Now Casting CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL (ages 13-20)
AUDITIONS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
(St Charles) Vero Voce Theater and School of Performing Arts is holding auditions for CRY-BABY THE MUSICAL on Sunday, May 20 by appointment only beginning at 5pm. CRY-BABY will be directed by Dennis Brown, with Musical Direction by Dawn Harkins, Vero Voce Owner, and will be Choreography by Alyssa Calvano. Auditions are for performers age 13 and up.
Book by Thomas Meehan Mark O'Donnell
Music and Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger David Javerbaum
Based on the Universal Pictures film written and directed by John Waters
This jumping, jiving Tony nominee is a rebellious teen comedy event! Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film, Cry-Baby features a delightfully demented book from the writers of Hairspray and a rockabilly score from the co-founder of Fountains of Wayne and the executive producer of "The Daily Show."
It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby's moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. It's Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats.
Filled with unforgettable songs and a truly unique and fresh story, Cry-Baby, Allison and Baltimore's energetic juvenile delinquents will dance their way right into your heart!
- Rehearsals will begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018.
- Rehearsal Days will be weekly on Mon, Wed, Th & Fri 7-10pm.
- Tech Week begins Sunday July 22nd.
- Performances are July 27, 28, 29, and August 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2018.
Please prepare one 16-bar musical selection in the style of the show and a 45-60 second monologue. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing allowed. Register online for an audition appointment at http://verovoce.com/audition-form and we will email you regarding your an audition time.
Auditions will be held at Vero Voce Theater and School of Performing Arts, 951 State Ave., Ste F, St Charles, IL 60174