AUDITIONS & CASTING CALL
AUDITON DETAILS - for "Stepping Out" by Richard Harris
Directed and Choreographed by Ray Limon
Tuesday, May 9 @ 7:00pm
Be prepared to read from the script and learn a simple tap combination. Some tap training helpful but not mandatory. Bring tap shoes if you have them. Also looking for a character actress to play Mrs. Fraser who can play the piano, but does not need to play well. Please be prepared to play a simple piece of your chosing on the piano.
Resume and head shots are required.
This rollicking comedy chronicles several months in the life of a beginning dance class. Each of the eight students, who come from a variety of backgrounds, has his or her own reason for joining. Whatever the cause, they make a point of coming every week to chat, relax and, if they can manage to, learn a couple of dance steps. But before the dancing begins Mavis, their dance teacher, must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew. By their final performance, not only have the class members developed some degree of skill, but they have also overcome the inhibitions, awkwardness and personality conflicts that have kept them out of sync.
Mavis- age 30 to 40 and a tap teacher. Ex professional dancer. Attractive must be able to tap well. Andy-30ish, a professional's wife who devotes herself to good causes but is repressed and on awkward terms with her tall, thin body. Dorothy-25+, has the ability to be a good dancer -- if only she could get in sync. Good with comedy. Lynne-should appear to be 19 years old. A young girl with a lovely face and of large proportions. Rose-30 to 40+, voluptuous middle-class black/Trinidad woman, speaks with an accent. Maxine-Good looking mid 30's to 40ish. Dyed hair and good makeup. Wears big rocks on her fingers. Silvia-mid 20's early 30's, dresses in bright and outrageous clothing that matches her ample curves and bright personality. Vera-30 to 40 proper as a pin. Wears expensive clothes. Hair and makeup are immaculate. Dresses like a high class tart. Geoffrey-30 to 40's widower who is taking lessons because they remind him of his late wife, who loved to dance. Mrs. Fraser-40 to 50's, plays piano poorly. Seeking actress with some piano playing ability.
This is an ensemble show where every actor gets their moment to shine. All actors except "Rose" speak with English accents. All roles except for Mrs. Fraser will be required to tap dance in the show. Some tap training would be helpful but not mandatory. Mavis is the ony role that requires more advanced tap dancing skills.
Rehearsals start May 16 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays)