CALL TO AUDITION – SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

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AUDITIONS

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL

Featuring Songs By THE BEE GEES

Tuesday May 9, 7:00pm

Thursday May 11, 7:00pm

Callbacks if needed will be held Friday May 12, 7:00pm

We will accept video auditions if you’re not in town.  Please send to Jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org

Please prepare a song from the era (1970’s), 16-32 bars of pop song, you can pick something from the show.  A dance will be provided, you may be asked to read from the script.  Please provide your own tracks, the best would be to have them on your phone, we can plug it into our speakers.

 

Director: Michelle Petrucci

Choregrapher: Nikki Allred

Music Director: Roger Blankenship

Stage Manager: Kristin Kijanka

 

This musical adaptation of the 70’s classic film is the story of a talented, streetwise kid from Brooklyn who attempts to escape his dead-end life through dancing.  The score to Saturday Night Fever includes many disco-era hit by the Bee Gees.

 

Cast:

Tony Manero: (Lead/ Tenor to A) Plays 19, extremely handsome Brooklyn Italian. King of his circle. Projects machismo with a vulnerability beneath. Extremely charismatic. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong dancer with a killer pop/rock voice.

Annette: (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to Eb) Plays 18 – 20, attractive, Innocent, insecure, needy. She tries to mask her vulnerability with toughness. Believable Brooklyn accent. Strong dancer with show-stopping voice.

Bobby C: (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) Plays 18 – 20, awkward Brooklyn Italian. One of “the Faces” (Tony’s gang). Insecure and needy. A troubled soul who tries too hard. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a show-stopping pop voice.

Stephanie Mangano: (Principal/ Mezzo with belt to D) Plays 20, extremely beautiful Brooklyn Italian. Projects over confidence and pretension but is really a simple girl trying to be more than what she came from. Must be genuinely likable. Believable Brooklyn accent. Killer voice and very strong dancer.

Frank Junior:  (Principal/ Tenor to Ab) Plays 25 – 30, Tony’s brother. Brooklyn Italian, genuine, paternal, spiritual energy. Believable Brooklyn accent, strong mover with a strong pop/rock voice

Joey:  (Supporting)

Double J: (Supporting)

Gus: (Supporting)

Pauline; (Supporting)

Monty-the Club DJ:  lead, bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto; Plays 40-6-, versatile actor/singer/dancer.  Handsome, womanizing, high energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to 60’s free-spirited sexuality.

lead; bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto; plays 40–60, versatile actor/singer/dancer to play two roles. Monty: handsome, womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to ’60s free-spirited sexuality.lead; bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto; plays 40–60, versatile actor/singer/dancer to play two roles. Monty: handsome, womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to ’60s free-spirited sexuality.lead; bari-tenor to G with strong falsetto; plays 40–60, versatile actor/singer/dancer to play two roles. Monty: handsome, womanizing, high-energy, DJ with a genuinely likable nod to ’60s free-spirited sexuality.

Frank Manero: Tony’s Brooklyn Italian, iron-fisted father who leads with inflated pride in the face of unemployment.

Flo Manero: (Lead/ Mezzo) Plays 40 – 60. Tony’s Brooklyn Italian mother. Opinionated, devout Catholic. Movement a plus.

Grandma Manero

Linda Manero

Fusco-Tony’s boss

MALE ENSEMBLE – All ethnicities, 16-40s. Male dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters. Seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE: All ethinicties, 16-40’s, Female dancers who sing very well, to play various ensemble characters, seeking excellent, athletic dancers who sing.

The Lake Worth Playhouse is proud to announce our 2017/18 Season!

The Lake Worth Playhouse is proud to announce our 2017/18 Season!
A Letter from our Artistic Director, Jodie Dixon-Mears:
This is the time of year when we roll out next season. So, without further ado, here is what we have lined up for the 2017-2018 season of fun. We will kick off the summer in a big way and relive the disco era with Saturday Night Fever. Next we will move onto another musical with Bye Bye Birdie followed by the holiday classic A Christmas Story. We will journey back in time to the California gold rush with Paint Your Wagon, get our funny on with Lend Me a Tenor and close out the season with Oliver! Please join us by becoming a season subscriber. We have many options to accommodate everyone to help support the Playhouse.
Saturday Night Fever
July 6-23, 2017
Synopsis:
This musical adaptation of the 70’s classic film will have everyone singing along to the Bee Gees unforgettable music.  Everyone is looking for a way out, and Tony has found his through dance. Follow the journey of Tony and his friends as we relive the disco era in Brooklyn.  The score to Saturday Night Fever includes Stayin Alive, Boogie Shoes, You Should Be Dancing and many more.
Bye, Bye Birdie
October 12-29, 2017
Synopsis:
A loving send-up of the 1960’s small -town America, teenagers and rock & roll! Bye Bye Birdie will take us back to the days of Ed Sullivan and everyone’s teenage heartthrob. Conrad has been drafted and one lucky girl gets to kiss him goodbye on live TV. Featuring high energy songs and dances and all American fun.
A Christmas Story
November 16 – December 3, 2017
Synopsis:
He’s back! One boy, one holiday wish, and a world that seems to be conspiring to make it certain it doesn’t come true. Join us as in all its pink-bunny-suit, glowing-leg-lamp, triple-dog-daring glory. This is a perfect holiday treat for the whole family.

