They’re Playing Our Song
Book by Neil Simon
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager
Directed by Eric Rudy
Musical Director: Richard Cherry
Choreographer: Arlette St. Romain
When: Auditions: Sunday, Dec. 5th and Monday, Dec. 6th 7:00-9:00 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Callbacks: Tuesday, Dec. 7th at 7:00 and/or Thursday, Dec. 9th
Where: Home Made Theater’s Wilton Mall location (to the left of JC Penney as you face it)
For the audition:
- Please prepare a song of your choice.
- Please bring your own sheet music in your key; a pianist will be provided. No a capella singing.
- Please bring a current photo & resume. Photos cannot be returned.
- Bring a list of all potential conflicts from the date of the first rehearsal through closing. Conflicts can be worked around if known about in advance. Dance auditions will be at call backs Readings will be from the script
They’re Playing Our Song is a funny, roman-c show about an established composer and his rela-onship with an aspiring young female lyricist, not unlike Carole Bayer Sager. Professionally, their rela-onship works beau-fully, but personally they hit a few bumps; romance blossoms, conflict rears its head, and comic sparks fly.
Character Breakdown – Roles are open to all ethnicities and gender identity
Sonia Walsk: (mezzo) An up and coming lyricist, excited to be working with the established Vernon. Not eccentric – thrity; she dresses in costumes worn in various productions of plays and musicals which look like a cross between Annie Hall and a stereotyped Gypsy tea reader. Fresh out of her relationship of five years with Leon, sort of.
TPOS audition flyer
Vernon Gersch: (high baritone/tenor) A well established, well off composer of pop music. He is neurotic but charming. He keeps his journal on a portable tape recorder. Despite his best efforts, he is completely swept away by Sonia.
Sonia’s and Vernon’s Voices: Both characters have “voices” that act as a Greek chorus. They represent Ego, Passion, and Skep-cism, and comment on the ac-on as well as interact with their counterparts: hers with her, his with him. Sonia’s voices are alto/soprano. Vernon’s voices are baritone/tenor. All must be able to harmonize.
Rehearsals will be Sundays, 6:30pm-9:00pm and Monday -Thursday from 7:00pm-9:00pm
First rehearsal is Monday, December 13 (read/sing through) December 14-16 and 19 & 20 (music and possibly some dance) No rehearsals from December 21-January 2
Regularly scheduled rehearsals (see above) resume January 3rd
February 11th-13th and 18th-20th. Performances are 7:30 on Fridays and Saturdays, and 2:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.