CASTING

The WICK THEATRE

The Wick Theatre is accepting video submissions from AEA members and non- union members for the 8th season at our beautiful theatre in Boca Raton, FL. Currently casting principals and chorus roles in the
following productions:
MAMMA MIA Sep 21-Nov 14, 2021
A WINTER SPECTACULAR Nov 26-Dec 19 seeking children ages 5-12 only, who sing.
GYPSY Dec 20, 2021-Feb 13, 2022
DAMN YANKEES Feb 15 – Apr 3, 2022
BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO Apr 5-May 15, 2022
Singers please see the song choices posted below or you may sing a song of your own selection.
Please use the video choreography below if you are interested in a dancing role in any of these shows.

Also submit a song in the style of the show you are interested in, and a resume.
Songs:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-Y07eNmq05RHWZolLsbjKEk2gY3fTwCA
Send your material to any or all of the following email addresses:

MammaMiaCasting@thewick.org
GypsyCasting@thewick.org

DamnYankeesCasting@thewick.org
BreakingUpCasting@thewick.org

BREAKDOWNS 

MAMMA MIA

Director – Larry Raben,  Musical Director – Paul Tine

Choreographer – Stephen Casey

Seeking strong actors, singers, and dancers of all ethnicities, genders, and types for “Mamma Mia!”  

All actors must have incredibly strong pop voices.

Donna – 40s, earthy and unpretentious, strong exterior and resolve, but peppered with complex vulnerabilities.  Seeking all ethnicities. OFFER PENDING.  

Sophie – 20.  Very much Donna’s daughter in that she is strong willed and earthy. She still retains the romantic notions of love that Donna has lost.  Seeking all ethnicities.

Tanya – late 30s to early 50s – wealthy, socialite, very conscious of her appearance, uses her looks and sexiness to get things she wants. Former member of the Donna and the Dynamos 70’s singing group, she must sing harmony well and be great with comedy and have strong dance abilities. Seeking all ethnicities.

Rosie – late 30s to early 50s – sassy and funny. Cookbook author.  Former member of the Donna and the Dynamos 70’s singing group, she must sing harmony well and be great with comedy. Seeking all ethnicities.

Harry Bright – 40s – British banker, a bit of an uptight stuffed shirt – he has lost the internal freedom that he once had when he was the “Head Banger” rocker who loved Donna. Wealthy.  Being on vacation reignites the optimist he once was.  Guitar skills a plus. Seeking all ethnicities.

Bill Austin – 40s – Aussie adventurer and author. Brawny outdoorsman with a giant zest for life. Crocodile Dundee meets Bear Grylis. Seeking all ethnicities.

Sam Carmichael – 40’s – American, successful architect. Self-possessed, honest, open, compassionate, and practical. Still very much in love with Donna. Pop Bari-tenor role.  Seeking all ethnicities.

Sky – Late 20s – Fresh faced and fit, guileless and open, he is self confident and will speak up when he feels strongly about something. Is deeply in love with Sophie. Seeking all ethnicities.

Pepper – 20s – . Pepper and Eddie are Sky’s friends who help run the hotel. Pepper is charming, loves older women, and is always flirting. Break dancing or Acrobatic skills a plus. Seeking all ethnicities.

Eddie – 20s –  Eddie and Pepper are Sky’s friends who help run the hotel. Eddie is laid-back and easygoing. Must be a good mover/dancer.  Seeking all ethnicities.

Lisa and Ali – 20’s – Sophie’s best friends and bridesmaids.  Likable and good with comedy.  Must dance and have strong voices. Seeking all ethnicities.

Ensemble of 4 Male and 4 Female strong dancers/singers.

ALL CAST MEMBERS WILL SING BACK-UP VOCALS WHEN NOT ON STAGE.

Plot:

Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter’s wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. This jukebox musical comedy utilizes the incredible catalogue of Abba songs. 

GYPSY

Director – Ray Kennedy,  Musical Director Eden Marte

Speculated to be the greatest of all American musicals, GYPSY tells the story of the dreams and efforts of one hungry, powerhouse of a woman to get her two daughters into show business. Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.

GYPSY CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: 

Momma Rose (40 – 55) The ultimate stage mother. Lives her life vicariously through her two daughters, whom she’s put into show business. She is loud, brash, pushy and single- minded, but at times can be doting and charming. Her voice is the ultimate powerful Broadway belt. Must move well. Comic timing a must.

Baby June (age 9-10) is a Shirley Temple-like up-and-coming vaudeville star, and Rose’s youngest daughter. Her onstage demeanor is sugary-sweet, cute, and precocious.  Strong child singer, strong dancer. Mezzo. 

Young Louise (about 12) Rose’s oldest daughter. She is shy, awkward, a little sad and subdued; she doesn’t have the confidence of her sister. Strong acting skills needed. Must be able to dance. Mezzo singer. 

Herbie (40-50) agent for Rose’s children and Rose’s boyfriend and a possible husband number 4. He has a heart of gold but also has the power to defend the people he loves with strength. Minimum dance. Baritone range.  Strong acting role.  Doubles as Uncle Jocko in opening scene.

Dainty June (16-24) Baby June as a teenager. The older she gets, the less she enjoys being her mother’s trained monkey. Must dance very well including tap. Broadway alto belt. 

Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee (18 – 25) Baby Louise as a teenager, who grows up to be Gypsy Rose Lee. Must have very strong movement skills, and strong acting skills transforming from an awkward teen to the star Gypsy Rose Lee.

