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 2017/18 SEASON

The Pajama Game
(Sep. 22 - Oct. 7)

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Book Audition

The Pajama Game

Book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell
Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Based on the novel "7½ cents" by Richard Bissell

Directed by James Noonan
Musical Direction by Chelsea Wellman
Choreography by Danielle Desmarais

Audition Dates

Callbacks

Callbacks will be held on June 25th starting at 1pm.

Audition Location

Auditions are held at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).

Audition Requirements

Members of Equity and ACTRA please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we will not pay any professional association fees, such as the fees stipulated by Equity’s Amateur Guest Artist policy, under any circumstances whatsoever.

Please prepare two (2) one minute (1:00) contrasting Musical Theatre song selections.

If you are auditioning for a LEAD role, please also prepare a two (2) minute comedic monologue.

If you are auditioning strictly for the DANCE CHORUS, please prepare a jazz piece (no longer than four (4) minutes) to perform during your audition slot.

Please bring a backing track (iPod/MP3 player or CD) or accompanist. FRC does not provide accompaniment for auditions. No A Cappella please.

All auditioners will need to stay for a group dance audition held once per hour.

Please bring a photo & resume (photo does not need to be a professional headshot).

Please arrive with any potential rehearsal conflicts.

About the Show

We can hardly wait to wake and get to work at eight.


Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful as sparks fly between the new superintendent, Sid Sorokin, and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½ cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.
The Pajama Game was awarded the 1955 Tony for Best Musical and, over half of a century later, claimed the award for Best Revival of a Musical, proving that the story is truly timeless. With an energetic score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees), The Pajama Game is brimming with songs and dances that have become musical theatre standards, including "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway."

This is a very serious drama. It’s kind of a problem play. It’s about Capital and Labor. I wouldn’t bother to make such a point of this except if you happen to see a lot of naked women being chased through the woods… Well I don’t want you to get the wrong impression.

Run Dates:

September 22nd - October 7th, 2017, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday September 17th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will be held:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Sundays: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Roles Available

PLEASE NOTE: To assist in potential callback preparation, we have included the callback songs associated with each character. But be advised that not all roles may be called back.

Name Gender Vocal Range Description
Sid Sorokin (Lead) M Baritone/Tenor Strong singing role with some movement/dancing. Quintessential crooner. The handsome new factory superintendent who falls in love with Babe, despite their being on opposite sides of the labor dispute, central to the plot.

Age Range: 30 to 45
Callback Songs: A New Town Is a Blue Town and There Once Was A Man (I Love You More) (Duet with Babe)
Catherine 'Babe' Williams (Lead) F Mezzo/Belt Strong singing role with some movement/dancing. The feisty leader of the Union Grievance Committee, who in turn falls in love with Sid.

Age Range: 25 to 40
Callback Songs: I'm Not At All In Love and There Once Was A Man (I Love You More) (Duet with Sid)
Gladys Hotchkiss (Lead) F Mezzo Strong singing/dancing role, strong actor required, Hasler's attractive, quick-witted secretary, who dates Hines and is chased by Prez. Great comic timing.

Age Range: 25 to 40
Callback Songs: Her Is (Verse) (Duet with Prez) and Hernando's Hideaway
Vernon Hines (Lead) M Baritone Sings and moves well, strong actor required. The factory timekeeper, who thinks Gladys flirts too much and, as a result is always jealous. Great comic timing.

Age Range: 30 to 50
Callback Songs: I'll Never Be Jealous Again (Duet with Mabel) and Think Of The Time I'll Save
Prez (Lead) M Tenor Sings and moves well, strong actor required. The head of the union and a skirt chaser, despite being a married man.

Age Range: 35 to 50
Callback Songs: Her Is (Verse) (Duet with Gladys)
Mabel (Lead) F Alto The mother hen of the factory and Sid’s secretary.

Age Range: 35 to 50
Callback Songs: I'll Never Be Jealous Again (Duet with Hines)
Myron 'Old Man' Hasler (Lead) M Any Minor singing/dancing required, strong actor required. The strict head of the pajama factory who keeps a secret.

Age Range: 50 to 65
Vocal Chorus MF Any Eight (8) very strong singers for vocal chorus - minor dance/movement required.

Minor roles from Mae to Virginia will be selected from our strong chorus members.

Mae: A member of the Grievance Committee who Prez is in love with.
Pop: Babe’s kind and mild mannered father.
Max: A salesman.
Poopsie: A factory girl. (Marilyn Monroe like)
Charley: A worker in the factory and the handyman.
Joe: A factory worker and Prez’s right-hand man.
Brenda: A member of the Grievance Committee.
Virginia: A factory girl.
Dance Chorus MF Any Eight (8) very strong dancers for dance chorus - minor singing but not required.

Minor roles from Mae to Virginia will be selected from our strong chorus members.

Mae: A member of the Grievance Committee who Prez is in love with.
Pop: Babe’s kind and mild mannered father.
Max: A salesman.
Poopsie: A factory girl. (Marilyn Monroe like)
Charley: A worker in the factory and the handyman.
Joe: A factory worker and Prez’s right-hand man.
Brenda: A member of the Grievance Committee.
Virginia: A factory girl.

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Please note: If you have not booked an audition by 2 hours prior to the start of auditions on the day of your audition, please PHONE the direct office line at 587-332-0250.

For all other inquiries, please call 403-246-8505 (ext. 3 for auditions)

Sunday
June 18, 2017

1:00 PM Full
1:08 PM [Book]
1:16 PM [Book]
1:24 PM Full
1:32 PM [Book]
1:40 PM Full
1:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
2:04 PM [Book]
2:12 PM [Book]
2:20 PM Full
2:28 PM Full
2:36 PM Full
2:44 PM Full
2:52 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
3:08 PM [Book]
3:16 PM [Book]
3:24 PM Full
3:32 PM [Book]
3:40 PM [Book]
3:48 PM Full
3:56 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
4:12 PM [Book]
4:20 PM [Book]
4:28 PM Full
4:36 PM Full
4:44 PM Blocked
(Choreo)

Monday
June 19, 2017

7:00 PM Full
7:08 PM [Book]
7:16 PM [Book]
7:24 PM [Book]
7:32 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
8:04 PM [Book]
8:12 PM [Book]
8:20 PM [Book]
8:28 PM [Book]
8:36 PM [Book]
8:44 PM [Book]
8:52 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
9:08 PM [Book]
9:16 PM [Book]
9:24 PM [Book]
9:32 PM [Book]
9:40 PM [Book]
9:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)

Thursday
June 22, 2017

7:00 PM Full
7:08 PM [Book]
7:16 PM Full
7:24 PM [Book]
7:32 PM [Book]
7:40 PM Full
7:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
8:04 PM Full
8:12 PM [Book]
8:20 PM [Book]
8:28 PM [Book]
8:36 PM [Book]
8:44 PM Full
8:52 PM Blocked
(Choreo)
9:08 PM Full
9:16 PM Full
9:24 PM [Book]
9:32 PM Full
9:40 PM Full
9:48 PM Blocked
(Choreo)

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