How to Succeed Auditions

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Directed by Jeffrey Rega

Music Directed by Brian Shapella

Show Dates - Nov 11-13, 2022 & Nov 18-20th, 2022

Rehearsals begin the week of August 27th.

To Audition:

Submit an AUDITION FORM prior to auditions.
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COVID Precautions

Audition Date

Performances & Rehearsals

Audition Format

MCT currently requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for all auditioners.  The H2$ production team is requiring all cast and production staff to wear masks at auditions and rehearsals.

Auditions will take place via time slots on the evening of August 8 at Shannondell at Valley Forge (10000 Shannondell Dr, Audubon, PA 19403).

Callbacks, including the dance call, will take place on the evening of August 12, 2022 also at Shannondell.

Performances will take place on November 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th @ 7:30pm & November 13th & 20th @ 2:00pm

The Read Through will take place on August 27th. Rehearsals begin on the 28th and will take place mainly on Sundays (times will vary: 12-4pm or 5-8pm) and 2-3 weeknights from 7-10PM. Please be sure to list all schedule conflicts on your audition form.

Please prepare 2 songs, 32 cuts each clearly marked on your sheet music in a binder for our accompanist. The songs should be in the style of the show...the songs CAN be from the show but do not HAVE to be.

Regardless of which role for which you are auditioning, you should also be prepared to perform these 2 scenes (1 & 2). (It will give us a gauge of your acting choices, speaking voice, comedic beats, etc.)

Character Descriptions

We are seeking to cast all ages, genders, races, abilities, and body types for the following roles:

J. Pierrepont Finch
Our story's protagonist. An irrepressible, clear-eyed, almost puckish hero, he is a window washer who applies for a job at the World Wide Wicket Company and attempts to climb the 'ladder of success.'
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range: C3-G4

Gatch
A sleazy executive with a penchant for the ladies.
Age: 40 to 60


J.b. Biggley
The stuffed-shirt, philandering President of World Wide Wicket. Beneath his ruthless exterior, he is a college lad at heart with a passion for knitting.
Age: 50 to 65
Vocal range: C3-A4


Rosemary
A secretary at the company who is more interested in finding a man than advancing her career. She becomes Finch's love interest.
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range: A3 - B4


Smitty
A secretary with a painfully dry sense of humor. She is a cynical, working woman who is on the lookout for a man.
Age: 30 to 40


Bud Frump
Biggely's nephew and scheming employee. He is an arrogant sycophant who tries to advance his career by exploiting his family connections.
Age: 18 to 21
Vocal rangE: C3-F4

Miss Jones
J.B.'s stuffy secretary who is abrupt and tough, but soft and kind to those who are good to her.
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range: Bb3-Gb5

Mr. Twimble
He is a fussy, old-fashioned, yet loyal employee at the company. Supervisor of the mailroom, he believes his success is due to his lack of ambition and ability to remain unnoticed.
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range: C#3-E4

Wally Womper
The company's Chief Executive Officer and a former window-washer.
Age: 55 to 70
Vocal range: D3-E4

Hedy
A voluptuous, sexually-charged woman adored by all of the men. She may appear dim-witted, but she knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants.
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: C4-Eb5
 
Ensemble
Scrubwomen, Executives, Secretaries