4th Wall Theatre will hold open auditions for all roles in the musical She Loves Me, the 1963 classic musical, written by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) and with a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret). The musical will be presented in concert form, directed by Josh Penzell with music direction by Markus Hauck and choreography by Amy Shera. The show will be presented at The Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ, where the company is in residence. Evening and weekend rehearsals will begin on or around September 6, 2014, and the performances are scheduled for October 24-26, 2014.
Based on the same source material as the film "You’ve Got Mail," She Loves Me tells the story of Georg and Amalia, two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s, who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, not knowing that they are actually writing to each other. The story is sweet and funny and rich with fantastic supporting characters and gorgeous music, which will be the focus of this concert production.
Auditions are scheduled for Monday, August 18, and Tuesday, August 19, at 7:00 pm. Sign-up begins a half hour prior to the audition start time, and anyone auditioning must arrive no later than 8:00 pm. All auditions will be held at the Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin Street in Bloomfield, easily accessible by train or bus from Manhattan; directions are available on the 4th Wall website. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, August 20, at an assigned time, if required.
We are seeking 13-17 strong singer/actors to play 7 principal roles (including one teenaged boy) and 6-10 ensemble roles, some of whom will also dance in the show. Prepare two contrasting 32-bar selections from classic musical theatre songs that show off your acting and voice in the range and style of the character(s) you are auditioning for. Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. Also bring a headshot and resume stapled together, and be prepared to provide all potential conflicts for evening and weekend rehearsals beginning August 23rd. Dance shoes and comfortable clothing for dancing will be needed at the callback.
AMALIA BALASH – An intelligent and skilled new salesperson at Maraczek’s who often takes emotional risks in the moment and overthinks them afterwards. She is also a well-spoken lover of literature.
Female, 20-30 yrs old. Vocal range: C4 - B5
ARPAD LASZLO - Delivery boy at Maraczek's Parfumerie. He is committed to his job with an almost indefatigable exuberance and ambition. He is never ironic.
Male, 14-17 yrs old (teenagers and boyish adults will be considered). Vocal range: Bb2 - E4
GEORG NOWACK – An established salesperson and trusted advisory at Maraczek’s, he overthinks in the moment, and is emotional about them afterwards. A “hopeless romantic.”
Male, 25-35. Vocal range: B2 - F4
ILONA RITTER - Employed at Maraczek's Parfumerie. Her matter-of-factness adds to her sex appeal. She’s had plenty of flings, but never a relationship—something she’s not happy about.
Female, 25 - 40 yrs old. Vocal range: F#3 - E5
LADISLAV SIPOS – Georg’s confidante and friend, and a longtime employee of Maraczek’s, Sipos’s worst nightmare is losing his job. He is great at giving advice, but rarely takes it.
Male, 45 yrs old. Vocal range: A2 - E4
MR. MARACZEK - Owner of Maraczek's Parfumerie. He loves his store almost as much as he loves his wife. Male, 55-65 yrs old. Vocal range: B2 - C4
STEVEN KODALY – A charming, dapper, and smooth-operating salesperson at Maraczek’s. A playboy.
Male, 25-35 yrs old. Vocal range: B2 - A4
ENSEMBLE – 6-10 adults, female and male, all ages and types and vocal ranges, must be able to handle tight, complex harmonies and creative character work. Small roles include:
Keller – A private detective. Male.
Head Waiter – He strives to maintain a “romantic atmosphere” at an exclusive restaurant.
Busboy– Not necessarily clumsy, but unable to maintain a “romantic atmosphere.”
Customers of Maraczek’s Parfumerie.
For directions to the theatre, please visit http://www.4thwalltheatre.org/directions.htm.