Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
Originally Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City
Directed by Jamie Eastgaard-Ross
Musical Direction by Brian Holiday
Choreography by Mikee Ames
- Sunday February 8th,2015
- Monday February 9th,2015
- Tuesday February 10th,2015
- Wednesday February 11th,2015
- Monday February 16th,2015
- Friday March 6th,2015
Callbacks (if required) will be held on Monday, February 16th and 17th from 7pm to 10pm.
Please note that not all roles will require a callback, and only those required will be invited to attend.
Auditions are held at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).
About the Show
In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, god knows, anything goes!
Billy Crocker comes on board a transatlantic cruise ship to drop off his boss’s passport only to find that one of the other passengers is his long lost love, the American debutante Hope Harcourt, who is travelling with her fiancé and mother. Determined to win her back, Billy assumes the identity of a missing passenger – who unfortunately turns out to be public enemy number one!
There’s no cure like travel to help you unravel the worries of living today!
So Billy must stave off the interest of another woman (nightclub singer Reno Sweeny), tangle with gangsters and the FBI, wade through a plethora of mistaken identities both accidental and deliberate, and keep himself hidden from his boss. The hilarity and hijinks escalate as Billy will find that anything does go aboard this ship! Join FRC for a De-Lovely time wrapped around one of Cole Porter's most beloved scores.
It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely
June 12th - 27th, 2015, Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday June 7th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.
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 one (1) monologue and one (1) song. The monologue should be approximately one (1) minute in length and of a period and style similar to the show. The song MUST be from Musical Theatre (no pop, Top 40, country, etc.); preferably Cole Porter or a similar style.
A sound system and piano will be provided. Please bring a backing track or accompanist. No a capella.
Group dance auditions will be held at the end of each hour. Please dress appropriately.
PLEASE NOTE: We will also be looking for dancers to join our dance ensemble. Any interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Rehearsals will be at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre (375 Bermuda Drive NW). Rehearsals run from March 1st to June 10th; Sundays 1pm to 5pm; Mondays and Wednesdays 7pm to 10pm.
During Tech Week (June 7th to 11th), performers must be prepared to be called all day Sunday and for every evening of that week.
Please come to auditions with your calendar so you can advise us of all rehearsal conflicts.
PLEASE NOTE: We have already cast most of the roles below. The March 6th audition date is strictly for the roles listed below:
- BILLY CROCKER
- ELISHA WHITNEY
- SHIP'S CAPTAIN
|Reno Sweeney||F||Belting Mid-range Soprano||A sexy evangelist turned nightclub singer|
|Hope Harcourt||F||Soprano||A beautiful debutante|
|Evangeline Harcourt||F||All||Hope's mother; a widow|
|Lord Evelyn Oakleigh||M||Tenor||A wealthy Englishman|
|Elisha Whitney||M||Baritone||A Goggle-eyed Tycoon|
|Billy Crocker||M||Tenor||Whitney's young assistant|
|Moonface Martin||M||Tenor||A hapless gangster; Public Enemy #13|
|Erma||F||Alto||A sexy gangster's moll|
|Luke||M||All||A Chinese convert; seeking someone of Asian ethnicity.|
|John||M||All||A Chinese convert; seeking someone of Asian ethnicity.|
|Ship's Captain||M||All||Captain of the S.S. American|
|Ship's Purser||M||All||Purser of the S.S. American|
|Purity||F||All||Showgirl in Reno's Act|
|Chastity||F||All||Showgirl in Reno's Act|
|Charity||F||All||Showgirl in Reno's Act|
|Virtue||F||All||Showgirl in Reno's Act|
|Ensemble||MF||All||Will be playing multiple characters from multiple social classes|
Book your audition online!
Please choose an audition time below and complete the request form.
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)
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