Charity Hope Valentine

Female. Alto Belt (D3 to C#5/Db5). Ability to dance well.

The down-on-her-luck but happy-go-lucky cockeyed optimist who just wants to be loved. A kooky, mad cap and fun loving girl. Charity works as a dance hall taxi dancer and hostess at the Fandango Ballroom. She constantly dreams of finding true love.

You should be able to sing, dance and act well – yes, the legendary “triple threat”.

We’re looking for an impressive girl who is elegent yet kooky and full of fun.

Singing Audition Pieces:

18 – If My Friends Could See Me Now – Bars 17 – 48
40 – Where Am I Going? – Bars 7 – 47

Speaking Audition Pieces: DOWNLOAD

A short dancing audition will be required.

Oscar Lindquist

Male. Baritone Belt (C3 to F4). A mover.

Nervous tax accountant. Highly organized by nervous individual, he suffers from claustrophobia. He meets Charity and their relationship develops in an elevator (lift). He has a sweet nature and a gentle touch.

Singing Audition Piece: 37 – Sweet Charity – Bars 9 – 46E

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

Nickie

Female. Alto Belt (F3 to C5). Ability to dance well.

Dance hall taxi dancer and hostess at the Fandango Ballroom. Brassy New Yorker. Mother figure to the other dancers. Been around the block. One of Charity’s closest friends.

Singing Audition Pieces:

7 – Big Spender = Bars 18 – 38
22 – There’s Gotta be Something Better Than This – Bars 12 – 82

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

A short dancing audition will be required.

Helene

Female. Alto Belt (F3 to C5). Ability to dance well.

Dance hall taxi dancer and hostess at the Fandango Ballroom. Sultry and sassy. One of Charity’s closest friends.

Singing Audition Piecess:

7 – Big Spender = Bars 18 – 38
22 – There’s Gotta be Something Better Than This – Bars 12 – 82

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

A short dancing audition will be required.

Vittorio Vidal

Male. Baritone with an operatic sound. Belt (B2 to F4). A mover.

A famous Italian movie star who has a way with the ladies.

Remember, his song ends in a high note. 🙂

Singing Audition Piece: 19 – Too Many Tomorrows – Bars D – 39

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

Herman

Male. Strong Tenor (E3 to B4). A mover.

Grizzled, sleazy, middle-aged authoritarian manager of the Fandango Ballroom. Charity’s boss. Nonetheless, he has a heart of gold.

Singing Audition Piece: 46 I love to Cry at Weddings – Bars 1 – 43A

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

Daddy Johann Sebastian Brubeck

Male. Baritone with serious soul (C3 to E4). A mover.

A ‘groovy and hip cat’ who is the charismatic and enigmatic leader and preacher of the unorthodox hippie Rhythm of Life Church. Think Sammy Davis Jr., if Sammy was a flower child and loved acid. In fact, he played the part in the movie. He should have the ability to scat and be a good mover and strong comedic timing.

Singing Audition Piece: 30 – Rhythm of Life – Bars 9 – 48

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

A short dancing audition will be required.

Ursula March

Female. Spoken. No need to be able to dance.

Beautiful film star and hot-headed and jealous lover of Italian movie star, Vittorio Vidal. She has quite a flair for the dramatic. Must be a strong and versatile comedic actress and a good mover. Will double as several roles in Act 2. 

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

Carmen, Suzanne, Frenchy, Alice, Betsy, Elaine

Female. Mezzo-Soprano or Alto Belt (A3 to B4). Ability to dance well.

Dance hall taxi dancer and hostess at the Fandango Ballroom. Brassy and very sarcastic. A good comedic actress.

Singing Audition Piece: 7 – Big Spender = Bars 18 – 38

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

A short dancing audition will be required.

Rosie

Female. Mezzo-Soprano or Alto Belt (A#4 to Bb4). Ability to dance well.

A particularly young and pretty ‘new girl’ dance hall taxi dancer and hostess at the Fandango Ballroom. As Americans would say, ‘fresh off the bus’ and very innocent.

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

Two Assistants to Daddy Brubeck

Male. Mezzo-Tenoe, Baritone or Bass Belt (F3 to D4). Ability to dance well.

Assistants to DADDY BRUBECK.

Speaking Audition Piece: DOWNLOAD

A short dancing audition will be required.

Male Voice Over

You will record two pieces, one for the opening of the show and one for the end. DOWNLOAD

Ensemble

Male and Female. All voices. Movers and non-movers. Some speaking roles.

Charlie (Dark Glasses), Manfred the butler, two police offiers, secretary at the 92nd Street YMHA, the Good Fairy, Fandango Ballroom customers, Marvin the Fandango Ballroom regular, Rhythm of Life Church congregation, ice cream vendor, ‘man with dog’, ‘dirty old man’, passers by and so on and so on and so forth.

There will be no auditions for the Ensemble. EVERYONE is welcome. We will be appointing individual roles from the floor.

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