SYNOPSIS: City of Angels is a musical comedy with a sensational jazz score by Cy Coleman and David Zippel and a witty book by Larry Gelbart. The musical weaves together two plots, the “real” world of a writer trying to turn his book into a screenplay, and the “reel” world of the glamorous film noir movie in the writer’s mind. This hilarious and seductive musical features the show stopping songs “You Can Always Count on Me,” “What You Don’t Know About Women,” and “I’m Nothing Without You.”
Directed by: DJ Hedgepath and Darryl Thompson, Jr.
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Register for auditions early at http://bcfootlighters.com/auditions/
- Sunday February 19th at 7:00pm
- Monday February 20th at 7:00pm
- Thursday February 23rd at 7:00 (Possible Call Backs)
Looking for a cast of 30-35 people. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Please prepare 16-32 measures of music in the style of the show (songs from the show allowed). And accompanist and CD/MP3/iPod player will be provided. Please bring sheet music and/or backtrack in your preferred key. No acapella auditions permitted. You will also be asked to read from the script. There will be a dance audition so please be prepared with proper dance attire.
Rehearsal days will be Mondays, Thursdays, and alternating Saturdays/Sundays
Friday May 5th – 8pm
Saturday May 6th – 8pm
Sunday May 7th – 2pm
Friday May 12th – 8pm
Saturday May 13th – 8pm
Sunday May 14th – 2pm
Friday May 19th – 8pm
Saturday May 20th – 8pm
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (All Roles Open):
Stine (30 to 45) – A well-intentioned, likable, intellectual, nerdy, hungry, eager, driven, novelist turned screenwriter who is easily tempted by money and Hollywood glitz.
Stone (30 to 45) – Stine’s creation and alter-ego, a cop turned detective who is down on his luck, tough exterior hides a strong streak of integrity and deep emotion (think Humphrey Bogart)
Bobbi / Gabby (30-45) – A dual role; 1st, a nightclub singer and true love of Stone who sleeps her way to the top; 2nd, Stine’s long-suffering wife, always disappointed by him (think Greer Garson, Olivia de Havilland, Maureen O’Hara)
Oolie / Donna (25 to 35) – A dual role; 1st, the wise-cracking, faithful girl secretary to Stone and 2nd, the assistant with a heart of gold to a Hollywood executive – both have been taken advantage of by men their whole lives (think Rosalind Russell, Anne Sothern, Eve Arden)
Alaura Kingsley / Carla Haywood (30 to 45) – A dual role; 1st, tall, sexy, mysterious gold digger who marries old men and kills them for money, and 2nd, glamorous movie star who marries a studio executive to advance her career (think Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, Lana Turner)
Munoz / Pancho Vargas (30 to 45) – A dual role; 1st, a bitter cop who used to be Stone’s partner, and 2nd, a Latin heartthrob actor (think Fernando Lamas, Ricardo Montalban)
Mallory Kingsley / Avril Raines (18-25) – A dual role; 1st, the rambunctious. reckless daughter of a wealthy industrialist, and 2nd, an ambitious flirty Hollywood starlet; (think Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake, Carroll Baker, Ann-Margret)
Irwin S. Irving / Buddy Fidler (40-60) – A dual role; 1st, a fast-talking Hollywood director/ producer with one eye on the grosses, and 2nd, a fast-acting Hollywood studio mogul with one eye on the casting couch.
Jimmy Powers (30 to 50) – A Hollywood crooner and radio show host who also sings with the Angel City Four.
The Angel City Four (20 to 50 – soprano, alto, tenor and baritone who are masters at singing in tight four part harmony) – A jazz quartet who function as a “Greek chorus” by narrating and commenting on the action.
Ensemble – Versatile performers of all types and ages are needed to play a wide variety of roles including doctors, cops, maids, hoodlums, ladies of the evening, movie stars, agents and actors. All ensemble members will play multiple roles.