Grease

Audition date: May. 11 - May. 12, 2019 at 10 am
Remark: Danny and Sandy had a secret summer romance, but back at Rydell High, everything is different.

The Racine Theatre Guild will be holding open auditions for Grease on Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 12 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Racine Theatre Guild.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Time to dust off your leather jackets and poodle skirts and get ready to rock ‘n roll! Bad boy Danny Zuko and good girl Sandy Dumbrowski had a secret summer romance, but back at Rydell High School with cliques and peer-pressure, everything is different. The Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies sing and dance their way through hit songs such as “Greased Lightnin’,” “We Go Together,” and “Born to Hand-Jive” as the young couple tries to rekindle those “Summer Nights.”

ROLES FOR

A large cast of individuals ages 14+

WOMEN

  • Sandy Dumbrowski: Danny’s love interest; New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent
  • Betty Rizzo: Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable
  • Frenchy: A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair
  • Marty: Looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated
  • Jan: Energetic, bubbly, and eating all the time; awkward, but loud and pushy with the Pink Ladies, shy with the boys.
  • Patty Simcox: A typical all-American cheerleader; attractive and athletic; aggressive, sure of herself, given to burst of disconcerting enthusiasm
  • “Cha-Cha” Charlene DiGregorio: The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; feisty and overly confident, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.
  • Miss Lynch: Rydell High School Headmistress; strict, demanding English teacher, who would like to consider herself “hip,” but she definitely isn’t.

MEN

  • Danny Zuko: The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm
  • Kenickie: Second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; toughlooking, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor
  • Doody: The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshiping attitude towards the other guys.
  • Sonny: Braggart and wheeler-dealer; a wannabe tough guy who thinks he’s a real lady-killer
  • Roger: The anything-for-a-laugh type of boy; enjoys winding people up, full of mischief and always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas
  • Eugene Florczyk: The class valedictorian; physically awkward, a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible
  • Vince Fontaine: A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser’
  • Johnny Casino: A student at Rydell who leads a rock ‘n roll band and likes to think of himself as real rock ‘n roll idol
  • Teen Angel: A good-looking, falsetto-voiced crooner; Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school

Those interested in auditioning MUST sign-up for an hour time slot by calling (262) 633-4218 or emailing boxoffice@racinetheatre.org. Bring sheet music and sing a prepared song for the audition. An accompanist will be provided and tape recordings or unaccompanied singing are not permitted. Then, you will be shown choreography and perform a dance audition.

Individuals of all ethnicities and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office with a $10.00 deposit, which will be refunded when the script is returned. The show will go into rehearsal in May and performs weekends July 19 – 28.

For further information, contact the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 or email boxoffice@racinetheatre.org.

 

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