Jenny Wiley Theatre
Pikeville, KY 41501
White Christmas - New York Appointments
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Based Upon the Paramount Pictures Film Written For the Screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank
Book by David Ives and Paul Blake
Director/Choreographer: Brian J. Swasey (present at auditions)
Producer/Managing Director: Holly Doggett (present at auditions)
Music Director: TBA
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming musical adaptation features seventeen Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. The dazzling score features well known standards including Blue Skies, I Love A Piano, How Deep Is the Ocean and the perennial favorite, White Christmas. WHITE CHRISTMAS is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.
First rehearsal: November 3rd, 2014
Production Dates: November 20th, 2014-December 21st, 2014
$300-$400 a week, based on role (non-union). Some equity guest contracts available. Housing and transportation reimbursement to/from Kentucky provided.
ROLES AVAILABLE (please note that some roles may be cast locally):
Bob Wallace: Late 20’s to mid 30’s, a superb singer with a crooning style who moves well, a principled man searching for love (Bing Crosby in the film)
Phil Davis: Late 20’s to mid 30’s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a song-and-dance comic performer, a ladies man (Danny Kaye in the film)
Betty Haynes: mid to late 20’s, a female singer of quiet beauty and charm who must move well the older and wiser of the sister duo (Rosemary Clooney in the film)
Judy Haynes: early 20’s, strong jazz and tap-dancing needed – a major song and dance performer, the younger and more outgoing of the sister duo (Vera-Ellen in the film)
Henry Waverly: late 50’s to mid 60’s, a former General who now owns an Inn – predominately non-singing role
Martha Watson: late 40’s to mid 60’s, a winning, appealing character-comedienne, the house keeper – big belt
Ralph Sheldrake: mid to late 30’s – An army buddy of Bob and Phil’s who now works for the Ed Sullivan show
Ezekial Foster/Snoring Man: mid 40’s to late 50’s – a man at the Inn, a man on the train
Mike/Ed Sullivan Announcer: mid 20’s to late 30’s, Bob and Phil’s stage manager – over the top
4-6 Male Ensemble members (includes Clubgoers, Train Passengers, Inn Guests, etc.): Very strong singers and versatile dancers who can handle ballroom, jazz, and tap styles
6 Female Ensemble members (includes Rita and Rhoda, Mrs. Snoring Man, Seamstresses, Cigarette Girls Inn Guests, Train Passengers, etc.): Very strong singers and versatile dancers who can handle ballroom, jazz, and tap styles
BY APPOINTMENT: Wednesday - September 17, 2014
10:00-6:00 (1:00-2:00 Lunch)
Dance callback will be held the morning of Thursday – September 18th with singing/sides that afternoon.
519 Eighth Avenue – 12th Floor – Please check the boards day of for room
Please email our casting personnel at JWTAuditions@gmail.com by 9/7/14. Include headshot, resume, and a cover letter with the role(s) you are interested in and availability on the 17th. If given an appointment, you will be asked to prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided- please bring sheet music in the correct key. Also provide a hard copy of your headshot and resume stapled together.