Auditions

Sweet Charity

Book by Neil Simon
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Directed by Hope Miller


Audition Dates:  June 17, 18, & 19, 6:30 pm - 9 pm at the Little Theatre of Norfolk (arrive any time between 6:30 and 7:30)

Call Backs:  June 22 at 10 am - 12:30 pm

Performance Dates:  September 6 - 29, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm

Rehearsals:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 7 pm - 9 pm & Saturdays 10 am - 12:30 pm

 

Audition Requirements: 

  • Age 16+

  • Prepare a song of your choice, between 1-2 minutes long. Bring sheet music or recorded accompaniment.

  • Headshots are optional.

  • Be prepared to read from the script.

  • Be prepared for movement/dress accordingly. Dance training is welcomed, but not required. 


Synopsis:   

SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score and a hilarious script, SWEET CHARITY captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak of life in the big city for an unfortunate, but irrepressible optimist. Iconic musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” and Rich Mans Frug


Characters:   

  1. CHARITY HOPE VALENTINE (30s - 40s, Mezzo) – Dancehall hostess; dreams of finding true love.

  2. HELENE (20s - 40s, Mezzo) – Sultry; sassy dancer; best friend to Charity. 

  3. NICKIE (30s - 40s, Mezzo) – Brassy New Yorker; dancer; friend to Charity.

  4. OSCAR LINDQUIST (30s - 40s, Baritone) – Bit of a square; claustrophobic; accountant; gentle. 

  5. VITTORIO VIDAL (30s - 40s, Baritone) – Italian movie star; very attractive; charming.

  6. DADDY BRUBECK (20s - 50s, Baritone) Goovy; hip; souful.

  7. HERMAN (30s - 40s, Strong Tenor) – Sleezy owner of the dance hall; heart of gold. 

  8. URSULA MARCH (20s - 40s) – Jealous; wife of Vittorio.

  9. CARMEN (20s - 50s) – Dancer; sarcastic.

  10. ROSIE (18+) – Smart; easily corrupted; good dancer.

  11. SUZANNE, FRENCHY, BETSY, ELAINE (16 - 40s) – Dancers; lots of grit and attitude. 

  12. ENSEMBLE (Males/Females, 16+) 


Audition and production questions may be directed to the director, Hope Miller, at hmdanceschool@aol.com


Sweet CHARITY is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK. www.tamswitmark.com