Auditions

Directed by Lauretta Swansborough  Music Dir: Norm Lister        FEB 5 & 6  @ The Social Hall 6:30 – 9:30  Call backs Feb 12  Performances: April 25 – May 25 Prepare a 60 sec. monologue and two contrasting songs (40’s to 50’s Broadway) Be prepared for movement. Bring a headshot.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:

Sid Sorokin: Male, 30-45: baritone/tenor, strong singing role with movement/dancing–the handsome new factory superintendent who falls in love with Babe, despite their being on opposite sides of the labor dispute central to the plot.

Catherine “Babe” Williams: Female, 30-40 mezzo/belt, strong singing role with movement/dancing–the leader of the Union Grievance Committee, who in turn falls in love with Sid.

Myron “Old Man” Hasler: Male, 50-65 minor singing/dancing required, the strict head of the pajama factory who keeps a secret.

Gladys Hotchkiss: Female, 20-35 mezzo, strong singing/dancing role, Hasler’s attractive, quick-witted secretary, who dates Hines and is chased by Prez.

Vernon Hines: Male, 30-50, baritone, sings and moves well, the factory timekeeper, who thinks Gladys flirts too much and, as a result is always jealous.

Prez: Male, 35-50 tenor, sings and moves well, the head of the union and a skirt chaser, despite being a married man.

Mabel: Female, 40-60 minor singing/dancing required, office Secretary

Mae: Female, 20-40, Singing/movement, Worker at the Plant, member of the Union Grievance Committee

Brenda: Female, 20-40, Singing/movement, Worker at the Plant, member of the Union Grievance Committee.

Poopsie: Female, 20-40, Singing/movement, Worker at the Plant

Joe, Charlie, First Helper, Second Helper, Maintenance Man Max, Salesman, Pop

Dancers and Singers: Males & Females, 18-64

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SGMT AUDITIONS: The audition is one of the most important processes in any theater organization as great productions start with great performers. Our goal is to find the performers who best fit the requirements of each role and can take direction in order to deliver their best possible performance on stage. Here are a few reasons why you should consider auditioning for an SGMT show:

1. SGMT auditions are truly “open auditions.” Other organizations both professional and non-professional are looking for equity-actors, performers with long resumes, and even engage in recruiting in-house stock companies or pre-casting. SGMT is one of the few theaters in southern Utah that conducts true open auditions to any and all parties who are interested. We also have strict policies regarding production team auditors and auditioners to avoid any conflict of interest.

2. SGMT performers are all equal. All performers at SGMT donate their time and talent and yet we continually get exceptionally dedicated individuals because of the fun, professional and family environment we try to create and maintain.

3. SGMT demands high standards. We understand that great theater is not easy. Just because we are a “community theater” doesn’t mean that we can’t set high standards for ourselves and we know that our performers will have the best experience when excellence is demanded in rehearsal and on-stage. Many of our SGMT alumni over the past 20 years have gone on to amazing professional careers in theater and they often attribute their passion and exceptional craft to what they learned at SGMT.

4. SGMT strives to develop and nurture talent. Everyone who loves performing had to start somewhere and we want to provide opportunities for performers at all levels of skill and experience. In our intimate “theater-in-the-round” there truly are no “small roles.” Every cast member is important! What are you waiting for? SGMT needs YOU!