Director Wayne Blum will be holding auditions for SCCT’s production of GREASE on Monday, May 28 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, May 29 at 7:00 PM.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser” Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie” recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.

Please arrive early to fill out the audition form (be sure to bring a list of all conflicts). Everyone auditioning will be asked to sing 16-32 bars of a prepared song, read aloud from the script, and learn a short dance routine (please wear comfortable clothing and footwear for choreography). Please bring your own accompaniment – a CD/MP3 player will be provided. All roles are available and casting is open. Newcomers are welcome and encouraged to audition.

SHOW DATES:
Friday, July 13 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 14 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 15 – 7:30 PM

Friday, July 20 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 21 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 22 – 2:00 PM

Thursday, July 26 – 7:30 PM
Friday, July 27 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 28 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 29 – 2:00 PM

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

DANNY ZUKO (Tenor [D3–B4]): The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm.

SANDY DUMBROWSKI (Soprano [A3–F#5]): New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent.

BETTY RIZZO (Alto [A3–C5]): Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable.

FRENCHY (Alto [A3–D5]): A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

MARTY (Alto [C4–C5]): The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated.

JAN (Alto [A3-C5]): Funny, loud, compulsive eater and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys.

DOODY (Tenor [D3-A4]): The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar.

KENICKIE (Tenor [C3–F4]): The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor.

SONNY LATIERRI (Baritone [G2–A4]): A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer.

ROGER (Tenor [D3-A4]): The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas.

VINCE FONTAINE (Ensemble/Part Flexible): A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO (Alto [C4–C5]): The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loud mouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny.

EUGENE FLORCZYK (Tenor [A2–E4]): The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

JOHNNY CASINO (Tenor [G3-E4]): All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High, whose real name is Clarence.

MISS LYNCH (Ensemble/Part Flexible): A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher.

PATTY SIMCOX: Sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton.

TEEN ANGEL (Tenor [E3–F4]): Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school.

THE PINK LADIES (Ensemble [SATB]): The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys.

THE BURGER PALACE BOYS (Ensemble [SATB]): A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.

Radio Voice (Tenor [A2–C4]): A radio voice.

If you are interested in getting involved with the show but do not want to appear onstage, there are many areas in which you can help, including backstage, technical work, costuming, and set construction.

For more information, please contact the theater at (712) 233-2788 or email the director, Wayne Blum, at blum.wayne@gmail.com.