It’s Audition Time!
A WOPBOP A LOO BOP- do we have a show for you!
Audition for GREASE!
Rated PG13 and open to ages 13 and up.
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking 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 eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world’s most popular musicals.
GREASE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com
Fridays & Saturdays at 7 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 2 PM
Directed by Callison Hopkins
Choreography by Lexie Lang
Vocal Direction by Caitlyn Smith
Kudzu Playhouse is casting all roles for our upcoming production of GREASE.
WHO: Ages 13 and up. No roles have been pre-cast.
WHAT TO BRING: Please bring an 8”x10” headshot and résumé stapled together. If you do not have an 8”x10” headshot, please bring a recent color photo. Bring a completed AUDITION FORM detailing all conflicts with the rehearsal schedule.
AUDITIONS: Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Vocal AND dance auditions are required for all potential cast members.
- Vocal auditions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You must sign up for a vocal audition. Each vocal appointment will last 5 minutes. Click here to RESERVE AN AUDITION SLOT
- Dance auditions are at 4 p.m. for all participants. You do not need to sign up for dance auditions, but the dance component is part of your audition, so please plan to attend.
- Callbacks will be held on Sunday afternoon, September 18, by invitation only.
WHAT TO PREPARE for VOCAL AUDITIONS: Prepare a 32-bar cut (60-90 seconds) from a song in the show. You must sing from this show. Accompaniment tracks are available on YouTube, at the link below. Please have your music cued up to the appropriate starting spot on your device when you come for your vocal audition.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOR DANCE AUDITIONS: Please come prepared to dance with appropriate clothing and footwear. No flip-flops or bare feet.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin the week of September 19, 2022, and will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. There may be a few Sunday afternoons, as needed. Tech week rehearsals will be every day.
- While you should not expect to be required at every rehearsal, you are expected to provide a list of conflicts for all days between the start of rehearsals and the last day of performances. Attendance at all rehearsals during Tech Week (the week before opening night) and at all performances is mandatory.
If cast in this production, all cast members are required to pay a $45 Participation Fee. $5 of this fee goes towards Kudzu’s microphone campaign.
Email [email protected] for more information about the show or with any questions.
The leader of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Well built, good looking, with an air of cool, easy-going charm. Strong and confident. Grease (Company), Summer Nights (with Sandy), Alone at the Drive in (Solo), Greased Lightnin’ (with Kenickie & Burger Palace Boys), We Go Together (Company), You’re The One That I Want (with Sandy) – Male Identifying, All ethnicities, Excellent dancer D – High B Good Falsetto to High Db (optional)
Second-in-command of the “Burger Palace Boys”. Tough looking, tattooed, surly, avoids any show of softness. Has an off-beat sense of humor. Male Identifying, All ethnicities, Greased Lightnin’ (Lead) D – F#
Youngest of the guys. Small, boyish, open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshiping attitude toward the other guys. Male Identifying, All ethnicities, Plays guitar (optional). Those Magic Changes (Lead), Rock’n’Roll Party Queen (with Roger), Greased Lightnin’ (with Kenickie & Burger Palace Boys), D – G Good Falsetto to high Eb (optional)
The ‘anything for a laugh’ stocky type. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. Male Identifying, All ethnicities. Mooning (with Jan), Greased Lightnin’ (with Kenickie & Burger Palace Boys), F – G
A wannabe tough guy who thinks he’s a real lady killer. Male Identifying, All ethnicities. Greased Lightnin’ (with Kenickie & Burger Palace Boys)
The class valedictorian. Physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high pitched voice. A nerdy apple polisher, smug and pompous but gullible. Male Identifying, All ethnicities. Alma Mater
Adult, a typical ‘teen audience’ radio disc jockey. Slick, egotistical, fast-talking. A veteran ‘greaser’. Male Identifying, All ethnicities, Possibly doubling role with Teen Angel.
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). Male Identifying, All ethnicities. Shaking at the High School Hop (Lead), Born to Hand Jive (Lead) Good energetic solo performer A – C Good Falsetto to High C (optional)
A good looking, falsetto voiced crooner. A singer who would have caused the girls (and women) to scream and riot back in 1958. Male Identifying, All ethnicities. Beauty School Dropout (Lead) Good dancer E – B Good Falsetto to E. Possibly doubling with Vince Vontaine.
Danny’s love interest. Sweet, wholesome, naïve, cute. However, must be able to play sassy and sultry after her transformation. Female Identifying, All ethnicities, A – D Summer Nights (with Danny), It’s Raining on Prom Night (duet with Soloist), Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee – Reprise (Solo), Hopelessly Devoted To You (Solo), – You’re The One That I Want (with Danny) A – C
Leader of the “Pink Ladies”. She is tough, sarcastic and outspoken, but vulnerable during a pregnancy scare. Unconventional good looks. Female Identifying, All ethnicities Look At Me I’m Sandra Dee (Lead), There Are Worse Things I Could Do (Solo), Freddy My Love (with Marty and Pink Ladies)
A dreamer. Good natured but a little dumb. Heavily made-up, fussy about her appearance – particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Female Identifying, All ethnicities, Freddy My Love (with Marty and Pink Ladies)
The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies. Pretty, looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. Female Identifying, All ethnicities. Freddy My Love (Lead with Pink Ladies) C – Db
Energetic, bubbly, and eating all the time! Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with the boys. Female Identifying, All ethnicities. Freddy My Love (with Marty and Pink Ladies), Mooning (With Roger) Bb – Bb
A typical all American cheerleader. Attractive and athletic. Aggressive, sure of herself, given to burst of disconcerting enthusiasm. Catty. Female Identifying, All ethnicities, Alma Mater Cheerleading / Baton Swirling (optional)
Kenickie’s blind date, who dances the Hand Jive with Danny. Sexy, fiesty and overly confident. Is, and takes pride in being ‘the best dancer at St Bernadette’s’. Female Identifying, All ethnicities. Non-singing excellent dancer
The Rydell High School Head Mistress. Strict, demanding teacher, who would like to consider herself ‘hip’, but she definitely isn’t. Female Identifying, All ethnicities, Alma Mater (badly) Doesn’t need to be a good singer. May double as waitress in burger palace.
2-4 ensemble numbers. Will sing and dance in all group numbers, Cha-Cha and Johnny Casino will be part of the ensemble. All ranges needed. Male and Female Identifying, All ethnicities. Alma Mater, Grease, Summer Nights, Magic Changes, Greased Lightnin’, We Go Together, Shakin’ at the High School Hop, Hand Jive, You’re the One that I Want.