Auditions are set for the Memorial Opera House’s production of the THE SONGS AND STORY OF “ROUTE 66”on Tuesday, August 10th at 7pm at the Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso.
Take a dollop of GREASE, mix in some PUMP BOYS & DINETTES and add a generous dose of FOREVER PLAID, and you've got the pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane fun of Roger Bean's ROUTE 66. This sure-fire crowd-pleaser features hits from the late 50's and early 60's including: Dead Man's Curve, King of the Road, Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Fun, Fun, Fun, and many more.
The show begins with the sounds of... 1950s Chicago and travels along the famed Main Street of America to the California coast and the iconic surf music of the 1960s. A large car radio delivers us to each destination, with DJs and actual vintage radio ads building excitement along the way.
Director: Michele Craig , Musical Director: Chris Stalbaum Choreographer: Amber Mills. Join us for a great road trip!
SHOW DATES: September 24, 25, 26 & October 1, 2, & 3
Casting Requirements: 4 Men. The Men who play these roles have to create numerous and varied characters-each song is it's own one-act play. One role requires an actor to play guitar. Please bring a prepared song with sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. No a capella or taped music is allowed. Very intricate harmonies, ability to read music a plus. Be prepared to do some improvisation at the audition. There will also be a dance audition as well.
Scot/Tenor I - Approx. Vocal Range: D-Bb Very strong Falsetto-sings the very high Beach Boy style "wah-oohs" throughout the show. Plays live acoustic guitar for "Used To Be"
Andy/Tenor II - Approx. Vocal Range: C-G (Db) Also Strong Falsetto - sings the falsetto parts when Scot is singing lead.
Brandon/Bari-tenor/Bass - Approx. Vocal Range: (A) B-E (with strong G); Sings low trucker songs, many solos in tenor range.
Michael/Baritone/Bass - Approx. Vocal Range: G-F; Vocally sings bass line, mosst solos are in bari-tenor range.
“ROUTE 66 is well worth the trip! They sing, they dance, they wear zany costumes, they act up, then they pause for some serious, reflective moments. It’s quite a performance – one that had the audience on its feet cheering at the close. What a ride!” —Oregon Mail Tribune