McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT and LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Audition Information
"GREASE"

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If you have any additional questions (after reading through the 411 below), please email me directly Julia@Florescasting.com 

With Gratitude Always,

Julia

FAQ/UPDATES:

All updates will be posted here. The newest information will be listed at the top. We will also date and time any new details so that you know you have the most current information.

 

GREASE is our last show of 2022 and I wanted to take a moment to tell you all how much you mean to me. You give so much of yourselves and bring such joy to my casting adventures. I am in awe of what you do on a daily basis and it's an honor to know and work with you. I hope that you take time to slow down a bit and really take in and enjoy the Holiday season. Here's to many more happy years together! ​​​​​

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  • 12/1: 12:15

    •  Very proud and happy to announce that we are now fully cast for GREASE! I love this unique, dynamic and heart-forward cast and I hope that you all enjoy every step of the adventure ahead. And again, my thanks to everyone for all of the time and talent you've shared with us; I have such respect and appreciation for all that you do and look forward to seeing you again soon! 

  • 11/2: 7:10pm

    • IMPORTANT NOTE FROM OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR:

      • "​Vocally, we are going for a more 50s period sound. When singing from the show, please avoid modern pop riffs or vocal “fireworks”. When in doubt, stick to the notes on the page. Thank you!"

    • PLEASE bring your HEADSHOT AND RESUME whenever you audition for me. Thank you!

  • 10/5: 1:40PM

    • TEEN ANGEL will double as VINCE FONTAINE, (or maybe Johnny Casino) so please prepare sides for all.

  • 10/4: 3:10pm

    • GUIDANCE: Yes...this is GREASE. Yes...these roles are iconic, but...I would love to see YOU shine through, your unique style and personality. Keep the story and text in mind, but I'm looking for Artists with heart and truth and fun. Don't feel 100% tied to rehashing someone else's version of these roles. It's our cast that will make this production special so ENJOY!

    • You are more than welcome to audition for more than one role. Just add it to your video upload. No need for additional approval.

  • FAQ:

    • There will be Equity and Non Equity Contracts

    • VIDEO AUDITIONS:

      • A gentle reminder that it is preferred that video auditions should be submitted via Eco Cast, but if this is not possible then submit directly (video@Florescasting.com) via Youtube, Vimeo or Dropbox.

      • We delete any emails submitted with direct downloads or google links, etc. 

      • Please submit all information requested in the VIDEO AUDITION CHECKLIST below. 

      • We would prefer it if the videos did not require passwords, but if you do use a password...make sure you send it in the email with your video link. ​​​​​

    • PLEASE BE CHECKING YOUR SPAM FOLDERS FOR EMAILS. Unfortunately, not everyone has been getting our emails, so check spam and then add us to your contact list. If you have an aol email address, more than likely, our emails will end up in your spam so please check there. Thank you!​​​​

    • Please let Casting know if you do not have local LA housing when you submit your video audition or before you come in live.

 

A SPECIAL NOTE FOR OUR ARTISTS:

As we begin casting and pre-production on GREASE, we are committed to addressing and amending character descriptions and text from the original 1972 Broadway script that are widely offensive and not aligned with the commitment of McCoy Rigby Productions continues to make to keep the theater safe, diversity, equitable and inclusive. We are actively making the necessary changes and they will be reflected by callbacks. 

McCoy Rigby Entertainment is committed to ensuring that you have the ability to create, work and thrive in a space that is free of racism, safe to voice experiences of trauma without retaliation and to continue to move towards an equitable and inclusive space for all.  McCoy Rigby Entertainment has pledged to elevate the standard of equity and inclusion for BIPOC through active and ongoing protocol changes. McCoy Rigby Entertainment is committed to continue to be in, and create, a space of learning for everyone in the company and the creative teams and artists we engage with throughout the season. We pledge to hold ourselves accountable, participate in hard and honest conversations, and create a space where everyone feels safe and supported to create their best work and thrive.

