Music Director: Michael Thomas
Stage Director: Raymond Zilberberg
Co-Producers: Oliver Mayes & Amy Tietz
Performances June 8-10, 2018 at The Riverside Theatre
Auditions BY APPOINTMENT:
March 16 from 7-10pm
March 17 from 1pm to 5pm
Theatre Row Studios – 411 W. 41st Street (between 9th and 10th Ave.)
Callbacks by invitation only – March24 12PM – 6PM
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Please prepare an approximate one minute cut from a song. Comic songs appreciated but not required.
The score of On the 20th Century is wide-ranging, spoofing operetta as well as 1930s madcap musical comedy. An accompanist will be provided.
OSCAR JAFFEE – BARITONE. Brilliant theatre impresario and director of indeterminate age: flamboyant, ruthless, megalomaniacal, indomitable in the face of total disaster. In a love-hate work/romance estranged relationship with Lilly Garland.
LILY GARLAND – SOPRANO. Actress and star, spoiled, pampered, megalomaniacal: under it all intelligent and self-doubting.
BRUCE GRANIT – BARITONE/TENOR. Young and dashing attempting to be a leading man in the films. Stud, vain, silly, egotistical and an item with Lily.
OLIVER WEBB – TENOR. Oscar’s company manager. Ulcerous, worried, fed-up: trying to bring a note of sanity to the surrounding madness. He and Owen are Oscar’s two loyal henchmen.
OWEN O’MALLEY – BARITONE. Oscar’s press agent: a boozer, sardonic, self-satirical. He and Oliver are Oscar’s two loyal henchmen.
LETITIA PRIMROSE – MEZZO/CHARACTER SOPRANO. Middle-aged to an oldish lady, presenting a picture of good breeding, wealth and religious fervor: actually she is a genuine lunatic on the loose.
CONDUCTOR – TENOR. Train conductor for the 20th Century.
MAX JACOBS – TENOR/BARITONE. Self-important young producer: successful, intense, confident.
IMELDA THORNTON – SOPRANO/MEZZO. Glamourous, imperious, fur-bedecked stage actress. Her audition for Oscar Jaffee is upstaged by her accompanist.
GROVER LOCKWOOD –TENOR/BARITONE. Blustering, womanizing statesmen type.
DOCTOR JOHNSON – Physician for the 20th Century. Dry. Indeterminate accent. Stoic and dry.
AGNES – Lily’s maid, long-suffering and bored
EMILY – Senator air-headed Lockwood’s secretary.
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