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Auditions for Radio Gals (Jan 9)

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“RADIO GALS” is a musical by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick, set in the late l920’s, and concerning an enterprising woman, Hazel Hunt, of Cedar Ridge, Arkansas who, upon her retirement as the town music teacher, receives a Western Electric 500-watt radio transmitter and begins broadcasting as radio station “WGAL”. What comes out over the local airwaves is a small-town diary, calendar, and stream of consciousness — sort of a Molly Bloom crossed with the Farmers’ Almanac — with generous dollops of singing and playing by Hazel’s “all-girl” orchestra, “the Hazelnuts”, and that lovesick flapper Gladys Fritts. However, due to Hazel’s habit of “channel wandering”, her broadcasts are not always so local. And listeners as far away as Montreal and Manhattan can testify. Enter O. B. Abbott, Federal Radio Inspector, intent on rescuing the airwaves from gypsies like Hazel Hunt. However, Mr. Abbott soon falls prey to the blandishments of the Hazelnuts, and the Shangri-La that is Cedar Ridge. Inspector Abbott, it turns out, also has a fine tenor voice, plays a mean accordion, and in the course of things falls for the flapper,
The cast includes roles for six women (age 35+) and 1 man (35-45). All roles are singing roles and four of the women’s roles as well as the man’s role play instruments (piano, drums, violin, stand up base and accordion).
HAZEL HUNT – Retirement age; matronly; shrewd; enthusiastic; perhaps a bit dotty, but definitely in control; Hazel is the town’s beloved music teacher and patroness of the arts. Vocal Requirements: Low female range.
GLADYS FRITTS – Middle-aged; more dramatic than Hazel; thin; high strung, and single; Gladys is a small-town gal who yearns for greater horizons. She considers herself artistic and sophisticated. She possesses a deep love of poetry and has studied voice. Vocal Requirements: Lyric soprano.
O.B. ABBOTT – 35-45; bureaucratic and self-important, yet underneath Abbott has the soul of a poet. Abbott is a “closet” musician and singer. Vocal requirements: Tenor or light baritone. Plays accordion.
AMERICA – Breezy; sunny; open young woman. Unsophisticated, but enthusiastic. Vocal Requirements: Soprano w/country belt. Violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute.
RENNABELLE – America’s cousin, perhaps a little older. Somewhat more tomboyish and “liberated.” Vocal Requirements: Alto, with belt. Drums, trumpet.
MISS AZILLEE SWINDLE – Elderly lady; friend and associate of Hazel’s. Vocal Requirements: Tenor/light baritone w/falsetto. Upright bass, tuba, guitar.
MISS MABEL SWINDLE – Sister to Azilee; elderly lady; friend and associate of Hazel’s. Vocal Requirements: Tenor/baritone w/falsetto. Piano.
Auditions will be held from 7 PM – 10 PM on January 8 & 9 at the Lafayette Theater 202 W. Main St. Waterloo, NY 13165. Call-backs to follow as required.
Those auditioning should bring at least 16 measures of a song from another traditional book musical.
Prepared dialogue is not necessary, but everyone should be prepared read selections from the script.
Performances:
Performances will take place April 12-14 and 19-21at the Lafayette Theatre in the former Main Street School in Waterloo, 202 W. Main Street Waterloo NY 13165.
For more information contact the producer at 315-220-0893 or scptheater@outlook.com

Details

Date:
January 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Website:
www.senecacommunityplayers.org

Organizer

Seneca Community Players
Phone
315-220-0893
Email
info@senecacommunityplayers.org
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Venue

Lafayette Park Auditorium
206 W.Main Street
Waterloo, NY 13165 United States
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Phone
585 202 9143
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