COVID PROTOCOLS

  • In order to keep our Artists and team safe, we will require a fully-vaccinated workplace, which means that all members of the company. All actors (von Trapp Children as well), crew members, musicians, and staff must be fully vaccinated. There are no exceptions.

  • We will also require weekly testing,.

  • All Actors who attend Live Auditions need to be fully vaccinated. We will be asking for proof of vaccination.

DATES:

1st rehearsal: 1/3/23 Open: 1/20   Closing: 2/12

NOTE: The production will travel to Folsom Theatre in Sacramento immediately after the LMT closing. Close is 2/19. 

CONTRACTS

  • Equity: $983/week

  • Non-union: $544/week (with EMC point)

 

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Days and time are subject to change, but this is more than likely what our schedule will be:

 

REHEARSALS: La Mirada at the Rehearsal Hall (15519 Phoebe Avenue) 

Until tech week, rehearsals will be from either 11am-7pm or 12pm to 8pm Tuesday through Friday.
Rehearsals have been tentatively set for 10am to 6pm or 11am-7pm on the weekends


PERFORMANCES: Six show week: Thurs. at 7:30pm; Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm; Sundays (matinee and evening)

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Please audition ONLY if these dates and terms are agreeable to you.

Please clear any/all conflicts with Flores Casting prior to your audition info@florescating.com

Thank you!

AUDITION MATERIAL: 

 

 

LIVE AUDITION CHECKLIST:

  • Please clear ANY AND ALL conflicts with Julia Flores BEFORE you audition

  • Please email COVID Vax card before your audition date info@Florescasting.com

  • Please bring your Headshot and Resume

  • Please bring a copy of your Actor Contact Sheet  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ia3buakmzmgr4we/AACkg3P_v6mScU_ZWvU6mEbca?dl=0

  • Please bring Audition sides for the role(s) you have been asked to read and any others you are interested in

  • GENERAL NOTES: 

    • After 2+ years of being mostly on camera, many actors have let their stage muscles slacken a bit. I'm talking about the size of your voice (both volume and placement) and the size of your bodies. Take up space. Use your full instrument. And remember- La Mirada Theatre is a 1,251 seat theater and we need you to play to the last row.

    • Keep the style and the period of the piece in mind.

    • The Students are blue collar misfits who are still finding their way. They are not straight-laced and legit. Play and enjoy finding these characters (not caricatures though); that's what will make this fun for everyone!

    • We will ask everyone to please wear a mask while in the lobby area and inside the audition room until you audition. You are more than welcome to keep your mask on throughout though if you feel more comfortable and/or have recently been sick or exposed to COVID. 

FINAL PRODUCER CALLBACK: LOCATION/DATE/ WHO WILL BE THERE:

PRODUCER CALLBACK: Tuesday, November 29th

LOCATIONLa Mirada Rehearsal Hall 15519 Phoebe Avenue La Mirada 

Who Will Be There: Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby (Producers), BT McNicholl (LMT Producer),  Kari Hayter (Director), Ryan O'Connell (Music Director), Christopher Albrecht (Choreographer), Julia Flores (Casting Director), Ricky Abilez (EDI Consultant), Moselle Davis-Kaufman (Casting Assistant/Reader), and Rod Bagheri (Accompanist)

UNDERSTUDY INFORMATION:

  • We will be hiring two offstage understudies and will also be assigning understudy spots to some of the onstage actors

  • Understudies will only go on if someone is out sick.

  • Typically, understudy rehearsals are scheduled on the first and second Thursdays after opening. 

  • Offstage Understudies (there will be two) will be asked to come to the theatre for all performances and (as of now) you will be asked to stay for the duration of the show. 

VIDEO AUDITION CHECKLIST:​​

  • Video Auditions are by invitation. 

  • A gentle reminder that it is preferred that video auditions should be submitted via Eco Cast, but if this is not possible, then you may submit directly (video@Florescasting.com) via Youtube, Vimeo or Dropbox. We will not view auditions submitted with direct downloads or google links, etc. 

