Kirkwood Theatre Guild
 

Kirkwood Theatre Guild has been designated a
“Missouri Historical Theater”
by the Missouri Arts Council

Kirkwood Theatre Guild 2023-2024 Season

ANYTHING GOES AUDITIONS
MUSICAL AUDITIONS

Auditions: Sat., Nov. 11, 2023, 12:45 – 2:45 PM and Sun., Nov. 12, 2023, 2 – 8 PM
Callbacks: Sun., November 19, 2023 at 5:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Rd. Kirkwood, MO 63122 (Enter at Ice Rink Entrance)

Must be 18 years of age or older to audition for this production.

Performance Dates: May 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19
Thursday-Saturday Shows: 7:30pm | Sunday Matinee: 2pm

Directed By: Sara Rae Womack
Musical Direction: Chelsea Zak
Choreographer: Michelle Sauer

Show Summary

Aboard an ocean liner bound from New York to London, Billy Crocker is a stowaway in love with heiress Hope Harcourt, who is engaged to Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Nightclub singer Reno Sweeney and Public Enemy No. 13, “Moonface” Martin, aid Billy in his quest for love. Favorite songs include “Anything Goes”, “You’re the Top”, and “I Get a Kick Out of You.”

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AUDITION MATERIALS

CALLBACK MATERIALS

What to bring to the audition:

  • For the audition, please prepare 32 measures of a musical theatre song, preferably in the style of the show. A pianist will be provided. Bring your sheet music, marked neatly and in the correct key.
  • Completed Audition Form *CLICK HERE FOR FORM*
  • Acting resume (if you have one)
  • A headshot if you have one. A non-professional headshot (or selfie) is acceptable.
  • Prepare one of the provided sides for the audition. Sides will be posted by November 1. Printed copies of the sides will be available at the audition, if you do not bring your own.

There will NOT be a dance call in the initial audition. Please note, not all actors are required to tap in this production of Anything Goes. If you have tap and/or dance training, please indicate that on the audition form. Reno and the Angels will be expected to tap. Tap experience in other roles may be a plus but is not required.

Callbacks will take place on Sunday, November 19 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. The callbacks will consist of a general dance call, a tap call for Reno and the Angels, scenes, and songs. Those called for the general dance call should wear shoes that are comfortable to move in. Character shoes, jazz shoes, and sneakers are acceptable. The tap combination will be pre-recorded so that those interested in Reno and the Angels may prepare ahead of time. PDFs of the callback scenes and songs will also be made available in advance. These materials will be available on the KTG website by November 1.

Initial auditions will take place on the second floor of the Kirkwood Community Center at 111 S Geyer Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Callbacks will be on the third of the Kirkwood Community Center. Enter by the ice rink, and then go through the double doors on your right, and then left to get to the stairs or elevator to get to the second or third floor.

CASTING BREAKDOWN

Reno Sweeney, a brassy evangelist turned nightclub singer (G3 to E♭5)
Confident, bold, and ready for a good time. Should be a good dancer. Tap experience required. Must be comfortable with a kiss with Lord Evelyn and Billy. Good comedic timing and a strong belt.

The Angels (Purity, Chastity, Charity and Virtue), Reno’s showgirls
Tap experience required. Strong dancers with big personalities. If any dancers would like to be considered for the Angels ONLY, they may submit their resume to sararaewomack@gmail.com to be considered for choreography callbacks without a vocal audition. A self-tape may be requested, subject to casting authority.

Hope Harcourt, a prominent debutante (A3 to E♭5)
Sweet and spunky, torn between her desires and the expectations of her mother. Must be able to move well. Must be comfortable with a kiss with Billy. Warm soprano quality.

Erma, a vivacious gangster’s moll (A3 to C#5)
Quick-witted, flirty, and fun. Should move well and have good comedic timing. Dance experience preferred.

Evangeline Harcourt, Hope’s mother, a widow
Overbearing mother who lost all her money in the Crash and is desperate for a benefactor. Vain yet charming. Dance experience not required.

Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, a wealthy Englishman (C3 to G4)
Easily excited, friendly, and very English. Should move well, even if comically, and have good comedic timing. Must be comfortable with a kiss with Reno.

Elisha Whitney, a goggle-eyed tycoon (C3 to D4)
Flirtatious and fun. Billy’s boss. Dance experience not required.

Billy Crocker, Whitney’s assistant (D2 to G4)
Charming and goofy. Must be able to move well. Must be comfortable with a kiss with Hope and Reno.

Moonface Martin, a hapless gangster, Public Enemy #13 (D♭2 to G♭4)
A better buddy than he is a gangster. Should move well, even if comically, and have good comedic
timing.

Spit and Dippy, two rascally New York City street toughs
Male. Dance experience not required.

Captain
Non-gendered role. Sings in Public Enemy No. 1.

Purser
Male. Sings in Public Enemy No. 1.

Sailor Quartet
Should move well and be comfortable singing harmony. Tap experience is a plus, but not required.

Assorted others (Ensemble of 6 or 7)
Strong singers who can move.
Fred, a bartender, any gender – Act One, Scene 1
Henry T. Dobson, a minister, male – Act One, Scene 2
Photographer, any gender – Act One, Scene 2
Reporter, any gender – Act One, Scene 2
Two FBI agents, male – Act One, Scene 2
Old Lady – Act One, Scene 3 / Act One, Scene 7

CASTING AUTHORITY

Sara Rae Womack, Director
Betsy Gasoske, Artistic Manager
Chelsea Zak, Music Director
Michelle Sauer, Choreographer
Colleen Dundon, Assistant Director

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL auditions@ktg-onstage.org.