New Jersey Stage

Thursday, October 28, 2010

4TH WALL THEATRE ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR "FUNNY GIRL IN CONCERT"

(Bloomfield, NJ) -- 4th Wall Theatre will hold open auditions for all roles in Funny Girl in Concert, book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill.  The production will be directed by Josh Penzell and music directed by Markus Hauck. The concert will be staged at The Westminster Arts Center, corner of Franklin and Freemont Streets in Bloomfield, NJ, where the company is in residence.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, November 13 at 4:00 and Sunday, November 14 at 6:00 pm at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, located at 593 Bloomfield Avenue (corner of Broad Street) in Bloomfield, NJ. Sign-up starts half an hour prior to the start of auditions; please do not arrive before then. Callbacks will be held on Monday, November 15 beginning at 7:00 pm at the same location.

Funny Girl is the story of Broadway/film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.  In this concert version, several of the women in the ensemble of 15-16 will share the role of Fanny, who sings more than half the score.  Songs include "People," "Don't Rain on My Parade," "The Music That Makes Me Dance," and "Cornet Man."

Auditioning actors and actresses should prepare their own song (NOT from the show) that is appropriate to the role(s) for which they want to be considered; please bring legible sheet music in your key.  Callback material (songs and sides) will be provided at the audition.  Auditioners are encouraged to become familiar with the show or film in advance.  All roles are open, and adult actors of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

The production runs January 21-23, 2011. Non-union/small stipend paid.  Please bring a headshot and resume stapled together, and be prepared to provide a list of any conflicts you might have during the rehearsal process.  A complete breakdown of roles, vocal ranges, and downloadable sides is available at www.4thwalltheatre.org/auditions.

4th Wall Theatre sets the highest standards of excellence in producing diverse, seldom performed and original productions, celebrating a wide spectrum of visions and voices in theatre. 4th Wall is committed to breaking through the wall of imagination, to make cutting edge works accessible, and to foster a positive theatre experience for our artists and audience.