 
Paint Your Wagon
January 18 – February 4, 2018
Synopsis:
In California in May 1853, Ben Rumson strikes gold and establishes a community in his own name. The show follows the progress of the town as hundreds of men come to dig for gold. But there’s a problem: the town has no women! That is soon remedied and the town competes for the affections of too few women. Filled with gorgeous standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star,” Paint Your Wagon is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s sweepingly ambitious and surprisingly realistic take on freedom and family in the Gold Rush-happy America of 1853.

 
Lend Me A Tenor
March 1-18, 2018
It is the biggest night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. The world-famous tenor, Tito Merelli, “Il Stupendo,” is to perform his greatest role, Otello, at the ten-year anniversary gala season opener. Henry Saunders, the opera’s executive director, has high hopes that Merelli’s performance will put Cleveland on the operatic map. However, at the final dress rehearsal of Otello, Merelli is nowhere to be found, Saunders is in a panic, and, along with Max Garber, Saunders’s personal assistant, they scramble to figure out what to do. From here on, the play unfolds into a riotous and unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and renewed love! This screwball comedy is guaranteed to have you teary-eyed with laughter.
 
Oliver
April 12-29, 2018
Synopsis:
The award-winning musical adaptation of the classic Dicken’s novel springs to life with some of the most memorable characters and songs to ever hit the stage.  Follow Oliver’s journey on the streets of Victorian England from poor house to pickpocket and finally the true love of family.  Oliver! Is a musical theatre masterpiece.
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ABOUT LAKE WORTH PLAYHOUSE     
Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth.  Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.
Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.

Legendary Ladies of Song at The Stonzek Theatre of Lake Worth Playhouse

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Legendary Ladies of Song: Side by Side
(performed in our Stonzek Theatre)
March 10-12, 2017
$25
Performance Dates:
Friday – March 10 – 8pm
Saturday – March 11 – 8pm
Sunday – March 12 – 2pm
Come see the previously sold out event you won’t forget!
Your favorite Playhouse Songbirds, Meri Ziev and Kelly DiLorenzo unite to bring you a night of Cabaret you won’t forget! Come out for a night of cabaret! Featuring the standards of your favorite Chanteuses. This show features classic standards of your favorite legendary ladies of song… Liza Minelli, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, and others!
FEATURING
Meri Ziev (Bloody Mary from South Pacific)
and
Kelly DiLorenzo (Eva Peron from Evita)
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Meri Ziev is an award-winning performer who was honored for Outstanding Performances, as “Lady Thiang” in The King and I, and for her portrayal of “Bloody Mary” in South Pacific! She has performed all over South Florida in small and large ensembles and in a duet show, “A Celebration of Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme.”
Kelly DiLorenzo has a vast history of musical theater. She played Fantine in Les Miserable, Belle in Beauty and The Beast, Jasmine in Aladdin, Mame Dennis in Mame, the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Louise in Gypsy and the list of shows goes on and on. Kelly has also performed in Europe, Singapore and Indonesia . She has also starred in many cruise line productions including Guys & Dolls, Phantom of the Opera, Anything Goes, On The Town and Cats.
Accompanying them on the piano will be Roger Blankenship who brings many years of experience.
Here’s what people are saying:
“The perfect combination of music AND personalities! These ladies shine!”
– David Scism, Director of Entertainment, Five Star Premier Hollywood
“Simply Sensational! From sentimental to sexy.”
– Pennington of Dunlap & Pennington, Concert Artists
“We sold more tickets to this performance than any other show this season.  You Ladies put on a wonderful show and everyone really enjoyed it!”
– Norman Krameisen, Theatre Chairman, The Palace Theatre at Kings Point Tamarac
“Meri and Kelly really stand out, because they have live piano accompaniment, and they REALLY sing!” 
– Elissa Solomon, Big Beat Productions, Inc.
“I have worked here for two years and this is by far the best show they have had here ever!”
– Daniel Caso, Technical Director, Bellaggio Lake Worth

Call to Audition: Black Box Series “Good People”

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Audition Notice:
Playhouse Black Box Series
GOOD PEOPLE by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Daniel Eilola

When: March 14th and 15th at 7pm

Where: Stonzek Studio Theatre at the Lake Worth Playhouse

What to prepare: One-minute contemporary monologue (be prepared to read from the script)

Production Dates: April 27th – May 7th 2017

Synopsis:
Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.

