Stage Crafters is proud to announce auditions for the first show of our 48th season, "Thoroughly Modern Millie"!
Hot off the press! One step ahead! Jazz age! It’s the Roaring 20s, and small-town girl Millie Dillmount has just arrived in New York City ready to make her dreams come true. Millie’s plan is simple: find a job as a secretary for an eligible bachelor, and then marry him. However it doesn’t take long for Millie’s “thoroughly modern” plan to go awry. Filled with frisky flappers, dashing leading men and a dragon-lady of a villainess audiences will love to hate, this high-spirited musical romp will have you dancing the Charleston from the very beginning.
Auditions will be held Sunday, December 8th, 2019, from 2:00 - 6:00 PM with registration and scripts available at 1:30. And Monday the 9th from 6:30-10:00 PM with registration and scripts available at 6:00. No prepared material needed, but please come prepared to dance. If you own tap shoes, please bring them.
There are roles for 17 women and 10 men (descriptions below). Auditions will be held at the Stage Crafters Rehearsal Hall, 40 Robinwood Dr SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Performances will be March 13, 14, 15 & 20, 21, 22, 2020, and held at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium, 109 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 If you have any questions, please email the Director, Melissa Wolf-Bates, at Melissa.Wolf.Bates@gmail.com Character Descriptions: Millie Dillmount – Gender: Female Age: 20 to 25 Vocal range Mezzo-Soprano- top: E5, bottom: G#3 A spunky, modern woman trying to make it in New York City. She falls in love with Jimmy. Our story's protagonist. Millie is a demanding role which demands a triple threat: Strong actress, strong dancer and strong vocalist. Jimmy Smith – Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range Tenor- top: A4, bottom: C3 A suave city slicker who unexpectedly becomes the story's hero. He falls in love with Millie. Trevor Graydon – Gender: Male Age: 30 to 40 Vocal range Baritone- top: G4, bottom: A2 An executive at the Sincere Trust Insurance Company. He is sharp, ambitious, and secretly romantic. Must have excellent diction. Mrs. Meers – Gender: Female Age: 45 to 55 Vocal range Mezzo/Alto- top: Bb4, bottom: E3 A former actress turned human trafficker pretending to be a kindly Chinese woman. She oversees the Hotel Priscilla where she secretly sells her tenants. Miss Dorothy – Gender: Female Age: 20 to 25 Vocal range Soprano- top: C6, bottom: B3 A naive, wealthy girl who has moved to New York to change her lifestyle. She becomes Millie's roommate and confidant. Muzzy Van Hossmere – Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range Mezzo/Alto- top:D5, bottom:G#3 A glamorous actress and singer at a night club. She becomes Millie's friend and mentor. She is confident, wise and spunky. Note: While originally played by an African-American on Broadway, we are open to all races for this character. Miss Flannery – Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range Mezzo- top: D5, bottom: Bb3 An uptight, stern office manager. She runs the stenographer pool at Sincere Trust Insurance Company. Ching Ho – Gender: Male Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range Baritone-top: E4 , bottom: Bb2 A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Younger brother of Bun Foo and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in Chinese. Bun Foo – Gender: Male Age: 20 to 30 Vocal range Tenor-top: E4, bottom: E3 A Chinese immigrant working to bring his mother to the United States. Older brother of Ching Ho and henchman to Mrs. Meers. Sings and speaks in chinese. Hotel Priscilla Girls – Rita, Alice, Cora, Lucille, Ruth, Ethel Peas Male Ensemble – Moderns, File Clerks, Dishwashers, Muzzy’s band, Speakeasy Denizens, Café Society Guests Female Ensemble – Moderns, Stenographers, Speakeasy Denizens, Café Society Guests Interested in working backstage or completing the necessary preambles to stage brilliance? From directing to lighting the way, setting the stage to controlling the scene, it truly does take a village to put on a show! Join us today and let us teach you our craft, give you the venue to hone your existing skills or take the opportunity to teach us your art form. Email email@example.com