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AUDITION

Season 75 Audition Dates

Jersey Boys
January 2 – 4, 2023

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
March 12 – 14, 2023

Playwrights’ Forum Festival
April 17 – 18, 2023

– The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons –

ABOUT THE SHOW

This behind-the-music story of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history will take you from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Follow the incredible journey of four guys bound by one dream—to make it to the top without giving up, selling out or forgetting where they came from. Experience electrifying performances of golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” and more.

Jersey Boys won four 2006 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music and Lyrics by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe

Music Directed by Henry McNulty
Directed by Jake Schaefer

PERFORMANCE DETAILS

Margot & Robert Ogden Main Stage
March 10 – 26, 2023
(Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30PM, Sunday at 2:00PM)

AUDITIONS

Monday, January 2 — 6:30PM, 8:00PM
Tuesday, January 3 — 6:30PM, 8:00 PM

CALLBACKS

Wednesday, January 4 — 6:30PM

AUDITION LOCATION

Spokane Civic Theatre
1020 North Howard St.
Spokane, WA 99201

NOTES

  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for roles
  • Age range and gender of characters is to appear on stage as
  • For Singing Auditions, please prepare a 1 minute or less cut from a pop/rock song or musical of similar style/era. Please bring prepared sheet music or an instrumental track on a device with a 3.5mm audio jack/aux
  • At Non-Singing Auditions and Call Backs, please be prepared for cold reads from the script
  • Please dress to move at Auditions and dance at Call Backs — please bring dance shoes (character/jazz)

ROLES

FRANKIE — 20 – 35 Must be 5’9” or shorter; must have a strong tenor with sweet and strong falsetto and be able to sing in the style of Frankie Valli; strong tenor to high A or Bb plus strong falsetto up to treble G; charismatic and charming; must be a very strong actor (comfortable with narrative text) and have a gritty side as well as a polished veneer; must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies

BOB — 20 – 35 preferably tall; strong tenor/baritenor voice; must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; must be comfortable with narrative text; an intelligent, sensitive, and introspective musical prodigy

TOMMY — 30 – 40 strong tenor/baritenor voice; must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; must be comfortable with narrative text; ability to play guitar a very strong plus; a natural-born leader with an appealing, bad-boy quality

NICK — 30 – 40 strong bass/baritone voice; must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; must be comfortable with narrative text; a quiet dreamer who longs for life after The Four Seasons

GYP DECARLO — 40 – 55 tough, mafioso type; must be a good actor and strong singer

BOB CREWE — 30 – 40 intelligent and flamboyant; genius music producer and lyricist; an integral part of creating the magic of The Four Seasons

JOE PESCI / CHORUS — 20 – 35 must be 5’9” or shorter; young, energetic; must be a good actor and a strong singer; may understudy role of FRANKIE

BARRY BELSON / CHORUS — 20 – 49 strong actor & singer to play various roles (friends, producers, etc); strong tenor to high C, with a strong falsetto to G above high C; has the ability to riff in R&B style

MARY / CHORUS — 20 – 39 strong singer, actor, and dancer; Frankie’s wife; tough, “seen it all,” Italian, Jersey girl; she’s got a killer sense of humor; actor also plays a variety of other roles, including member of a 60s style girl group; strong belt useful; high straight tone soprano also useful but not required

FRANCIE, LORRAINE / CHORUS — 20 – 37 fabulous, versatile singer and dancer with flexible vocal registers to play a variety of roles (the many girlfriends of The Four Seasons, etc); should fit well together a la 60s band Shangri-las and be believable as “tough-as-nails” Jersey girls; must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; must have strong belt

THREE WOMEN — 20 – 35 fabulous, versatile actresses and singers with flexible vocal registers to play a variety of roles (the many girlfriends of The Four Seasons, etc); should fit well together a la ’60s band Shangrilas and be believable as “tough-as-nails” Jersey girls; must be very comfortable with traditional four-part harmonies; all three women need to belt and/or have strong mix as one track belts up to F natural and two tracks also need high soprano

THREE MEN — 20 – 59 strong actors and singers to play various roles (friends, producers, etc); one track requires a baritone or baritenor voice down to a strong low G (low E a big plus); another track includes playing guitar; a third track includes playing drums or, possibly, both guitar and drums

TO AUDITION, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SELECT A TIME AND REGISTER

QUESTIONS, COMMENTS

Please Email: Production@SpokaneCivicTheatre.com

ABOUT THE SHOW

National Pastime follows the journeys of Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball, and Wesley Branch Rickey, the white President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, as Robinson shatters the color barrier in 1947. While offering insight into each man’s personal struggles, the play traces the evolution of race relations leading up to the Civil Rights Movement. Against all odds, Robinson and Rickey join forces to bring about a benchmark cultural event in America’s history.

