LCP Presents: "Damn Yankees" by R. Adler, J. Ross, G. Abbott, and D. Wallop


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LCP AUDITIONS FOR 2019-2020 SEASON

Damn Yankees
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop

July 26 and 27, 2019

Auditions will be held at the South Street Annex, 523 South Street, London, Ontario. Parking available in front (avoid spots labeled for other businesses). There is a sign on the front door.

DIRECTOR: Mark Mooney
PRODUCERS: Christopher F. Parker and Jason McMannis (jmcmannis.90@gmail.com)
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Jennifer Cahill
CHOREOGRAPHER: Melanie Stewart
STAGE MANAGER: Anne Mooney

AUDITIONS: Friday, July 26, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm, Saturday, July 27, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm
Please email Jason to book your appointment. Auditions will be approximately 5-7 minutes. We know that there may be other events on July 26 & 27 concerning Pride, so if you cannot make these dates, please email Jason for another specific date and time.

REQUIREMENTS: For the singing audition, the Musical Director would like to hear 32 bars from one upbeat song and 32 bars from one slower number (both from the Golden Age). 64 bars in total. You may also prepare a song from “Damn Yankees”. Note: If you are auditioning for a specific role it would be preferable to sing for that character. An accompanist will be provided – please bring your sheet music.

The acting audition will consist of cold readings from the script. A short, prepared monologue is also appreciated, but it does not have to be memorized.

PRODUCTION DATES: November 28 – December 8, 2019 Main Stage at the Palace Theatre.

Faust meets professional baseball in the classic Broadway sendup of love and the American pastime. Middle-aged baseball fanatic Joe Boyd, trades his soul to the Devil, also known as Mr. Applegate, for a chance to lead his favourite team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. As young baseball sensation, Joe Hardy, he transforms the hapless Washington Senators into a winning team, only to realize the true worth of the life that he’s left behind. It’s loaded with great songs, such as What Lola Wants and You’ve Got to Have Heart.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS:

Joe Boyd
A middle-aged, overweight married man who is in love with baseball, especially the Senators.
Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Meg Boyd
Joe’s long-suffering, but loyal wife. She is lonely and misses her husband. Decides a little white lie is worth telling to save a good person.
Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: G3

Mr. Applegate
The Devil in disguise as a slick salesman. A controlling, greedy smooth talker.
Gender: Male Age: 40 to 50 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Sister
A friend of Meg’s and Doris’s sister. Outspoken and brash, but caring. Very involved in community activities.
Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Doris
A friend of Meg’s. She is slightly quieter and more conservative than her sister, but still outspoken. An avid baseball fan very involved in the community.
Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Joe Hardy
The 22-year-old, home run hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind.
Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Sohovik
A baseball player for the Washington Senators. The smartest and most level-headed of the players. Enjoys his side job of selling insurance. The unofficial leader of the team.
Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Smokey
A catcher for the Washington Senators. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Tries to be a tough guy like Rocky, but truly is not.
Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: C3

Rocky
A baseball player for the Washington Senators. Cocky, but a little bit dopey, too. He’s a guy’s guy.
Gender: Male Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: B5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Van Buren
The luckless team manager. A sort of father-figure for the team, who proudly defends them. A bit of a loose cannon.
Gender: Male Age: 50 to 60 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Mr. Welch
The owner of the Senators. Believes in Joe and believes in his team. A peacekeeper between the press and the team. Protective of Joe and the boys.
Gender: Male Age: 50 to 60 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Gloria Thorpe
A probing reporter whose bottom-line is a good story for her paper. Fearless and biting.
Gender: Female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: B3

Lola
The Devil’s seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don’t work on him. Though she’s done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside.
Gender: Female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: F3

Ensemble (male and female)
Ball Players, Baseball Fans, Park Workers, etc.

We are committed to providing opportunities for diverse voices and performers. Experienced artists and newcomers of all backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

GENERAL:

If you are not an actor but would like to work on a show, please contact us! There are usually more people working backstage and in the booth than there are on stage. For more information on any of the plays and/or auditions for the 2019/2020 season, please contact info@londoncommunityplayers.com

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