Summer Show Information
The Cultural Arts Playhouse is pleased to announce auditions for its summer season, Footloose playing June 15- July 15th, Pippin playing July 20th - Aug 19th and Hair playing August 31- September 30th. Auditions will be held May 8 at 7:00, May 12 at 12:00, May 17th at 7:00 and May 19th at 12:00. Please prepare 32 bars of music and be ready to dance. All roles are open!! Please email culturalartsplayhouseli@gmail for more information or call 516 694 3330. The Cultural Arts Playhouse is located at 170 Michael Drive Syosset NY 11791.
Footloose the Musical
REN MCCORMACK –Lead character, teenager from Chicago, fun, quick-witted and loves to dance, out-going personality. ETHEL's son. Vocal Range: Middle D to high C, has solos, has duet with ARIEL & harmony. Dances well, atheletic skills a plus.
ETHEL MCCORMACK - REN's mother, has a duet with VI – mature vocal sound desired.
REVEREND SHAW MOORE - Lead adult character, strong singer. Bomont's religious leader, father to Ariel. Solos and has a duet with VI
VI MOORE - SHAW's wife & ARIEL's mother. has duet with ETHEL - – mature vocal sound desired.
ARIEL MOORE - Lead character - SHAW & VI's daughter. Sings and dances well. Vocal range requires a D with some soulish singing, ability for vocal improvisation a plus. Rebellious for a reverend's daughter, like Rizzo in Grease, but more mischevious than negative. Dances very well.
LULU WARNICKER - Ren's Aunt, married to WES. Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well.
WES WARNICKER - Ren's uncle, married to LULU. Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well.
COACH ROGER DUNBAR - Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well. ELEANOR DUNBAR - Character can sing, but does not have to sing or dance well.
RUSTY - ARIEL's friend. Several lines, some dancing. Sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines – has F and Low A. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines.
WENDY - JO ARIEL's friend. Some lines, some dancing. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines.Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines.
URLEEN - ARIEL's friend. Some lines, some dancing. Sings in 3-part harmony with several solo lines. Think girls from Little Shop, but with a few more lines.
CHUCK CRANSTON - ARIEL's boy friend. local "bad boy". Doesn't like Ren. Sings fairly well – has B with lots of A’s & G’s, sings with ARIEL with male back up.
LYLE - CHUCK's friend - A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing.
TRAVIS - CHUCK's friend - A few lines, sings strong 3-part harmony – G, G#, A & B, some dancing.
WILLARD HEWITT - Big guy, short temper, loves his mama. Befriended by Ren. Many lines, sings Solo & 3-part harmony with several solo lines. "Learns" to dance.
PRINCIPAL HARRY CLARK - Principal of Boumont High School, enforcer of rules. Scene with REN & WILLARD. Not required to sing.
COP/COUNTRY FIDDLER - A few lines, not required to sing or dance.
BETTY - Adult, comedic character roles, accent would be fun. Must be able to roller-skate.
JETER - Friend of WILLARD, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.
BICKLE - Friend of WILLARD, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.
GARVIN - Friend of WILLARD, some lines, Sings 3-part harmony, some dancing.
COWBOY BOB - Cowboy hat, boots and an attitude. Thinks of himself as the only “real man” in the room.
CHOIR - 3-, 4- & 6-part harmony singers, both on & off stage - ability to dance a plus, but not required.
DANCERS - Several big dance numbers in show - any combination of the following skills are a plus: acrobatics, gymnastics, break-dancing, line-dancing, leaps, splits. Ability to sing desired, but not required.
Character Breakdown For Pippin
The ultimate 'ring leader.' Masterfully charming and manipulative, the Leading Player is a chameleon of sorts. Guides Pippin through his own story and tries to intervene at the end. excellent dancer. Obsessed with putting on a great show for the audience.
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: Db3
Our story's young and confused protagonist. He is longing to find his purpose in life. Naive, innocent, and discontent. Eventually finds love, and meaning in life, with Catherine and Theo.
Vocal range top: Ab4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Pippin's demanding father. As the King of the Holy Roman Empire, Charlemagne is more comfortable wielding a sword than breaking bread. He wears his years with great pride.
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: G2
Pippin's long suffering brother.
Pippin's conniving stepmother. A seductress, who is no stranger to deceit and betrayal, she is both sexy and smart. Skilled at using her sexual appeal to benefit her and her son.
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Pippin's saucy grandmother. A brassy broad full of wisdom, grace, and sass. She tries to help Pippin and encourages him to live his life to the fullest.
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: E3
A widow and mother. She is a beautiful and a hopeless romantic, who possesses graceful elegance. Encounters Pippin at his lowest point and eventually falls in love with him.
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Charlemagnes Army, Monks, Nobility, Peasants, The Players
Claude (Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, The most beautiful beast in the forest. Smart, attractive male, with a playful side; a lover of life and the picture of a young man next door of the 60's. Strong actor. Berger's best friend, recently drafted whose only valuable possession, other than his freedom, is his hair. A charismatic leader that women adore, boys emulate and men will follow into the breach. A man of conscience who struggles with the conflict of what his heart tells him is right and what the authorities around him lead him to believe. George Berger (Tenor, late teens) A social activist recently banished from high school. An unrestrained animal. He knows what is right and sticks to it no matter the consequence. The leader of the tribe. High energy, athletic, wild. Strong presence and, though he may be a young man, he is looked up to. Must be willing to appear nude. Rock Baritone/Tenor. Sheila (Rock Alto/Belter, late teens, nudity required) A second semester student and passionate protester from NYU who lives with Berger and Claude, aspires to spread love, loves Berger but having Claude's baby. The most intelligent of the tribe. Wants to change society through peaceful protest. Not necessarily perfect on the outside, but must have a strong voice and presence. Jeanie (Alto, late teens) A follower, not a leader. Incredibly sweet, understands Claude better than anyone. Wise, passionate, creative woman, who is pregnant with the tribe's baby. She has taken every drug, and takes care of the tribe. Strong actress to play comedic and dramatic scenes. Crissy (Mezzo, late teens) a flower child mourning a lost love - The youngest female of the tribe. Sings "Frank Mills". Dionne (Alto/Mezzo Belt, late teens, African-American) Sassy and lots of fun. Great with comedy and ad-lib vocals. Hud (Soul/Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens, African-American) Speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him. High energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence. A true tone setter that is a natural on stage in any situation. Woof ( Rock Baritone/Tenor, late teens) May not want to admit it but he is gay. A young animal. High energy, versatile performer. Must be a natural with comedy. Looks up to Berger and Mick Jagger... in many ways. TOURIST COUPLE: Two male performers, strong comic timing. One must be willing to appear as a believeable woman, while the other is her miserable husband. May double as tribe. TRIBE: This is not a "chorus", as the entire cast is a true ensemble. Tribe members sing many featured songs including "Aquarius", "Black Boys", "White Boys", "Walking in Space", "Electric Blues", "Hippie Life", etc., and play many roles in the show including the PRINCIPALS, MOTHER/FATHER, historical figures, and more. Energetic, creative performers with heart and passion.