Casting Call for City of Buena Park Production of Grease
The Fine Arts Division, in association with STS Productions, is proud to present, "Grease" - book, lyrics, and music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. The show will run August 5 - 27, 2016 at the Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90620.
Open-call auditions will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the Buena Park Community center, 6688 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, 90621. Additional auditions will be 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., June 13 and June 14 at Archway Theatre, 10509 Burbank Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91601. Please bring your headshot, resume, and mp3 accompaniment to sing 32 bars of music. Also, please be prepared to learn a short dance routine.
ABOUT GREASE: Rydell High's senior class of 1959 returns for their 20-year reunion to relive their best high school memories. The duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoke the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin’", "It's Raining on Prom Night", "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An 8-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place "Grease" among the world's most popular musicals.
DANNY ZUKO: Male, 35-40 (Range: tenor, D4–B5) The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm
SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female, 35-40 (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5) New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.
BETTY RIZZO: Female, 35-40 (Range: Alto A3–C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.
FRENCHY: Female, 35-40 (Range: Alto, A3–D5) A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can't wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.
MARTY: Female, 35-40 (Range Alto, C4–C5) The 'beauty' of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.
JAN: Female, 35-40 (Range: Alto, A3-C5) Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.
DOODY: Male, 35-40 (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.
KENICKIE: Male, 35-40 (Range: Tenor, C4–F5) The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.
SONNY LATIERRI: Male, 35-40 (Range: baritone, G3–A5) A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he's a real lady-killer.
ROGER: Male, 35-40 (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.
VINCE FONTAINE: Male, 50-65 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A typical 'teen audience' disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran 'Greaser.'
CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female, 35-40 (Range: Alto, C4–C5) The best dancer at St. Bernadette's; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.
EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male, 35-40 (Range: Tenor, A3–E5) The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He's a typical 'apple-polisher' - both smug and pompous, but gullible.
JOHNNY CASINO: Male, 35-40 (Range: Tenor, G4-E5) All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.
MISS LYNCH: Female, 50-70 (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.
PATTY SIMCOX: Female, 35-40 (Range: Alto, D4-A4) A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She's a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.
TEEN ANGEL: Male, 30-45 (Range: Tenor, E4–F5) Frenchy's suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.
For more information, please call the Community Services Department, Fine Arts Division at (714) 562-3868.