The 1940s Radio Hour Auditions
Los Altos Stage Company invites you to audition for the second show of our 2017-2018 Season, The 1940s Radio Hour, directed by Lee Ann Payne, who previous;y directed LASC’s production of Assassins.
All roles are open in this delightful trip down memory lane. It is December 1942, and Radio WOV out of New York is preparing for its final holiday broadcast to the troops. A group of colorful characters attempt to produce their show despite a series of farcical mishaps while the music of the era permeates the atmosphere. Filled with beloved classics such as “Blue Moon” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”, The 1940s Radio Hour is the perfect holiday nostalgia tour.
Performance dates: Wednesday through Sunday, November 30th- December 23rd. Wednesday-Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sundays start at 3pm.
Audition date: Sunday, April 30th, from 10am-1pm.
Where: Hillview Community Center, Room 15, Los Altos CA, 94022
Callbacks: Sunday, May 7th, from 10am-1pm in Hillview Community Center Room 15.
Rehearsals: Mondays-Thursdays, 7pm-10pm; Sundays, 6pm-9pm. Rehearsals scheduled to begin October 9th.
Audition requirements: Please prepare 32 bars of a song from the era (1940s). Please bring sheet music for your song. There may be a cold reading at the audition. There is no need to prepare a monologue.
Please forward all questions and audition time slot requests to Jeff Clarke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Clifton Feddington: The announcer and General Manager of WVO. Sometimes hysterical and suffering from ulcers.
Ann Collier: A secretary by day, Ann has been singing at the station since 1936. Dinah Shore, Doris Day, and Peggy Lee all rolled into one.
Johnny Cantone: Booze-soaked ex-boxer with a voice like velvet in the vein of Sinatra. Featured vocalist of the broadcast.
Ginger Brooks: Bubble-headed waitress and singer. Has the look of Betty Grable and the vacant delivery of Gracie Allen.
Geneva Lee Browne: WOV’s Southern Belle who began performing in Atlanta swing rooms. Started at age 17 and has about 17 gigs per night. (May understudy other roles)
Neal Tilden: A cab driver who also happens to be a singer, dancer, and choreographer. Hopes one day to become WOV’s featured vocalist.
B.J. Gibson: Squeaky-clean, good looking Yale preppie. The third of the Gibson brothers to work at WOV
Connie Miller: A 17-year-old bobbysoxer who runs an elevator as her day job. Perpetually in love.
Pops Bailey: Crotchety old stage manager who plays cards, takes racing bets over the company phone, and reads “Show Girl” magazine.
Lou Cohn: The self-important and obnoxious sound effects man. Constantly trying to impress the girls.
Wally Ferguson: Young man from Pennsylvania who came to New York looking for his big break. And to work in his uncle’s drug store. (May understudy other roles.)
Biff Baker: Trumpet/Reed player in the orchestra who is reporting for military duty at the conclusion of the broadcast.
Stanley: Control booth operator who is generally seen lugging cable around. (May understudy other roles)
All performers in the production will receive a stipend of $450 (flat) for the run of the show. **Sorry, at this point we are unable to work with equity performers. The Los Altos Stage Company performs at The Bus Barn Theater and is located on the Los Altos Civic Center campus at 97 Hillview Ave Los Altos CA, 94022.
The Los Altos Civic Center is located at 97 Hillview Ave Los Altos CA 94022.