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Actor Casting Call for RadIo Gals
A musical by Mark Hardwick and Mike CRAver
Audition Dates: July 23 & 24, 7pm.
Rochester Civic Theatre Lobby
Performance Dates: Oct. 11-13, 18-20 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 21, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Performance Venue: Rochester Civic Theatre's Main Stage
CONTACT: Suzie Hansen, Director
ABOUT: In the twenties when radio ruled the airwaves and small stations thrived, music teacher Hazel C. Hunt received a transmitter as a retirement gift and station WGAL was born in Cedar Rapids, Arkansas. A wacky quintet of singer/musicians gather daily in her parlor to set hearts thumping and toes tapping with rib tickling songs, homey chat and plugs for a rejuvenating tonic that owes its kick to the still out back. Hazel’s habit of wave jumping to find a clear channel brings a government inspector to shut her down. She discovers the stage struck accordion playing tenor beneath his bureaucratic facade and he is quickly ensnared in musical and romantic shenanigans. Twenty one original songs performed with thematic props produce the zany hilarity you expect from the creators of Pump Boys and Dinettes and Smoke on the Mountain.
DETAILS: Full Length Musical, Comedy 1 man, 6 Women. Non-Equity; all performers will receive a stipend of $15/performance with potential bonuses at ticket benchmarks. Be prepared to sing a song. Musical instruments are welcome and encouraged.
All roles are open including:
HAZEL HUNT - Retirement age; matronly; shrewd; enthusiastic; perhaps a bit dotty, but definitely in control; Hazel is the town’s beloved music teacher and patroness of the arts. Vocal Requirements: Low female range.
GLADYS FRITTS - Middle aged; more dramatic than Hazel; thin; high strung, and single; Gladys is a small town gal who yearns for greater horizons. She considers herself artistic and sophisticated. She possesses a deep love of poetry, and has studied voice. Vocal Requirements: Lyric soprano.
O.B. ABBOTT - 35-45; bureaucratic, and self important, yet underneath Abbott has the soul of a poet. Abbott is a “closet” musician and singer. Vocal requirements: Tenor or light baritone. Plays accordion.
AMERICA - Breezy; sunny; open young woman. Unsophisticated, but enthusiastic. Vocal Requirements: Soprano w/country belt. Violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute.
RENNABELLE - America's cousin, perhaps a little older. Somewhat more tom-boyish, and “liberated”. Vocal Requirements: Alto, with belt. Drums, trumpet.
MISS AZILLEE SWINDLE - Elderly lady; friend and associate of Hazel’s. Vocal Requirements: Tenor/light baritone w/falsetto. Upright bass, tuba, guitar.
MISS MABEL SWINDLE - Sister to Azilee; elderly lady; friend and associate of Hazel’s. Vocal Requirements: Tenor/baritone w/falsetto. Piano.