ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR
 
BLEACHER BUMS   |   SUGAR   |   FOOTLOOSE

 

Bleacher Bums

Bleacher Bums auditions have been held. Casting information will be posted on the show page.

We are still looking for

  • EXTRAS - people who will sit in the bleachers on stage and appear as cubs fans watchig the game as our main characters are performing the play.
  • SINGERS for the National Anthem. You might sing in one or a number of shows, depending on the respondents.
  • 7th INNING STRETCH celebrities - we're looking for local business owners and civic leaders to lead us in "Take me out to the ball game."

Contact bleacherbums@summerplacetheatre.org if you are interested.

Sugar

Summer Place Theatre announces auditions for Sugar!

Book by Peter Stone
Based on the Screenplay “Some Like It Hot” by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Based on a Story by Robert Thoeren
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick
Directed and Choreographed for the Broadway Stage by Gower Champion

Sugar is the musical version of your favorite comedy Some Like it Hot! To escape gangster Spats Palazzo, Joe and Jerry hitch a ride to Florida disguised as members of a band--a female band. Our production is directed by Vicki Jablonski with vocal direction by Ted Waltmire and music direction by Jose Flores. Performances are June 29-July 1 and July 13-15. There are no performances July 6-8. 

Audition times and locations are as follows:

  • Monday, May 14 from 7:00pm to 9:45pm in the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 Jackson Ave, Naperville.
  • Tuesday, May 15 from 7:00pm to 9:45pm in the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 Jackson Ave, Naperville.

Please prepare 32 bars of a comedic musical theatre piece. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to learn a dance combination.

Characters:

  • SUGAR KANE – (Lead) Alto/Mezzo – Young female adult. A gorgeous blonde featured singer with the traveling girl band. Plays ukulele.
  • JOE (JOSEPHINE) – (Lead) Tenor/Baritone - Young male adult, Unemployed saxophone player.
  • JERRY (DAPHNE) – (Lead) Tenor/Baritone – Young male adult. Unemployed bass player.
  • SPATS PALAZZO – (Major Support) Baritone – Male. A dapper tap-dancing gangland boss.
  • SIR OSGOOD FIELDING – (Major Support) Baritone – Male. A mature millionaire.
  • SWEET SUE – (Major Support) Alto – Female. Leader of Society Syncopators, an all-girl band.
  • BIENSTOCK – Male. Band manager, nervous wreck.
  • KNUCKLES NORTON – Male. Boss of rival gang.
  • CAB DRIVER – Male. Driver in Chicago
  • TRAIN CONDUCTOR – Male. Conductor on the Dixie Flyer.
  • BELLBOY – Male. Works at Seminole Ritz in Miami Florida (Hotel Del).
  • TRAIN ANNOUNCER – Male. Voice in Chicago train station.
  • MUSICIANS CONTRACTOR – Chicago union contractor.
  • DUDE – A member of Spats Palazzo gang. 
  • FIRST HOOD – A member of Knuckles gang.
  • SECOND HOOD – A member of Knuckles gang.
  • REPORTER – From Chicago news media.
  • FIRST HENCHMAN – A member of Spats Palazzo gang.
  • The Girls in the Band, Society Syncopaters
  • OLGA – Female 
  • DOLORES – Female 
  • MARY LOU – Female
  • ROSELLA – Female

And

  • Garage Mechanic, Gangsters, Photographers, Newsreel Men & Millionaires

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Actors receive no pay for working in our productions.

Actors are required to pay a $25 fee to help us defray costs in play licensing, script rental, costume rental and other fees. Fees are collected by ReadThrough.

Footloose

Summer Place Theatre announces auditions for Footloose!

Stage Adaptation by DEAN PITCHFORD and WALTER BOBBIE
Music by TOM SNOW
Lyrics by DEAN PITCHFORD

Kick off your Sunday shoes and audition for Summer Place Theatre's production of the rock musical Footloose! with music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Teenaged Ren leaves his life in Chicago to settle in a farming town with his mom, but the new town has a strict ban on Ren’s favorite pastime: dancing. Ren has no choice but to lead his classmates in a toe-tapping revolution. Our production runs July 27 - August 5 and will be directed by Madison Smith, music directed by Emma Gingold, and choreographed by Samantha Sieghart.

This is a dance-heavy, youthful rock show, so we hope to cast plenty of high school and college age triple-threats! 

Audition times and locations are as follows: 

  • Monday, May 21 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 Jackson Ave, Naperville
  • Tuesday, May 22 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, 305 Jackson Ave, Naperville 

Auditions are open to actors aged 16 and older. Please prepare 16 bars of either a contemporary Broadway or rock song compatible in style with the show. Bring sheet music in the correct key for the accompanist. A cappella singing and karaoke tracks will not be allowed. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to learn a dance combination. All actors will be asked to sing and dance at auditions.

Actors are strongly encouraged to fill out their audition forms ahead of time and designate which evening they plan to audition. However, walk-ups are welcome. Please email footloose@summerplacetheatre.org with any questions.

Callbacks, if needed, will be held at the Rubin Center on Saturday, May 26.

Times and locations are subject to change.

Characters:

  • Teen roles
    • Ren McCormack (Male) -  A teenage boy from Chicago. Fun, quick-witted and loves to dance, out-going personality. Strong dancer. (tenor) 
    • Ariel Moore(Female) - Rebellious daughter of Reverend Moore. Strong dancer. (mezzo)
    • Chuck Cranston (Male) - Ariel's "bad boy" boyfriend. (tenor)
    • Willard Hewitt (Male) - A true country boy. Big tempered, loves his mama. Befriends Ren's. Strong dancer. (baritone/tenor)
    • Rusty (Female) - Ariel's best friend. Eventually falls for Willard. (mezzo) 
    • Urleen (Female) - Ariel's friend. (mezzo)
    • Wendy Jo (Female) - Ariel's friend. (meezo)  
    • Jeter (Male) - Willard's friend. (tenor)
    • Bickle (Male) - Willard's friend. (tenor)
    • Garvin (Male) - Willard's friend. (baritone)
    • Lyle (Male) - Chuck's buddy. (tenor)
    • Travis (Male) - Chuck's buddy. (baritone)
    • Cowboy Bob - A cowboy in a country western dance hall.
    • High School Students, and Country Western Couples. 
  • Adult roles
    • Reverend Shaw Moore (Male) - The minister of Beaumont. Ariel's father. (baritone)
    • Vi Moore (Female) - Ariel's mother. (mezzo)
    • Ethel McCormack (Female) - Ren's mother. (mezzo)
    • Lulu Warnicker (Female) - Ren's aunt. Speaking role.
    • Wes Warnicker (Male) - Ren's uncle. Speaking role.
    • Principal Harry Clark (Male / Female) - Principal of the high school. Speaking role. 
    • Coach Roger Dunbar (Male) - The high school gym teacher. Speaking role.
    • Eleanor Dunbar (Female) - Coach Dunbar's wife. Speaking role.
    • Betty Blast (Female) - owner of the Burger Blast. Speaking role.
    • A Cop (Male) - Small speaking role.
    • Choir, Parishioners, and Townspeople

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Actors receive no pay for working in our productions.

Actors are required to pay a $25 fee to help us defray costs in play licensing, script rental, costume rental and other fees. Fees are collected by ReadThrough.

 

 

 

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