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Auditions: Anything Goes

May 26th, 2021

The Players Club of Swarthmore will be holding auditions for the Main Stage production of Anything Goes on Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 beginning at 7:30PM.
 

Anything Goes
 
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
 
Auditions: Tuesday, August 10th at 7:30PM.
Performance dates: November 26-28, December 2-5 & 9-11
Where: Auditions will be held in-person at the Players Club of Swarthmore (614 Fairview Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081).
 
COVID SAFETY GUIDELINES: All PCS Volunteers will be required to be vaccinated in order to participate on-stage and off for the remainder of the 2021 season. If you are not
yet fully vaccinated, but will be by the start of rehearsals, you may submit your audition via video.
 
The Players Club of Swarthmore and the ANYTHING GOES production Team are committed to diversity and inclusion. As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to audition. Due to the content of this show, auditions are open to ages 18+. Please note this is a non-union, non-paying production. Transparency and open communication are values that are extremely important to us; if you have any questions, please email the director at asf3737@gmail.com.
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo Broadway song in the style of the show that predates 1990. Songs from ANYTHING GOES are allowed. Please choose a song that will showcase your acting abilities as well as your vocal abilities. A piano accompanist will be provided.
 
In addition, there will be a dance call at this audition, so please come prepared to move. The dance audition will be divided into three parts:

1. Please learn the short (four counts of eight) routine for “Blow, Gabriel Blow.”
There will be a quick review at auditions, but you should familiarize yourself with
it in advance. The video is available at: https://bit.ly/368TTln
2. Prepare a brief personal tap routine (no longer than one minute). Please email your music in advance to asf3737@gmail.com.
3. Learn and perform a segment of the tap routine to “Anything Goes.”

 
CONFLICTS: Please refrain from auditioning if you have any conflicts with tech week
(November 17-24) and/or show dates (see above).
 
CASTING BREAKDOWN: All lead roles and most ensemble roles are already cast. We are seeking to cast an additional 6-8 ensemble roles. We acknowledge that many roles we list fall on gender binary,but invite transgender and non-binary performers to audition for the roles they most identify with. We are seeking to fill the following:

Sailor Shanty: We are looking for three men to complete the four-part harmony. These men not only should have a diversity of voices, but also need to dance well. Tap
dancing experience is strongly desired.
 
Luke: A gangster who, with his companion John, are hiding out/stowing away and are seen wearing traditional clothing they “found” on board this 1930s ship. The two are always just dodging trouble and have a Pinky and the Brain type relationship. Luke is the Brain. Should be able to sing within an ensemble and move well. Tap dancing experience is not required but is encouraged. Also, will learn some sleight-of-hand magic.
 
Ensemble: Seeking up to four ensemble members (both male and female) to serve as passengers on the ship and other minor characters. These ensemble members will be featured dancers, should be experienced tappers (although they will also dance in non-tap numbers) and will be assigned minor speaking roles as well. They will also sing in several big production numbers.

 

The Players Club of Swarthmore is an all-volunteer organization. All roles are unpaid and Non-Equity.

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