New Jersey Stage

Sunday, July 17, 2011

4TH WALL ANNOUNCES AUDITIONS FOR "THE SPITFIRE GRILL"

(Bloomfield, NJ) – 4th Wall Theatre, a non-union, professional theatre company, will hold open auditions for all roles in the musical, The Spitfire Grill with music and book by James Valcq and lyrics and book by Fred Alley.  Under the direction of 4th Wall Artistic Director Kate Swan, and musical direction by Markus Hauck, The Spitfire Grill will be presented at The Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ, where the company is in residence.  Rehearsals will begin in late August/early September and the production runs October 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 and 23.

Auditions are scheduled for Thursday, and Friday, August 4 and 5 at 7:00 pm at the Westminster Arts Center, on the corner of Franklin and Fremont streets in Bloomfield.  Sign up starts at 6:30 pm and you must sign-in by 8:00 pm.  Callbacks will be on Saturday, August 6 at 2:00 pm.  Actors should prepare two songs in a strong folk/country or musical theatre style.  Women auditioning for Percy and Shelby should have a strong belt to D.  Bring sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. All singing characters must be able to carry tight harmonies. Please bring conflicts and headshot and resume (stapled together) to the auditions. Non union/small stipend paid.

Based on a 1996 film of the same name, The Spitfire Grill details the story of a young woman who is released from prison and decides to start a new life in a small mid-western town.  She finds a place for herself working at the Spitfire Grill. But she – and the town – have old wounds that need healing, and it takes an unusual contest to pull everyone together to learn from one another and about themselves.  The show is a tuneful and stirring tribute to small town life, and offers a charming and honest tale of hope and redemption.  Additional details about the show (and the original cast recording is available) at www.thespitfiregrill.com.

For additional information, including a cast breakdown and directions to the theatre, please visit www.4thwalltheatre.org.