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The 5th Avenue Theatre Season

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Fifth Avenue Theatre
Bill Berry, producing artistic dir.; Kelsey Thorgalsen, casting assoc.

Production Description

Casting principals and chorus for the 5th Avenue Theatre's season. Season includes "A Christmas Story" (Rehearsals begin Oct. 29; runs Dec. 4-31) "Carousel" (Rehearsals begin Jan. 6, 2015; runs Feb. 12-Mar. 3); "Something Rotten" (Rehearsals begin Mar. 17, 2015; runs May 14-24); and "Grease" (Rehearsals begin June 9, 2015; runs July 16-Aug. 8).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Seattle, WA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $1,029.09/wk. Equity WCLO Contract.


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Character Breakdown

5 Female Ensemble/6 Male Ensemble, strong singers and dancers

Billy: Baritone. Barker at the Carousel. Attractive and rugged. Has a good heart, but violent with those he loves.
Julie: Soprano. A very shy but headstrong young woman. Marries Billy.
Carrie: Alto. Julie's best friend. Conventional. Marries Enoch Snow.
Enoch Snow: Tenor. A successful fisherman. Conventional.
Nettie Fowler: Mezzo. Julie's older and wiser cousin. Runs a local eating establishment and looks out for Julie.
Jigger Craigin: Baritone. A sailor on a whaling ship. Involved with criminal activity.
Mrs. Mullin: Owns the Carousel. Upset with Billy's attraction to Julie. An attractive middle-age woman.
Louise: Billy & Julie's 16 year old daughter. Tormented by the kids in town because of Billy's past. Stars in ballet.
Mr. Bascombe: Strict owner of the local mill where Julie and Carrie work.
Starkeeper/Doctor Seldon: A heavenly figure. Helps to guide Billy.
Carnival Boy: Young man who attends school with Louise. Dancer in ballet.
10 Male/10 Female Ensemble
Strong legit singers, strong dancers, character men and women

7 Male/ 2 Female Principals, 9 Male/10 Female Ensemble
Comedic actors, strong singers and dancers

Danny Zuko: Tenor. D4-B5. Leader of the Burger Palace Boys. Confident and charming.
Sandy Dumbrowski: Soprano. A3-F#5. New girl in town, sweet and wholesome. Transforms to sassy and sultry.
Betty Rizzo: Alto. A3-C5. Leader of the Pink Ladies. Tough, sarcastic, outspoken but vulnerable.
Frenchy: Alto. A3-D5. Good natured but not too bright. Fussy about her looks. Wants to be a beautician.
Marty: Alto. C4-C5. Pretty. Tries to be sophisticated.
Jan: Alto. A3-C5. Funny, loud, a compulsive eater. Pushy with the girls, shy with the boys.
Doody: Tenor. D4-A5. Youngest of the boys. Hero-worshipping towards the others.
Kenickie: Tenor. C4-F5. Second in command to Danny. Tough and surly.
Sonny: Baritone. G3-A5. Funny, Italian-American. Confident.
Roger: Tenor. D4-A5. Full of mischief. A clown.
Vince Fontaine: Tenor. A3-C5. A DJ and veteran Greaser. Slick.
Cha-Cha: Alto. C4-C5. A loud mouth. Great dancer. Wins the dance competition with Danny.
Eugene: Tenor. A3-E5. Valedictorian. Physically awkward and nerdy. Pompous but gullible.
Johnny Casino: Tenor. G4-E5. All-American Greaser. Student at Rydell. Energetic performer.
Miss Lynch: No-nonsense, loud, English teacher.
Patty Simcox: Alto. D4-A4. Cheerleader. Attractive, athletic, confident. Unpopular with the Pink Ladies. Can twirl a baton.
Teen Angel: Tenor. E4-F5. Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel who encourages her to stay in school.
5 Male Ensemble/6 Female Ensemble