Fort Salem Theater announces auditions for Grease on Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, with callbacks by invitation only on Wednesday, May 11. All roles listed are currently available and are open to actors of all ethnicities and gender identities.

Performers are asked to prepare approximately 1 minute of any Broadway or 1950’s style pop song. An accompanist will be provided. Singing from the show is welcome, but not required. Cold readings and a dance call will be offered at callbacks. Those unable to attend in-person auditions should submit a video to Kyle@FortSalem.com no later than Thursday, May 5th.

This is approximately a 7-week commitment only. Rehearsals will typically be Sundays from 6PM-10PM, Monday-Thursday from 7PM-10PM and occasional Saturday mornings, pending the availability of the cast and the needs of the show. A full calendar will be provided by the first rehearsal. Each actor will receive a minimum of two complimentary tickets. In celebration of Fort Salem Theater’s 50th Anniversary Season, actors who participate in 2022 productions will also received a free 12-month invitation to opening weekends for all MainStage productions. At this time, housing, travel & performance stipends are not available.

About the show:

With a hip-shaking rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits like “Summer Nights,” “Greased Lightnin’,” and “We Go Together,” Grease celebrates Rydell High’s class of 1959 in all their duck-tailed, bobby-soxed, gum-snapping glory. This production includes hits from the movie, used with special permission.

Book, Music, & Lyrics by:
Jim Jacobs and Warren CaseyDirected & Choreographed by: Kyle West
Co-Choreographed by: Susi Thomas
Music Directed by: John Norine Jr.Stage Managed by: TBD
Stage Managed by: Charles J.I. KrawczykAudition dates: Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, with callbacks will be by invitation only on Wednesday, May 11
Production dates: June 24-July 3, 2022 (possible 3rd weekend extension July 8-10)
First rehearsal: On or around May 15, 2022

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Characters:

DANNY ZUKO: Male identifying, High School Teen (Range: tenor, D4–B5) The leader of the Burger Palace Boys; good-looking, strong and confident, with an air of easy-going charm. Sings “Summer Nights,” “Alone at The Drive-In Movie,” and “You’re The One That I Want.”

SANDY DUMBROWSKI: Female identifying, High School Teen (Range: Soprano, A3–F#5) New girl in town; sweet, wholesome, naive, cute, and innocent. Sings “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Rydell Fight Song,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee (Reprise),” and “You’re The One that I Want.”

BETTY RIZZO: Female identifying, High School Teen (Range: Alto A3–C5) Leader of the Pink Ladies; tough, sarcastic and outspoken but vulnerable. Sings “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” and “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.”

FRENCHY: Female identifying, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3–D5) A dreamer; good-natured but not too smart, she is heavily made up, fussy about her appearance, particularly her hair. She can’t wait to finish high school so she can be a beautician.

MARTY: Female identifying, High School Teen (Range Alto, C4–C5) The ‘beauty’ of the Pink Ladies; pretty and looks older than the other girls, but betrays her real age when she opens her mouth. She tries to act sophisticated. Sings “Freddy My Love.”

JAN: Female identifying, High School Teen (Range: Alto, A3-C5) Funny, loud, compulsive eater of any size or shape and awkward member of the Pink Ladies. Loud and pushy with the girls, but shy with boys Sings “Mooning.”

DOODY: Male identifying, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The youngest of the guys; small, boyish and open, with a disarming smile and a hero-worshipping attitude towards the other guys. He also plays the guitar (preferred, but not required). Sings “”Those Magic Changes,” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Queen.”

KENICKIE: Male identifying, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, C4–F5) The second in command of the Burger Palace Boys; tough-looking, tattooed, surly and avoids any show of softness. He has an offbeat sense of humor. Sings “Greased Lightnin’.”

SONNY LATIERRI: Male identifying, High School Teen (Range: baritone, G3–A5) A member of the Burger Palace Boys; funny Italian-American, he is a braggart and wheeler-dealer who thinks he’s a real lady-killer.

ROGER: Male identifying, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, D4-A5) The anything-for-a-laugh stocky type of boy; a clown who enjoys winding people up, he is full of mischief and is always dreaming up half-baked schemes and ideas. Sings “”Mooning,” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Queen.”

VINCE FONTAINE: Male identifying, High School Teen (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A typical ‘teen audience’ disc jockey; slick, egotistical and fast-talking. He is also a veteran ‘Greaser.’ 

CHA-CHA, aka CHARLENE DIGREGORIO: Female identifying, High School Teen (Range: Alto, C4–C5) The best dancer at St. Bernadette’s; a loudmouth, she wins the dancing competition with Danny. 

EUGENE FLORCZYK: Male identifying, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, A3–E5) The class valedictorian; physically awkward, with weak eyes and a high-pitched voice. He’s a typical ‘apple-polisher’ – both smug and pompous, but gullible.

JOHNNY CASINO: Male identifying, High School Teen (Range: Tenor, G4-E5) All-American, rock-star “greaser” student at Rydell High. Sings “Born to Hand Jive.” May potentially double as Teen Angel.

MISS LYNCH: Female identifying, Age Flexible (Range: Ensemble/Part Flexible) A no-nonsense, serious, loud, English teacher 

PATTY SIMCOX: Female identifying, High School Teen(Range: Alto, D4-A4) A typical cheerleader; attractive, athletic, sure-of-herself, but can be given to bursts of disconcerting enthusiasm. She’s a bit of a pain and unpopular with the Pink Ladies, and can twirl a baton. 

TEEN ANGEL: Gender Identity & Age Very Flexible (Range: Tenor, E4–F5) Frenchy’s suave and slick guardian angel, who encourages her to stay in school. Sings “Beauty Schoo. Dropout.” May potentially double as Johnny Casino.

THE PINK LADIES: Ensemble (SATB) The club-jacketed, gum-chewing, hip-swinging girls’ gang who hang around with the Burger Palace Boys. 

THE BURGER PALACE BOYS: Ensemble (SATB) A super-cool, DA-haired, hard-looking group of high school wheeler-dealers… or so they think.

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