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WHEN: Sunday, November 7th @ 6:30 pm [doors will open at 6:00 pm]

Saturday, November 13th @ 12:30 pm [doors will open at 12:00 pm]

Sunday, November 14th @ 6:30 pm [doors will open at 6:00 pm]

WHERE: Narberth Community Theatre, 6376 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19151 (located within
Overbrook Presbyterian Church). Please use the back entrance through the fenced in

Performance Dates: March 4 ~ 19, 2022

To sign up for Auditions, please click the following link.

Director: John Cochrane, Jr.
Music Director/Conductor: Raquel García
Choreographer: Katrina Brown

Sign-Up: All auditions must be scheduled through SignUp Genius, which is arranged in 2
hour increments. To sign up for Auditions, please click the link above.
COVID-19: All auditioners are required to show proof of COVID-19 VACCINATION in
order to audition. Please wear masks except during the vocal audition.
Vocal: Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show or from the show. No a
cappella or recorded music will be permitted. If you choose a song that is not from the
show, please bring sheet music with written-out accompaniment for the accompanist. A
chord chart will not be accepted. Music on phones will not be accepted.
Dance: Please, come prepared for a dance audition with proper shoes and clothing.
Please bring your tap shoes. The dance audition will consist of a jazz and tap audition. All
are required to participate in the dance audition. Videos of the required dance moves
will be available on our website and Facebook page starting October 1, 2021. All levels of
experience are encouraged to audition.  Two Pointe dancers will be needed who aren’t afraid of heights.  Individuals with a back walkover, cartwheel and round off are strongly encouraged to audition and be prepared to demonstrate their skills.   

Tap Dance Steps to practice: Shuffle, Flaps, Cramp Roll, Buffalo, Maxi Ford with & without turns, 1st and 2nd time steps, Pull Backs- single & double and Wings-single & double.

Readings: Will take place during callbacks.
All roles are open and unpaid.
We are seeking a diverse and energetic cast age 14 & up.

CALL BACKS: Wednesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. Call back information will be sent to those
called back by Monday evening, November 15 after the auditions.
REHEARSALS: Due to the high demands of this show, some rehearsals will be scheduled as
early as November 28. Rehearsals will begin in earnest in January; Sunday [afternoons and/or
evenings] Monday and Tuesday evenings.
MANDATORY REHEARSALS: Attendance is required at the following; Sitzprobe, Sunday,
February 13th 2:30 ~ 6:30pm and Tech Week Sunday, February 27 , 1:30 ~ 10:30 February 28,
March 1 & 2 from 6:30 ~ 10:30


BOBBY CHILD – Leading Man, baritone, aged 25- 35. Bobby is a New Yorker in love
with musical theatre but is forced to work in a bank by his controlling mother. He
has been engaged to Irene Roth for 5 years but doesn’t want to marry her. When he
goes to Deadrock to escape Irene, he meets Polly, falls instantly in love with her and
decides to put on a show to pay off the mortgage on her father’s theatre . In order
to receive respect, he entices the Zangler folly girls to come to Deadrock and
disguises himself as Bella Zangler, the established producer. Bobby is involved in 12
songs so needs to be a strong singer, actor, tapper and ballroom dancer for his “Fred
and Ginger” type numbers with Polly.
VOCAL RANGE: Baritone. A2 to F4

POLLY BAKER – Leading Lady, mezzo, aged 20 – 30. Polly is the only female living in
Deadrock where she is the postmistress and “all American girl”. The men adore her
but Lank Hawkins is always asking her to marry him. She tries not to show her love
for Bobby when she discovers that he is from the bank which wants to foreclose on
her father’s theatre. Then she falls for Bobby disguised as Zangler but naturally true
love prevails and the pair finally end up together. Polly is involved in 9 musical
numbers and needs to be a good tapper, soft shoe and ballroom dancer with a
strong voice.
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo-soprano. Ab3 to Eb5

BELA ZANGLER – Male supporting role, baritone, aged 35 – 55 with a Hungarian
accent. Zangler is an established New York musical producer and theatre owner. He
follows Tess, his dance director, to Deadrock despite being already married. Zangler
enjoys a very funny drunk scene and duet with Bobby so needs to be a good
character actor. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone. C3 to F4

LOTTIE CHILD – Non singing female role aged 45 – 60. Lottie is Bobby’s business
orientated and controlling mother who gives him an allowance. She wants him to
forgo his ideas of being in musical theatre and make a career in the bank . She is a
very bossy and overbearing woman.

IRENE ROTH – Supporting mezzo role, aged 25 – 33 . Bobby’s domineering fiancée
engaged to him for 5 years. Irene follows him to Deadrock and finally accepts the
fact that Bobby won’t marry her because he loves Polly. Then Irene falls madly for
Lank Hawkins whom she seduces with her only song “Naughty Baby.” She needs to
move well.
VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo-soprano. Ab3 to B♭4

LANK HAWKINS – Supporting male role, aged 30 – 45, owner of the Deadrock
Saloon. No solos but sings in many of the chorus numbers. Lank wants to buy the
Deadrock theatre from Polly’s father and has some very funny lines of dialogue. He
wants Polly to marry him until Irene throws herself in his direction.
VOCAL RANGE: Baritone/bass. E3 to G3

TESS – Female follies dance director aged 22 – 32 who is pursued by Zangler even
though he is married. Tess sings and dances with the other follies girls so must be a
good tapper. VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo-soprano/alto

PATSY – Female follies girl aged 18 – 32 Patsy has a high pitched speaking role and sings
and dances with the other follies girls. Also needs to be a good tapper. VOCAL RANGE:

EVERETT BAKER – Male baritone, Polly’s father, aged 48 – 60. Everett is always
reminiscing about how lovely Polly’s mother was when she performed in the Gaiety
Theatre, Deadrock. Finally, he falls instantly in love with Lottie Child when she
arrives in Deadrock.
VOCAL RANGE: Baritone. Db3 to Eb4

EUGENE FODOR – Male baritone, cameo role, aged 40 – 55, an English tourist who
with his sister is writing a guide book to the American West. He needs to be able to
VOCAL RANGE: Baritone. D3 to F4

PATRICIA FODOR – Eugene’s English sister, cameo role soprano, aged 32 – 50 and
fellow tourist. Also needs to be able to dance.
VOCAL RANGE: Soprano. Eb4 to F5

MOOSE, MINGO, SAM – All aged 18 – 35, all have small dialogue and form the
Cowboy Trio who have solo pieces and sing with the male chorus. Ideally need to be
tappers and dancers to partner the follies girls. VOCAL RANGE: Tenors/Bass.

HARRY, PETE, CUSTUS, JIMMY,BILLY, WYATT, JUNIOR—all aged 18 – 35. Harry is
the bartender, Billy, Wyatt and Junior are the card players. All these men have lines
of dialogue and need to be tappers and dancers to partner the follies girls. All these
men involved in staged gunfights for the tourists. VOCAL RANGE: Tenors/Basses.

FOLLIES GIRLS – 8 or 10 singing and tapping girls including Tess and Patsy. All must
be good singers and dancers. VOCAL RANGE: Sopranos/Altos.

ENSEMBLE – ideally 8 people, 4 males, 4 females, who will be the street crowds for
New York and Deadrock when the follies there are a success. You will be onstage at
different times throughout the show.

Coming Soon Auditions for

December 12 & 13 at 7pm.
More Information coming soon
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