPierto. Directed by Michelle Groves.

All potential cast members auditioning for this production must be age 16 or older. We will be casting a limited number of high school age cast members in the ensemble and possibly in the roles of Dean and Lorraine. Adults of all ages are urged to audition for this production. We will be casting both singers and/or dancers in the ensemble. While the ability to both sing and dance would be great, please consider auditioning if just singing or dancing is your strength!

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 16 bars of music in the style of the show that will best display their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning will be asked to cold-read sides from the script during the audition. Please bring a current theater resume and headshot (if possible).

Performances will be July 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23 at 7:30 p.m. with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on July 14 at the Midvale Performing Arts Center (695 Center Street).

CHARACTERS:
Please note, we have the ability to alter the vocal ranges for these roles. If you think you are “right for the part,” please audition for the role!

NATALIE HALLER (early 20′s, Alto, G to D): a mechanic.

CHAD (Baritone/Tenor, A [one octave below middle C] to A [in a solo]): a great-lookin’, motorcycling, guitar-playing, leather-jacketed roustabout.

JIM HALLER (mid 40′s-50′s, Baritone, B♭ to E): Natalie’s widowed father.

SYLVIA (mid 40′s, belt, II Alto to II Soprano [huge range] low F to high G): the no-nonsense, African-American owner of SYLVIA’S HONKY-TONK.

LORRAINE: (belt, Alto, mid. C to D) Sylvia’s 16-year-old daughter. African-American.

DENNIS: (Tenor, high First Tenor, mid. A to A♭) a young, awkward, aspiring dentist.

MISS SANDRA: (Alto, High Alto, mid. A to E) the beautiful, intellectual caretaker of the town’s museum.

HENRIETTA: (Belt, Alto to Soprano) the brassy, sensual barfly who is thrilled when the newcomer arrives in town. Often seen as Natalie’s encouraging sidekick.

MAYOR MATILDA HYDE (mid 40′s-50′s, Alto, First Soprano, mid. B♭ to high C): the town’s conservative mayor.

DEAN HYDE: (First Tenor F to high B♭, must be strong) Matilda’s 16-year-old son. He has grown up at a military boarding school.

SHERIFF EARL (Baritone, mid 40′s-50′s): the law in town. A man of not many words.

ENSEMBLE: strong, heavily-used singing and dancing townspeople, etc. The ensemble is an integral part of this show and appears on stage in the majority of the scenes. We are planning for a large ensemble of both singers and dancers. There are several small speaking roles which will be cast out of the ensemble. The ensemble is also featured in solo, duet, trio, and pull-out roles (statues, devilettes, etc.).

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