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AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Auditions for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's Spring Musical are Sunday, February 7, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The production will be directed by Casey Colgan, well known to the Arts Center for directing “Mary Poppins” and “Gypsy” among others.

Rehearsals for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels begin April 12, and performances run from May 4-29, 2016. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a song either from the show or in the style of the show. If you dance, please bring in character shoes (both men and women).

Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE:

LAWRENCE JAMESON (45-55) Bari-Tenor. An older and experienced yet sophisticated con artist. Can be quick-witted and still debonair. Distinguished and cultured. Must be strong actor/singer and solid mover. Must be able to affect various European dialects in dialogue and songs.

FREDDIE BENSON (25-35) Bari-Tenor. A young and inexperienced con man. Quick on his feet but not very bright. Can be crass and inappropriate with little style or grace. Very strong character actor with the ability to play multiple caricatures in a broad style. Physically active with high energy and perfect sense of comic timing.

CHRISTINE COLGATE (25-35) Mezzo-Soprano. Younger American Heiress vacationing on the French Riviera. Beautiful with a sweet innocence in style and appearance that underlies all she does and is. Somewhat klutzy and Brooklyn Accent as well as standard American.

ANDRE THIBAULT (35-50) Bari-Tenor. Distinguished with a strong sense of business and experience. Dry and sardonic but very smart, knows the ropes and how to bend the rules to his advantage. French Accent with clarity.

MURIEL EUBANKS (35-50) Alto. Wealthy socialite. Definite distinguished wealthy “old money” air. Glamorous in style and manner with a dry wit. Love interest of Andre.

JOLENE OAKES (24-35) Alto. Stereotypical American oil heiress from Oklahoma. “New money” with a loud brash personality. Strong and unapologetic. Thick OK accent. Very good dancer.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Strong singers and dancers (5’6” and above) to play multiple roles including Lenore, Sophia, Renee, Usherette, high-society women, sexy French maids, dancing cowgirls, tourists on the French Riviera and understudy principal roles. Strong acting abilities in character choices, and ability to create unique styles in all character parts.

MALE ENSEMBLE – MENGERARD, CROUPIER, HOTEL MANAGER, SAILORS & ENSEMBLE MEN: Strong singers and dancers (5’10” and above). Some tracks may not have as much dancing; some will have featured acting parts. Will play Mengerard, Croupier, Hotel Manager, Sailors, Conductor, and other wealthy socialites and understudy principal roles. Strong acting abilities in character choices, and ability to create unique styles in all character parts.


AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 Million Dollar Quartet

Auditions for “Million Dollar Quartet,” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's Summer Musical are Monnday, February 8, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. The production will be directed by Russell Treyz well known to the Arts Center for directing “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Buddy Holly,” “Ring of Fire” and many more.

Rehearsals for Million Dollar Quartet begin June 1, and performances run from June 21-July 30, 2016. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a song either from the show or in the style of the show. Actors auditioning for Sam Phillips, prepare a monologue. Please bring your musical instrument if you have one to play. A piano and an amp will be provided.

Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.

SEEKING STRONG SINGER/ACTORS. All must be highly proficient musicians with an understanding of country and rock n’ roll music. All must be excellent singers with a wide range that can handle powerful solos and intricate harmonies with rhythmical precision. All should be able to move well and handle choreography with ease.

ABOUT THE SHOW: The musical captures the memorable day when four Rock n' Roll greats made music history. On December 4, 1956, an auspicious twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley at Sun Records' storefront studio in Memphis, TN. The man who made it happen was the "Father of Rock n' Roll," Sam Phillips, who discovered all four. This was the only occasion the four legends-to-be played together, and it has come to be known as one of the greatest rock jam sessions of all time.

Must be able to accompany yourself on acoustic guitar, electric guitar or piano performing a song by one of the artists listed below. You must be able to convincingly portray one of our MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET when they were young! If you are auditioning for Jerry Lee Lewis, we'll supply the piano, otherwise bring a guitar.

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE:

ELVIS – 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player to portray Elvis in his 20s at the beginning of his career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; should sound and look somewhat like Elvis without being an “impersonator.”

JERRY LEE LEWIS – 20s; male; actor/singer/pianist; he was rock n’ roll’s legendary piano prodigy and celebrated “Last Man Standing.” Must be a superb piano player, able to play like Jerry Lee Lewis; fun, energetic; comic skills a plus.

CARL PERKINS – mid 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player (lead guitar); he was the American pioneer of rockabilly music and best known for his song “Blue Suede Shoes.” Must be an excellent lead guitarist.

JOHNNY CASH – mid 20s; male; actor/singer/guitar player to portray Johnny Cash at the dawn of his epic career. Must be familiar with his music and able to play guitar; tall and should sound and look somewhat like Johnny without being an “impersonator.”

SAM PHILLIPS – mid 30s; male; excellent actor; “Father of Rock n’ Roll” and founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and many others including Roy Orbison and B.B. King. A towering and charismatic figure in American music.

DYANNE – mid 20s; female; excellent actor and singer; she was an aspiring singer and Elvis’s girlfriend; attractive; great singer with a wide range; sings solos and back-up throughout the show – sings “Fever” in her alto range and covers the high soprano part of “Riders In The Sky” (Johnny Cash song).

FLUKE – male; any age; excellent drummer. Some singing a plus.

JAY PERKINS – 30s; male; Carl Perkins’ older brother; excellent bass player; sings back-up on many songs throughout the show.

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