Casting Call

"Sweet Charity"

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Book by Neil Simon. Music by Cy Coleman.
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields.

Producer:
Roberta Steve

Directed by:
Matthew Muccigrossi

 

Synopsis: We explore the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score, this story captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.

 

Director Matthew Muccigrossi is seeking the following:
4 Adult Males Ages 30s to 50s
6 Adult Females Ages Late 20s to 40s

 

Character

Character Age

Description

CHARITY HOPE VALENTINE (F) 28-38 A taxi dancer at the Fandango Ballroom in New York City circa mid-1960's; an eternal optimist who only wants "to be loved," yet more often than not she manages to fall for the wrong guy. Mezzo-Soprano.
OSCAR LINDQUIST/CHARLIE DARK GLASSES (M) 30-45 Charity's love interest; a good-natured, upright and genuinely sweet guy who is also phobic, insecure, and shy; unintentionally charming, and kind of messed up. / Charity's shyster boyfriend who robs her. Baritone.
NICKIE (F) 30-45 Charity's fellow dancer at the Fandango Ballroom, and closest friend; has done prison time, but sympathetic and lively; a great friend and a fun gal. Mezzo-Soprano.
HELENE (F) 30-45 Charity's fellow dancer and friend at the Fandango Ballroom; hardened and smart-mouthed, often sarcastic; sees through the BS, but keeps an eye on Charity. Mezzo-Soprano.
VITTORIO VIDAL (M) 35-50 A romantic but slightly faded Italian movie star. Baritone.
HERMAN (M) 35-55 The tough, dry, working class New Yawk manager of the Fandango Ballroom. High Baritone.
URSULA MARCH (F) 30-40 Vittorio's girlfriend; fiery, hot tempered, statuesque. Soprano.
CARMEN (F) 28-40 Brassy dancer at the Fandango Ballroom. Very sarcastic. Alto.
ROSIE (F) 26-32 The hot new girl at the Fandango Ballroom. Fresh off the bus and easily corrupted. Alto.
DADDY BRUBECK (M) 30-50 The head of a downtown alternative church; a charismatic and inspirational leader. Tenor.

 

Special Notes for Auditioners:
Auditions will be held by appointment, please sign up for an appointment through the provided link, SIGN UP.
Prepare a brief song that shows vocal range and acting abilities and bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume. Note: there will be no dancing at this call. Women who are called back on December 21st will be taught a dance combination at that time. Rehearsals will begin in February 2020.
Any further questions may be directed to sweetcharitysvp@gmail.com

 

Auditions will be held at the

Somerset Valley Players

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

On Thursday,
December 19th 2019 from 7-10 p.m. by appointment.
Callback Date:
Saturday, December 21st 2019 at 2:00 p.m. by invitation.

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
April 24th through May 10th 2020.

For further information call 908.369.7469


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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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