42nd Street

By Mark Bramble & Michael Stewart

Directed by Thomas J. Kasdorf & Matt Starika-Jolivet

"Come and hear, those dancing feet!," in this quintessential backstage musical comedy. A delightful musical fable with some of the most recognizable Broadway tunes including "Lullaby Of Broadway," "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me," and "We're In The Money!"

Produced by Middleton Players Theatre at Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School, 2100 Bristol Street, Middleton

Performances: June 29 - July 2, 2017

Performance Times:
June 29 - July 1 @ 7:30pm, July 2 at 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: $25 adults, $20 seniors, $15 students

Call 1-800-838-3006 for reservations or more information.

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Middleton Players Theatre will hold open call auditions for our 2017 Summer Season on Friday, October 7th and Saturday, October 8th. Auditions will be held at Clark Street Community School at 2429 Clark Street, Middleton, WI 53562.

Anyone auditioning for our 2017 season shows will need to prepare 16-32 bars of a Classic/Traditional Musical Theatre piece and 16-32 bars of a Modern/Contemporary Musical Theatre piece. An accompanist will be provided. Please make sure to bring sheet music for your song, in the appropriate key. All tempos, dynamics, and cuts should be clearly marked and placed in a 3-ring folder (no loose sheet music). An accompanist will be provided. Pre-recorded accompaniments and or/acapella auditions will not be accepted.
Pre-sign up for audition times is required. Walk-in auditions will only be taken if time allows.
A headshot/resume is not required, but is strongly suggested.

There will be no open call audition this year. Dance call audition is by invite only, and will only be assessed for those auditioning/being called back for 42nd Street. If you are selected for consideration in 42nd Street, you will need to attend the dance callback (date/time listed below). Please wear comfortable clothing or dancewear. Tap shoes are not required, but strongly suggested. If you don’t have tap shoes, please wear hard sole shoes or character shoes.

Friday, October 7 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 8 - 10:00am to 10:00pm

The Full Monty - Sunday, October 9, 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Clark Street Community School)
42nd Street (vocal) - Sunday, October 9, 3:00 to 4:30pm (Clark Street Community School)
42nd Street (dance) - Sunday, October 9, 5:00 to 7:00pm (Middleton Performing Arts Center)
Ragtime - Monday, October 10, 7:00pm to 10:00pm (Middleton Performing Arts Center)

For more information, please visit our website at www.middletonplayers.com
For questions about auditions, please email us at mptdirectors@gmail.com

Character Breakdown

42nd STREET is a high energy, Golden-age musical comedy farce. All characters will need to have some ability to dance well. The majority, if not all of the cast will need to tap.

Dorothy Brock - A past-her-prime and well-known, Broadway diva. She is supposed to be the female lead in Pretty Lady because she is dating Abner who is paying for the show. While very selfish and mean to everyone at first, she comes to understand what’s really important in life after breaking her ankle and therefore unable to perform. Low Alto. She is not a great dancer, but some basic movement required.

Peggy Sawyer - A young, starry-eyed, naive, and humble chorus girl who assumes the Lead role in Pretty Lady when Dorothy breaks her ankle. She is the triple threat in the show - must sing, act, and dance (tap) very well. Alto-mezzo soprano: should belt and be able to easily transition to head voice.

Julian Marsh - Famous, but notorious, Broadway director who comes off very gruff as he barks his directions at actors and crew. Voice: Baritone : range D to high G. Dancing: Light

Billy Lawlor - The youthful, leading tenor in Pretty Lady. Voice: very high tenor. Dancing: very strong, especially in tap.

Maggie Jones - One of the writers for Pretty Lady. Comedic role. Alto-Mezzo soprano: A b below middle C to C. Some dance required.

Bert Barry - One of the writers for Pretty Lady. Comedic role. Tenor: range C to high F. Some dance required.

Pat Denning - Former vaudeville partner of Dorothy's and her secret romantic partner. Vocal range: D to Eb

Andy Lee
- Choreographer/Dance Director of Pretty Lady. Dancing: Intense, especially tap.

Abner Dillon - Financial backer of Pretty Lady and Dorothy's "sugar daddy" from Texas. He doesn’t realize Dorothy is only with him because of his money. Mostly speaking role..

Ann Reilly - (“Anytime Annie”) Sassy chorus girl in Pretty Lady. Heavy dance role (tap) who can also sing (belt).

Oscar - Onstage rehearsal pianist for the show Pretty Lady. It would be a plus if he could really play piano well, but not mandatory.

Mac - Stage Manager.

Lorraine Flemming, Phyllis Dale, and Gladys - Experienced chorus girls who help Peggy. Heavy dance roles (tap) who can sing (belt) as well. Limited solo singing with some spoken lines.

There are numerous other solo singing and speaking lines in the show that will be cast after call backs.