Grease Auditions

GreaSE

Book, Music, & Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and  Warren Casey 

 

Director:  Bentleigh Nesbit
Assistant Director:  Austin Bender
Music Director:  Greg Doss
Choreographers:  Joshua Emmanuel McRae Davis
Stage Manager:  Whitney Shearon 

Auditions:

Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16 from 6-9pm at GTC Studio 1301 (1301 W. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048) **Please note this is a new location than listed in the original announcement**

Callbacks (if needed – by invitation): Thursday, April 18 from 6-9pm at GTC Studio 1301 (1301 W. Pearl Street, Granbury, Texas 76048) **Please note this is a different location than listed in the original announcement**

Audition Requirements:

  • Auditioners must be aged 16 or older.
  • Please come prepared with a headshot and resume. 
  • You must note ALL conflicts for rehearsals and performances on the evening of your auditions.
  • Auditions will include a cold reading from the script. 
  • Prepare a clearly marked 32 bar cut from a Broadway song in the style of the show or a 1960’s pop song. Accompaniment will be provided so please provide the sheet music.

 

Production Description

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.

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Video Auditions:  For those unable to attend the general auditions, please send a video submission to auditions@granburytheatrecompany.org by Sunday, April 14 following the same song requirements listed above. Also, please include a headshot, resume, and rehearsal and performance conflicts.

Rehearsals:  Rehearsals will begin Monday, April 29. Typically, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 9am-1pm.  Tech Week rehearsals on June 3-6 will be Monday-Thursday from 6-10pm.  There will be a Q2Q rehearsal on Sunday, June 2.

Performances:  The production runs from June 7-July 7 with shows on Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2pm. There will also be a special 4th of July matinee on Thursday, July 4 at 2pm.

GTC is a non-Equity company.  Actor stipends are available for some roles. 

Housing is available upon request.

CHARACTER LISTING

NOTE: Some smaller roles will be doubled.


DANNY ZUKO: Male, High School Teen (Range: tenor, D4–B5)

The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.


SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, High School Teen (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5)

New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.


BETTY RIZZO: Female, High School Teen (Range:Alto A3–C5)

Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable.


FRENCHY: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3–D5)

A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.


MARTY: Female, High School Teen (Range Alto, C4–C5)

The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.


JAN: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3-C5)

Funny, loud, compulsive eater, and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.


DOODY: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)

The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.


KENICKIE: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, C4–F5)

The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.


SONNY LATIERRI: Male, High School Teen (Range: baritone, G3–A5)

A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer


ROGER: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5)

The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

VINCE FONTAINE: Male, High School Teen (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’


CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, C4–C5)

The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.


EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, A3–E5)

The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.


JOHNNY CASINO: Male, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, G4-E5)

All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.


MISS LYNCH: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible)

A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher.


PATTY SIMCOX: Female, High School Teen (Range: Alto, D4-A4)

A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.


TEEN ANGEL: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Tenor, E4–F5)

Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school. 


THE PINK LADIES: Ensemble (SATB)

The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.


THE BURGER PALACE BOYS: Ensemble (SATB)

A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.


Radio Voice: Male, Age Flexible (Rage: Tenor, A3–C5)

A Radio Voice

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