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July 14, 2013    Bookmark and Share

 

Auditions for Promises, Promises

Director Bill Haley and Music Director Marcia Gallagher have set audition dates for the Bacharach/David musical Promises, Promises. Auditions are Sunday, August 11 at 2:00 pm and Wednesday, August 14 at 7:00 pm at Hallowell City Hall.

Auditions will consist of cold readings. Folks should bring music to sing, or sing something from the show.

Age range is 20 to 60.

About the Show:

  • Book by Neil Simon
  • Based on the screenplay The Apartment by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
  • Music by Burt Bacharach
  • Lyrics by Hal David
  • Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick
  • Directed by Bill Haley
  • Music Direction by Marcia Gallagher

PROMISES, PROMISES takes place in New York City in the 1960s. An accountant, Chuck Baxter, lends out his apartment to co-workers who need a convenient place to socialize. Despite tragedy and intrigue, real romance prevails.

Characters:

  • Chuck Baxter: an office worker (a warm, friendly comic actor with strong singing voice). Baritone
  • Fran Kubelik: a restaurant waitress (winning smile, cute rather than glamorous, powerful broad range singing voice, good diction.)Soprano/ Belter
  • J.D. Sheldrake: a personnel manager (the heavy, good actor who sings.) Baritone
  • Dr. Dreyfuss: a neighbor (exceptional character comic, sings 1 number with Chuck.)Tenor
  • Marge MacDougall: A bar acquaintance (good character woman, minor singing.)Mezzo-Soprano
  • Dobitch, Kirkeby, Eichelberger, and Vanderhof: light character men who sing in quartet.
  • Vivien, Miss Polansky, and Miss Wong
  • Karl (Fran's brother)
  • Mrs. Sheldrake
  • Miss Olsen

Vocal numbers in the score include:

Act One

  • "Half as Big as Life": Chuck
  • "Upstairs": Chuck
  • "You'll Think of Someone": Chuck & Fran
  • "Our Little Secret": Chuck & Sheldrake
  • "She Likes Basketball": Chuck
  • "Knowing When to Leave": Fran
  • "Where Can You Take a Girl?": Dobitch, Kirkeby, Eichelberger, & Vanderhof
  • "Wanting Things": Sheldrake
  • "Turkey Lurkey Time": Miss Della Hoya, Miss Polansky, Miss Wong, & Ensemble

Act Two

  • "A Fact Can Be a Beautiful Thing": Marge & Chuck
  • "Whoever You Are (I Love You)": Fran
  • "Christmas Day": Orchestra
  • "A Young Pretty Girl Like You": Dr. Dreyfuss & Chuck
  • "I'll Never Fall in Love Again": Chuck & Fran
  • "Promises, Promises": Chuck

Production Dates:

  • November 14th, 15th and 16th, 7:30 pm
  • November 17th, 2:00 pm MATINEE
  • November 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 7:30 pm

For more information, please contact us.