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Principal auditions for ‘White Christmas ~ The Musical’

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Anyone interested in a principal role in our forthcoming show at the Liverpool Empire Theatre (17th–20th November) is invited to attend the OPEN AUDITIONS on Sunday 5th June  at 11am.

Recalls will be held on Sunday 12th June.

Audition passages can now be collected from BOST HQ on Thursday evenings, 8-10pm.   Please ring 1051 666 1200 before arriving.

 

The characters required are described as follows:

BOB WALLACE        Mid 30s.        Baritone.       Superb singer, with a crooning style, who moves very well.

A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song & dance team of Wallace and Davis.           Despite his occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love.

PHIL DAVIS               Mid 30s.       Baritone-tenor.       Song-&-dance comic performer.         Strong jazz & tap needed.

The fun-loving, go-getting partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator and incorrigible ladies’ man, he has a boyish charm and sex appeal.

 

BETTY HAYNES        Late 20s.       Rich chest-mix sound with soprano extension.         Must move very well.

The responsible half of the upcoming song & dance team, The Haynes Sisters. A charming woman of upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister.

 

JUDY HAYNES          20s.    Chest-mix.    Song & dance performer.        Strong Jazz & tap needed.

The younger, more ambitious Haynes Sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty; a winning charmer no man can resist.

 

GENERAL HENRY WAVERLY         Late 50s-mid 60s.      Non-singing (except 1 line)

Retired US Army General, adjusting to civilian life as he tries to run an Inn in Vermont. Highly-principled and dignified man. Beneath his curmudgeonly military exterior, lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love.

 

MARTHA WATSON                 Late 40s-mid 60s.      Belt voice.      Character-comedienne

Once a Broadway star with a winning, appealing personality, now the General’s house-keeper at the Inn. She has a dry, wry, wise-cracking sense of humour.

 

SUSAN WAVERLY            To play 9 yrs-old.          Excellent belt voice.         Must be able to move well.

Loveable and out-going kid, General’s granddaughter, very smart and wise beyond her years.

 

RALPH SHELDRAKE            Baritone.

Army buddy of Bob & Phil’s, now a major TV executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast-talking New York professional.

 

RITA & RHODA                Mid 20s- early 30s.

Bob & Phil’s 2 star chorus girls; brash, sexy and fun, although perhaps not the smartest.

 

EZEKIEL FOSTER              Mid 40s-late 50s.

`The ultimate taciturn New Englander, who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace.

 

MIKE                                Mid 20s-late 30s.

Bob & Phil’s stage manager, with a tendency to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical, but will get things done.

 

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Alexander Hall, 24A Clifton Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 2SG
Charity No/259 306.

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