  • If you are emailing your video audition, please include the role you're auditioning for in the subject line of the email and in the body of the email

  • Include:

    • A full body view. You can introduce yourself or chat while you do this so it's not 100% awkward ;)

    • Requested audition material (see Dropbox link above) text sides, vocal sides for the character(s) as well as  "We Go Together" .

    • Contact Sheet (see Dropbox link above)

    • Headshot and Resume​ (if not sent via Eco Cast)

BREAKDOWN
 

NOTE: Yes...this is GREASE. Yes...these roles are iconic, but...we would love to see YOU shine through, your unique style and personality. Keep the story and text in mind, but we are looking for Artists with heart and truth and fun. Don't feel 100% tied to rehashing someone else's version of these roles. It's our cast that will make this production special so ENJOY!

Sandy Dumbrowski: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Female. Open to all ethnicities. Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute. However, must be able to play sassy and sultry after her transformation. Soprano/Belter, A3-G5

 

Danny Zuko: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. The leader of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Leading man good looks with an air of cool, easy-going charm. Strong and confident. Tenor, D3-B4, with a strong falsetto up to D5

 

Rizzo: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Female. Open to all ethnicities. Leader of the “Pink Ladies”. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken, but also vulnerable at times. Alto/Belter, A3-G5


Kenickie: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. Second-in-command of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Rough around the edges, surly, avoids any show of softness. Has an off-beat sense of humor.  Bari-tenor, C3-G4

 

Frenchy: To play 18-20 Character identifies as Female. Open to all ethnicities. A dreamer. Good natured. Not the greatest student. Heavily made-up, fussy about her appearance – particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Mezzo/Belter, A3-G5


Marty: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Female. Open to all ethnicities. The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies. Puts on an act of sophistication but, in reality, she has the same issues and doubts as her other teen friends.  Alto, A3-G5

Jan: To play 18-20. Character identifies as female. Open to all ethnicities. Speaks her mind without editing with the girls, but can be more reserved with the boys. Totally at ease with who she is; no filter. Natural sense of humor.

 

Doody: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. Youngest of the guys. Slight in build with a disarming smile and a hero-worshiping attitude toward the other guys.  Guitar skills a plus. Tenor, D3-C5 

 

Roger: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. The ‘anything for a laugh’ type. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. Tenor, D3-A4, with a strong falsetto

 

Sonny: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. A wannabe tough guy who thinks he’s a real charmer with the ladies. Baritone, G2-G4 

 

Eugene: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. The class valedictorian. Physically awkward. A “nerd”. Smug and pompous, but gullible. Bari-tenor or Tenor

 

Johnny Casino: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. A ‘greaser’ student at Rydell who energetically leads a rock’n’roll band and likes to think of himself as a real rock’n’roll idol (like Elvis).  Bari-Tenor or Tenor, G3-E4

 
Patty: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Female. Open to all ethnicities. An All American cheerleader. Attractive and athletic. Confident and given to burst of disconcerting enthusiasm. Can twirl a baton. Alto.


Cha-Cha: To play 18-20. Character identifies as Female. Open to all ethnicities. She was really not the "bombshell" that Kenicke was hoping she'd be. Our Cha-Cha is definitely not like the movie Cha-Cha". She takes pride in being ‘the best dancer at St Bernadette’s’.  Strong dancer. Alto, A3-C5

 

Miss Lynch: 40-50. Character identifies as Female. Open to all ethnicities. The Rydell High School Head Mistress. Strict, demanding teacher, who would like to consider herself ‘hip’, but she definitely isn’t.  

 

Vince Fontaine: 35-45. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. A typical ‘teen audience’ radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran ‘greaser’. 

 

Teen Angel: 30-45. Character identifies as Male. Open to all ethnicities. A charming and handsome, falsetto voiced crooner. A singer who would have caused his audience to scream and riot back in 1958. Tenor, E3-G4, with strong falsetto up to E5