LVLT announces open auditions for "The 1940's Radio Hour" by Walton Jones
Directed by April Sauline with music direction by Toby McEvoy
Disclaimer: LVLT does NOT pay - We are an entirely volunteer organization!
Audition Dates: Monday, October 3 at 7pm or Tuesday, October 4 at 7pm
If deemed necessary, callbacks will be by invitation only on Saturday, October 8 or Sunday, October 9.
Location: Las Vegas Little Theatre 3920 Schiff Dr. Las Vegas, NV, 89103
Performance Dates: December 2 - 18, 2022 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, and one Saturday Matinee on December 10th at 2pm.
Show Description: WOV, a little New York City radio station, records a broadcast for American soldiers serving overseas in World War II. Consisting of a harassed producer, a drunken lead singer, and a second banana who dreams of singing a ballad: The radio station crew attempt to air the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the WOV air waves in December 1942.
Prepare your best 32 bars of a song either from the show or in the style of the show - an accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music for your chosen song in the appropriate key. (If you are only interested in one of the non-singing roles, you need not prepare a song)
Be prepared for cold readings from the script in your best “radio announcer” voice.
Headshots and resumes are requested but not required.
If you are unable to attend the initial round of auditions in person, you are invited to submit an audition video via the Google Form linked below. If you plan on attending the auditions in person, you will be asked to complete the same form when you arrive at the theater.
All roles are available. See character descriptions below:
Non-traditional casting will certainly be considered and all ages are merely a suggestion
Clifton A. Feddington - The overworked general manager and announcer at WOV
Ann Collier - The 'old standard' in the Radio show since its start in 1936. She is a secretary by day, and is presumably seeing Johnny.
Geneva Lee Browne - The southern Belle of WOV got her start in music at age 17 performing in local Swing ballrooms around the Atlanta area.
Johnny Cantone - Featured vocalist and Sinatra fan. He's an ex-boxer and a rough guy who drinks too much but has a voice like velvet.
Ginger Brooks - A bubble-headed waitress-turned-singer with a pinup look and speaks like Betty Boop
Connie Miller - A young bobby soxer from Ogden, Utah. She is perennially in love and runs an elevator by day.
Neal Tildon - A cab driver by day and singer, dancer, and choreographer at night. He aspires to the 'featured vocalist' slot.
Wally Ferguson - A young hopeful from Altoona, Pennsylvania, who came to NYC to work for his uncle at the drugstore to get his big show-biz break.
B.J. Gibson - The third of the Gibson brothers to work for the Cavalcade. He is squeaky-clean, good looking, and a preppy student at Yale.
Biff Baker - A young trumpet player with the orchestra who will be leaving after the concert for Army duty.
Pops Bailey - (non-singing role) A crotchety, wizened stage doorkeeper who is a racing bookie on the company phone and reads hidden copies of Show Girl magazine.
Lou Cohn - (non-singing role) A big shot at least in his own mind who tries to impress the girls and is sometimes obnoxious. He runs the show and is the sound effects man.
Contact April Sauline <email@example.com> if you have any questions.