Auditions

The Norris Center for the Performing Arts holds open auditions for its self-produced plays and musicals. The Norris operates under a Guest Artist contract with Actors' Equity Association, but performers of any status are welcome to audition.

Audition information for THE FULL MONTY

James Gruessing, Director/Producer
Daniel Thomas, Musical Director
Paul David Bryant, Choreographer

Auditions will be held by appointment only on Monday, August 4 and Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
To schedule an audition time, please call 310.544.0403 x265.

Callbacks will be held by appointment only.

Rehearsals begin August 25, 2014 (September 1 for AEA)
Performances run Friday-Sunday, September 19-October 5, 2014.

There are two Equity Guest Artist contracts available for the roles of
Jerry, Dave, Malcolm, Ethan, Harold, Georgie, Pam, Jeanette and Vicki.
All roles are open to performers of any union status.

Seeking:

Jerry Lukowski: 30s-40s; unemployed mill worker and former convict who definitely graduated from the School of Hard Knocks, but who still wants to do the best for his son; pop tenor to A (falsetto B)

Dave Bukatinsky: 30s-40s; Jerry’s best friend and sidekick, he carries around a few too many extra pounds (“fat bastard”) and is far too conscious of it; tenor/high baritone to G

Harold Nichols: 30s-50s; as Dave’s and Jerry’s former supervisor, Harold was strict and not well loved, but he might have hidden passions and talents; baritone

Malcolm MacGregor: 30s-40s; the night watchman at the plant, which is the perfect job for a man who has been coddled by his mother, is shy, and has few friends – possibly because he’s not being honest, even with himself; lyric pop tenor to A plus falsetto

Ethan Girard: 20s-30s; another unemployed mill worker, outgoing and excitable with an infectious enthusiasm – but not the strongest intellect; high baritone/second tenor

Buddy “Keno” Walsh: 20s-30s; “professional” male stripper in appearance and attitude, very much the performer; gay, but not necessarily effeminate; ensemble singing; stronger dancer/mover; may play other small roles

Teddy Slaughter: 30s-40s; live-in boyfriend of Jerry’s ex-wife and her (likely) future husband;comfortably well off, and not afraid to show it; ensemble singing; may play other small roles (no nudity required)

Tony Giordano: any age; hard-nosed Buffalo club owner; ensemble singing; may play other small roles (no nudity required)

Reg Willoughby: 30s-40s; yet another unemployed mill worker and the head of the union; ensemble singing; may play other small roles (no nudity required)

Marty: any age; you got it – another unemployed mill worker; ensemble singing; may play other small roles (no nudity required)

Nathan Lukowski: 12 but wise beyond his years; Jerry and Pam’s son; loves his father, but too often realizes that he has to play the role of adult to Jerry; ensemble singing whenever possible.

Georgie Bukatinsky: 30s; Dave’s wife; hard boiled and rough around the edges, but very committed –romantically, emotionally, and sexually – to her love for her husband; alto/mezzo belt to D

Vicki Nichols: 30s; Harold’s wife; loves to have a good time, but in a more refined way that involves nice clothes and travel – enjoys all the perks of her life without questioning them too hard; stronger dancer/mover; alto/mezzo belt to D

Pam Lukowski: 30s; Jerry’s ex-wife and Nathan’s mother; still cares enough for Jerry to want him to succeed and want him to be a good father, but practical enough to value and expect hard work; ensemble singing

Jeanette Burmeister: 50s-60s; an aging, hardened show business survivor who loves to tell her stories about it – and even brings her own piano in order to keep working; character alto with strong low F

Estelle Genovese: 20s-30s; Jerry’s occasional girlfriend/bed partner; ensemble singing (strong belt to E a plus); may play other small roles

Susan Hershey: any age; one of Georgie’s co-workers and friends; ensemble singing (strong belt to E a plus); may play other small roles

Joanie Lish: any age; one of Georgie’s co-workers and friends; ensemble singing (strong belt to E a plus); may play other small roles

PLEASE NOTE: THE ROLE OF NOAH “HORSE” SIMMONS HAS BEEN CAST.

All people auditioning, and parents of children auditioning, should be aware of the adult nature of the material in this show. Although the audience should never see “The Full Monty,” all principal men need to be comfortable with a certain amount of onstage nudity, including wearing a g-string.

Auditions and callbacks will be held at the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion,
501 Indian Peak Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

Please prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre or pop selection in the style of the show.
An accompanist will be provided; no a capella auditions.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 310.544.0403 x262