It’s time to party like it's 1985!!
TAP will hold auditions for its Fall musical, The Wedding Singer, on June 9&10 at Theatre on the Run.
More information is posted on our show page at http://beta.thearlingtonplayers.org/node/51189/show
Read on for more information on the show, auditions and the rehearsal period:
New Jersey, 1985: rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is everyone's favorite wedding singer until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar and his life falls apart. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress engaged to a Wall Street player, who rescues Robbie from his dispair. Amidst the decade of greed and era of big hair, love prevails for these two romantics as they save each other and find true happiness together.
Based on the popular 1998 romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, this new stage version pays loving homage to the pop songs and videos of the 1980s. Peppered with cultural references and iconic fashion that will have you simultaneously thinking “what were we/they thinking?” and “why can’t we go back?”, the score features all new songs that will transport you back to the early days of MTV (when they actually played videos) – including vintage Madonna, Michael Jackson, Culture Club, New Edition, Dire Straits, a-ha, Flock of Seagulls, Van Halen, and Whitesnake. Cameo “appearances” by Billy Idol, Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, Mr. T, Imelda Marcos, and the Reagans top off the show.
With a book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy (based on Herlihy’s screenplay), music by Matthew Sklar and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin, The Wedding Singer was nominated for five Tony Awards in 2006 including Best Musical. The multi-WATCH Award winning team of Director/Choreographer John Monnett and Music Director John-Michael d’Haviland reunite for their eighth TAP collaboration (Kiss Me, Kate, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sweet Smell of Success, 42nd Street and 9 to 5: the Musical). They are joined by Producer Barbara Esquibel and Stage Manager Terri Carnahan.
The Arlington Players is totally psyched to bring this awesome musical comedy to Arlington audiences!
Audition Dates: June 9& 10, 2014, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Audition Location: Theatre on the Run, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA
Callbacks: June 12th and June 14th (by invitation only)
Pre-rehearsals begin June 21st
Rehearsals begin: July 26th
Performances: Oct 3, 4, 5 (m), 10, 11, 12 (m), 17 & 18, 2014
General audition information:
• Seeking 24 musical theater performers with a mix of singing, dancing and acting skills.
• Minorities are encouraged to audition – specific roles available for African-American men and women and a Filipina-American woman. There are no roles for children.
• Please prepare roughly 32 bars of a song that best shows off your vocal abilities. We prefer something from the musical theater repertoire, but not from the show.
• Come dressed to dance/move – comfortable clothes, dance shoes or hard soled shoes.
• Certain characters require the ability to play a musical instrument(s) on stage. Check the character descriptions for details.
Still have questions? Email us at TheWeddingSinger@thearlingtonplayers.org