Auditions: Grease at Rialto Community Players

May 1, 2017
7:00 pm
May 2, 2017
7:00 pm

The Rialto Community Players are proud to open their 36th season with everyone’s favorite classic, GREASE!!

Where: Sandra R Courtney Community Playhouse located at 150 E San Bernardino Ave Rialto CA 92376.
When: May 1st and 2nd at 7pm

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a broadway style musical to perform at the audition. Bring MP3, CD or auxiliary capable device to use for music. No a Capella!!!

Call backs will be held on May 3rd at 7pm and are mandatory to attend if called back. Call backs will consist of cold readings, dance auditions and a second vocal audition may be required.

It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be rebellious, provocative and rebellious. At the heart of the story is the romance between hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and the sweet new girl in town, Sandy Dumbrowski. They had a secret romance in summer, but now back in the context of school, peer-pressure and cliques make their love a bit more complicated. Can Danny maintain his cool dude status and still get make demure Sandy his girl? The whole gang sings and dances around Danny and Sandy’s romance, through such hit songs as “Greased Lightnin'”, “We Go Together”, and “Mooning”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. Starting off with an eight-year Broadway run, Grease is among the world’s most popular musicals and has a cult-like following, especially among teens!

All the following roles are OPEN!!!!

No set age limit but must be able to convincingly play an older teenager.

Danny – The leader of the “T-Birds”. Well built, good looking, with an air of cool, easy going charm. Strong and confident. D3-B4

Sandy – Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute, like Sandra Dee of the ‘Gidget’ movies. However, must be able to play sassy and sultry after her transformation. A3-F#5

Kenickie – Second-in-command of the “T-Birds”. Tough looking, tattooed, surly, avoids any show of softness. Has an off-beat sense of humour. C3-F4

Rizzo – Leader of the “Pink Ladies”. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken, but vulnerable during a pregnancy scare. Italian, with unconventional good looks. A3-C5

Frenchy – A dreamer. Good natured but a little dumb. Heavily made-up, fussy about her appearance – particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. A3-D5

Doody – Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude toward the other guys. Plays guitar. D3-A4

Roger – The ‘anything for a laugh’ stocky type. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. D3-A4

Marty – The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. C3-C5

Jan – Energetic, bubbly, and eating all the time! Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys. A3-C5

Sonny – A wannabe tough guy who thinks he’s a real lady killer. G2-A4

Patty – A typical all American cheerleader. Attractive and athletic. Aggressive, sure of herself, given to burst of disconcerting enthusiasm. D4-A4

Eugene – The class valedictorian. Physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high pitched voice. A nerdy apple polisher, smug and pompous but gullible. A2-E4

Vince Fontain – Adult, a typical ‘teen audience’ radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran ‘greaser’.

Teen Angel – A good looking, falsetto voiced crooner. A singer who would have caused the girls (and women) to scream and riot back in 1958. A3-F4

Johnny Casino – A ‘greaser’ student at Rydell who energetically leads a rock’n’roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock’n’roll idol (like Elvis). G3-E4

Cha Cha – Kenickie’s blind date, who dances the Hand Jive with Danny. Sexy, fiesty and overly confident. Is, and takes pride in being ‘the best dancer at St Bernadette’s’.

Also casting ensemble roles for background singers/school students in all major singing and dancing numbers!

The show will perform July 8th-August 6th. Rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday evenings from 7pm-10pm in the theater. Rehearsals begin May 8th.

Any questions please contact, director, Cameron Harris at rchsactor@aol.com with any questions

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