Auditions

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG

by Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager.

Directed by RUSSELL GREENE & STEPHEN PETERS

Produced by MARGARET UMBSEN & TOM POWERS

 

AUDITIONS

Sunday, April 2 from 1:30 ­ 4 pm

Monday, April 3 from 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, April 5 from 7:30 – 10 pm

 

Auditions will be held at:

TCAN Players’ Rehearsal Studio

25 Washington Avenue, Room 232, Natick, MA 01760

Please prepare 16­32 bars of 2 songs: a showy uptempo piece and a ballad. (Please note that readings and Choreography/movement will be part of the Callbacks). Please plan to provide sheet music for the accompanist.

We welcome auditioners to either or both open session ­ please express interest via email to producer Margaret Umbsen (margaret.umbsen@gmail.com), and you may include your headshot and resume. Please use “Song Auditions” in the subject line. Please bring a copy of your headshot and resume to auditions with you. Also, please be familiar with your conflicts from auditions through early June. We ask each candidate to be prepared to stay for the entire session and we’ll release people as possible.

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

First reading and cast meeting will be scheduled very soon after auditions based on cast availability. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30 – 10 pm. Sunday rehearsals will be held in two sessions from 1 – 8 pm with a dinner break between. (Please note that the directors’ schedules are very flexible, and exact weeknights and times may be negotiable with the approval of the cast.)

In addition, occasional small­group rehearsal times may be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the directors and the cast members.

Rehearsals will be held at 25 Washington Avenue, Room 232, Natick, MA 01760

 

PERFORMANCES

Tech Week will be June 11­15

Performances will be June 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 8pm, and June 18 and 25 at 2pm. If you are cast, you MUST be available for Tech Week and all performances.

 

STORY SYNOPSIS

Nominated for Tony Awards for both Best Musical and Best Book for 1979, this romantic comedy explores the ups and downs of the professional and personal relationship of songwriters Vernon. Gersch and Sonia Walsk. After a series of trials and tribulations, love conquers all as they find true love before the final curtain. With a book by Neil Simon, the musical is a memoir, inspired by the real­life relationship of show creators Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager.

 

CHARACTER SYNOPSES

VERNON GERSCH ­ Baritone, Mid 30­ mid 40's, a well established but quirky composer

SONIA WALSK ­ Mezzo Soprano, a younger quirky lyricist mid 20s­early 30's

3 VOICES/ OF VERNON GERSCH ­ (seen onstage) 3 men (ideally 1 20's, 130's, 1 40/50)

3 VOICES OF SONIA WALSK ­ (seen onstage) 3 women(ideally 1 20's, 130's, 1 40/50)

VOICE OF PHIL THE ENGINEER (unseen speaking role, open to interpretation)