Breaking Up is Hard to Do

AUDITION DETAILS

Good Company Players’ Upcoming Musical Auditions

Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, CA

(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email at info@gcplayers.com)

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Book by Ben H. Winters & Erik Jackson

Music by Neil Sedaka Lyrics by Howard Greenfield & Cody Philip & Neil Sedaka

 Rehearsals Begin: Oct. 2, 2017 Performs: Nov. 16 – Jan. 14, 2018

Director: Steve Souza

 

Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of adventure and romance over one wild Labor Day weekend. They wind up singing back-up for the local teen idol as he auditions for American Bandstand. The nostalgia, music and laughter keep on rolling in this comedy as the cast belts out 18 of Neil Sedaka’s greatest hits, including “Sweet Sixteen”, “Where the Boys Are”, “Calendar Girl” and the title song — just for starters! Other songs include, “Stupid Cupid”, “Betty Grable”, “Oh! Carol”, “Next Door to An Angel”, “Laughter In the Rain”, “Stairway To Heaven”, and “Love Will Keep Us Together”.         Rated PG.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

MARGE GELMAN (Female, 18-30)  Sweet and lovely, but painfully introverted, Marge has just been jilted at the altar, but agrees, at her friend’s urging, that the two of them use the pre-paid honeymoon reservations, anyway. Should dance really well and have a great pop mix.

LOIS WARNER (Female, 18- 30)  A pretty, aspiring nightclub singer, Lois brings her best friend Marge from Brooklyn to Esther’s Paradise Resort Hotel in the Catskills to help her friend recover from being jilted at the altar – and not let the honeymoon reservation go to waste. Kind, sexy and not terribly bright, Lois tries to cheer her friend up by tricking the resort’s narcissistic headliner into dating her friend even though Lois is attracted to him herself. Should be a good dancer, with an alto/mezzo pop belt.

DEL DELMONACO (Male, 20-30)  An Elvis wannabe, Del is good-looking, self-absorbed, shallow, and willing to do anything to get ahead, including stealing his friend’s songs. He’s also kind of stupid. Tenor

GABE (Male, 20-30)  Geekish cabana boy who is smitten with Marge and secretly writes the songs for which his friend Del takes credit.

ESTHER (Female, 40+)   Sassy, widowed owner of Esther’s Paradise Resort Hotel.

HARVEY (Male, 40+) The resort’s well-worn stand-up comic and emcee. Secretly carries a torch for Esther.

ENSEMBLE The director may elect to cast a dance ensemble.

 

* We ask that auditionees for our musical productions complete all portions of the audition even though some roles are non-singing and/or non-dancing.

 

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