7 September 2016
Houston and LA Auditions Announced for How To Succeed… at TUTS
Houston, TX – Auditions for the upcoming Theatre Under The Stars production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying will be held as follows:
September 22, 2016 – EPA / ECC from 3-7 p.m. and Open Call from 7-8 p.m.
September 23, 2016 – Dance Call – arrive at 5 p.m. to sign in.
LOS ANGELES, CA
September 25, 2016 – EPA from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and ECC from 3-7 p.m.
September 26, 2016 – Dance Call – arrive at 10 a.m. to sign in.
No appointments will be taken. Actors who are interested in auditioning for the production should submit a headshot and resume directly to Stewart/Whitley electronically TheatreUnderTheStarsAuditions@gmail.com and then mail a hard copy of the same information directly to the agency at:
ATTN:HOW TO SUCCEED/TUTS
213 West 35th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
Theatre Under The Stars and Stewart/Whitley are currently casting the following roles for this show:
J. PIERREPONT FINCH:
Male 20s-30: Clever young businessman eager to climb the corporate ladder to success. Has a façade of innocence and charm. High Baritone or Tenor with clarion G.
Principal role: Any Ethnicity
Female 20s-30: A secretary at the World Wide Wicket Company. Genuinely good natured and sweet but also smart and with a backbone – knows what she wants and goes after it. Natural middle-range chest or mix to D – not a traditional ingénue soprano. Principal role: Any Ethnicity
J B BIGGLEY:
Male 40s – 60’s: Gruff and a bit blithering – struggles to appear in control. Lusts after the bombshell Hedy La Rue. Character baritone with the hidden soul of a crooner. Principal role: Any Ethnicity
Female 20-30’s: A secretary at the World Wide Wicket Company. Wise cracking and worldly.
She sings where she speaks – Alto with strong, traditional belt to Bb/C. Principal role: Any Ethnicity
HEDY LA RUE:
Female 30’s: A not-too-bright bombshell. Gorgeous woman who uses her looks and sexuality to get what she wants. Principal role: Any Ethnicity
Male 20s – 30s: Conniving nephew of the boss. Will do anything to get a promotion. Jealous of Finch and anyone who stands in his way. A character-ful high baritone or Tenor with a commanding G. Principal role: Any Ethnicity
Female 30s – 50s: The head secretary. A tyrant who relishes her limited authority and lords it over the other employees. Character soprano and/or high belty mix.
Principal role: Any Ethnicity
Male 40s-60s: Roles will be played by the same actor. Twimble: Head of the mailroom at World Wide Wickets for 25 yrs. Consummate “company man”. Whomper: The BIG BOSS. A self-made man. No nonsense or pretense. Strong character baritone. Principal role: Any Ethnicity
Male 30s-50s: Director of Personnel at World Wide Wickets – middle-management executive; “yes-man” to the Boss, will do pretty much anything to stay in good favor with upper management. Character Bass or Baritone. Principal role: Any Ethnicity
FEMALE ENSEMBLE Strong Singer/Dancers to play company secretaries and other characters. Various ethnicities and ages.
MALE ENSEMBLE Strong Singer/Dancers to play company executives. Various ages and ethnicities.
Artistic note: WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING ACTORS OF ALL ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS IN ALL ROLES FOR THIS PRODUCTION.
The show will be directed and choreographed by Tony® Award Nominee Dan Knechtges.
The Theatre Under The Stars production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is possible thanks to the generous support of Northwestern Mutual, and our 2016/17 Season Sponsor Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. United Airlines is the official airline partner of Theatre Under The Stars. KTRK ABC13 is the official Media Partner of Theatre Under The Stars.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.tuts.com. Theatre Under The Stars is a 501c3 Non Profit Organization.