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Child Auditions for Musical Production "White Christmas"

Fleming Island, FL, United States
ID: 571387Exp: 8/12/2024
Description:

Child auditions are open for the musical production "White Christmas". Please see the details below. About the project: Soldiers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis served under General Henry Waverley in World War Two and, ten years later, they are still working together in a popular song and dance duo, Wallace and Davis. When they meet the singing sisters, Betty and Judy Haynes, Phil becomes enamored with the beautiful Judy, while Bob is more reserved about his feelings for Betty. The two men follow the sisters up to their seasonal engagement at The Columbia Inn in Vermont. They discover the inn is owned by General Waverley but, unbeknownst to him, the inn is struggling to survive. With the help of Martha, the concierge, and the General’s granddaughter, Susan, Bob, Phil, Betty and Judy decide to put on a big show to draw in business. Bob arranges for his old friend Ralph Sheldrake to bring the General’s former troops up to Vermont to support the show. Betty overhears Bob’s plans and misinterprets his intentions, believing that he wants to buy the inn instead. Confusion ensues as Betty leaves to go back to New York alone. Bob follows her to attempt to reconcile but, believing he has lost her, he goes on the Ed Sullivan Show to reach out to his former comrades. Back in Vermont, the rehearsals are coming to an end and the General is convinced to wear his uniform to watch the show. He is moved to see his former men return to support him and decides to put his efforts into making the inn a success. Betty returns to apologize to Bob and the couple finally declare their love for each other. With the show a huge success, Bob leads the whole theater in a rendition of “White Christmas”. Additional info: Show Dates: December 13th-22nd All those auditioning will be required to perform cold readings from the script. Dance: Wear comfortable clothes to move in as all will be required to perform a dance audition. If you want to be considered for the dance ensemble, be prepared for a tap audition. Singing: Prepare a 16-32 measure song from the Golden Age of Broadway (Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, etc.). No contemporary Broadway audition pieces! Please have a recorded instrumental backing track. Please see the attachment for details. If you are interested please apply.

15 roles

Bob WallaceMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily, but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for true love. Excellent singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Tap and Jazz. Baritone.

Phil DavisMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The fun-loving song-and-dance partner of the team Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, and incorrigible ladies’ man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has a boyish charm appeal. Strong ballroom, jazz and tap-dancing needed. Baritone-tenor.

Betty HaynesFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Sensible, responsible half of the Haynes sisters act. Classic elegance. Destined to be a star, but hesitant to take the spotlight. Devoted to her sister. Hides a yearning for true love under a protective shell. Female singer of quiet beauty and charm with a rich chest mix and soprano extension. Must move well.

Judy HaynesFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Younger, more ambitious and slightly scheming other sister. Wholesome and adorable, flirty. Strong jazz and tap dancer. Strong singer with a chest mix

General Henry WaverlyMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Retired Army general with a curmudgeonly military exterior, adjusting to retired life in post WW II America. Precise and orderly, struggling to run the Inn in Vermont. A man of integrity. Underneath a warm compassionate man in need of family and love. With the exception of one line, can be non-singing role.

Martha WatsonFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Once a Broadway star, now the General’s housekeeper. The true force behind running the Inn. Very dry wit and frank with a wisecracking sense of humor. Big hearted, but unsentimental. Irrepressible meddler, believing she acts on everyone’s best behalf. Strong singer and mover, Broadway belter.

Susan WaverlyFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The General’s granddaughter. Lovable and outgoing. A bit precocious, but wise beyond her years. Gets bitten by the stage bug and is great at it. Excellent belt voice, must move very well.

Ralph SheldrakeMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Jokester Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive. Fast talking, loud, brash New York professional with a good head on his shoulders.

RitaFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bob and Phil’s two star chorus showgirls. Brash, fun. Perhaps not the brightest.

RhodaFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bob and Phil’s two star chorus showgirls. Brash, fun. Perhaps not the brightest.

Ezekiel FosterMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bob and Phil’s Stage Manager. Can be overly dramatic and often hysterical, but gets the job done. Works to attempt a sense of control and order for the company.

MikeMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Bob and Phil’s Stage Manager. Can be overly dramatic and often hysterical, but gets the job done. Works to attempt a sense of control and order for the company

TessieFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Character woman to play Bob and Phil’s secretary. Mezzo-soprano, belter.

Ensemble of DancersBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

To play assorted speaking roles as well as being a strong singing ensemble. Strong in Ballroom, Jazz and Tap. Dance style is 1950’s Hollywood movie musical style.

Four Band Singers, Backup vocalistsBoth genders17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

2 men, 2 women. Excellent singers who move well and can handle tight harmonies of the period.