Keystone Theatrics at The Playhouse At Allenberry Announces Auditions for Grease!

Directed by Travis Pierce
Vocal and Music Direction by Meghan Nardella
Choreography by Mackenzie Newbury
Stage Managed by Abby Palese

Show Description
Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “Summer Nights,” “You’re The One That I Want”, recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

Audition Dates (please sign up for one of the following audition times. Each slot will be capped at 12 to ensure social distancing):
May 15, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM
May 15, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM
May 16, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:30 PM
May 16, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Callbacks (if needed):
May 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Auditioners will be socially distant and will be expected to wear a mask at all times.

Audition Requirements

Please be prepared to:
– Sing 16-20 bars of a musical theatre or 50s style pop song of your choice.
You must sing with our provided accompaniment, a CD with NO vocals, or with a device you provide.  No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
– You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.
– Complete a dance audition, taught by the show choreographer (dress appropriately)
– Read provided selections from the script
–  Fill out an audition form (link below) to bring with you to auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period).

Virtual Audition Option

If you unable to attend in person auditions, you may also submit virtually. Click the link below Virtual submissions are due by 6:00 PM on Friday, May 14, 2021.

Rehearsals will begin around May 22, 2021.  Tech week will be from Saturday, July 10 through Thursday, July 15. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances.

Performances
July 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2021 at 7:30 PM
July 18, 24, 25, 31, August 1, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning.  You must be willing to make the show a priority.

Performers Needed
Performers high school aged and up are welcome to audition.  Experienced or first time performers who enjoy singing, dancing, and acting are invited to audition.  Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or body type.

Roles Available
All ages listed are playing ages and are just a suggestion and will be adjusted to fit the needs of our casting. We plan on keeping the cast size to the minimum necessary, which would be approximately 14 to 16 total.

DANNY ZUKO: (Range: tenor, D4–B5) The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

SANDY DUMBROWSKI: (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5) New girl in town; Though outwardly sweet, wholesome, naive, and innocent. She eventually throws off the repression of her parent’s generation. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

BETTY RIZZO: (Range: Alto A3–C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic, and outspoken but vulnerable. 18-25 y/o.

FRENCHY: (Range: Alto, A3–D5) A dreamer; good-natured and a loyal friend but not too smart, she cares deeply about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

MARTY: (Range Alto, C4–C5) Considers herself the “beauty” of the Pink Ladies. She’s aged faster than her friends, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. Tries to act sophisticated. 18-25 y/o.

JAN: (Range: Alto, A3-C5) Funny, loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys. She struggles with her relationship to food. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

DOODY: (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The youngest of the guys; small, boyish, and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. Must play the guitar. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

KENICKIE: (Range: Tenor, C4–F5) The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough, tattooed, surly, and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

SONNY LATIERRI: (Range: baritone, G3–A5) A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer. 18-25 y/o.

ROGER: (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) He will do anything for a laugh. Full of mischief, half-baked schemes and ideas. A clown who enjoys putting other people on. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

VINCE FONTAINE: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’ Any Ethnicity 30-45 y/o.

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: (Range: Alto, C4–C5) The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny. Any Ethnicity 18-25 y/o.

EUGENE FLORCZYK: (Range: Tenor, A3–E5) The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but always gullible. 18-25 y/o.

JOHNNY CASINO: (Range: Tenor, G4-E5) All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence. Likes to think of himself as a real rock “n” roll idol. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.

MISS LYNCH: (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A no-nonsense, serious, loud English teacher. Strong comedy chops. Any ethnicity. 40+ y/o.

PATTY SIMCOX: (Range: Alto, D4-A4) A typical cheerleader; athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton. Any ethnicity. 18-25 y/o.