The Milburn Stone Theatre, Director Lindsay Brahl, Choreographer Mackenzie Ranck, Music Director Steven Soltow and Artistic Director Andrew John Mitchell seek a diverse ensemble of performers for the summer musical Anything Goes.
Roles are open to all genders, races, and ethnic diversities. Those auditioning are asked to prepare 2 contrasting songs in the style of the show. Auditions are scheduled for April 16th and 17th. Sign-ups begin at 6:30pm and auditions are scheduled at 7pm. A dance call for performers interesting only dancing in the show will be held on Thursday, April 18th a 7pm with callbacks scheduled immediately after for Thursday, April 18th at 8pm. Show dates are August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11. All actors who are cast MUST be available for all show dates, as well as tech week (Sunday, July 28th through Thursday, August 1st.)
Please note: This is a non-unon/non-paying position
Anything Goes Casting Breakdown:
RENO SWEENEY - A charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist, she is clever, funny, persuasive and extremely confident. Strong singing and dancing required, as well as comedic timing. VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo G3-Eb5
RENO’S ANGELS – Four (4) backup singers/dancers in Reno’s act, they are showgirls with pizzazz and personality. All roles require strong singing and dancing skills. VOCAL RANGE: Various.
HOPE HARCOURT - A beautiful heiress with a strong sense of duty, she is willing to sacrifice love and marry to satisfy her mother’s wishes. Strong singing and dancing required. VOCAL RANGE: Soprano A4-Bb5
BILLY CROCKER – A young businessman who is in love with Hope, he charismatic and charming. Strong singing required and should be able to dance or move well. VOCAL RANGE: Tenor B3-G4
LORD EVELYN OAKLEIGH - Hope’s energetic, quirky, and good-natured aristocratic fiancé. English accent, strong singing and the ability to move well also required. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone C3-G4.
EVANGELINE HARCOURT - Hope’s overbearing mother who is mainly concerned with money and social status. Sings with ensemble only.
MOONFACE MARTIN - A loveable gangster who is also loyal and willing to go the distance for a friend. Requires strong comic timing, plus the ability to sing and move well. VOCAL RANGE: Tenor Bb3-Gb4.
ERMA LATOUR - A playful, independent, impulsive, and loveably clueless “dame” – a typical 20’s “gun moll” with a ‘Joisey’ accent. Strong singing and dancing. VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo A4-C#5.
ELISHA WHITNEY - A successful Wall Street banker who is nearsighted and thinks he is always right. Ability to move well is a plus. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone C3-D4
REGINALD STRONG – Captain of the S. S. American. Ability to move well is a plus. VOCAL RANGE: Baritone.
MALE / FEMALE ENSEMBLE – Captain, Purser, Luke, John, Henry T. Dobson, Fred, FBI agents, Passengers, stowaways, and members of the crew of the S.S. American. All must sing and move well. Various roles will be cast from the ensemble.
About Anything Goes:
One of Broadway’s most popular revivals, Anything Goes docks at MST for both our ’19 and ‘19/’20 season. Set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and good old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart. Featuring the songs “De-Lovely,” “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “You’re the Top,” and “Anything Goes,” and an unforgettable score by Cole Porter.
Anything Goes Quick Hits:
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman
Directed by Lindsay Brahl
Choreography by Mackenzie Ranck
Music Direction by Steven Soltow
When: April 16th & 17th
Where: The Milburn Stone Theatre, Cecil College, One Seahawk Drive, North East, MD 21901
Sign-up time: 6:30pm
Audition time: 7pm
Dance Call: April 18th at 7pm
Callback: April 18th (immediately following dance call)
Performance dates: August 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Milburn Stone Theatre website: http://www.milburnstone.org
Box Office Phone Number: (410) 287-1037
Additional questions? Please email MST Artistic Director, Andrew John Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org