Auditions for ​George M!

6th Street Playhouse will be seeing Male and Female Actors of all ages for the upcoming production of George M! by George M. Cohan, Michael Stewart and Francine Pascal

Sunday, January 22 from 6PM – 10 PM in the Studio Theatre

▪ Monday, January 23 from 7PM – 11 PM in the Studio Theatre

The 6th Street Playhouse Studio Theatre is located at 52 W. 6th Street, Unit B, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 George M! is a fun, fast and physically demanding show with over 30 musical numbers. GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American musical theater who gave us such songs as “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” “Over There,” “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” and “Give My Regards to Broadway.” In his triumphant career, Cohan transformed the Broadway variety show into a book-driven musical, where song and dance advance plot. Covering a 60-year period from his childhood in vaudeville through his towering success on Broadway, GEORGE M! presents a rousing, tuneful portrait of this legendary song-and-dance man. GEORGE M! opened April 10, 1968 at the Palace Theatre on Broadway, where it played for 433 performances, starring Joel Grey, and Bernadette Peters.

There are 5 principal roles and 10 ensemble roles. Principal roles must be experienced performers with strong singing and dance skills (mostly Tap). Ensemble members play over 50 named parts. All ensemble members dance and sing. Four (4) of the ensemble members (2 boys, 2 girls) are between the ages of 14 and 18. The remaining of the ensemble will be aged 20 to 50. Character Descriptions are available for download at http://bit.ly/2hnGr4A Non-traditional casting is possible for all roles. Casting will not be limited to specified age or gender in the character descriptions.

WHAT TO PREPARE:

▪ A 1-minute uptempo song.

▪ A 1-minute comedic monologue.

All those auditioning will be required at the beginning of their audition day for the dance portion of the audition, then return at their audition time for the remaining audition.

To reserve a 5-minute audition slot, please email: auditions@6thstreetplayhouse.com

CALLBACKS: As a result of these auditions, actors may be asked to come to callback auditions to be held Sunday, January 29 from 7PM- 11PM in the Studio Theatre. Principal audition slides and videos of dance auditions will be available by January 10. ​ GEORGE M! rehearsals begin April 30th. The show runs June 9th – July 9th. The production is directed by Patrick Nims (Marin Summer Theatre) with choreography by Melinda and Marilyn Murray. Joseph Favalora (Beauty and the Beast (B'way), Cats (US Tour) will play the title role. 

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