Auditions now being scheduled for the winner of the 1990 BEST MUSICAL Tony Award CITY OF ANGELS | Call to schedule your appointment today: 216.521.2540 x10
- Music by Cy Coleman
- Lyrics by David Zippel
- Book by Larry Gelbart
- Artistic Director Scott Spence
- Musical Direction by Larry Goodpaster
- Choreography by Martin Cespedes
- Presented through a special arrangement with Tams-Whitmark Music Library, Inc.
- Sunday, March 5 from 5-8 p.m.
- Monday, March 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Appointments can be set by calling Customer Service at 216.521.2540x10
Callbacks are TBD, but will likely occur the weekend of March 11-12
- Welcome all to audition
- Seeking a diverse cast in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity
- Roles available for ages 17-65
- Both AEA (members of Actor's Equity) and non-AEA are encouraged to audition
- Anticipating 2 AEA contracts (Guest Artist-Tier 1) will be available
- Actors age 18+ will receive a stipend
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE DATES
- Rehearsals to begin on or around May 27
- Show runs July 7 - August 13
- Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings | Sunday afternoons
WHAT TO PREPARE - INITIAL AUDITION
Brief musical selection (60-90 seconds) Please bring sheet music in your key | An accompanist will be provided, or you can bring your own | Singing acapella or to a taped accompaniment is permitted, but is not encouraged.
Please prepare a musical theatre selection or a jazz standard.
Resumes and headshots a plus, but not required
Will take place as part of the Callback, Not the Open Call Sessions
Please do NOT make an appointment if you would like to be considered for a non-singing role only. Please email the director, Scott Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a return email with additional instructions.
Non-singing roles include (Age range: 17-65):
- Police Commissioners
ABOUT THE SHOW
CITY OF ANGELS is the rarest of Musical Comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also filled with sidesplitting comedy. Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 1940's, the world of film studios and flimsy negligees, the show chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting a screenplay for movie producer/director Buddy Fidler. While Fidler professes to be a fan of Stine's work: Fidler's gargantuan ego forces Stine to make endless compromises in the script he's writing. The script is an adaptation of one of Stine's novels which features his Raymond Chandler-esque hero...a private investigator named Stone. Every movie scene that Stine writes is acted out onstage by a group of characters whose costumes are limited to various shades of black and white. The same is true of sets and props in the Film Noir depiction. With music scored in the genre, we are, in fact, treated to a live version of a 1940's private eye film. It's a tale of decadence and homicide with a liberal sprinkling of the best femmes fatale in Broadway history. Learn More
(Note, ALL roles are open, No early casting has been done)
Hollywood Cast/Movie Cast
- Stine/himself, a writer of fiction| Male: Age 25-40
- himself/Stone, Stine's creation, Private Eye | Male: Age 35-50
- Gabby, Stine's Wife / Bobby, Stone's ex-wife | Female: Age 25-40
- Donna, Buddy's Secretary / Oolie, Stone's Secretary | Female: Age 25-35
- Buddy Fidler, Movie Director/Producer / Irwin S. Irving, Movie Mogul | Male: 50-65
- Carla Haywood, Buddy's Wife / Alaura Kingsley, a Femme Fatale | Female: 35-45
- Werner Kriegler, an Actor / Luther Kingsley, Alaura's Husband | Male: 55-65
- Gerald Pierce, an Actor / Peter Kingsley, Alaura's Stepson | Male: 20-25
- Avril Raines, a Starlet / Mallory Kingsley, Alaura's Stepdaughter| Female: 18-24
- Pancho Vargas, an Actor / Lieutenant Munoz, a Police Detective | Male: 35-50
- Gene, an Asst. Director / Officer Pasco, a Policeman | Male: 20-35
- Jimmy Powers, a Movie Crooner / Jimmy Powers, a Movie Crooner | Male: 30-45
- Angel City Four, Vocal Quartet /Angel City Four, Vocal Quartet | 2 Male, 2 Female: 20-40
- Ensemble is a mix of singing and non-singing roles, with many speaking roles included. A great show for character actors of all types. This is an unusual musical because it does not rely on the typical large Chorus Dance/Production Numbers, but instead, this Ensemble shines more in the scene work.
Note on Angel City Four-These four performers must possess unusually strong vocal skills in terms of harmonies, pitch and style. Think Manhattan Transfer!
Beck Center Youth Theater
All auditions are complete for the 2016-17 Season, Please Check Back after the next season is announced.
*Please Note: Youth Theater roles are only eligible to Beck Center students who will be enrolled in the semester that the show performs. Actors do not need to be enrolled at the time of the auditions. Students enrolled in a Beck Center's Dance, Music, and Visual Arts departments are equally eligible. Learn more: Introduction to the Audition and Rehearsal Process