Show runs May 10-12 & 17-19, 2019
Co-directed by Morgan Kaplan & Andrew Maynerich
Auditions will be Saturday, January 26th, 2019 –
click the link below to sign up!*
*NOTE – this is a dual audition for both Hunchback of Notre Dame and 42nd Street! Be sure to fill out the audition form found on the sign up genius to communicate which show you are interested in!
When Peggy Sawyer arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania, armed with her tap shoes and big dreams. Peggy’s talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh, who gives her a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady, his newest show. Pretty Lady stars Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva, who takes an instant dislike to the new girl in the cast. When Dorothy is injured during the show’s previews, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!
Peggy’s rise from showgirl to star is the stuff of show business dreams. 42nd Street is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.
Dorothy Brock – A past-her-prime and well-known, Broadway diva. She is supposed to be the female lead in Pretty Lady because she is dating Abner who is paying for the show. While very selfish and mean to everyone at first, she comes to understand what’s really important in life after breaking her ankle and therefore unable to perform. Low Alto. She is not a great dancer, but some basic movement required.
Peggy Sawyer– A young, starry-eyed, naïve, and humble chorus girl who assumes the Lead role in Pretty Lady when Dorothy breaks her ankle. She is the triple threat in the show, must sing, act, and dance (tap) very well. Alto-mezzo soprano: should belt and be able to easily transition to head voice.
Julian Marsh – Famous, but notorious, Broadway director who comes off very gruff as he barks his directions at actors and crew. Voice: Baritone : range D to high G. Dancing: Light
Billy Lawlor– The youthful, leading tenor in Pretty Lady. Voice: very high tenor. Dancing: very strong, especially in tap.
Maggie Jones- One of the writers for Pretty Lady. Comedic role. Alto-Mezzo soprano: Ab below middle C to C. Some dance required.
Bert Barry -One of the writers for Pretty Lady. Comedic role. Tenor: range C to high F. Some dance required.
Pat Denning– Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy’s and her secret romantic partner. Vocal range: D to Eb
Andy Lee– Choreographer/Dance Director of Pretty Lady. No solo singing. Dancing: heavy, especially tap.
Abner Dillon – Financial backer of Pretty Lady and Dorothy’s “sugar daddy” from Texas.
He doesn’t realize Dorothy is only with him because of his money. Mostly speaking role, no solo singing.
Ann Reilly – (“Anytime Annie”) Sassy chorus girl in Pretty Lady. Heavy dance role (tap) who can also sing (belt).
Oscar – Onstage rehearsal pianist for the show Pretty Lady. It would be a plus if he could really play piano well, but not mandatory.
Mac– Stage Manager. Speaking only. No dancing required.
Lorraine Flemming, Phyllis Dale, and Gladys– Experienced chorus girls who help Peggy. Heavy dance roles (tap) who can sing (belt) as well. Limited solo singing with some spoken lines.
Ensemble- men and women that will make up singers and dancers of the chorus of “Pretty Lady”, plus the following ensemble roles, many may be doubling up:
Diane Lorimer — chorus girl
Ethel — chorus girl
Frankie — stagehand
Young Man with Clipboard — stagehand
2 Thugs — employees of gangster Nick Murphy; one of them non-speaking
Doctor — Philadelphia theatre physician
Waiter — Gypsy Tea Kettle employee
Millie — dancer; non-speaking
Willard — theatre electrician; non-speaking
Robin — dancer; non-speaking
2 Policemen — dancers; non-speaking
Pickpocket/Thief — dancer; non-speaking
Young Soldier — dancer; non-speaking
Gangster — dancer; non-speaking
Conductor — the music director of the theatre pit orchestra; non-speaking