On The Town

On The Town

October 12 - October 28, 2018

Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave Northbrook, IL 60062

ON THE TOWN, the energetic wartime musical about three sailors on a 24-hour leave in New York City, features thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein with playful lyrics and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show’s celebrated score includes a number of musical theatre standards, including "Come Up to My Place," "I Can Cook, Too," "Some Other Time" and "New York, New York."

Character Breakdown

Principal Roles - The Three Sailors:
Ozzie - Ages 22 – 42 Vocal range: Character baritone, F flat to C. Ozzie is the most worldly and most interested in meeting a girl for a fling during his day in the city

Chip - Ages 18 - 32. Vocal range: Baritone, G flat to G. Chip is the most naive and the one least interested in meeting a girl for a fling during his day in the City.

Gabey - Ages 22 - 42. Vocal range: Baritone, G flat to G. Gabey is the most prone to being a romantic.


Principal Roles – The Three Girls:
Claire - Ages 22 – 32. Soprano, low F to high C. Clair de Loone is a self-described “cold blood scientist,” an anthropologist to be precise who cannot control her impulses.

Hildy - Ages 20 – 32. Mezzo-soprano, low A to high G. Hildy is a cab driver who is desperately hungry for a man.

Ivy - Ages: 22 – 32. Mezzo-soprano, low C to high G. Ivy Smith is "Miss Turnstiles", and she is by turns an innocent as well as someone who is a bit conniving as she tries to get ahead.


Other Singing Roles:
Madame Dilly: - Ages 40 – 65. Mezzo-soprano, C to high E flat. Madame Dilly is Ivy’s singing teacher and very much a lush. She provides comic relief and is a bit of a conniver. Strong comedic presence.

Judge Pitkin: - Ages 35 – 65. Bass. Judge Pitkin is engaged to Clair de Loone. He is a bit too understanding of Clair’s problems with man.

Diana / Dolores: - Ages 22 – 35. Soprano. Diana Dream and Dolores Dolores are nightclub singers.

Workman 1: - Bass. Opens the show with the soulful lament, "I Feel Like I’m Not Out of Bed Yet."

Rajah Bimmy: - Ages 30 – 65. Bass. Rajah is the MC for a dancing show featuring Ivy. Will double as Miss Turnstiles announcer.

Male and Female Ensemble Parts both speaking and dancing


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Cast Members:

Production Staff:

Producer - Bradley A. Rose

Producer - David Shaw

Director and Choreographer - Dina DiCostanzo

Music Director and Conductor - Aaron Kaplan

Stage Manager - Erin Versosky

Scenic Director - Erin Hunter

Costume Designer - Alicia Biewer

Props Mistress - Carol Lee Wax


Auditions

  Tuesday, July 17 – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  Saturday, July 21 – 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  CALLBACKS – Monday, July 23 – starting at 6:00 PM
  West Ridge Center - 636 Ridge Road, HP
  All roles available for ages 14 and older
  Please prepare 16 bars of a song to sing and bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing in
  Rehearsal begin in early August. Specific dates/times TBD

Performances

  October 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 at 7:30 PM
  October 14, 21, 28 at 2:00 PM