By Spokane Civic Theatre Resident Playwright Bryan Harnetiaux

SELF-TAPE (VIDEO) AUDITIONS

Audition video submissions window is open — please click here to register — you will be emailed directions.

CALLBACKS

In person callbacks will begin Fall 2022

REHEARSALS BEGIN

Early 2023

NOTES

  • Content includes explicit language
  • Seeking all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds for all roles
  • Age range and gender listed for characters is to appear on stage as
  • Please be prepared for cold reads from the script
  • Audition registration required — click here

QUESTIONS

Please email production@spokanecivictheatre.com

ROLES

JACKIE ROBINSON, 30-40;  Black American baseball player with an athletic build; quick, clever and hot tempered. On scholarship at UCLA, Jack Roosevelt Robinson played football, basketball, baseball and ran track, lettering in each sport. Drafted in1942, Robinson was accepted as an Army Officer Candidate. Later, Jackie was court-martialed because he refused to sit in the back of a segregated bus. Eventually, he was acquitted. Jackie ages from 20 to 43 years old. LEAD

BRANCH RICKEY, 50-60;  White American baseball executive; Originally a football player, then MLB baseball player, Branch was a visionary, inventor of spring training and the minor league farm system. Deeply Christian, honor-bound, plain-spoken and patient, Branch signed Jack Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers, thereby breaking the grip segregation had on major league baseball. Branch ages from 54 to 81 years old. LEAD

WALTER “RED” BARBER, 35-40; White radio broadcaster from Mississippi and Florida, Red has red hair.  Raised to be a racist, Red undergoes a shift of consciousness and he comes to accept Jackie as a human being. Red co-narrates Act I and will announce games—his accent  is southern, colloquial and measured in its cadence.  Doubles as Bus Driver.

WENDELL SMITH,  25-35;  outspoken, energetic; Black American sports writer, editor and columnist for Pittsburgh Courier, an African American newspaper, he was from Detroit and graduated from West Virginia Sate College.  Smith recommended Jackie Robinson to Branch Rickey and later, a scout for Rickey. Smith co-narrates Act I.  Smith ages from 21 to 48 years old. Doubles as Bus Passenger.

MALLIE ROBINSON,  Jackie’s Mother; 40-45; Black American; Jackie’s parents,  Mallie and Jerry, lived and worked as Georgia sharecroppers until Mallie decided they’d leave. In 1920 Mallie took her five children, boarded a train bound for Pasadena to escape the Ku Klux Klan, poverty and her philandering husband. Mallie worked as a maid, eventually earning enough to purchase a single-family house in a white neighborhood. Deeply Christian, Mallie always said, “Take one step toward God, and he’ll take two toward you”, She ages from late 30s to 60s.

CLYDE SUKEFORTH, 40s; White American baseball player turned coach and scout, due to the loss of sight in his right eye during a hunting accident. Clyde works as a scout for Rickey.

RACHEL ISUM (ĪSUM) ROBINSON, 30s; Black American; Jackie’s girl, and later wife. Rachel met Jackie when they were both students at UCLA. Born in NYC, Rachel graduated with a BA in nursing before she and Jack married. Smart woman with business acumen,  Rachel is Jackie’s best coach. Rachel co-narrates Act II. Rachel ages from 24 to 40 years old.

JANE RICKEY, Branch’s wife;  50s; White American from Ohio; Down to earth Jane loves Branch and baseball and is resolute in her support of her husband, who relies or her instincts. She co-narrates Act II. Jane ages from 53 to 80 years old.

LYLAH BARBER, Red’s wife, also from the South; White; 30s; Lylah is a southern belle.

LEROY “SATCHEL” PAIGE, late 30s; Lanky and wise; Legendary Black baseball player of indeterminate age Satchel is an extraordinary pitcher and one of the biggest casualties of MLB institutional racism. At heart, Satchel is really a fun-loving prankster.

MULE, George “Mule” Suttles; 40s; Dark-skinned Black American; Built like a tank, Mule was a power hitter in the Negro League who had never received any formal education.

HAROLD “PEE WEE” REESE,  late 30s; White; The 5’9” Brooklyn Dodgers baseball shortstop and Team Captain was from Kentucky.  When Jackie was heckled, yet a again, Pee Wee went to Jack then put his arm around his shoulder in solidarity, silencing the White crowd.

DIXIE WALKER, mid-30s; White; Outgoing; All Star baseball player from Georgia who tried to prevent Jack Robinson from becoming a team member by circulating a petition which stated that he and his boys would not play if Jackie Robinson was put on the team. Dixie’s sabotage failed and Branch Rickey traded him. His career ended two years later. Double as Officer of the Day.

YOUNG JACKIE, 10-14 year old kid; Black; doubles as the Messenger, Ball Boy in Negro League and Jackie age,  9-to-14 years old.