Casting Call

"Smokey Joe's Cafe-
The Songs of
Leiber and Stroller"

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Words & Music by: Leiber & Stoller

Directed by:
Genevieve Estanislau


Synopsis: Leiber and Stoller, as much as anyone, virtually invented rock 'n' roll, and now their songs provide the basis for an electrifying entertainment that illuminates a golden age of American culture. In an idealized '50's setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with slice-of-life emotions.


Director Genevieve Estanislau is seeking the following:
5 Adult Males, ages: 20's+
4 Adult Females, ages: 20's+



Character Age


Female Track 1 20's+ Soprano - Strong Mover/Dancer. Innocent in demeanor with a bit of a wild streak. Selected songs include "Falling", "Teach Me How To Shimmy", and "Trouble"
Female Track 2 20's+ Mezzo Soprano - Strong Mover/Dancer. Confident with a combination of savvy, wit, brains, and beauty. Selected songs include "Don Juan", "Trouble", and "Some Cats Know"
Female Track 3 20's+ Alto - Mover. Has the throaty voice of experience. Selected songs include "I Keep Forgettin'", "Pearl's a Singer" and "Love Me/Don't"
Female Track 4 20's+ Alto - Mover. Vibrant personality with powerhouse vocals inspired by Big Momma Thornton. Selected songs include "Fool's Fall in Love", "Saved" and "Hound Dog"
Male Track 1 20's+ Baritone - Strong Mover/Dancer. Easily falls in love and charming. Selected songs include "Loving You", "On Broadway" and "Spanish Harlem"
Male Track 2 20's+ Tenor - Strong Mover/Dancer. Smooth in sound and actions. Selected songs include "Love Me/Don't", "Stand By Me", and "Love Potion Number 9"
Male Track 3 20's+ Bass - Strong Mover/Dancer. Level-headed but knows how to have fun. Selected songs include "You're the Boss", "Little Egypt" and "Shoppin' For Clothes"
Male Track 4 20's+ Tenor - Strong Mover/Dancer. Comedic with the ability to break your heart. Selected songs include "I (Who Have Nothing)", "Treat Me Nice" and "Shoppin' for Clothes"
Male Track 5 20's+ Tenor - Strong Mover/Dancer. A suave bad boy modeled after Elvis Presley. Selected songs include "Jailhouse Rock", "Teach Me How to Shimmy" and "Ruby Baby"


Special Notes for Auditioners:
To schedule an audition appointment please go to: Smokey Joe's SignUpGenius. Walk-Ins will be seen as time permits. All auditioners must provide a current headshot/resume and properly marked sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Prepare 32 bars of a 1950s-1960s pop song. Singing a selection from the show is encouraged. A dance/movement combination will be taught, ladies wear appropriate heels and men bring a dress shoe comfortable for dancing. A tentative rehearsal calendar will be provided upon auditioning so conflicts can be noted on the audition form.


Auditions will be held at the

Somerset Valley Players

Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. For directions click here

On Monday, April 30th and Tuesday,
May 1st 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Callbacks: Thursday, May 10th 2018

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
September 7th through September 23rd 2018.

For further information call 908.369.7469

Email address

This program is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and administered by the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission through the State/County Partnership Local Arts Program
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