Auditions

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Smokey Joe's Cafe Auditions: 
Sunday October 29, 6pm and Monday October 30, 6pm.

 

Cast requirements:

4 female
5 male
(three tenor/baritone, one bass, and one high tenor with the ability to sing falsetto)

This is a musical revue featuring 38 great rock and roll hits from the 50s and 60s written by Leiber and Stoller. There is no dialogue or acting between songs. 

Every performer must be a strong singer; each one solos or sings lead on several songs. All performers also sing vocal back-up on multiple songs, so it's essential that all performers be capable of singing harmony lines. Harmony parts will be taught; the ability to read music is not required, but will be a help. 

While the focus will be on singing, most of the songs are “acted out”; performers must have the ability to move to the music and “sell” the songs to the audience. Our choreographer will be Terri Williams.

Performers auditioning are requested to be familiar with Smokey Joe's Cafeand to audition with two songs from the show. You can research beforehand by looking at the Broadway production, which can be seen on YouTube (email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the link). While our production will by no means be a carbon copy, watching the original will provide a good sense of the format and style.

Rehearsals will begin Wednesday Nov 1st. This may seem a long rehearsal period, but we'll have a lot of work to do (38 songs!), and the holidays fall during this period.

Smokey Joe's Cafe will be a lot of fun, so if you have a strong voice and love to perform, we want to see you at auditions!

Director/musical director - Brian Stuart. (Brian has musically directed numerous musicals for community theatre, and played in pit orchestras for countless more.) 

Performance dates January 19th thru February 4th.

Commitment

Time requirement varies based on shows, but generally rehearsals are 4 days per week for 5–8 weeks, approximately 3 to 4 hours per day in the evening from 6PM-9PM, plus 10 performances over 3 weekends. Not all cast members are scheduled for every rehearsal. But ALL cast must attend every rehearsal the week before opening (tech week).