Roles in the Play
Sir - Representing the "haves." Preferably 30s to 40s, baritone voice, upper class British accent.
Cocky - Representing the "have-nots." Similar age range as Sir, strong tenor voice, Cockney accent.
The Girl - One of the Urchins who also embodies Cocky's ideal of romance. Some dance, soprano.
The Negro - The game-changer, one scene with a powerful song and message. Baritone voice.
The Urchins - 8 to 10 girls who play boys, the chorus.
Auditions for "The Roar of the Greasepaint…the Smell of the Crowd" are set for Wednesday and Thursday, July 13 and 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.
The show, written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse, examines the status quo between the upper and lower classes of British society in the 1960s -- the "haves" and the "have-nots." The two main characters are Sir and Cocky, who meet to play “The Game.” Sir insists that the “haves” must retain their position even if the rules of the game must be constantly changed to accommodate them. Thus Cocky contends with new rules at every turn. Cocky tries again and again, unsuccessfully, to play the game, and with every defeat Sir's rules become more restrictive. Cocky's inspiration is renewed when he sees a new character win the game behind his and Sir's backs. By ignoring the rules, Cocky manages to win, but realizes that neither he nor Sir can function without the other.
With its relevant commentary regarding wealth inequality and class struggles, and featuring timeless classics like “Feeling Good,” "The Joker" and “Who Can I Turn To?,” this simple and beautiful ensemble piece is as timely as it was when it opened over 50 years ago.
Audition (and performance) location is 9315 State Ave. #J, Marysville. The show is directed by Kent Johnson.
Auditioners should prepare a 2-minute comedic or serio-comedic monologue and a minimum 16-bar selection from a musical number (with sheet music). "Roar of the Greasepaint…" runs for three weekends, September 9-25, 2016, opening Red Curtain's season in its new home.
To reserve an audition slot, email your name, phone number, email address and preferred audition appointment time to email@example.com. Please include your head shot and resume if available, with file names that include YOUR name for quick identification.