For Immediate Release: January 20, 2020
Auditions Announced for Sunshine City, The Musical
Directed by Susan Demers and David Middleton
Book/Lyrics by Dewey Davis-Thompson
Book/Music/Lyrics by Tom Sivak
St. Petersburg in the 1920s – Jack Handsome knows how to get the paper to print his fabricated headlines, but can he win the heart of Flora Day, the editor’s skeptical daughter?
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 630 pm and Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6:30 pm
Location:4025 31ST Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
April 17 – 26, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm
with Possible Additions – Thursday, April 16 and Thursday, April 23, 2020
Beginning March 2, 2020. Rehearsals are Monday – Thursday evenings at 6:30and Sunday afternoons 2:00 – 6:00.
Open to all.
Attend either audition date; no appointment necessary.
Please prepare 16 bars of a Musical Theatre song (in your key) that showcases your range andpersonality. Bring sheet music; a pianist will be provided. No acapella or recorded music.
Wear or bring proper dance attire as a movement combination may be taught (no sandals or flip-flops). There may be cold readings from the script.
Please bring a list of any conflicts to the audition.
Audition forms will be provided, but resume would also be helpful.
Photo will be taken.
Jack Handsome – Male lead, bari-tenor, 20 – 30s. Ingenious publicist who creates news to promote Sunshine City.
Flora Day – Female lead, 20 – 30s. Soprano w/belt. A modern woman of the 20s, pragmatic and not at all romantic. Assistant Editor of Sunny Day News and daughter of the Editor, Douglas.
Douglas Day -Male, 50s/60s. Baritone. Editor of Sunny Day News and Father of Flora. Good-natured,practical newsman.
Hey Kid –Male or female, 10-15 years old. Newsboy (girl) and friend of Jack.
Mother McAuley – Female, 60’s, good-hearted Mother-hen proprietor of the local boarding house.
Mayor Holiday – Male 50s. Baritone. Mayor of Sunshine City.
Dale E. Larson – Male, 40s. Bass/Baritone. Con Artist, villain. Raised Jack as his own son.
Baron von Bustenhalter – Any age, Bari-tenor. Old cohort of Larson and Jack.
Ophelia Hotweather – Character Soprano, 50s/60s. Dowager, Chairwoman of the St Petersburg League of Upright Citizens.
CHORUS WITH CAMEOS:
6 Males 6 Females