Thursday, October 11, 2012

What’s Happening Around Town for October 11

More Real Drunk Housewives
After selling out its last three shows in August, The Real Drunk Housewives of the San Fernando Valley -- a musical take-off on Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise -- returns for a six-week run in Hollywood beginning Saturday, October 13 at 8pm at Oh My Ribs Theatre, 6468 Santa Monica Blvd. The comical revue, loaded with song, dance, drink and adults-only language, features an upbeat disco score by Kelly Holden-Bashar and Bill Haller and songs such as; “Champagne,” “We’re Alive (As Long As There’s A Bravo),” “The End of Sober,” and the botox-infused hit “Better Than I’ve Ever Been.” The cast features Robyn Roth, Leah Allers, Chris Caldwell-Eckert, Leah Mangum as Rene, Jen Rhonheimer, Shelley Dennis, and Ana Cristina. Saturdays at 8pm, Oct. 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, 10, 17. Click Here for tickets. Click Here for more information and to watch a video clip from the show.

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CHICAGO Auditions
San Diego Musical Theatre is holding auditions for Kander & Ebb’s CHICAGO directed by Ron Kellum, choreographed by Randy Slovack, and with musical direction by Don LeMaster. Guest Artist Contract AEA: $400.00 weekly. Non-Equity: There is pay. First Rehearsal: Equity - January 29, 2013, Non-Equity - January 22, 2013. Show dates: February 15 - March 3, 2013

Auditions: (please arrive 15 minutes prior to audition time)
Monday, October 29 - Los Angeles Open Dance Call
10:00 am: Ladies Dance Call
3:00 pm: Men's Dance Call
Madilyn Clark Studios, 10852 Burbank Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Tuesday, October 30 - San Diego Open Dance Call 
10:00 am: Ladies Dance Call
3:00 pm: Men's Dance Call
SDMT Office, 4652 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA  92111

Wednesday, October 31 - Principal Call
Please call to make a "Principal" audition appointment by calling 858-560-5740
Callbacks: Thursday, November 1
SDMT Office, 4652 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA  92111

Everyone will dance except for those auditioning for Billy Flynn, Momma Morton, Amos Hart and Mary Sunshine. Anyone being considered for Roxy or Velma must attend one of the Dance Calls, not the Principal call. For the Dance Call please come in only form fitting blacks, women in character heels. If asked to sing after the Dance Call, prepare 16-32 bars in style of the show (Kander & Ebb). Bring sheet music in the correct key and two headshots and resumes. Performances: Birch North Park Theatre, San Diego, California

Character Breakdown:
Roxie Hart: Age 25-40. Innocent, sexy, desperate, selfish. Roxie is not very bright and never thinks about the consequences of her actions before she says or does things. Every move is selfish, every idea foolish and ill-considered, and yet she remains strangely sympathetic because we know her selfishness is not malicious; but childish. All Roxie cares about is getting into Vaudeville. Needs to be a strong actress, singer and dancer. (mezzo)

Velma Kelly: Age 25-45. Sarcastic, sexy, tough, funny. Velma is a former vaudeville performer who also serves as the hostess. She often talks directly to the audience. She killed her husband and her sister after finding them together. Used to being the "headliner" she learns to hold her tongue and make nice to save her vaudeville career. Needs to be a strong actress, singer and dancer. (alto)

Billy Flynn: Age 35-60. Sexy, persuasive, manipulative, masculine. Billy is a suave, educated lawyer who can persuade anyone to do anything. Billy will take any case as long as it is sure to put money in his pocket. Billy is a lot like a Hollywood Agent. Needs to be a strong character actor who can sing and move well. (tenor)

Amos Hart: Age 30-50. Charming, funny, vulnerable, timid man. Amos is an average guy. Manipulated easily, Amos is the only character in Chicago whose motives are entirely pure, never selfish and he's the only character who really loses ultimately. Strong character actor who can sing well. (baritone)

Matron “Mama” Morton: Sexy, funny, powerful and tough. The matron of the Cook County Jail who believes that all favors she gives should be reciprocated or paid for. If Billy is the Agent, Mama would be considered the Manager. Needs to be strong character actor who can sing well. (alto)

Mary Sunshine: Any age. Looking for a male soprano or counter tenor who can sing legitimately up to a high B flat who must play a woman with the image of a good natured talk show hostess but is actually a high powered gossip columnist. Must be a good comedian. (soprano) 

Female/Male Chorus: Looking for strong dancers who sing. Several featured acting roles including:

Hunyak: Accused of chopping off her husband’s head. She is actually innocent (one of the only ones), but because she only speaks Hungarian and refuses to plead guilty, she is found guilty and hanged. **This is a challenging role as all her lines are in Hungarian. Would like this actress to have a strong background in ballet dance.

Liz: Killed her husband with a shotgun because he “popped” his gum.

Annie: Found out her husband had several wives and killed him with Arsenic.

June: Killed her husband with a carving knife after he found out she cheated on him. 

Mona: Killed her boyfriend after she found out he was sleeping around.

Go-to-Hell Kitty: Kills her boyfriend in her apartment after coming home and finding him with two girls. She is wealthy and goes crazy telling everyone to "go-to-hell".

Master of Ceremonies: This person is responsible for introducing all the “Vaudeville Acts.” Must have strong speaking ability, lots of energy and presence. May double as a male/female dancer or may be cast as a cameo role with little rehearsal time.

Fred Casely: Sleeping with Roxie Hart and is shot and killed. Must play a “regular guy” in the first scene but play an overly dramatic version of himself in the courtroom scene. May double as a male dancer.

Sergeant Fogarty: Police detective who interviews Amos after Roxie kills Fred. Typical “Chicago” cop who has been through this kind of thing many times. Will double as a male dancer.

Aaron: Court appointed lawyer who tries to defend the Hunyak. He gets extremely frustrated because he can’t understand her language and she refuses to plead guilty. Will double as a male dancer.

Foreman: This person will play the part of all or half the jurors in the jurors’ box by switching chairs and swapping out hats and various disguises. Will double as a male dancer.

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