“Back to the 80s” Auditions in Downtown Morristown
June 3, 2012 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Auditions for “Back To The 80s’!!
Worried about the boring summer you see ahead? Jump aboard! We are looking for singers, dancers, break dancers, skate-boarders and anyone interesting in going back to the time of day-glo color, big hair and power ballads!
The Morristown Theatre Guild is waiting to see you at the “Back to the 80’s!” auditions at Lakeway School of Ballet and Dance 180 West Main St. in Morristown.
Auditions will be held:
2 p.m. Sunday June 3
6 p.m. Monday June 4
2 p.m. Sunday June 10
6 p.m. Monday June 11
So you have two separate weekends to plan on coming out and getting involved in YOUR community theater! (If necessary, call-backs will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12.)
Please prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. Come prepared to dance. You may be asked to read and sing from the show. Accompanist will be provided as well as playback for recorded accompaniment . Please contact director before auditions if there is a conflict at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rehearsals begin on Monday, June 18 and will run from 6 until 9 p.m. Monday through Friday each week. Show dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, July 27 through August 12.
“Back to the 80’s” will be directed by David Horton, with choreography by Ashley Cunningham.
It’s almost like they’re coming here! Glee!, Wham!, Smash! those great shows you’ve been watching and wishing you could be a part of…And now you can with the Morristown Theatre Guild’s new summer musical at Walters State Community College. All the hit songs, from “Love Shack” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” to “Let’s Hear it from the Boys!”and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” Twenty-four number-one hits that include solos from six different girls and six different guys, several trios and eight different ensemble numbers… Opportunities galore! You’ll have the whole place rocking!
Additional information on the Morristown Theatre Guild is available at www.theatreguildinc.org
For more information regarding auditions please contact David Horton, Guest Director by phone (423) 736-7527 or e-mail at email@example.com.
COREY PALMER SR.
The narrator of the show. Corey Sr. is pushing 30, living in the year 2000, and reminiscing about the 80′s (his school days), and his love for Tiffany Houston.
COREY PALMER JR.
The hero of the musical. Although it does not focus solely on him, the story is largely about his life, and the people and events surrounding him throughout the 1980′s. He is 17 during his Senior Year. He is a very likable, very ordinary American teenager, experiencing the events that every young male goes through. Unfortunately for him he is doing it in a time of hypercolour t-shirts, big hairdos and fluorescent white pants.
One of Corey Junior’s two best friends. He is a likable teenager, only just coming out of childhood.
Corey’s other best friend. Corey, Alf and Kirk are very tight, but they are rather nai¨ve, particularly about women.
Tiffany is one of the group of girls that “Just Wanna Have Fun”. She is a cute, bubbly teenage female from the 80′s – aspiring to be Cyndi Lauper and Madonna rolled into one.
One of Tiffany’s best friends. Rather than having a best friend, all these kids seem to have groups of best friends. Whereas Tiffany is fairly innocent, naive and doe-eyed about boys and love, Cyndi is more street-smart
Another one of the inner click of “The Cool Girls”. She is an all-singing, all-dancing party girl who seems to be happy to be taken along with the group of girls, and burst into song whenever the opportunity arises. With her twin sister Kim, she seems to have a natural affinity for harmonizing, and for backing up solo singers, which is very lucky because Cyndi and Tiffany both continually break into show-stopping 80′s tunes.
The twin sister of Mel – although for ease of casting, they will probably be fraternal, not identical. Mel and Kim are new to the school, but they have been friends with Cyndi for a long time, so they are automatically accepted into her group.
The coolest guy in the school. The girls all fall at his feet. He is a car-driving, football star. He has the romantic attention of all the girls, but particularly Tiffany Houston (who Corey just happens to be in love with.)
One of Michael Feldman’s posse. Another popular, good-looking, athletic guy. The kind of person that every 17 year old wants to be (particularly if they are not popular, good-looking or athletic!!)
Lionel is fairly similar to Billy. All of the cool guys walk and talk the same way, but they all have slightly individual personalities.
The final guy to round out the group of Michael Feldman’s friends. Not much else to be said – big hair, wears clothes that were cool at the time, but now just look like fluorescent mismatches of colour.
FEARGAL MCFERRIN III
The school nerd! Feargal is a nice, sensitive young male – but that doesn’t count for much when you are 17, get good marks at school, wear glasses…and still a virgin! Feargal is supremely intelligent, but his visions of life in the new millennium are always laughed at.
Elieen arrives at William Ocean High School during the year. She is a charming girl – full of life and vitality. She is also a dreamer who lovingly longs for the day when she has a boyfriend.
One of the girls that adopts Eileen into their group when she arrives at the school. Laura and Debbie have been best friends for years. This is not necessarily by choice, but more by the fact that neither of them fitted in anywhere else, so they found each other.
As with Laura, Debbie is happy to accept Eileen into their group of two people – because there is safety in numbers when you are not accepted as being cool. She also has a tendency to spend too much time looking at posters of all the movie hunks of the time.
MISS SHEENA BRANNIGANE
The only female teacher at the school to be seen. She is around 30, and is the Senior Students Co-ordinator. On the surface in front of classes of children she seems very reserved, very friendly and slightly conservative.
MR STEVIE COCKER
The Deputy Principal and math teacher at William Ocean High School. He is one of only two teachers who will appear in the show. Stevie sees a future together with Sheena, but has major issues when he discovers he is dating a former centerfold (even though she is now a respectable, conservative English teacher.)