Roles:
Margie: Female, 40 – 50
a woman from a blue-collar family in South Boston. She is poorly educated and debt strapped, with a disabled kid at home. She is filled with resentment, fear and need. She is searching for a way out of her situation when she remembers someone from her past who has made good. She attempts to reconnect with him, but he has long since left the world that she is still in.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Stevie: Male, 25-35
Margie’s boss at the Dollar store, and still maintains their friendship after he fires her. He is a nice guy who is often made fun of by colleagues.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Dottie: Female, 65-75
Margie’s landlady who also takes care of Margie’s child who has a disability. Dottie is patient with Margie and her constant financial woes but only to a point. Dottie is not in a position to be giving away free housing and does need to get paid at the end of the day
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Jean: Female, 40-50
a loyal friend to Margie, there when she needs her. She has a comic edge to her and uses that humor to make tough situations feel better.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Mike: Male, 40-50
grew up in the same neighborhood as Margie, but has gone beyond the blue-collar lifestyle he grew up in. He is now a doctor living with his wife (Kate) who is nothing like the women of Southie. He is clinging on to his new life just waiting for the inner-Southie in him to come in and destroy what he has created for himself.
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Kate: Female, 25-35
the opposite of the other characters in so many ways. She is a kind, well educated, has manners and grew up privileged. She is a college professor and although she can be pushed a little bit she will fight if you push her too hard. She is married to Mike.
Ethnicity: African American

Call to Audition: They’re Playing our Song

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AUDITIONS

They’re Playing our Song

Book by Neil Simon

Music by Marvin Hamlish

Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager

 

DIRECTOR:  Clayton Philips

CHOREOGRAPHER:  Nicole Perry

MUSIC DIRECTOR: Roger Blankenship

 

Audition dates: Tuesday January 31 at 7:00pm and Wednesday February 1, at 7:00pm

Auditions will be held in the main theatre, please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out forms, no appointment is necessary.

 

Please prepare:  Either a pop song from the era (1979) or a song from the show.  Please pick a song that best shows your vocal range, that being top and bottom notes.  We will have readings from the script and a dance will be provided.

Please provide music with your audition, it can be karaoke tracks on your cell phone or a CD. All auditioning must have music.

America’s premier funny man (Neil Simon) and the Tony Award-winning composer of A Chorus Line collaborated on this hit musical, a funny, romantic show about an established composer and his relationship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carole Bayer Sager. Professionally, their relationship works beautifully-but ultimately leads to conflict on the home front. Of course, there’s a happy ending.

 

CHARACTERS:

 

VERNON GERSCH – an established composer, age range: 30-40 vocal range: Baritone.  If you can play the piano it’s a plus but not necessary.
SONIA WALSK – a young lyricist. Age range: late 20’s- 35. Vocal range: mezzo/soprano. Has just gone through a break up of a long term relationship, very eclectic
VOICES OF VERNON GERSCH – 3 men, these are three backup singers and dancers
VOICES OF SONIA WALSK – 3 women, also backup singers and dancers.

 

Nontraditional casting.  If you’re right for the part you will be considered.

 

Contact Jodie Dixon with any questions: jodie@lakeworthplayhouse.org

 

 

 

Call to Audition: Black Box Series “New Country”

 

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Playhouse Black Box Series Auditions

December 12th & 13 at 7pm – 10pm (open call)

Stonzek Studio Theatre

 

New Country by Mark Roberts

Directed by Daniel Eilola

 

Prepare:

*One minute contemporary monologue

*Be prepared to read from the script

*Heavy southern accents needed for some roles.

 

Cast:

Uncle Jim – 60/70’s, Justin’s outrageous and politically incorrect pig farming uncle  (Role has already been cast)

 

Paul – 40’s/50’s, authoritative, controlling country music manager; can be persuasive & manipulative; strong Southern accent; often has a lot to say.

 

Justin – Early to mid-20’s, handsome, swaggering country music star; strong Southern accent; totally sure of his own entitlement.

 

Chuck – country music manager; strong Southern accent; a bit ridiculous; convinced that he deserves what he wants.

 

Ollie – early 20’s, hotel staff; assertive, very ambitious; strong Southern accent; requires great comic timing.

 

Sharon – Mid 30’s, Justin’s vigilante, scorned ex-girlfriend.

