MISSION STATEMENT:

To create the opportunity for adult members of the Woodland Park community to get involved in the many aspects of theater while creating lasting friendships that build a stronger community and to support arts programs in our neighborhood public schools.

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Audition with WPP

2020 PRODUCTION: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

Audition sign-ups are now open. Sign-up closes November 15, 2019 (or when all audition slots are filled, whichever comes first).

Auditions for WPP members who meet the eligibility criteria will be held on Saturday, November 16. (Click here for eligibility criteria.)

Auditions for actors who fall outside of the eligibilty criteria will be held on November 25. Sign up here.

Nice Work IF You Can Get It

Music by George & Ira Gershwin

Book by Joe DePietro.

Every Mon-Thurs from 7-10pm (occasional weekends)

January 6 - March 26

Full schedule available mid-December. (Not all actors are called every night.)

West Woodland Elementary School.

March 27, 28, 29 and

April 2, 3, 4 

Most shows at 7:30pm.

March 29 show is at 2pm.

Shoreline Community College Theatre.

Important Audition Information

WPP ELIGIBLE MEMBER AUDITIONS

West Woodland Elementary

5601 4th Ave NW

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Sign up for your 5-minute slot between 9am-3pm

Mandatory for everyone who wants to be in the show.

DANCE AUDITIONS

Phinney Neighborhood Association (Blue Bldg) 

6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Three sessions between 7pm-10pm:

  1. 1st session is Movement. Mandatory for everyone who wants to be in the show.

  2. 2nd session is for anyone interested in a role that requires featured dancing, including JIMMIE, BILLIE, COOKIE, JEANNIE, EILEEN and the two dance-focused ensemble groups, RUBYS and FITZES (see “Role Profiles” below)

  3. 3rd session is a Tap Call for anyone interested in JIMMIE, COOKIE, BILLIE, and ensemble members who wish to tap in “Fascinating Rhythm.”  

 

Note: This is NOT a tap show. There are potential moments of tapping. Choreographer will determine how minimal or robust those moments will be.

CALL BACKS

West Woodland Elementary

5601 4th Ave NW

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Actors who are called back will be contacted via email by November 17th.

Sides will be provided for callbacks.

NON-ELIGIBLE MEMBER AUDITIONS

West Woodland Elementary

5601 4th Ave NW

Monday, November 25, 2019

Sign up for your 5-minute slot between 7pm and 8:30pm

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

What to prepare and bring with you.

Please bring: 

  • Current photo of yourself (any size or quality, just make sure we can see your face; no hats, no sunglasses) 

  • Completed audition form and conflict calendar

 

Please prepare: 

  • 1-minute or less monologue, preferably memorized

  • 1-minute or less song, approx. 32 bars. (verse & chorus) You are asked to please bring the appropriate sheet music, no singing a capella. Paul Linnes will be accompanying on the piano

A NOTE ABOUT CASTING

Cuts and Casting Decisions

If more people audition than we have roles for, cuts will be made. The director and producer will make decisions about cuts together, based on talent, fit, and balance of past, current and new members. Final casting decision for ensemble will be done by lottery if necessary.

 

Decision Announcement

Tuesday, November 26th

Only the LEAD and SUPPORTING characters will be contacted by phone, all other cast members will receive an email. Please respond if you accept the role as soon as possible. 

NEW Lead and Supporting Restrictions

  • As of September 2018: If you have been a LEAD, for two years in a row, you are ineligible from auditioning for a lead OR supporting role for one year. 

  • NEW September 2019: If you have been a SUPPORTING ROLE, for two years in a row, you are ineligible from auditioning for a supporting role for one year. 

Role Profiles

JIMMY WINTER | LEAD

A wealthy and handsome playboy, dripping with charm.

Vocal range - low B to high F - falsetto B flat.

Must dance – including tap.

Whistling and ukulele playing a plus.

BILLIE BENDIX | LEAD

A bootlegger - tough, feisty and street-wise woman.

Vocal range - low A to E.

Must be able to dance.

Physical comedy a plus.

Cockney accent during the 2nd Act.

 

COOKIE MCGEE | SUPPORTING

Fast-talking, wise-cracking bootlegger.

Vocal range - low B flat - to high G - falsetto B flat.

Must be able to dance – including tap.

Strong comedic skills.

DUKE MAHONEY | SUPPORTING

The rum-running “muscle” of the group, clearly not the brains. A kind, gentle heart.

Vocal range - low B flat to high E flat.

Must be able to move.

EILEEN EVERGREEN | SUPPORTING

The self-proclaimed finest interpreter of modern dance in the world.

Vocal range - low B flat to high B flat.

Must be able to move well.

SENATOR MAX EVERGREEN | SUPPORTING

Eileen’s father. A humorless career politician. Serious and stern, he is also a minister and judge - the most “moral man in America.”

Vocal range - has no solos but sings with the ensemble.

Must be able to move.

ESTONIA DULWORTH, DUCHESS OF WOODFORD | SUPPORTING

A noted prohibitionist and bejeweled dowager. She is the founder of The Society of Dry Women.

Vocal range - low F sharp to high B flat.

Significant vocal and comedic skills required.

Must be able to move.

JEANNIE MULDOON | SUPPORTING

The head chorus girl, from Brooklyn, who sets her sights to marry the “Duke” of England.

Vocal range - low A flat to D flat.

Strong dancer.

CHIEF BERRY | SUPPORTING

Chief of the Long Island Police Department, he is always at least one step behind the bootleggers. Fiercely dedicated.

Vocal range - D to high E flat.

Must be able to move.

MILLICENT WINTER | FEATURED

A stylish, wealthy matron with great élan. Jimmy’s mother. The epitome of elegance.

Vocal range - only sings with the ensemble.

Must be able to move.

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE
  • Doras (singers some dance movement)

  • Rubys (dancers that sing) 

 

MALE ENSEMBLE
  • Kellys (singers some dance movement)

  • Fitz (dancers that sing)

AUDITION QUESTIONS?

Contact Rachel Rene (Stage Manager): rachel.araucto@gmail.com