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AUDITIONS

 

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT

 

REALLY  TRYING

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With the aid of a trusty self-help book, wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder. Will Finch’s unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Company get him in hot water with the head honcho J. B. Biggley, and jeopardize his romance with Secretary Rosemary Pilkington? Power, sex, ambition, greed (and a great musical score!). .. It’s all in a day’s work!

Director – Kat Alix-Gaudreau

Music Director – Jeff Kimball

Choreographer – Karen Brown

CAST REQUIREMENTS – Looking for a large cast (ages 16 and up)
Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
When?  Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 at 7PM (appointments on the half hour, beginning at 7PM until 9:30PM); callbacks Thursday, May 22 at 7PM.

TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT CALL THE THEATRE AT THE MOUNT BOX OFFICE AT 978 630-9388, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9:30AM TO 12:30PM or 1:30PM to 2:30PM, OR E-MAIL YOUR APPOINTMENT REQUEST TO box-office@mwcc.mass.edu  

All should prepare a short up-temp vocal selection (16 to 32 bars) that displays range and ability – not a cappella please.* There will also be cold readings from the script for main speaking roles, improvisation and a movement/dance audition for all.

*Singers should provide sheet music – an accompanist will be provided; Punctuality will be noted and appreciated
Performance Dates:  August 8, 9, 15, 16 @ 8PM; August 17 @ 2PM

Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7-10pm; beginning May 28.

ADDITIONAL CASTING INFORMATION
Character descriptions are as follows. The ages listed are the stated ages of the characters, not necessarily the required age of the actors.

BUD FRUMP:  Biggely’s nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections. Male, 18-21 yrs. old Range: C3 – F4

GATCH:  A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies. Male, 40-60 yrs. old Speaking Role

HEDY LaRUE:  A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants. Female, 25-35 yrs. old Range: C4 – Eb5

J. PIERREPONT FINCH:  Our story’s protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the ‘ladder of success.’ Male, 18-25 yrs. old Range: C3 – G4

J.B. BIGGLEY:  The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting. Male, 50-65 yrs. old Range: C3 – A4

MISS JONES:  J.B.’s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her. Female, 55-65 yrs. old Range: Bb3 – Gb5

MR. TWIMBLE:  He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed. Male, 60-75 yrs. old Range: C#3 – E4

ROSEMARY PILKINGTON:  A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch’s love interest. Female, 20-30 yrs. old Range: A3 – B4

SMITTY:  A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man. Female, 30-40 yrs. old Range: A#3 – G5

WALLY WOMPER:  The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer. Male, 55-70 yrs. old Range: D3 – E4

ENSEMBLE:  SCRUBWOMEN; EXECUTIVES; SECRETARIES – should be able to sing dance, play small roles

For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630 – 9162

or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu


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We are a true community theatre! All Theatre at the Mount auditions are open to anyone, regardless of previous theatre experience.

For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for audition notifications, contact Theatre Director Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu.