*ALL OPEN CALL AUDITIONS AND CALLBACKS ARE AT PLAYS IN THE PARK- 1 PINE DR. EDISON, NJ*
Open Call Auditions
Friday, March 31st @ 7 PM Open Call
Saturday April 1st @ Noon Open Call
Sunday April 2nd @ Noon Open Call
**Please come prepared with 16 bars of an up-tempo song**
*Regarding the 2 children needed for Mary Poppins, Jane and Michael, the script lists their ages as 11 and 9 respectively. However,we prefer older children who LOOK young. 9 Is the youngest we will accept for Michael. *
Monday, April 3rd & Tuesday, April 4th @7 PM - Legally Blonde
Wednesday, April 5th & Thursday, April 6th @ 7 PM - West Side Story
Friday, April 7th @ 7 PM - Mary Poppins
Saturday, April 8th @ 9:30 AM - Mary Poppins
Saturday April 8th @ 1 PM - Women Ensemble Callbacks
Saturday April 8th @ 4 PM - Men Ensemble Callbacks
Callback Materials (Download)
“Legally Blonde: The Musical”
Elle Woods - (Gb2-G5 Soprano Belt) - Elle is a very bubbly college-age girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality to offer the world! She is very lovable, determined, vulnerable, energetic and outgoing! A true triple threat, tap dance skills are a plus. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be/become blonde!
Emmett Forrest - (B2-A4 Tenor) - Emmett is a smart, quirky, sensitive and personable law student. He ends up taking Elle under his wing and believes in her when it seems that no one else does. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be comfortable with dogs. A strong singer/actor with great comedic timing!
Paulette Buonofuonte - (A3-A5 Soprano Belt) - Paulette is the funny owner of Hair Affair, a local salon. She becomes friends with Elle and longs to marry a man from Ireland. She and Elle help each other achieve their dreams! Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. A Bostonian accent is a plus, a strong singer with a powerful belt to match the personality!
Pilar, Margot, Serena - (G#3-F5 Belt) - Pilar is the sassy and sensible sorority sister. Margot is the seemingly dim-witted, boy-crazy sorority sister. Serena is the energetic cheerleader, from Jewish heritage, sorority sister. Margot, Serena, & Pilar are Elle's entourage who follow her through the story acting as her “Greek Chorus”. Strong singers and dancers with good comic timing and youthful energy!
Professor Callahan - (A2-F#4 Baritone) - Callahan is a pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. Actor must be comfortable with a stage kiss. Callahan should be charismatic but able to turn instantly into a conniving shark at the turn of a hat.
Warner Huntington III - (Eb3-Ab4 Tenor) - Warner is attractive and charming but very self-absorbed. He will do whatever it takes to achieve his dream of becoming a senator, including breaking Elle’s heart. Actor must be willing to perform a stage kiss, and very comfortable on stage to best display the characters charisma!
Vivienne Kensington - (A3-F5 HUGE Soprano Belt) - Vivienne is an overachieving, stuck-up, wealthy, smart and savvy law student who is intellectually driven. Yet she feels very threatened by Elle's presence at Harvard. Must be comfortable being kissed on stage, must be willing to be/become a brunette. Powerful solo in Act II!
Brooke Wyndham - (A3-G5 Alto or Soprano) - Brooke is an exercise video star and former Delta Nu sorority girl who was accused of murder. Being physically fit is a must for this role, to properly do high level aerobics with enough stamina to continue singing. If you are auditioning for this role, be prepared to jump rope while singing at your audition! “Whipped into Shape”
Kyle B. O'Boyle - (no vocal requirement) - Kyle is a physically fit, smooth-talking UPS deliveryman. We soon find out that he is Paulette's dream guy. Actor will play another role in Act I. Must be comfortable with dogs, must be willing to be kissed on stage. Irish dancing skills are a plus!
Enid Hoops - (G3-G5 Soprano Belt) - Enid is a strong, opinionated, feminist law student at Harvard. Great comedic timing!
(Most supporting roles will play other roles throughout the show as well)
Elle's Mom - (C4 – E5 Alto) - High society socialite from Malibu.
Elle’s Dad - (D3 – E#4 Baritone) - High society golfer from Malibu.
Kate - (Bb3 – Eb5 Alto) - Delta Nu scholastic chair, the bookworm! Featured in "What You Want"
Leilani - (B3 – Eb5 Alto) - Delta Nu sorority sister with vocal solo.
Cashier at "Hair Affair" - Strong Dancer
Colorist at "Hair Affair" - Strong Dancer
Sundeep Padamadan - A foreign Harvard law student. Former leader of his country. Featured in "The Harvard Variations"
Aaron Schultz - A smug and arrogant Harvard law student. Featured in "The Harvard Variations"
Dewey - Paulette's rude, mean, dog stealing, trailer-trash ex-boyfriend.
Nikos Argitakos - Brooke Wyndham's pool boy. Featured in "Gay or European"
Carlos - Nikos' "best friend". Featured in "Gay or European"
Grand Master Chad - UCSD frat boy. Featured in "What You Want"
Winthrop - Harvard Law admissions officer.
Pforzheimer - Harvard Law admissions officer.
Lowell - Harvard Law admissions officer.
Whitney – Vivienne’s best friend at Harvard law. Her father is next in line to be the Speaker of the House and Vivienne brags about it.
Chutney Wyndham - Brooke Wyndham's jealous step-daughter. Featured in the courtroom as a witness.
Judge - Featured characters in the courtroom trial.
Court stenographer - Featured characters in the courtroom trial.
D.A. Joyce Riley - Featured characters in the courtroom trial.
TV reporter - Featured characters in the courtroom trial.
Prisoners/Dancers at Boston's Women's Correctional Facility
Harvard Law students
"West Side Story"
Tony - A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets, he has found a new lifestyle now. Tony finds himself violently torn between his friendships and love. Falls in love to Maria and meets an untimely death. Genuinely sweet and sincere. Male - Age 25-30 Vocal range: Tenor Bb2 – Bb4
Riff - A spritely, quick-tempered leader. He seeks to eliminate the Sharks and establish his own gang's dominance. Tony's best friend, he is eventually murdered by Bernardo. Male- Age: 25 to 30
Vocal range : Tenor Bb2 – G4
Bernardo - A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Bernardo seeks to carve out territory as a sense of identity for he and his friends. Maria's brother and Anita's boyfriend. Leader of the Sharks.
Male - Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range: Baritone Bb2 – Eb4
Maria - A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. She falls in love with Tony and finds herself at the center of the violent conflict between the two gangs. Bernardo's sister. Puerto Rican. Female – Age 18-24 Vocal range: Soprano Bb3 – C6
Anita - Feisty and assertive. She dispenses "older sister" advice to Maria and tries to shield her from the dangers of the gangs. Bernardo's girlfriend and Maria's friend. Puerto Rican. Female – Age 25-30 Vocal range bottom: Mezzo F3 – D5
Chino - An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Suitor to Maria and friend of Bernardo's. Male – Age 20-25
Action – Most aggressive member of the Jets, a cat-like ball of fury – Male - Baritone
Anybodys - A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. The other Jets mock her for her ambitions, but generally appreciate her company. Full of energy and heart. FEMALE – Age 15-25
Velma – Riff’s girlfriend, young, sexy, lost in a world of jive – no specific vocal range
Graziella – Diesel’s girlfriend, impressed with herself – no specific vocal range
Diesel – Lieutenant to Riff – Big, slow, steady – Male – Baritone
Baby John – Youngest member of the Jets, awed at everything, tries to act like a man, but is vulnerable. Male – Baritone
A-rab – Small of stature, enjoys everything, takes nothing seriously, can be explosive – Male- Baritone
Pepe – Lieutenant to Bernardo, proud, resentful of discrimination – Male – Baritone
Doc- The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. He tries to guide the Jets youthful angst and provides a safe haven for Tony. Old fashioned and wise in his ways. Male – Age 60-75
Schrank - A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Blunt, brash, and unapologetic. Male – Age 40-55
Krupke - The local beat cop. He has no patience for the gangs conflict and tries to keep tensions from
erupting between them. Regularly mocked by the local gangs. Male – Age 30-60
Glad Hand – Nerdy, overly cheerful and ill-equipped social director at the local gym dance.
Jets - Snowboy, Big Deal, Gee-Tar, Mouthpiece and Tiger
Sharks – Indio, Luis, Anxious, Nibbles, Juano, Toro and Moose
Jet Girls – Minnie, Clarice, Pauline
Shark Girls – Rosalia, Consuelo, Teresita, Francesca, Margarita
Bert (Vocal range bottom: B2 Vocal range top: F#4) The narrator of the story, is a good
friend to Mary Poppins. An everyman, Bert has many occupations, including hurdy-gurdy player,
sidewalk artist and chimney sweep. Bert watches over the children as well as the goings on in
Cherry Tree Lane. He has charm, speaks with a Cockney accent and is a song-and-dance man.
Mary Poppins (Vocal range bottom: Gb3 Vocal range top: C6) Jane and Michael Banks's
new nanny. She is extraordinary and strange, neat and tidy, delightfully vain yet particular, and
sometimes a little frightening but always exciting. She is practically perfect in every way and
always means what she says. A mezzo soprano with strong top notes, she should be able to
move well. She can have a more traditional soprano sound, but precision and diction is the key.
Jane (Vocal range bottom: A3 Vocal range top: F#5) MUST LOOK AGE 11.The high-spirited
daughter of Mr. and Mr. Banks, is bright and precocious but can be willful and inclined to
Michael (Vocal range bottom: A3 Vocal range top: E5) MUST LOOK AGE 9. The cute and
cheeky son of Mr. and Mrs. Banks. Excitable and naughty, he adores his father and tries to be
like him. Both he and Jane misbehave in order to get the attention of their parents.
George Banks (Vocal range bottom: Bb2 Vocal range top: Eb4) The father to Jane and
Michael Banks, is a banker to the very fiber of his being. Demanding "precision and order" in his
household, he is a pipe-and-slippers man who doesn't have much to do with his children and
believes that he had the perfect upbringing by his nanny, the cruel Miss Andrew. His emotional
armor, however, conceals a sensitive soul. A baritone, George may speak-sing as necessary.
Winifred Banks (Vocal range bottom: A3 Vocal range top: D5) George's wife and Jane and
Michael's mother. A former actress, she is loving and distracted homemaker who is busy trying
to live up to her husband's desire to obnly associate with "the best people" as well as be the
model wife and mother. She suffers from the conflicting feelings that she's not up to the job of
"being Mrs. Banks," yet, she is, and more. She has great warmth and simplicity to her tone.
Mrs. Brill (Vocal range bottom: F#3 Vocal range top: D#5) The housekeeper and cook for the
Banks family. Overworked and harrassed, she's always complaining that the house is
understaffed. Her intimidating exterior is a cover for the warmth underneath. Mrs. Brill doesn't
have a high opinion of nannies in general and Mary Poppins in particular.
Robertson Ay (Vocal range bottom: F3 Vocal range top: G#4) The houseboy to the Banks
family. Lazy, sleepy and grumbling, he never gets things right and believes himself to be
Bird Woman (Vocal range bottom: Gb3 Vocal range top: C5) Covered in a patchwork of old
shawls, and her pockets are stuffed with bags of crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her
crumbs for the birds. She tries to sell her crumbs to passersby, who ignore her as if she doesn't
exist. Sings "Feed the Birds”.
Miss Andrew (Vocal range bottom: Gb3 Vocal range top: F5) George's overbearing and
scary nanny. With her bottle of nasty-tasting brimstone and treacle to keep naughty children in
line, she is a bully who only knows one way of doing things - her way. A soprano with an alto
belt, there can be some heaviness to her voice along with range.
Mrs. Corry (Soprano)
Owns a magical gingerbread shop. She is a mysterious woman of great age who speaks with a
Caribbean accent (or any accent that would make her seem exotic).
(Most supporting roles will play other roles throughout the show as well and may be
Neleus The statue of a boy posed with a dolphin in the park. Neleus was separated from his
father, Poseidon, and misses him very much. A small and lonely being, he is very happy to
befriend Jane and Michael. STRONG DANCER.
Katie Nanna Jane and Micahel's nanny at the beginning of the show. Overwhelmed and upset,
she has absolutely had her fill of the Banks children.
Policeman A neighborhood fixture who is respected by and observant of households on his
Miss Lark The haughty next-door neighbor of the Banks family who treats her dog, Willoughby,
as if her were child.
Admiral Boom A retired Royal Navy man and neighbor of the Banks family. A physically large
man with a loud and booming voice, he speaks in Navy jargon and has a soft spot for his
neighbor, Miss Lark. Can be any vocal range as needed. If Admiral Bloom doubles as the Banks
Chairman, he can be a baritone.
Park Keeper Uniformed and officious, he makes sure no one breaks park regulations. His life is
defined by rules, but he secretly hankers after his childhood.
Queen Victoria A statue in the park.
Bank Chairman (Vocal range bottom: C3 Vocal range top: D4) The head of the bank where
Mr. Banks is employed, is an Edwardian stuffed-shirt. He can speak/sing his lines if necessary.
Miss Smythe The Bank Chairman's humorless secretary.
Von Hussler A businessman seeking a loan from the bank for a shady business deal. He
speaks with a German accent.
John Northbrook An honest business man seeking a loan to build a factory for his community.
He speaks with an accent from Northern England.
Ensemble (Strong Dancers)
Chimney Sweeps, Parkgoers, Shoppers, Passerbys