SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Audition Information

PLEASE NOTE: All auditions will be held socially distanced, IN PERSON. More details about audition protocol and time slot sign-ups are coming soon.

2021 SEASON INFORMATION

YAP is our Young Artists Program at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre. We are a pre-professional training program for the high school age student looking to gain acting, dancing, singing and a variety of artistic skill sets in a professional setting. Although we do workshops with professionals from the Business all year long, our Summer program offers TWO PERFORMING opportunities to audition for. For our 2021 season, those opportunities are a mainstage production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and REVUE!, which is an original cabaret style show in its fourth year at YAP. 

Auditions are for incoming High School Freshman through graduating Seniors. 



Saturday Night Fever

Directed and Choreographed by Anne Beck
Musical Directed by Trevor Fanning

Much of the shows big numbers will utilize original choreography from the Broadway show since YAP coordinator and this summer’s Director/Choreographer Anne Beck was in the Original Broadway Company. 

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

General Rehearsal Schedule
Sundays 2-6PM OR 6 - 10 PM
Mon-Thurs 6:30-10PM

NO REHEARSALS JUNE 20 (Fathers Day) or  JULY 1-5 (Independence Day)

First Rehearsal: June 14, 2021
Tech Week: July 25-JULY 30
Performance Dates:  JULY 29, 30, 31, AUG 1, at BOOTH TARKINGTON CIVIC THEATRE

THE CONFLICT SHEET WILL HAVE A FULL LIST OF DAYS AND TIMES as well as POSSIBLE EXTENDED TIMES

PREP SESSIONS: 

This year, due to social distancing guidelines, there will be several prep session time slots.  

PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE TIME SLOT.

We want everyone to have a chance to attend a prep session due to indoor capacity limitations. 

TIPS SHARED AT THE PREP SESSION WILL INCLUDE

  • SHOW INFO
  • CHARACTER DISCUSSION
  • DANCE STEPS FROM SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
 THIS class is by no means mandatory but a helpful class to gather some of the audition steps and style of the 1970’s disco era. 

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER PREP SESSIONS: 

PLEASE ONLY REGISTER FOR ONE DAY/TIME

APRIL 18, 2021 | 1 hour | 1:00pm, 2:15pm, or 3:30pm | $20

APRIL 25, 2021 | 1 hour | 1:00pm, 2:15pm, or 3:30pm | $20

REGISTER HERE


AUDITION DATES:

May 1, 2021: 10am - 4pm
May 2, 2021: 2pm - 6pm 

More details coming soon about audition protocol and time slot sign-ups.

REVUE! will audition simultaneously with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER auditions. 

You have the choice to audition for SNF ONLY, REVUE! ONLY, OR you may audition and ask to be considered for BOTH.

NOTE: IF auditioning to be considered for either show you must check the “EITHER” space on the audition form and fill out conflict forms for BOTH SHOWS!!!

PLEASE FILL OUT THE AUDITION FORM WITH A PARENT AND INCLUDE ALL ALL ALL CONFLICTS-EVEN POTENTIAL ONES.


WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your voice. Bring sheet music in a binder to give to the accompanist. 

Please bring clothing and shoes to move in as there will be a dance audition in addition to the vocal audition. 

Character Descriptions

TONY MANERO

Plays 19. Handsome, charismatic Brooklyn Italian.

Ringleader of his gang of friends, The Faces. Tough guy exterior with vulnerability underneath – a “thinker,” not a “talker.” He comes alive whenever he dances.
Strong actor, singer and dancer. 
Brooklyn dialect. (Range: A2-G4)

BOBBY

Plays 19. One of the Faces. Genuine, sensitive and less self-assured than the other guys. He continuously struggles with doing the right thing. Strong singer/actor who can move.
Brooklyn accent. (Range: C3-A4)

JOEY

Plays 19. One of the Faces. Biggest ladies man of The Faces outside of Tony.
Strong Singer who can move. Brooklyn Accent.

GUS

Plays 19. One of the Faces. A follower. Not afraid to lie to cover his butt.
Strong singer who can move, Brooklyn accent. 
(Range: E3-F#4)

DOUBLE J

Plays 19. One of the Faces. A charming and funny jokester and a real bruiser. Physically the toughest of the gang. 

Strong singer/actor with great comedic timing, who can move. Brooklyn accent. (Range: C3-F#4)

FRANK MANERO

40s-50s. Tony’s father. An out of work construction worker who feels like the world has turned its back on him.
Brooklyn accent.

FLO MANERO

40s – 50s. Tony’s mother. A devout Catholic, she cares deeply for her family, and especially idolizes her son who is a priest, Father Frank Jr.

FRANK JR.

20s. Tony’s brother who is leaving the priesthood. Humble and full of good advice.
A strong actor with a Brooklyn accent.

LINDA MANERO

15 – 16. Tony’s little sister. Sunny and spunky. Brooklyn accent. Linda could double in the chorus or you could just include her in some chorus numbers at 2001 as if she sneaked in with a fake ID.

STEPHANIE MANGANO

(pronounced with a hard G, as in “mango”) Plays 20. Puts on airs to hide her Brooklyn upbringing, but every now and then a bit of the old neighborhood comes out. She may be pretentious and lack tact at times, but she is still genuinely likeable. 
Strong singer/actor and dancer. Brooklyn accent. (Range: Bb3-F#5)

ANNETTE

Plays 19. Overeager to please, a “puppy-dog” with an insecure edge. Is incredibly hurt that Tony does not have feelings for her.
Strong actor/singer and dancer. Brooklyn 
accent. (Range: F3-C5)

GLORIA

Any age. The resident singer of 2001 Odyssey Club. Strong and confident, beloved by everybody. Strong singer/belter. MONTY and Gloria could share solos at 2001.

MONTY

DJ at 2001 Space Odyssey.

ENSEMBLE

PETE (Owns the Dance Studio – can be male or female)
JAY (STEPHANIE’S first dance partner/former boyfriend)
GABRIEL
CHESTER BRINSON (2001 DANCE CONTESTANT)
CESAR RODRIGUEZ (2001 DANCE CONTESTANT)

SHIRLEY CHARLES (2001 DANCE CONTESTANT)

MARIA HUERTA (2001 DANCE CONTESTANT)
MR. FUSCO

Female and Male Ensemble play New Yorkers, Dancer/guests of the 2001 Disco.

If you have any questions, please email YAP Coordinator, Anne Beck, at Anne@civictheatre.org

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