EPPING—Director Elaine Gatchell announcesd that open auditions for Leddy’s summer Broadway musical, “Damn Yankees”, will be held on Sat., February 9.
“Damn Yankees” is the only successful Broadway musical comedy built around the American national pastime of baseball - a baseball story neatly combined with the age-old Faust theme. Great songs from this nostalgic musical include “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets”, “You Gotta Have Heart”, “Shoeless Joe”, and “The Game”, among many other familiar favorites.
Characters include: Joe Boyd/Hardy (lead), Meg Boyd (lead), Applegate the Devil (lead), Sister and Doris (friends of Meg), baseball players (singers/dancers) Henry, Sohovik, Smokey, Vernon, Coach Van Buren, Rocky, Gloria Thorpe (lead), teenagers, Lynch, Welch, Lola(lead), Miss Weston, Commissioner, Postmaster, men and women singers/dancers for Tango and production numbers.
Please call the office Mon.-Fri., 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., to make an audition appointment. Please prepare a song from the show, women and girls prepare either “Shoeless Joe” or “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets”; men and boys please prepare “You Gotta Have Heart”, or “The Game”; auditioning for Joe, please prepare “Goodbye Old Girl”; auditioning for the Devil, Applegate, please prepare “Those Were the Good Old Days”. Please prepare a dance step (tango or mambo) or one will be taught to you at your audition. There will be a cold reading from the script. Headshots are required.
Rehearsals begin April 30, and are on Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. Show dates are July 12-28, three weekends and two Wednesday matinees.
For a chance at a fun filled spring and summer, just call Leddy Center at 603-679-2781, Mon.-Fri., 3:00-5:00 p.m., to sign up for your audition appointment.