South Bay Musical Theatre announces auditions for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN
About the show
Written by: BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN
Songs by: NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED
Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. (Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen). Produced by Arrangement With Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
Directed & Choreographed by Lee Ann Payne
- Saturday Oct 1, 2022 from 10 am – 2 pm
- Sunday Oct 2, 2022 from 6:30-10 pm
Link to sign up: https://sbmt.ivolunteer.com/singinrain
Audition Location: Saratoga Civic Theatre 13777 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA (MAP)
Please schedule a vocal audition, and all should plan to attend the dance call.
Callbacks by invitation only October 9, 6-11 pm
Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show with sheet music in the correct key. No recordings as an accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot, resume, conflict calendar, clothes and shoes comfortable to dance in. Optional: Tap Shoes. All will be expected to attend the dance call.
Saturday October 1, 2022
- 10-11:30 am: Vocal Appointments.
- 11:30-1 pm: ALL DANCE CALL
- 1-2 pm: Vocal Appointments
Sunday October 2, 2022
- 6:30-7:30 pm: Vocal Appointments
- 7:30-9 pm: ALL DANCE CALL
- 9-10 pm: Vocal Appointments
Auditions are planned to be held in-person, so bring your vaccination card, photo ID, and please remain masked during the audition process. All company members are required to be vaccinated, unless they fall under a legally-required exemption (ADA or religious). We will require proof of vaccination at the auditions.
SBMT Casting Commitment
South Bay Musical Theatre is actively re-shaping our company to be reflective of the community it serves. We practice non-traditional and identity-conscious casting in all our productions. We are seeking and highly encouraging all actors to submit, regardless of race/ethnicity/caste, disability, body type, age, orientation, or gender/gender identity. All cast are volunteers with a performance per diem equal to $250 max.
Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers. In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen. Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her.
DON LOCKWOOD : (Male; G2-Ab4) A suave Hollywood actor and dancer. Cosmo’s best friend and Lina’s regular co-star. Must dance well, tap at an intermediate level or above.
KATHY SELDEN : (Female; G3-F5) An earnest, talented actress with wit and charm. She falls in love with Don and performs as Lina’s speaking and singing voice. Must dance well, tap at an advanced beginning level or above.
LINA LAMONT : (Female; C4-Eb5) A slow-witted silent film diva with a big personality and a harshly unpleasant voice. She is Don’s regular co-star. Must move well.
Non-Gender Specific Roles:
COSMO BROWN : (C3-Ab4) A wacky and playful on-set pianist for silent films. Don’s best friend and former dance partner. Must dance well, tap at an intermediate level or above. Any physical tricks or stunts welcome!
ZELDA ZANDERS: A flapper socialite and actor on their ninth marriage, they are Lina’s friend and informant. Must dance. Doubles in Ensemble.
R.F. SIMPSON : (50-65; Must sing) A successful, magnanimous, film producer. Head of the studio who leads the other characters in creating a new movie musical.
ROSCOE DEXTER : (30-50; Must sing) A famous film director with theatrical mannerisms and tendencies. Frequently frazzled and works with Lina and Don.
ROD : (20-45; Must sing) An excitable film agent bordering on manic. They work for Simpson. Doubles in the ensemble.
PRODUCTION SINGER : (Db3-Ab4) The lead tenor in Monumental Pictures’ first movie musical. Doubles in the ensemble.
There are a significant amount of featured roles: acting, singing and especially dancing for the ensemble. At least a beginning level of tap dancing is requested for the ensemble, but not mandatory.
First Rehearsal: (tentative) March 19, 2023
Load-in: April 23, 2023
Opening Night: May 13, 2023
Closing Performance & Strike: June 3, 2023
Rehearsals are held Mon-Thurs 7:30-10:30 pm, and Sundays from 2-10 pm. Starting April 24, rehearsal schedules change to M/T/Th/F 7-10:30 pm, and weekends TBD for tech.