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Auditions for 'Sunset Boulevard' at the Warner Theatre

All roles are open to audition

WARNER THEATRE Main Stage Production
Director/Choreographer – Sharon A. Wilcox
Music Director – Aaron J. Bunel

AUDITIONS:
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 6:00pm
Monday, August 27, 2012 at 7:00pm

CALLBACKS:
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 or
Thursday, August 30, 2012 (TBD)

PERFORMANCE DATES:
Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 2:00pm
Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 8:00pm
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 2:00pm

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking an ensemble cast of 24 performers for this production – ideally 10 Women (including 2 principals) and 14 Men (including 4 principals). Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than one minute, of a fully memorized Broadway-style musical selection that showcases their vocal range. Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. If your audition selection is from SUNSET BOULEVARD (and singing from the show is preferred for these auditions) no sheet music will be required – we will have copies available. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed. Auditioners may also be asked to read from the script.

Rehearsals will be held on Sunday afternoons plus two additional weeknights. Not all cast members will be called for every rehearsal and the schedule is subject to change with advance notification. There will be one midweek rehearsal on either Wednesday, November 7th or Thursday, November 8th. If you are unable to make all the performances and the midweek rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please send an email to auditions@warnertheatre.org to schedule your appointment. An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber | Book and Lyrics by Don Black and Christopher Hampton | Based on the Billy Wilder Film

SUNSET BOULEVARD weaves a magnificent tale of faded glory and unfulfilled ambition. Silent movie star Norma Desmond longs for a return to the big screen, having been discarded by tinsel town with the advent of 'talkies.' Her glamour has faded in all but her mind. When she meets struggling Hollywood screen-writer Joe Gillis in dramatic circumstances, their subsequent passionate and volatile relationship leads to an unforeseen and tragic conclusion.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (with Doubling/Tripling):
NORMA DESMOND
JOE GILLIS
MAX VON MAYERLING
BETTY SCHAEFER
CECIL B. DEMILLE
ARTIE GREENE

1ST HAREM GIRL/BEAUTICIAN
YOUNG WRITER/SALESMAN/DEMILLE’S ASSISTANT
HEATHER/2ND MASSEUSE
CLIFF/SALESMAN/YOUNG GUARD
3RD HAREM GIRL (JEAN)/BEAUTICIAN/HEDY LAMAR
MORINO/SALESMAN/HOG EYE
LISA/DOCTOR
1ST FINANCEMAN/FILM ACTOR/SALESMAN
KATHERINE/PSYCHIATRIST
2ND HAREM GIRL/BEAUTICIAN
MARY/1ST MASSEUSE
SHELDRAKE/POLICE CHIEF
JOHN/SALESMAN/VICTOR MATURE
MYRON/MANFRED
2ND FINANCEMAN/SALESMAN/PARTY GUEST
JONESY/SAMMY/SALESMAN
CHOREOGRAPHER/SALESMAN
JOANNA/ASTROLOGER

10 Women (including 2 principals), 14 Men (including 4 principals)

Warner Theatre 68 Main St., Torrington, Connecticut 06790

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