 

**Please note this production contains very strong language and adult situations**

 

Production Dates:

 

February 2nd – 12th, 2017

 

For further information please contact Daniel Eilola at daniel@lakeworthplayhouse.org.

Spend the Holidays with The Lake Worth Playhouse!

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This season come spend the holidays with the Lake Worth Playhouse!
We have something for everyone,
but get your tickets ahead of time before they sell out!

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Winter Wonderland
Wednesday December 7, 2016

Performed by : Belle Glade Excel Charter & Plumosa School of the Arts after school programs
7 pm
FREE ADMISSION, NO TICKETS NECESSARY

 

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Divas Holiday Party
December 9, 2016 8:00pm

$15
Take a moment to enjoy yourself during the Holidays! Join our favorite Queens as your favorite Holiday Divas! Including Songs, Skits & a Comically good time! Buy your tickets early…tickets sell out fast!

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE RADIO PLAY
ADAPTED FROM THE ORIGINAL ORSON WELLES RADIO DRAMA
December 10, 2016 7:00pm
December 11, 2016 2:00pm

Adults $25, Kids 12 and under $15
The Lake Worth Playhouse rings in the Holiday Season with the Orson Welles radio drama version of the Charles Dickens holiday classic A Christmas Carol. This adapted version of the classic radio play will be brought to life on our stage complete with live sound effects. Travel back in time with us to the golden age of radio drama as we tell the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to discover the real meaning of Christmas. This live interactive performance is the perfect way to usher in the holiday season for the whole family!

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Downtown Dance – A Nightmare Before Christmas
December 18, 2016

On-line sales will begin at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 14
Direct Box Office Sales will begin at 10:00 am on Monday, November 14
On-Line Sales will end at 11:30 pm (day-prior to show date) on Saturday, Dec. 17.
(2) Performances: 12:00 noon and 5:00 pm
Advance Tickets – $15
Day-of-Show Tickets – $20 – Thru the box office only (561-586-6410)

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Ballet Atlantica – Clara’s Dream
December 20, 2016

A TRUE HOLIDAY TREAT!
Featuring the glorious music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky,
a wonderful cast, guest artists and innovative choreography!
Ticket Prices:On-Line Sales will end at 11:30 pm on 12-19-16.
Orchestra: $20 (Day of performance: $25) (day of show tickets direct thru box office only at 561-586-6410)
Mezzanine: $15 (Day of Performance: $20) (day of show tickets direct thru box office only at 561-586-6410)

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Jimmy Mazz New Year’s Eve: Remember When …Music Of The 50’s, 60’s & 70’s
December 31, 2016

What do you get when American Bandstand Meets The Mod Squad ? You get a top quality, high energy, multi-decade, crazy hip and very cool show, that’s what!

Remember When… Music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s takes you on a chronological zig-zag through all the great music of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies featuring the dynamic Jimmy Mazz. Jimmy’s thirty-five years as an entertainer have been rooted in the good old days of Vegas-style entertainment, but with a contemporary twist. As a full time professional singer and entertainer Jimmy has toured Europe and has had appearances in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.

Relive these memorable years as you go Cruisin’, Swingin’ and Groovin’ through the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. You’re sure to “dig it” you crazy hip daddy-O’s. What a ride!

Options available:

General Admission
$40 – Admission to the show, complimentary light hors d’oeuvres, complimentary champagne toast to ring in the New Year.

Dinner and a Show at Paradiso Ristorante
$98 (does not include tips/gratuity)– Enliven all the senses with a winning combination of culture and cuisine by choosing our dinner and a show package. Usher in the New Year in style with premium seating for the show along with a special dinner package with Paradiso Ristorante, an elegant restaurant in Downtown Lake Worth that specializes in Italian regional and continental cuisine (Dinner at Paradiso Ristorante: Reservations between 5pm and 6pm – show at 8pm).

 

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Lake Worth Playhouse is located at 713 Lake Ave in Downtown Lake Worth. Valet Parking is available for $5. Street and lot parking is also available.

Lake Worth Playhouse is a non-profit community theatre with a diverse array of offerings, including award-winning dramas, comedies, musicals, area premieres, Broadway favorites, children’s shows, ballets and operas on film, live concerts, improv comedy and alternative programming. In addition to its main stage theatrical fare, the Playhouse presents year-round independent and foreign films in the Stonzek Theatre, an intimate black-box style theatre equipped with a large viewing screen and high-definition projection. The Playhouse is proud to offer a variety of educational programs for adults and children, as well as community outreach initiatives that bring cultural programs into the neighborhoods of underserved youth and also make theatre available free of charge for disadvantaged citizens in the community.