Lakewood Theatre Company

Auditions: - for the musical Singin' in the Rain are by appointment, February 2 & 3, 2019. Click here to sign up online.

Singin' in the Rain at Lakewood Theatre Company, Lake Oswego, Oregon

Lakewood Theatre Company will be having open auditions for roles in the musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN on SATURDAY, FEB. 2 and SUNDAY, FEB. 3. The director is casting Adult actors (age range 20s to 60s). There are no children’s roles required for this production. ALL roles are open and available for audition and all receive remuneration. We are very open to diversity in casting and ALL ethnicities are encouraged to audition.Actors are asked to sign up for auditions online to secure a slot. If you are unable to navigate this process, call Lakewood Theatre at 503-635-3901.

Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is directed by Ron Daum. The music director is Beth Noelle, and the chroegrapher is Laura Hiszczynskyj.


Location: Lakewood Theatre Company 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Audition Requirements for speaking roles:

  • Please submit online your appointment request along with your resume and headshot by following the instructions on the online audition site. You can email a resume and head shot to and note SINGIN' IN THE RAIN AUDITION and your LAST NAME in the subject line. Please bring both resume and head shot to your audition appointment as back up.
  • Prepare a song in the style of the show (20s - 40s movie musical standard), but bring two: an up-tempo and a ballad, in case you are asked for a song in an alternate style. Have the songs memorized so that you don't need to look at the lyrics. Music should be in the key you present to our accompanist (pianist). No prerecorded music or a cappella singing. You may be asked to cold read or sing from the score at the audition.Please be prepared to stay if the director requests you to read with others.
  • All auditioning need to be available for the dance auditions held on Monday, February 4 at 6:30 PM.
  • Callbacks, if needed, will be at the director's discretion. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.

 
Important Dates:

Rehearsal schedule:  Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin March 25, 2019.
 
Performance schedule: Singin' in the Rain opens April 26 and continues through June 9, 2019. Performances are Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:00 and 7:00 PM and two Wednesday evening performances at 7:30 PM. Lakewood Theatre Company features an intimate 220-seat theatre located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego.

About Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain is a musical with a book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, lyrics by Arthur Freed and music by Nacio Herb Brown.
 
Adapted from the 1952 movie of the same name, the plot closely adheres to the original. Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, it focuses on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in talking pictures.



Breakdown of Roles:

Please note: All roles are open. Lakewood supports and encourages diversity in all casting. All roles receive remuneration

  • Don Lockwood - A handsome but unaffected Hollywood movie star. Very strong actor/singer/dancer (must tap extremely well). Age: 20s to 40s.
  • Kathy Selden - An adorable, talented aspiring actress who is sweet yet sassy. Must sing extremely well, taps. Age: 20s to 30s.
  • Cosmo Brown - A wacky and playful on-set pianist (a plus). Strong tapper/comedian/singer. Age: 20s to 40s.
  • Lina Lamont - A silent film diva with a personality as big as the screen and a unattractive squeaky speaking voice. Brilliant comedienne, should move. Age: 20s to 40s.
  • R.F. Simpson - A successful studio head. He is the producer at Monumental Pictures. Age: 30s to 60s.
  • Roscoe Dexter - A famous film director with overly theatrical mannerisms. Frequently frantic and frazzled. Age: 20s to 50s.
  • Dora Bailey - A Fussy, effusive celebrity gossip columnist and radio personality. Age: 30s to 60s. May double as…
  • Miss Phoebe Dinsmore - Lina's exasperated vocal coach. Age: 30s to 60s.
  • Ensemble - Will play a variety of roles, including Tap Dancers, Movie Stars, Coconut Grove Girls, Fans, Film Crew, Actors, Party Guests, Diction Coach, Movie Patrons and those listed below. All should tap and sing well.
  • Zelda Zanders - A flapper socialite and actress on her ninth marriage. She is Lina's friend and informant. Doubles Ensemble. Must tap. Age: 20s to 40s.
  • Rod - An excitable studio publicity man. Doubles Ensemble or possibly as Diction Coach, should tap. Age: 20s to 40s.
  • Production Tenor -The lead tenor (vocal range top: A) in Monumental Pictures' first movie musical. Age: 20s to 40s. Doubles in the Ensemble, should tap.

Auditions are by appointment. CLICK HERE to sign up online for an audition slot. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the Director's discretion.

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