Dressy Tessie Tura 30s-40s) a burlesque dancer just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance, ballet training helpful.  A course broad who’s been around the block. Very funny. 

Mazeppa (30s-40s) a burlesque dancer just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Alto Belt), strong movement/dance, powerful character. A burlesque dancer who’s tough and physically intimidating. Basic trumpet playing skills would be ideal.  Very funny.

Electra (30s-40s) a burlesque dancer just past her prime. Big Broadway voice (Mezzo Belt), strong movement/dance. Ditzy and sweet. Very funny.

Cratchitt (over 20, any gender) the production assistant for the Grantzinger theater, N.Y.C. Comedic role. 

• Children’s Ensemble (ages 10 -12) Boys and girls. Baby June’s back up dancers and singers. Ability of one child to play accordion or clarinet a plus. Must sing and dance. 

• Young Women’s Ensemble (ages 16 – 30) singer/dancers who act as both the back up dancers for Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee and perform in a large burlesque number in the second act. Strong dancers. 

Agnes (20-30) one of the women’s dancing chorus, strong comic skills required. 

Newsboys Men’s Ensemble (ages 16-30)  Must be very strong dancers and singers and be able to handle dialogue. 

Tulsa (age 17 – 25) Boy-next-door type. Strives to break out of the troupe with an act of his own. Sings and dances “All I Need Is the Girl.” Extremely strong dancer in all styles of show dance including tap. Good singer, charming, very athletic and handsome young man. High Baritone. 

Kringelin (adult male character over 35) the put upon manager of a hotel.

Mr. Goldstone (any age over 30) Booking agent for the Orpheum Theater Circuit. Chaplin-like skills a must never speaks. 

Cigar (adult male, age 30-50) rather aggressive owner of a burlesque theatre. Classic character part. • Pastey (adult, either gender) Cigar’s stage manager.

DAMN YANKEES

Director – Jeff Moss, Musical Director TBA

Applegate (35 – 60): humorous, cynical devil, skilled actor, great timing, character baritone.  He is consumed with winning the soul of Joe Boyd, and makes the deal with Joe that the play hinges on: Joe being transformed to a great baseball player for the Washington Senators, in exchange for his soul at the end of the season.

Joe Boyd (50 – 65): (later called Joe Hardy): A middle-aged baseball fanatic, Joe would do anything to help his beloved Washington Senators take the pennant, including selling his soul. In fact, he does strike a deal with the devil, who transforms him into a young slugger who saves the season for the Senators. However, the deal also requires Joe to give up his life, including his beloved wife, excellent singer, baritone

Meg Boyd (40 – 60): Joe’s wife, Meg is devoted and understanding, loving, mature, excellent singer, mezzo.  When Joe disappears, she continues to hope against hope that he will return.

Joe Hardy (18 – 28): Respectful, athletic, young, clean-cut, all-American type, excellent singer, baritone.  Joe Hardy is who Joe Boyd becomes when he makes his deal with Applegate.

Lola (25 – 35): Ultimate seductress, works for Applegate, excellent dancer, singer, actress, belt range.  Lola is assigned to seduce Joe and take his mind off his wife, thus fulfilling his contract and losing his soul to the devil. However, deep inside, Lola has a soft heart, especially for Joe.

Gloria (25 – 35): Feisty young reporter, strong belt voice, dance ability.

Van Buren (35 – 60): The hard-working manager of the Washington Senators with great heart but no luck, must sing well, baritone.

Rocky, Smokey, Vernon (18 – 40): Baseball players for the Washington Senators, must sing harmony and move well (Featured in the number “Heart”), good sense of comedy.

Doris (35 – 65): Strong character actress, any size or ethnicity, great comedic timing, silly and funny, Meg’s best friend.  Alto. 

Sister (30 -70): Strong character actress, any size or ethnicity, great comedic timing, Mezzo.

Eddie (25-35): Excellent dancer capable of executing Fosse choreography.  Featured in the number “Who’s Got The Pain” with Lola.  This actor can double in other roles if desired.

Other featured players for the Washington Senators: (Sohovik, Linville, Henry, Bryan, Bouley, Lowe, Mickey) Must sing well. Movement a plus.

Mr. Welch (40 – 65): Owner of The Washington Senators, hard, enthusiastic, wealthy, high-strung (Non-singer okay).

The Commissioner (50 – 80): Male, fun-loving alcoholic, strong character actor (Non-singer okay).

Looking for a strong ensemble: Women and men between the ages of 18 and 40 who will play wives, reporters, husbands, fans, etc. Must sing well and be able to move.

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

Cast of 6 Actors who sing and move well.

Marge and her stage-struck best friend Lois arrive at “Esther’s Paradise Resort” in the Catskills on Labor Day Weekend in 1960, on a vacation that was intended to be Marge’s honeymoon — until the groom left her at the altar. Lois attempts to console Marge by setting her up with the resort’s handsome, self-obsessed singer Del Delmonaco. But her plans backfire when Del mistakenly assumes that Marge’s father can further his ambitions to become the next teen heartthrob on American Bandstand. Gazing forlornly at Marge from the wings is geek-ish cabana boy and aspiring songwriter Gabe. When he isn’t entertaining the guests with classic, but still comical Borscht Belt shtick, house comic Harvey secretly carries a torch for widowed resort owner Esther, who is more preoccupied trying to keep her resort open. Eighteen Sedaka hits are incorporated into these doings, complemented by an onstage five-piece band and optional backup singers.